Sunday, April 29, 2012

This Playoff Post is about Baseball and Youthful Exuberance

My son (far left) celebrates after his team's first tournament championship.

Sunday is my blogging day, but I don't have much to write about health and fitness today. I did squeeze in a good stairs workout yesterday and avoided eating out despite hectic schedule. But this weekend was a baseball weekend. We had three games today, and we had three yesterday. This is our life right now. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Saturday started with back-to-back Little League games, one for my nine year old, and one for my eleven year old. Then my nine year old headed to a local tournament. For the most part, he plays on this team in the summer, after Little League season, but this tournament happened to be in April. Thus a game Saturday night and three more today.

Long story short, my son's team won the tournament. They were heavy underdogs. In fact, they had already lost twice this year to the team they beat in the championship game. My son really grew through some pressure situations and I'm proud of him, and of all the boys.

My favorite part of watching the World Series is the replays of each fielder running in from their position after the final out to join the celebration. Another parent on the team captured this moment at the end of an eleven hour day of baseball in the photo above. Pure joy. Oh, to be a nine year old boy.


Bruce Gudmundson said...

Your boys will ever forget that you came and cheered them on. Way to be a great Dad!

Maybe you were too busy to get it all done as far as your fitness goals but it sounds like you controlled what you could and didn't use it as an excuse to throw in the towel. Nice!

Michele said...

Love the story of the underdogs! Those are the teams I am always cheering on. Congratulations to your son and his CHAMPIONSHIP team!!

I am guessing your laptop made it okay??

Alan (Pounds Off Playoff) said...

Yes, my laptop lived! I reformatted after a virus a year ago, and now this. It must have nine lives. Thanks for asking everybody!

Dr. Fat To Fit said...

AWESOME!!!!!!! So Happy for him and you!