Thursday, June 14, 2012

Our Baseball Star

Thing 2 is about to wrap up his second baseball season. Last year the coaches (and by coaches, I mean mostly I) pitched to the team and it was a decidedly relaxed season--no real scores or standings, just fun. It was a great way for him to spend his first season in organized baseball.

This year has been a bit different, but still great. He is now one of the youngest players on the team, and most of his teammates played together on this same team last year. They are mostly older and now the stakes are higher. They keep score carefully. They keep track of wins and losses. And at the end of the year there are standings, first through last. His coaches keep it fun, though. Watching some of the other coaches around the league makes us very glad that he is on the team that he is.

It's been a challenging season for Thing 2, but very good. He was sick for almost 2 weeks just prior to our trip down south, which also meant he missed a lot of games early on. Since being home he has been working really hard and his coaches have worked really well with him. Last week he had his best game yet. He had 2 hits, a walk, 2 stolen bases, and even scored a run. He was ecstatic. You can always tell because he does this little skip-and-a-hop before getting to the base when he's especially pleased. There was a lot of skipping and hopping. In fact, he did so well that his coach awarded him the game ball. It made his night for sure.

The Little Hero with His Prize
His team ended the season in first place and tonight the tournament begins. Wish him luck!

12 comments:

Boquinha said...

The tournament has begun and they've already won big! Everyone jumped up and cheered - so exciting!! And this is coming from someone who doesn't usually get into sports. This is fun - I'm loving it! So proud of Thing 2 - way to go, buddy!

Zelia said...

Maxim you're the man. Congratulations. Vavo is very proud of you.

Jimmy said...

Luck wished! (Sounds like he works hard enough that he doesn't have to rely on luck.)

Dave said...

Good luck, although I think I'm a day late. Baseball is awesome.

jim said...

Brains, wit , looks ,musical talent and now an athlete, what's next. That our man !,,

Dr. Mark said...

Great news. His team has won their first two games and play for the championship next Wednesday. Tonight he walked and scored a run so it was a good night.

Boquinha said...

They won AGAIN!! This is so exciting!! I can't believe how much I'm getting into this. Go team! :)

J Fo said...

Most importantly, does he stand with his hands on his hips with one hip cocked slightly? I'm pretty sure it's genetic with the Foleys. This is Greg by the way.

Dr. Mark said...

Greg, he has his own stance out in the field. No hip cock to speak of.

Emily Foley said...

Wow, so exciting! Poor Isaac is on a machine pitch team and he struck out sooo many times. But the past few games he has been getting hits and it's so exciting! Good luck maxim!

Boquinha said...

Yeah, he's been nervous about getting hit by the ball, but once he got some hits, he was obviously more confident.

They didn't win the championship game, but they got 2nd place trophies and one of the kids on the team has a sweet grandmother (who has been at every game) who took everyone out for ice cream at Dairy Queen afterward. It was really nice and the coaches were awesome.

Dave Johnson said...

Congrats, Maxim!