Apr 4, 2009

Joe's first ballgame

 

Highlights:

Playing 2nd base, a ball is hit right to Joe. Instead of using his glove, he attempts to use his hand to catch the ball. It goes by him. He runs after it and picks it up. He then proceeds to run with the baseball to the home plate umpire. Meanwhile the other team is running the bases around him. None of the players understood the significance of this.

 

While playing an inning at left field, Joe found himself frustrated that no balls came to him. In the bottom of that inning, he finds himself as a baserunner, standing at second base. The batter hits a ball to left field. Instead of running to third, he runs out to get the ball. None of the players understood the significance of this.

 

They don't keep score in this league. Games are just for fun. While I am philosophically opposed to this idea for reasons we've all heard, today I learned that, as a practical matter, keeping score is pointless. none of the kids know how to catch. only a few know how to throw. outs would only occur by the means of sheer luck. the vast majority of kids lack even a basic understanding of the rules of baseball.

 

but at least they look good in their uniforms..

 

A bunch more pictures (taken with my brand new camera!) here: http://picasaweb.google.com/pizzapizza/20090404