Friday, August 20, 2010

One Week Ago...

...we spent our weekend on the ball field. For those of you who don't know, we spend many many nights/weekends on the ball field. From April through September. #1 plays league night on a team made up of local law eforcement officers. These same guys travel and play police league tournaments (VA Beach, Dayton Ohio, Sterling Heights Michigan, Cincinnati Ohio, and Las Vegas. He also plays on our church's team.
The kids have team shirts, although Snug grew out of his this season and it already fits Monkey Man! Next summer I'll have to get them the same size.
Snug has an entourage of player's wives who feed, play with, and carry him at his whim. #1 has been with this team since Snug was seven months old, so he thinks he is the team mascot.

This past weekend's tournament is to honor fallen police officers. The tournament starts off with a flag ceremony and they read the names of fallen officers tied to teams present. They either are related to someone playing or from a state represented by a team (example we are from Ohio so any Ohio officers).

It is a pretty emotional time for some of these guys, and for us, the wives. You never want to be the family that is out there throwing the first pitch to start the tournament. But there is always the chance that next year, you will be.

1 comment:

CM said...

That gave me true. What a nice way to pay respect.