Going to Rice baseball games is something that we enjoy as a family. There is something different that we all enjoy about attending the games. Elena, of course, fusses the most, but she does have her favorite player. We actually met him in February and she was beyond happy he signed a ball for her. So, don't let her fool you....she does like some things about baseball despite all the protesting.
|Elena with her Connor Teykl signed ball|
|Samuel and legendary coach Wayne Graham|
|Samuel is that tiny person out there waiting to field a ball...taken from the Rice dugout|
This is the first year that Samuel has his last name on a jersey. Being totally honest, I am pretty sure my heart did a flip flop when I saw him in that jersey at the first game. I was so proud for him and me as his momma! There is just something so exciting about people cheering for you and I am so glad he can experience that at such a young age!
|Samuel and his best buddy on the team|
Despite not being a very baseball skilled group, Samuel really enjoys being with his teammates. It is good group of boys who try. At age 8, it is just fun to watch the skills and knowledge of the game develop and grow. And it happens at every game so that is awesome. Of course, I think I have the best stud on the team!!! Right now he plays first base and the pitcher position. It is still coach pitch at 8U so pitcher is an actual position. He would prefer third, but he plays anywhere happily during the game. He complains after which is sometimes funny! I actually think he is beginning to really like any infield position.
This was the Game Changer app generated headline following Samuel's last game. Yep, I'm bragging because I was super proud of Samuel. He played a solid game and was a good teammate!
We've got months of baseball to watch and I can't wait!!!! Let's go Cardinals and Owls!!!