Baseball Season

March 6, 2018

The life struggle is real these days. Days are packed full. So many things need to get accomplished. Yet I get to the end of each day and it feels like nothing got done. Or at least all the stuff that was achieved, was all the stuff thats invisible. You know, the endless lists of ¬†tasks that only every gain any attention should they not get done. Like an empty fridge or cupboard suddenly being restocked with everyones favorite and varying foods and snacks. Its empty toothpaste, shampoo and shower gel bottles suddenly getting replaced with new ones. Toilet paper appearing where an empty roll once sat. Draws always (well mostly) kept full with freshly washed and folded laundry. Its the buying, wrapping and shipping of birthday gifts. Its remembering what after school activities are happening on which days and what needs to be prepared ahead of time. On and on, you get the picture. All of this happening around a day job too. And I’m not saying this cos I believe my day to be busier then anyone else’s. Not at all. I know we are all in this struggle of trying to get shit done, daily. I’m mostly sharing as a way to explain the extra long gaps between my blog posts of late. Life is the reason. Plain old exhausting life.

Anyway, enough of the first world problems. Lets talk about the return of baseball season. First practice started last week and I’m happy to report that most of the players from Keane’s team last year, are back again this season. So lots of fun reconnecting with everyone.

Pre-practice chat.

Time for the warm up.

Teammates David and Bryson.

Battling practice warm up.

Cullen not yet showing any consistent interest in playing baseball, but the coaches are awesome enough to let him jump in and out of some of the practice activities on the days he does feel like dabbling. This day he was happy to watch and play in the dirty.

This season the kids will be using the pitching machine. No more hitting the ball off a tee. Here Keane is getting ready to bat from the pitching machine for the first time.

Coaching tips from coach.

And the first ball is pitched.

Not to brag, but Keane hit the shit out of the ball. He hit 2 out of 4 pitched balls. A 50% success rate. Not bad for a rookie.

Next up, Bryson.

Bryson also gets a hit on the ball.

Back in the dirty, theres a shark invasion happening.

Next up, catching practice.

These two, sharing ball catching stories.

Cullen stretching. Getting warmed up for the post-practice playtime.

Post-practice Team talk, but Keane and Bryson seem busy with their own conversation.

Now we’re focused.

Cullen with some things to talk to Keane about.

Teammate David, asked me to take a photo of him with Keane & Cullen.

And now we’re just wild men, running wild.

When your brother goes down, you sit on him, obvi.

Non stop wrestling with these boys.

I have no idea whats on Cullen’s finger. But my imagination was jumping to the worst conclusions. Keane’s reaction is not one of repulsion. So maybe its not as bad as I think.

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