Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Kellan's first ball game

Its official. We have a ball player in the house. Kellan is playing for the Durham Bulls this season and loving every minute of it. Here are some photos from his first game. I was trying not to be that obnoxious parent who gets in the way while snapping shots of their kid's sporting events, so most of the "in play" photos aren't fabulous, but you get the idea. That happy face says it all.

Funny side note -- we were sitting next to another boy's parents when it was revealed that there are two British dads on our team. Atticus and Kellan both have fathers who do not spend Saturdays in the backyard playing baseball. And they call soccer "football". If that's not a handicap, I don't know what is.

Kellan's first at bat. The coach is having a little conference about the misunderstanding that comes with Kellan being right handed, but batting left handed. Don't ask me how that happened.

And, he's off! Running to first base. Or, "first plate" as he calls it. I blame the father.

This one is funny. Notice the team mate running into second base. Notice Kellan still standing on second base. We have some work to do yet.

Kellan enjoyed playing out in the field. The only problem was that when he was assigned to a base, he would go and stand on the base at each play so that the opposing team's runner couldn't actually get there! And when they did arrive at the base, they would more often than not receive a big hug from Kellan.

Way to hustle for that ball!

You can't really see Kel back there on the bench, but I thought it was cute to have a photo of the team lined up in the dugout.

Kel and buddy Maddox, a school pal who was playing for the opposing team.

At the end of the game, the teams did the traditional "high five" walk and congratulated each other. Followed up by juice boxes and chocolate bars. It was a really fun night. To be repeated again -- tomorrow!

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