Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A beautiful day for a ball game!

One of the highlights of this past weekend and our visit with Justin Kelly, was having a softball game and barbeque on Saturday with several families from our church. It was a serious game. Men and older boys only. The teams, players, and line ups were discussed, compared, rearranged, and discussed some more in hopes of designing the most even game possible. The ladies and children watched this spectacle of strength, skill and strategy, cheered on their men, took photos, played at the playground, got the food out, and, of course, sang "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch. The game was tied going into the bottom of the ninth inning. A good time was had - aside from sore muscles and various injuries - and a desire to do it again was expressed by all!

Just a small selection of pictures from the day...

Play Ball!

In the dugouts

Some of the fans visit with their favorite players

The Ump

Caroline enjoyed the flowers more than the game

Corrine heard that dinner is ready!

Food, glorious food!


Was it REALLY fair, or was it foul? No one will ever know for sure.

William with his Uncle Josh

Young friends


Justin Kelly said...

Definitely FOUL!

Justin Kelly said...

Also, you forgot to mention that the team who slaved over their lineup and postion placement for the better part of 3 days (i.e., my team) was rewarded with a walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth inning!

But, I agree, it was a great game and well played by both teams.

The VHS said...

Thanks Justin for saying who won. That is very important!

Erber Correspondent said...

I beg your pardons for omitting such vital information. I suppose that since I had brothers on both teams, who actually won was less important to me. :-)