Megamom assured me all week that God loves baseball so the weather would be better than the weather report predicted. Well, God may love baseball, but he doesn't mind if the fans get a bit wet. It poured through all but about 2 minutes of the opening ceremony and a lot of the actual games. The problem with it raining early is that everything... the bleachers, the grass, everyone's clothes stayed wet throughout the day. Then the wind picked up and sent a nice chill through the whole area. The sun peeked every once in awhile, mainly to remind everyone how cold we all actually felt. I sat on the bleachers for quite awhile and then switched to Dad B's lawn chair... the result was a frozen butt. Seriously, I do not get cold often, but geez, how do all those parents watch games and still have any feeling in their posterior?!!
ok... the baseball. It was a good day. Opening ceremony started at 9. All the kids came onto the field and parents cheered. Kids got awards for fund-raisers and people were thanked. The national anthem and little league motto was read. Kids ran around from umbrella to umbrella and all had fun. There was a moon bouncer and concessions and it felt like spring really had sprung. The first pitch was thrown by a boy that had been in a serious accident and was doing well in rehab. It all went well.
The boys did great. Dill's team won their game 15-3. He played center field and struck out twice but he was hustling and tried his best. Pete looked excellent on second base. His team lost 3-8 but he tried hard. Both boys lived up to the Little League Motto. I was very proud.
American Little League Motto: "I TRUST IN GOD I LOVE MY COUNTRY AND WILL RESPECT ITS LAWS I WILL PLAY FAIR AND TRY STRIVE TO WIN BUT WIN OR LOSE I WILL ALWAYS DO MY BEST"