Sunday, June 10, 2007
Pick-Off Attempts (or "Why I Had to Wash My Son's Baseball Uniform Twice Last Night")
We had a one o'clock game against the Tigers yesterday. It was a gorgeous almost-summer day, so I made sure to cover up in sunscreen.
This team has been the best, and one of the most fun teams he has been on in five years of little league.
They played terrifically yesterday-- great hitting and great defense. Adam is still working on his hitting, but got on base twice on walks, stole a base and scored two runs.
That wasn't what all the other parents noticed; what they noticed was how many times the other team tried to pick Adam off. It began to get comical-- they tried, by my best guess, 12-15 times. They were unsuccessful, of course-- he stayed on base to score his two runs. At least five times, though, he had to dive into the base to get back. Last night, he had more dirt on his uniform than I'd ever seen. There was even dirt under the waist of the pants.
We won the game 12-4.
And thank god for Shout and Oxiclean.
I had decided to videotape parts of a couple of games this season-- this was one of them. I put together a little montage of the pickoff attempts, his stolen base and his runs. The vid is a little long, about seven minutes.
Today's game was against the White Sox. We won 12-1 today. We're now 6-3.