The Evil Dictator had a baseball game this morning at 8:30. His Senior League Red Sox played the Senior League White Sox at Welles Park in Chicago. Here are a few pictures.
It's funny to watch the various boys, and what they do on deck. Some guys go outside and swing a bat or two bats. Adam just goes up and calmly waits his turn.
It's interesting to me to watch how my son experiments with stance with each at-bat.
This at-bat, which was actually his last, he hit it with a solid connection. It was fielded and he was thrown out at first.
While he loves to play second base, and has actually played first base a few times this season, Adam is generally put out in right field because he's got the best arm on the team-- as I've mentioned before, he can get the baseball in to the catcher on a fly to right without having to hit a cut-off man.
The kids in the Senior League are all seventh and eighth graders, so there is probably the most variation in size in the guys of all the levels. This picture of the bench shows that.
In his second at-bat, Adam got on first on a walk. He promptly stole second base. Here he takes a healthy lead-off.
Bolting For Third
With two outs, a batter after him hit a fly toward center, so he sprinted for third base. Unfortunately the ball was caught, ending the inning.
At the end of every game, the guys walk past one another, proclaiming to the members of the opposite team "Good game!" This practice of good sportsmanship is one of the things I like about the little league games.
Every game, win or lose, there's a meeting at the end of the game, where the coach hands out congratulations and/or suggestions for improvements. Today it was all congratulations; the Red Sox' good hitting and aggressive baserunning led them to a 9-3 victory today. Their record is now 6-3.