Monday, June 27, 2011

The Magnificent Marlins

Last fall, when both of our boys' teams made it to the championship game, we told them to enjoy it because it will never happen again.  
Guess what?  It happened again.
It reminds me of the time I was in 6th grade and we were driving through Las Vegas.  My dad took my brother and I to a casino (We stood where kids were allowed to stand.  Please don't call CPS).  He wanted to teach us a lesson about gambling, about how you always lose.  Well, he won like $200.  I should have a gambling addiction, but I guess I was spared from the error of my father's teaching.

Anyway.

The Marlins were the underdogs.  We beat teams we shouldn't have in the tournament.  
We played together and played well.  This is one of the joys of little league.  It is always anyone's game.
After all, when you are 7 and 8, even the best of players make mistakes. 
We were the tournament champions!

Our wonderful coaching staff.  That guy on the left is pretty hot, I think.

The last time they will play together.

With the man who taught them all they know.

With the woman who made sure their uniforms were always clean and ready for the games.

He asked me to take this one.

His favorite part of the game.  Rounding the bases on the big boy field.

Thank goodness for bleach!

And that wraps it all up for Spring Ball 2011.  

But don't worry, lots of post season pictures to come.


8 comments:

Niki said...

Nice! I noticed the white shirt in the running picture, and was thinking how brave you are : ). You are one good mom and wife!

Kristen said...

congrats to your champs...way to go, boys!!

Summer Jones said...

I could read and look at your baseball pictures all day!! So adorable and glad you got in a few too!

TJ Wilson said...

way to go! can't decide if it's the coaching or the players... or that magic combo!

RAEddy said...

I love that Graham is holding up a number one in all of the pictures! thank you so much for doing this blog! I love keeping up with you guys!

Krista Sanders said...

Casino-- that’s a classic to be retold at all family reunions!! How have we never heard that?? Way to go Marlins!! It would have NEVER EVER happened without those clean uniforms!!

nikki said...

how had i never heard that classic rich bademan story??? read it 3 times and cracked up each time!! so glad that you guys won- couldn't have happened to a finer team!!

nikki said...

how had i never heard that classic rich bademan story??? read it 3 times and cracked up each time!! so glad that you guys won- couldn't have happened to a finer team!!