My baseball days are over as a parent. My son, Cody, graduated from high school in May 2009. He came a long way from Little League to Varsity! The photo is a scan of a scrapbook page from Cody's graduation album.
He looks pretty good as a pitcher don't you agree? *lol* Well there is a funny story behind that...he never pitched until his senior year, he is not a pitcher! Cody played 2ND base in Little League then in high school played outfield. Before the season began in 2009, three of our senior players were out with injuries for at least the first half of the season. What's even worse...all three were pitchers! I'm not sure if the coach asked for volunteers or if Cody volunteered himself. Long story short is that at the opening game of his senior year my son stepped on the mound to pitch his first game ever as starting pitcher!
To say he was a little nervous was an understatement. To say I was a little nervous was an understatement for sure! I can't imagine what the coach was feeling! He held his own for a couple of innings, I don't remember the stats (I'm sure he wants to forget his stats!) but he took one for the team which is what it's all about!
I do miss the baseball games and looking through photos for this post brought back some great memories!