Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Ball!

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!


  1. Love this. My boy played baseball for many years too and was always a pitcher. A leftie pitcher. Going to his games was one of my favorite things to do and I miss them too.

  2. Well the team could have used your son last year for sure!! *lol* It ended up ok once all the injuries healed, they won Districts so it was a good season!

  3. I loved those afternoons in the bleachers, too, but my boys never took to the pitcher's mound. What a great memory -- hope you add a printout to your son's scrapbook.

    Thanks for sharing your baseball story.