Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Brody's 2nd T-Ball Season {2016}

Brody enjoyed another year of t-ball this Spring, and I could really see him grow and mature in the sport as he hit the ball harder, ran faster, and was way more attentive in the field.  He was on the Holly Springs Rubberducks this year, and I didn't discover until late in the season that his team was named for the Triple A minor league Akron Rubberducks.  Coincidentally, they are the minor league affiliate for the major league Cleveland Indians, and Evan played on the Indians team this year.  We had another successful season of team sports in our family, and I suspect we have many more years of this busy sports life.  Evan is already signed up for his first season of tackle football this fall, and we are trying to decide whether Brody will play soccer or t-ball in the fall.  We usually do soccer, but he is just not a contact sport kind of boy.  He seems to get a lot more out of playing t-ball so we will see.  And of course one of my favorite parts of being a boy mom is watching my boys learn to play sports and taking lots of pictures.

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I can not believe how big he looks now on the ball field.  He was all ready to play his first game.  It was still a little chilly in April so he wanted to wear a long sleeve shirt under his jersey. 
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At first, he wanted to swing slow and carefully to make sure he contacted the ball so he wasn't hitting very hard, but after the first couple of games, he was swinging like a pro and making perfect contact with the first swing. 

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Very proud of himself on first base. 

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I love watching him run.  He has definitely gotten more confident since last year and is running much faster. 

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End of the game high fives and snacks are always a favorite. 

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He also did well in the field and was usually very attentive and ready for action.  He stopped some good ground balls.  

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Blowing Mom kisses and melting her heart!

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But yes, there was a little playing in the dirt action too.  And I love that high five action I caught between him and a teammate. 

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Of course, he had the cutest little cheering squad.  I love Mattox's cute faces.  "What was that call, ump?  Open your eyes!"

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Daddy giving him a hitting demonstration.  A close call at first, but he was safe. 

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Waving to Mom in the dugout. 

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Caught that perfect swing and hit!

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High fives for Dad!

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Yay for more snacks!

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Mattox's new ride really helped make games a lot easier.  He loves a car!

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Team trophy presentation after the last game.  They also got special rubberducks with their number on them. 

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And a final picture with the coaches.  Perfect ending to a great season!

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