Chronicles of a Quilter, Crafter, Reader, and Traveler
Thursday, May 27, 2010
A Sports-filled Week in Michigan!
We planned our trip to Michigan to coincide with what we hoped were two of Malcolm's baseball games, some practices of Dawson, and two soccer games. One practice worked out for us to see, and it was fun to see Dawson batting, running, catching, etc. One of Malcolm's Little League games was rained out, but the next one made up for it! They won the game handedly, and Malcolm contributed with hits, runs, and by pitching two innings. In the first picture above Malcolm has just hit the ball and is about to take off for 1st base. What I particularly love about this picture--please click to enlarge it!--is Dawson standing at the front of the dugout in the background, in navy, watching from a position of privilege as son of the coach and brother of one of the Scorpions.
After getting to 1st, stealing the next two bases, Malcolm then ran in for his first score. Clicking on this 2nd photo, you'll be able to see his happy face!
Particularly fun, too, was seeing Malcolm pitch.Malcolm was (to admittedly very prejudiced grandparents' eyes) the best pitcher on either team. Watching him take the wind-up is especially fun.
Even more fun--and I didn't capture this in a picture--is that Malcolm imitates the pros he sees on TV. Before pitching, he leans forward and looks hard at the catcher, as if waiting for his signal. Then he nods sagely and begins his wind-up. He was the only boy to enact this savvy charade, and it cracked up grandparents and mother watching from the sideline! I can't resist one more picture, simply because though I am hardly a professional sports photographer, I really like the composition of this photo, with Malcolm sliding in to home and the umpire signalling "Safe"!