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June 23, 2008

After more than a month of heartbreaking losses (some not heartbreaking so much as brutal), our boys and girls on the Marlins finally got to celebrate a victory Saturday after beating the Tigers 19-14. It took all 6 innings to do so, as the Tigers tied it up in the top of the 6th, but we prevailed- for only the third time this season. I swear, it was everything I could do not to do a cartwheel when the winning run came across the plate, especially since Ian knocked it in. The entire team did very well today. Great hitting, really good fielding, other than that last inning, and everything just seemed to “click” for the most part.

Ian got on three times and scored twice. Yet again, he absolutely knocked the bejeezus out of the ball again. He hit two balls over the second baseman’s head. On one of them, he got a little cocky and started heading toward second- as the ball was coming back in. So I’m screaming “GO BACK! GO BACK!!!!” and he finally heads back to first. Attitude was pretty decent again- he had a small meltdown in the top of the 6th when the Tigers scored their runs- that was the most they’d scored all game- but I told him and everyone that they just need to shake the bats. And that they did.

Even my little buddy Laura got a hit Saturday. She tries so hard to hit the ball and just can’t seem to do it. It’s to the point where the other team’s fans and coaches root for her to hit the ball. She finally got on base Saturday and did the arms up in the air thing. The very next batter, she was forced out at second, but still had the biggest smile on her face. It was all I could do not to pick her up and hug her as she was running off the field.

We have really, really good kids on our team; they just can’t seem to win very often. Saturday’s game was a huge, HUGE boost for them.

Oh, and Happy Birthday to Dawn, my lovely bride of ten years, who turns 35 today.  Still just a pup- not the old fart that I am.

I also need to mention a sad note- the passing of one of the greatest comedians ever, George Carlin.  He died last night in Santa Monica, CA.  He will definitely be missed.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 24, 2008 9:30 am

    Brave Man mentioning your wife’s age… Kids sports can be heartbreaking, but in the end it is good to win and lose.

    BTW I added your banner to my blog roll…

  2. Johann permalink
    June 24, 2008 9:45 am

    Hey, age is just a number. I just don’t see why people get so uptight about admitting how old they are. Besides, she hasn’t yelled at me for it. Yet…

    I agree with you. Other than two or maybe three games, Ian’s team has really played well. Only problem is, most days, the other team was simply a little bit better. I try to stress that who wins and who loses isn’t the most important thing, but they really needed that win for a little boost of confidence.

    And thanks for adding my banner!! I appreciate it! 🙂

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