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Okay, NOW it’s over

July 15, 2008

The 2008 SSBA coach-pitch Florida Marlins baseball season has come to an end. Officially, this time.

Ian’s Marlins played their consolation game last night against the Tampa Bay {Devil} Rays, a team they hadn’t played before. The Marlins wound up only having seven players last night, and the {Devil} Rays had only eight, but alas, the {Devil} Rays prevailed and won the game 18-15 and took third place in the tournament, giving the Marlins fourth place in what wound up being a strong tournament showing.

Ian did very well again. He got on base six times, scored 2 or 3 times, and was really hustling on the base paths. There was one time that he was on first and the batter hit the ball past the outfielders. I hollered “GO TO THIRD, IAN, GO TO THIRD!!” and not only did he not slow down to look at the ball, he kicked in another gear I didn’t know he had. I stood there for a few seconds, mouth agape, taking in what I saw. I told him after the game it was like he had a rocket strapped to his back. I know you had to be there for the full effect, but he really did turn it on.

And Laura hit the ball again!! True, she grounded out to the pitcher, but that’s not the point. She hit the ball. It was friggin’ awesome.

Then at the end of the game, Gene had medals for all the kids. It was cool. They all said, “whoooaaaaaaa!!!” when he handed them out. Hey, they deserved it. I thought it was a good year- could have been better W-L wise, but it was a good year and I am happy to have been a part of it.

Look at it this way: there’ll be no more posts about baseball games for a while. Well, at least not kids’ baseball games, anyway. The MLB All-Star Game is tonight; I’m sure I can at LEAST find something to write about in reference to the biggest waste of three days in the pro baseball season. “This time it counts”… what a crock.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2008 12:16 am

    The All Star game rocked. 15 innings! whoo hooo.

    Plays at the plate, teams wiggling out of bases loaded jams,

    AL wins again

    A Red Sox as MVP in Yankee Stadium.

    Good stuff!

  2. Johann permalink
    July 16, 2008 9:46 am

    I can’t say it “rocked”, but it was a good game, although there were a few really bad calls, especially the play at the plate on Navarro. It was very clear that he slid in under the tag, just like Albert Pujols did at second earlier in the game. But oh well. I still don’t believe instant replay is a good thing.

    The biggest problem with last night’s game was that it was in New York (YankMe Stadium, specifically).

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