Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Here are some photos from Oliver's T-ball team party, which he attended in full uniform, of course. In the top shot he's throwing the ball; the bottom shot shows him with one of his coaches, Chad.
Oli threw himself into T-ball--checking research books and baseball-related novels out of the library and pestering his papa to surf around mlb.com. Each new bit of information he shared with glee at practice and did his best to implement on the field. Because of research he learned it was ok to leave your base/position to field the ball (as well as what the appropriate range is); learned to back up your team member who abandons position to retrieve the ball; and learned how to take a lead off the base as a baserunner (just for the record, there's no lead-off allowed in T-ball, so Oli had to be content to have his foot touch the edge of the bag). He arrived ready and excited for every practice and game, and he did whatever his coaches asked of him. So he did it again: he was nominated team player for the season!