Saturday, April 30, 2011

A League of Their Own

Well, team 1003 had their first official game. It was a real nail-biter. Actually, there were no outs, no score, no winners, no losers. My idea of a good game. In typical Sara fashion, she redefined a "home run". In her world a home run is when you get to each base throughout the "inning". There was much playing in the sand and dandelion-picking. She was quite disappointed to realize that her games were not televised.

After only 2 practices, I was impressed with the girls' skill and team spirit. Some have played before but were patient with the beginners. They were very supportive and encouraging of one another. Only a couple dads seemed to be taking too seriously. It made me wonder if they had money riding on the game. I don't think they realized that the players cared more about their pink gloves and snack time than the actual game. The girls had a great time learning the basics of the game and cheering each other on.

After the game, Sara said she was happy they didn't keep score because no one lost and felt bad. I like that team spirit!

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