Thursday, September 17, 2009

Manchester Baseball

Last weekend Jackie and I took a trip down to Manchester to watch Ben and Cody in their first pre-season, inter-squad baseball game.

It was a BEAUTIFUL afternoon to enjoy the games and we saw baseball played at the College level for the first time. Wow, what a difference! So much hustle! At one point the player at first ran for a foul ball, hit the fence face first, went off the field for 5 stitches and then returned later to reenter the game!

Ben played for the Gold team and Cody played for the Black team. Both played third base ,which is Ben’s position, but a new position for Cody. It looked kind of strange seeing him standing at third!

During the third game they brought Cody in to pitch for a couple of innings. And who is the first batter he faced? Ben! What are the odds? Cody did great, he threw between 84 and 85 mph. Ben, however, is used to facing Cody and managed a base hit. It was so much fun seeing them both up at the same time , Jackie and I had our cameras flashing away!

After the game we had just a few minutes to visit in the parking lot before they headed out to ice their arms and go to dinner. It was good to see them. Gosh, are they missed…….