Thursday, April 16, 2009

The "Little" Boys of Summer


"Throw it like a baseball player", said Coach. 

Around here, you just can't start playing baseball soon enough.  If you're too young and don't yet have the motor skills to hit a moving ball , not a  problem!!!  That's why someone ( an overzealous daddy no doubt) invented tee ball.  I pass this field every day when I walk. Yesterday the little guys had their new hats and shirts on for practice.  I grabbed my camera out of the car and tried to get a few shots.  I had to laugh at the seriousness of the daddy/coaches. They mean business,  but the players??  Well as we like to say, it's pretty much like "organizing earthworms".  Attention spans were very, very short and there seemed to be a lot of  just having fun and being goofy little boys  going on.  When you're five and six, isn't that what you should be doing?  ABSOLUTELY!


Time out to get to know your new teammate!  Everyone else is more or less,  
sort of, maybe,  paying attention! :)

16 comments:

Dusty Lens said...

Future World Series contenders. And we saw them here first!

Olivier said...

Il faut garder ces photos, un jour tu te rendras compte que tu as photographié des futures stars..très belle la première photo, le mouvement, l'enfant, et que le jeux.
tu connais tes dates pour le mois de juin sur Paris.
We must keep these photos, one day you realize that you have photographed future stars .. very beautiful the first picture, the movement, the child, and the games.
you know your dates for the month of June in Paris.

Juergen Kuehn said...

Beautiful snap shots, Virginia.
It's a fascinating sight of this young boys. But most importantly is that Nintentos Game Boy has not a chance against realistic playing.

James said...

Reminds me of the kids in my neighborhood we lived next to Angel stadium and all had Angels ball caps. We loved playing baseball and football. The good old days before video games.

valeria said...

Lovely insight of everyday life, Virginia. They seem to be having a good time, they're just so sweet!

Bibi said...

It's the same little boy thing here, but for soccer. YOu see dads holding up toddlers by both arms, veering them in the direction of a soccer ball to kick.

alice said...

Babies champions for sure! And these red caps...great for photos!

JM said...

Such cute little guys! :-) Wonderful pics, V.!

Ken Mac said...

wish I was 8 again! Thanks for your recent comments on my blog V. I'm back on track!

PJ said...

Cute little fellers. No girls allowed? Yes, the parents take it very seriously! Too seriously. the first year my son was playing t-ball we looked to the outfield to see him laying down making a "dirt angel". The kids didn't care whether they won or lost but the parents wanted to win and their child to be the star. I'm so glad that's over!

Congratulations on your 300th post, mon ami, just 65 more left to go!

altadenahiker said...

PJ, is that the meaning behind "Angels in the Outfield?" I'm with Ken Mac -- I loved playing baseball.

Thérèse said...

"Miniature Team"
I always have a hard time with baseball sitting for so long...

Babooshka said...

These are really cute. Love the bending down boy. Watch your inbox this weekend. French image may just magically appear.

Marie-Noyale said...

"We are there to play and have fun".
The kids got the message may be not the Dads!!!

Maya said...

Cute! And, yes, that is what kids this age should be doing!

Virginia said...

B,
I welcome all French images. Merci

M-N,
I agree with that for sure!

PJ,
I love the idea of a "Dirt Angel". How great.

KM, Yes, you are back on track. No more NYC glitz, your heart lies in the grunge and dilapidated neighborhoods that are endangered species . SHOW US!