Monday, May 14, 2012
The Rockets was a fun team of boys, laid back and playing for pleasure. Sure, they were glad to win, but under their excellent coaches they kept a positive outlook each week. Their 8th grade leaders kept things level and upbeat. Whether an all-star or novice, each boy contributed to the whole team's success. I enjoyed watching the games mostly because Mr. T enjoyed playing every single game. While he's not the most effective defensive player, Mr. T brought energy to the dugout, too. His trademark move became pumping both fists in the air each time he'd get on base. Teammates and parents counted on watching him do it after a while. Saturday night they wrapped up their league tournament--they made it to the finals.
As evidenced by the scoreboard, the Rockets did pretty well. The crowd cheered, the mosquitoes stayed away, our team played a solid game without any errors. Mr. T even fielded a ball and threw a kid out at first base!