Saturday was the first game of a new season of ball for Isaac. It's his first year on a new team with a new set of caches and teammates. It was also the first game on a brand spanking new field. There were several games scheduled but Isaac's team was in the first game. They brought out three men who were instrumental in the early years of local Little League and Babe Ruth baseball to throw out the ceremonial first pitches on the new field. Since Isaac was to be the starting catcher for his team he was sent out to catch one of the pitches. He's the one in the red shirt.
We wondered how he'd do in his first game on a big field as opposed to the smaller Little League ones but he had no problems getting the ball wherever it needed to be. His team seemed to have some good camaraderie, which was also really nice to see. Hopefully, that will continue throughout the season and there aren't any terrible egos on the team. Oh, and they were all glad to find out they weren't the team sponsored by a local day spa. It was generally agreed that no one envies the group of 13-15 year olds walking around with hats and shirts touting the best place to get a facial and mani-pedi. At least those poor guys didn't have to wear pink.
Isaac walked twice when the pitcher hit him during his first two at bats. Another batter brought him in so he got the fun of making the first run of the season for his team. He struck out his next time up. Finally, he connected with the ball and hit a triple bringing in two other runners.