Little League Opening Day

Little League is a big deal in our community.  The  big fundraiser for the organization is the Opening Day Picnic and Ceremony.  Wildman is just old enough to play t-ball this season.  He’s on the Marlins of Indian Harbour Beach (not our city because he’s not 5 yet…) and is super excited to play!  J and Wildman have been hitting the ball around the yard lately in preparation for his first game.

On Saturday morning I woke up at 5:20 AM to get ready to run the Stingray Shuffle 3K at the zoo.  The run started at 7:30 AM but packet pick up began at 6:15 AM.  So, Steph and I were zoo bound in the cold, dark morning.  It took us less than 20 minutes to complete the race.  We were back home by 8:30 AM.  Plenty of time to make it to Opening Day at 10:00 AM.

One of the best things about Opening Day for Wildman and his cousins was the Sno-cones.  Cutie Pie wanted nothing to do with them.

Here’s number 8 waiting to run out on the field.  I love this photo.

When the announcer called Wildman’s team, all 8 of the players ran out onto the field with their coaches.  So cute!!!

All of the other teams were called out to the field and the first pitch was thrown.

They removed their hats and sang the National Anthem.  Wildman is on the far right front of his team in this photo.

It was such a fun morning!  Wildman is very excited for his first game next week.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bethany actually
    Mar 08, 2009 @ 16:06:18

    Classic rite of passage! What fun. 🙂


  2. Angela
    Mar 08, 2009 @ 17:01:22

    We should be having our baseball opening ceremony here soon also. It is usually about the same as yours except they have an opening parade where each team gets together behind a bunch of firetrucks and old time cars and march to the opening ceremony field. It sure gets Landon excited about baseball! Hope you have a great season!


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