So here on Cape Cod we are a little obsessive about our baseball. What can I - we have the Cape League Baseball League in our back yard and the Boston Red Sox only a short drive away. Well last night the best of Barnstable's little league players got together for the annual All-Star American vs. National Game. My son, Kyle was chosen as a pitcher. We're just a tad bit proud LOL!
He is a tiny little guy -- eleven years old and only 4'9" weighing about 68 pounds. None of the batters ever expect much out of him. Their mistake. It is always fun to watch their face when the ball goes whizzing my them. See he plays for the middle school as well and their pitching mound is a good twenty feet further back He has to throw hard to make that 60' distance. Shorten up that distance to 40', like last night, and he can do some damage.
Each pitcher gets to pitch only one inning (there are six innings total) Here he is on the mound at the bottom of the first. He sent all three batters packing! That's my boy! Scored the first run of the game as well -- hit a single then stole his way home. His team nick-named is Forest Gump at the beginning of the season and the chant Run Forest Run when ever he is on base.
Can you tell I am just a little bit proud???