Friday, April 23, 2010

Take me out to the ball game

At the Barons game, originally uploaded by MCuthbert.

Misty and I took the girls to see a baseball game today. It was the Birmingham Barons vs. the Jacksonville Suns.

Emily's school was supposedly having a group meetup there, but we couldn't find a group. We saw her teacher, Ms. Veitch, outside the stadium, and one other kid Emily knew in the stands, but I guess everyone just sat wherever they wanted.

I was surprised at how complicated baseball seems when you find yourself trying to explain it to a 6-year-old.

Me: "If he hits the ball, but it goes backwards, that's called a 'foul,' and it also counts as a 'strike,' but only the first two times -- if he already has two strikes, more fouls are OK, but if he swings and misses, that'll be a strike, and he'll be 'out'."

Emily: "Huh?"

The game lasted only 3½ innings before it got called for rain -- which was about perfect for the girls' attention span, anyway.

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