Thursday, May 21, 2009

"We Are The Champions!"

*the title of this post is what Rylan was singing for the next few days*

Rylan's baseball team did very well this spring! Monday night was the "championship" game for the coach pitch teams...Rylan's team the Phillies made it and we played against the Padres. Rylan was so excited and so were we to have just made it to the championship game. The team had an extra practice to get ready and we arrived 2 hours early so they could get ready for the big game. The boys were so excited and so ready to win! They played awesome! The other team was pretty good too. It was a tough game, the "official" league people had to be called to settle a couple disputes between coaches and the refs. The whole game the score was always tied or one team up or down by only one point! Rylan played great, never struck out, made a few RBI's, and ran home himself a couple times. It was down to the very last inning and our team was hitting, the score was 18-18...the boys were in the dug out watching and cheering jumping on the fence...and it happened we got a run to make the score 19-18, and the referee called it a game! The Phillies won! It was so cool to watch the boys run out onto the filed cheering and hugging each other! All the families came out on the field and we took pictures and celebrated. They had a trophy ceremony and were awarded the big trophies. This is why the boys wanted to win the game was so they could all get a big trophy and not the small ones, lol! Rylan is already asking about when fall baseball will start again, and his coach wants him back on his team, yay! We really loved this team and our so glad we get to go back to it in the fall. Did I mention his coach is a former MLB player for the Phillies back in the early 90' cool is that?!? Here are some pics from our fun night...