Garrett Morris' line from SNL. We love it! We also love Yogi Berra's, "I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house." and "Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets." Well, our grandson, Sam, was out of the house last night. His mother, father, sister and grandparents were off the streets! His team didn't win but they did play well (or is it good?) Any English majors who read this, let me know. We enjoyed watching Sam in the outfield and at bat...he's a good solid hitter. Once in awhile he pitches. Saturday we will go to another game and then probably the All Star game. Again, what's this have to do with the Civil War you might ask? Did you know that even while they were fighting they played baseball at Ft. Pulaski in Savannah? Here's a photo of a sign we took to show the team.
Abner Doubleday was a Union General and he never claimed to have invented baseball. He did fire the first shot from Ft. Sumter in Charleston. He also claimed to have been born in Ballston Spa, NY...which is where we had dinner (Spa Brauhaus) with our daughter and her friend tonight. We have had two wonderful evenings together with our family and more to come.
|Our Grandson, Sam, at bat with no one on base. Score 11/11.|
|Our Granddaughter, Megan, anticipating Sam's winning hit...Sam's team wins!|