Thursday, March 8, 2012

It's Time for Baseball!

Well, it's that time of year again. Corey's Junior High Baseball season began last week.  The first game was away, so I wasn't able to watch it.  But I was there for the first home game this week. He's in the 8th grade, so he's considered an upper classman this year. And I must say, I was taken aback at how grown up he's getting.  It hasn't really hit me yet that he will be in high school next year.

If you follow my posts, you know that Corey is active in every sport they offer in school. But baseball is his favorite.  He's played since he was 7 years old, when he made the All-Star team after the little league season.  His Dad got a tournament team together after that, and they travelled on the weekends to play. They did that for several summers. I have to say...they weren't very good. Wins were very few and far between. But they all learned a lot, and enjoyed getting to play and travel.  A couple of years ago, Corey joined a tournament team from a neighboring city. They were a much better team than our local one. But he really missed playing with his friends.

So now, he and his friends are junior high aged, and they are still playing together. They still have a long way to go, as far as skills go.  But I always enjoy watching them, no matter the score! I'm proud of Corey for always trying to be a leader on his team. And, of course, I think he's pretty awesome :)