Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Allstars

Lucas has been spending his summer so far playing allstars for baseball. It's been tiring and hot - did I say it's been HOT??? We've had temps in the mid 90s for about 2 weeks now with no break in sight. In fact it's supposed to be in the upper 90s at the end of this week.



It's always so funny to see the ball his his glove and the dirt come off - that's one dirty glove - I think he must store dirt in there at night or something.

We've played one tournament already and let's just say we didn't fair so well at that one. For some reason it seems as if the excitement and hustle is just missing from the team this year. We practice 7 days a week though we have taken a couple of days off here and there - they have it at practice. They are excited and they look awesome on the field - then when we get to the game it looks as though we just picked people up off the side of the road to play. Hopefully they have just been saving it all up for the real tournament this weekend.  Maybe I'm comparing it with last year when the team was always up and cheering as were the fans and everyone was into the game and hustling along whether it was 70 or 90 degrees outside. It's been totally different this year . We have another tournament this weekend which will determine if they play again or if they are done. See we play subdistrict this weekend and in order to go to district we have to finish in the top two. Hopefully these kids will come alive for the weekend!!

 I love this picture - when he gets up to bat and there's already 2 outs he warms up with the bottom half of his equipment on just in case - I think he looks so cute that way :)

Of course during all of this heat Lucas is behind the plate with all the extra equipment on too - I'm sure that doesn't add to the heat at all now does it?!

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7 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

He really does look like a natural behind the plate. So cute. That is his sport...I can tell from the pictures. I hope they do well. Great shots too. Yes...baseball is dirty.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

It has been SUPER hot here too! 90's for the past few weeks! I hope the team does well at their next tournament!

Vicky said...

So cute to see him looking so mature in all that gear! My husband who played baseball in college is now coaching my son's teams. But we have had so much rain, we even played through the rain one night just to get in a couple of games. I don't relish your heat, but the absence of rain and storms would be nice! Go Lucas!

Stacy said...

It has been so hot! I couldn't imagine having all that equipment on in this heat. Good luck on the rest of the games!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh..playing in the 90's??? Is it humid there too?

I know when it gets above 80 here, I start to complain..lol.

Laura said...

That last picture is great...he looks like a pro! :) It has been hot here too, I love it! The humidity though, not so much!
Hope you are doing well!!

McCrakensx4 said...

Yea that heat is not fun! No sports right now, but football will be starting in about 6 weeks and it will be blazing HOT here! sigh...what a great picture you captured of his catch and dust!