Friday, June 08, 2012

Summertime Activities

As busy as we are this time of year, we always take time to watch the grandkids play ball. At least the ones who live near by. This is one place you'll find Marilyn and I on many nights in June. Well, this, and ball fields all across Northeast Nebraska. Off in the distance you'll see another field where our grandaughter Casey plays some of her softball games.
The top pic is of Colton hitting a ball down the first base side of the field for a single. If you look closely you'll see the ball after he hit it. It's the white blur over the plate.


Colton won't be 14 until late July but he is a big kid. I measured him in his barefeet last week and he stands exactly 6' 1". The bottom pic is of Colton trotting to 2nd base after the next batter was given a walk. He's a good hitter and hasn't failed to put the ball in play yet this season.
Oh yeah, the pictures were taken thru a chain link fence so I couldn't yell while taking the photos. I was afraid I might 'strain' my voice.

12 comments:

Granny Annie said...

A fourteen year old at 6'1"! Do they accuse the team of recruiting outside the age limit? Nothing better than routing for the grand-children's sports teams. "Strain your voice"...I get it. We have often strained our voices through a fence or two.

TARYTERRE said...

GREAT photos. I played baseball with the best of them when I was a kid.my only problem was trying to understand wjynthe girls were reduced to softball instead. Both great games, though. ENJOY every moment.

Ralph said...

Strain your voice - that pretty funny. It's pretty evident Colton likes to play.
Ralph

Lanny said...

Bwahahahah. Strain your voice! Good thing you didn't what if the big chunks bounced back?!

Rachel said...

Colton has grown up quite a bit since I was there for Blogstock! You'll have to show us a photo of Casey so we can see how much she has grown. Baseball is fun and I'm glad he enjoys it and brings his grandparents much entertainment! Also the occasional sore throat from yelling!

Debbie said...

Three of our grandyoungins were playing in a tournament about 40 minutes away so Ken & I got to watch three games back to back to back! What fun!

Peter said...

Finally getting around to reading some blogs (I'm not used to being busy anymore) great post Cliff.
Will get back into the routine soon.

Jim said...

You are a lucky guy, Cliff. Also his talents run in the family, don't they? If one of you kids lacked athletic ability I don't know which one it would be.

Watch them while you can, soon they will be 'past' that.

Oh yes, I suppose a small town ref would be your friend and wouldn't throw you out of the park if you did yell!
Enjoy!!!
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Cliff said...

Jim, I've been pretty quiet at all of these games. The occasional clap is about it.

EV said...

6-1, cowabunga! Summer nights and baseball, that's about as good as it gets.

Lee said...

You'll just have to get yourself a loud hailer, Cliff!

Lee said...

Btw, Cliff...don't be talked into changing your blog's format. Somehow or other my format changed with or without my help or agreement; now I've lost my list of blogger pals!! Grrrrr! And I don't know how to get them back to show up on my blog. Previously, there was a list of site names to the right of my screen, but it's disappeared into the cyber yonder...and I have no idea how to get it back!