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A day at the Braves


What a great (and long) day!  We left the house for a 1:30 Braves game at 10:40 and got home around 6:40.  We basically did everything you can at the game.  Toon town apparently isn’t around anymore (it was replaced by a Taco Mac) so that was a no go.  We did speed pitching, hitting, and running the bases.  Oh, lots of junk food too.

We started at the speed pitching.  Henry didn’t register on the radar gun, but his form was top notch.  Oscar was in the high 30s-low 40s and Michael topped out at 49.  Of course, he said he wasn’t loose or he would have been throwing much harder.  Excuses, excuses!

We moved on to hitting and Michael thought he was too cool to hit Wiffle balls, but he should have watched Oscar.  He was stroking the ball right up the middle.  Not bad for a guy that hasn’t played baseball in two years.



Henry had the crowd cheering for him.  He was so serious!


After hitting, we made it out to left field for BP.  Michael made me, and everyone else in the crowd, so proud.  A woman a few minutes earlier had caught a ball intended for a little boy and didn’t give it to the kid.  Needless to say, she heard it from the fans.  The next ball was thrown Michael’s way, but instead of keeping it, he gave it to the boy that lost out earlier.

The crowd praised and cheered for Michael and were all yelling at Brandon Beachy to give the next ball to Michael, which he did.  But then Michael gave it to Henry and totally made his day.
We had great seats for the game in section 106.  It was hot as heck and the chairs burned when you sat on them, but the shade rolled in around the 6th inning, the breeze picked up a bit, and it was absolutely beautiful!
We finished the day off with the boys running the bases.  This was all Henry talked about all day.  Every single inning he would ask if it was time yet.  As you can see from this video, he was motoring around the bases, but the funniest part was the spill that Michael took at 2nd base.  Check it out.



The ride home for Henry was pretty short.  I think he was asleep by the time we got out of the parking lot.  I must say, this has been one of my favorite days with the boys.  I can’t wait to do it again.

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