Monday, June 29, 2009

Baseball in Triple Digit Temperatures

It is hot. I mean really hot. Triple digit temperatures for the last six days. The heat didn't stop the Wranglers. Grandson, Will who is nine years old, plays on the Wranglers.They were in a tournament this weekend playing two games on Saturday and three on Sunday. I have no idea how they stood out in the sun in the middle of the day. It was brutal. Moms brought ice chests full of orange slices, watermelon pieces and other cooling snacks. Dads kept cold towels on the boys necks when they were in the dugout. So the Moms and Dads were spending the day in the heat too. Ned and I used our "advanced years" as an excuse to only go to the games at the end of the day when the sun was dropping behind the horizon and a little breeze was kicking up.
The Wranglers did really well but unfortunately they lost the championship game 6 to 5. I'm amazed they were even able to play the championship game, the third game they played in the heat on Sunday.

Will is the first boy on the left in the back row.


pitchertaker said...

I'm assuming that Grandma made the pic with her new 5D2.

Billie Mercer said...

Yes, she did.

Babs said...

Billie, isn't it amazing all the things we have done and will do for our kids and grandkids. The memories are priceless.

STAY cool.

Billie Mercer said...

Babs, I don't like baseball but I love seeing the grandsons and all their friends. And I love seeing all the parents doing the things we did. It is so satisfying to see the continuity.

Steve Cotton said...

And I thank you for sharing the continuity. It reminds me of a similar photograph -- now 50 years older.