A Wet Weekend (But One To Remember)

Put me in coach!

This weekend, my family and I made the trip to Indianapolis to watch Christopher and his baseball team play in a tournament away from home for the first time. Christopher & I left on Friday afternoon with other members of the team, arrived at our hotel around 6pm, went swimming for an hour or so then had dinner at “Cheeseburger In Paradise.” It was crazy packed at Cheeseburger but the waitresses and the staff made our visit quite enjoyable and accommodated all of us even when the kids got restless. Later that night, Stephanie & Ava joined us after attending a Mother/Daughter event back in Cinci. They had a great time and when they got to Indy, Ava was all ready to swim. Unfortunately it was a little too late for that but Steph got to join some of the moms out for a few drinks at a restaurant near our hotel.

The next morning, Christopher’s team, the Bulldogs, played hard against a talented Indiana team and came back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game. Both teams pitched really well and so the game flew by and since we were playing for placement in the tournament bracket, we finished tied after 6 innings. Luckily the rain managed to hold off for us even after the forecast called for a 60% chance of the wet stuff. After the game, we all went to “Pizza King” for a decidedly average lunch and then back to the hotel for swimming and a little rest for the night game. At 6pm, we played again in a little wetter environment as the rain finally came and made the field a little sloppier than in the first game. But the Bulldogs bats heated up and they won 9-5. Even though Christopher didn’t get a hit, he did manage to get on base once with a walk and he smashed a line drive at the 2nd baseman which was caught for an out but was well hit!

On Sunday we were scheduled to play at 10am but the rain overnight pushed our gametime to 1pm. And then as the weather really got nasty the tournament was cancelled altogether with no makeup date planned. Needless to say we were all a little bummed about not playing but with it being in the low 50’s and nasty with rain and wind, I’m pretty sure we all agree that it was better NOT to play than to try and play in such crappy conditions. So we swam at the hotel pool for a while and then drove back home to meet at our local Skyline for some coneys and baseball talk. Needless to say, we had a fun time even though Mother Nature didn’t cooperate. We have another tournament scheduled in Louisville in June. Here’s hoping THAT one stays dry so we can watch our team in action!

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