I took these at Inigo's first fully played baseball game last week. (I say 'fully played' because his first 'official game' was rained out after the first inning.) This is Inigo's first season in the Babe Ruth League.
- It's the first season where someone (usually the coach) pitches the ball to the batter.
- It's the first season where you can actually strike out.
- It's the first season where they will call you out if the baseman catches the ball before you get there.
- They're still not keeping score (to my knowledge).
- Everyone gets a chance to bat every inning.
- Everyone gets a base hit.
- No one gets out on base.
If you look closely at the largest picture (where Inigo is bent over with hands on knees) you can see that these kids are still trying to get used to the 'Big Leagues.'
- The player in the red shirt in the background is still playing in the dirt. He had dirt in his hands and watching it drop down to the ground. Possibly a future physicist?
- Inigo is staring off in the distance... probably at a squirrel or a bird or an airplane...
- Inigo is chewing on his mitt.... Hmmm.... and looking at me..... Hmmmm.... Where's the ball?
Inigo is having a MARVELOUS time!!! He's only had two practices but already I can see his game is improving and he is running better and faster.