Saturday, February 9, 2008

100 Innings!

Now that is a lot of baseball.

The season has officially kicked off with the annual fundraiser - a 100-inning game. It has been a very successful fundraiser for 3 years now, and I am proud to say that Jamie brought the idea to Friendswood. Since they began doing the 100-inning game, funds raised by the team have TRIPLED and continue to increase each year. It is pretty exciting!

It is also very tiring. They play on Friday until 10pm, then all day on Saturday as well. Elise and I went up to the field last night for a few hours, and we got to see Jamie play. I love the 100-inning game, because it is the one time each year that I get to see my love in action. He's awfully humble, but I've been told by others that he was a VERY good baseball player. Before he tore his ACL and shattered his knee cap, he had potential to be in the minor leagues from what I've heard. He would never admit that, though.

Athletics are a big part of what brought us together. We were both former collegiate athletes, so we relate really well when it comes to that. So, I think it's pretty special to see him play, even though he's about 15 years older now and a bit rusty. Love you, honey!

We had really nice weather for the game this year. Last year it was so bitterly cold that Elise and I nearly froze and could only stay for a short time. I went up around noon today, because they were serving BBQ and faitas during the mid-day break. It was fun to sit and eat with Jamie, the other coaches, and their wives. The fundraiser has been combined this year with a youth mini-camp, so the little ones were playing during lunch. They were so cute!

Hopefully we are gearing up for another great season! Go Mustangs!


coach said...

I am still only the second best athlete in our house my love... some day I will be a distant third (judging by the way Elise threw and fielded the baseball @ the game on friday). Love it when you and Elise can spend time with me at the park.