Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First Day of School

Another summer gone :(. First day of school. Griffin will be riding the bus by himself this year. Cameron has to go in earlier because of being on the safety patrol squad. Cameron is going into 5th grade (king of the school!!) with Mrs Miller-Wiard. Griffin is in second grade with Miss Hurte. Ready for a great year!!

St Matthew Football Practice

Cameron is playing football for St Matthew this fall. He is taking snaps at QB, playing safety and wide receiver. He has been through a week of camp and is now into his 3rd week of practice. He is loving it!! He is wearing practice jersey number 19. Not sure what game number he will get (of course we all know he is wanting 14).

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Timber Rattlers vs Sea Dogs

Game 2 for for the Rattlers vs the Sea Dogs last Saturday. The Rattlers slowly jumped out to a modest lead. Then the 5th inning came. The Sea Dogs had trouble throwing strikes. The Rattlers scored 20 runs that inning and went on to win 31-6. Griffin reached base once via a walk. Rattlers go to 2-0 and play again on Wednesday.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Timber Rattlers vs Grasshoppers

Griffin's first game of Fall Baseball. All kid pitch. He was called up once to this league in the spring and got a hit, but he struggled this game. Struck out looking his first 3 times and walked the fourth time up. He also had to get used to the cage face mask for the first time as the league has mandated them (who is the freakin president of this league??). His team won 14-1. Great game on a hot day!

Reds Game vs Washington 8/14/09

What a great time! I was given 4 tickets and a parking pass from a friend Greg Williams as a thank you for my work with the baseball league. He told me they were real nice and the food was included with the ticket. We were excited, but that excitement went to a whole new level when we got there. We were in a suite. INCREDIBLE!! The Reds continued to stink, but the night was great! Fireworks after the game were real good also. THANK YOU GREG!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Think they like their team's new QB??

The red, white and blue ribbon says: Pet Rescue.
The black magnet says: Save a life, adopt a pet.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Cameron's first day of practice after last weeks camp. Very muggy, but at least it was overcast. Cameron got his helmet and mouth guard. He had a lot of fun and one one of the few kids that wore his helmet through the drills. He took plenty of snaps at QB and ran the ball a lot in the drills. Have to mold the mouth guard tonight.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Football Time

Cameron had St Matthew football camp for 4 days this past week. Had fun and learned a lot. Time to get to work this week. Practice starts and like it was waiting, on queue, the heat is here. I may run some drills with them, could use the pound drop!

Friday, August 7, 2009

August Board Meeting GJLS Board Nominations

In one of the biggest non kept secrets known to man. I was nominated to take over as President of Gahanna Junior League Sports. My term begins September 1st. Nervous, but very excited to take on the challenge. Have many ideas that I would like to implement for the boys and girls and Gahanna.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Groveport U8 Coach Pitch Tourney

Final tournament for this years U8 Gahanna Lions Rec All Star Tournament Team. 4 teams (Groveport, Gahanna, Chillicothe Vipers, Vallery Ford from near Circleville). 3 round robin games and then seeding. First up for the Lions were the hosts Groveport Cruisers. The Lions played great defense after allowing 4 runs in the first. The offense had a couple nice innings and pulled out an 11-4 victory.

Next up was Vallery Ford (bunch of freaking chattering hillbillies). A close game all the way with Gahanna edging Vallery 6-5.

Next up was the last pool game against the Chillicothe Vipers. This without a doubt is a team that has played together for a long time. They just had hit after hit, after hit. Final 17-1. Gahanna received the 2 seed and a rematch with Vallery Ford. This was real bad. but the story here was not how Vallery Ford's bats exploded. It was how classless these coaches were. Up 20 runs they kept taking the extra bases. Final 29-1. We were all glad the Vallery went on to get run ruled in the Championship game assholes!

Sunday morning Gahanna faced Groveport for 3rd place. Gahanna scored 2 in the first, 2 in the second and 2 in the 5th. Groveport was only able to get 2 in the 4th. Gahanna won 3rd place medals 6-2!

A great tournament month for the boys. 4 tournaments played, 2- 2nd place finishes and 1- rd place. 7 of the 12 kids on this years team were 7 years old and eligible to tryout again next year. GREAT JOB BOYS!!