Tuesday, June 06, 2006

 

Catch This!

SCHOOL IS DONE! I am now a second grader! But not until September when I go.

Meanwhile, I am having swim lessons again, only now my sister is swimming too. She was scared of the water but today she put her whole head under. I can do that easy now. I can hold my breath for 28 Mississippis.

We had our last normal baseball game AND I CAUGHT AN OUT! It is hard to catch them and only Jack, Keaton and me have made catched outs. The hitter zanged it at the pitcher and he just jumped away. Dad said if you stand in the way you either catch it or it hit you in the guts. Take your pick, he says. So I glombered on it and put my other hand over the glove and it was out!

Here's a picture Mom took. You can't see the ball because it is in my glove. See everyone turned around to see where it went? IN MY GLOVE!



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Dad freaked out. It made him really happy. He bought me baseball cards and I got a Manny Ramirez rookie card and a special card with a piece of a real baseball bat in it. Dad said those are probably hard to find. I like baseball cards. Dad has super old ones that don't look neat. They look old. My ones are shiny and cool.

I am learning to use the scanner and more of the art programs on the computer, so I made a baseball card of me.


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The letters didn't come out shiny, but this was only my first. I will do another and it will be better.

Guess what, though? Dad said it was the last game but HE WAS WRONG! We are playing in a Tournament against all the other teams. Tonight we played the Rockies and we almost put a skunk on them! It was 20 to ZERO. But then at the almost last inning, they got four runs. We got more too. The score stopped at 26 to 4. WE WON!

I got four hits and knocked in four runs. ALSO I got home every time I batted. So that's 8 points I helped get. I even stole third base and the guy had the ball and tried to hit me with it in his glove, but I flopped down and slid onto the plate.

So we won! That means Friday we fight another team, either the Pirates or the Cubs. If we beat them, we play another team, and if we beat them we WIN the Series for the whole town.

I am happy because Papa and Grandma came from New Hampshire and they got to see the game. Papa still has a broken up shoulder but he clapped for me by hitting his leg with his other hand. And he yells louder than Dad. When I stole third base, he got so excited, he yelled a swear word!

If we win on Friday, I will do another baseball card of me. Only now I will use a different picture. Which should I use?

This one?


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Or this one?


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You tell me and I will do that one.

Bye!
Thomas


Comments:
I coach my grand-nephew's knothole baseball team. He is nine years old. My favorite part of coaching is seeing one of the players do something for the very first time that they didn't think they could do.

Your catch was pretty spectacular! You must have felt great after you caught it. That first one is ALWAYS a big deal.

My grand-nephew made a double play all by himself this week. He was playing first base and caught a hit on the fly for one out and the runner on first base was off the bag and my grand-nephew tagged him for the second out. He was pretty excited too!

Great job "Art Lad". I vote for picture #2.

Gary
 
Wow, Thomas, you sound like a GREAT baseball player! I was never any good at the game, but I did a lot of cheering for my friend like your grandfather did!

Liked the card you made. I vote for the second picture for your next card.

Good luck in the next game! let us know what happens!
 
I vote for picture #1! From a strictly Graphic Design point of view, it will work much better on a baseball card. It' more vertical.
By the way I loved your lizard photos!
Great Job!
-sara
 
Your baseball card is great. I can't wait to see the next one. I like the second picture where you are stretched out to the side making a catch.
Also, congratulations on making an out by catching the ball right out of the air. That is very hard to do, and even many Major Leaguers miss those line drives. Well done.
 
How exciting for you in those games!! I was watching some Blue Jays baseball tonight (when I could no longer bear to watch the hockey game) - do you plan to be a professional player when you grow up, Thomas?

It's a tough choice, both photos are terrific, but I think I'll choose the first one...can't wait to see it! :)

Colleen
 
Hey Thomas, good luck in your post-season tournament! I like picture #2 better but either one would make a cool card. Have a great summer!
 
#2 is pretty neat.. I think you should use that one...
 
They are both ok photos, but they look a little too fake. I would get your best photographer to staff the camera and get someone else to throw you pop flies and grounders until they got a natural picture of you at your best.

Enjoy your summer!
 
Yay, Thomas! You should definitely use the second picture-- it looks like you just made the catch that saved a big game. It was very hard to choose, though.
 
Thomas of many talents- that's what you are. Great pictures (my favorite- first one) and wonderful job at the game. I hope your team goes all the way! I will be rooting for you.
 
I'd use the first picture -- it shows your face better.
 
Way to go Thomas. You look like a pro. We like the first picture the best. Have a great summer:)
 
I kind of like the one where you're leaning to the side to catch the ball -- you look really serious, like a great, concentrating ball player. Congratulations, by the way, on a great game!
 
I like #2 better, Thomas.

I'm really impressed that you caught an out. I've never played baseball, but I have played cricket, and I tried to catch a high cricket ball once, but it whacked me on the end of my fingers and I dropped it. :(

Owl.
 
I say the second pic, it's more of an action shot! Are you a Giants fan? If so, check out my post from 6/29!
 
Thomas:

If it's not too late for me to vote, I choose #1.
 
photo #1 all the way!
 
You all have NO LIVES IF U READ THIS BLOG, SO U SUCK ART LAD!!!
 
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