Monday, August 26, 2013

Three Strikes n yer OOT !


Softball tournament - Eh, yesterday in town and of course I just had to go, for most people know each other in a small town and everyone loves a ballgame. Nobody was really rooting for anybody's team in particular, however, a lot of people were rooting for anybody that had a decent catch, hit, slide or one of those silly mistakes one so often sees in activities like these.

 It was a morning and afternoon of hot-dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, pop (soda), "Lays" potato chips, and lots of fun n laughter. Mistakes were made, and laughed or clapped away.
There were many of those "best play or catch of the game". Each team had guyz n girlz and even a few oldies showed up to join in the games. Some couldn't seem to find the ball, Eh - where others knocked the ball outta the park. There were base hits, doubles, triples and lots of home run.
Play Of The Day awarded to Megan McShane
Who won or lost - didn't seem to matter - after all; it was a day of "being at the ballgame" - or should I say many games - all in the memory of Brian Belyea. "Brian attended the University of New Brunswick and received two degrees - shortly upon graduating and getting his teaching career underway, he passed away in a car accident. Family and friends came together in support and wanted to honour Brian by starting a fundraiser in his name.
Sportsmanship, healthy competition and community support are all the things chosen to honour him, as he was everyone's favourite teammate  and friend in that sense. This was the 13th annual softball tournament, and slightly over $2,600 was raised. Each year, a Male and Female High School Graduate receive a $1,000 Scholarship each to attend post-secondary school." Thank you Tyler for the information regarding your Uncle - it is most appreciated.


DJan said...

Oh, what fun eh! I love the pictures, it made me feel like I was right there along with you. Great to be included, Saucy! :-)

Gail said...

Sounds like having fun was the first thing on the list...the way sports should be.

Red said...

You guys really know how to have fun. the winning and losing and best and worst takes the fun out of things. Just plane fun brings about a loosey goosey atmosphere that makes things fun.

biebkriebels said...

That was a lot of fun that day, you captured the joy people had very well. And raising all that money is wonderful.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Thank you, Lilly! You made it so easy for me to comment..and enjoy your blog!! I have to tell you that every single time I come to your blog, the photo of Jack on your sidebar looking up at you with that look on her face, just tickles me to pieces. She is just adorable. Those expressive eyes. Are we crazy out our little girls or what??
I haven't watched a children's baseball game in ...forever. Loved the pictures! :)

Friko said...

That’s how I like my sport : non-competitive and a lot of fun. The Brits say ‘it’s the game that matters’ but that’s just so much hot air. There’s fierce competition in everything and not enough fun.

Francesca Edesia said...

I love baseball, we used to play it when I was in high school in the Bronx. It's not a popular sport here in Italy, in fact people only know it from the song You wanna be Americano:)