Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Lincoln was very excited to participate in T-ball this year.  We chose to do the program at Wartburg rather than the Shell Rock league Emily had done in the past.  The Wartburg program was in the mornings and focused more on learning skills rather than just games.  There were so many little boys registered they decided to add another session.  We took advantage and Lincoln was in a group of about eight kids with two coaches, so he got a lot of one-on-one attention.

There was definitely improvement in Lincoln's throw and swing.  However, Lincoln is still Lincoln, so he spent more time chattering and looking around than concentrating on the task at hand.  The 4-on-4 scrimmages were pretty funny to watch.  The last two games Lincoln decided he just wanted to walk the bases instead of running each time.  So he did--until he heard Austin yelling at him to get going!  When he was playing first base, it took four batters before the first base coach convinced him that he didn't need to chase every single ball out into right field and scuffle with the right fielder for the ball.  During batting practice one day he was so excited he actually hit the ball instead of the tee, he jumped up and down saying, "I scored a point!  I win!"  (see video)  It was a fun experience for Lincoln, and he's looking forward to doing it again.  Below are some picture highlights with captions.
Fielding practice

Batting practice

Base running

First baseman

"Throw it to me, guys!"

"Infield ready?"

"I got it!"

"This dirt is pretty cool"

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