Just an update, since I had mentioned on the blog that my son Ben had been selected to play for the New England team at the over-30 Baseball World Championship series held last week in Florida.
Here's Ben. The New England team lost in the semi-final round so they did not emerge as the champions, but Ben, who played second base and shortstop, said it was all wonderful fun---well, here's his actual description:
I got back from the Fall Classic in West Palm last night and wanted to let you know what a great experience it was. The New England team, made up of 15 guys from Maine, NH and Mass (and called “The Maine Diamond Dogs”) lost in the semi-finals, 3-1, to a team from New Jersey. Along the way, we beat the Puerto Rican team in the 6000 seat main stadium, which was the highlight of the trip. I also got the chance to play next to John Collins, an old friend from Colby, which was great. Our team finished with 3 wins and 2 losses. I batted cleanup and hit .333 for the tournament, playing shortstop and second base. No, no home runs. I also got a chance to play against Dante Bichette, a former major league all-star who holds most of the all-time records for the Colorado Rockies and finished his career in Boston. Fun stuff, for sure.
His two sons tend to use the very descriptive word "funnest." I think it might apply to Ben's baseball week....