Thursday, April 28, 2011

The undefeated Cloverettes and Robins

The first game of the season is now behind us.  I wasn't able to attend Gillian and Ally's first minor league softball game but they were both very enthused about playing ball at a new level where they can actually steal and have the opposing team pitch to them.  As you would expect for the first game in a league where kids are on the mound for the first time it was clearly a pitchers duel* that ended in a 15-15 tie.

The Cloverettes did an absolutely fantastic job.  Night and day from the scrimmage we had last week in fact. We had a bit of an out of the ordinary game as the opposing team's assistant coach was unable to be there and the coach was only there for about a half hour due to a flat tire but a couple of parents stepped in and did an admirable job of getting the kid ready to play.  When all was said and done, we left the field victorious scoring 18 runs to the other team's 5.  All of the girls got at least one hit (who has a team batting average of .780 and OBP of .740? The mighty Cloverettes baby.  Sure isn't the Cubs) and nearly everyone crossed the plate once to score a run.  Best of all for me though was that it looked like all of them had fun playing and were genuinely happy to cheer on their teammates.  If we can keep that part up, and I totally expect that we will, it's going to be a really fun summer of softball.


*My wife didn't pick up on that term being used sarcastically.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The season begins tonight

Gillian and Ally have their first game as minor league softball players tonight at 6:00 while I take the field with the 2011 edition of the t-shirt Cloverettes at the same time.  It's unfortunate that I won't be able to see their first game with someone other than Dad coaching them but given the look of the schedule for this summer it's not a total surprise that it's happening.  Looks like we might actually have decent weather tonight (for the first time in what feels like weeks).  Time to play ball!

Monday, April 25, 2011


It was a very low key but pleasant Easter Sunday at the Davis house.  Gillian and I took care of most of the labor behind preparing a ham, green bean casserole, potato casserole (a holiday tradition in our family), cookie salad and banana pudding under the direction of Leah since she's still in the midst of the "too much movement causes vomiting" stage of the pregnancy.
We colored eggs (not dyed since Holden took tremendous offense to that term last year) with a young lady who lives across the street from us on Saturday night, and had an Easter egg hunt on Sunday afternoon in the yard.  Hard to believe next year at this time we'll have an infant celebrating their first Easter!

Eggs in trees?  Crazy talk.