The highlight of our Saturday was NOT the Greenville St. Patty’s Parade… It was the Dallas Little League Opening Day!
Knox has had a few practices with his t-ball team - The Tigers - but today was the day that all teams and levels had their first games. The DLL put on a great Opening Day down by the lake, complete with live music, bounce houses, military vehicles, firetrucks, food trucks, etc.
Knox getting DOWN to the cover band. He was in rare form!
They announced via e-mail the day before that a very special guest would be throwing out the first pitch - Mark Cuban. Well we happened to spot Mr. Cuban just as he arrived.
I pretty much threw Hadley in his arms and in a sea of little boys, dirt, and baseball cleats how could he say no?? (His Words: Awww, now I’m kissing babies!)
[Pic from Mommy’s phone. Not as good as Daddy’s.]
All the players went on the field for the National Anthem and the ceremonial first pitch - see Mr. Cuban in the background… My poor, fair little boy isn’t scowling here. He just desperately needs some sunglasses! Those baby blues are SO sensitive.
Knox was in hog heaven when he saw the “army guys” and their jeeps. Thanks to the little action figure set Santa brought, he is SO in to that right now.
We almost didn’t get him out of there. If you asked him what he wants to be when he grows up, right now he’d say AN ARMY GUY!
G.I. Jane :)
Army guys AND fire men???
4yr old boy HEAVEN!
Although Miss Hadley enjoyed it too.
We did the food trucks for lunch…
Knox and Hadley had the “Best Grilled Chees in Texas” and James and I got a quesadilla from the BBQ truck. Yum!!
We also hit up the Kona Icee and cupcake trucks.
Knox’s team played at 2. It was more of a scrimmage this first week - no umpires and they let each team run through the entire batting order each inning. And although they didn’t “officially” keep score this week, you know I did… We won ;)
Knox was at second! Watching these little guys play has got to be one of the cutest things ever. They did so good!
H thoroughly enjoyed herself. She spent most the time being the team cheerleader and playing in the dirt.
A few last minute tips from Coach at his first at-bat.
He got a single and RBI with each hit!
Pretty much every hit was a single this game since most of the kids are still learning the concept of running bases, watching the ball, and listening to the base coaches. But I told Knox homeruns equal milkshakes, so that’s our goal!
The weather was so gorgeous on Saturday - it was the perfect day to kick off baseball season :)