We arrived at the ball park at 930 this morning, an hour and and half before game time. The same routine we’ve had all season. We took 45 minutes or so in the batting cages, the guys were hitting the ball well.
It was a beautiful morning. Temps in the low double digits, maybe 12C. The sun was shining, a perfect day for baseball.
It was the last game of the Fall Ball season. It was the last game of my first season coaching Fall Ball. You know what – I enjoyed every minute of it.
In the end, we didn’t win. Really though, it didn’t matter. We took a group of guys who hadn’t played together before and we came together as a team. Through the ups, we won 7 in a row and one weekend, we scored 44 runs in three games and the downs, losing a close 3-2 semi-final, the guys are better ball players than when we met back at the beginning of September.
As I’ve said, I enjoyed every minute this Fall. Practices on Thursdays, three games every weekend. We had a good time. After the game today, we all went to Boston Pizza and had a late lunch or early dinner together. Everyone became friends on the team, that was nice. The players held each other up when they were down. They came together when they needed to.
We all had fun, playing baseball together. Enjoy your off season. I’ll see you in the field, somewhere, soon.