Sunday, July 27, 2008

Song Lyric Sunday, etc.

So it's been an eventful weekend to say the least. When we got home Thursday night, Dana called and said that Kyle and his team had won their game that night and they would playing on Friday night, with Kyle pitching. If they won Friday night, they would play for the state championship at 10 am on Saturday. When I got off the phone Muffin says, "we should go." Well after some emails and phone calls to make sure I could work 1/2 a day Friday we pulled out about 12:15 Friday afternoon, headed for Johnson City, TN. The game was at 7 and most mapping sites listed the drive at just over 6 hours. Well we made 2 quick stops, hit no traffic and had great weather the whole way down. We pulled into the parking lot at 6:30 and hadn't taken 10 steps when my brother and his family pulled into the lot. After lots of hugs, we headed over and watched the game. Kyle really is a very gifted athlete and he pitched a phenomonal game on Friday night and his team won 6-3. He also hit a double that scored 3 of his teams runs. Little League rules won't allow pitchers to pitch in back to back games so he couldn't pitch the final Saturday and Jimmy "Digger" Hollandsworth pitched a great game but they lost 5-1. They finished 2nd for their age group in the entire state and I am extremely proud not only of my nephew but the whole team, they played well, never gave up and did their town, families and friends extremely proud.

I took this pic from behind the backstop, right after I took it the umpire turned around and started walking toward me. It took me bout 3 seconds to realize I was probably not supposed to be there. I muttered a quick "sorry, blue" and beat a quick path to my seat beside Muffin.



Even though we only saw them for a few hours, it was great to spend some time with my family. My niece Cassie and my nephew Kullin even got to come back and spend the night in our hotel room. Cassie had a great time and even got to share some Fun Dip with Aunt Shasta. She was quick to show off her green tongue afterwards to:



We hadn't seen Dana's family since they were up for Mom's funeral and it was nice to be able to see everyone doing so well. The trip down was filled with a lot of very happy, simple memories of our previous drives down to visit Dana and his family and while it would have been nice to have Mom with us I know she had the best seat in the house and was cheering right along with the rest of us.

Here's this weeks lyric:

Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and brand-new pair of shoes;
You know I think it’s time to give this game a ride.
Just to hit the ball and touch ’em all - a moment in the sun;
(pop) it’s gone and you can tell that one goodbye!
Oh, put me in, coach - I’m ready to play today;
Put me in, coach - I’m ready to play today;
Look at me

5 comments:

Shasta said...

It was a blast and I wish I could have spent more time with them!!

I know this weeks lyric but since I got the title wrong when I told it to Dwayne and he corrected me I won't post the answer. LOL!!!!

Dana said...

Centerfield; John Fogerty

Now send me my prize bro!!!!!

It was a wonderful surpruse to see you guys at the game.

Jamison C. Jennings said...

Centerfield by CCR

Ohhhhh, this is going to cause controversy.

But what do I care, cause Dana has already threatened that I'm gonna get my arm broke when I go down there to fish.

Man D, for someone that doesn't attend RS, you sure do keep pickin songs that we've done as specials.

Dwayne D said...

Actually JC, Dana's right no this one. John Fogerty recorded this on what I think was his first solo album. Since he sang with CCR it an easy assumption to make though.
http://www.google.com/musicl?lid=465CVx20OTK&aid=1XsM0BiFkLM&sa=X&oi=music&ct=result

Dana said...

BOOOYA, take that JC. and BTW, you can't get your arm broke if youy don't come down!!! My 7 yr. old could out fish you so neener, neener, neener!

And where's my prize D!