We had the van backed up and the door raised. The 12 x 12 tent was pulled out. The big vinyl chairs would spread around. The cooler was full of ice. There were chips, sunflower seeds, oranges, and other assorted eats and drinks.
We also had the Bose speaker that connected wirelessly to our iPhone so we could play loud music. All we needed were those famous words, “Play ball!!!”.
And they came.
It was a six inning single elimination tournament.
We were eliminated.
The score was 14-13. No worries. No sorrow. The season is over. Haydn had a real good game. He was hit by the ball and he was walked. He stole a few bases (maybe three) and scored a run. He finished well.
It was hot even under the tent. I know the boys were hot, but no one complained. They played well, yelled loud, and did all they could do. We now move on to the next inning in our lives. That will be fun too.