Saturday, May 7, 2011

4th Annual Baseball Trip 2011 - Episode 1

Hello Everyone out there that cares enough to check out this blog. This is Isaac returning to post some more stuff on the blog. Daddy is helping me type up this.

The 4th Annual Delk Baseball trip is underway and we have already completed our second day. Sorry about no post last night but we got stuck in traffic from road construction and did not get to our hotel until late.

So...without further fan fare. Here is a recap of Day 1 and 2.

Daddy decided he was going to take Andy and I on the trip this year. Andy and I have gone to games before and we seemed to enjoy it. Our first game this year was to the Braves final Spring Training game on March 30.

Daddy kept talking about the trip this year and I told him I did not want to go. I don't want to play baseball. I told him it made me sad.

But Daddy tricked me yesterday and told me we were going to Walmart. We did ... but it was over 200 miles away from home and on our way to the Savannah Sand Gnats. When we got there I was really upset and wanted to go to the house, but once we got inside and I saw they were playing the Rome Braves. I got really excited. It also helped that Daddy bought Andy and I a bat and ball from the "Sannannah Sandwich". Here is a picture of Andy with his ball and bat.

We stayed at a Days Inn in Savannah. I like staying at a hotel. I like my bed.

The next morning we got up and headed to Florida. I told Daddy I did not want to go to Florida but once we got there I liked it. I really like my bats.

Andy was pretty excited about Florida too. Daddy was very proud of him when he said Florida. That must be a big deal for him.

We spent a big part of the day driving to Clearwater, FL where the Phillies A+ team the Clearwater Treshers play. Their mascot was pretty cool. His name is Phinley the Shark.

Phinley even taught me a few tricks. Like how to properly chew a bat in half.

Daddy let Andy and I play on the grass berm some while he got wide angle shots of the stadium, whatever that means. All I know is Daddy let us run around and that is the best thing ever.

Andy had fun running around the other kids. I did too.

I tried to show them how to properly stand in the batters box, like I learned from Diamond Demos on MLB Network but they thought I was in the way.

So we went back through the stadium before the game ended and I got another picture of me with Phinley. Daddy said he wished he had a picture of Andy because he did not like the shark at all. His face was pretty funny.

After the game was over, I wanted to leave as quick as possible because they were going to have Fireworks and I don't like them. Daddy wanted to stop and take some pictures outside the stadium but I begged him to hurry because they were about to shoot off the fireworks. He did get a few shots of the outside, including this one of Andy.

But before we made it to the parking lot. The fireworks went off and ..... BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!. They scared me but Andy liked them and kept saying "Wow!" I told him that it was not "wow" but "three bad." Even though there were fireworks the game was fun.

Daddy even said that a nice lady complemented us on how well we behaved. Daddy just thinks its luck. But, even though I did not want to go, I am having fun so far and I am getting more bats. And more bats is what is really all about.

Tomorrow we are going to the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Yeah! Another bat.

OK Bye-Bye


Pat said...

Dear Isaac, Andy, and Joe,

I'm so glad to see everyone is having so much fun! Drive safely and keep the fireworks to your back.

Grammy Pat

P.S. Mommy and Abby had fun at my house over the weekend, but not as much fun as when you guys are here too!

Joe and Jocelyn said...

Dear Daddy, Isaac, and Andy,

Abby and Mommy miss you! We had fun with Grammy and Papa Joe and Aunt Boo. We went to church with Uncle Craig and Aunt Beth and Uncle JD - we even got there early!

Stay safe! I love the pictures!

Jenny said...

Yay! Love all the pictures! It's so hard to believe that Andy is big enough for his first baseball trip! Be safe!