Monday, April 19, 2010

Sudoku

Saturday was Maxfield's official first day of playing organized sports. It also marked my first day of coaching an actual game. Part of managing a team at this level is making sure that every kid gets equal playing time at every position and each kid gets to bat in a different spot in the line up throughout the season. One way to make sure this happens is to have the kids play a different position each inning. 10 kids, 10 positions, no repeats. Setting my line up for a three inning game is like playing Sudoku.

Our team name is the Pirates, Lauren made sure that we had fans to support us.


It was a cold and windy Saturday and Jackson came to the game dressed as Captain Snotbeard the Pirate. That is stylish snot goatee.


Lauren also made us a banner for the opening day ceremonies parade. No other team had a banner. Pirates rock.


Maxfield played first base for one inning. He is one handsome first basemen. It was good day.
We have another game on Wednesday so I may be busy for the next few days trying to figure out which kid plays where.
I suck at Sudoku.

12 comments:

Cole said...

Congrats to you both! He looks like he's having fun out there.

Charity Donovan said...

Love it! Nothing like a little boy in a baseball uniform for adorableness! Aidan has his first baseball game tomorrow...I think I might need to make a banner! The pressure! =)

Shannon said...

Go get 'em, Pirates! Have a fun season!

SciFi Dad said...

Not telling you how to manage your team but...

Why not just set the batting order based on position (say: 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, LF, CF, RF, C, P) and then shift the kids down one spot in the batting rotation every game (for example, if you used my method, Maxfield would have batted leadoff last game, and played 1st; next game he's playing 2nd and batting in the #2 spot; two weeks from then he's in left and batting cleanup).

Make sense?

Merrily Down the Stream said...

You forgot to mention how hilarious watching the little ones playing is! Good luck Coach!

James (SeattleDad) said...

Man, I cant wait until this is me and Lukas. Looks like a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! It's the Big Time for the little ones! So fun! Have a great season Max and Dad and family. Love you!

kcinnova said...

Your wife rocks! Actually, you do, too, since you are managing the team. Jackson might have wanted you to name the team "Boogiesnot" but I guess Pirates is a pretty good name. ;)

Anonymous said...

I think Arghh may be spelled wrong

Melissa said...

soooo cute...the boys of summer!84

Bogart in P Towne said...

I think, like a mohawk, a snot goatee is cool up until a certain age, but once you reach around 80, it becomes cool again.

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