On a beautiful March Morning, Uncles Ben, Brett & Brad determined it was time to teach
Thor How To Play Wiffle Ball!
Out to the Driveway it was on Stratford, where a makeshift Diamond was setup and the Uncle's commenced teaching Thor the intricacies of Wiffle Ball.
Thor stepped up to the lefty side of the plate and hammered Uncle Brad's pitch out to Center Field. Not knowing what to do next, Uncle Brett wielding a Bullhorn exhorted Thor to hotfoot it to 1st base - which he did.
Auntie Laurie was over at the time and darned if she didn't take a crack or two - proving again that she is a Natural Athlete - as she reminds me frequently.
All the boys took turns trying to rifle the ball onto the roof of the house. Brett hit one so hard, the Wiffle Ball actually exploded. But it was lefty Ben who was the 1st to hit one on the roof and be the first to log a Home Run.
Best line of the day was delivered by Thor, who when told to run to 2nd base from 1st says...
"BUT GRANDPA, I DON'T KNOW THIS GAME - YOU HAVE TO TEACH ME!"
Pretty soon I stepped up to Bat, and shaking the cobwebs off my own swing, punched one out to Thor, who easily made the Put-out of a very slow Grandpa as I hoofed it down to 1st Base. Thor then made fun of me.
I was on the porch taking all the pictures and a video as well - that can be seen at the bottom of the page. What a great time.
You know, with Thor just 5 years old - he probably won't remember this special time, but I was thinking how special it would have been to play baseball with my own Uncles. Where it was just me and my Uncle's. Hopefully this page will help Thor remember these little things that mean so much to a child. There is so much love in this Family.
CAN'T TELL YOU HOW PROUD I AM OF MY OWN SONS THAT THEY PLAY LIKE THIS WITH THOR.