Monday, April 03, 2006

And this one belongs to the Reds!

We are hoping to hear those words today on Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds baseball season which starts today. We will be watching on tv this morning and rooting our hometown team on.

That is one of the things I miss most about not living in my hometown now. Even though our family lives and breathes ice hockey during its season we will always have a special place in our hearts for baseball, after all we are from Cincinnati, the city that hosts the first major league baseball team ever! I have great memories of baseball and my childhood: watching games all spring, summer and fall with my dad, listening to Marty and Joe on the radio announcing games and eating hot dogs with mustard and relish and Grippo's potato chips, those Straight A tickets for good grades and trying to figure out who I would take with the extra ticket, watching them on tv during high school classes because hey they were in the World Series at the time and even the teachers are big fans there and then getting OFF school when they won :)

One of our family's favorite movies is The Sandlot. I have a feeling we will be watching this one today ;)

For studies today we'll be doing a baseball mad lib for grammar and math will consist of score keeping during the game and LOTS of statistics discussions. We'll read Casey at the Bat for poetry (it is an annual tradition on this day). We will in essence let our love of a game be a part of our homeschool journey today.

So with all other baseball fans we will be listening in anticipation of those words that officially begin spring in our minds:



Blogger Ann V. said...

Good ole Casey at the Bat--oldest ds is attempting to memorize that one. His lively rendition makes me smile--like your post did! Thank you! Let's Play Ball!

9:28 PM  
Blogger barb said...


Thank you for the kind comments. I love listening to poetry recitations. I have you linked as a favorite blog. Each time I visit your blog, I come away knowing that God has spoken to my heart through you. You are truly a blessing! Thank you for sharing.

1:06 PM  

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