Night Ball

March 23, 2016

I love night games. This one was particularly fun, not just because we won–to earn a spot in the championship game–but because, and mostly because, it was a very pleasant, warm and still night, and the stands were densely packed with every single baseball family we’ve known and shared bleachers with for, oh, say the last 12 years. (And okay, not every family, but this year’s crop, which includes so, so many of the oldies.) It was just so sweet.

It helped that whoever was in charge of the music had a boomer sensibility, so not only were we all just primed for excitement, but we were listening to Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac, the Rolling Stones.. felt like a party.

Here’s a shot o’ the sky and field, just prior to nightfall. My view from my spot in the stands:


This is a shot taken by Korlyn, of the boys taking a group selfie, immediately following their third straight tournament victory, a 7-5 win over Maria Carrillo (of Santa Rosa).