Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Baseball weekend

We had a wonderful weekend of baseball.
Friday night we went to the Tigers game. Even though our Tigers lost (stranded a lot of players on base)it is always fun to be at a game at Comerica. Thank you to Ned Berget, head trainer for the LA Angels of Anaheim, for the tickets. Ned attends St. John's whenever he is in Detroit.

Saturday Andrew had a tournament with his 10 year old travel team. They played in a Fed Ball league, and will for 3 more tournaments in preparation for the 10 year old Little League tournament at the end of June/beginning of July. Feb ball rules are much more agressive, and use 'oversize' barrel bats (not allowed in regular Little League). The team lost the first game and won the second of the day. Andrew did pretty well, getting a single, hit by a pitch, and struck out twice (once in each game). In the field he made some good plays too (Second, Third, and Left/Right field). However he got thrown out stealing second and home (but the one at home was a VERY bad call).

After the tournament game we drove back from Canton and made it back in time for Andrew and Sam's Little League scrimmage. They came back from behind and won.

On Sunday after the 8am service Jennifer took Andrew to the third game of the tournament, and they lost by one run, knocking them out of the tournament. Andrew got a double and a strikeout. Tonight William had a practice.

Thank you to Lynn Jones for the great photos from the tournament.