Thursday, June 23, 2011


I had convinced the kids that we would not be going to a baseball game this summer.  However, when one of our youth ministers came up to me on Sunday night and said he had 4 extra tickets for the Atlanta trip (and I could give him a package deal) - the kids and I jumped on that!!!!  So, we loaded up the bus with the youth group and took off on a great trip!  My friend, Kim, gladly went with us to help me with the kids since Damon had to work - what a sacrifice on her part! Thank you, Kim!

LB wound up with a home run ball during some batting practice.
Carter was jea.lous!

But just happy to be at the game!!!!

Carter, Homer the Brave, and LB

Kim, Me and LB at the game

Caleb and LB chowing down on some cotton candy.

We made tv with the sign!!! The kids were so excited when they found out!

Cheering on the Braves to a victory with her tomahawk chop!

I realize that my pictures of Carter are very limited. I did not get many good pics at the game - don't know why.  It just wasn't my day!  The game was awesome as we beat the Mets!!!!  LB got a home run ball in batting practice.  Chipper Jones (my favorite) had a home run!!  We were down 2 in the bottom of the 9th, so Carter finally remembered his rally cap.  No lie, as soon as he put it on - Brooks Conrad hit a 2 run home run to tie the game.  What does that mean?  FREE BASEBALL!!!!!  We held the Mets in the top of the 10th to no runs.  Bottom of the 10th comes up and with 2 men on base, 2 outs, Jason Heyward is up to bat and the Mets' pitcher BALKS IN THE WINNING RUN!!!!!!!!  I have never seen that happen in my life!!! Carter was going crazy and then had to explain to some of the adults what a balk is!!

Braves Win! Braves Win!

Doesn't get much better than that!!!!!


Faughn Family of Four said...


The reason you hadn't seen a game end on a balk is that it is extremely rare.

According to one source, this was only the 2nd time in Mets history (they began in 1962) that they had lost a game that way.

Love games that end on weird plays like that!


Becky W said...

I know!!! That is why it was soooo great!!!!!

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