Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Home Run Skittles
The other morning Patti came in to work with a big smile spread across her face. In her hand she proudly held up a baseball. She went on to tell us about how this ball was her 15 year-old son Max's first home run.
He was up to bat. One more strike and he would be out. Max never goes for outside pitches but he told his mom afterward he just had a feeling about this pitch. He swung hard and his bat connected solidly with the ball. He stood at the plate and just watched the ball for a long time. Then he took off around the bases like a bullet. His coach shouted for him to slow down because he knew the ball was out of there, but Max ran those bases as hard as he could. His first home run!
Patti was so proud of Max! After the game a little Spadoni boy came up and asked if Max wanted him to go find the ball out in the field. The little guy ran out there and hunted until he found the prize. Max gave the little guy a dollar and he announced he was going to buy a bag of Skittles!