Friday, June 25, 2010

MVP


If you know my family well, you know that we take our baseball very seriously. It's been that way since Grandpa Lee J played baseball with his cousin out in the pastures of their Ogden farm as children. So perhaps it's fitting that my little brother would experience the culmination of his high school baseball days in Ogden, at Lindquist field.

My brother was the only player selected from his high school to play in the 4A State All-Star game, which is a huge honor. The All-Star game deviates from standard high school play in that it allows coaches to alternate players offensively and defensively throughout the game, because most positions are represented by multiple players. So my brother was able to play four innings in the field and bat twice.

The 4A South team was favored to win,  but thanks in part to my brother's outstanding play (2-2 with a double, 2 RBIs and a run scored) the 4A North team prevailed 7-5. And my brother received the 4A Offensive MVP award. There's an article about it here, though some of the facts are a bit off. But basically, it was nice to enjoy a great day of baseball and see my brother do so well. (I apologize if this post comes across as a bit braggy... I feel fine about it as long as it's not in an obnoxious "I'm living vicariously though my sibling" sort of way. I'm just really proud of my bro and wanted to give him a shout out for working so hard and doing so well.)

So congrats, bro! I'm proud of you. (Now if only you could smile in some of your pics...)


3 comments:

Allison and Noah Riley said...

Congrats to your brother! And a very nice quote in the article, I may add. What an eloquent teen. (Thanks for the kind O-town shout out, Dan. From a South O-Town gal...)

Cliff, Kendal and Stone said...

Congrats to him! Especially because of things you used to tell me about the struggles with high school sports. Unless I've got my people mixed up?

linda said...

That's such great news about Dan-thanks for sharing! You're not bragging-just a proud sister...