“Boys of Summer” series: swinging the bat


Here is another photo taken

from other side of the fence

where parents, siblings

and grandparents 

“Root, root, root

for the home team. . .”

This is my grandie,

Micah, who has no fears

nor trepidations. He is my

“Little Shadow” and yet,

never hides in the shadows.

Thank goodness for confidence

and bravura, as well as daring,

but genuine caring, gamesmanship!


“Take Me Out to the Ball Game”

was a “Tin Pan Alley”  

~ 1908 ~

song first written by

Jack Norworth


Albert Von Tilzer.

You may find an actual 1908

recording of this now 

considered iconic,

Traditional baseball song,

online sung by

Edward Meeker.


34 responses »

    • I was shocked this actually came out, Jill. Thank you for being there to see it ( πŸ˜‰ ) For someone who his Mom felt he wasn’t motivated and wasn’t sure of putting him in, Micah makes me proud during this first season. ⚾

    • Marissa, always important to mention music! Micah’s brother, Skyler, just finished a week or middle school “Orchestra Camp!” They performed yesterday and the two young teachers mentioned three qualities of great musicianship: confidence, improvisation, and composition.
      Skyler had two improvised solos on his bass. We were excited, for once, that it rained (two baseball game rain outs) since he and Micah would have had baseball games to play in, getting ready for the tournament. πŸ™‚ 🎼

  1. Your grandson is the pride of your life and I bet that you are the pride of his. He’s going to grow up to be a fine young man. Our youth grow up to be responsible and caring when they have a role model – man or woman, to emulate.

    • Thank you, Yvonne!
      Micah is one of two boys my oldest daughter has, he is my sweet shadow often. πŸ™‚
      My son married a single Mom and they have 5 kids (no more!) So, his girls are often featured on my blog as the M & M girls. They are really helpful and kind, too.

    • I am grateful that at least 3 or 4 of my seven grandies have some confidence to just wing it (or Just do it!)
      I try to let them know it is never about winning but being part and active in things. This means a lot to add dimension to their lives. I appreciate their parents supporting school and homework!
      Thank you, Diana. He was here after the wedding, hanging out yesterday. I’m excited about the new father role found in my oldest daughter’s husband. (First time for both of them!) πŸ’•

    • Judy, it is fun to go to children’s sporting events, especially the younger ones who tend to be rather fearless! Micah, newcomer to playing, is confident while his older brother is rather nervous. He’s at that 12 and a half year old age, though where he’s worried more about scoring while Micah just wants to get on base! πŸ˜€

    • Thank you, Luanne! I did a series called the “Boys of Summer,” to celebrate baseball and a few extra subjects. On the Fourth, I talked about baseball, freedom and equality. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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