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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bambino Buddy Ball

The team shirt and cap that Kayla is wearing in yesterday's post is from Bambino Buddy Ball. It's a division within the Cal Ripkin/Babe Ruth Baseball & Softball League.

The Buddy Ball division is for those with any physical or mental disabilities - for every 'game' they are 'buddied up' with players from the other divisions to help them run the bases, field the ball, throw the ball etc.

I think its a good concept, but I also have mixed feelings about it. Basically there isn't any age limit - it's from ages "5-105" - not that there is anyone that old on the team, but there are a few adult-aged players. I would have preferred it if this was just for kids and the teens/adults had their own team...but we're just trying this out and seeing how it goes.

Last Saturday was Opening Day and after the parade and announcements the Bambino Buddy Ball "Blasters" took to the field for the first 'game' of the day.

Kayla was the first batter:

And then right as she hit it I must have moved to get the fence in the way! Oh well...

Hanging out at 3rd. The ball cap and helmet are too big for her, so the whole time she's running around with her hands holding the helmet.

Scoring the first run of the season:

Her two 'buddies' for this 'game'

Kayla enjoyed batting and running the bases...but not so much being in the field for 'defense'. I'm glad Joe is here this weekend so he can see her 'game' too.
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Tina said...

I SO. SO. SO. love this! She is so stinkin' cute.

I'm glad her daddy will be there to see her, too :)

Sharon said...

Love this post. Love her proud gorgeous smile at the end! Bet you were proud too.

My name is Sarah said...

You look great Kayla. Have fun playing:)

Bailey's Leaf said...

How much fun is that! Thanks for the explanation on the shirt. I didn't get it from yesterday.

Glad that Joe was there!


Mom24 said...

That's very cool. I love that she can play, my kids would have enjoyed it a lot more with buddies too. ;)

Bonita said...

Way to go, Kayla!

Sari said...

YAY Kayla! Great pics of a fun day. How fun!

I have tagged you for a couple of awards. LOVE your blog and would like to pass them on to you.

Have a great weekend.

Christina said...

Awh how cute!! I bet she is having a blast!

Anonymous said...

i'm so excited to come to the game! what time is it?

Kathleen said...

That is so cute, but I agree, they should have a kids only league. She looks so happy. So happy Joe could see his little player!

Monica Crumley said...

What a cutie! Sounds like a great program.

Mary said...

So cute!

Kari said...

This is awesome. I am so looking forward to put Tristan in T ball. He plays at home with Chanelle and her friends and loves it. Kayla looks so cute!!!