Local Challenger League teams - Simon's in the middle!

Local Challenger League teams – Simon’s in the middle!

This is Simon’s second season/second year with the Heroes here in League City. It’s part of the Challenger League, a special needs Little League baseball thingy.

Here’s why it’s awesome: it’s normally one of the most relaxed ways of playing games.

Simon’s game today was at 10 a.m. Which was only a slight problem because we were out at a late movie last night, and so we set the alarm to get up in time to make it to his game on time. But then one of us (ahem, Patrick) reset the alarm when it went off without realizing it, and so we slept a bit more than we meant to.

We woke up at 10 a.m.

Whoops.

But we got Simon ready – he was totally up for it because most of the season got cancelled because of all the rain we’ve been having lately. And we got there less than half an hour late.

The game was already underway, but they got Simon slipped into the batting line-up.

Because we were late, he only got to play one and a half innings (instead of two), but he was still happy enough.

The best part, though, wasn’t even his playing.

The best part was that, near the very end of the game, during Simon’s team last at-bat, the last chance to bat, one of the other team’s players decided that he did want to bat after all. Apparently he hadn’t wanted to go during his team’s turn, but he changed his mind.

So he came up and hit.

Because why not?

Everyone had a good game. Everyone had fun. And then there was ice cream afterwards.

Only one game left this season. Hoping the weather doesn’t knock it out of the park.

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