Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Important numbers from yesterday afternoon

7.0 innings pitched.

5 hits, 2 runs (both earned, although there were two errors behind him).

5 strikeouts (K's).

Only 2 walks.

Yes, Claire, Bee, et al., this is another 'sports thing.' These are Middle Son's stats from yesterday's baseball game. (Yes again, Chris, the game of baseball is descended, at least in part, from an English game called Rounders.)

And one more important number from yesterday: 30 degrees.

That's how far the temperature plummeted in the Chicago area during the course of the afternoon -- from roughly 70 to 40. And the wind -- which was driving the temperature down -- made it feel like 20. And this all happened in the space of a couple of hours.

Let's put it this way: Only immediate family would come out for a game like this... and after Middle Son was pulled for a reliever in the 8th, we watched the rest of the game as best we could from the car.

Youngest Son got to come with yesterday; he was free because his baseball coaches are in Florida this week for a "coaching clinic." Somehow I'm certain that some beach time has been built into the coaches' schedules. Younger Daughter didn't come with... she got home from school after we left. She was initially miffed that she didn't get to see (and be seen by) the college boys... but as the weather deteriorated, she quickly got over it.

And the kid didn't even know we were there....

4 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

ahhh, sports, i get it! ha

smiles, bee

sari said...

Sounds like a great afternoon, cold weather and all!!

Baseball is great. I love it.

Linda said...

My baseball-ese is a little rusty but those sound like some pretty good numbers that Middle Son posted. 5 K's - nice indeed!

Hopefully next time you head out to the old ball game it will be a little warmer!

Claire said...

I read my name and college boys, was there anything else in important?