Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Final Results

We saved our very worst for last. Worst pitching. Worst fielding. Worst day of hitting cutoff men and making good throws. DId I mention we were no hit?

Still, despite losing to a Czech team that we beat three days earlier, the tournament was a high for the team. The kids gelled as a team, and at one point had won six games in a row. We became the first Israel Juvenile baseball team to play in the championship game. So looking at the big picture, we did fine. It was just too bad we had nothing left for the finals.

As for the pitcher we faced, after the game we learned that he is the top pitcher in Europe of his age group. He is tall, throws hard, and was on the corner with every pitch. And his changeup. As my oldest said on our post game meeting, the kids learned that a devistating changeup can kill you.

We are in Rome today, then on a flight tonight going back to Israel. And I'm sure I'll write more about this later.


Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Even though you didn't come in first, Mazal Tov on a job terrifically done!

August 05, 2008 4:05 AM  
Blogger The Zwicker said...

I second Olah Chadasha. Your boys did great and deserve only praise.

August 05, 2008 6:28 AM  
Blogger sabarich said...

The boys and coaches did us proud and they should be proud of their accomplishments.

The Shver

August 05, 2008 7:20 AM  
Blogger mom said...

Go daniel, you rock (your dad does too) We're really proud of your accomplishments

August 05, 2008 4:26 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Kol Hakavod!

While you're in Rome, maybe you can bring back the Menora with you?

August 06, 2008 9:06 AM  

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