Are You Ready For Some Fall Ball?

baseball football 003baseball football 009jacob football 005I’m having a little trouble finding time to mow the grass, or get ready for the start of hunting season this year.  Several of the grandkids have decided to play fall sports, and it keeps old Papa and Grandma hopping!

That’s grandson Kyle Pafford in the red shirt throwing a strike to home plate.  He’s a great little ball player and is always trying to learn more about the game he loves.  He’s been to Comerica park on numerous occasions and has been able to get autographs from some of baseballs best.  Kyle is 8 years old.

In the middle is Logan Horwitz of BMX fame.  He gave up riding his BMX racing bike to play football this year.  Logan is playing tackle on offense and linebacker on defense.  His dad Mark played in Jr. and Senior high for his father Coach Irv at Farmington Hills.  Logan’s Papa (me) played offensive guard and middle linebacker in school.  All of us loved defense cause we got to tackle people, and didn’t get in trouble for it!  Logan is 9 years old.  Logan lives in Chicago so we have to rely on Mark sending us photo’s and video’s of the games.

In the last picture is Jacob Russo who plays on a youth travel team.  He’s the handsome kid turned sideways to the camera (number 7.)  Jacob is playing on the line (end) and also outside linebacker.  He had a game tonight and was in on three tackles.  He was on the bottom of a huge pile-up, but came up smiling and ready for the next down!  Jacob just turned 9, so these three will keep us on our toes for years to come.

I hope you all enjoy it boys, and are able to stay safe and build some strong long lasting character through discipline and hard work.  When your an “old” grandpa like me you’ll be able to look back on your “playing days” with a contented smile on your face and fond memories in your heart.

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