Today was the first game of our first tournament. The sports complex was beautiful. All the fields were well kept. The only complaint I had is that the field really has no good vantage point for spectators. On one side you had the sun in your eyes the entire time. On the other side, you felt so far away from the field and the fencing was very obstructive.
Some friends of ours stopped by the field to support Carter but between catching up with them and the sun I was having a hard time paying attention to the game. I wanted to make sure I was chatting with our friends and still chatting with other baseball parents. I always feel like I’m not doing a good job on balancing things like that.
As the end of the game grew closer I was a bit worried our friends were going to get thrown out of the game, I will admit some of the umpire’s calls were a bit questionable, but our friends felt voicing their opinions were necessary. I guess I’m more of a bystander vs. someone that gets involved with questionable calls because I didn’t participate in the banter and quickly walked away from the group. All ended well, we won the game and no one was asked to leave. Game 2 of the tournament tomorrow!