Did I mention that before the games, the LLWS mascot Dugout often comes out and dances with the teams?
It's quite entertaining. Some of the players are eminently willing. Some just look bewildered.
Caden's dad tapped me on the shoulder while we were watching.
"It's a good thing Angus and Caden can play baseball, huh?" he whispered.
And then naturally, this happened.
After the game, we all went up to see Angus. Of course he was busy doing this. ("He signed eight autographs in five minutes!" Eve said)
Day five was the only day Eve and I didn't go to the ballpark at all. We all went out for lunch with Matt's awesome aunt and uncle, Kate and Fraser. They were staying in Lewisburg, which is a really cute little town near Williamsport, and we ate at the Cherry Alley Cafe which was wonderful - things were multigrain and flax-filled and wholesome and unballpark-like.
I like this picture because I think we look exactly how we were feeling - both happy and a little stunned by the whole experience.
Also, WHAT are we going to do about my bangs? Seriously, if anybody has ideas, I'm open. Hit me.
After lunch, Matt was going back to the ballpark with another dad - they were going to watch the evening games. Eve and I were thinking our home-away-from-home was looking pretty good.
So we found Cassidy and her mom and brother and went swimming, then ordered Domino's to the room so Carolyn and I could have a few beers and not have to drive anywhere.
Speaking of beers, this is our awesome head coach's awesome father, Max. Max was with the team in Glace Bay and barbecued their dinner most nights (one night dinner was 35 lobsters). In Williamsport he provided the party room. Eve made a game out of counting the number of cans in his beer can pile every night. This was the night we were in Max's room when we found out TSN2 wasn't planning to air our next game in Canada and started a big email campaign to get this changed, which was surprisingly effective. In retrospect, this might have been a mistake.