Sport and Curly both had baseball games today. We had a 40% chance of scattered rain showers and Scout's softball practice was cancelled so we kept watching the announcements to see if the boys' games would cancel.
Not that I'm complaining. We certainly need the moisture! So Curly, Sport, and I headed for the ballpark at 5:15. It was cool outside, but we hadn't seen much rain for a couple of hours. Curly's game was first and he played so well tonight! He hit a double the first time he was at bat and a triple the second time. He was playing shortstop and he tagged out the runner at 2nd. His team ended up with the win, 5 - 4.
We left his field and walked the hundred yards to where Sport was supposed to play. The other game was still going on, so we sat down to watch the last inning. As we waited, the sky got progressively darker. Curly and I shivered in a blanket and waited for the game to start.
Finally Sport's team took the field. He was on the pitcher's mound warming up when the officials started talking about the weather. Thirty seconds later they pulled the boys off the field and had them wait in the dugout. Curly and I gathered up our stuff and headed for the snack shack and its protruding ledge that would protect us from the upcoming storm.
We pressed our backs against the wall and watched hail pound the ground followed by huge drops of rain. Within minutes there was standing water on the fields and people huddled everywhere trying to stay dry. Two minutes later, the lead official sent everyone home.
I tucked both scorebooks in my jacket, grabbed Curly's hand and we made a run for it. Sport caught up with us as we hoofed it around the dugout. By the time we made it to the van we were all soaked. It took us another 10 minutes to make our way out of the crowded park as the rain pounded down. At least the hail was gone...
When we finally got home, I was so cold and wet that I had to strip down and take a shower. At least that water was warm.