Tuesday, May 5, 2009

And the winner is....

Abbey! Today 3rd grade went on their fieldtrip to see the Flying Tigers (Detroit Tigers' minor league team) play the Dunedin Blue Jays. We got to the stadium around 9:25 this morning and at 9:30 Abbey's teachers' were told she had won the essay contest (I don't know how to link back to a previous post, but there's a long story that goes along with the essay see the April 13th post). So she got to throw out the first pitch at today's game. I had to hurry and get on the phone with Matthew to see if he could drive up to the stadium to see her! He made it with a few minutes to spare. There were about 10-15 schools from Polk County represented today and I assume all of them participated in the contest. She beat out about 500 kids from what we were estimating. The second place winner got to place the rosin bag on the pitchers mound and the third place winner got to yell "Play Ball" at the start of the game. Her teachers are working on getting a copy of the essay returned (none of us thought to make a copy of it before we turned it in). She did such a great job! And all the kids were chanting her name when she went out to the mound. The kids had a great time, but it was HOT HOT HOT!

Her school was also chosen to sing "Take me out to the ballgame" durin the 7th inning stretch!


Abbey getting a pep talk from Dad!

This is the catcher that Abbey threw to.

Abbey and her teacher!


Kelly Spezzano said...

WOW!!! That was quite a throw! I didn't know Abbey had such a good pitching arm! I wish I could have been there is person, but I am so glad you were able to get it on video! WAY TO GO ABBEY ROSEY!!!!

His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

She earned a fist bump from me today!

Anonymous said...

Abbey Rose, we are so very proud of you! You have amazing talent as a writer. And now everyone can see you have amazing talent at throwing baseballs! Way to go IDAHO! We love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Uncle Phil, Mimmy, Brooke and Lindsey Lou Who

Tara said...

Way to go Abbey! Great Job! And congrats to the proud Mama!

sweet tooth said...

Abbey! Abbey! Abbey!
GOOD JOB! That was a big throw!

Brittany said...

Congrats! You go girl!