Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Future Cardinal

Everyone here knows that I love baseball. Everyone knows that I dream of my son taking up an interest in the game as well. To some degree that has started to happen. Braden has, at last count, 7 different bats including three wooden ones that he can use to cause some real damage. He has too many baseballs to count including a couple real ones that are also relatively dangerous.

Most nights I put the TV on the Cardinals game while we play. Nearly every time Braden will sit down and watch a little bit with me. He can now say Pujols when we watch our favorite player hit. He claps when I clap, and he genuinely like watching for brief periods of time.

The best part of his growing love for baseball, however, is his actual ability to hit the ball off the tee.  He can really smoke it some times. And as a proud daddy I want to share a video of his hitting with all of you.

Braden swings and misses once during the video, but that is OK. Even Mighty Casey struck out. Unlike Casey, Braden only gets one strike before he follows up with a swing that nearly puts a dent in the wall. His best hit is the last one which follows a request for a home run. Apparently he can hit homers at will too.

The video is a little long, but I just couldn't decide what to cut. So you get the full experience including Braden's Godparents and our friends Kelly and Lisa doing most of the helping.

I hope you enjoy watching our future Cardinal.

10 comments:

Que said...

Love the video. He keeps his bat back and he steps into the swing. At that age, he's a natural!

Manic Mommy said...

I love his stance and I also love the way he works himself all 360 degrees around the room. T-ball is only a few years away!!

Katherine said...

Wow! I really think you might have yourself a ballplayer! He's got the stance, the swing, and everything. Way too cute.

Brian Miller said...

you have a major leaguer in the making...ha. love playing ball with my boys...the youngest starts school this year so hopefully will be playing on their team...

PJ Mullen said...

Powerful swing he's got there. He'll get drafted early :)

Brandy said...

wow - you should be proud. he's a natural. perfect form

Jack said...

Braden would make a great Cub or Dodger. ;)

My Bottle's Up! said...

HOLY SMOKES!!!!!!!! MAJOR SKILLS!!!!!!

uber uber precious and wonderful... and, i *may* have dodged my computer screen on that 3rd hit of his, out of fear of the ball coming through and hitting me in the face.

Tom said...

Good stuff! It's so nice to have a little budding fan. Some day you'll be sitting next to him in the stands cheering them on.

And... there's no such thing as a cute kid video that's too long. Particularly for first children.

SurprisedMom said...

It's amazing how talented Braden is at his young age! What a hitter!

But, what if he's a future Cubbie? Oh my!