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Opening Day

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Despite a week of torrential downpours and between lingering raindrops, the 2019 Cal Ripken League baseball season kicked off on Saturday.

Karter, a 10 1/2-year-old 5th grader, is playing his second year in the majors.

 

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Daddy Kristoffer (in gray sweatshirt) is one of the Cardinals' assistant coaches.

 

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Karter is thrilled one of his best friends Matt is on his team this year.

 

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Hands down (or I should say "gloves down"...) he's the most handsome second-baseman I've ever seen!

The Cardinals won their opening game handily 13-2, then we changed ball diamonds for Kaden's game.

 

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Kaden is 9 years old and finishing up 3rd grade, a second year player in the minors.

And yes, those are raindrops not a dirty camera lens.  The game started with sprinkles and the rain grew steadier as the game progressed.

 

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Kristoffer is the manager of the Orioles.  And yes, there's always that one kid who's not paying attention...thankfully it's not Kaden.

 


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Kaden does a great job at first base, and he also pitches and catches as needed.

 


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Kaden's famous smile and one of his best buddies Alex...

 

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Silly sibling fans...

 

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Celebrating a strike-out!

 


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The girls didn't seem to mind the rain a bit, but Papaw and I ducked out (pun intended) when we were up 9-0 in the 4th and the rain was getting heavier.

 

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Two games, two wins.  Even in the mud, a successful...

...opening day.

 

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