Now that we’re living in the U.S. for almost a year, Kristof has decided to try baseball for the first time, and he’s signed up for the Falls Church Kiwanis Little League. He’s now a proud member of the “Sand Gnats.” What’s a Sand Gnat, you might be asking? I’m guessing the league secured a donation from the Washington Nationals, because a class-A minor league team called the Savannah Sand Gnats used to be affiliated with the Nationals. Here’s the Sand Gnats’ logo, both the Savannah team and Kristof’s team.
Yesterday, September 20, 2008, was the Sand Gnats’ first game this season, so it was Kristof’s first baseball game ever. Here’s historical evidence of Kristof’s very first at-bat:
There are a couple other Foreign Service kids on the team too. Since they haven’t grown up watching the game on TV and playing in the backyard, they don’t have all their baseball instincts yet…but they all did their best and really enjoyed the game.