Baseball Chatter

Lots has been going on in the baseball world over at the Slaughter House! Britt’s Gotcha Day was the first day I was out of town last week and Tab promised to do something special. Little did I know he meant a night out at the ballpark BUT this girly had a blast!

He was sending pictures throughout the night. :). The ice cream and peanuts during the game rated top of her list.

Ebby Lee politely declined the event.

They all four had the best night!

And then look who made it on the big screen. hahaha!


I got back into town at 9:00 on Friday evening {thanks to the Dallas weather we took a five hour delay to Houston} and we were up and at ’em early with an 8:00 a.m. game on Saturday for Bowen. Nixon and Bowen pretty much played at the same time all weekend and the fields were about 45 minutes apart so Tab and I split our days. Sunday, I had Nixon and MY GOODNESS! Talk about some GAMES! This team played two incredibly intense, stressful, nail biter-kind of games only to come up in the end with two amazing wins. And the championship rings which made the end of the weekend just a little sweeter.

If you’re a mom who’s watched her kid during a tough game like this, you’ll totally understand when Grandmas were moving higher up in the bleachers to get a little closer as they prayed, a mom whispered, “I feel like I’m gonna throw up”, and the pacing-OH, the pacing that can happen! The first game was so intense I told Tab it was like I blacked out afterwards, looked up and was eating chili cheese nachos from the concession stand when it was over. I don’t even know how that happened!

Lots of things to be proud after that performance.

Just proud of him…tough tough weekend and they all kept fighting!

Love my #34!

Meanwhile Bowen’s team had fought their way to the championship game on Sunday evening as well. His game started about 30 minutes after Nixon’s so we watched all the way home. By the time we were exiting the highway, the game was over. Bowen’s team is really coming together. They’re starting to work as a team and it’s such a cool thing to watch.

Proud of #27!

We have one more intense month of baseball…several tournaments and two World Series before the season pretty much wraps. It’s been fun to watch! So many lessons have been learned, tears have been shed after terribly tough losses, there have been disappointments and failures but they’ve continued to battle. That’s the important thing. Those hard days make the victories that much sweeter. Looking forward to watching even more!

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!


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  1. 5.24.23

    The wins are great but sometimes you learn even more from the losses! Congrats to both boys!

    • 5.24.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Elspeth, we’ve been talking about this so much in my house right now. Often times you learn SO MUCH more when you’re struggling at the plate as well!

  2. 5.24.23
    Shanna said:

    Goodness gracious…I need a much calmer weekend of baseball! But there’s no one I’d rather be pacing with and “almost throwing up” than you. 😘

    • 5.24.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      GIRL…ME TOO!!! I’m still recovering! haha!

  3. 5.24.23
    Sandra Roberts said:

    Travel Ball Mom here and yes, yes, – the pacing and the upset stomach is a real thing. We played in Perfect Game this weekend in Georgia and also brought home the championship. I had a crazy tan line and horrible headache when we were done, but I always love watching our kids.

  4. 5.24.23

    Big weekend for the whole family…but that jumbotron. How did they know exactly where to find the cutest kid in the ballpark that night?!

  5. 5.26.23
    Beth said:

    I feel the part about the nerves SO much. My daughter pitches for her high school fastpitch softball team. She was put in some high-stakes, BIG games more than once this year as the relief pitcher. I would pace and pace and pace. All the other moms knew just to nod and tell me we would be okay! Ha! Being a ball parent is nerve wracking at times!