Today was Emerson's first Little League game, after the Opening Ceremonies last night. It was a chilly evening but that didn't put a damper on the players parade. The players were then treated to about 90 min of inspirational speeches from a series of ex-players of varying levels of celebrity including Goose Gossage, who I remember from his short stint on the Cubs in the late 80s. This morning Emerson suited up in his own Cubs uniform. He is in the Rookie League where players can strike out after 7 strikes, and many do. But today at least, Emerson did not. He was up to bat three times and got three hits, including one double! In recognition of his performance his coach awarded him the game ball from today's game. Needless to say, he was thrilled!
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