We went to our third minor league ball game of this year Saturday night, and the fourth when you include one major league game. The minor league games were at the Brooklyn Cyclones ball park and the one major league game was down in Baltimore.
Matthew has become skilled at getting a baseball. He watches the players warm up before the game and as they head to the dugout he asks for a ball. How can a ball player refuse to give a ball to a kid? Not easily. Matthew now claims he’s gotten a ball in four straight games. Saturday night some young prospect for the Brooklyn Cyclones, Manny Rodriguez, tossed him this ball.
Another thing we did at the ball park was try the pitching velocity radar. It measures how fast you can throw. Here’s a video clip of Matthew. The highest he registers is 41 mph.
Not bad for an eight year old. His father was only able to do 47 mph.