Sunday, March 7, 2010

Bob the Batter

It's baseball time!! My boys are so so pumped. I'm a touch hesitant to get back in the swing of baseball 5 days a week but they can hardly wait. Both will be pitching this year and have been practicing in the back yard. Matt made a side comment to me last week that what they really needed to help their aim was a "fake batter."

Of course, I had to go inside and google "fake batter." Guess what? There are fake batters out there. They run you from $300-400. There was no way that was going to happen, so, I got this crazy idea that we could build our own. When I mentioned it to Matt he just rolled his eyes. Another one of my crazy ideas. He had no clue, but Home Depot with 4 kids, here we come!

A nice man helped us gather our necessities and away we went. We unloaded our plywood and traced our baseball batter. I grabbed my power tools without having to call Matt at work. :)

We cut out a right handed batter (Ben's right handed) and a leftie - just like Brett.

They each painted their batter.

And waaaalaaaaa! It cost us about 10% of the ones online and a fun day.
Matt was pretty shocked and we loved every second of it!! You can see the batting cage is up and ready for action.
Let's just hope "Bob the Batter" makes a difference! :)


Laura said...

What a cool mom you are. I must admit when I read "fake batter" i though Matt was referring to you stepping up to the plate. :) i've been asked to be a fake batter for Kyle. He's so excited to start pitching this year. But I'm not so sure about putting myself between him and the backstop yet.

Jen said...

We'll invite him over for some pitching practice. "Bob" has already taken a few on the chin and isn't complaining. :)

Rachelle said...

look at you go with the power tools! awesome!

J+S said...

You are my power tools heroine. Maybe we should hang out more and I can become more like you. :)

Hope to see you soon.

5nobbs said...

Great project! Can you get a merit badge or something out of it too?

Salcido said...


JJ Bitton said...

I love em!!! Cant wait to see you guys!

Melanie said...

so awesome with the power tools! Hey does your batting cage get put away in the off season? very cool

Jen said...