Alan and I went to the ballpark today for our third Indians game — and first win! — of 2016. Alan followed his normal routine at first, as he drove his favorite red car and played with the trains for a couple hours. But the routine changed as the afternoon went on thanks to a 3+ hour rain delay.
Alan took advantage of the extra time in the Kids Clubhouse — and diminishing attendance in the room — by repeatedly taking a turn on the slide (we’re talking 12-15 consecutive times) and racing on the mini roller coaster (probably 10-12 times).
But he didn’t stop there. He also ventured outside the Kids Clubhouse to the area of the concourse where the older kids play. There Alan tested his vertical jumping ability on the “Circus Catch” wall (think Kenny Lofton) and tracked his pitch speed (16 MPH) on the Pitching Simulator. He was pretty good!
Alan told me that next time he’ll be ready to participate in a game with other kids on “Slider’s Field” (also located on the Family Deck). He’s definitely become more confident in his abilities after being on a baseball team this spring.
Alan did not get a chance to run the bases postgame due to the lengthy rain delay, but that did not phase him. He still had a blast with his car, trains, power tools, and interactive games!