It hasn't been smooth sailing in the All-Stars unfortunately. Hot Rod made it and has been playing pretty well. The deck is stacked against us, though, as our team has payers from the No. 3, 5 and 6 teams and the other has players from the No. 1, 2 and 4 teams. Oddly enough, we are 0-3. None of the games have been out of hand, luckily, but our best chances to win seem to get squandered by poor fielding and bad choices by the kiddos. I mean, heck, they're 10 and 11, so what do you expect. Its just very frustrating. Hot Rod was brought in as a reliever last night with 2 outs when a grounder made it through the right side. There was a runner on 3rd, but we had two outs. The rightfielder was probably no more than 10-15 feet from the first baseman and would've had the runner beat by six steps had he just gone for the third out. Instead, he wails back and goes for home, where the kid was safe and then the parade of poor fielding started. *sigh* Poor Hot Rod. He did go 2 for 2 at the plate with a run scored. In the first game he earned two walks and scored two runs. In the second game, he was 0-2, but had an RBI. But, its just exciting from him to get here for his first time. We've felt like he deserved it twice before, but hey, what can you do? He's here now and we're making the most out of it. I just hope we can win the next game so he can get a few more games in. If we lose Thursday, its all over.