I took Rakes to his buddy Brick's 4th birthday yesterday at Bounce U. And yes, Brick may have Rakes beat for most unusual name that I've ever heard. Plus he and his parents are die hard Yankee fans which is a double whammy. But they are great people, he's a wonderful boy, and he calls me "Rakes' Daddy". So he's good people.
Here Rakes is swinging for the fences at the baseball section with a look usually seen on the face of Kevin Youkilis in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded. I've really gotta get him to dial the intensity down a notch.
Finally, here he is on the last leg of the obstacle course where they tell you, in a video, to sit on your bottom and go feet first down the slide. Of course he's bouncing as high as he can before jumping off and meeting the slide about 2/3 of the way down.
I remain firmly convinced he'll be the first astronaut to do a back flip over the lunar module.
Red Sox vs the Angels Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m. east coast time.
I'll be stocking up on Mt Dew and Red Bull tomorrow.