I learned a new word last fall, "nachas", from my friend at Newmark's Door.
Of course, I already knew what nachas FELT like, as most parents do.
This fall, same baseball league:
Semifinal game, city tournament, Raleigh v. Wake Forest, scheduled starter couldn't make it, late and a bit sick. My son Brian pitched.
He threw a complete game (7 inn) shutout, against a good team. Pitching line:
They won, 3-0.
His only problem was the fourth, where leadoff guy gets on on an error, Brian walked the next two. But then he struck out two, and caught a fly ball to get out of the jam.
Complete games are extremely rare, even though "CG" is only 7 innings. Kids just lose concentration. I think it helped him that he scattered 3 hits and 5 walks, because it kept him just on the edge.
But in the 6th, he struck out 4 guys (on PB allowed the runner to get on, a curve int he dirt). And in the 7th he struck out two more, on 8 pitches.
Then we went to Taco Bell. I had Nachas Grandes.
Final game, city tournament, 15-17 year old league: tomorrow night, Monday. Will advise.