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Memories made ~ Many more to come!

Well, we are half way through February and we've already taken steps into the unknown.  My son, Chris, has joined a new travel team, the NJ Buzz, since Triple A Arsenals isn't playing this season.  This was a bittersweet decision....although ultimately there was no choice.  Chris wants to keep playing, so his Arsenal coach invited the whole team to try out for a new travel team, but he didn't make it so we kept looking for another team.  We came across the NJ Buzz and were impressed.  Not sure what to expect as far as games go and what the other parents are like, but as far as training goes, it is amazing.  He has 2 practices a week, 1 is the whole team and they do batting, infield/outfield work and work outs, the other practice is just for pitchers and catchers and here he works on his pitching plus gets a great workout.  We are looking forward to this new and unknown step in his life.  It will be good for him, he has met new people and this will hopefully prepare him for high school next year, as there will be more change in the next year or two.

We are and always will be very proud of him and he really is showing us how much he loves to play baseball.  He loves this new team, so do we but of course, there will always be a special place in our hearts for the Triple A Arsenal family!

I have sooooo many pictures of the 3 years that Chris played for the Arsenals, but I gathered some and created this little video:

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