|Sunday, August 14th. We drag out of bed
in the school dormitory, and head off a few hundred yards down the
street for breakfast. Unfortunately, it was raining all night and it
looks like rain today.
We arrive at the fields and they are
quite wet. The boys drag out a tarp full of dirt from under the
bleachers and start putting dry soil on using cut off plastic 'Coke'
bottles. While they're doing that, another boy is making the chalk
lines, using a string and a box to hand lay the chalk.
Today's game is against Belarus, and they
are a good team. They come on strong, and we come back and tie it.
Unfortunately, we let them get three runs ahead, and then the rain comes
down hard so we have to stop for a bit. When the downpour stops we
begin to have a comeback, but we just can't catch up so we have our
first loss today.
After the game we head back to the resort
and back into the rooms, and have a great lunch of soup and then steak
with rice and veggies. Evening's activities for the boys consists of
poker and catching frogs.