Rival spellers suffer cruise during a Spelling Bee – WKBW.com Buffalo … – WKBW
May 30, 2017 - Picnic Time
How’s this for a Memorial Day picnic: your face on a scoreboard during Nationals Park, a possibility to strike balls where Bryce Harper practices his pitch and a dance celebration with George Washington and his good pal, Abe?
That’s how spellers and their families spent their Monday. Add in face painters, fair games and a print counter – not to discuss burgers, ice cream and prohibited dogs – and we have a makings for a flattering good day.
“It’s my initial time in a ball stadium,” pronounced Eric Gitson, speller 71, while sitting in a dugout. “It’s really nice. Very pretty. It’s huge.”
Akshansh Ajay Kumar, speller 195, is a Toronto Blue Jays fan. He pronounced it was “really cool” to be in a batting cages. Russell Martin, a Jays’ catcher, is Akshansh’s favorite player.
Being means to take some swings was “a good thing to take my mind off a Bee,” he said.
Ben Lenger, speller 165, got to supplement another ball track to his list – he’s adult to four, now.
“It doesn’t feel any opposite from overhanging during home in my basement,” Ben pronounced of being in a cages. “But he throws a lot some-more solemnly than my father does.”
And Kelly Mills, speller 162, had never hold a bat before she stepped in to take some swings.
“I left meditative I’ll hang with dance,” she said.
Still, she connected adequate for a tainted tip. And she had a lot of fun.
“So far, I’ve only had a illusory time,” Kelly said.