Thursday, February 11, 2010

Corozal Campeones 2010

The Plataneros de Corozal won the Championship!!! They beat Guaynabo 4-2 in a best of 7 series final. Great job boys!

Casey was named the MVP of the final series.
Cash and I had so much fun cheering him on!
My friend Erica is also playing in PR, so she watched the game with us. It was so good to see her, and fun to have her see how big Cash is now.
Casey played really well with a lot of energy and fire. He coined the phrase "BOOM" for his celebration after scoring.

The Corozal fans loved him and his BOOM!!! He was definitely the fan favorite.

Casey was the points leader on his team all thru the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals. He led the whole league in total points too. He also had the best ace percentage. I'm so proud of him. He deserved all of the glory for his hard work.

After the win, the Corozal team got into the back of a truck to lead the celebration train back to Corozal. Normally it would be a 30 minute drive, but it took them almost two hours. They had a police escort and a train of 200+ cars following them. They drove 15 mph while standing in the bed of a truck celebrating. It was insane.

They finally arrived in the town square of Corozal around 2am. The whole town was there to greet their champions. It was pandemonium. Cash and I were exhausted and eager to go home. But we were still excited for daddy. It was really loud with all the people and the band, so we just hung out behind the stage until Cash finally fell asleep.

The team was announced on stage in the middle of the square. When they announced Casey's name, the crowd went wild. Chanting, "MVP MVP MVP!!!" It was an incredible moment.

We have had such an unforgettable experience here. Casey's team, fans, and our PR family have made this opportunity better than we could have imagined. We are so grateful for the blessings we continually receive. And fortunate to be surrounded by warm, welcoming, loving Puerto Ricans.


Marcus Lane said...

so rad!

Anonymous said...

Wow... I can't imagine how special that was for you both! Congratulations Casey, mom and Cash. Cash is so beautiful I can't get over it.

Whitny said...

WOw. That is a lot of excitment. Hope you are gonna be ok with normal life. If it ever comes. SO so cool. Living the dream. I am so happy for you guys.

Linds Forrest said...

Oh my crap that is the coolest thing i have ever read!!! Congrats to Casey!! And that's awesome for you too!!

Catherine Fishback said...

That last picture is amazing. I'm so happy for you guys and Casey. Yay Pattersons!

Lindsey said...

That's amazing. Congrats to Casey. What a great experience!

Spils said...

Heck yeah!!!! He looks like he found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow in all these pics. Oh how I wish to be in that crowd right then and there! What a fun time. Nothing pleases me more than all this great news!!

Annie and Caleb Pinegar said...

when i read that--all i could think was how cool is that picture with casey's arms out and all the people cheering. I bet that was fun to experience. you guys look great. i love cash's shirt

Scotty and Chels said...

Wow! That is so awesome. Casey is a star! Very cool.
Oh, and I guess we always want what we don't have. Little Lucy will NOT be held by anyone. Even if someone is trying to make her laugh and I'm holding her, she has to look at me to make sure it's ok to laugh. I WISH she'd go to other people at least every once in a while!! So enjoy your friendly baby and I'll enjoy my mama/daddy's girl!