Last night, our team got back on the winning track, sweeping our double header. The first game was kind of close--we squandered a nine run lead in the bottom of the fourth, only to get two runs in the top of the fifth and hold on for a 15-14 win. (We have got to work on the whole strategy of giving up a run to get an out when you're up by four or more) We then proceede to blow open the second game, winning 13-3 by the mercy rule after four.
Once again, the officiating for the league was just absolutely the WORST I have ever seen. Case in point--I'm up at bat, and the ball is heading for my head. So, I'm thinking "Ball" and have to PULL BACK so it won't HIT ME IN THE HEAD! The ump calls out "Strike three!" and ends the inning. All I can say is, it's good Gracelyn and Davis were there to watch the game or else Uncle Michael would have probably said something to the umpire he'd have regretted later. The thing was, this guy had no consistency. The strike zone changed from pitch to pitch. I also observed that if you got up on the count 2-0, the next ball, regardless of where it was pitched was a strike.
So, my last time up at bat, I got up to bat, determined to at least make contact and not be sent off to the bench again in abject humilation. I did get a single, but later got forced out at second on a slow grounder to the short stop.
Sorry to all of you who have me on your fantasy softball team. My stats are not quite up there like I want them to be. I'll see what I can do to help y'all out in the coming week.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 5/25/2005 07:47:00 AM