First of all, if you watched Veronica Mars
last night, do NOT
under any circumstances tell me ANYTHING
about it. I taped it and wasn't able to watch it last night.
I missed the latest adventures of Miss Mars because church league softball started last night. It's been three years since I've played and let me tell you--I have missed it. A lot. It was great to be back out there.
The league we're in is interesting. First of all, it allows stealing. I'd never seen that before in church league softball. Second of all, you play a double header every time--against the same team. So, that meant that our games that were scheduled to start at 8:15 didn't start until 8:30 and we didn't finish until 10:30. (Hence why the no watching of Veronica Mars
) The double-header format proved better for our team where we had 15 guys show up to play. So, we could substitute and keep fresh over the course of two games a bit better than the other team that only had nine players available. One big asset was we had two pitchers--one for each game--and they only had one. So, by the end of game two, you could tell their pitcher was getting a bit tired.
I am happy to say I went three for four on the night with two runs scored and a couple of RBI. So, any of y'all that have me in your fantasy softball league--you're welcome. And we won both games. Now, I know the most important thing is that we went out and had fun. And we did. But hey, I can't tell you that part of me doesn't like winning.
The only downside--the games not ending until 10:30 means I was up a bit later than I usually stay up so I am dragging a bit today. I really need to build that George Costanza cubby-hole under my desk for a nice nap this afternoon.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 5/04/2005 08:12:00 AM