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March 25, 2008

In which we really got hammered

The softball season took a turn for the worse last night with a sound 24-3 thrashing by Foul Balls. They were good, y'all. They are the highest-scoring team in our league and now I see why. They actually have people who hit it to right field on purpose. In slow-pitch, that's a good thing. Our poor right fielder was running all over the place. It was cold, too, which didn't help. Brrr! I was 2-2 with an RBI. Neither of my hits traveled further than 15 feet down the baseline. It was a swinging bunt night for me.

We fall to 1-5 on the season with four games left to go. Next week is ESAB, and one of the umpires told me last night that they are also a good hitting team. Whee! Go us!

March 17, 2008

In which we came really close to winning...

...but fell just short.

The Tornadoes beat us 12-4. We were ahead 4-2 going to the last inning, and out of nowhere they started beating the cover off the ball and before we knew what had happened they put 10 runs across the plate. Kristin pitched a great game, and the defense played well. They just got off the schneid and started hitting the ball right there at the end, darn it! We fall to 1-4. I played the whole game at catcher and avoided crashing into the pitcher this time, which is always a plus. I got on base all three times I came to the plate, but two of them were fielder's choices so officially I was 1-1.

We had a pretty good crowd cheering us on. There were a couple of sets of player parents and dogs in the crowd as well as other friends and family. Darlene and the kids came again, and Darlene's mom was there as well. She had her camera with her and took a couple of pics of the man himself in action behind the plate.

Foul Balls are the opponents next week. Hopefully we'll get a win!

March 11, 2008

In which I flabble about a few different things

We played softball last night. Alpharetta First United Methodist beat us 15-5, dropping our record to 1-3. This is the second time a church team has beaten the paint off us. Why can't we compete with Christians? Steve and I were talking about it during the game and decided it must be like Notre Dame football. God just cares more about their teams than He does ours. Hmph. They didn't even invite us to pray with them, either, like the other ones did. I only played a couple of innings at catcher. A nondescript 1-1 at the plate. A pretty dull evening all around, at least until we went to Krystal on the way home. Mmmmm....Krystal... We play the Tornadoes next week.

Has anyone ever tried to read Umberto Eco? If you've tried and actually succeeded, you're a more diligent (read: masochistic) reader than I am. I started Foucault's Pendulum the other day. My God. I didn't even make it through the first 50 pages. I got so tired trying to wade through all the words to find a plot that I just put it away. All I could figure out was that someone was trying to hide in a museum and I think there were flashbacks, but I never really figured out why they were flashing back or why he was trying to hide. I was lost before I even got to page 10. It's been a long time since I put a book down without finishing it, but this one... Oy. I've heard Eco makes his books obtuse in the beginning on purpose, to drive away those who don't want to make the effort to read them. Well, I don't, so I am hence driven away. I don't want to work that hard for my reading pleasure. Dune was hard, but at least I found a hook and got into the story. Here, there was no hook, at least in the first 45-50 pages. If there's one after that, sorry, I'm already gone. Hopefully my own book will be a different experience for the reader.

So I put it up and started Nightfall again instead, for about the 10th time. I can always read that one. No fuss, no muss.

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March 3, 2008

In which we win!

We played softball tonight. Darlene, the kids, and Kayvontay (Steven's friend from school) came and cheered us on, and we won! We beat Exide SuperCranks 11-9, mainly because their starting pitcher couldn't throw strikes.I played catcher again, and actually tagged someone out at the plate! Whoo! I also had a massive collision with our pitcher when we both chased a pop fly and neither of us called it. She held onto it for the out, though. I had another good night at the plate, 2-2 and reached on a fielder's choice the third time. 1 RBI, scored 2 runs. Not too shabby.

This was the first game ever won by CPS on the field in this league. The last team was 1-9, and that win was a forfiet. A historic night, and I was glad to be part of it. Our record is 1-2, and we're all looking forward to next week! See you there!