DonAithnen (donaithnen) wrote,
DonAithnen
donaithnen

Softball!

We had softball practice after work tonight.

I got there about 5:40 and people were still in the process of showing up, so Neonelephant and i played catch for awhile. Neither one of us is very good at it :) After five or ten minutes of that they had us take up fielding positions while people practiced batting, but that got kind of boring so after two or three people got to bat the people in charge decided we had enough of us there to split up and do a fake game.

Since it was just practice we were taking things rather easy on each other, but even so i did amazingly well for me. The first time i went up to bat i hit the ball the first time it was thrown at me. I guess it bounced once in a direct line from me to the pitcher's glove. I thought oh, the pitcher caught it, so i'm out, but apparently i was supposed to run to first base so he could throw me out there. Yes i know that's how it works logically, but my brain doesn't perform well at speed under pressure =P

Then there was one inning where i was at bat and i think an inning where it didn't get around to me, though i'm not sure what order that happened in. I hit the first ball thrown at me and actually made it to base, and then after two or three more hitters i made it home. Yay!

The next inning i was one of the first people up, hit the first ball, and same as before. And then i think i came up in the same inning and did the same thing again. Again, i may have the order screwed up, but i went up to bat four times, hit the ball on the first throw every time, and made it home three of the times, yay! :)

By the end though i was getting kind of tired, and my knee was a little sore, and people started leaving in ones or twos so i decided to take the excuse to bail as well and preserve my record :)

Oh yeah, and once again one of my coworkers was shocked to learn that i'm 31. Which is good compared to the alternatives i guess, but i can't help thinking of it as "you look too young to be that old" =P
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