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Softball Playoffs - cellophane
the story of an invisible girl
renniekins
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Softball Playoffs
To my great surprise and delight, my softball team made the playoffs this season. I'm glad, because it meant we got to play more! Two games last week, and one or more last night.

Last night was the final night. We were definitely scheduled to play one game at least. If we won the first game, we'd play again. If not, the season was over.

Unfortunately, we were up against the top team in the league. We started out okay, and we played a decent game the whole way through... they were just a lot better. You know it's bad when you're taking your last inning at bat and you're encouraging the team, "Come on guys, just 21 more runs and we can beat them!"

So yeah, we lost, 24 - 4. We really did play well (even I did!), and we placed better than our team has done any season in the past. We've never even made the playoffs before! We ended up in 3rd place overall, which I think is great. It was a fun season.

I'm glad it's over now though, because it was really cold out last night. We were all bundled up in long sleeves and jackets. My left hand stayed warm in my mitt, but my right hand was so cold and dry...I was worried that if I tried to throw the ball it would slide right out of my hand! Fortunately that didn't happen the few times I fielded the ball. It took me hours before I warmed up properly again.

So it's good that softball is over. Now all I have are nice warm sports to participate in. Like ice skating. Um...yeah.
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estarsign From: estarsign Date: September 30th, 2003 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
You must have some really good hearted team spirit on your team to keep cheering! I wish my sister's team could take a lesson from that. The girls on her high school team are so not into it that she's considering not playing her senior year which I think would be really sad.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 1st, 2003 12:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, we're totally in the sport just for fun. We let anybody play who wants to, regardless of skill, we goof around and laugh a lot, and we just have a good time. It's a good team.

Yeah, that is sad. It's a game...games are supposed to be fun.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 30th, 2003 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well in skating you are always dressed prepared for the cold.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 1st, 2003 11:59 am (UTC) (Link)
No, actually we often wear skimpy little dresses with tights. I think I'm just doomed to enjoy cold sports.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: October 1st, 2003 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
So you like dressing in skimpy dresses and then going out in the cold.

Think about what that says about your personality Mon Captaine!

Very Nietzsche of you.
thinggtwoo From: thinggtwoo Date: September 30th, 2003 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Cool, Softball - I LOVE watching folks play, and I'm one who cheers like that too...I just get caught up in the game. Well, you guys had fun & played well, so you should be proud. Now to just work on the attire...:-)

drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: September 30th, 2003 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, 3rd place overall is pretty good...maybe the Tigers could use some of you! :) Congrats!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 1st, 2003 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I could be a bat girl!
drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: October 1st, 2003 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I was very tempted to make a "Batman" reference to that remark, but a gag like that's already been done in other contexts...so I'll just keep my mouth shut. :)
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