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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Stepping Up To The Plate

This afternoon I participated in a charity softball tournament with several of my coworkers and their families. It was a fun experience that I am not soon to forget.

To clarify, the proceeds went to charity-- the Susan Komen Fund for the Cure to be precise-- but there were no celebrities present. Of course, in my humble opinion, all of my teammates and the members of the opposing team might as well have been celebrities.

The game was a hit (pun intended) and even though the team I was on lost, I believe everyone had a great time. I can't wait to do it again, even though my whole body aches from the experience. Having played catcher for most of the game, I have a new found respect for the position.

And, along the way, I found out two things about myself that I hadn't considered before. One is that I could really start to like playing softball, to the point that I would like to join a league sometime in the near future. Secondly, I am seriously out of shape if I want to continue to play softball. Haha

This is coming from someone who is a huge football fan, so much so that over 75% of my blogs/articles center around that topic. Don't get me wrong, I follow baseball but I don't really get interested in the sport until the playoffs. I will check box scores on a week to week basis, but that is only because, like most other diehard sports fans, I am a stats junkie.

Speaking of which, although I had decent offensive stats, I will not mention them here. But my defense was somewhat lacking. Okay, so it was terrible. So sue me. Of course, not having played in over two decades may have had something to do with it.

So a big thanks to my fellow coworkers at Cardinal (my day job, how else do you think I pay the bills?). I hope we all get to do this again soon.