Reflection on the first game…

on April 27, 2009

Well, I’m not going to lie, it could have been better. But, it also could have been worse. Unfortunately, the team we played had something we don’t have, a pitcher. I adore my little girls and bless their hearts they tried, however, we just haven’t found our pitcher yet.

There’s a six run rule which means at the point a team scores six runs in an inning, that half of the inning is over and the other team gets a turn. There’s also a rule that no game should exceed 90 minutes, but for some reason that rule wasn’t followed. Lovely.

Anywho, it took two hours to complete three innings (yes, that’s as painful as it sounds) and all done in nearly 100 degree heat. I kid you not, it was a mostly unpleasant experience. And I have the sunburn to show for it. (Yes, I took sun block. No, I did not put it on. *sigh*) But once the parents saw there’s was more than little old me could handle alone, they hopped off those bleachers and did a great job to help me out. I really appreciated that.

So the final score was 18 to 15. We came up three runs short due to a couple of girls I couldn’t convince to stop swinging at bad pitches. But I appreciate how much they wanted to hit the ball. And the ones who did hit the ball did a terrific job. It’s nice to know that the majority of our runs came from hitting and not walks or beamed batters. The beamed batters thing is a whole other subject.

We have two practices before our next game and if I’m correct, the team we play Saturday is a group smaller and with less experience than us, so it’s going to be another long (in time) short (in innings) game. It’ll be pitching, pitching, pitching all week. Maybe my kiddo will have some luck. If nothing else I know she’ll be able to get it across the plate. Now, getting it over without killing anyone is another question…

Anyone else spending time at the ball field these days? Anyone else have an extremely uneven and splotchy tan like I do? I suggest buying stock in anyone producing aloe as I’m pretty much keeping them in business.