Brian Ho (brianho) wrote,
Brian Ho

Batter Up!

Season 2 for the company softball team started today.  I didn't participate last year, but I did enjoy all the masterfully written and hilariously entertaining recaps from xnolenx after each game.  So much so, in fact, that I figured I might actually give it a shot this year and see if it was as much fun as his words made it out to be.

Sadly, Jon has left us.  He is missed.  But alas...we go on.  We had our first practice on Tuesday where I discovered I'm not as terrible at the mechanics of the game as I thought I might be (having never really played before).  I can generally catch balls that are thrown to me.  If I'm already there or have time to get there and get set, I can get it to fall neatly into my mitt.  It's the ones I have to run for that are much more questionable.  On the run, I don't seem to be able to judge an intersection of ball and mitt with any encouraging regularity.

As for hitting, I seem to at least be able to connect despite requesting to be the team's "designated whiffer".  I somehow managed to get two hits in three times at bat today.  Color me surprised.

In the end, we a lot: 14-5.  But we didn't lose by mercy rule! :P  And I don't think we lost because we were really that bad.  I think the other team was really just that much better.  But whatevs.  It was fun and even a light rain at the beginning and end didn't dampen our spirits.

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