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 lost...by 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.