Good Monday Afternoon.
I am very tired, maybe I haven’ caught my self up from this weekend. Starting Friday night after work, I had a co-ed softball game. It was a good game and we won so that is a plus. I was very out of my element though, as they put me at shortstop. I am an infielder and have been my whole life, but I play first base. I can still field a ball just fine but my arm is awful. I have a slight tear in my rotator cuff, so I really cannot through a anything with any force. So stopping and getting the ball wasn’t difficult for me, it was throwing the ball that didn’t quite work. It didn’t help that our first baseman is a 5′ girl. I threw the ball everywhere but her glove. I apologized to her multiple times that game. I did manage to turn a double play and make one or two throws. I hit amazingly I got up six times in seven innings. I had three home runs, one double, a single, and a ground out. The game ended with a score of 24-21 in our favor.
Saturday was our regular season tournament. We had our first game at 9:15am. It was against a team from out of town, and we never got to play them during the season due to weather. We didn’t know what to expect. We lost very convincingly. We couldn’t hit the ball and we had way to many fielding errors. Honestly it was embarrassing. At that point I was ready to hurry up and lose the next one, so that we could just be done for the day.
We had a game wait and then we were back on the field. This time it was against a group of younger kids. They generally are faster but don’t have the mechanics down, even if they were baseball players. We did much better against them. We hit fairly well, not like we should still, and we didn’t have as many errors in the field. This game gave us our confidence back. We ten runned them in the 5th inning. Being a double elimination tournament we could only lose one more game. We won the game and played again right after.
The next game was against my brothers soon to be brother-in-law. They are a good group of guys and we always have fun, yet close games with them. We started well and were beating them pretty good, until the 5th inning or so. We threw away an inning and let them get back in the game. In the end we did beat them out by a few runs. This kept us live for another game.
After our game wait we played a team that we battle with all the time. That day they happened to get the better of us. It was hard fought and well deserved. We let them pull ahead of us and we could never get back in it. It was hot and we were ok with being done at that point. I think over all we were in 5th place. We shook their hands at the end and that was that. We played five games of softball in two days. It wasn’t the most ever but it was long and hot.
We still had enough time to make it out to my cousins high school graduation party right after our games. Once I showered of course, my wife and I left. It was nice seeing family that we don’t see often. It was a nice way to spend the evening and unwind from the days events.
Sunday we got up and on a whim we ran out to Erie, PA for a quick day trip. I had a gift card from my wife’s grandparents. They gave it to me for my birthday. I ended up getting a 7″ bushcraft knife. I haven’t had one and I wanted one to take with me in the field. I needed it to be full tang and sturdy. I will baton it through wood for kindling and make fire sticks with it. I also carry a Case gut knife and a pocket knife. In my pack I also have a hatchet and a silky saw. I would say I’m good on cutting utensils for now haha. Anyway back on topic. We ate lunch at the local Olive Garden, which is always a treat. Next we ended up at the Barns and Noble beside the restaurant. With my wife’s birthday coming up I offered to buy her some books, if that would be what she would like. She was all for it. I got her six books and some bookmarks. We also made sure to pre-order the new Harry Potter book as well. Overall it was a great day and we got to get out of town for a bit.
I hope you all had an exciting weekend too! I’ll talk to you tomorrow! 😀 😀