Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Softball Tryout

I have to admit I was a bit nervous about trying out for softball again. It's been so long since I've played and I was ready to have the tryout be the end. But I was pleasantly surprised.
It seems this league was meant for people like me. The have teams that only meet once a week for double headers. They try to find a place for everybody and all skill levels, and they were really encouraging. I didn't have coaches chatting me up like they did the girl that came to try out after having played ball for her community college team, but I'll still get to play.
I'm a bit sore today but thankfully arnica cream and ice packs are a miracle worker. I probably wouldn't be as sore if I hadn't ever played before. Most of it is in my thighs. I found myself crouching down and moving involuntarily every time a ball was hit. I guess it's good that some of my playing is instinctual from when I played as a kid, but my thighs are not happy about it! I feel like I fielded pretty poorly. I missed several ground balls and overthrew the ball to first a couple times, but at least I hit the crap out of the ball. Most of my hits went to the outfield. I was happy about that. Still, no million dollar contract offers from the coaches haha.
There's a possibility that Paul and I can play on the same team. The only downside is the cost. It's $92 for the league. They play on really nice fields so I'm not surprised. It just means we have to pay two fees instead of one and then we'd both need gloves and cleats. It might be worth the money though to have something like that we can do together that's exercisey!

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