Thursday, May 29, 2008


I saw this happen at our first game, so I made an animated GIF to help out with the explanation. It's not something to harp on, 'cause I've done it myself. It's to help you know when to advance to the next base if you aren't forced to run. This same situation applies when you're on third and looking to score at home.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The moment it all went to hell! Game 1

We were not victorious in our first contest. I wanted to make a regular contribution along the guidelines of picking a moment that the game got away from us. Hopefully there would be contributions that would pinpoint the moment it all went to hell for the other guys but for this week it was THE TEAM that got the extra large serving of hell. As far as choosing a moment goes, it seems it all went to hell when the sun crashed into the earth. It was roasting hot out there! Through the sweat in my eyes I remember Chris, Terrence and Kareena working together to turn a double play and Dave hit a home run. Those were moments it all went to heaven. GO THE TEAM!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

First Game of Summer!

This Sunday, May 18 @ 4:45pm on Olive #1.

I've been working a little bit on developing some new pitches. If I get consistent enough, I would like to give them some badass nicknames. I realize I'm getting way ahead of myself here, but that's what I do. I mean, I've been planning my late night talk show for the last 3 years.

Top pitch name contenders so far:

The Widowmaker
The Haymaker
The Hoosier Hurler
The Comet
Strawberry Shortcake

I'm open to other suggestions.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


A few games ago, my boyfriend Gavin came to his first viewing of THE TEAM!!! in action. Gavin loves his camera like no other, so he brought it along and took some photos, his first foray as sports photographer.

I personally like this picture of a member of THE TEAM!!! hitting the ball because you can see the arc of the ball being it--likely a home run, knowing the caliber of batters on THE TEAM!!!. If you click on the photo or click on this link right here, you will be magically transported to the gallery, where you will see photos like the one to the right. The photo to the right of Chris and Mimma is really cool, but I suppose it indicates how that particular game went: we lost.

Even though we lost the majority of our games this last season, our first, we discovered that we have heart and gumption and wanted to continue this thing on! Hopefully our team photographer will come back and record us in action again!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Scared Hitless

Our first practice game of the season was this past Sunday. We played Scared Hitless. Scared Hitless used to be a team full of Scots (there were two) who had never played softball before, However, something changed this season and they got a couple of bulkier guys that had better hits and more direct throws.

We had about 7 girls playing and a handful of guys so that 3 people sat out each time we took the field. This created an automatic cheering section. We also had a week old baby in the crowd cheering us on.

Despite the huge cheer section, the other team gained on our weaknesses quickly and racked up something insane like 15 runs in the first 5 innings.

But do not be afraid, we came back. About an hour into the game our team started doing great. Hits were made, bases were run, home plates were crossed. Things were looking up.

My favorite part was when I hit a ball to 3rd base and they made a bad throw and I got on first. Chris was the first base coach at the time (have you ever noticed that couch and coach are easy words to mix up?). The first base player was this lady with yellow sleeves. From the get-go, I wasn't fond of yellow-sleeved lady because she was eating those sunflower seeds while on the field and spitting. Ridiculous. This is NOT the major leagues, no tobacco like chewing and spitting needed. Anyway, when I got to first Chris commented, "Your team is falling apart." Yellow-sleeved lady GLARED at us. Chris and I exchanged glances. Maybe this is a had to be there story, but come on, it was funny!

In other news, we ended up losing but we got 10 runs in that last inning. Next time, if we get there maybe a little earlier and warm up for real maybe it won't take an hour to get into our groove.

You'll be happy to hear that Scared Hitless moved up to the next league so we won't be crossing paths with Yellow-sleeves anytime soon. I'm happy they moved up and we didn't because we're in a league that fits our team (unless you new Summer leaguers are particularly awesome players) and allows us to have fun rather than stressed with long innings against too good teams.

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