Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Getting to Know THE TEAM - 13 Sandy

We are out of numerical sequence. Oh well. I thought Sandy was shy but I guess something went weird with the e-mail. Anyway...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Sandy

Q: How did you end up on THE TEAM?

A: Because Jenny Smith asked and she is good peeps so I figured any team she'd be putting together would also be with fun and good peeps.

Q: What positions have you played so far this season? Do you have a favorite?

A: I've played RF, LF, Rover, Catcher, and 2nd. I like playing infield better than outfield because the balls come straight at you and I can catch those better than the ones that come at you from up high. My depth perception sucks so I always stand too short and they go over my head. My favorite would be 2nd but I want to keep playing outfield because I swear I'll catch one of the outfield hits before this season is over!

Q: Is there a special reason you chose 13 for your jersey number?

A: Actually, I originally wanted 28 because that is the last age I remember being. But then I heard somewhere that sports numbers are typically ones that you can hold up on 2 hands. I didn't know if this was true for softball but I chose 13 just to be safe and because some people consider it lucky and I need all the luck I can get.

Q: Did you play sports in school? What teams were you on and what school did you play for?

A: Yes, well I've always been to schools that make sports part of the daily class schedule. I think my all-time favorite was trampoline jumping (well, it was supposed to be gymnastics but when I did it, I was pretty much just jumping). I was in track-and-field when I was in junior high at the American School of Kuwait. In high school at Cebu International School (Philippines) I played volleyball, basketball, and swam. I was also in an equestrian school.

Q: Besides your outstanding softball ability, what other talents do you have?

A: I've been doing martial arts since I was 12. I like banging on taiko drums. I pretend I can play the piano (but that backfired on me when I was conned into playing the most retarded version of 'Here Comes the Bride' for an actual wedding procession).

Q: Can I have $50?

A: Only if I can drink it with you.


Jenny said...

I have never heard that about the sports numbers.

Rick said...

That's usually a basketball thing that way the ref can report fouls to the scorers table by holding up his fingers.

Lillian said...

Yeah...that "someone" who told her that was me. But, I did mention I only knew it was true for basketball :)