The Ye Ol Company softball team won their first game of the season last night, mostly due to the fact that I was not there. While I was home blowing my nose, the rest of my stalwart teammates were fighting out a very close game. They ended up battling back in the last inning, and managed to hang on to their win, 11 to 10. So that makes us….1 and 7 for the season. So much for our perfect record.

I’m not sure I’m cut out for softball. After two months of play, I still have the “don’t hit it over here!” jitters. Fierce competition doesn’t seem to be my thing, even in the remedial just for fun league. (Now, if this was a step aerobics league, or a Pilates league, or something like that, I’d be all over it. But it’s hard to revel in the thrill of competitive sports when you’re lousy at the game). Actually, I’m not sure I’d like it even if I was good at it. I don’t really have a “rip the competition to shreds” personality. I’m more of the “whatever dude” personality. Not exactly conducive to a major league career.

Still, I like the comradely, and it’s been fun getting to know my co-workers outside of work, and I like my little shirt with my number on the back (which makes me feel all softball suave, even if I’m not). I might even think about possibly maybe consider playing next year. Maybe. But I think I’m all softballed-out for this season.

Which is why my competitive streak is happy that our 1 and 7 season didn’t make the playoffs.

1 comment:

cndymkr / jean said...

I totally understand the "don't hit over here" part! What about a work bowling league? That isn't too competitive.