Like the great philosopher Rene Descartes (it was either him or Ice Cube) said, “Strength is derived by ignoring the weakness of the body and relying on the power of the mind.” During last night’s game, your Strategic Americans not only ignored the weakness of our bodies (which was mostly limited to irregular chest hair patterns and one pretty unfortunate finger situation), we found that the power of the mind isn’t all that handy when softballs are headed towards your face. Put down your book – the recap Cliffs Notes are here!
Players in attendance!
Jessica, Katie, Mike D., Lori, Caleb, Kelly, Maria, Sid, Greg, Rob and Kevin
Fans and Super-Fans!
Kasey, Dane, Heath, Sara B., Julie, Chris, Antwon, Maria’s family and friends, Courtney, Jim and April – it was a packed house!
Let’s Break This Down.
• We had some solid defensive play last night. Greg caught a line drive playing shortstop and Kevin played first base in a manner that Jimmy Walker would describe as Dy-no-mite.
• Caleb chalked up two RBIs during one trip to the plate, allowing us to score our first two runs of the evening. In a strange twist, they weren’t our last two runs of the evening. Go us!
• Proving once again that the umpires at The Sands operate at a level of professionalism that is only matched by chiropractors who work out of the back of a van, the umpire took a call during the game and let the game continue while he chatted.
• Based on the amount of bandages and ice on Lori’s finger last night, there’s about a 50/50 chance it may fall off today. If you see it in the hallway, please take some funny pictures with it for the Facebook page and then pack it in ice and leave it on her desk.
Score: SA 7, Other Team 15
I think we can all agree that this is what happens when you load up on cheese and meat rolls before playing softball. I blame Tony Valdez, or at the very least his jazz flute player. OK, it probably would have happened anyway. The good news is a new Super-fan was created last night. Dane was cheering so enthusiastically that the umpire, who apparently was between phone calls at the time, asked him to reel it in. Even relatively low expectations of politeness can’t quiet our cheers!
And finally, this week’s edition of Two Things I Overheard At The Game
“Wow – that breath. When did you find the time to eat a diaper you found on the beach?”
“I see you’re still cutting your own hair – bravo to you. You’re not going to get that kind of artistry from someone who has done this before. Or is sober.”
Next week’s game is at 9:00pm.