The downtowners (my softball team I’ve joined in Alameda) suffered a heartbreaking defeat to.. um, some other team whose team I don’t know. I think the score was like 30-4 or something like that. Ouch. Since I doubt that we’ll be written up in the Alameda Journal this time, I’m sure a dennisyang.com writeup is almost as good..
Coach Kitts had a marvelous almost diving catch in the outfield.. he’s running for the ball, almost there, glove outstretched, he goes sliding across the grass… It was a Sportscenter moment (well, if he had made the catch, but it sure did *look* like he caught it.. i’m not quite sure what happened.. i still think he caught it).
We were just out-hit.. the other team was able to find the gaps regularly, particularly in short center. The ump was calling strikes and balls strangely.. Blue was encouraging the pitchers to pitch a lot higher than I’ve seen previous umps do.
I think we would do much better if we had jerseys, but after last night’s loss, I think the sponsors are all pulling out. When I was growing up, my little league teams were “Honey Girl Donuts” and “Fioritto Funeral Home” — that made for some interesting jerseys. Maybe I’ll give Fioritto a call, what could be more intimidating than a team sponsored by morticians…