Monday, May 4, 2009

Softball is not just for young'uns

I played softball ever since I was about 8 years old. I remember my best friend neighbor asking me if I signed up for softball and I didn't really know what it was or that I could! It was around the time of Title 9 where girls could play any sports boys did. I loved softball. Secretly I wanted to be on the Boston Red Sox. I thought I could be the first girl on the Red Sox. I thought that was something noone had thought of before. Then the movie League of Their Own came out. I realized that other girls had the same dreams that I did.

So I played through High School and didn't play in college because the girls were scary, I mean, I was training for ski team year round. This brings us to present day.

The Rec dept in our town put together a coed adult league this year. Who was one of the first to sign up? Yup, me. So psyched to be playing softball after a 20 (or more) year absence. My body realizes it has been a twenty year absence, but my brain has not.

That is why after our first game yesterday I was sitting on the couch with frozen hash browns on my groin and frozen peas on my knee (where I took a line drive) and a big smile on my face.

As I moaned and rolled out of bed this morning, B said she didn't think "old" people should be playing softball and why was I doing it.

"Duh, because it's fun!"

Just hope that if you come for dinner, it's not a low budget week or you might be getting recycled hash and peas.


Melisa Wells said...


But good for you! I was always the last one picked for any type of ball game. I totally suck.

But get me on a dance team of any kind and I'm good. :)

WeaselMomma said...

Have fun playing and so sorry, I have to RSVP my regrets for dinner (until the hash is gone).

SurprisedMom said...

Wow! I consider it a miracle when I can walk and chew gum at the same time! I admire you for getting out on the softball field. Sorry to hear about your injuries. Thank goodness the hash was available!

Mags said...

That's awesome!!! I'm going to check into some adult leagues once my children get older, and I have more time. An ex-boyfriend's mom played in a senior co-ed league...she was pushing 60 and had quite the reputation as a "player." :)

Anonymous said...

Went to Sue's for dinner tonight - thank goodness - NO hash browns or peas! Dinner was delicious!

Caution/Lisa said...

I admire anyone with an athletic body! I have no frozen hashbrowns or veggies, and that's why I'm claiming I can't play softball.

Hit 40 said...


The only thing I throw are rude remarks. Maybe I will get moving when school is out.