day 2180 – three bag

left my jersey in the wash, but at least i found a shirt to wear. first time i’m fielding on the right side of the diamond at third base. i was ready to take some balls off the body because the ball really kicks up after a bouncing on gravel. ended the night with only two bruises, one on the bicep and one on the stomach. i haven’t figured out how to take high balls off the backhand but i did made some pretty good stops and threw out two runners at first base. the team played really well defensively considering we were playing opponents a tier above

2099 – softball season

i was unable to attend softball opening weekend so espr season kicks off for me with a double header. i got reacquainted at first base which is the position i’ll probably play at most of the season. the swing is a little off after eight month off season. i only managed to get on base three of the six at bats. i took a hard ball to the shin early in the second double header which got me limping. i didn’t need to unroll my high socks during the game because i already saw a big bump forming. when i got home, i checked the damage but made the executive decision i didn’t need to get it examined further

day 1845 – playoff craze

this is the crazy stretch where all my playoffs happen. woke up for an 8am start to play four softball games before we got knocked out. i hit up 8 rinks straight from the field for a hockey game; my legs were dead when i got to the rink. what a run for espr, making it to the quarter finals is quite an accomplishment. this team keeps improving and we’re only raising the bar for the next season. i feel fortunate to be able to return in time for playoffs after being sidelined for four weeks. i got home from all that activity and fell asleep even when sitting and rolling on the floor

day 1843 – back on field

my shoulder still feel restricted and painful in outstretched positions, but back in my cleats and on the grass field playing softball for the first time in four weeks. i have to protect my shoulder by limiting the amount of movement it can do. realizing that’s quite difficult when i have to snatch all of throws that come my way to first base. i’m not going to lie it hurts when playing, and i’m sure that expected on my first games back

day 1814 – potato wedges

img_20200130_2133103170956927204688666.jpga great win for the team as we strung together six solid innings to win by seven. timely defensive plays helped keep everyone in the game including my first time ever gunning out someone at home plate. spontaneity got the better part of me today as i was driving home after my game. it wasn’t great but wasn’t bad either and i wished i saved my quota for good poutinery found in downtown. i didn’t finish the whole thing but at least i can say i’ve tasted the timmy’s poutine

day 1813 – first base lady

off softball for two weeks and my timing is a bit off at both the batter’s box and at first base. i’m either a little early or late getting my bat around, but i’m sure it won’t be long until i make solid contact again. this season i’ve earned the trust of my teammates and proved that i can be the go-to first base woman. playing first base has it’s challenges. not only do i have to contend with the sun, protect myself, avoid the runner but also catch the ball. today was one of those days where i had to contend with the setting sun for the first four innings

day 1764 – batters box

i was massively irritated at work today because some coworkers dumped urgent matters on me with no appreciation. to further that, they used their manager’s authority to change my priorities. as stressful as it was, glad that could be balanced out with some softball. played first base for both games in the double header and realized i’ve developed a love for this position. i didn’t swing the bat too well, nor ran the bases too well all due to a sprained ankle, but my glove did the bulk of the work. the one position i have yet to try but would like to is shortstop

day 1748 Рfoul territory 

img_20200130_2141412649232542651769604.jpgi was five feet away from possibly hitting my first ever home run. i had never struck the ball so hard in my softball days and if it only shifted five or so feet to the right, it would have landed in fair territory well over the left fielder. we played a high tiered team today and got creamed but we’ll be back on the field for more softball come thursday. it was a scorching day with sweat down my back even when standing on the field. on my drive home, my car registered thirty degrees celsius

day 1744 – espr dub

first regular game of the season for espr and we got our first win. the team put together a great six strong innings and already tied last year in the win column. i played an all around game with defensive plays at first base and getting base hits with solid hits. i did, however, make an early season error that i’m not very happy about. i was totally robbed of a base hit on what i thought was the hardest i’ve ever struck a softball, but the left fielder dove for it. everyone stayed after the game and put some work into fielding 

day 1451 – sandlot sub

a light drizzly day isn’t going to stop a softball game so here i am playing another game with the sandlots. it was a close game each inning, but taking a win from a tier b team is pretty cool. rotated between second base and back catching. it’s fun behind the plate when there’s good pitching; the ump also kept things interesting. i consider getting on base twice quite am accomplishment playing against above our tier