Originally Posted by bigredmechanism
Good luck man. Pine tar and high socks is always a thing you would want, I feel.
Cool Story Bro time:
I joined a softball league about 7 years ago with a guy I worked with. I was pretty much a legend in my own mind at this point. I all but guaranteed a championship for the team to go with my MVP award. I probably made it seem like they signed Willy Mays, looking back on it.
I failed so hard I cannot even describe it in words. I went ~3-11 in two games, before spraining an ankle running into first base. Didn't play a game the rest of the season due to the ankle. 3 singles into shallow left field, after all the trash talk I put out.
I really really really hope you didn't fare like me.
I made sure everyone had very low expectations of me going in just in case.
So, what happened?
I went 0-2, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 3 R, 1 SB, 1 K
Struck out on a reliever they brought in who was throwing in the 90s. Sigh.
Not playing in at least 10 years really showed at the plate. However, I did make some decent contact. I'll get it down - but it's going to take a few games for sure.
I ended the night as the dirtiest player in the game
Stole 3rd and then scored on a wild pitch. Mind you, I am not fast or small. 6 FT, 195.
It was a lot of fun and I got banged up a bit. Played 2nd base for the whole game. We won 17-7
I believe someone said over 10 errors were made by both teams. First game jitters and a few players like me who haven't played in a long time really stood out.
We have a double header Sunday! This is a blast!