Softball and the Justice League
As fall rolls around, the leaves change, and a chill begins to nip at our noses (before the temperature rises 40 degrees in the afternoon, NASHVILLE), Major League Baseball reaches the climactic final days of its regular season, where deserving teams play to the last out in order to make the playoffs. When, however, the deserving team is met only with the bitter taste of failure, I am forced to fill the hole in my heart. This year, my solution was to play Co-ed Softball at the Rec. With a small group of friends, some of whom hadn’t touched a ball in years, and some of whom had to pass up being drafted for the majors in 3rd grade in order to complete their education, we formed The Justice League (in the Below Average category).
After our few short games, the top 5 lessons we learned about Below Average Co-ed Softball are as follows:
1. Practicing before your first game is a good idea.
2. There will ALWAYS be a team who takes “Below Average” [insert sport] way too seriously.
3. Hand-eye coordination becomes a lot harder to learn after a certain age.
4. RUN RUN RUN FOR GOODNESS SAKE DO NOT STOP RUNNING UNTIL YOU ARE CALLED OUT.
5. Post-game Capri Sun is still as good as it was when you played tee ball.
Come spring semester, the Justice League will be back to dominate and save the world, or whatever we do.