New thread for the softball game next month. August 17th at 11 am at Field #3 in the North Meadow.
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Ray, do you happen to know the specs on the red bat you brought? I think it was an Easton of some kind? I really liked the feel of that one.
That was you hustling?! My god.
I checked the knob. It was indeed a 34/30. I have a similar Easton bat, albeit with a narrower handle.
Sam's getting the pics from me, and there will be more late tomorrow night. I'm editing out some of the nowhere shots, there are definitely more to come. If you did not make it into a picture, I apologize profusely, but there's nothing to be done. I couldn't demand pics of everyone. The fact that I didn't have to lurch out to Lex to get my own M&M's to avoiding fainting afterwards has been made clear to me already.
Aha. I bet the wider handle was part of why I liked it. Most softball bats I've used have really narrow handles and then a wide flat knob at the end, giving it a T-shaped cross-section. I have long thin fingers so the narrow handle is hard to grip, and the wide knob interferes with a natural wrist action, especially on the follow-through. A thicker handle would probably help on both counts. Looks like I'm starting to get an idea of what I need to look for in a bat - I usually just grab the shiniest most colorful one.
If you had fielded the actual relay throw and tagged him out at second it would have been a pale simulacra of a major league play. Picking it up after you kicked it around for a bit and then throwing him out for foolishly rounding the bag... Not so much.
Felt like a 34/30 to me
Bunch of sissies. Here's the last bat I ever used,**
I was very, very tired. Next year I won't be drinking with Hutcheson the night before the game.
Acoustic shows where the dude looks like a woman and the woman looks like a Metallica roadie don't get the blood racing on a Friday night, for sure.
but his going from 2nd to 3rd with everyone - perhaps on both teams - yelling "No, no, no!"
Oof. When I first moved to NYC I quickly learned that Chuck Taylors are terrible everyday shoes in a city where everyone walks. I haven't worn them in years.
Gef: we might could lure some of the Carolina and Alaba folks in for a regional. Could probably find a few Braves Journal folks who might stop by too.
Well, I understand this, but bicyclists don't need the same footwear as you peasant ape walkers. I figured I'd just fake it when brought down to your level
I don't want to pick on Shooty per se, but his going from 2nd to 3rd with everyone - perhaps on both teams - yelling "No, no, no!" was a pretty perfect softball moment. For the non-attendees, he was tagged out by 15 or so feet.
Ray didn't come drinking. Because, reasons programming & circuitry and stuff.
The gauntlet is thrown, Chicago...
I checked the knob. It was indeed a 34/30.
More interesting to me is how one pictures other people and how different or similar they are when they are actually met.
So is there enough support for an Atlanta game? My schedule is generally difficult, but I'm definitely interested.
It was an day game so I was dropped off later that evening.
Who all lives in that general [Atlanta] area?
Hey, I'm up for an Atlanta game as well as a Chicago one if my schedule permits it.
465. Doris from Rego Park Posted: August 19, 2013 at 03:14 PM (#4522789)
32 later this month. But I remain embarrassingly sore today.
And keep those compliments about the centerfield play coming. I wish I could have dived more, but with three players to man a giant outfield, being positioned correctly to make a play seemed more about luck. We probably should have used the floater as a fourth outfielder rather than as someone who stands ten feet behind the shortstop or second baseman.
See, this is what I'm talking about. In a perfect world we have a barnstorming team of drunkards going city to city challenging the local stat nerds to softball related show downs!
For the non-attendees, he was tagged out by 15 or so feet.
A testament to the Clemente-like nature of my arm!
Better known as "write 200 posts on BTF in the next 6 hours" mode.
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