Monday, June 23, 2008

Softball Fridays, coming soon

July 11th is a Friday, but its a special magic Friday because its a Friday that the Billster is going to be playing some Softball, South Florida Style. It's at Flamingo Park on South Beach and its some kind of Coed league. Looking at the roster, it would appear I am going to be the oldest guy on the team. I will regale them with tales of Satchel Paige and how it used to be before Cell phones.
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After such a dry spell of having not played in quite some time, it will take a game or so for me to get that hit it to right field thing down again. I am sure the smack talk will come out right away however, although not knowing the people, it may take awhile till I feel comfortable with the sarcastic digs. I have moved to South Florida now. This is where I live and playing softball is stuff I think I need. Just glad its not hot down here in July and August while the league plays out its schedule.

8 comments:

The Charming Hedonist said...

Just glad its not hot down here in July and August while the league plays out its schedule.

This is one of those sarcastic digs, isn't it.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Hedo -- Florida in the summer is good if you like to sweat. Plus its an excellent excuse to eat Banannas -- and its not a dig but maybe a little sarcastic.

Quin Browne said...

there is that great feeling when your bat connects with a ball, and you have that half twist, throwing the bat to one side as you start to move to the other, going from watching the ball move to seeing how far away first suddenly becomes.

don't forget to tell the whipper snappers how you walked to school, barefoot, in the snow, uphill both ways, bill... it always makes for a good story.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Quin, no doubt about the uphill both ways in the snow... I will also tell them I grew up in Florida and that will probably make them think a little.. most of them are in their thirties however, so its not like they are totally kids or anything, although there is one woman who is only 19 years old. I could be her father.

ldygator said...

Hmmm...that last statement sounds a little familiar :) Let's see if she has the same aim! Just kidding, that probably wasn't too enjoyable. I still feel really guilty.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Ldygator---- It's ok Thats just good aim to hit a guy on the head with a rope. You have a good arm..

ManningStalker said...

Bill, you give them hell out there. Don't forget where you came from and what history you carry with you! You have been a Champion of coed softball, and you will rise up again to claim this title. You may be older. You may be slower (hard to imagine really), and you may not throw as hard as you used to; but you are still a Champion. I'm wearing one of the T-Shirts right now that proves it. Dig in and get your RBI. There are ducks on that pond. Go get em!

Bill From Gainesville said...

Manningstalker -- Slower? It takes me an hour and a half to watch the t.v. show sixty minutes.