Our first game is now in the books, and this is your Captain speaking. I'm honored to have received the spirit award for not having legs that responded the way I expect them to. More about that in a minute.
The game got off to a pretty slow start. It took the Monkeys 3 innings to get the bats in order, as we were as cold as the weather, as evidenced by our 3 fans in the picture. The Treehuggers took a 3-nothing lead based on Mike's inability to play with a small ball in his hand, and a couple of solid hits for them.
Eventually, things began going our way. Alex hit the team's first home run of the year...Michelle Ryan made multiple good plays on defense, including a lunge/fall to tag someone out at first...Derek Houston tried to direct traffic in the outfield from his unusual spot at second, which looked like he was giving a Micki special to some...
Eventually, we had a 20-6 victory. For yours truly, it was an eventful one. After pitching 3 innings with mixed success, I went to the outfield to try my hand out there. So, I had run 13 miles on Saturday night (Lookatme!), and was still a little tired from a long few days. There was a ball hit to short left, and I sprinted towards it. I knew that running through it, I couldn't catch it. So I decided to dive. Unfortunately, what should have been a lay out that looked like a slide ended up with my knees just catching the ground and me sprawling on the ground, because my knees and calves didn't want to push off. As a result, this morning, I've got one lumpy right knee, because of the massive bruise. Brilliant.
Also, in what I believe to be a first in Crackmonkey softball, I intentionally got an out to end the top of the 6th inning, with the score 20-6. It was cold and windy, everyone wanted to go home, and despite having ducks on the pond, I hit a two bouncer back to the pitcher, on purpose, so we could start going home.
All in all, a successful game, and something to build on for next week, when we're shorthanded once again.
Softball- Apr 18 - at Tree's Are Good 8:00 Field 7 (No Webbie) W 20-6 Apr 25 - vs. For the Fun of It 8:00 Field 7 (No Webbie or micki or Lil D) RAIN May 2 - at Off Constantly 8:00 Field 6 W 9-4 May 9 - vs. Slow Moving Vehicles 8:00 Field 6 (No Webbie) W 16-7 May 16 - vs. Rumor's Miken 6:15 Field 6 (No Webbie) W 5-3 May 23 - at Astronutz 7:00 Field 7 (No Webbie) W 24-1 May 30 - Memorial Day Weekend
June 6 - at Seven Saints 7:00 Field 6 (No Webbie or Cation or Jamie) W 15-7 June 13 - at QSHC 6:15 Field 6 RAIN June 20 - BYE
June 27 - vs. Commercial Builders 8:00 Field 6 L 11-6 July 4 - NO GAME
July 11 - at The Garmageddon 6:15 Field 7 W 11-8 July 18 - vs. Beer View Mirrors 8:00 Field 7 W 14-4 July 25 - vs. Gold's Gym 6:15 Field 7 W 11-1 August 1 - at For the Fun of It 8:00 Field 7 L 15-3 August 8 - vs. QSHC 6:15 Field 6 (No Tony) W 8-5 August 15- vs. Astronutz 6:15 Field 6 (No Tony, Voss, lil D)
August 22- vs. QSHC 8:00 Field 6 (No Tony)
August 29- Make Up Day (No Voss, Tony)
October 23 - Crackmonkey Party?