Wednesday Softball Blogging – I AM MIGHTY… Inconsistent.

3 comments June 15th, 2006at 01:21am Posted by Eli

I did pretty good for a Wednesday this week: 3-for-7 with my first-ever Wednesday home run, 3 runs, and an RBI. I think part of my batting problem may have been the bat I was using. After a couple of typical crappy Wednesday at-bats, I switched to an old-school Easton solid-hunk-of-metal kind of bat that was maybe a bit on the heavy side, and immediately smacked a line drive into the left-center gap that went all the way to the wall for a home run. I hit the ball with authority my next two at-bats (it really is a great feeling when you hit the ball perfectly square on the sweet spot), but right at people. Then I started trying to place the ball, which I should never ever do.

Defense was good except for when the sun was directly in my eyes, which was pretty disastrous. I managed to not get killed, go blind, or let the ball get past me, so I count it a success, and I did make some good catches and throws. I look forward to seeing what happens when I use the Easton bat and just try to make solid contact for a full game.

Current Stats: 10 games, .554 BA (31-56), 1.018 SLG, 7 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 19 runs, 22 RBI.

Career Stats: 37 games, .570 BA (143-251), .761 SLG, 24 2B, 3 3B, 6 HR, 80 runs, 62 RBI.

How not to finish off a rundown.

I just love the spectator who has no idea how to react…

Here’s what I look like grounding out! Posted by Picasa

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Softball


  • 1. Helpful Links For Growth  |  June 15th, 2006 at 6:39 am

    i am so not the sports playing type..especially anything where a ball is flying towards my face, ala softball, because the chances are, i will get hit. so consider yourself lucky in that respect – and to me, you had a great game!

  • 2. karmic_jay  |  June 15th, 2006 at 7:13 am

    Not the sports type either. I thought you had a good game. When I have a ball coming towards me I am transfixed by it..should I let it hit me or try to catch it or get out of the way. decisions..decisions.

  • 3. Eli  |  June 15th, 2006 at 7:40 am

    I’m okay as long as the ball isn’t coming directly at me. I’m a lot better reading the ball if it’s hit to one side of me or the other. Even when I’m so perfectly placed that I don’t have to move, I end up dancing around anyway because I’m sure I’m only imagining that it’s hit right to me.

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