Wednesday Softball Blogging – The Golden Rule

6 comments June 21st, 2006at 10:38pm Posted by Eli

Very peculiar game tonight. I started out 3-for-3, but literally couldn’t do anything right in the field: Couldn’t throw, catch, or even block the ball. Complete disaster. Then I got my focus back and got some cloud cover so the sun wasn’t right in my eyes, and played lights-out defense, catching or cutting off everything in sight… and couldn’t buy a hit until my last at-bat. I hit one bloop that the centerfielder bobbled and then dove to catch, and another one that was a perfect, right-on-the-screws line drive right at him. Must be some kind of instant karma kind of thing, I dunno. Final result, a mediocre 4-for-7 with 2 runs and an RBI, but pretty good for a Wednesday.

Current Stats: 12 games, .583 BA (42-72), 1.028 SLG, 9 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 27 runs, 25 RBI.

Career Stats: 39 games, .577 BA (154-267), .775 SLG, 26 2B, 3 3B, 7 HR, 88 runs, 65 RBI.

Baserun like an Egyptian…

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  • 1. Matt  |  June 22nd, 2006 at 1:28 am

    wow — you get seven at-bats a game? I get four if I’m lucky. Either your team is very good, or mine just sucks.

  • 2. Eli  |  June 22nd, 2006 at 1:32 am

    Bear in mind we only had 6 or 7 players, and the defense is a bit less than stellar (except when I’m batting)…

  • 3. The Heretik  |  June 22nd, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    87% of homers in the current season. Homers up 600% from lifetime totals. What are you eating?

  • 4. Eli  |  June 22nd, 2006 at 7:01 pm

    Well, my “lifetime” totals just include last season, since that’s when I started keeping track.

    It might just be the bat, or the various funky adjustments I’ve made (pigeon-toed front foot, leg kick, high hands, finger grip instead of palm grip).

  • 5. Ol' Froth  |  June 23rd, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    Is that Marv Throneberry?? Looks like he’s going the wrong way around.

  • 6. Eli  |  June 23rd, 2006 at 4:26 pm

    I think it was Germany Schaefer who stole first base, actually.

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