Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ego Stroking Sunday's

Year after year, a small group of us cling to the final days of summer hoping to catch a few more fly balls and feel the wind in our hair as we dash around the bases after a big hit.  And apparently there are many others that feel like we do as there are about 75 teams in this hokey coed softball league.  Most of the teams are out for there for the love of the game and the beer after wards.  Fun and fellowship with dear friends is what make the games enjoyable.

I am currently the team catcher so I get to see and hear it all from the opposing team as they trek up to bat.  Seeing the riff raff that is composed of the other teams now that's what makes the games freaking hilarious.  So here's to all you all stars (and some not so great players) out there playing in the busch league!

Dear Big Beer Bellied Dude - Yep, you can hit!  Good for you! You don't have to trot up to the plate all bad butt in your pin striped pants, spitting, rubbing out the batters box, and stepping out to get one last practice swing before sending your blast over to the next county.  And as you cross home plate you don't need to say it was a lucky hit and how "that rarely happens."  Imagine how excited you must have been to hit not one but two homers in a game!  And then, don't be grumbling about our pitcher throwing them inside later.  Oh how merciful of you to worry about hurting one of our players as you blast it right back at them because of an inside pitch.  You hit, we'll field (or one of your peons will go shag your home run ball), it's a game, shut up already fathead.

Dear Annoying Jersey People - I don't care that you're "BIG MIKE'S SEXY B!TCH!" Why must you have that printed on your jersey?  There are children that attend those games and honestly being anyone's Biatch is demeaning to women everywhere.  I guess it's better than Big Mike's Sexy Ho but I digress.  Class ladies!  Although I think my blog may have taking a class dive with that last line but I'm trying to prove a point here.  Also, every team it seems (except ours) has to have the player with the number 69.  Seriously, it just isn't that funny anymore.  Same with the occasional 007; it's lame people.  Just pick a normal number and play.

Dear A Division Teams That Play In Lower Divisions - I'm sure you love beating up on us in our H Division.  I'm sure it makes you feel all big and powerful.  And I'm sure you really didn't know you would be that good.  Come on!  How much fun is it to batter a team by 20 runs?  Especially when you score half of them in the first inning? 

Dear Potty Talkers - I love when you use the F word because you sound like an uneducated hick but I don't like my kids to hear it.  In fact a few years ago a man was arrested for swearing up on the Rifle River in front of women and children.  So say fudgesicles instead.  Who cares if you strike out, or pop out to the pitcher.  You shouldn't say **** in public you ******* Fat***.  ahahah

Dear Umpires - It's flipping slow pitch softball.  Call stinking strikes.  Walking should be disallowed in this league.  We had a girl ump today for the first time ever and she did call some strikes and no one walked.  It was GREAT!  Again this is a hitters game.

Dear Batters - Swing the stinking bat and quit looking to walk.  See above.

Dear Hoser - I love hearing your lunatic rantings.  Keep them coming.  :)

Dear Recreation Director - I honestly think you do a terrible job and I wish there was a comparable league elsewhere so we weren't stuck playing in yours.  I also don't think YOU should be allowed to play on a team for tournaments.  You seem like a nice enough guy, but how many trophies are on display in your sponsor bar when you align the divisions?  Seriously, it's just some cheap trophy. 

Yeah I'm a whiner butt.  But I loved writing this post.  We'll be back next Sunday for more action!  Put me in coach!  I'm ready to play ~ Clap, ClapClapClap, Today!!  I LOVE COED SOFTBALL!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Long September

My does the time fly these days. All is well. I figure I'm overdue for an update so here we go.

We started the month with a trip to the point! Tommy is a rider and Austin too. However Austin is just 2 inches too short for the big coasters. Tommy was super brave riding all the biggies except for the ones that go upside down. We'll work our way up to them.

The kids are all doing well back to school. Austin & Tommy are both even years (2nd & 4th) and have the same teacher so had no trouble getting back into the classroom routine. And I'm doing well too. I have another great class.

I currently have a college class about reading and I was dreading it. However I'm surprisingly enjoying it very much and have learned so much in just a few short weeks. You're truly never too old to learn.

I've started ladies hockey again. I'm playing in the pink out at the Saginaw Spirit game next month supporting the fight against breast cancer. It was good to get back into hockey after a long summer off.

It's fund raising season of course. Tommy is selling Little Ceasar's for hockey & Hungry Howie's for his school Mackinaw trip. Our family is up to our ears in pizza.

Ashley started Honeybee's and did very well. She was nervous at first and tends to be a velcro kid but about half way through she started having some fun. And this crazy sap Mom nearly teared up when they played the "hello" song. Just remembering when my boys were babies. *sniff sniff*

Tommy's hockey team has started back into action. After last year's dream season we are hoping they can continue to do well. We are in Toledo for our first tourney this weekend. They already won their first game this afternoon 6-0. They play again tonight at 8:00. We'll see how it goes. We are thrilled to be back in the hockey action.

And the fall A!BM coed softball team is off to a good start winning our first game last week. It's so much fun with friends and it gives us our last taste of outdoor fun before the snow starts flying. And you know that'll be here before we can say Boo.

So that is our busy life. I hopefully will see you all before October.

And in case anyone is wondering, I haven't lost or gained anymore weight in forever. I guess I'm good though the Wii Fit says I need to lose 3 more pounds to hit my ideal BMI. We'll try to shed those last few over the next month.