Friday, May 14, 2010
So, as related yesterday, I gave up a chance to go to the Celtics - Cavaliers game. Instead, I chose to play softball.
The good news: My showing up for the softball game DID keep my team from having to forfeit. We had exactly 9 players to begin the game.
The bad news: I sucked. And we lost. I went 0-for-4 in a 22 - 6 catastrophe.
All in all, I kinda wish I had gone to the Celtics game.
The great thing about baseball/softball, though, is that a chance for redemption usually presents itself fairly soon. This Sunday (as the Celtics meet Orlando in the Eastern Conference Finals) the Bombers will open their regular season. And I absolutely guarantee I will not be as ridiculously hideous a batter as I was last night.
(Really, I was pitiful. It wasn't just that I didn't have a hit. It was the manner of the outs. Not a single ball left the infield. One weak pop up, two little dribbling grounders, and a soft liner - it could have been a hit - snagged by the first baseman going to his right. I honestly can't remember a game where I hit so poorly.)
All of that ephemera aside, I also received news yesterday that a relative faces a decision regarding serious surgery. I won't say who yet, as that person may not want it mentioned publicly, but it's someone dear to me. A kidney tumor is the problem. If you'd be kind enough to offer up a general prayer, I'd appreciate it. God will know who it is I'm talking about and direct your petition for grace where it needs to go. And I have no doubt that all will work out well, for all involved, in the end. That's the way God works. More info later, if and when I feel at liberty to relay it.
Not a good yesterday, overall, but better days are ahead, I'm sure, so I'll close with the usual...
Soon, with more better stuff.