Thursday, May 13, 2010

This Is How Much I Am Devoted To Playing Fast-Pitch Softball



Let no one ever question my passion for the game. I passed up tickets to the Celtics - Cavaliers game tonight in order to play softball in South Boston.

Considering the fact that the Celtics are my favorite team - as witnessed by this love letter I wrote to them when they were in the midst of an 18-game losing streak three-and-a-half years ago - this proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am the most devoted softball player on the face of the earth.

Or utterly insane.

My Stats At M Street - make me feel good by going "Ooh! What a huge manly on-base percentage you've got!"

Soon, with more better stuff (unless some once-in-a-lifetime thing happens tonight, like Paul Pierce scoring 73 points, in which case I'm throwing myself under a bus.)


16 comments:

Buck said...

OK, I'll admit this is DEDICATION. Or insanity. You choose.

Buck said...

OT... but. Yesterday you said panic is creeping in re: the B's. I imagine it's full-blown melt-down mode today. Just sayin'.

Expat From Hell said...

You had better be making history out there on the diamond, dear Dog. Because you for sure are missing the fall of the Fake King Lebron. At the hands of the boys in green, no less. You are a wonder to behold. EFH

Eva Gallant said...

Passing up a game between the Celtics and the Cavs? I'm leaning strongly towards insanity!

Uncle Skip, said...

If this was really the season when people should be indoors playing sports I would chastise you for missing an opportunity tonight.
However, round ball (and ice hockey) was meant to be played when the weather precluded outdoor activities. Besides, when one has a passion for crouching, he should pass up any chance.

Oh, and the slugging percentage isn't half bad either.

Brian Miller said...

i vote insane...smiles.

TechnoBabe said...

Not a good thing to pose either/or to your readers.
Most devoted softball player
OR
utterly insane.
Tough choice.

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Okay, I looked over your career stats and I want to see a post dedicated entirely to the one home run. I'm guessing it will include the phrase, "...and then the outfielder fell down..."

slommler said...

I vote insane too!! LOL!! And since I am a Cavs fan...ducking here...wacky you are!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Michelle H. said...

Although I don't know much about stats, I'll take your word that you're doing good... so long as you don't actually say, "huge manly on-base percentage" when out and about. That's just plain creepy.

Ananda girl said...

Perhaps its a bit of both insanity and devotion. Whatever, being a Red Sox fan, I do understand. ;-)

Angela Christensen said...

As usual I'm with Michelle H.: creepy. BUT, I read your devotion to fast-pitch softball as a regular-guy dedication to - and way to actively PLAY - the game we all love, which is baseball. And since I have an abiding affection for the game I'm willing to overlook the creepy and embrace the stats. :)
Love, love,
Angie at EatHEre

Hilary said...

I already know that you're utterly insane.. but I'd still say that it's a bit of both. Your stats are Greek to me but I'll still Ohh and Ahh you since I saw that photo of you in the previous post. ;)

Jewels said...

Hmmm. watching sports on tv, or playing sports in real life.. I'd go for the real life. Besides. I'm a hockey fan.. Celtics who?

Teacher's Pet said...

I'm still smiling at Chris @ Knucklehead's remark....
Love being here!!!
Warm smiles,
Jackie

Shammickite said...

Softball? I know nothing! Except that OlderSon plays softball and I go to watch his games but usually spend most of the time playing with my grandson.