Friday, August 16, 2013

Softball Journalism


No, I'm not talking about what we're likely to see over the next three years with Hilary Clinton. I'm talking about the sport of softball; specifically, my writing about it.

If you wish to read some more of me today (although I've given you little reason to want such a thing) you could go to one of two places:

South Boston Today has my weekly wrap-up of M Street Softball League action. Aside from scores, there's a story concerning the travails of an umpire.

The M Street Softball League website has my Sully's Corner piece about what it was like to face my old teammates in the season opener. As a bonus, I glorify catchers.

That's about it for now. Expect more softball come Monday. That's because playoffs start Sunday. If we win, I'll tell you all about it and try to inflate my part in it as much as I possibly can without making my teammates puke. If we lose, I might poison myself and save you the trouble of reading about the losses.

Soon, with more batter stuff.

P.S. I realize I've used the substitution of "batter" for "better" far too often in my illiterate closing phrase lately, but there are only so many softball puns one can make with such weak starting material.


18 comments:

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

Maybe if you blogged about pancakes it would be batter.

Suldog said...

I love the way you syruptitiously changed the subject.

Sandi Mcbride said...

I can see the summer passing away from my porch. It is rainging again and a miserable 64 degrees when it should be 94, and now you tell me Softball playoffs are starting...our ball field has been underwater so long that yesterday my neighbor caught a catfish...and he didn't even have his pole with him. So ready for winter.
Sandi

joeh said...

If you lose (heaven forbid) it could be more "Bitter stuff." or if it is a horrible post (impossible) more "Badder stuff." Or if victory ends in consumption of mass quantities of malt beverages more "Bladder stuff" or ...Hell, more "batter" stuff is perfect!

sandyland said...

Go Sully playoffs

Buck said...

Have either of you guys considered alternative careers in stand-up?

You haven't?

Good.

messymimi said...

Keep writing it, and i'll keep reading it.

Good luck in the playoffs!

messymimi said...

Oh, and yes, i just read both of them. Yes, a true competitor wants to beat a former teammate, and it doesn't damage the relationship off the field. That's good sportsmanship.

OldAFSarge said...

Oh. My. God.

Back on your heads, coffee break's over.

OldAFSarge said...

Good luck in the playoffs Suldog. It's nice reading your softball posts. Guys playing a sport because they love it, not because they're getting paid millions.

Your "illiterate" closing phrase is a favorite.

(While not up there with 'Say goodnight Gracie', it's close.)

Suldog said...

Skip - My theory is one of them's mad because you didn't make it buckwheat pancakes, the other just wants to maple leaf it never happened. Is that how it stacks up to you?

Suldog said...

Or, if we keep talking about breakfast, more butter stuff.

Michelle H. said...

Read the South Boston Today after seeing your FB post. Will go and read the other one.

Jackie said...

I enjoyed reading Sulley's Corner this evening. Very well written.
Is there any chance that an old retired school teacher from South Georgia will ever find out about the August 1 game and score? Just askin'.
J.

Carolina said...

Why oh why did I choose to come back to blogworld in softball season? ;-)

Suldog said...

Some people are just naturally blessed :-)

Ami said...

All this stuff is too punny for me. I'm too slow to join in, although I did think of 'more badder stuff' before I read it in your comment section.

Hope you're doing okay. :)

Carolina said...

oh ha ha :-D