tis the season

The next few days feature a bunch of opening days in our household.

On saturday, Parker’s teeball team, the muckdogs the rivercats the rockhounds, (yeah this is their third name due to uniform issues) open up the season against the Scrappers at 10:30am at Paradise Park. There’s only two tee-ball teams in the league, so every game will be a battle between the Rockhounds and the Scrappers. Should be some bad blood come June.

On Saturday afternoon the Softball League I am the President of opens up another season with an afternoon triple header. I’ll be there collecting rosters, handing out softballs, kissing babies, and enjoying the sounds of the game.

On Monday night my softball team opens up the season, the first of our 20 games. I had a down year at the plate last year  – .400, 18 R, 19 RBI, in 18 games – so I’m hoping to bring those numbers up. Last year was my 6th year playing modified pitch softball, and the first year I didn’t hit a single home run (I hit 6 Homers in 2004, my career best). I’m hoping the weight program I’ve been consistent with since December helps with that (though let it be known I haven’t been lifting weights solely for softball…just hoping it is a side benefit).

If you’re wondering what my career numbers are, and I know you are, in 109 Games Played I’m batting .462 with 138 runs, 119 rbi, 28 2B, 24 3B, 10 HR, 22 BB, 12 K, a .751 SLG, and a .482 OBP.