Bart really is a softball pro. It has been so fun to be on a co-ed softball team with him. I usually play catcher, so I get to hear a lot of comments from the other teams and fans as Bart catches ball after ball in left field. He is an awesome hitter too! He really is an all-around athlete. I am amazed that he can be so good at just about anything he tries. (Snow skiing is the only thing he struggled with since I've known him. I think if he gave it a second try he'd be flying, in control, down the mountain.) It is fun for me to be a part of things that he enjoys, not just as a spectator.
At the beginning of the co-ed season a couple of ladies were commenting on how decked out I was with all the softball stuff. I replied that for my first birthday after Bart and I got married, he showered me with: a softball bat, cleats, batting gloves, left-handed mitt, and a bag to put it all in. He was serious about wanting me to play with him. I have to admit when I first received it, my initial reaction was not sheer enthusiasm, but I am SO glad he gave them to me. He is a really good coach to me. He is very encouraging and always makes me feel like I am the best girl player out there (even though I am not). The only asset I bring to our team is my speed. Which really is nothing compared to a guy. But I can usually get on base. It has been fun to hear the guys in the league comment on how fast I am as I run the bases. I owe it all to training for the Half Marathon that we ran a couple of weeks ago.