Sunday, September 7, 2008

My Softball Pro

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.


Kristen said...

It is so good to be able to see what you are up to! You make me want to start running again! (We'll see if it happens) Happy belated birthday! You are so cute!
Love ya,

Karen said...

Look at this cute little family! It was fun to find you on Julie's blog. I love this world wide web! Sorry we were flakes on Friday. Hope to get together soon.

BenandErica said...

You've been tagged.
Softball is lots of fun. I was going to try and play this summer, but I wan't around enough to actually be on a team. Maybe next summer. I bet you had lots of fun and stuff. I might even be able to get Ben to play with me. I don't know if I will be able to, but I will sure try.