Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Ahh softball season is upon us! Since I started dating Jimmy he has played softball just about every year. I'm a baseball nut, so you'd think I'd be on the sidelines with signs and posters cheering at every game right!? Well no, I'm not. I do usually go to his games (depending on where he is playing), but despite absolutely loving going to baseball games, softball games are not my favorite thing for several reasons.

It's February! Baseball doesn't start until early April; I think softball should follow in the same suite. It is freezing outside at night right now.

Hot dog? Can I get a hot dog? Nope, I can't because there is no snack bar. It's bring your own food at softball games (which I did last night, a happy meal and boy did it make me happy). But it would be nice to be able to get a pretzel or something. Half the fun of watching sports is eating "sporting" food!

I think the bleachers are designed as a torcher device rather than something to sit on. They are hard, cold and offer no back support. By the 7th inning I end up hunched over like a 70 year old woman. Perhaps I should invest in one of those handy bleacher seats you can bring places.

I've had a good rotation of friends that would accompany me to Jimmy's softball games throughout our relationship. Audrey, Ashley, Tessa, Nicole to name a few. But now I have no one to bring with me. So I end up going and having to chew the fat with the other bleacher people. I'm really not much of a fat chewer. I can do it if I need to, but to be honest I really just don't like to.

However despite all this softball games can be fun, with enough blankets and the right attitude. So, last night I went with Jimmy and Robbie to watch them play.

Things started out well. Robbie hit a home run, Jimmy got several fly balls and our team was winning. Yay! But towards the end of the game things started to go south. I'm not sure what the deal was but we started sucking big time. And I realized perhaps riding in the same car with 2 Cuillards might not have been so smart. Sure if they win it's all fun and games, but if they lose...walking home might be a safe alternative.

Well, they did lose. They lost badly. And actually both of them took it pretty well. I had already told all my fellow bleacher people who I was there watching, so if things started getting ugly I was trying to figure out how to tell the bleacher people that I was just kidding and actually have no idea who those 2 men ranting and throwing bases were.

Although this week was just a practice game, so we'll see what next week brings. Everyone pray for a victory and warm weather on Tuesday nights!


Robbie said...

We appreciate your support...I think but I'm sorry about your neck problem. Apparently your neck doesn't turn to the left or else you would have seen the SNACK BAR!!!!! Where hot dogs and pretzels are served hot. Anyway maybe caropooling in the future should be avoided...for your sake. Next time I'll bring Denise so you have someone to chat it up with.

Liz Cuillard said...

The snack bar is there, but it's closed (I checked last night). In fact it's always closed at night, there fore doing me no good. I can't get a pretzel from a closed snack bar!

Megan said...

You are such a good wife! I know what you mean with the whole losing team and fear of your life in the car....I am glad they handled the loss well. I wish I was there to go to the games with you.