Second softball game

Well, we lost our second softball game by the obscene score of 26-12, but in part this was because we didn’t have a full team in the first two innings and the score got out of hand early, before we settled down. After that, despite the score, we played well.

I played short stop, as usual, except for one inning where I played centerfield. During that inning, I made my best play of the season, covering a huge distance from center to right (backing up the right fielder) to make a running catch. I also went 4-for-4 with a home run in my first at bat.

After the game, several of us went out to the Ugly Mug for some food and drink, and I got to watch the Red Sox pound the Yankees yet again.

Despite all of this, it was fun, and except for a sore arm, I had a good time, as usual, even though I didn’t get home until 11 PM.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.