It was fun. I ended up playing in the “veterans” game and Lisa and I were on the same team. Joel was there too and he was on the other team. I went 1 for 3 (my first “at bat” got a base hit) and played second base the entire game. I made 3 outs: 2 fly balls, and 1 tag out; I also had one assist. So fielding I did pretty well, making 3 outs in 3 chances and handling an out on an assist.
I have no idea what the final score was, but we were playing for fun so it really didn’t matter.
No problems as far as my quad is concerned, not even the slightest soreness, so I stretched well.
Lisa invited me to play in a pickup game of softball this evening in Venice so I’m getting ready. By getting ready, I mean stretching, particularly my left quad. Don’t want to tear it again. I haven’t played kickball since 6th grade so it should be fun.
Well, I’m just back from Andy and Lisa’s kickball game. They lost, but it was a close game and it came down to a run scored in the bottom of the 5th inning that brough in the winning run for the home team. It was a well-played game on both sides. Lisa had a good play at 3rd, as well as a base hit. Andy played 1st base (I kept calling him “Giambi”). It was fun. Lisa hung around to play a second game, but Andy and I left after the first game and went to The Shack in Santa Monica for some late afternoon snacks. Joel met us there (he played in the kickball game as well).
The game was video-taped and there were player interviews that are going to be used as a promotional podcast in support of kickball to get more people to join up and play. So there was an (amature) camera crew at the game with three video cameras stationed around the field taping the game.
It was beautiful out too, clear skies, a nice breeze and warm (relative to the east coast anyway).
Mom and Dad should be here soon. Dinner tonight at Ocean Avenue Seafood.