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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Better Red Than Blue Balls

Our game last week against Menace 2 Sobriety last week could not have started any better: seven runs off ten hits in the first inning, followed up by a three-up-three-down defensive effort. Unfortunately, teams have a nasty habit of "turning the corner" against us and Menace 2 Sobriety made a couple strategic changes that lead to us only scoring three more runs the rest of the game.

Our defense, however, was absolutely stellar throughout. Our beast of a third basemen continued to make throws across the diamond with ease, we bulked up our pitching to a three-man rotation and generally played mistake-free, shut-out kickball. Our first basemen, in what was easily the play of the game (and probably season), even turned a triple-play - something that I thought impossible in kickball.

This week we play the Sons of Pitches, a team that we have both had words with and played alongside for a season (to mixed results). We may be playing on Valentine’s Day, but there is certainly no love-loss between these two sides.

Unfortunately, we might be playing with a bit of depleted roster because some people do not see box wine at the South Austin Park and Recreation Center as a "romantic destination," so this game might end up being a bit more competitive in-person than on-paper.

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