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"Team sports" or "Jett goes for home"

A month or so ago our office manager wanted suggestions of athletic things our company can do. She wants to keep us all fit and healthy so along with a number of drawings and contests based on how much exercise one does she was looking for more ideas.

Off the cuff I jotted down, "A softball game vs the other game company in town."

I promptly forgot about it... until a few weeks ago when she asked me if I had signed up yet.

"Yeah...the softball game!"

"Softball game? I don't play softball!"

"You HAVE to play...it was YOUR IDEA!!!!"

Sho' nuff, she had done the leg work...got the clearances and approvals ...and today we played softball against Avalanche Software. They are a big company...big enough they have their OWN INTERNAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT.

So yeah...we kind of got killed.

But not TOO bad...we only lost by 7. I played catcher for the first few innings and then sat the rest out though I was up to bat 3 or 4 times... I got hits every time...and I actually came in once...and stole two bases. :) Kinda cool.

However...

I do not play team sports...I especially do not play COED sports. I get too competitive and I can feel my blood pressure rise when we are losing. Plus I hate knowing we are losing and I am a crappy player. I also hate playing with guys for a variety of reasons.

I miss kickboxing. I have GOT to find another martial arts place to go to. I like the comraderie of a team but I like that in the end it's all about ME. I am not dependent on a team...nor are they counting on me.

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parodypictures
Jul. 7th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)
I would have suggested kickball myself
jatg
Jul. 7th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
Next year I'm saying wiffle ball!
redsbird
Jul. 8th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
One of the reasons I was wary of team sports is 'cuz I've never played and had untested skills (well, I knew I could catch and throw). However, I'm very NON-competative. But I make up for it by being enthusiastic.
Glad you had a good time despite the not good aspects.
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