Travel Journal

Thin Skin Not Allowed

(Wednesday 22 February 2017) by Rick Clot
One of the joys of playing in our community softball club is all the friendly razzing and jazzing you get from the rest of the guys. Every game someone is dumping on someone else. The beauty of it all is that the next day the guy who got dumped on yesterday is the dumper today. Some days you're the dumper and some days you're the dumpee. Everyone takes their turn in the barrel and that's what makes it fun. In the first half of the season which spans from early November to late January, I was drafted on a team coached by a guy named Jay. Jay didn't have a very good draft as we won only two games all season. We just couldn't seem to put it together. Final team record was 2-18. This season Jay coached again and drafted a lot of the same guys from last season and they seem to be doing better. Here's a sample of the lively banter that usually takes place every week at the old ball yard.
Peanut Gallery: Hey Rick, didn't you play on Jay's team last session?
Me: Yea.
Peanut Gallery: Didn't you guys only win two games all season?
Me: Yup.
Peanut Gallery: Didn't Jay draft a lot of the same guys again except you?
Me: Yea, and your point is?
Again, some days you're the dumper and some days you're the dumpee.

Until Next Time,
Enjoying softball in Surprise,


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