Ever since 2010, I’ve spent just about every Sunday between April and August with the Near Misses as part of the Glover Park Co-Ed Softball League. I’ve watched teammates come and go for various reasons but also seen cute little babies turn into small little people with huge personalities. I’ve met many adorable neighborhood dogs and have had endless conversations about Nationals baseball. I’ve arrived early for a game and stayed way after just to watch other teams in the league duke it out all while kicking back and relaxing with other Misses.
There’s nothing more relaxing than spending a Sunday afternoon outside. Nothing. The thing that makes it even better is that I get to spend it with the hooligans in that picture there.
We didn’t win the league tourney this year but we did get fourth place two years running now. ‘Tis no easy feat, let me tell you.
I didn’t get to play much this season due to my healing right foot (that I broke back in February) but I was still at the diamond at 39th and Calvert as much as possible working to keep a solid book (to which I’ve become famous for among the league…I guess most other teams don’t keep a real box score…I can’t even imagine going to a game without keeping an accurate book so that just blows my mind — tbridge knows what I’m talking about).
I’ll miss softball Sundays but at least there’s always next year!