My Short-Lived Sports Career

Way back when I was 18 or 19 years old I had a friend who played on our church women’s softball team in San Diego.   Every Saturday I would go watch her play.   One-time their scorekeeper didn’t show up so I volunteered and became the regular scorekeeper that season and the next one.   It was a blast and my one and only experience with team sports.   The coach of our church team was a great man named Kip and he eventually became good friends with my father and many years later officiated at my wedding.

I found out the other day a friend’s daughter plays for University of Michigan and will be pitching at the NCAA Waco Super Regional.   If they win this weekend they’ll be playing in the Women’s College World Series.   Go Lady Wolverines and Go Blue!


  1. Narniaman
    May 30, 2007

    Thanks, Karen!!

    Alas, but they lost in the super regional championship game, so they won’t be going to Oklahoma City this year.

    On the bright side, that means I will save about $2500 from not taking the family to Oklahoma City for a week, and my wife and son won’t have to worry about tornadoes which are endemic in Oklahoma this time of the year.

  2. Tim
    Jun 1, 2007

    My sports career was similar and equally short–team management, score keeping stuff like that. I did enjoy it but that was a long time ago.:eek:


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