Under the lights
And if you’ve been anywhere close to the city ball fields on Church Street, you’ve heard it.
The City of Houston Park and Rec department opened adult softball for men and women this fall. I remember in years past, there were several adult teams playing in leagues, but I didn’t know if there would be enough interest to get it going again.
From my house, perched on the edge of the T-ball field, it appears there was.
Several men’s teams are already in competition and the women’s teams will begin this week. I actually joined in the fun to the surprise of many friends and family members. See, I’ve never actually played softball. I’ve just watched a lot of it over the years.
There was no softball program at good, old Houston High when I was there and I probably wouldn’t have played anyway. I was more of a full make-up, big hair kind of a girl.
Things have changed over the years. Now I’m kind of a no make-up, bobby-pin and pony-tail kind of woman.
I guess I should clarify my team membership. I joined and immediately hurt myself, not even on the ball field, but incapacitated my right arm anyway. I’m temporarily out of commission in center field and at the plate – no great loss either place – but I’m still in the dugout, riding the pine and cheering on my girls.
It has been so much fun, getting to know different people and goofing around with some old friends. The shouts, friendly taunts, ribbing and laughter just ring from the city fields.
What a great idea.
Who knew the adults just wanted a chance to play a little bit?
Thanks to those involved with making the decision, organizing the whole thing and setting it in motion.
We all need some fun in our lives and I, for one, appreciate the opportunity to grab a little piece of the action.
Lisa Voyles is Managing Editor/Sports for the Chickasaw Journal. She can be reached at 456-3771 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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