Yeah, I didn't have the time to commit to it this year like I thought I would. Which is fine. This is a fun group to play with.
I almost didn't play this year since my old team busted up but I was coaxed into playing with a team that was dedicated to improving. This team was 1-19 last year and my old team earned one of its three wins against this one. My new team dumped a bunch of players and took on some really talented guys.
I wasn't sure I would fit in because one of the guys they picked up was a kid who's really particualr about having a personal catcher who he convinced to play with us as well so I didn't think I'd get much playing time. During spring warm-ups I worked with him a bit and he started getting used to me. Three games in he finally got a start and his buddy caught him but said he really doesn't want to catch any more. I got his next start and we've been working together ever since. Our last three games together we've gone 2-1 and the only loss was a defensive debacle where the team committed 6 errors behind him. One other game was a CGSO and last night we gave up only three earned runs in a 5-4 win. Plus, we've acquired a ocal high-school coach who can really throw hard and he and I worked a CGSO last week against one of the three best teams in the league.
I went from probably not playing this year because of a lack of playing time to indispensable starting catcher who all the pitchers like working with. Good thing I stuck it out. We're now 5-6 and our next three games are against teams behind us in the standings so we should be over .500 in two weeks.
Turned out to be a great decision.