It was a tough night for Charm City Electric tonight. We dropped a doubleheader to Bill Bateman’s in Perry Hall. We were crushed in game one 18-6 and lost game two by the final of 9-5. Kudos to the guys at Bateman’s they hit everything I threw up there in game one. Sports are games of adjustments though and I made a few in game two. It resulted in me giving up a respectable nine runs over six innings. Unfortunately the guys just couldn’t get the bats going. That included me, after lining a single to right in my first at bat it was a struggle the rest of the night and I ended up just 1-5.
This is truly the dog days of the schedule and I definitely have hit the wall. We have played 10 games over the last nine days and my body is really starting to feel the effects. I can’t even imagine what Major League players deal with having to play day in and day out during a 162 game season. I feel like I am holding my own right now but creating energy for the team like I used to is becoming pretty tough. It is taking all I have to get myself through. Maybe it’s just some of the minor bumps and bruises that I have been dealing with or maybe I have to re-focus on what my role is.
We had a team meeting after our defeats tonight to discuss why our team is struggling. I’m not sure we answered a lot of questions but we are going to try and shuffle some things up and see what happens. It’s times like these where I look to try and draw some inspiration. So I leave you with this link. I have to get these guys on the show in the next couple of weeks.
These guys are the amputee softball team. They are part of the Wounded Warrior program and are an inspiration to us all. I will be using that inspiration the next time I take the field. Remember if I can do it you can do it too.
Until next time…