WILD THINGS' RIGHT FIELD DREAMING: The view from right field toward home plate, North House Field.
GREEN TEAM LEAGUE WINNERS: '88, '90, '92, '93,
'94, '98, '99, '03, '08, '09.
WILD THINGS '96 AND '99: Undefeated in the regular season (l) and
champs after a triple-header victory over Peter's Spirits in 1999. BREAKING
NEWS for 2015; next - although we
didn't win in '04 or '05 we made it close and had fun (woof, woof, woof)!
Life in a small town revolves around personal interaction. Around
the turn of the century, for me, it was the Wild Things slow-pitch
softball team that added an extra richness to it.
The photo at the top was approximately my view from right field - and
yes, lots of our opposing team's players in the finals that year could hit
it that far! And I mean line drives over your head if you cheated
and tried to cut off any ground balls that made it through our fantastic
infielders...one time I hung back and a particularly adroit batter
attempted to drop one in right in front of me...
I charged in at full speed, extended my glove as far as I could ahead of me...and actually caught the ball. I
was bitterly disappointed that my teammates all ran out to congratulate
me, because I could have fired the ball back in for a double play
(since the opposing team's runner on second never thought I would catch
the fly ball...she was around third when I made the catch) had not the second baseman, pitcher and the shortstop run out to congratulate me on the catch!
At least I think we could have doubled the runner off!
'MERCY' RULING IN PLAY? WILD THINGS MASCOT NOT IMPRESSED.
RED ("Peter's Spirits") victorious in final over PINK ("20-30-40- SOMETHINGS"): FORUM story: http://www.thewestonforum.com/53212/womens-softball-peters-spirits-holds-onto-title/