“We make men without chests and we expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and we are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful."- C.S. Lewis in The Abolition of Man
Friday, April 19, 2013
Season Opener on May 6th
the usual Wisconsin winter, I can really appreciate Spring. Even though
it is just in the 30's and spitting snow, I am grateful that when I
inhale hard my nostrils no longer freeze shut or that rubbing my
mustache doesn't cause an icy chunk to break off in my fingers.
One thing I really look forward to is the beginning of another softball
season. I began playing Men's League ball back in 1972 while in the
This Spring I have made 3 major improvements to benefit
my game. I will begin this season 20 pounds lighter than last year.
Also, I recently had my eyes checked and found that my contact
prescription needed major changes. I didn't realize how bad they had
gotten until I put in the new contacts.
The third improvement requires a little background. Back in 1975 I
dislocated my right shoulder during a collision. Since then I have made
13 emergency room trips in 5 different states to reduce the continuing
dislocations. Consequently my throwing motion has been one to protect my
shoulder joint by not letting the arm get too far away from my body
during a throw. It made for very weak and inaccurate throws. Over this
past off season, I made extra effort to rehab the shoulder by
concentrating on strengthening the muscles that make up the rotator
cuff. It has been very successful and I now am throwing with a normal
arm motion for the first time in about 38 years.
Softball season starts on May 6th. I'm psyched and wouldn't care if we had to play during a snow storm.