Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Getting your Butt Kicked

No poker content what so ever.

The girls got their butts kick last night. Actually, they had their asses handed to them. It started off well when the lead off hitter knocked a triple over the right fielders head. The next girl grounded out but knocked in a run for an early lead. Softball E. walked and that just about ended the day. They didn’t give her a chance to steal 2nd base and the next girl grounded out to 1st base. If they let her steal she would have been on third. The pitcher then threw a wild pitch and she would have scored. Instead the inning was over after another ground out.

They gave up 2 runs during the bottom half of the inning after making a couple of errors. In the top of the 2nd inning they had runners on 1st and 2nd with one out. The coach sends the runners, both slow, and the lead runner is thrown out. Now there are two outs and a runner on second. Next girl walks so instead of the bases loaded and 1 out we have 1st and 2nd with 2 outs. Another wild pitch moves the runners up but the inning ends with a strike out.

The bottom of the 2nd saw and error by the center fielder when she tried to throw a runner out at first base. The next player bunts and the 2nd baseman doesn’t cover 1st. A walk loads the bases and then wham…a shot to left center field that makes it to the fence. The center fielder misses the cut off to give up 4 runs after all is said and done. They get out of the inning trailing 6-1.

Rinse and repeat for the rest of the game. After 2 innings the could have been tied, winning by 1 or behind by 1 but life and competition didn’t treat them well.

Softball E. played well. She pitched one inning and after a shaky start came back and threw a lot of strikes. She was pissed at the poor play and you could see it in the velocity of her pitches. She was throwing harder then I’ve seen her throw before. In the end they lost 15-3 in a game that could have been much closer.


I conducted another interview today. This guy was full of energy but had no CAD experience. Considering this position needs to work with CAD files I don’t think it will work. From what I’ve seen so far, most of the applicants are over qualified and thus won’t come work for us because we don’t pay well. I think I have an interview every day this week with people who don’t have what we are looking for. A sound use of my time.

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