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Sunday, April 22, 2007

baseball, game 3  

posted by Michael Piwonka 6:34 PM
Saturday got off to a good start as Mason's baseball team finally got their first win of the season, 8-to-7.

His team plays exceptional defense, making impressive throws to get runners out at first. I'm actually surprised at how low the scoring is; I expected the games to be more like 25-to-20, with many errors contributing to the scoring.

The games are just the opposite of what I expected: the guys have a harder time hitting the ball that I thought they would, and they're better at defense than I expected. In fact, in the first 3 games, I can only remember 2 instances of where the 5-run-per-inning limit was reached.

The most important thing about the season is that Mason is starting to really get into baseball. He's starting to show interest in all the games on TV (I suppose that's a good thing!), following the stats of the games. He also re-plays each of his game in his mind afterwards, second guessing himself for errors or poor hitting.

The drive to get better is starting to kick in. The games are becoming less of a social event, and more of a competition.

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