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Softball, knee, and the guys’ trip

September 21st, 2006

Tonight, we played at 7:30 against Buzz, d/b/a (or p/b/a — “playing ball as”) Curt Smith’s, and… we got walloped. They’re a very, very good team, and they hit the ball very well. In addition to that, our defense wasn’t so great tonight, and so the end result was a five-inning short game that they took by a score of 19-7.

I batted 1-3 with a two-run single, and I also made a couple of nice plays out in left-center field. One was a deep fly ball to left field in which I just ran like crazy, stretched out my arm, and barely manager to catch the ball at the warning track. I really didn’t think I would be able to get to the ball in time, so I was pleasantly surprised to feel the ball land in my glove a split-second before I caught myself up against the fence.

I also made a sliding catch in the outfield, and unfortunately I flexed my right leg again. I heard a loud pop as I slid, and for a second there my knee really hurt. Thankfully, it really didn’t hurt after that, and I don’t think I reinjured it or anything. But still, it’s not 100 percent.

Starting this upcoming Sunday, I’m going to be playing volleyball again, and while I’m excited to be playing again, I’m wondering how I will fare with this ailing leg. As I am now, I think I’ll be just fine for most everything, although I’m not sure what would happen if I try to crouch or do something that flexes the leg a lot.

As long as I don’t hurt it again doing something like that, I think I should be fine. And I’m really hoping that it will be able to heal up while I’m still using it during softball and volleyball. If you guys wouldn’t mind, please keep me in your prayers! It’s certainly nothing crippling or anything, but there are a few things that I do that makes it really hurt a lot. Thanks. :-)

In other words, I hear that today Mark, Jude, and Philip drove through San Francisco, they visited Yosemite National Park yesterday, and they are now somewhere in Nevada. They sent home a couple photos of the Golden Gate Bridge. That was cool to see! They’re having a great time, and I guess they’ll be home in a little more than a week!

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