Friday, April 4, 2008

Astoria Part II

We were back at the cages last night for practice which this time included a little fielding. They gave us one cage which had the ball machine pointed at the ground so that we could field ground balls. It wasn't the same as being outdoors but it was nice to at least use our gloves and warm up our throwing arms.

We had much more time in the batting cages since it was reserved for an hour and a half, and we weren't late. Some players even tweaked their swing by using new grips.

Many of last weeks rookies were back, which is a good sign, as well as a few more new faces. Martin Coleman made an early bid for the Most Improved Player award with tenacious hitting and fielding.

Later on we decided it would be fun, in an ironic sort of way, to have some drinks at Applebee's. The food was good and the birthday song that they sang five times was interesting, but it turned out that they didn't serve pitchers of beer and for that I cannot forgive them.

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