This weekend OMG Becky had her first softball tournament of the season. They had four games scheduled for Saturday and I knew that was not happening for me after being home with this ankle for the last few weeks. My dad went with her and I stayed home. Okay, not really. You know already that I went to the salon to get my nails done as my first outing. But there’s no way I can hang out outside at the ballpark all day long.
Sunday was single-elimination play. I decided I was going to venture out to the softball field since the girls had lost all four of their games Saturday. I was pretty sure we wouldn’t be at the park very long that day. I was prepared and brought what I thought was a chair with an elevated footrest. Wrong. OMG Becky had grabbed the wrong chair. Instead of a footrest, I had a canopy. On a cloudy day. Not really necessary. I made the best of the situation and rested my foot on the lower bleachers. It was a front row view!
OMG Becky played 3rd base the entire game.
And she was lead off batter for her team!
It was a fun game to watch, but we did not win. This other team went on to win the tournament so that made the loss easier, I think.
During the last inning of the game, the batter showed a bunt. OMG Becky ran up to cover it, but the girl had faked, pulled the bat back and slammed a line drive right into OMG Becky’s belly, just below the belly button from less than 30 feet away. It was a horrible sound! From my view, I thought she had been hit on the forearm. I wanted to run out there, but I couldn’t even get up. OMB Becky bent over forward a bit. I thought she was going to fall down. Later, she said she was about to throw up. Then her coach started yelling to get the ball. It was still a live play! All the other girls on our team where just standing there watching my daughter, not sure what to do. OMG Becky finally got her head around the situation and went to get the ball. It had stopped into foul area around behind third base. She insisted on continuing to play. I could not wait for that inning to be over!
I called a local hospital and talked to a nurse about the incident. They advised it would be best to have her seen. Off to urgent care we went. Because we haven’t had enough of hospitals and doctors lately.
After a few tests, the doctor determined she was okay, but gave us a list of several things to watch for over the next 24 hours. One of the things being bubbles in the urine. What? She said OMG Becky would know for sure if this happened. Had to hope that was true. And also to not have anything else to eat that day. Thankfully, other than being a bit sore and more tired than usual, she was feeling better the next day.
This week was also the home opener for our local major league baseball team. I drove past the stadium on my way home from work around mid-afternoon, thinking I might get stuck in the traffic. No traffic and then I noticed the stadium was empty. But the parking lot was not! It was full of tailgaters and man I could smell the barbecue!
And in other softball news, Sassy has once again outgrown her softball cleats.
I have to buy that girl no less than one pair of new cleats every year. I wonder when her feet are going to stop growing?! She just turned 12, but her feet are a size 8. And she is not done growing vertically. She is still a shorty in that department. The next few years should be interesting.
Have you ever been to a MLB game?
At what age did your feet stop growing?