Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Bad Night For Ball...

Forgive me if I'm a little cranky today.

Not only did my team lose in our do-or-die game to advance to the Quyon League 3-pitch finals, the Quyon Flyers also lost their do-or-die game to advance to the GOFL finals.

I was terrible last night in our game. As per usual, I suppose, but I'm still kicking myself for not making a catch (would've been my first catch of the season). I hate losing. I'm a very sore loser. I also hate being the worst ball player in the world. I hate knowing I suck that bad. Gah.

But I think hearing about the Flyers loss hurt more. Especially knowing that they were winning through most of the game, and it came down to extra innings again, but this time they weren't able to pull it off. The 56'ers won it in the bottom of the 9th. (For full details, see )

At the end of the day, though, I think the Flyers should be holding their heads up high. They've competed at a high level all summer long, and despite being one of the youngest teams in their league, they've held their own against the experienced veterans filling out most other line-ups in the GOFL.

The good news? They're still a young team, with a long and promising future ahead of them. This year, they almost made it to the finals. One has to believe they'll have many opportunities to get there in the years to come.

The Flyers will have one last hurrah this weekend, as they'll be playing in another tournament before the ball season winds down. Good luck, guys, and congrats on getting as far as you did in the playoffs!!


Anonymous said...

You're not the only one who hates losing Jill!


Jill said...

Bet you guys are even crankier than I am today.

Losing sucks.

Anonymous said...

way to go was a good try I'm sure. I was thinking that both ball games were going to get cancelled - we were at walmart around 5 and it all of a sudden got really dark and stormy, but it didn't really do anything, rained a bit, but it looked worse...when we got to the Quyon, sun was shining...
oh well Jill - the good thing about losing your ball, is now you're done and you dont have to freeze your butt off for another couple of games! Good job - practice makes perfect, so keep at it!


Sharon said...

Hey Jill,

You'll have to come out next week to watch our game though! I really wanted to play you guys!

papi said...

DOn't forget Jill we play tomorrow at 9:00 in Fitzroy. Biggest tourney of they year for us.
If we can somehow win this one we will qualify for the World Tournament next year

Jill said...

Kenny, if you actually READ my Blogs, you'd see that I mentioned the tourney at the end of my post. However, I didn't know where or when, so thank you for sharing that with all of us.

Too bad the game's not until 9, no way I'm sitting out in the cold til midnight! lol

Anonymous said...

softball is awesome. My three pitch team came within a win of making the finals. All the semi-final games were decided by one run. It was intense.