Wednesday, July 02, 2008

TNI softball game 1 recap

Actually, I guess technically it was game two. Game one of our Tuesday night double-header ended in a forfeit. Just as well, because I heard we were going to play the accounting department. And let's just say their skill with a calculator doesn't exactly translate to the softball field...

For those of you who don't know, I am deeply committed to my company softball league. It's the best time of the year to work at Tahitian Noni International, and my team is leading the pack. In fact we've won 2 championships in a row, and are heavily favored to win a third this year.

My team is made up of warehouse guys, purchasing guys, and a hodgepodge of other TNI employees.

I myself was drafted to the team last year. I'm not sure how I ended up on the team, but I'd like to think the team's gamble paid off. I bring my blood, sweat, grit and determination to the field every game, and we rolled through the regular season and playoffs.

Now after a long off-season we're ready to wreak havoc once again.

And we did just that last night. The 2008 season began with an avalanche of destruction, as we dismantled the Quality Assurance team 26-6. I know, right? It looks more like a football score. But seriously, we're just that good. We pounded 15 runs in the first inning, and we never looked back.

Initially I was nervous about playing on a bum knee, but my natural adrenaline made up for my missing ACL. I ended the night 2-4 with 2 RBI, and I was a vacuum at first base. Lest you think I'm a braggadocio, though, I will say that my first at-bat did end in a strikeout. It was horrible. No excuses.

So our team, which is nameless right now as far as I know, is 2-0. Next week will match us up with our most hated rival: Commissions.


Jeris and Suzanna Hobbs said...

Hey does the winner get anything? Like a trip to Tahiti? I think you should take the winning team and send them to China to play the winning team over there. Just a thought.

Rock said...

If you can play softball you can play basketball.

I'll be seeing you at the Colony this summer.

Jonathan said...

gotta love the TNI Sports!