Tuesday, May 5, 2015

And the Games go On

View of the GORC Pirates Bench
Although the Baltimore Orioles did not play baseball last evening, the GORC Pirates took the field for their third game in five days! It is a tough and demanding schedule--no practices to work on fundamentals, just game after game. 

It has been a string of tough games. Thursday the game was shortened because of lightening, Saturday the team dropped a close 3-2 game when the opposing team scored two critical runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. Last evening was a long, almost two-hour affair played in bright sunlight that resulted in a demoralizing loss by more than 10 runs. Ugh!
Me working with the Infielders 

The boys get a break and we finally get a practice on Thursday. There is so much to work on the hard part will be selecting the truly important fundamentals that need to be addressed. For instance, base running. Last evenings game saw our team victimized by a double-play on a pop-fly that could easily have been a triple play except we already had one out. In reality it should have been an infield fly rule situation. And then there was the ground ball home run! 

This is where baseball is played and skills are learned--in the trenches! I love the dust of the infield and the short outfield.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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