By Braddah Lance
The oddah oddah week at my softball game we played against a team that had two girls..... no, not guys we were calling girls, but really two wahines.
In about the third or fourth inning, one of the girls was up to bat and our outfielders naturally crept in. I played my normal depth becasue of my defensive alignment with my shortstop (I was to get all the ground balls and he would get all the bloops in our area).
The girls in our league aren't slouches either. They can play, while not up to the level of most of the males, I'd say they can outplay about 25-30% of the guys in our league.... including those on da team they play for!
Anyways, one of the bettah girls was up to bat and she hit a hard sinking line drive towards the gap of me (3rd baseman) and my shortstop. I was only able to take one step to my left and then dove hard laying out to make the catch about six inches before it touched the ground making the third out.
As we're jogging off the field we hear, "C'MON! SHE"S A GIRL!" *response to follow below*
Wassap Wit Dat!
Heh? So frickin' wat?! Does that mean kane have to play different? It's not a co-ed league where there are certain rules to help da wahine out, plus even if it was a co-ed league, wat, kane cannot make any plays against them? We gotta give them "chance"?
No even get me started about wat they were doing in da innings before but let me break it down for ya.
They were hitting quite a few popflys to our outfielders and EVERYTIME they would try and jinx da catch by yelling things like "miss" or "I got it" or just yelling anything in general. Now that's fine if you whispered it to yourself or even kept it to your bench area but when you direct your comments to da person directly involved, now dat's a different story. No class I tell ya.
So I gave them da mean Korean stink eye and shook my head. Their 3rd base coach noticed and asked,
NO CLASS TEAM: "What's the matter 3B?"
BL: "Brah, wat? You don't know?"
NO CLASS TEAM: "No."
BL: "How you guys going play li'dat with no class yelling to jinx a player DURING a play?"
It didn't change.
In this past Tuesday's game against a different team with a wahine - she was on fire! She was 2 for 3 and guess wat? She hit a GRAND SLAM! Yeah, no $h!t, a GRAND SLAM! She hit a perfect liner just ovah our second baseman and dropped in between our right and center fielder's - I don't know wat da heck they were doing - and as they watched each oddah watch da ball roll between them she was on her horse and beat da throw in.
We gave her her props and dat team nevah once "asked fo' chance".... at least none dat I heard.
So wat you tink? Gotta give chance to da wahines li'dat?
Going back to da oddah oddah week's game, one of my teammates, as witty as he is, had a perfect comeback though and shut them up pretty good right aftah dat.
NO CLASS TEAM: "C'MON! SHE'S A GIRL!"
BL's TEAMMATE: "So what! He's only 4'8" "
I guess dat makes us even.