September 20, 2010

Bet I can. Bet you can't.: This past Saturday, a friendly bar wager between me, my twin brother and my former baseball teammate came to life.

posted by cabuki to fantasy at 02:03 PM - 9 comments

The Challenge: 30 swings each to hit a home run.

The field has a very short left field power alley (270 feet) and we were allowed to swing aluminum. (When I played with the club, we were in the top division and used wood.) I haven't hit a homerun since I was 12 years old and it was an accident. Did I mention this was a bar bet?

My swings

My brother's swings

posted by cabuki at 02:07 PM on September 20, 2010

Anybody else have a Springsteen song stuck in their head now? Fun stuff.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:34 PM on September 21, 2010

tahoemoj, I always have a Springsteen song stuck in my head. Though usually not Glory Days, which for me is one of his weaker attempts at pop. The wordless, er, screaming at the end of Jungleland or the repetitions of Hiding in the backstreets are frequent guests.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:56 PM on September 21, 2010

Cabuki: Very cool! SpoFi represent!

posted by billsaysthis at 03:56 PM on September 21, 2010

Yes! Nice shot and cute kid. Immediately makes me want to go out and try the same.

I also love Springsteen. My head veers from Thunder Road to Atlantic City and all over the map.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:52 PM on September 21, 2010

"They say everything that dies some day comes back," Bruce said to me one day. "Not Pete Rose," I replied.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:33 PM on September 22, 2010

It was a ton of fun and made me miss playing. Until the next morning when my knees and back reminded me why I retired.

posted by cabuki at 03:41 PM on September 22, 2010

So you weren't Born to Run? (Or catch, throw, hit and hit with power?)

/Did my knee on Saturday in my debut game in the Cambodian Business Houses League. First knee injury in over 40 years of football.

posted by owlhouse at 07:56 PM on September 22, 2010

Watched your video, and when your wife says "John does a home run" I was nearly overcome with delight. That should be on your tombstone.

John Somethingsomething
Did a Home Run
Loving Husband and Father

posted by Samsonov14 at 10:09 PM on September 22, 2010

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