Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game:
You can win or you can lose or it can rain.
We've had a rather crazy, rainy week--complete with a flooded basement (again....sigh), power outages, and a tornado (set down a few miles away).
Between storms some friends gathered to knit...and one taught us how to do two-at-a-time socks. This is about as far as I got before I discovered somehow I had knit half of both socks an extra round and now had a hole in the cuff. The knitting was slow, fidgety, and--with all those dangling needles and accompanying dangling yarn ends--lacked any kind of rhythm. I know, I know...this was the 'learning curve' part of the new skill, but I actually LIKE to knit socks on double points. I don't really have an issue with second sock syndrome (in that it doesn't bother me in the least to have a lingering sock awaiting its soul sole mate).
So, the yarn was still in its project bag when it was time to leave for the ballgame. We have one of the college kids who plays on the local wooden bat summer league team living in our backyard, so we go to most of the home games (and listen to all of the games). It's been a real character builder this summer...not only for this team but for me.
I've been blessed to have two local grands who not only play on good travel teams, but they are both sort of the stars of their teams. They both play for their school team, too...and that team is pretty darn good. The older one has not only been 'recruited' to play for his city high school team, but the 'enemy' county high school coach has tried to lure him to play with his team. (This kid just finished 6th grade. He's rather good!---his parents luckily have more sense than to allow a 12 year old to play with 17 year olds!!!)
But, I digress...
I'm used to watching winning baseball. The motto of the Chiefs (the wooden-bat college league) seems to be: there is no lead large enough not to blow. It most definitely keeps you humble. They've won a few, they've lost more
I started the sock when we got to the stadium last night...
Top of the 9th: Score...4-9.
If it had only rained in the 6th when we had our 6 run-meltdown, we would have won!!!