A good softball game tonight.

@TheHorse (157880)
Walnut Creek, California
June 27, 2022 11:39pm CST
I do not write about it here much, as I know that most MyLotters are not into sports. But I have enjoyed playing baseball and softball for most of my life. I would say it was a major part of my "identity" when I was younger. But as I age, I become less competitive, and more into other things. Tonight, my team had a game against another good team, and we drubbed them. I hit well, played good defense, and had a good time. One of the things that helped me was that I visited the pool this afternoon and just loosened up my muscles. Have you ever enjoyed sports? Do you respect people who play sports, or do you think that people who play sports are "stupid," as my brother does? I feel that we should honor others' interests, no matter how far from our own they might be.
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@DaddyEvil (88507)
• United States
28 Jun
I've never been very interested in sports but, when Pretty and Ricky were into sports as kids, I went to every game and cheered them on. (Since the parents weren't "allowed" to cheer for our children, I cheered for both teams playing at the time. Most of the parents thought I was stupid for doing so, but I wanted the kids to know someone was paying attention and cared. *shrug* Pretty and Ricky told me afterward that all the kids were happy someone paid attention and was willing to cheer them on.) I would go and cheer for the teams playing when you're there, if that would make people happy... (I haven't been to any sports games since Pretty stopped playing softball after she graduated from High School.)
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@DaddyEvil (88507)
• United States
29 Jun
@TheHorse If you'd like, I could call you and cheer both teams on when you're playing ball games, too.
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@TheHorse (157880)
• Walnut Creek, California
30 Jun
@DaddyEvil We had fully TWO fans in the stands the other night.
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@TheHorse (157880)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Jun
With my little kids, I cheer "everyone" on.
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@marguicha (191749)
• Chile
28 Jun
My husband was a pro soccer player. He also played for our country in one of the World Cup games.
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@TheHorse (157880)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Jun
So you don't hate athletes, I take it? Or think we're all stupid?
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@marguicha (191749)
• Chile
28 Jun
@TheHorse Of course not. I imagine some are. As in any type of work.
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@TheHorse (157880)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Jun
@marguicha Yep. Have of us are "below average." --Stephen Wright.
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@LadyDuck (401391)
• Switzerland
28 Jun
I only enjoy to play golf and bocce and of course I respect those who play sports, they are not at all stupid. Of course also some of those who play sports are stupid, this seems a common disease among humans.
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@LadyDuck (401391)
• Switzerland
28 Jun
@TheHorse My Dad was a very good bocce player. I learned to play from him when I was only 6 years old.
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@TheHorse (157880)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Jun
Bocce sounds like a lot of fun. A nice way for people to get together.
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@TheHorse (157880)
• Walnut Creek, California
8 Jul
@LadyDuck I bet you remember those days fondly. I play "rolly catch" with my 2-year-olds.
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@wolfgirl569 (58587)
• Marion, Ohio
28 Jun
I used to enjoy playing some sports. Never enjoyed watching them very much
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@TheHorse (157880)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Jun
I used to enjoy watching baseball and football. I still do, but not as much. I'd rather be out hiking or something.
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@JudyEv (283346)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Jun
I don't mind what hobbies/sports people are into as long as they don't impinge on others. While I'm not really into sports, I think it's great for keeping people fit physically and mentally.
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@TheHorse (157880)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Jun
Some college athletes (at the higher levels) aren't really "students." But at lower levels, sports participation is positively associated with academic achievement and self-esteem.
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@TheHorse (157880)
• Walnut Creek, California
8 Jul
@JudyEv I start teaching sports to kids really early.
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@JudyEv (283346)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Jun
@TheHorse I can believe that, especially the self-esteem bit.
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@LindaOHio (99946)
• United States
28 Jun
Great picture. I enjoy sports -- football, volleyball, tennis -- watching not participating. The only sport I was ever good at was volleyball.
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@TheHorse (157880)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Jun
That's a cool sport! I was never great at it, but I respect those who play it.
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@xander6464 (35558)
• Wapello, Iowa
29 Jun
I enjoy sports. I own a small chain of ladies' oil wrestling teams. But I'm not overly competitive. I really don't care if my girls win or lose, as long as they enjoy playing.
@RasmaSandra (56446)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
29 Jun
Sounds like you have a good time playing softball, The only sport I loved in my younger days was bowling, But I have not bowled in ages and now have no one to go with or even know where there is a bowling alley
@JESSY3236 (16589)
• United States
28 Jun
Two of my cousins are baseball players. But I'm not a sports person.
• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Jun
As long as I understand the sport being played I will enjoy watching it
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@TheHorse (157880)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Jun
My Indian friends here are teaching me about cricket.
@moonandstars (60737)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Jun
not every sport is the same and to some sports men, i do admire. this is not an easy sport and i agree with you and think your thinking is quite normal
@Nakitakona (51115)
• Philippines
10 Jul
It's good for you. You're still playing softball.