Baseball, Softball, Vets, and South Pacific
Hey Bulldogs, sorry for the delay- you know, April Vacation and all that Jazz… but here it is, another one of your favorite blogs. Now I have to warn you, I am in an incredibly weird mood. It’s been a long week, so try to bear with me... if you can. *over-exaggerated, early horror film look of doom*
So a lot of things have happened since my last post, and I’ve got to fill you in. After an initially rusty start, our boys on the Baseball team have exploded out of the gate, winning much more often than losing, with amazing plays being made late in the games. Though I can’t exactly pick out a favorite player, seeing as there have been a plethora of games, I will say this- from inside feedback, everyone is working well together. That, I think, is the most important thing- working together. There’s a rather overused saying that quotes “there’s no I in TEAM-“ so though I am utterly opposed to clichés… this one’s kind of working for me.
Also in the spotlight is- and I never do this- the JV Softball Team. Why do I never do this? Three reasons: A.) I am opposed to women being subjected to separate sporting events than men on principle (ever seen A League of Their Own?); 2.) I don’t cover JV because half the time I can’t cover everything Varsity is up too; and Last.) Well… I had a third reason. I’ll think of it later. But anyway, the reason I just had to cover JV Softball- as far as I’ve been informed (which I usually try to be) they are undefeated. That’s right, a team from Stafford is being labeled as undefeated because we are awesome. In fact, I heard that one of our favorite subjects, Hayley Richards, made a play while sitting down. The way Hayley described it was that she picked up the ball, rolled into a cross-legged sitting position, and threw the ball, effectively stopping the runner in her tracks. From the looks of it, our girls are going to be the alpha dogs. Haha. Get it? Bulldogs. I crack myself up.
But I do have a serious note to touch upon. Tonight as I was watching the news, I came across a story focusing on the Veterans of the War in Iraq and Afghanistan. The whole segment was talking about an artist who sketched the wounded Veterans, but I found the stories of the Vets to be much more poignant that the story of the artist. There was one man who lost both his legs and much of one of his arms, and he freely admits that he was the lucky one. I can’t even… imagine the selflessness it would take to defend your country with your life. My family is full of veterans- my great grandfather even stormed the beaches of Normandy during World War II and received two Purple Hearts- and I admire every single one of them. So I just want to take the time to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to all the men and women currently in service, training to be in service, and every veteran out there. Thank you for your service.
And speaking of Veterans… The Drama Club’s production of South Pacific will be running on May 4, 5, and 6- this weekend! Excited much? I think yes. It’s got everything- love, loss, comedy…. You can’t get better entertainment than that! Here’s a quick fun fact for you: in the closing scene, Sheyanne Aubin can be seen waving a genuine flag from the period, on which there is a total of forty-eight stars. How’s that for authentic? Another plus? Veteran’s Admission is $5, a discounted price from the “General Admission” which is set at $10.
Now Seniors, don’t forget to give your class dues to one of your class officers so you can participate in Senior activities and graduation. Don’t be deadbeats! And Juniors, don’t forget about Prom, which is on the 18th from 7-11 at the Bond Ballroom in East Hartford- yay! Other than that… I’ve got nothing. So until next time, hug an athlete, or a band nerd/Drama kid, or a Veteran- actually, especially the Veterans. Show your support! Oh, and don’t forget to watch out for the deadly German Wolpertingers. It’s a bunny. Well… a bunny with fangs, jay wings, and roebuck antlers. Don’t ask.