March 7, 2012
10,000 miles + 10 games = 10 million questions
Since we began the season with our trip to
At times it has looked like our Nike gloves could be mistaken for Everlasts. The
We had a very good
Despite not clicking on all cylinders, the offense has shown signs of promise. The pitching staff has given us reason to hope for brighter days ahead, but the defense is another story. With almost 20 percent of the regular season behind us already, the gloves should be broken in by now. However, we have been making errors at a record pace. Our earned run average is better than that of our opponents. Our batting average and slugging percentage are too. The inconsistent start has been a direct result of that last ugly column on the stat sheet. A .939 fielding percentage is .19 points worse than that of our opponents. It must improve quickly if we’re going to grow into a good team.
Sunday, we dug ourselves a familiar hole against a scrappy Lipscomb team in
The outcome was positive, but the process in achieving it was enough to make one gag. Otto von Bismarck said, “Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see them being made.” Otto could have said the same about our win on Sunday too, but it sure was nice to play the role of stinger as opposed to that of the stung. While it didn’t absolve us of all our sins in Friday night’s loss or Sunday’s win, it was nice to force the other team to walk off the field the way we forced ourselves off it earlier in the weekend. Perhaps it may serve as an exorcism of sorts, and help spur the process of getting better.
We are back at work in