It really starts when softball starts. This Wednesday. I've played softball since I was seven years old. There is almost nothing about me that is still the same as it was when I was seven years old. Back then it was about learning the game, knowing the basics, and just having fun. It's still about having fun now but there's more to it. Winning definitely isn't everything (especially on my school's Junior Varsity). But now we're all expected to know the rules and just have to work on the fundamentals. There's always more to learn but that is just to help get further when you already know the game. We all know when to tag up and what base to throw to (I hope) because we've all been around the game.
We all have a connection to the game. I love being able to watch baseball and know what to do on each play. I love being able to learn what to do (and not do) by watching the Mets games. Those are the professionals who get paid to play baseball. If they don't know what to do, nobody does. The pros get paid to play the game that I love. At this point their entire life is baseball, and for me softball is just a part of my life.
But, softball really is my life.
Let's Go Mets!