Softball season is many months away but I can't stop thinking about it. By December I'm going to want to go outside and take batting practice. I haven't wanted to play softball more in my life than I do right now. I guess I'll just have to wait until March.
What I'm conflicted about does have to do with softball. Specifically, what number I wear. For the past 2 seasons I have worn #20. There was no real thinking behind it besides it being the only normal number left by the time I picked and then I decided to stick with it. Of course, now I kind of want to go back to #14. That was the number I always liked wearing when I was younger and now I am starting to think I want it again. But, I also like being consistent. Heck, I've figured out every major leaguer currently wearing #20 and I root for them all. But, I like the significance of #14 having been my number forever. I really don't know. Also, my softball coaches know me as #20, so if I go back to JV this year it would be weird to change numbers. It would also be weird to go back to JV and see somebody else wearing #20. Of course, now I'm thinking of my love for #14.
I can't figure this out. It sounds stupid but it's honestly what I've been thinking about. If I had to make a choice right now I think I would go with #14. Of course, I have months to think about this and could end up deciding on a random Mark Buehrle tribute and going with #56.
Ah, well. The Mets got crushed by the Nationals today. It was almost a cool game because Mike Nickeas played. He got to show off his awesome catcher defense because Ollie was pitching to him. He still hasn't gotten a hit and I'm starting to think if he doesn't soon Jerry Manuel is going to forget he exists and put him behind all the other September call-ups on the bench.
Hmm . . . Maybe I should go with #14 because it's only one away from the #13 Mike Nickeas wears.
Let's Go Mets!