Tuesday, February 24, 2009

ISM high schoolers vs. Ateneo alumni

Last Sunday, my Ateneo teammates in the Alumni Slo-Pitch Softball League (ASSL) played against a team from the International School-Manila.

We were laughing before the game because I told them these kids were half my age (I'm 31 and I think may mga 16 year olds dun).

Anyway, the sad thing about it was that I was already one of the YOUNGEST in OUR team.  The Ateneo Alumni team kasi is comprised of former baseball players sa college and high school.  Our age range is 26 to 50+.  So ang tanda talaga kami compared to the ISM team. (Ang tanda ko na talaga)

So what happens when you pit a young, physically fit, well-exercised and properly trained team against a bunch of old, out-of-shape and no practice guys?


Nung first 3 innings sumasabay pa kami.  2-1 lang yung score.  Tapos nung 4th inning na, hala, tinambakan na kami.  They scored 17 runs in a 1/2 inning!  Tama lang sila ng tama ng softball sa mga butas sa outfield namin.  Hingal na hingal kami sa kakahabol ng mga bola.  Umitim na mga braso ko sa tagal ng pagbilad namin sa outfield.  Lumamig na nga yung hamburger na inorder ko sa food stand.

The umpire had to call of the game due to 'TAMBAK.'

Oh, my gulay.  These kids were just faster, more aggressive, and had the stamina to outlast us.  I don't know why the league allowed them to play with us.  It was embarrassing.

But being true Ateneans, we all brushed all that negativity off and just enjoyed the game.
(Kris, Rick, RT, Julius, Chris, Jun, Johnny, Francis, Bogie, Paolo)
(vs. UPLB)

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