Over the weekend, we put together an impromptu softball game. A number of my coworkers from India expressed an interest in learning how to play baseball, so what better way to learn than to try it. About 8 people showed up, including my brother, his fiance, Vijay, Shankar, Sundar and a few of their friends.
It was about 95 degrees and very humid, but we took a little batting practice and played a little bit of a game, letting teams of two bat for an inning each. Most of the Indian gentleman picked up the fundamentals pretty well. A couple of years ago, my work group got together for a game of cricket and the results were similar; it seems the basic skills carry over pretty well from one game to the other.
Afterwards, we played a round of frisbee golf, which was much better, considering there is no running and you get to play in the shade! The course we played at was pretty narrow and mostly followed a creek, but we only tossed a disc in the water once (yes, it was me…) We did get a disc stuck up in the tree once (about 40 feet off the ground), but a couple of minutes throwing a water bottle at it solved that problem.
A few pictures are available on the photos page.