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‘I’ll do it’ Lessons learned, hits muffed and a run scored

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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 12:00 am

All "I'll Do It" assignments offer a significant risk of embarrassment and a possibility of injury. A tryout for Lodi Legion Baseball was chock-full of opportunities for both. Would tendons in my hamstrings pop like bubble wrap from years of inactivity? What if I can't even make contact with a pitch? Are these players going to roll their eyes the minute they see me?

Those thoughts raced around my head as I tucked the legs of my baseball pants into my knee-high black socks and waited to step onto Zupo Field. It was a perfect day for baseball, and I tried to focus on the clear, denim-blue sky instead of my skyrocketing pulse.

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