A Season on the Brink of Old Age: Part One

As a high-level (of age) athlete, I am fortunate to take part in several recreational sports activities in my community.

And in order to benefit humanity, I have decided to document my sports season for 2018 here on this blog. You’re welcome.

Actually, I thought the blog would be a good way to motivate me to get into better shape this year, play lots of sports and share some fun experiences. I am often involved in recreational soccer and softball, along with the famous Athens Jogging Club. We are trying to get a basketball game going again, too, and I plan to start exercising more in the summer, so this series will look at interesting (I hope) aspects of those events, as well as a few others from 2018.

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Field of Daydreams – Tales of Athens Rec Softball

While most people around Athens know the name Avalanche for its outstanding pizza, Avalanche is also known for its spunky softball team that is often out standing in the outfield on defense while the other teams get hit after hit.

Avalanche Pizza is the lucky sponsor of the plucky co-ed rec softball team that I play on in Athens this year, and the team is one of the most fun squads I have ever been a part of. We are extremely thankful to Avalanche for the sponsorship and guarantee that the prices of their always-tasty pizzas are much lower than my ERA (Earned Run Average). Continue reading “Field of Daydreams – Tales of Athens Rec Softball”

2016 Summer Olympics: Are table tennis and ping pong the same thing? Why is there no synchronized weightlifting yet?

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will have 306 events in 28 sports, and will dominate the national media over the next few weeks.

I decided to take a quick look at each of the games to learn more about them, and to offer a few thoughts.

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