A New Mission For The 2014 Baseball Season: Learning How To Score A Game!!!
Ok, this is something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. And I believe that I am ready to take the first steps to towards making this a reality.
My plan is to proceed with this by taking ‘Baby Step’ as I don’t want any kind of confusion to derail my desires.
Ultimately, by the end of the 2014 baseball season, I would like to say that I am ‘Comfortable’ scoring a game by hand.
This is just another way for me to connect to the game. For me to take a traditional part of the game and learn and understand it better. And I think it can be fun too.
My biggest issue is that I rarely get to see the start of a game. Between kid’s homework, kid’s extra-curricular activities, and bedtimes, sometimes I miss the first 2-3 innings. But, I think that works for what I need. Scoring a complete game while still ‘training’ on this may be a very daunting task. But, maybe 1-2 innings at a time would be better and more manageable?
Either way, I am excited to start the process.
I’ve read a bunch on how to get this done, and the opinions vary tremendously. There is also no true ‘standard’ rules to follow as many have adopted their own styles along the way.
But, I did find a few websites that offered good info and details so I will keep them with me as I get going.
And I printed a nice sized stack of scorecards so I don’t have to worry about messing up…
I’ve got my pencils.
And I even invested in a Pink Jumbo Eraser!!!
And now it is go time!!
If by the end of the season I can comfortably score a game I will be happy. And if not, I will extend my learning into as many seasons as it takes. Ultimately, I want this to be fun, and I want to be able to read my scorecard and be able to see and understand what took place during the action.
Wish me luck. And if you have any tips as to how I can get this done effectively and while enjoying the process, please share!!
Thanks for reading.