April 6th, 2010

You know you are an Aggie when you go on the road and still have better fans than the home team. This was very true when we went down the road to play the Baylor Bears last Wednesday night. Right before the game, I looked into the stands (my teammates would fine me if they knew I was looking into the stands)* and saw three guys that looked just like some of the Sugar Daddies, but they were decked out in Baylor gear. As I was trying to figure out who they were, they took off the Baylor hat and jacket to reveal their true colors. Three of our Sugar Daddies had come in wearing Baylor colors so that they could purchase seats right behind home plate.  The rest of the guys were keeping the third base side stands awake, but I just wanted to say thank you for all the Aggie softball fans out there that came to support us, especially all the Sugar Daddies. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to pull through with a win, but we will never forget that loss and it is something we will build from.

Two days after we went to Baylor, we were on the road again, or should I say waiting to get on the road. We were scheduled to leave for Nebraska on Thursday and play games Friday and Saturday so we could have Easter Sunday with our families. The weather was forecasted to be rainy and cold in Nebraska on Friday, so the games were postponed until Saturday. On Friday, we had practice at 11 a.m. and then left for Nebraska at 6 p.m. This trip was unlike any other in that we were able to take a charter flight. This is nice because you don’t have to worry about security, check-in, baggage claim, or waiting for a flight. Basically we get to the airport, show the flight attendant our ID and get on the plane. When we land, a bus is waiting for us to take us to our hotel….what more could you ask for?! On Saturday, we played a doubleheader against Nebraska and came away with one win and one loss. Not what we went to accomplish because in our minds, we were coming home with two wins, but that is over so now we will look ahead to our next opponent.

 We got back into town around 10 p.m. Saturday night. Some of the team went home for Easter while some of the girls stayed in town and spent it with their “second family”. For Easter, my family went to the 11 a.m. church service (we usually go to the 8:30 a.m. service, but my dad was supporting us in Nebraska and wasn’t fortunate enough to fly on a charter plane. He didn’t get back in town until 3 a.m. Easter morning.) After church we went out to eat and then I went with my boyfriend to pick out a boxer puppy! The puppies were so adorable and he decided on a black and white sealed brindle. I wanted to bring it back with us, but we have to wait six weeks! My Easter Sunday was a great day off, but I’m so pumped about the week to come.

 Since we had a day off on Sunday, we were ready to get back to work to prepare us for the week ahead. We host three great teams (SFA, Texas and Oklahoma) this week at home in front of the 12th Man…again, what more could a girl ask for?! This week is going to be exciting and we would love to see as many people in the stands as possible! The fun thing about playing these teams is that all of us know many of the girls from either playing with or against them our entire lives. I’ve talked to some of the girls on other teams and they’ve told me that they love playing against us just because of the atmosphere in our stadium.  Yet another reason why playing for Texas A&M is the greatest! So for all of you who have never been, this week is the week to come out and watch. For those of you who are regulars, we would love to see you there again, and for everyone else….I’ll see you there!

Thanks and Gig’em!

 *Our team has this thing called a Kangaroo Court. This is just something to hold everyone accountable for their actions and the actions of their teammates. If someone fines you, you actually have to pay that money to Erin. Some fines include things like not hustling, not looking sharp, being late and another one is definitely looking into the stands. So shhhh!

Blooper #7: MAYFLOWER!

On the plane ride home, some of us were playing the Name Game. The objective of the game is to get your partner to guess the person you are thinking of by using one-word clues. You cannot use places, names or numbers for your clues. If you call “First Try” and your teammate gets the answer on the first try, your team gets three points instead of one. Well, the person we were trying to guess was Christopher Columbus. Kelsea was so excited because she just knew Mel was going to get this from the first clue, so she yells out “First Try” and then yells “Mayflower” even louder. While the rest of us are really confused by the clue, Mel shouts “Christopher Columbus” and they get the three points. It was a good clue if you were talking about the Pilgrims! We had to explain to Kelsea that Columbus did not sail the Mayflower and if I remember correctly it was a three ships, one being the Santa Maria. It’s alright Kels, you always know how to put a smile on everyone’s face!

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