So I played for the company softball team last Friday night. What an experience.
The team was in a pinch being short on players, so since I was technically on the roster, I had to play. When I signed up for the team at the beginning of the year I had no idea they played on Friday evenings. Once I found out I politely told them that I race on most weekends and I'd prefer to be a sub. Worked like a charm until the playoffs started. Lot's of guys on the team couldn't make the games, so I was beckoned.
I hadn't played for over two years. That was very apparent. I struck out in my first at bat (yes, it's slow pitch softball), went 0 for 4 for the game, and made two errors in the field. To my credit, I was at shortstop (don't know why they put me there) and made several decent plays and one great catch running in the outfield. Very humiliating, but also a lot of fun.
The real shitty part about the whole game were the injuries. I probably broke a finger and ended up with a nasty wound on my left leg after sliding into third (was gunned down by a woman in centerfield going to third ----thanks third base coach). The broken finger prevented me from racing at Swanson. Bummer. The leg wound wasn't anything that I haven't had a dozen times before. Looked like typical road rash. When I got home I cleaned and dressed it. The next day I let it air dry and a nice scab formed. Two days later the wound began to hurt, bad. Real bad. My leg began to swell and turned a little darker than the other leg. Could hardly walk on it. Ah shit. Infection.
When I went to work on Monday, a couple of the nurses that I work with looked at it and sent me straight over to one of the surgeons. He looked at it and said, "Yep, that's a good ole infection. You need to debride that and start oral antibiotics. "
Fuckin' great. There's nothing I love more in this world than debriding an infected wound. Especially a large infected wound. I couldn't do it, so one of my colleagues gladly helped me out.
Now the leg is slowly getting better. I'm still hobbling around and wonder if I should even think about racing this weekend.