Monday, August 2, 2010
Good Bye Baseball, Hello Football
95 or so games between mid March and August 1st....a few less than last year(110-115), but still plenty of wear and tear on the old body...now a couple of weeks rest(and the back needs it), and football begins.
Today, I will gather the baseball gear and clothes, clean and inventory same, and pack and hang them away for the year....6 1/2 months from now, baseball meetings begin, but for now Football, followed by winter time Basketball looms on the horizon.
Next Saturday, Sam and I will attend a football clinic at Lima Shawnee High School....the OHSAA(Ohio High School Athletic Association) has foisted 20 pages of mechanics changes and a few new rules on the football officials. Not being with a regular crew on Friday nights, they won't affect me as much as the guys who work together every week...but the changes will come into play on occasions, especially those when I fill in on a crew, that needs some help.
But for now, I plan on resting up, and trying to get this pain in my back in control....before that first scrimmage on August 20th comes along.