When I saw the Groupon to go to 68’s Inside Sport, I thought to myself…”Why not stand in a cage and swing at various flying balls?” You see, I was not built for sports. I cannot catch, throw, hit, dribble, or kick. The only thing my body was able to do that was considered sports was running track and volleyball. “How could you play volleyball if you are so sadly uncoordinated?” you ask. Well, you just have to keep the ball from hitting the ground. And the ball was rather big.
However, on my quest to try new things I grabbed a helmet and a bat and took my stance hoping to leave with minimal bruising… STRIKE ONE! Which is what I was expecting to do for an entire hour, but somehow I managed to make contact with the ball to my bat and made it soar out in front of me! What the heck did I do?! And could I do it again?... I can only imagine the shame that a coach would take on my stance, but I didn’t care. I hit another one! A miss, and then I hit three more in a row!
I had the baseball fever all over again! Even though it had been over 15 years since I was forced to play sports I was not built to play in gym class, I found myself thoroughly enjoying myself. I only hit about ¾ of the balls. That was a new record for me! My stance was gosh awful, but I can proudly say that I was successfully hitting the ball far out in front of me! Not bad for being a clueless kid. Ha! So whether you’re a pro or a novice, I would suggest trying the batting cages. It’s also a great place to blow off any built up steam....
A girl just trying to find her way, stepping outside of her comfort zone, trying new things, and making new friends along the way!