Life Story: Chapter Thirty Two

Welcome to a series of stories that basically make up my autobiography. It’s not entirely thorough, but I’ll do the best I can with the memories locked away inside my head. Could be therapeutic for me. Could be humorous for you. Either way, enjoy…

Previously on Life Story… I was in the seventh grade. I wrote for the “school paper”. I dissected an owl pellet, which was pretty gross.

I had one year to go at Woodrow Wilson. Part of me wants to say I went to the eighth grade and enjoyed it about as much as I enjoyed sixth and seventh. But before I get to eighth grade, I’ve got something else to say about seventh.

Seventh graders were allowed to play team sports for the middle school. And, somehow, I thought it would be a good idea for me to play baseball.Life Chapter 32 - SandlotI had never been all that athletic, but I’m pretty sure, in middle school, everyone made the team. So while I tried my best, as you can imagine, I wasn’t all that good. Plus, there was that whole anorexia thing. that didn’t exactly help me with my stamina.

There was one game in particular that was difficult for me. There I was standing in right field (the position I played), soaking in the hot springtime sun, and down I went. I passed out in the heat of the day. Why would that happen? Probably because I had eaten very little that day. That was my lowest point on the baseball team.Life Chapter 32 - Killin Me SmallsMy highest point was at an away game. We were playing James Madison Middle School. If middle schools had rivals, Madison would probably have been ours. And I somehow managed to get my only hit of the season. The only hit of my baseball career. I knocked the ball right between Madison’s left and center fielders. I wasn’t all that fast, so I only made it to first. But I did get the guys on second and third home. And not long afterward, one of my teammates brought me home. I ended up being the winning run. It was a good day.

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