Getting Back to the Game

Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at 04:20PM

By Eric Richardson

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Eric Richardson

Sunday I go out to do something I've been wanting to do for a long time: play baseball. That morning I'll be heading out to tryouts for the Los Angeles Baseball League, an adult league that plays at fields scattered around the area. I last played in the summer of 2002, so I've got five and a half years of neglect to shake off my arm and bat before seeing what's still there.

I'll be looking to play the Saturday wood bat league. The last time I played wood bat I couldn't get hits to save my life. I'm hoping a new time in a new part of the country will give my luck there a little shake. After all, back then it wasn't like I was always striking out -- it just seemed like every time I made a good connection it went straight into someone's glove.

I've also managed to talk fellow IAAL-MAF member Will Campbell into coming out to tryouts. He and I are playing to hit the batting cages this week and see where we stand.