Friday, October 19, 2012

Jakarta Softball

Tim joined a softball league here in Jakarta, which he is pretty excited about.  I am less excited since it seems to be men only, and honestly the level of play is far beyond my weak softball skillz.  Waa waaaaa.

They play on a great field: walking distance from our house, lights, fences, actual lines and bases, palm trees, a scoreboard (and guys to run it).  It's no EPA league, though, and certainly no Sludgers. I am pretty sure I was the only person drinking on the sidelines.

I love that these guys actually kept score... usually at Sludgers games it was someone on the sidelines half-assedly keeping track of things, while more likely than not spilling their beer on the score book.

The umpire in the navy shirt (above and below) was really funny- he inexplicably yelled "YESSSS" at random times throughout the game.

I can't believe they had a guy on site to repaint the lines between games:


  1. This is awesome - potentially more intense than my varisty high school games. We didn't even have a scoreboard....

    1. I know, right? They are not messing around.

    2. How did he find the league, Jakarta Craigslist?

    3. I biked past the tournament one day, and found some article online about the league. Emailed a dude, and then went to "batting practice" or a tryout with the guy at 6:30 am on a Saturday as thats the only time the field is available when its not blazing hot! Ended up in the B league


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