Over the Hump

by: Father Charlie

June 12, 2019

Is it Luck? or Gods' Grace?

Back in High School several of my fast pitch softball friends got together and formed a team. We called ourselves This Pueblo Businessmen Assoc. We raised money in a section of town that had many small busnesses. We raised enough to pay the entry into a mens' league and to buy tee shirts. We had a great pitcher. We did not win many, but we had fun.

At that same time I was playing on the varsity baseball team in high school. There was a regulation, then, that one could not play but one sport in the spring and playing elsewhere was a no,no with stiff

punishment, and I think, I knew it. One night as we played a member of the other high school was there and we were scheduled to play his school the following weekend. The day of the game between the two schools, the boy started yelling there is that softball player. He yelled it several times. The coach of the other team heard him and asked about it. The boy said "Yes, I saw him playing softball the other night, The other coach told my coach, and my coach came to me. I fessed up and he immediately benched me.

A letter had to be written to some High school people to see if I was still eligible. If I was, I could continue to play, if found guilty, no playing and we would have to forfeit every game I had played in. The letter came back and they said I was eligible but not to bright.

The only thing that saved me, the game I had been seen playing, was a practice game, a forfeit. Luck? Gods' Grace?

We went on to win the Colorado State Baseball State Championship. I can't imagine where I might be if my team had to suffer the loss of the games I had played in.

Next week I will tell you about the boy and why he ratted on me.



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