The Toxic Shockers played our first game of the season last night, which was a disappointing loss. We were up against the Randy Johnson of kickball (if Johnson was a bespectacled black man), and half of our dudes couldn't kick against this guy. In an act of sportsmanship, the pitcher threw slow balls to us ladies, but we just couldn't get past second base. The final score was 5-0, the other guys.
The game busts my previously held theory that it doesn't matter what kind of pitching style you have on the mound, as long as that person can make defensive plays. (As proof, that was my position the last season we played.) However, this guy carried in the win by keeping us off the bases, so my theory of three-plus years is now blown. Though I don't remember ever being up against someone who threw so fast and so accurate; he only had one wild pitch all seven innings.
Next week's game is at 8:30, with what appears to be a new team to the league.