I'm manager of a co-ed, city league softball team in Austin, Texas. We
have a full roster for this season, but next season a couple of our
female players will no longer be playing. If you're interested in
playing for us, please read the rest of this message. I'll tell a
little about the team, and you can write me if it sounds good to you.
Our team is named the Ice Weasels. ;) The name comes from a quote by
Matt Groening, creator of the Simpsons.
"Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it
flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come."
We play on Thursday nights, and our games are in both north and south
Austin. The team was formed in Fall 1999, and has played every season
since the Winter 1999-2000 season. We've always played in the low
novice league, since we weren't very good when we started. Practice has
improved us, and we won our last two seasons, and are currently
undefeated in this season. As a result, we'll be moving up to the next
level (novice, I believe) pretty soon.
We're not amazing players, but everyone enjoys playing and has a good
time. We're easy going, but we play to win. This isn't a company team
or anything like that. Some of us work at IBM, a couple of us work for
the city of Austin, and the rest are from various places. Our roster
has changed since the team began, although most players stay with the
team long term.
We ostensibly hold practices once a week, on Sunday. We hold batting
practice one week, and fielding practice the next. However, you don't
have to go to practice. Usually about 5 people show up, although we
expect more people to show up now that the weather is a bit warmer.
Why would you want to be on our team, as opposed to any others? We have
a lot of fun, and are easy to get along with. We enjoy playing
softball, and play aggressively, but we don't act like jerks to the
other team. We're organized, and have never forfeited a game in the
seven seasons we have played. You won't feel like a stranger on our
team. Also, we only maintain a roster of 12 people, which is the
maximum allowed in a lineup. That way nobody is ever left out of the
lineup if they want to play.
If this sounds good to you, send me an e-mail. You can come out to one
of our games and meet everyone, and I'll probably need some female subs
for the last few games of this season.
If you want, you can check out the web page I maintain for the team. I
mainly use it as a calendar for upcoming games and practices, as well as
reporting the results of games. There are some pictures, though, if
you're curious to see what we look like. ;)
I hope to hear from you.