Please, if any of you play recreational slow pitch, don't be this "softball guy".

In case you aren't catching the trend, I've fully blossomed to mid-twenties Jay. I now bowl weekly and just started playing slow-pitch softball as well on a weekly basis. Over the last few weeks, I've made quite a name for myself after taking on local pros in the bowling alley. You can check out last week's open letter by clicking HERE.

Now, I'm setting my sights on the softball diamond. Full disclosure: I love softball, but I also believe anyone that takes the sport seriously enough to get angry is a little ridiculous.

So, after two weeks of recreational league four slow-pitch softball, I've decided to write an open letter to the "softball guy". This isn't one particular person, but it seems like every team has one, so this is my letter to those guys.

Hi, local softball guy.

 

Your old pal Jay here, I wanted to write you a letter today, and hope you find time to read it in between your cage sessions. I know that softball is life, I get it, but I was hoping to talk some sense into you.

Please, for the love of all that is holy, take a chill pill man. It's slow pitch softball and you're squad of fully-uniformed softball studs is taking on a co-ed team from the Baptist church down the road. If you get out, it's OK, you're human. I know that you spent $400 of your own cold hard cash on that sweet softball bat you saw on an Instagram video so I understand your frustration. Also, my softball guy friend, you were out by a mile. Yelling at a slow pitch softball umpire over out or safe will not make you look any cooler to the three people in the stands. And when things don't go your way, leave it on the field. Trust me, your wife is absolutely tired of hearing about it.

Please, for all of us, take it easy out there. After all, it's only slow-pitch softball.