I finally made it out to the softball stadium today. Of course, I didn’t get to watch much of a nail-biter (Team USA beat China 9-0 in four innings), but I at least had the chance to see our superstar team in action. The field was beautiful. I wanted to run down on the field, steal a jersey and take an at bat from Cat! Unfortunately, that’s not allowed. I checked our Olympic Media Code of Behavior shortly after having the thought. Also not allowed: lining up in start blocks of any sort, doing flips on the gymnastics floor and half-Gainers off the five-meter springboard. These rules are making my Olympics much less exciting than I’d planned out in my mind.
I also talked to our players about life after the Olymipcs, since their sport has been cut from the 2012 lineup. (Let’s hope it’s reinstated in 2016.) And, like I suspected, they have a plan for being part of the 2012 Games. Team Handball!