With apologies to argentine tango, it is softball season. This year its the M&M Softball League in Central NJ.
When I first started playing softball, it was in a co-ed arc league for a team called the Aggies. The league was the New York State Employees League, and the Aggies were one of the teams fielded by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets - yes, the NYSDAM had two teams; the other one was called the Farm Team. More puns!
For anyone wondering, the best team in the league was fielded by the New York Thruway Authority - go figure.
This a league for former high-school jocks who couldn't cut it at the
college level. Maybe in a year or so I'll graduate to the Perth Amboy
league, with legit former athletes (some guys in that league played
minor league ball). In my old league, the elderly woman who played short field once got hit right in the face with a pop fly she failed to catch, and we had to call an ambulance and the fire department. So this is a step up.