I think I have previously mentioned tonight’s baseball outing.
We are going bowling and for food. Well, that’s combined into one outing since the alley has food. All healthy choices, I am sure. The reviews are pretty good actually.
The team doesn’t seem to be gelling the way that I would expect and hope that they would. Individually, they are great players and we do not regret any of the draft picks. When you put them into a group, or as some people call it, a team, they fall apart. Not immediately though, we normally play at least 2 good innings. Unfortunately, we play 7 inning games, or at least we do when we aren’t getting hammered by our opponent.
So, we decided that a team outing was in order to try to get the guys to get to know each other on a different level and outside of the baseball environment.
We gave the guys some chances to suggest outing ideas. They suggested a trampoline place of some sort. Rejected – we didn’t want broken arms, legs and/or necks. Paintball was suggested. Not a bad idea, but, I’ve played paint ball with teen-aged boys and it gets violent. I think the soldier in all of us comes out and a no mercy attitude develops. Now, that might be good on the diamond, but in an enclosed area with team mates, I don’t want anyone to get hurt.
Go-carts were suggested. That would be fine, but we are trying to make it as low budget as we can. Go-carting would have blown the budget up.
I found a great low/high ropes course but it was out of town. Not good for a Thursday evening.
Mini-putt was suggested and rejected.
So, bowling it is. I was told that Chinook Bowling was good so I booked. It is $38 per hour per lane (for 6 people per lane) and they threw in a free shoe rental. We will likely play for about 2 hours. We will have some, hopefully, good food and we will get to know each other on a different level.
At the very least, we will have a good time. No one should get hurt. No one will go broke. It isn’t going to hurt team moral, I don’t think it can. It can only help.
Wish us luck. And fun.