"There's a hidden community that blends the branches of our military together. A community where the only thing that matters in the world is camaraderie and teamwork through athleticism and good character.
Believe it or not, that hidden community is the world of softball and that footprint spans globally linking every interested service member together. For a few hours a weekend we can let go of every day issues and latch on to something cold and courageous, freely smack talk any rank and build upon that old school brotherhood you hear of so often.
I've played this sport in 14 states and 6 different countries. The military has awarded me a plethora of life experience but a tremendous amount of that came from this family. I've slammed pitchers of grade A hefeweizen in Germany, dodged lady boys mobs in the Philippines, convinced a very pissed off 48 pound 63 year old Vietnamese dude I'm Canadian so I DONT get shanked and even lived life lavishly in the VIP night life of Japanese clubs.
Though the life of a military softball player is comical, awarding and the memories will last a life time off the field, it's what's on the field that truly ties the experience together. There's nothing like watching a 45 year old 260 pound fat and shapeless omeba retiree pitcher dive for a 120 mph seed ripped back at him as he snaps it off with ease. Or a cute petite 80 lb girl who looks like she'll fly away pending the wind speed, take a 30 yard sprint for a fly ball in the outfield, full on lay out to ruin the batters hopes and dreams, pop up and fire off a laser beam to second base for a double play.
Military members past and present are athletes as is and put into a competitive environment is a PHONOMENAL sight to witness. The stories come with the utmost hilarity and the bonds created are absolutely impenetrable."
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