S: INFERNO | laboris gloria ludi
BC: God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends. - Ethel Mumford | Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver." | * The poem in the book is "The Ball Player's Prayer" by Hal Skinner
FC: INFERNO laboris gloria ludi | Softball - There's Nothing Soft About It!
1: In The Beginning
2: Jessica Bradley | Whatever it is -- I didn't do it!
3: God grant me wisdom, to tell a strike from a ball, to know where to throw, and never to fall.
4: Rachelle Cepeda | The sole purpose of a child’s middle name, is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.
5: Keep me always in the base line, running straight and true and I'll look for your sign, to stretch one into two.
6: 2010 NorCal Qualifier @ Twin Creeks
7: In 18 years, I came to bat 10,000 times, struck out 1,700 times, walked 1,800 times, and averaged 500 at bats a season. That means I played 7 years without ever hitting the ball. -- Mickey Mantle *
8: Danica Crowley | I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
9: God give me vision, to see every pitch, so if a player needs help, then I will see which.
10: Danielle Koontz | After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, "No hablo ingles."
11: Let me always hustle, so I'll be at my best and take pride in myself, in sports and the rest.
12: 2011 NorCal Qualifier @ Twin Creeks | 7th Place
13: The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage of weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting. -- Hank Aaron
14: Alexa Kwang | Seeing a spider isn't a problem. It becomes a problem when it disappears.
15: God be my strength, when I throw the ball when I'm far from home plate, or against a wall.
16: Chelsey Liu | Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
17: So I never miss a base, please guide my feet, bring me home safely, so my job is complete.
18: 2011 ASA Western National @ Clovis | 9th Place
20: Nancy Liu | I'm not stubborn. I'm just always right.
21: When I help younger players, let me always give praise, so they'll see you in me, in all of my ways.
22: Maggie Matzinger | I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them. - George Bush
23: God please guide our coach, to be fair and smart, to teach us to be good, let it come from his heart.
24: 2011 Halloween Bash
26: Katie Moran | I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.
27: Let me take a loss, just as well as a win, to do any less, is surely a sin.
28: Nikka Piazza | We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time. - Vince Lombardi
29: As long as I can play, let me make my parents proud, as proud as I am, when they yell my name out loud.
30: 2012 NorCal Qualifier @ Twin Creeks | 2nd Place
31: You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation. -- Homer Rice
32: Brittany Prock | When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back. ~ Woody Allen
33: However my games end, let me always have fun and if Heaven has All Stars, I want to be one.
34: Sarah Wolfe | People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. - Isaac Asimov
35: When my games here are over and my seasons are done, let me play on your team. just like your son.
36: Nicki Kirk | Why be difficult, when with a bit of effort, you can be impossible?
37: But first of all, Dear Lord, I pray, Please tell the Coach to let me play!!
38: 2012 ASA Western National @ Fort Collins | 4th Place
40: I learn teaching from teachers. I learn golf from golfers. I learn winning from coaches. -- Harvey Penick
41: Coach Cindy, Chris, John, and Rick