Wednesday, March 27, 2013
St. Pat's Hat 2013
So, as I mentioned Monday, this past weekend was St. Pat’s Hat. It’s been two years since I played, so I was thrilled to be back.
The weather for the weekend can be unpredictable. The last two years, it’s been so rainy that we had to move to the beach. (I did play two years ago, just not last year because my parents were visiting.) This year, the weather was beautiful. Sunny and warm the entire time. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.
Unfortunately, we got a last start on Saturday. I’m not quite sure what the story was with the fields, but we got moved at the last minute and we had to wait to start until 4PM. That gave me time to get some much needed work done on my car – work I didn’t know needed to be done. They finished it just in time for me to get down and pick up my shirt before the first game.
I was on team orange, and we went 2-1 on Saturday. That was enough to get us to fourth place and a first round bye on Sunday. Sunday, we lost the first game, but we did win our consolation game. The weather had to be in the upper 70’s to low 80’s with a breeze that wasn’t too strong. In other words, perfect.
Personally, my only real shining moment was catching the score that won the second game. Unfortunately, I followed that up with being scored on multiple times in round three. On Sunday, the only time I got open I managed to throw the disc away. Okay, so the guy fumbled it, but it wasn’t the best pass in the world. At least that was in the game we won.
And over the course of the weekend, I got to reconnect with some friends I've made in the group. That's always a joy of playing these days.
I stayed for the finals, drawn by the promise that we could use our hats if one of the teams got more than 3 points ahead to create hat D’s. I think one might have happened, but it wasn’t obvious. And the game was a blowout. It was 15-4, I think. You could tell what other people thought by how many people left at half time. I probably should have to. Oh well.