It's finals week, that means that next week will officially begin the summer and also that all of my friend will start coming home. This also means my first first date in about two years is coming up.
While I was sitting in church about a month ago, my phone vibrated. Usually I would have silenced it and looked at it after. Well as I mentioned earlier, I haven't been getting a whole lot of texts since Hannah left, so I was too excited about getting some text message communication. The message said, "Hey! What does ERA mean in baseball?" It was from Brandy. I was caught a little off-guard, I hadn't heard from Brandy probably since I got the usual "Happy Birthday" post on Facebook. As a pitcher, I could tell her that ERA is the single most important statistic in the sport: Earned Run Average.
Now I was intrigued, how many times has a girl randomly asked me about baseball? Baseball fans are becoming more and more difficult to find these days, and girls? Most have to ask where on the field a Shortstop plays, or call "Runs" "Points." Here's a girl asking me the specifics of keeping statistics, probably the most important aspect of baseball.
As our conversation progressed we decided we'd have to go to a Salt Lake Bee's game when she got back from school. I have to admit, I consider Bee's games the perfect first date. Sitting outside in the sun on the grass, watching the game progress. It also is a perfect opportunity to just sit and talk for 2-3 hours or not talk at all.
Now it's all a matter of time, once a day off from work coincides with a patch of warm, sunny weather this will all go down. At the moment I don't really know how I feel, the first date thing doesn't really bother me, I knew I'd date while Hannah was gone. But considering past experience with Brandy I'm not getting too excited. I know that this could be great, but I could end up hoping for a low scoring game.