For me, baseball has always been a big part of summer. I grew up playing and going to Jays games, so I was thrilled when I found out Cassels has a softball team.
The Miner Leaguers take part in the Bay Street softball league, playing once a week against another firm. Last night we played our final regular season game and came out on top with a big win! This year we’ve been really successful and, with the victory yesterday, should finish somewhere in the top three spots in the league and have home field advantage going into playoffs.
Playing softball has been amazing – and not just because of how much I love the sport. It is a great way to meet more people from the firm and get to know them outside of the office, especially since we always go for wings and beer after the game. The team has a lot of long time players but Meghan and I, the new recruits, were welcomed with open arms and immediately felt like part of the team. There are regular players who come out every week and other spots are filled by subs or more occasional players so lots of people participate.
Sadly, I’ll be leaving for exchange before playoffs so for me it’s time to retire my glove ’till next season. But the Miner Leaguers will be fighting for that top spot so you can bet I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed!