Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Softball


I MUST admit, I've become a bit desperate to fit in here in London. So much so that I am STRONGLY considering going home, tail between legs, to sunny Plymouth.
I had ONE final go at trying to make some MEANINGFUL friendships by joining up with a softball team. I EXPECTED to be welcomed with open arms, but I was TOTALLY mistaken.


Date: 1 Aug 2010 04:45:49 -0700
From: newplayers.*****@googlemail.com
To: julianmeteor2@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: Softball - NEW MEMBER ALERT lol
Subject: New Member Alert lol


Hi Jamie,

Rumour has it (lol) that you organise softball teams and training!!!!!
COUNT ME IN !!!!

A few questions for you:

1. Is it MIXED? (I have a BIT of a reputation with the ladies, so WATCH OUT lol)
2. Beers after????!!!!!!!!! (I have a BIT of a reputation for being a MASSIVE drinker)
3. Is the kit free? (I don't want to pay for it)
4. Can I choose which team I join? Maybe play for each team once?

A FAST response would be helpful, as I have a few meetings today,

JM


Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2010 04:45:49 -0700
From: newplayers.*****@googlemail.com
To: julianmeteor2@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: I'm away... Re: Softball - NEW MEMBER ALERT lol


Hi, I am away on holiday until 16th August. I will get back to
you after then.

Thanks


RE: I'm away... Re: Softball - NEW MEMBER ALERT lol‏
From: Julian Meteor (julianmeteor2@hotmail.co.uk)
Sent: 01 Aug 2010 19:54:07
To: Jamie Redman (newplayers.*****@googlemail.com)


Anywhere nice?


RE: I'm away... RE: I'm away... Re: Softball - NEW MEMBER ALERT lol‏
From: Julian Meteor (julianmeteor2@hotmail.co.uk)
Sent: 17 Aug 2010 21:09:27
To: Jamie Redman (newplayers.*****@googlemail.com)


FFS it's the 17th


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Date: 17 Aug 2008 14:49:49 +0100
From: newplayers.*****@googlemail.com
To: julianmeteor2@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: Re: Softball - NEW MEMBER ALERT lol


Julian

Unfortunately I was delayed getting back and have not had access to email.

I would say I play a part in the organisation...to answer your questions:

1. Yes it's mixed
2. Beers after if you want and others are keen. It's up to whoever is there
3. Balls and bats are supplied. If you go to the development sessions you should get a glove to us. If you end up playing you'll need to buy your own at some stage I would imagine.
4. For our league we do the following: we run development nights once a week on Mondays which you can go to to learn and practice. You have to pay £3 for these and they are in Regent's Park. The idea is that people who go to developments nights in any year form a team which is entered into a league the following year. We are now well into the season so you are too late to join a team in 2010 as teams are full and I don't know any requiring players. I can put you on a list for 2011 when you will get a list of teams looking for players. It is however up to you to make contact and try out for whichever team is looking that you want to play for.

Lastly just to say that this is organised by people who do it all in addition to their day jobs. It's voluntary so your patience at times would be appreciated.

Please let me know if you have any more queries.

Thanks


Date: 17 Aug 2010 15:45:49 -0700
From: newplayers.*****@googlemail.com
To: julianmeteor2@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: Re: New Member Alert lol


Great - thanks Jamie. First, I do have patience but 10 days is taking the piss somewhat.

Also, it seems like it's a bit of a clique. I emailed you (IN GOOD FAITH) AGES ago to enquire about playing. Now you have come back saying that I MAY be able to play in 2011(two thousand and fucking ELEVEN!!) IF I am selected. This does NOT sound like the sort of organisation I need to be involved with. Total cunts.

That said, see you next Monday in Regents Park and you can TRY to change my mind.

Kind regards,

Julian

PS - any of the birds single?



Date: 18 Aug 2010 15:12:54 +0100
From: newplayers.****@googlemail.com
To: julianmeteor2@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: Re: Softball - NEW MEMBER ALERT lol


Julian

If that is your attitude do not come along as you will not be welcome.

As I indicated to you I have been away on holiday, delayed and not able to check my email.

I can go into how the league is run in depth but I won't bother at this stage. Suffice to say all teams are independent and we cannot force teams to take on players - they can only take players if they have space. Our development nights are aimed at getting people new to the sport interested and playing once a week. They then form a team the next year. Our role is to co-ordinate the teams to enable them to play in a league against each other.

Our games start in May - you are 3 months late.


Date: 23 Aug 2010 04:45:49 -0700
From: newplayers.****@googlemail.com
To: julianmeteor2@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: I'm away... Re: Softball - NEW MEMBER ALERT lol


Hi, I am away on until the 24rd August. I will get back to
you after then.

Thanks


From: julianmeteor2@hotmail.co.uk
To: newplayers.glsml@googlemail.com
Subject: RE: Softball - NEW MEMBER ALERT lol
Date: 23 Aug 2010 15:39:25 +0000


Go anywhere nice?


RE: Softball - NEW MEMBER ALERT lol‏
From: Julian Meteor (julianmeteor2@hotmail.co.uk)
Sent: 24 August 2010 00:09:59
To: Jamie Redman (newplayers.****@googlemail.com)


HELLO? I sent this YESTERDAY. WHAT excuse are you going to come up with THIS time?


Re: Softball - NEW MEMBER ALERT lol‏
From: Jamie Redman(newplayers.*****@googlemail.com)
Sent: 24 August 2010 16:13:29
To: Julian Meteor (julianmeteor2@hotmail.co.uk)


This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients permanently failed.

newplayers.*****@googlemail.com




Final-Recipient: rfc822;newplayers.glsml@googlemail.co.uk
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After this VERY unreasonable behaviour, I asked Spencer to enquire to find out if it was just that he had a problem with me.


Date: 25 Aug 2010 04:45:49 -0700
From: newplayers.*****@googlemail.com
To: spencerfairbrother@live.co.uk
Subject: Softball - NEW MEMBER ALERT lol
Subject: New Member Alert lol


Hi Jamie,

I am new to London and I understand you are the man when it comes to softball. I have a few questions - I hope you can find some time to respond:

1. Is the softball mixed?
2. Are there beers after if I want and others are keen? Or would this be up to whoever is there?
3. Are balls and bats are supplied? If I go to the development sessions, will you provide a glove? If I end up playing will I need to buy my own at some stage?
4. Do you run your development nights once a week on Mondays? Can I go to these to learn and practice? Are the sessions £3? Are they in Regent's Park?
5. Are you now well into the season? Am I too late to join a team in 2010? If so, can you put me on a list for 2010? Is it up to me to make contact and try out for whichever team is looking that I want to play for?

I guess that all this is organised by people who do it all in addition to their day jobs. I will therefore be patient, at times.

Thanks in advance,

Spencer

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

God help me, some of this actually made me laugh. First time for everything, eh?

You're a bit of a one-trick-pony though.
Do you do anything else apart from annoy reasonable people via email & talk sexist bullsh1t about your carnal fantasies?

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