We won! We won! We won! This is the first real (non-forfeit) victory in the big game during my time teaching at the school, so this one is extra sweet. The game was a great one - close all the way through, lots of good defense - and we won by just a little. We also had twice the amount of fans on our side than the rival school's, so that was also great. While I don't want to say the name of my school nor the score of the game, I would still like to claim Baltimore blogger bragging rights about this, even if only Jason J. Thomas "appreciates" it.
The last two days have been full of hugs from former students, and a lot of "What school are you attending?" and "What is your major" and "How did midterms?" questions from me. Right now, there are few things that could make me feel better about my job. I spent much of the game outlining my baseball team, getting a lineup in my mind and positions. It was the first time I'd spent much time on that this year, and now I'm really excited about the baseball season. My two best players are the two best players on the football team, so they made me excited to get my mind wrapped around lineup ideas. I held my breath while my third baseman who hit .525 was down with an injury to that ankle that always gives him problems, but exhaled when he walked off the field with only a tiny limp. We could very well have a great season if I can figure out what the outfield is going to look like and if a couple of 9th graders mature into real players this year. I feel some pressure now that our school has long-fought victories in both football and soccer over the big rival this year.
I'm so proud right now of everything - my students, my school, our victory. May this feeling last a long time.
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