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ASA/USA Softball

Rain Rain Go Away.... Team USA wants to play!

Yes we got cancelled again today. If you just rolled your eyes and thought "again!?", well join the club. We arose at 5:45 again, to load up and head towards the field. It was drizzling when we woke up, so we assumes our field was going to be wet. We were briefed before the tournament that the field doesn't drain well. Anyways, we drove to the field, park at the entrance to be told to hold tight. Being early, some people were reading books, others listening to iPods, and some catching a few more z's. I partook in the last of those, and I guess I was out of it enough I didn't feel some of the girls painting my finger nails with a sharpie!

Eventually we all livened up and had some fun on the bus listening to CDs and dancing around. At 8:50 we were told game time was 10, as long as it didn't rain anymore. Let me tell you, it was pouring as this was being told to us! After waiting on the bus for about 2 hours... maybe longer, we turn around and head to the village. Today was just like every other day in the village; nothing special. We finally hear a report at 2 that we aren't play at all, and so as a team we decided to go watch our Women's Basketball team play against Brazil for the Gold Medal.

We found some girls that are working the Pan Ams who spoke English and were headed to the game as well. They warned us that if we were too vocal or cheering to loud for the USA in front of Brazilians, that we could get harassed.No one really said much to us on the way in, but as the teams were announced and the game started, the fans made it clear who they weren't cheering for. I have never heard so much booing. The fans booed literally everytime our team dribbled up the floor. It was really crazy. They won the gold medal, and we were very proud to watch them battle their way to the end. It was nice to listen to the National Anthem play. It's motivating. It was sad to hear the fans boo during the whole thing, but needless to say it gave us pride.

It's still raining as we speak, so let's keep our fingers crossed we get out on the field.
Keep thinkin' sunny thoughts!
Cat
JUly 24, 2007
Rain Rain Go Away.... Team USA wants to play!

Yes we got cancelled again today. If you just rolled your eyes and thought "again!?", well join the club. We arose at 5:45 again, to load up and head towards the field. It was drizzling when we woke up, so we assumes our field was going to be wet. We were briefed before the tournament that the field doesn't drain well. Anyways, we drove to the field, park at the entrance to be told to hold tight. Being early, some people were reading books, others listening to iPods, and some catching a few more z's. I partook in the last of those, and I guess I was out of it enough I didn't feel some of the girls painting my finger nails with a sharpie!

Eventually we all livened up and had some fun on the bus listening to CDs and dancing around. At 8:50 we were told game time was 10, as long as it didn't rain anymore. Let me tell you, it was pouring as this was being told to us! After waiting on the bus for about 2 hours... maybe longer, we turn around and head to the village. Today was just like every other day in the village; nothing special. We finally hear a report at 2 that we aren't play at all, and so as a team we decided to go watch our Women's Basketball team play against Brazil for the Gold Medal.

We found some girls that are working the Pan Ams who spoke English and were headed to the game as well. They warned us that if we were too vocal or cheering to loud for the USA in front of Brazilians, that we could get harassed.No one really said much to us on the way in, but as the teams were announced and the game started, the fans made it clear who they weren't cheering for. I have never heard so much booing. The fans booed literally everytime our team dribbled up the floor. It was really crazy. They won the gold medal, and we were very proud to watch them battle their way to the end. It was nice to listen to the National Anthem play. It's motivating. It was sad to hear the fans boo during the whole thing, but needless to say it gave us pride.

It's still raining as we speak, so let's keep our fingers crossed we get out on the field.
Keep thinkin' sunny thoughts!
Cat