1) The local sports field (belonging to the Technical University) is simply awful. It's covered in bits of rubble and part of it is covered in clover nearly a foot high.
2) Very few of the staff know how to play
3) I haven't played for 20 years
After the first practice, I have to say I'm struggling with the fact that I'm hideously unfit as well. I certainly ache today after only a few hits and a bit of running about. Hopefully things will improve...
The staff that came showed some promise though so hopefully we'll be able to have a decent match in a few weeks.
Here's some useful vocabulary.
|softball field||垒球场||lěi qiú chǎng|
|infield, diamond||内场||nèi chǎng|
|fair territory||界内地区||jiè nèi dì qū|
|foul territory||界外地区||jiè wài dì qū|
|foul line||边线||biān xiàn|
|home base||本垒||běn lěi|
|first base||一垒||yī lěi|
|second base||二垒||èr lěi|
|third base||三垒||sān lěi|
|home plate||本垒板||běn lěi bǎn|
|pitcher's circle||投手圈||tóu shǒu quān|
|glove||手套, 分指手套||shǒu tào , fēn zhǐ shǒu tào|
|mitt||合指手套||hé zhǐ shǒu tào|
|chest protector||护胸||hù xiōng|
|softball player||垒球运动员||lěi qiú yùn dòng yuán|
|fielder||守场员||shǒu chǎng yuán|
|baseman||守垒员||shǒu lěi yuán|
|shortstop||游击手||yóu jī shǒu|
|outfielder||外场手||wài chǎng shǒu|
|batter, hitter||击球员||jī qiú yuán|