A great day for batting cages and cyclists!

If it weren't so darn cold!

I am a fan of batting cages. And I say that knowing that I absolutely suck at them. But, there's just something about letting out a little unspent energy, or displaced frustration, by taking a full swing at a tiny little target with a baseball or softball bat. It really is quite a release.

SO, are there batting cages in Albuquerque? This town loves sports, so I figure there HAS TO be some kind of local batting cage.

Speaking of sports, while in our weekly staff meeting, we had the excitement of the Astana Cycling Team passing by while traveling east on Mountain Road today. There was some excitement and applause (not like they could hear us or anything....). One of my coworkers is a huge cycling buff, and is trying really hard to get in to the event tomorrow at the hispanic cultural center. She's all starstruck. I keep telling her that it's useless to fall for any of those boys - they're so small the wind could carry them off! (I hear they weigh an average of like 120lbs! Probably an exaggeration, but still funny!)

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Comment by jeff on January 30, 2008 at 7:12pm
there's a batting cage in the south valley - off sunset north of bridge. haven't been but always wanted to!
Comment by Izquierdo on January 30, 2008 at 7:43pm
RiRi,
You picked the wrong sport. Basketball is the game in New Mexico and anyone can play -- one on one, or one on none for that matter -- against an invisible foe. Best thing about one on none is you can also be the referee and scorekeeper. . If you don't run you can play h-o-r-s-e. Baskets are everywhere, in front of the garage and out behind the barn, which is nice because basketball players -- male and female -- are on the average twice as big as your average 120-pound cyclist..
Also you can get a nice ball at any yard sale for two bucks! I'll admit, hitting a soft ball from a batting cage is fun. It floats up there like a big pinata and you lay into it, taking out your frustrations in the process. But it ain't hoops..
Comment by Cait on January 30, 2008 at 9:34pm
The batting cage at Sunset and Jeanette has been there for a solid ten years, which just makes it even cooler.
Comment by Mike Herrera on January 30, 2008 at 9:42pm
There's a batting cage across from Los Altos skate park. North side of Lomas at Northeastern NE
Comment by RiRiSynCyr on January 30, 2008 at 9:58pm
Benito -
while i love to watch B-Ball (I've taken my love of the Suns with me from AZ), I will not embarass the sport by attempting to play it. :)
Comment by Sleeplessgrl on January 30, 2008 at 11:06pm
There are also summer leagues for softball and baseball.

I completely agree with you on batting cages. It's a great release.
Comment by Sí Serrano on January 31, 2008 at 6:54am
The Los Altos batting cages are at Lomas and Easterday, on Lomas between Eubank and Wyoming but I don't know if they are open this time of year.
Comment by Kat on January 31, 2008 at 8:13am
There were cars there a few days ago, so I think it's open. (I'm talking about the one on Lomas and Easterday. It's on Lomas, just east of where it crosses !-40)
Comment by once banned twice shy on January 31, 2008 at 9:25am
It's true those pro cyclists are mighty thin--getting downright seletal before the Tour. After all, the lightest thing on your bike should always be the rider... Tell your coworker that if she doesn't mind sharing the bed with a bike and her boyfriend, then she very well might be ready to have a pro cyclist boyfriend. Heh.
Comment by RiRiSynCyr on January 31, 2008 at 11:05am
That's an uncomfortable thought of a sleeping arrangement....a couple of cyclists with their bikes in the bed....*snort*

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