Wow! What a wonderful way for the students to spend their first night off. Last night we traveled to Rock Sound to watch a local slow-pitch softball game. The league leaders, the Rock Sound Defenders, lost an exciting bout against the third place Rock Sound Stallions. (The Deep Creek Conch Stoppers, whom I and other IS faculty play for, are currently in second place ;-)) There were plenty locals in attendance despite the relatively freezing (mid-60′s) weather, several lead changes, and four home runs! Needless to say, the energy was electric–amplified by the DJ’s booming all the current reggae hits between batters. In terms of an introductory cultural immersion experience, I could not have been more excited for the students. And I can’t wait to carry 48 riotous fans to the Stoppers next game!