I’m going to miss those guys.

The 55-and-over Rockets league in Huntsville Senior Softball has helped me fill this sports section for the past three months. The five teams have played on Monday and Thursday nights on field 2 at Brahan Spring Park.

Their year ended Oct. 27 when the red team beat navy blue 16-14 in the final for the double elimination tournament. The teams had also finished 1-2 in the regular season.

I’ve seen some great catches. I’ve seen towering home runs. I’ve seen clutch game-winning hits.

But I’ve also seen some bad base running, booted grounders and dropped popups. Hey, they’re old guys like me and nobody’s perfect.

I’ve met some of the nicest people I’ve ever met in my life. When the league resumes play next year, I plan to cover some games regardless of whether the Redstone league is playing.

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