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!