I did not expect to land myself in a new sports, Baseball. I never played baseball all my life except just a few days of learning how to play softball during teacher specialist training at Institut Perguruan Darul Aman, at Jitra Kedah in 1992. I learn the sport because it is in the curriculum. When the learning hours was completed, I did not pursue the game anymore.
Now 19 years later after I am involved in the sports of baseball not as a player but more as administrator. Ever since I was involved about four months ago, my heart is still not into the sports. I am looking for a new job and and keeping my fingers crossed. I will work for the sport until I land a new job.
Work is work and since I am paid to carry out my job, I have to commit and perform. Baseball in still not a popular sports in Malaysia and losing out to softball where there are more players playing the game. It is also listed as one of medal sports in the recently concluded SUKMA XIV in Kuala Lumpur besides being listed in the MSSM calendar.
I am not sure how long I can stay in the sports but I will or rather say might stay until I get another job.
However last week I made my first success in organising a coaching clinic for local coaches and jointly organised by National Sports Council. The instructor was sent by Baseball Federation of Asia. This job is not much different from what I have been doing when I was still in service at NSC that is organising. Thanks to NSC for being my training ground and now I am rendering my service to the community for the sake of developing sports in Malaysia. Me with coach Kim Jung Soo from South Korea who is responsible to train the local coaches during the one week Coaching Clinic conducted at Bukit Jalil.
After a week of watching the participants throw, catch, pitch and bat the ball, I do learn some skills and regulations of the sports. Ohhh, I learn about the sport a lot too when I was at the Piala Raja Muda Perlis 2011 Tournament in Kangar last month.