here is my story on my first time going alone. I didn't exactly go alone, I was with a friend but if he didn't come then I was willing to go alone. (he was the only friend out of the normal group of friends that was willing to go this weekend). anyways so we went out to one of our local fields and we parked right next to these bunch of pump players. After playing a few games we were both sitting down at our respective benches when they asked us if we wanted to play speed ball with them while they ran practice. so we said sure why not since all the other walk ones weren't rotating through the speed ball field. anyways about half way through the day I finally took a good look at their jerseys and it turned out to be LA Hitmen which is a pretty well known pump team. they were really friendly and willing to give us some tips as well as commend us for giving them good practice partners. Thats the first time I met the legend that is sonny lopez. this guy played on dynasty, naughty dogs as well as executive director at WGP.
So don't be afraid to go alone because you might end up meeting some awesome people like I did and others here in this thread.
What kid of slider shorts would you recommend? Would basketball/football ones work?
i would assume so. i mean slider shorts aren't a ton different from pb ones. just use whatever slider shorts you have and see if they work for you. if they do then just keep using them until they get thrashed.