Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Spike Hill 13 6 .684 243 194
Roebling Sports Club 11 8 .579 220 177
Turkey's Nest 9 9 .500 178 199
AT All-Stars 4 14 .222 138 203
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Gibson 15 4 .789 238 169
St. Anselm 13 6 .684 214 151
R Bar 7 11 .389 175 244
A Bar Runaways 4 14 .222 120 178
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Clems 13 6 .684 223 171
The Bedford Yetis 10 8 .556 205 207
Loggers 7 11 .389 158 166
The Gutter 86ers 8 11 .421 201 216
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Kilo Bravo 13 5 .722 233 165
Parkview Scorpions 11 8 .579 215 174
Turkey's Teachers 0 18 .000 132 312
- 1 1 .500 10 17

Schedule

Championship Sunday - Sep 23
11:00 Parkview Scorpions @ Clems 1
Roebling Sports Club @ Spike Hill 2
2:00 North Champion @ South Champion 2

Last Week's Results

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Opening Day 2013 Preview!

Thu, Apr 4, 2013

WSL!!!!!!!

We are only a few short days away from Opening Day 2013!!!!

 Hope you’re all as excited as we are to forget the annoying cold winter months and start displaying our incredibly awesome and, in some cases, delusional softball skills. Gone are the nights of lying in bed, dreaming of hitting that double with runners on or making that unbelievable diving catch to save the game and the very lives of your teammates and getting a cooler of Gatorade dumped over your head while being paraded around the park….. but maybe that is just us.

 There are so many questions to ponder for the new season….

 1. Will the new realignment of teams, Brooklyn Bowl (formerly Mendoza line) and Clems (now Clemerica) getting switched to the North, and Good Co. & 3 Kings getting switched to the South, make a difference in bringing even more parity to the league?

 2. Can the Black Betty dynasty get back on track without Coach Camarra at the helm?

3. Will 2nd Chance, The Gibson and The Loggers have breakout seasons and reach .500?

4. Can the AT Allstars ever stay sober?

 5. Who will be the first dumbass to impale themselves on those fucking fences that surround our outfield??  

 Thankfully we have 18 games and over 5 months to get these answers!

 So let’s get to it!!!! I will take one game per time slot and Shortzy will take the other…

Aaaaand GO!!!!

11am

Field #1: R2R vs Clems

Now recovered from letting the North Division title slip through their fingers in the most perplexing fashion on WSL record, the Reelers will once again duke it out against newbies to the north division, Battleship Clemerica. Finishing last season with an 11-7 record, R2R has made strides to remain hip and dangerous in the wake of Greg “Shoeless Skippah” Wilson’s departure by adding a tattooed, rookie left-hander, Denis Bramley (He may have killed a guy). Meanwhile, Clemerica cleaned out most of the free agents during the March pickup games in order to reverse their 6-12 record, so you may see more rookies than veterans this year (or I’m exaggerating). Mark “Favorite Player” Halling will do his best impression of Striker’s freeze-frame pitching form in what promises to be a clean match in order for the Reelers to avoid the looming threat of getting tarred, feathered and glitter-bombed by the Battleship.

Field #2: Black Betty vs. Rbar

What is Ballgame filling out: Lineup Card or Sperm Donor Application?

Rbar gets a crack at redemption against defending WSL champs Black Betty (14-4), who handled The Bums during the regular season and ousted them from the playoffs in the quarterfinals. The Betty will continue bringing their high powered offense, as they scored a league leading  285 runs in ’12. While Rbar (9-9), who finished with the league’s 6th best defense last year, so they could and should be ready. Will Merhaut finally get that monkey off his back of playing his ex-team?  Find out in the AM this Sunday. (Oh, and good luck to Ben White and Jesse Ballgame who are taking over the reins for the Betty).

1pm

Field #1: Gibson vs. AT Allstars

New and Improved! Hydraulics will be in next week, Mexican Vato style!

 These two teams will repeat their opening match-up from 2012 when The Allstars (11-7) squeaked out a win with the score of 16-14 and stay undefeated for a whole six games until they came crashing back to earth. The Gibson (1-17) will have the always steady El Train manning shortstop and have also added a solid player in Marcin Smolinsk. Meanwhile, the original team of the league added three new players and look to keep their resurgence going. Win or lose, the Drunk Tank will be there to congratulate or console either team. Look out for WSL league patriarch O.G. Vinny to be barking incoherent obscenities through his megaphone.

Field #2: 2nd Chance vs. Spike Hill

Crowned the “Kings of the North” last season with a 17-1 record yet failing to reign supreme over the WSL, the mighty Spike Hillians will have their first matchup against the lovable Second Chance Saloon. Mayor Al Buttah hopefully won’t be too distracted from his wedding planning to lead the the 86ers back from last year’s record of 4-14. In terms of new talent, Spike Hill has once again confused Reel to Reel with their personal AAA farm team in the acquisition of GTodd (too soon?), and have additionally snagged a couple Ivy League ladies in order to add some extra refinement to this classy squad. The only update to Second Chance’s roster this season is the addition of a guy named Luke (not “Cool Hand”, I checked). Could Hot-Hand-Luke be the missing link to finally making Second Chance a force in the league? We’ll know in a few short days.

3pm

Field #1: Soft Spot vs. 3 Kings

WSL First Female Starting SS? Fact check that please…

The Yetis were one of five teams to finish up 2012 with an 11-7 record and had a pretty amazing stat of scoring and allowing the same amount of runs at 197. They’ve added a solid bat in Annie Dell’aria, formerly of Spike Hill. 3 Kings (2-16) look to finally live up to the hype and breakout this season with a lot of new faces in order to add some firepower to their runs scored in 2012; at 142, was the league’s 2nd lowest. Hopefully new manager, Mike ‘The Stash’ Mcnelis has addressed this. One thing I know, he has a female starting shortstop, Francesca Romano. Word on the street is this girl’s got serious game, so check your balls and your cup boys, this could become a trend.

Field #2: TNT vs. Loggers

Turkey’s Teachers will be penciling the Loggers into their syllabus for the 3pm game and hoping to educate them a thing or two about slow pitch softball. (For the record, we will keep just making terrible teaching puns until we have a proper hangout with someone from this team). The enigmatic Teachers had a moderately strong showing last season with an 11-7 record, but in a stroke of good fortune, the Loggers lineup will include their “Million Dollar Baby” Jen ‘10’ Hughes so hopefully they can come back from last season’s record of 4-14. Anything can happen with this game, perhaps even Brenner giving us an encore bike ride across the fields, except this time dressed in full Braveheart garb (a girl can dream, can she not?).

5pm

Field #1: Pete’s Candy Store vs. Good Co.

We miss you, Joe!

Before previewing this game, I would like all of us to take a moment to reflect on the passing of Joe Fashion, who left this planet way too early. To say that Joe was an original would just not do him justice.

Funny, honest, sweet and one hell of a fierce competitor, Joe Fash never lost sight that this was just softball, on a beautiful Sunday in the park with friends. So when the time comes this summer and the game gets heated, and it will, remember Joe and his words “THIS IS RECESS”. Anyone who ever had any contact with Joe will miss him dearly, so let’s keep his memory alive every single Sunday.

On to the game, on Field #1 Pete’s (9-9) have also added some new muscle to join Kirby, who is built like that brick house out by the baseball field. I will not be arm wrestling him, (well maybe if I am wasted). Shirted Sam Rio and his sparkling personality will have his troops ready to face one of the best teams in the league, Good Co. (13-5).  Led by new manager Wally Pluff,  the Pinks had the 3rd best defense in 2012, allowing a 8 runs per game and will look to wreak havoc on their new division…or get challenged to a push-up contest by Cesar. Its sure to be a great contest to cap off Week #1!

Field #2: Brooklyn Bowl vs. Turkey’s Nest

Moving up to the North Division after a 10-8 regular season finish, the squad formerly known as “Doza”, will face off against Turkey’s Nest, whose Championship dreams were dashed after some jerk from Reel to Reel made “The Catch”. Although Turkey’s Nest had a slightly higher record than the Bowlers (a working title) with their 11-7 record last season, they did acquire the last of the Craigslist-hicans from Spike Hill, so this could make for an epic blowout. I’m actually completely unqualified to make an accurate prediction for the outcome, my gut says, “I hope Brooklyn Bowl can hook the league up with some amazing grub from their fine establishment.” (Seriously, I once ordered a pitchers-worth of their mashed potatoes, and you could taste the 40 sticks of butter that went into it. Delish, y’all, Delish.).

PLAY BALL!

And in case all of those off season AA meetings have made you forget the antics of the 2012 season…

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