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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Week 1 – Recap

Tue, Apr 9, 2013

Hey All!!!

Week #1 is in the books and it sure was a good one. We had one huge upset and a walk-off (also an upset) and we even had 2 no-hitters (really?!) No, not really- that was a test to make sure everyone was paying attention. Some very competitive games were played, three games were decided by a run or two. But seriously…this league has become more and more competitive as the years have transpired, so in keeping with the true spirit of the league, we of course throw a rager of a Kick-off party the night before Opening Day! Anyone have pictures and/or video of Godsy dancing at 2am? WE WILL PAY YOU HANDSOMELY.

But how would it affect the first week of games? Good thing we are all used to playing with hangovers anyway.

11am

Field #1: Reel to Reel vs. Clemerica (Shortz)

melting face

A FIRST GAME WALK OFF!? AHHH

11am was not a good look for Reel to Reel, who blew a 12-run lead to Clemerica and lost their season opener. Even a valiant batting effort from birthday boy Andrew Millard, (must’ve been that egg-white omelet prepared by his stunning wife), couldn’t prevent the gap from closing up on the Reelers. The Battleship chipped away slowly with Carlos “el presidente” Martinez going 3 for 3 and Breezy hitting a one-legged homer until it was down to the bottom of the 9th with a tie game. The Reelers watched in horror as Markow hit a walk-off homer to win the game. I’m pretty sure I felt my flesh melt from my skeletal system. What makes this loss even more unfortunate is that before the game, we made a gentleman’s bet with Breezy that if Reel to Reel lost, Mike Hogan would be relegated to catcher for our next meetup. We have failed you, Mr. Hogan; we have failed you. (CLEMS 15-14)

Field #2: Black Betty vs. Rbar (G-Man)

Hey, knock it off you two

Black Betty visits Rbar (on the field at least) to open up the 2013 season. The Betty hadn’t lost to Rbar since 2009, which also happens to be the last year The Bums won an opening day game. Not showing any effects from the previous night’s party, Betty scored two runs in the first with two outs. Rbar responded by scoring five runs in the bottom of the 1st with RBIs from Bobby “Slappy” Knapp and Mikey Black. Betty would score two more in the 3rd on a double by Holland. Mikey Black, a devout pupil of Camarra Fitness, continued to be locked in as he blasted a long 2-run homer, contributing to Rbar tacking on five more runs in the 3rd inning. With solid pitching from Teddy Browne/Ron Parks and an insurance HR from Slappy in the 7th, Rbar snapped Black Betty’s stronghold on the rivalry and I believe Jason Merhaut is still smiling. (RBAR 16-10)

1pm

AT’s new 3B coach

Field #1: Gibson @ AT Allstars (G-Man)

Field 1 hosted the “2012 Opening Day rematch” between these two veteran squads. The game started out looking like a pitching battle until AT opened up the game with a 6 run lead in the 3rd inning. Gibson answered right back taking the lead with seven runs in the 4th. The game remained tight until Vinny, AT’s original Consigliere, took a play out of the AT Mexican playbook. He started coaching 3rd base with a 2L bottle of Tequila he smuggled directly from Tulum, Mexico, and whoever reached 3rd base was given a shot. By the end of that inning AT was no longer losing the game and definitely no longer sober. AT secured their third straight opening day victory with a good defensive effort and league-leading 21 runs scored. The impact players at the plate were AT newbie John Condon with a sterling 5-5 showing, and Billy “Jeanz’ Manning who jumped onto the HR leaderboard with 2 HRs in key moments of the game. (AT 21-13)

Field #2: Spike Hill vs. Second Chance (Shortz)

Spike Hill kept the 86ers to one run with a final score of 10-1. From the 86ers bench, it was reported that 1st basemen Barnes blew curfew the previous evening by staying out until 5am (and he wasn’t even at the WSL party- loser). Luckily, “Hot Hand Luke” actually had a HOT HAND, throwing lasers from shortstop in order to keep him awake. As for Spike Hill, attempts to get fun highlights proved futile.

Shortz: Hey O’Malley. Aside from your hitting and fielding stats, you got any fun tidbits from your dugout?

O’Malley: Mulcahy was 3 for 4 and most of the hits came from the bottom half of the lineup

Shortz:  No O’Malley, non-stats.

O’Malley: Phil made a classic turn your back and run like hell to a spot catch.

Shortz: Human things!

O’Malley: Powell made the 1st out of the season cutting across the entire outfield to make a diving bloody knuckled catch.

Shortz: Nevermind.

Gerald already owns the full spring line

It was a lady-heavy game for both sides with a girl-on-girl double play between Spike Hillians Kris and Morgan (who masterfully coordinated her accessories and eye-makeup to match her new fuchsia “do”), while Mallory from the Saloon’s side went 3-3 with rips up the middle and helped to keep Spike Hill’s runs to only 10 (as we all know they’re capable of epic softball slaughtering) with a hilarious home-run-stealing play at the plate. After a relay from Mayor Al Buttah at short center to Hot Hand Luke, she scooped up a one-hopper to whack newcomer Phil Michael in the balls as he tried to jump over her to avoid the tag.  This could become a recurring occupational hazard if you don’t slide at the plate, boys. Make sure you wear your nutty buddy. (SPIKE HILL 10-1)

 

3pm

Field #1: Soft Spot vs. 3 Kings (G-Man)

Fun was had by both squads on this fine 1st day of the 2013 season. Soft Spot took an early lead, dropping five runs in the 1st like the winter season never even happened. The Triple Kings cut into that lead with a series of straight up bombs on back to back HRs from Nick Wilk and Jose Martinez. The crownings continued in the 6th inning, when Joey Tomeo put the Kings ahead with a 2 run shot (damn can they hit!) The Yetis, of whom you will not find a more poised team in the league, tied it in the 8th inning with a pair of runs. The snowmen (and snow ladies) found their stride again with four go-ahead runs in the top of the 9th to break the tie. Joey “Do NOT call him Tomato” Tomeo homered for the second time in the game in the bottom half of the 9th, but it was not going to be enough. (Soft Spot 13-10)

Field #2: TNT vs. Loggers (Shortz)

Learning is fun! Just ask the teachers!

The gusty winds continued as the day wore on, as the closed off fences prevented Brenner from his “Bicycle Braveheart” ride, which I’m positive accounts for why the Loggers could not pull out a “W”.  Thanks to TNT manager Haz, we finally have some names, bringing us a step closer to solving the mystery of this elusive team! I will make it my goal…nay, my vision quest to befriend you guys in the near future, but for now, more educational PUNS! The Loggers had a slight lead until the 5th inning when the Teachers schooled them with a seven-run rally. The Loggers answered back with five more runs, but their efforts were only a C- grade at best, allowing The Teachers to smack in five more in the top of the 9th and the rest was history. Player highlights from the Teachers include four RBI’s from 2nd basemen Shane Neufeld, nine strong innings on the mound from Pitcher Alan Golgoski, and TNT rookies Kim Seidel & Carrie Doria going a combined 5/8 in their WSL debut. All we got from Brenner was, “There was a party, I woke up and played some ball….I think we lost.” (TURKEYS TEACHERS 14-8)

5pm

Field #1: Pete’s @ Good Co.

Don’t look too excited for opening day, fellas

As the temperature dropped and the skies grew greyer, two of the league’s oldest teams squared off. In what turned out to be the week’s lowest scoring contest with a combined tally equaling just seven runs, Good Company emerged victorious. Editor’s note: At print time we had not received a recap summary from either manager, so as punishment in the most severe form we can muster, we enlisted Cesar to fill in the blanks. You only really learn when your parents take out the thick belt.

 Take it away Cesar!

“Obviously, it’s all about me. The other team (not sure who as I only see all other teams as mere blurry figures), came out and scored one run in the 1st inning. We scored two runs in 2nd inning. The good guy on Pete’s (EN: possibly Kirby) made an amazing catch to steal a HR from me. Not even a flashing daydream of challenging that guy to push up contest could lift my spirits. There was also a Cesar-Rich-Shane relay throw to end the game by tagging a runner on 3rd.” (GOOD COMPANY 5-2)

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

 Both teams were kind enough not to send us highlights, and we are CRIMSON WITH RAGE!!!! All we know was that it was a close game but the Bowlers pulled away by two runs in the 10th inning. I actually swung by this game yet recall very little; such is the case with many who play the 11am game and try to beat the odds by staying out the whole day. It was pretty boy Jake Backerman’s first licks with the Nesters, and he did not disappoint…except when he did, by blowing a chance to tie it up in the 9th by hitting a double instead of a HR. Had he remained on Spike Hill, he would’ve received 40 lashes for this abomination.

No one makes me bleed my own blood

Just for an added element of violent “funsies”, John Louis, Godsy, Shaffer, and Jake (which moving forward, we’ll shorten to The Boys of Summer), implemented Dodgeball rules to their base running. If any of them got on base, the other team could pelt them with the ball for an out. Spoiler alert- no one got pegged, and we are MORE CRIMSON WITH MORE RAGE!!!! It’s also worth noting that John Louis bought Ms. Morgan a beer so he’d be mentioned in the recap… Bribery will get you everywhere, people. Keep it up! (BROOKLYN BOWL 9-7)

Until next time,

Yours Truly,

The New Additions

The Commish’s 2 Cents:
Just wanted to throw out there a huge THANK YOU to the RBar and Greg for hosting our Opening Day Kickoff Party, and from what I remember, I think we all had a great time. Breezy crushed it with the BBQ, Rebecca our Minister of Entertainment, threw a hell of a shindig and we kicked the crap out of Opening Day 2013!! I’m so excited for this year and it’s only the first week. Let’s go!!!!

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