Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Parkview Scorpions 17 4 .810 300 162
St. Anselm 11 9 .550 204 200
Clems 8 10 .444 182 178
Pete's Candy Store 6 12 .333 164 205
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Roebling Sports Club 14 5 .737 225 162
Loggers 12 7 .632 247 185
Gibson 6 12 .333 172 236
AT All-Stars 6 12 .333 154 247
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Echo Bravo 12 8 .600 246 173
The Gutter 86ers 9 9 .500 198 210
Turkey's Nest 5 13 .278 174 264
Carmine's Bombers 0 18 .000 114 318
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Parkview Panthers 17 4 .810 289 196
Kilo Bravo 10 9 .526 261 229
Turkey's Nest Titans 9 9 .500 217 213
The Bedford Yetis 9 10 .474 231 200

Schedule

Championship Sunday - Sep 26
11:00 St. Anselm @ Parkview Scorpions 1
Echo Bravo @ Parkview Panthers 2
3:00 Parkview Scorpions @ Parkview Panthers 2

Last Week's Results

Championship Sunday - Sep 26
St. Anselm4 @ Parkview Scorpions 9
Echo Bravo7 @ Parkview Panthers 9
Parkview Scorpions10 @ Parkview Panthers 5

Week 5- Recap

Wed, May 8, 2013

Buenos Dias WSL! Are you ready for your recap?? Or should we call it a reBUTTal?

Someone forgot the pinata was half full of condoms and let the children crack it open- whoops!

What a great Cinco de Mayo! We had sombreros, maracas, homemade margaritas, masked lucha libre men running a muck and even a piñata filled with condoms. If life has taught us anything, it’s that if you have one too many giant Turkey’s Nest margaritas, you might wish you had slapped on a jimmy. Did all the teams with winning records win on Sunday? They sure did. How did they win? Well let’s find out.

 

 

11AM

When reached for comment later in the evening, Jake had this to say “Wha refiggermah mehhaffalon”

Field 1: Turkey’s Nest vs. 2nd Chance (GBlack)

In this early contest, The Nest was looking to finally get a win under their belts. With a team that is built on pitching and defense, allowing 14 runs per game is just baffling. So behind one of the best pitchers in the league, Zac, the Nesters cut that stat in half (and then some) by only permitting the 86ers to tally up a total of 6 runs. We blame the tequila for erasing the memories of the managers, and therefore stats and highlights of this game have not been made available, but I am certain Turkey Nest veteran, Trish had everything to do with the win. We will let this one slide Disco and Mayor Buttah, but next week we will not be so merciful.

( Turkey’s Nest: 14 / 2nd Chance: 6 )

Field #2: Good Co vs. Soft Spot (Shortz)

This game was a real struggle for the Yetis offense, as they remained hitless until the 5th when the Greek Orthodox Church bells rang for at least 20 minutes, waking up the slumbering Yetis. Both Zak and Annie went 2-4, Steph had 3 stolen bases (not sure how that’s possible in a league where you can’t steal, but I’ll accept it), and unsurprisingly, Winnie trumped his teammates with a whopping 4 hits.

Unfortunately, their efforts proved futile again the Pinks. In addition to Good Co.’s hitting factory, featuring Rob going 4-5 with a homer, EJ going 3-3 and Stacy rocking it with 4 RBIs, they also had a couple of outstanding web gems; Mike V with a full layout diving catch in LF and “Shirtless” Sam throwing Baby Boy out at the plate from CF.

But in happier news, Zak groomed his dog after the game and now he looks marvelous.

And in even happier news, here’s a video recounting Rob’s approach to coaching first base.

( Good Co- 18 / Soft Spot- 6 )

1PM

Field 1: Gibson vs. Brooklyn Bowl (GBlack)

Photo-bomb credit: Jake Backerman

This game was apparently also played under the memory erasing elixir. Thankfully though, with help of the always awesome and very talented Erik Pendzich, we have some visual evidence that The Gibson got dirty and played hard, as they always do. But it seems the Bowlers’ bats were just too much for them. Having only averaged 9 runs per game, Brooklyn Bowl exploded for a whopping 28 runs. We are sure having Senors Godsy and Silver back in the lineup did not hurt their cause.

Speaking of Joe, margaritas, and photos, we have at least pieced together the former commissioner’s festive day and boy…. he celebrated like he has 100% Mexican blood in his veins. Last time I saw someone that tanked and happy it was…well, Joe Godsy.

Yikes.

All I can say is that I was there to see him drink his first alcoholic beverage around 1 pm and was there making him down a shot of Jack at the ‘tail end’ of the night, a mere 9 hours later. What happened in between is unknown, ‘butt’ I also know how to finally beat this man at arm wrestling, I am 1 for 9, lifetime.

 

 

Field #2 Turkey’s Teachers vs. Pete’s Candy Store (Shortz)

With a final outcome of 8-2, this game scored more like MLB than WSL…minus the four hours of hearing regurgitated player stats and watching tobacco spits sponsored by Chevrolet.

Detention with all the Teachers!

Much of the scoreless play had to do with Pete’s pitcher, Matt Abbott, who lobbied a near-shutout into the 8th inning, while 3B Ed Carroll demonstrated that he’s still got it after all these years by putting up some proper defense. Pete’s Scott Kirby stepped seamlessly into the role of the missing Jake Levine by hitting a HR that nearly cleared the London Plane tree in left field of field 2, (Sam’s words- I’d never know what kinds of trees grow around…well…anywhere).

As for the Teacher’s side, “middle school teacher extraordinaire” Kristen Wulff played her first game of the year, holding down third base like a pro while driving in a run, while math-teacher-turned-engineer, Tristan Schwartzman hit his second homerun of the season (in back to back games, no less).

As per Haz, the “Confusing moment of the game” happened when PCS outfielder Adam flew out to right center yet remained on 1st base until umpire Mike Hogan (donning a gorgeous sombrero), instructed him to remove himself from said base and return to his dugout.

(Pete’s 8 / Turkey’s Teachers 2)

3PM

Field #1: Clemerica vs. AT Allstars (GBlack)

AT BBQing crew!

The day began happy, stress free, and accompanied by a overflowing Drunk Tank and delicious AT BBQ. With the smell of charcoal in the air and the sounds of generic Mexican music playing on the sidelines, things got tight on the field and at one point, quite heated.

Yes Mickey, all men wear tiny pink sombreros for Cinco de Mayo.

Once again behind Mickey ‘Smiles’ Rosegrady, who is batting over .800 and leads the team in runs scored, AT jumped out to an early lead. Despite a collision at the plate, Clermerica’s ace pitcher Stryker, whose pitching style is frustrating due to its effectiveness, stymied the AT offense long enough to tie it in the 6th. The Battleship was steady and ready to stay the comeback course for the second time this season. But OG Vinny, from his beautiful vacation spot in Tulum, Hostel Chalupa (gratuitous plug), channeled some major rally vibes over to Field #1 to help the AT answer back and score in the bottom of the inning. The game was tense but not enough to deter some back and forth banter between former Clemerican and current AT player Rebecca Hofherr while she was playing catcher. The Battleship threatened victory in the top of the 9th with a run on, but AT avoided the cannon balls and remains one of only three teams that are still undefeated.

Field #2: R Bar vs. Loggers

a picture is worth 1000 words

Before I start this recap, I’d like to give a post Cinco de Mayo shout out to Mr. Tony Basile. After writing previous threats on the matter of Tony wearing a Lucador mask during this past game, he actually went through with it (or at least for the 1st inning on the mound) and you know what? Methinks it’s the reason he had two, 2-run homers. Playing great whilst having fun is what this league is all about.  So I declare you player of the week Tony- that just happened.

this is just an amazing pic

RBar had slight cause for worry early on in the game after Pete Fanuele suffered a quad injury, causing a shuffling in positions. Luckily, his team picked him up. Danielle “my TV co-star” LoVaglio had a dope line drive up the middle and Bobby hit two home runs. One of them was so far (how far was it?) it was SO FAR, it just landed (joke credit to Katie Pasquesi). But the Loggers held them with strong defense across the board. Backup 1B Dan “Double D/Bat Wings” Decker had a great day in the field, and solid out-fielding by Al, BP, “Hawaiian honeymooner” Jeff X, and Ms. Million Dollar Baby herself, Jen 10 (fresh off skydiving last Sunday). What else did my girl “10” do? Why, she bounced back from getting the wind knocked out of herself chasing a long HR from Bobby as if she were brushing some pesky dust off her jersey, and lined a tricky ball straight into the shoulder of a confused Jason Merhaut (no fault on Merhaut– it’s straight-up sorcery that I blame on the Lord of Light).

Although the Loggers were trailing throughout the game, they eventually tied it up in the bottom of the 8th thanks to leadoff, Mike “Brains” Brenes and one of Tony’s HRs. However, the glass slipper broke for this Cinderella story in the 9th when RBar started a 2-out rally with a couple seeing-eye pop-ups to shallow outfield. The rally gave RBar six insurance runs, and the game.

(R Bar 15 / Loggers 9)

5PM
Field #1: Spike Hill vs. duckduck

Inappropriate Cinco de Mayo party banners- check!

Even with the plethora of inappropriate decorations duckduck procurred to evoke team spirit and the vivaciously hostile anti-Spike Hill crowd that formed along the 3rd base line, it was no match for Spike Hill’s unbridled power and the ducks fell upon their swords in an epic loss.

duckduck owner JD, who only thought his position for the game would be that of a drunken benchwarmer, found himself on base every time he came up to bat, sporting his trademark “Jorts”. Jake gave us a glimmer of hope in the bottom of the 4th with a 3-run blast. Although I prefer not to mention my softball performances unless there’s a video attachment, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that I threw O’Mallery out at first and yelled for him to go “eat a bag of dicks”. Luckily for him, I promised they’d be made of soy meat.

Rocking the ‘brereo’.

As per the “usu”, Spike Hill hit the shit out of the ball with homers by Phil, Matt and Leo, and all-around great playing from O’Malley’s prize steed, Mike Powell.  By the 8th inning, we were down by double digits with the mighty Spike Hillians showing no signs of slowing down. Even with a last ditch effort in the bottom of the 9th of tacking on 3 more runs, it didn’t bring us remotely close to tightening up the score deficit. Former owner Will Croxton “went for a beer” in the 8th inning, never to return, but he did send the team an email. No words, just a web link to a similar event in history to describe what he’d seen that day and what he assumed we were doing post-match, The Battle of Shiloh- Aftermath.

(Spike Hill 25 / duckduck 8)

Field #2: 3 Kings vs. Black Betty (GBlack)

Ken wants those Bettys real bad.

To close out this week’s games, 3 Kings tried to become the second team on Sunday to exercise some 2012 playoff revenge, with Pete’s Candy Store being the first. Although very animated and together on the bench, Stash McNelis and 3K could not solve Holland’s mastery on the mound. Seemingly getting their regular season legs under them, Black Betty stringed runs in almost every inning. Contributing to the winning attack, player of the game, Kevin Belz, went 4-4 and continued his fast start this season. The Betty reached .500 at 2-2 and poised to make a run.

Safe or dirt-napping?

A dejected but gracious Stash was interviewed moments after the loss.

WSL Editorial: “Mike, very quickly your thoughts on the game?
 Stash: “Our bats went dead again. All things considered, this was the King’s best effort ever against the  six-time champs.”

We are confident that The Majestic Ones will continue to bridge the competitive gap next time vs. BB.

As the evening wore on, the weird-factor quickly escalated…

And it brings me tremendous pleasure to name that The Pantless One, Captain Calf himself, Cesar, is NOT the winner of the Free Turkey’s Beer Guessing game.  3K had 42 hits. And the winner is Mike Hogan, who guessed 48.  Congrats Mike, see you next Sunday, along with Pizza at the Nest.

 

Toodles,

-The New Additions

CAPTION CONTEST (BY MO)

As the best ass photo bomb ever, please make your captions on facebook and you’ll win a beer on me.

…And then this happened.

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