Joe Godsy Division
Parkview Scorpions 6 1 .857 115 48
McCarren Hotel Titans 6 1 .857 96 60
St. Anselm 3 3 .500 73 53
Turkey's Nest AT 2 5 .286 50 64
Parkview Suzies 5 1 .833 55 42
The Bedford Yetis 3 4 .429 62 99
Pete's Candy Store 2 5 .286 73 77
Turkey's Nest 0 7 .000 20 101
Joe Fashion Division
Gibson 6 1 .857 89 44
Roebling Sports Club 5 2 .714 111 70
Clems 3 3 .500 63 56
The Gutter 86ers 1 5 .167 36 89
Kilo Bravo 4 2 .667 55 37
Echo Bravo 4 2 .667 69 44
Loggers 2 5 .286 58 83
Carmine's Bombers 1 6 .143 44 102



Last Week's Results

Week 08 - May 22
Parkview Scorpions0 @ Gibson 0
Loggers0 @ The Bedford Yetis 0
Pete's Candy Store0 @ Echo Bravo 0
Turkey's Nest0 @ Kilo Bravo 0
Carmine's Bombers0 @ Parkview Suzies 0
Turkey's Nest AT0 @ Clems 0
McCarren Hotel Titans0 @ The Gutter 86ers 0
St. Anselm0 @ Roebling Sports Club 0

Week 19- Recap

Tue, Aug 13, 2013

It’s the time of the year when everyone’s talking WSL playoffs.  Sure, every team makes it but some are entering the “Second Season” in better shape than others.  Is your team playing like champs or chumps?  This past Sunday gave a good indication of who’s got what it takes to get their name on a trophy.



AT AllStars vs Spike Hill (GBlack)

Broken eggs with a side of broken dreams

Without their fearless leader and key players, Spike Hill took on AT with 9 fielders, which is the equivalent of 12 normal WSL humans. The Spikers jumped to an early 2-0 lead only to see AT respond just as fast. The game was well played until the 4th inning when the Allstars had a few minor defensive miscues against a persistent Spike Hill offense. Give the experienced SH’s hitters an inch and they’ll take a mile, which they did (and then some) throughout the game. After an AT pitching change in the 6th inning, the division leaders only scored one more time, but 9 runs was more than enough for Spike Hiller’s knuckleballer extraordinaire Kane, who baffled the Allstars for most of the game with an assortment of pitches that seemed to just float through space (spaceballs, if you will). Spike Hill locks up the North Division crown while AT looked to wipe away their tears and leftover breakfast burritos from their faces and win their 2nd game of the day against BK Bowl.

(Spike Hill 9 / AT AllStars 5)


Field #1: Brooklyn Bowl vs AT AllStars (GBlack)

Godsy….at 3B???!

With the self imposed Drunk Tank ban lifted for their noon game and booze flowing happily in their veins, AT looked focused and more relaxed. A BK Bowl win would make a big difference in the final seeding, so they appeared equally as determined. A pitcher’s duel broke out while both teams played great outfield defense.  Bowler Joe God-sy truly toughed this one out with a pretty badly pulled groin, (insert joke here) and manned 3rd base for the game with some sweet snags and throws. AT offensively pressured the Bowlers every inning and broke through with clutch hits from “Turkish Tornado” Ersin Duran. Since I was stymied by Kane’s “spaceballs” during every single one of my at bats against Spike Hill, I channeled him on the mound to keep 5 of the Bowlers hit-less, except for that pesky Mendoza Line Vet Nate, who was 3-4 on the day. Spectacular glove work and a diving catch by AT’s second basewoman Dana Johns helped to keep potential Bowlers stranded on the bases like Gilligan to his island. AT salvaged the day by going 1-1 and collects their lucky 13th win, a franchise best. BK Bowl drops to 10-6 in their inaugural season in the North Division.

(AT AllStars 9 / Brooklyn Bowl 4)

Field #2: 2nd Chance vs. duckduck (Shortz)

Shoppin’ for dignity

As much as I’d care to forget, here’s what went down. It was your typical Sunday game. The score was close, but not too close; the hits good, but not too good. Actually, throughout most of the game, duckduck played with more focus and communication in the field than I’ve seen all season. We were smart at the plate too, tacking on a couple runs almost every inning, and watching Andrew Millard hit the longest shot I’ve seen in a while, prompting me to jump around and yell, “That’s my MAN!”

Then the top of the 9th inning happened. With a 5-run lead and 2 outs in the top of the inning, perhaps we took the foot off the gas. Perhaps we threw the ball around. Or perhaps 2nd Chance put on a hitting show. It was all of the above. Hit after hit, the score became closer and closer, until they were up by 2 runs. “No problem”, thought duckduck. “We score two runs for Breakfast.” But alas, Breakfast would not be served to the Ducks as the Chancers pulled out the “W”. I’d go ahead and use some classic excuses like “we didn’t have our full roster” or “I may’ve played on a broken toe” (see Gerald for story), but I won’t.

Good game, Second Chance; you keep us young.

(2nd Chance 11 / duckduck 9)


Field #1: Gibson vs. Spike Hill (Shortz)

Continuing Spike Hill’s #1 seed in fashion sense

As many parents are accustomed to doing to the babysitters they hired to watch after their young one, O’Malley gave his substitute coach Powell some constructive feedback:

Dearest Powell,

Thank you for informing me of our double-header sweep.

My evaluation and feedback are below – please take sincerest of heed:

1.    I see that only Bobby, GTodd, Silverman and Leo hit home runs. How many did you have?  You know I hit two bombs earlier this year, right?  It’s called leading by example, Mike.

2. I understand that Kelly Southerland finished the game at Shortstop. You mentioned that he did “very well”. Since when is “very well” good enough?  You know who played shortstop “very well”Larry “The Statue” Bowa.  I’m sure if the ball came right to Kelly, he was able to at least get in the way of it, but next time, as a leader, you need to demand and ensure that he plays it “perfectly” – you know, like Edgar Renteria.  I think I made my point. (P.S. Phillies suck)

3. You noted that Mitch wore a “Mexico Beach” tank top to play. Where was his uniform? I assume that you demanded that Mike Hogan call 1 strike on him for every at bat?  It’s funny – looks like the players that hit homers were actually in uniform.  That really makes you think, doesn’t it, Mike?  Leaders lead.  Losers go home and watch Charles in Charge, because they feel so helpless and lost.

4. Also, why is GTodd finishing the game on the mound for winning pitcher Kane in a non-save situation? Are you trying to Dusty Baker him and burn out his arm?  Was Kane too tired to finish?  In the words of Kane’s wife, “That’s what I said“. O’Malley- 4 / Powell-0

Did you win? Sure. Was it up to the standards of the Spike Hill franchise? You tell me.

Let’s just consider this a learning experience for next time…if there is a next time.

***As the teams disappeared to their drinking establishments, Kris Schaus took to the mound and made a bunch of grown men look silly.  Here’s the video evidence, with some appropriate 80’s music***

(Spike Hill 18 / Gibson 3)

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

Clem’s came out to play

ZZ Top sweeps The Boys of Summer!

Turns out the Nest got a little too much R&R last week and couldn’t hold onto their lead against the Battleship. In the later innings, the score rocked back and forth across the metaphorical waters of Field 2. By the 10th inning, it was tied 9-9 when Jamie Guns Rockaway won it with a walk off hit, sending Markow home to score the winning run. It probably didn’t help that The Boys of Summer were drinking in the Clem’s dugout all game.

Although they came up short, the Nest displayed some admirable plating. Dave Bassin pitched well and had nice hits. Jake (not too tuckered out from his black top semi-finals) hit a bomb. Trish hit the ball hard just right at Markow (stop being so awesome, Markow– I’m kidding, don’t ever change).

(Clemerica 10 / Turkey’s Nest 9)


Field #1: Turkey’s Teachers vs. 3 Kings (Shortz)

This was a far closer game than the first time these two clubs met up.

The no-one’s-around-in-August-let’s-reschedule at first seemed detrimental to the Majestic ones, as the confident Teachers stepped up with a vengeance and shut the Kings down for 6 innings, poised to usurp the throne (of the porcelain variety). With 17 of the Kings first 18 outs hit in the air, they were giving hits away like a store liquidating their inventory.

The Teachers came up with some timely hits and carried a 4-0 lead heading into the 7th, thanks to Coach Haz on the mound and some great defense behind him provided by RF Carrie Doria, who robbed what would’ve been two homeruns from 3K’s big lefty clean up hitter, Tommy Santoro.

In the 8th inning the Kings finally showed signs of life. Francesca Romano saved the day once again by making a sick, over-the-shoulder grab, a diving stop to end a potential late scoring opportunity, and turning a double play, where after I witnessed her and BF Joe Tomeo chest bump in a truly tender moment. As for the offense, there were a couple of sac flies in the 7th by Johnny Franzese & Tommy Santoro, scoring Ken Kocses & Mike McNelis and cutting the deficit in half.

The Educators just couldn’t hold on to their slim two run lead, as Sir Adam Smilowitz led off the bottom of the 9th with a base knock and Jose Martinez launched his 6th homer of the year to tie the game at 4-4. Later in the 9th, Johnny Franzese dropped one in the gap and brought home Stache from first with a walk off double.

Teacher’s highlights include shortstop Shane “Ted Mosby” Neufeld hitting a homer and a triple, while his sister Lena caught a great game and made two nice foul tip catches from behind the plate. The Teachers would also like to send a shout-out to John Condon (of AT fame) for filling in for them in left field; nice try, but there can only be one Muse.

(3 Kings 5 / Turkey’s Teachers 4) 

Field# 2: Soft Spot vs. Black Betty (GBlack)

Every time you lose a game, a yeti loses a year off it’s life

In a game where senior citizens were strongly represented on both sides (sorry last old fart joke, I promise), a pitching gem was thrown. With an incredible veteran outfield positioning, The Betty had the Yeti’s number all day. Soft Spot looked like they forgot to drink their Metamucil and apply enough BenGay the night before (okay, I lied- seriously my last old person joke), because they came our flat and just got flatter. The Champs had great pitching by Holland, but even better offense, led by Mike Camarra’s HR bomb and Andrew’s solid day at the plate. The Betty cannot catch RBar for the South crown, but as BB veteran Super Dave said, “Who gives a shit, we all make the playoffs”. They’ve won 4 out of the last 5 and are starting to get that dangerous late season swagger, while Soft Spot drops under .500 and look to get healthy for a playoff run.

(Black Betty 13 / Soft Spot 1)


Field #1: Pete’s vs. Loggers (Shortz)

Looks like Sam made it back to discipline his squad into a winner, but it didn’t look that way through the first 5 innings. The Loggers held the lead, thanks to Tony Basile killing it at the plate, while Jenn X in RC and Kerry “KC” Daly at 2B provided solid lady defense. But the Loggers spirits were crushed like a fallen Oak when The Trifecta of Awesome demolished their lead. In Sam’s words, Jake went ‘roids with THREE mammoth taters, Kirby went ‘roids with a towering homer and JJ went ‘roids with two shots of the opposite field’s dugout fences.” Either “went ‘roids” is some new baseball term I’m not familiar with, or Sam slipped y’all some juice. Maybe get a drug-test just to be on the safe side. Along with a very close call in Candyman Ian’s favor when he ran out a grounder to 3B, igniting the above mentioned 2 out rally, Pete’s claimed the lead that they kept for good.

A quick note to Daniel Decker. You are never allowed to miss another game. Getting information from your teammates nearly turned into a painful game of “How many Loggers does it take to provide a recap.”

(Pete’s 17 / Loggers 14) 

Field #2: Good Co. vs RBar (GBlack)

D-Lo’s HR hitting stance

The final game on Field 2 saw one team in search of the #1 seed and Southern Title, and another vying for another double-digit victory season. In a back and forth game, RBar started their controlled onslaught with a score of 4-0, including a RBI single by Josh and sac flies from Bobby and Mikey Black. Good Co, displaying a dangerous offense outburst of their own, tied the game in the 5th and took the lead in the 6th off the bat of Andrew’s 3-run HR. Cap’n. Calves flexed it on the mound for the first portion of the game, but was benched in a dubious call. Bum’s Mickey Black help cut the lead to one in the bottom frame of the 6th. Mike V made his momma proud with a home run in the 7th to help keep some minor distance from the Bar with the R. Bumette, D-Lo hit a homer of her own to keep her team within striking distance, and when the bottom of the 8th came, boy did they strike.  RBar scored 5 times with RBI singles by Josh, Bobby, and Jay.  Adam “CAC” made a sliding catch in left field to end the sea saw battle. After the game, Umpire Mike Camarra remarked that he’s never had to call so many close plays. RBar stays in the hunt for the #1 with one game remaining, while Good Co. has one final chance to reach 10 wins against The Loggers next Sunday.

(RBar 13 / Good Co. 11)


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