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

Playoffs 1st Round- Recap

Tue, Sep 10, 2013

16 teams entered – 8 teams got bounced and 8 teams keep on truckin’. Are they an Elite 8? God damn right they are, we’re the WSL! A couple of blow outs, two comeback victories, and one upset are a few highlights of Playoff Week 1. Who stumbled and got eliminated? Did RBar continue to impress? Who looks scary good going into the 2nd round? Did the 86er’s Cinderella story continue? Is Sam “Blues Clues” as bad a prognosticator as he is as an ump? Well, stop looking at us with that dumb look on your faces and keep reading, we have it all figured out for you.


Field #1: Soft Spot @ Black Betty (GBlack)

Baby Boy is not amused

Insta-Classic? Absolutely. Well, at least in the beginning of the game. An undeterred, injury-riddled, and decimated Yetis team came out strong and united against a sluggish Betty team. Soft Spot was finding the sweet spot on the bat and on the mound for the first few innings. Baby Boy Muentes, subbing in for injured ace Anthony Pizza, had a sweet assortment of knuckle balls going on early. Great pitching combined with timely hits from Zak Haviland and Jason Dietz had The Yetis holding on in a low scoring affair. Betty, as they have been known to do, just decided to turn on the “Playoff Switch”. Two 3-run bombs from lefties Big Ben White and Andrew “Kill-a-Man” Killian, and clutch hits from the female Bettys had the champs in the lead for the first time in the game. WSL Old Old Old timer JB$ was called away from his rocking chair and prune juice and placed on active duty in the 7th inning when The Commish took a come backer off his hand. JB$ showed that vintage form and held The Soft Spot scoreless the rest of the way.
The Yetis finish the season 8-11 but more importantly make Sam “Knows Nothing” is 0-1 so far in his 1st Round playoff prediction.
Betty moves to the second round for the 8th straight year and will face a familiar mug.

(Black Betty 14 / Soft Spot 6)

Field #2: duckduck @ Brooklyn Bowl (Shortz)

The game kicked off as a close one, with nothing on the board from either team going into the 4th inning. Then a 2-run blast from Coach Jake, followed by a “McCarren homer” by Ope put 3 on the duck’s board. The Bowlers quietly answered back in the bottom of the 5th, when what would’ve clearly been the 3rd out on a routine 4-3 play was called safe after duckduck started walking off the field. Godsy, taking full advantage in our fleeting case of “the stupids”, snuck home. Classic duckduck.

The game remained tight until the top of the 7th inning when shit got real. In a rally started by yours truly, the ducks tacked on 8 runs, including a 2-run blast by Whaler Hogan. Incensed that 11 runs now separated the two squads, the Bowlers started coming back, but a strategically positioned right side of the field to accommodate Chad Ostrom’s monster lefty bat shut down their rally before it did too much damage. With one inning left to blow our 10 run lead…I mean hey, we’ve blown bigger…LEADS, GUYS! Get yo’ mind out the gutter. Leading off for the Bowlers would be Sarah Ecker, who smacked a double, culminated by a fearless slide into second. The next batted out advanced her to third and two slides later she was filthy with radioactive McCarren dirt as Godsy brushed the dirt out her eyes in a truly tender moment. But a ground out and fly out later, duckduck advanced to the elite 8. Sorry Sam, we didn’t kill each other in a blood bath like you predicted, so we’ll see YOU on Sunday.

(Duckduck 14 / Brooklyn Bowl 4)


Field #1: Gibson @ Spike Hill (Shortz)

Just Mitch being Mitch, wearing Mitch and surrounded by Mitch

Looks like there would be no surprise upset in this 3rd annual the Gibson/Spike Hill 1st playoff round. I will say, the real winners of this matchup go to Spike Hill’s amazing new jerseys, featuring Mitch’s Miami mustache look, which were in no way “gay”.

Gibson kept the game close for the first few innings, loading the bases several times and scoring early on. Unfortunately, 4 runs would be all they scored.

As for the Mighty Spike Hillians, they pulled out of the station and never looked back. Linda and Mo both had a couple of solid hits, while the boys hit long fly balls that ended up as homeruns as the outfield was just no where to be found (possibly still at the Gibson pregame). Leo hit two homers, Alex hit two homers, Silverman hit a Seeing Eye homer (aka a McCarren home run), and limped around the bases like Kirk Gibson.

Many Gibson balls were hit up the middle at pitcher GTodd. O’Malley, fearing the Gibson would harm GTodd’s pretty face, moved him to catcher for a couple of innings. Now “Good Times” is sore as shit. O’Malley– didn’t really think that one through, did ya?

Speaking of O’Malley, he failed to hit any home runs this Sunday, which means he will be benching himself for the following game. Rules are rules.

(Spike Hill 20 / Gibson 4)  

Field #2: Turkey’s Teachers @ AT AllStars (GBlack)

What a shame these two teams did not meet up in the regular season. We could have seen a contest like this a few more times. The Teachers, who were coming in red hot, scored on a 2 run shot to RF off the bat of SS, Shane ” insert architect joke here” Neufeld, who ended up going 4-4. The Allstars would respond and overwhelm The Educators, building a 10-3 lead. This is when the Teachers decided to bully themselves into the game. They scored 4 runs in the 6th, 3 coming off the bat of  Tristan “may the schwartz be with you” Schwartzman. Behind solid 3rd base defense from Kristen “wulfee” Wulf and an amazing display of speed by  Haz “I am too old, fat and drunk for this shit” Khawaja, The Teachers were in position for a 1st round upset. AT’s defense and pitching were just good enough at the right moments. A clutch laser of a home run from Justin “the Stick” Moench in the 7th gave the Allstars some breathing room. TNT had the tying run on 3B in the top of the 9th, but the AT defense grew strong and clamped down to to hold on for the victory. Haz and crew should be proud to finish a tough season strong and on a high note. The AT Allstars advance to the second round  for the first time in three years. Reward for doing so: They meet the reigning champs!

BTW: Sam” Still Knows Nothing” Rio is 1-4 so far in his playoff predictions.


Field #1: Loggers vs. RBar (GBlack)

In their 3rd and most important meeting, these two teams followed the script of their previous matchups to a T. RBar’s ongoing great season just picked up more steam by walloping the Loggers. Opened by a 10-0 lead, their outstanding offense was highlighted by Matt’s 3-run homer to RC and Josh’s towering blast. You want some Bums’ defense too? Okay, Adam “Big CAC” Caccavale home-run-robbing catch in LF on the concrete will do.

As if facing the #2 seed in the league isn’t hard enough, The Loggers were without ace Tony Basile, another causality to the Logger’s Summer of Weddings. Much like the time machine Black Betty used to bring back JB$, Coach Brenner made a call to Logger Hall of Famer, Jesse “The Cat” Bates.  His cool cat demeanor, bare mid-drift and deceptive windup was not enough to overcome the hot RBar bats. However, Jesse did manage to score the Loggers only run on an Al “Papa” Chiaino line drive single. But unfortunately, 1 run doesn’t win too many WSL games, especially vs RBar. With Mikey” I am as strong as I look” Black (3-4, 1 RBI) and lead off man Pete (3-5, 2 RBIs) leading the way, RBar cruised into the next round.  After the game, long time Logger, Tommy Paterak announced an off-season workout regimen that will include snowflake practices and regular trips to the batting cages (not to mention copious amounts of steroids). The Loggers will come back better than ever next year: WSL Beware!  And Hey, look! Sam “Blue’s Clues” actually got one of his predictions right!

WSL Editorial note: Should there just not be any weddings during the softball month, especially in September? I vote Yes! and so does Brenner!

(RBar 18 / Loggers 1)

Field #2: 2nd Chance @ Pete’s (Shortz) 

Going into the later games of the day, we found out that Pete’s weren’t just down a Kirby going into the playoffs. It seems they were also down a playoff-qualifying lady. After some wheeling and dealing with the Commish, and interim coach Sgt. Andre, both teams decided to play three across…for reasons I’m failing to comprehend. In the early innings, it was business as usual for the 86er’s infield. Mallory MVP was stellar at shortstop (per the usu.) and Barnes killed it at first. At the plate, “Some Huge Guy from Second Chance” (like your new name, Mike?) went yard with a towering shot, as did Sgt. Andre hoping to shoot down the Peanut Gallery’s comments on his admittedly ridiculous batting stance (Dear Andre, it doesn’t).  But then their bats went flat in the later innings as their defense fell apart and the Chancers watch the game get away from them.

Candyman Ian kept it real with a homer, while Pat “the bat” Lane when 3 for 3 with two “McCarren Park dingers”. In the field, Jake showed off his infielder skills at second base and Andrew Prayzner played a great right field for Pete’s. Although Second Chance lost their second wind, they had a great run there at the end. Mayor Buttah, absent for the game as he’s honeymooning (where are your priorities, sir?) will be happy to know that despite the loss, 2nd Chance showed just how much love we have for each other by not giving up and encouraging each other throughout the game. Oh, and “Beers after the game tasted like beers”.

(Pete’s 15 / 2nd Chance 6)


Field #1: Clemerica vs. 3 Kings (GBlack)

To cap off this season’s 1st round, it was The Stash vs. The Beard, and a scheming Beard at that! Wanting a slow 3 King’s start, Captain Clemerican Breezy put his evil genius to work by inviting Stash to their BBQ the previous night, and fed him copious amounts of ribs & steak.  At first, McNelis’s only concern was that he would be handcuffed to a basement sink, but that wasn’t the case.  Much like his brisket, Breezy’s game plan was a slow cooking one. It was not until the 4th inning that it dawned on Stash, “All that BBQ is slowing me down (even more that normal). I am carrying a #meatanchor!”  The plan worked like a charm, because The Battleship came out cannons blazing and took a 10-2 lead to the bottom of the 4th.  While Clem’s started high-stepping on the 50 yard line, Breezy sent a small child out to the mound with a beer for Stryker, and 3Ks woke up. Perhaps all the meat had finally been digested because the Kings hung 10 unanswered runs on the Scallywags.

Tattooed Terrors, Jose Martinez, Johnny “Franchise” Franzese & Joe Tomeo all went deep on Stryker’s side step pitches. Tommy “Take my Polaroid” Kosak finished a HR shy of the cycle, while Thomas “Big L” Santoro, and Francesca “I don’t need a cup” Romano added extra base hits to sink the dirty pirates. Clemerica proves Sam “Blue Clues” right once more as they finish up a great season. Three Kings, my boys, now get a chance to decapitate The Kings of the North.

(3 Kings 12 / Clemerica 10)

Field #2: Turkey’s Nest @ Good Co (Shortz)

That guy isn’t amused either.

“Turkey season” did in fact commence this Sunday, with The Boys of Summer getting put on hiatus. In a double away-shirt transformation, the Nesters traded in their deep V-necks for powder blue, whereas the Pink Ladies appeared to have switched their sponsor to Body Glove. This was a relatively close game throughout, with a fine hitting display put on by the Pinks. Drew hit 2 HRs, while Sam T. and Cesar hit a bomb each. In the field, Stacy “Death Rowe is my favorite of all your nicknames” had some clutch catches, and threw out a base runner aided by Korin’s sweet tag at the plate to put the kibosh on a possible TN rally.

As for the Original Turkey’s, GBlack informed me that he’s responsible for Disco’s 3-run blast.

Jordan had been going to LF all game. I grabbed him by the shoulders and whispered, ‘what are you doing not hitting to RF? Your talent is hitting oppo, now you go be you.’ I kissed him on the forehead, smacked his bottom and sent him on his way. His next at bat, he hit a 3-run bomb to RC. I AM THE SMARTEST MAN ALIVE.”

That’s right Nesters, I had to go to freaking Gerald, because all I got from you people was, “Our jerseys were better”.

Sam was neither right or wrong on this prediction, as we declare “Wally’s so dreamy” as a non concise prediction.

(Good Co 15 / Turkey’s Nest 10)


Win or lose, we hope to see everyone come out for the Elite 8!


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