Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Spike Hill 6 4 .600 122 113
Roebling Sports Club 5 4 .556 86 78
Turkey's Nest 5 4 .556 91 92
AT All-Stars 2 7 .222 67 93
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Gibson 8 1 .889 118 77
St. Anselm 5 4 .556 82 68
R Bar 4 7 .364 109 168
A Bar Runaways 1 7 .125 44 67
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
The Bedford Yetis 6 4 .600 103 108
Clems 5 4 .556 96 93
Loggers 4 6 .400 89 97
The Gutter 86ers 4 6 .400 121 129
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
3 Kings 8 1 .889 169 60
Kilo Bravo 7 3 .700 118 97
Parkview Scorpions 6 4 .600 118 93
Turkey's Teachers 0 10 .000 78 178

Schedule

Week 12 - Jul 01
11:00 Roebling Sports Club @ Turkey's Teachers 1
A Bar Runaways @ The Bedford Yetis 2
1:00 Spike Hill @ Parkview Scorpions 1
AT All-Stars @ Kilo Bravo 2
3:00 The Gutter 86ers @ R Bar 1
Gibson @ Clems 2
5:00 St. Anselm @ Loggers 1
Turkey's Nest @ 3 Kings 2

Last Week's Results

Week 11 - Jun 24
Gibson0 @ 3 Kings 0
Loggers0 @ Turkey's Nest 0
R Bar5 @ Kilo Bravo 16
AT All-Stars0 @ The Bedford Yetis 0
Clems0 @ A Bar Runaways 0
St. Anselm0 @ Parkview Scorpions 0
Roebling Sports Club0 @ The Gutter 86ers 0

Week 6 – RECAP

Tue, May 20, 2014

We’re already in Week 6 and if there’s one thing very clear this season, it’s anything can happen. Turkey’s Nest undefeated??? Gibson getting blown out?! NO MORE! The league is now officially devoid of perfect records, and scores came closer to what you’d expect from a softball game…sort of.

Considering next week is Memorial Day and there will be no games, I invite you to catch up on Game of Thrones so you’ll actually understand half our references.

11am

Field #1: Gibson vs. Pete’s (Decker)

In a nail-biting affair, Pete’s held on for the 14-12 victory against Gibson Sunday morning. Both teams hit the softball and both teams fielded the softball, to varying degrees of success.  Both teams had fun…I think.

The Gibson saw even contributions up and down their lineup as 11 of their 12 reached base safely and 9 different players scored.  A-Dos rocked a ball to the opposing dugout, sparking a rally that almost erased a 5-run deficit and Zach ended a season long slump with 3 hits and a run scored.  Even the hobbled redshirts got in the action as Alan and Boston fought through their injuries to combine for 4 hits and 3 runs scored.

On the winning side, Big Meg played a tremendous game.  She was graceful in the field, efficient at the plate, and elusive on the base paths.  The other Pete’s players also got hits, ran the bases, scored runs and fielded well…well enough anyway.  After the game, they relaxed on the sun soaked grass, satisfied that they’d averted near disaster, basking happily in a swirling circle of orange as the afternoon games unfolded;  a serendipitous victory, for sure.

(Gibson 12 / Pete’s 14)

Field #2: Clemerica vs. Soft Spot (Stryker)

Here’s a general synopsis of how Sunday’s game played out

(Clemerica 13 / Soft Spot 14)

1pm

Field #1: Turkey’s Nest vs. Good Co (Stryker)

How to roast the Turkey’s Nest (courtesy of Pat Sullivan)

1)  10 large bats (about 34×30)

2)  2 softballs (do not chop)

3)  Set the field to 70 degrees F

4)  3 bases AND HOME PLATE (do not use a very large roasting pan)

5)  Pour ice into cooler for beer

6)  Rinse the Turkeys well under cold water then pat dry using paper towels

This is optional
7)  Mix the soft butter with the garlic powder.

This is optional
8)  Using hands, rub the turkeys all over with the soft butter including under the skin.

9)  Generously season with hits then add runs

10) Scatter the singles, doubles, triples and home runs into the field over the beer, then place the Turkeys skin-side up over the beer in the pan

11) Cover/tent the turkeys with a small piece of foil

12) Roast the turkeys for 2hrs

13) Remove the foil from the top of the turkeys after 1 inning and continue to roast for another 2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the turkey (that would be Shafer’s head) away from the bone and it will reads GOOD CO./20  Turkey’s Nest/2 (NOTE: if the beer evaporates in the bottom of the pan then continue to add in more as needed)

14) Transfer the Turkey Nest to GOOD CO. and drink to our victory

*NOTE* if you are planning on making gravy, then drain the pan juices through a fine colander into a saucepan, allow to cool, skim off the fat and use the pan drippings to make your favorite Turkeys Nest gravy.

Sorry Jake and JL: No Shout outs this week for being the awesome guys you are….oh wait…

(Turkey’s Nest 10 / Good Co 18)

Field #2: Brooklyn Bowl vs. Black Betty (Shortz)

Boy does Black Betty want to wipe this hitting game from the memories books. With a questionable track record the past fortnight, the Bettys were aiming to get their runs scored back on track. They weren’t counting on Brooklyn Bowl being error-free in the field.

The scoring for these veteran squads didn’t start until the 4th inning when The Bowl eked out a run on a grounder up the middle to score Jay Silver from 2nd base. The Bowl added three in the 6th with clutch hitting from Jeff Carroll and Jon Blank.

Betty’s remained scoreless until Camarra hit a solo shot to finally get Betty on the board in the 8th, followed by Jake Coco Levine launching a 2-run moonshot, closing the gap to 4-3.

Not deterred, the Bowlers came out and score another 3 on a gapper and some timely hitting up the middle thanks to Jay Silver, Michael Bruce and Derek Evers.

Did somebody say Derek Evers?

I have confirmed reports that this fucking guy was the absolute star of the game. He was 3 for 4 with a walk and made 7 or 8 amazing grabs at 3B. One looked like this:

And let’s not forget the sharp, cat-eye reflexes from Bowler Coach Pete on the Hill. Catching every one of Mr. Belz-merica’s failed attempts to hit at his face to shed “nice guy” persona. Kevy wants a rematch, brah.

(Brooklyn Bowl 7 / Black Betty 3)

3pm

Field #1: Loggers vs. R Bar (Decker)

MUST….LOVE….LUUUUUNCH!

RBar’s power surge continued on Sunday when they crushed 8 HRs on their way to a 23-1 victory against the deflated Brooklyn Loggers.

After a scoreless first inning, RBar broke the game open, scoring 9 runs in the second inning.  That was all pitcher Jay Merhaut would need as he limited the Loggers to only 8 hits and 1 run in a complete game effort.  The Bums tacked on 5 more runs in the 4th after Bubbs hit his second 3-run shot of the game.  Big Bubbs would end up going 5 – 5 with 3 HRs and 9 RBIs.  Josh, Bobby and Matt also contributed with the long ball on Sunday in a game defined by power and defense.

Speaking of power and defense, the Loggers had neither on Sunday.  What they did have, however, was a great lunch after the game.  Some of us had the buttermilk chicken tenders, others opted for the short rib and cheddar fries, and yet others went for the healthier BLT.  We also drank beer which tasted delicious and made us feel warm and fuzzy inside.  Everyone was happy(ish).

(Loggers 1 / R Bar 23)

Field #2: Turkey’s Teachers vs. Crown Vic 86ers (Stache)

Do you even lift, Teachers?

The 86ers and Teachers each hit the field with something to prove on Sunday.  The Vics were coming off a tough loss the previous week, while the TNTs couldn’t even fill out a lineup card.  Determined to right the ship, Principal Haz assured me the WSL will see a much better TNT squad the rest of the way.  From the other dugout, Mayor Al Buttah was looking to get his team a much needed win.

Lots of action in the early innings for both squads.  Shane “The Architect” Neufeld continued his streak of 386 straight WSL games with a homer.  TNT outfielders, Andre and JoJo, asked “How Do You Want It” and then combined for 7 hits on the day.  The Crown Vic offense was just too much for the educators. Mike Marrantula and Sgt Andre Banner both got hot at the right time and then Cue cleared the bases with an early blast…but then managed to get himself thrown out retreating to third base.  Maybe a little more time on the treadmill during your next trip to the gym, Cue?  86er superstar MalloryVP started at SS for the second week in a row and continued to wow the McCarren Park fans with her witchy ways.

I think we can safely call this a net win for both squads.  The Vickies put one up in the win column and the Teachers played them tough with a full squad.  Look out WSL, because these 2 clubs seem to be righting their respective ships at the 1/3 point of the season.

(Turkey’s Teachers 9 / Crown Vic 86ers 20)

5pm

Field #1: 3 Kings vs. Spike Hill (Stache)

Spike Hill has the most adorable mascots in the league, although i might be biased.

Maybe it’s just standard practice concerning any game against the defending champs, but there was a whole lot of extra chatter in my ear about this game than usual.  With most of the WSL anticipating an exciting game, Spike Hill and 3 Kings did not disappoint.  No lead was safe and there was no shelter from the all the bombs dropped in this one.

The lefties ruled the park on Sunday, with Thomas Santoro from 3Ks and Bobby Maxwell from the Hill each crushing 2 homers.  Spike Hill’s Kelly Southerland also had a huge game and King “Gunna” Jose Martinez added 3 extra base hits on the day.  Not about to be shown up completely by the southpaws, Billy Gruarin put the Kings ahead in the 6th with his 6th HR of the season.  Paced by the Kevins (Kane and Mulcahy), the Hillfolk offense answered with a big 8-run rally in the bottom half of the inning to take a commanding 7-run lead.

Spike Hill maintained a slightly slimmer 4 run advantage entering the 9th.  After recording 2 quick outs, the Kings were looking down on their luck.  Suddenly, out of nowhere…base hit…blast…base hit…triple…and there was the tying run was standing 60 feet away.  Sadly for 3 Kings, the game ended limply with a pop up foul caught by Kris forever leaving the score at 19-18 in favor of Spike Hill.

After the game, SH manager O’Malley remarked, “Three Kings is scary.”  Conversely, 3Ks manager (yours truly) could not be bothered for a quote.  He was too busy roughhousing with Mo’s new bulldog puppy, which certainly helped to ease the pain of a tough loss, as we both contemplated the true origin of the term:  barnburner.  After a little research, it doesn’t appear that the  idiom is any more complex than a wooden barn on fire is “an impressive event or outcome.” 

(3 Kings 18 / Spike Hill 19)

Field #2: AT United vs. Reel2Reel (Shortz)

Released from the sloshy grips of the Drunk Tank, ATU played a beauty against the Hogan-fied Reelers.

Adding injury to insult, the Reelers had quite a scare in the 7th inning when we had two injuries on the base path in the same play. Focused on Sandor’s near neck break after getting tripped up at first base, we looked away in shock only to see “Favorite Player” down with a dislocated shoulder (we wish a speedy recovery for both).

Where was I? Ah yes- our loss.

Similar to our esteemed colleges Black Betty, Reel2Reel could not get their hitting shit together and were shut out until the 8th inning. Runs were finally scored by Sir Hit’s-a-Lot Millard, Sandor, Jonsey the II, Hogan…only after I offered free beer to anyone who scored.

On the ATU side, Ersin and Nate “my best friend” showed off their trademark opposite field hits. Also stellar was their defense with plays by Justin at 3B, Lauck in LCF and PeteMo at SS.

Man, this outcome really put us Reelers down in the doldrums…and there’s one ONE thing that can bring us back…

(ATU: 14 / R2R: 4)

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