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

Championship Sunday - Sep 23
Parkview Scorpions0 @ Clems 0
Roebling Sports Club0 @ Spike Hill 0
North Champion0 @ South Champion 0

Week 11- RECAP

Tue, Jul 1, 2014

 

Oh yah…and Jake won some stupid umpire award

And now for the Gibson recap and the other irrelevant games!!

11am

Field #1: Turkey’s Nest vs. Turkey’s Teachers (WSL SUPERFAN)

The battle of the Peckers turned out to be a bit of a sword fight early, but as things went on, it became harder and harder for one of the Peckers. Very hard to score runs that is, as well as write a recap email (Thank you original Turkey’s!) Therefore, the following is fiction and any similarities to real events or people is completely on purpose.

After lending a hand to their bros from another mos (I think that could be a thing), Teachers squeezed out a couple eggs early on, but couldn’t keep it up. Meanwhile, the Nest stood to attention from the get-go and showed real staying power over the course of the game, pounding out one after another until the team was completely spent and needed a cigarette.

John Louis was probably there, and we know that he’s not firing blanks. Neither is Dan Shafer, who really found his stroke in this game – but he wasn’t the only Nester to touch them all. Jake joined him with a shot that hit a bystander in the face – kind of hot if you are into that sort of thing. Real power. But not all of the Nesters were one and done – some remembered that slow and steady wins the race, and boy was Jordan slow and steady.

It was like the Turkey’s Nest grabbed the Teachers by their hair (not you Haz) and showed them that while the original Peckers might have a few years on the upstart Teachers, they still know how to work their magic and go deep! Aaaand time for a cold shower!

( Turkey’s Nest: 18 / Turkey’s Teacher’s: 2 )

Field #2: Brooklyn Bowl vs. Loggers (Stryker)

This week we learned that the bowling ball is mightier than the axe. Although I still wouldn’t use a bowling ball to chop down a tree, I would definitely use an axe to go bowling.  After a shaky defensive game vs. AT last week, Brooklyn Bowl’s stout defense was on full display vs. The Loggers.  With Joe “cold feet” Godsy returning from a 2 week hiatus where he planned out the rest of his life, The Holy Rollers were ready to get back to business.  The business? Stifling, choking, impenetrable defense.

The Alley Cats held the Tree Haters to a mere 9 hits on the day with 1 run that was a tweener by Brian B that scooted by the outfielder for a classic McCarren HR.  The Kingpins started off the game with a strong O-face to go with that hard D, striking 5 times to open up the game.  A slight glimmer of hope arose for the Axemen when Brenner used his professor glasses to eye his way into a walk.  Alas, it wasn’t a Bowler defensive breakdown, just a good AB.

The Bowlers kept rolling and got that all important 9th run in the 4th, when Mike “Rollin” Olin drove in Palma “fill in the” Blank. Some strong hitting, but the Redwood Killers just couldn’t get that big hit when they needed it and would strand the bases loaded twice in the game.  The Bowl Movement saw solid play from Christian “Eddie”  Ver Halen who continued his hot streak going 3-4 with a sac and 2 doubles.  Kate Dehnel was amazing at 2B, making 3 tough plays look easy and Joel Duverge and Jeff Carroll combined to go 5-5 in the 3-hole. It was all bowler’s this week as they won a commanding victory over the Loggers and continue to creep around The Joe Godsy Group of Death.

( Brooklyn Bowl: 16 / Loggers: 1 )

1pm

Field #1: Gibson vs. 3 Kings (Stache)

I have to admit…I kind of asked for it.  Well, I guess I was (technically) assigned “it”.  All season long I have been searching for the most interesting Gibson storyline, week in and week out.  Trying to be respectful, yet still poke a little fun at the epic losing streak.  Hoping that they would get that satisfaction that they so desperately wished for.  I went as far as to have images ready for their eventual victory celebration and everything.  I really did want to see them pull one out…

…just not this past Sunday.  Sometimes “it” just works out that way.  That being said, I normally get significantly less than 100 words of recap content from Gibson manager, Adrian.  This week was a just little bit different.  Captain Grambo and Mr. Franco both had a lot to say after the win, to the tune of about 1000 combined words!

Here are SOME of highlights from the Manager (yes, I had to edit out a little), take it away Adrian:

“So it’s end of June…….0-10.  In normal fashion, the Gibbies arrived.  The sun was doing it’s due, as Captain Graham sat focused on a near bench, puzzling together the line-up.  Muscles were stretching, SPF was spreading, heads were throbbin’, sweat was rollin’ and breast milk was a-flowin’.  Strategy was shared amongst all and, once again, memories of a painful loss were erased.”

“‘PLAY BALL!!!’ is what you heard and we were ready.  A scoreless top of the 1st didn’t deflate the Gibson blimp, as we kept 3 Kings scoreless in the first inning. Then we drew first blood by driving in 2. The Kings were there to play, as they retaliated with 4.  We chipped away for 2 innings and that’s when the 4th of July fireworks began, 5 days early!  The BIG RED BOMB…DRRRROPPED!  The collective voice of the Gibson team (me yelling at the top of my lungs) screamed ‘YES WE CAAAAAAAAN!’”

“All American Todd got the go-ahead RBI that gave us the lead for good in the 4th inning.  He tallied 5 hits, scored 4 and batted in 7…and he caught the final out. SS, Super Greg, channeled his season long frustration through his bat, demonstrating his patriotism and smacking the begeezus out of the ball well over all 4 outfielders.  Dave Boston drove in 6 runs in 2 at bats, one of which resulted in a Grand SALAMI!  He has 12 RBIs in the last two games, which now leads the team.  He’s on a WICKED STREAK!”

“Season high in team ABs, Hits, Runs, RBIs, BBs and Batting AVG, as well as the lowest amount of runs allowed this season. We batted around in two consecutive innings, the 7th and 8th, scoring 14 runs to put the game out of reach.”

“OFF TO THE GIBSON it was, as our parade left the park to the applause of fans & on-lookers!  Off to N11 and Bedford Ave we went. We drank in celebration! We yelled, we laughed, we cried, we kept drinking, and then laughed some more, as we looked forward to 2 full weeks of elation. The warm reception we got from all the bystanders and bar customers when we walked in was tremendous. A tidal wave of runs!  An on-slaught!  Balance and order restored.  Innings of futility suddenly received redemption. Happy Independence Day everyone!“

Kudos to the Gibbys on a well-deserve win and a great game.  I won’t even bore you with 3 Kings highlights, because this game belonged to the Gibson. Good luck getting number 2 sooner than later!  I have a feeling that a sleeping giant was just awoken. Either that or my team just shit the bed? Why not both.

Just in case you missed the fabulous ending… 

( Gibson: 25 / 3 Kings: 8 )

Field #2: Clemerica vs. AT United (Stryker)

That looks about right

Boring Game.  I’d like to say that this game was filled with great defense and spectacular pitching, but I can’t.  We played pretty terrible. AT United played slightly better.  Has anyone ever really looked into why AT went from the All Stars to United?  Has anyone looked into their sponsorship?  I thought this was a bar/restaurant/movie rental/tattoo parlor league. I didn’t know we could be sponsored by airlines.  I wonder where they fly to. Is it just the Williamsburg area? Or do they fly into Bushwick also?

Anyway, back to this thoroughly uninteresting game, which took all of an hour and ten minutes to complete.  With a make shift line up and people playing out of their regular defensive positions, AT was doing pretty good!  They were missing 7 regulars and had to move Lauck as he had a hurt foot, “but he showed why he is the purest athlete in this league, playing a flawless Shortstop and not letting being left handed make a difference.”  They were pretty easy plays if you ask me.

Tornado hit a bomb, and while Lauck could have ran around the bases twice, Tornado motored in with a triple.  He also ended a Battleship rally with a nifty double play (again pretty easy one if you ask me) with a “beautiful” turn from Fran to JimboPetemo and D-Nasty played a solid middle of the outfield and making a graveyard for all the Clemerican’s lazy fly balls.

The best part of this game, of course, was the gift of The Gibson humbling The 3 Kings for their first win in 2 1/2 seasons!!!!!!!!  They did it!!!! (thank God it wasn’t us!)

( Clemerica: 3 / AT United: 6 )

3pm

Field #1: Black Betty vs. R Bar (Stache)

Still in shock and reeling from my own team’s upset loss, I sat down in my lawn chair and tried to focus on my editorial assignment…Black Betty vs. R Bar.  The first few innings were a blur, but there appeared to be a bit of back and forth scoring action going on.  Once I finally came to, the Betties had just taken the lead back in the top of the 3rd…and then I started having flashbacks.  As the Bums batted around in the bottom of the 3rd, I couldn’t help but to feel empathy pains for the guys and gals in Black.  Having just been massacred myself, what was going on was all too familiar.  R Bar just wouldn’t let up, scoring in every single inning from the 3rd on.  In a week of league-wide WSL blowouts, the Bums made a BIG statement!

Don’t say I didn’t warn you, Black Betty.  I told you to beware of the NAILZ, and D-Lo did not disappoint.  Homegirl dropped her 3rd bomb of the season, a 3 run shot to dead center!  Mikey Black also went deep twice, Nasty Nate had 5 hits and Sam G tallied 10 RBIs….10 mutha fucking RBIs!  When you score 34 runs, I guess anything is possible?

Betty certainly didn’t just roll over in this one, although Manager Mike Camarra certainly rolled around in the dirt all game.  Dude looked like Pig Pen from the Peanuts (times infinity) after making a highlight reel diving catch in left center, executing a head-first slide to hustle out an infield hit, and then created an epic dust cloud on a diving catch attempt later in the game.  Unfortunately, effort doesn’t always get rewarded with wins, but it’s sure fun to watch.

( Black Betty: 11 / RBar: 34 )

Field #2: Good Company vs. Crown Victoria 86-ers (Shortz)

Even the Gatorade Lady got in on this one

Doing the Gibson video tuckered me out, so I lazily yield to Wally (with dashes of Dom):

Al and his cast of bandits tried to come in and steal one from the Pinks, but they were having none it. In the 3rd, the Pink volcano erupted with the force of a pyroclastic flow.

Matt Herman Day was alive and well, which he celebrated by going 4-5 whilst donning his old Padres hat. Sam O continues going on a season long tear, leading off for the Pinks going 6-6. And in a surprise to no one, Tommy had another homer.

It took a total of 3 pitchers to take down the 86ers. First Cesar, then Sam O, and as “Enter Sandman” played from their box of boom, Pat Sullivan peeled himself off the DL to close out the game.

Even with a deep bench, everyone with a pink shirt got a ride on the Pink Carousel…and Dom got his first taste of a worm liquor.

( Good Company : 31 / Crown Victoria: 7 )

5pm

Field #1: Soft Spot vs. Reel 2 Reel (Shortz)

2 Shortzes? 2 Shortz’? I’m pretty sure it’s 2 Shorti

The Yetis finally took the hats off their bats to end a month long losing streak, while Reel2Reel continued their dance around the .500 mark.

Once more, we had a skeleton crew this Sunday, so we added the talents of The Bedford and Roebling Sporting Club entrepreneur, Sean and Chelsey (whom I bribed with Rose to fill in).

The joy of watching two Shorti running around the field quickly wore off, as the Yetis hit the ball through every hole in the field imaginable. Zak’s pre-game ritual of watching Step Up 2 – The Streets did him well, as he scored 6 times. Baby Boy showed up not looking like he had been hit by a truck for the first time in months and went 4-5 with a sac fly.

It didn’t help the Reeler cause when our super awesome teammate Phil messed up his quad running to first (I’ve been there buddy). Even Sandor found himself in trouble on the mound…with Yetis’ Super-sub Suzie that is. As she walked to first base for the third time, I called out, “Just get her number, Sandor”.

The Reelers’ shining stars was “veteran” Reeler Sam, who went 3-4, and subs Chelsey and Sean who both went 2-4. Someone else went 3-4, but I can’t remember her name…

The loss to the Yetis is not our fault, though. IT’S TOOLAN’S FAULT. My friend and fellow Jets fan was everywhere, sometimes six places at once, crushing our offensive dreams like a kid being told to put back the 12 economy bags of Snickers at the supermarket. And don’t think I forgot about you, Miss Annie. Stop being so good, you two!

Seriously, I chalk up the loss to us giving the Beautifully Beautiful April and early birthday present…

You’re welcome.

( Soft Spot: 24 / Reel 2 Reel: 8 )

Field #2: Pete’s Candy Store vs. Spike Hill (WSL SUPERFAN)

5 o’ clock games are a drag to watch and I’m sure to play – I wouldn’t know either of these firsthand this weekend as I missed this game, but I can confidently tell you that the scoreline doesn’t tell the whole story.

Spike Hill 14 Pete’s 1 – You might think this was a blowout of epic proportions, with towering fly balls launched into the heavens and a small child telling his mom to look up in the air at the pretty ball, followed by saying “I’m poopy” This last part might describe the recap emails that I received, with a short, droll 7 lines from Sam and nada from the Champs.

Suffice to say, this was a magical game, filled with singles and (pausing to make sure you are sitting down, dear Reader), ONE HOME RUN!!! BY SPIKE HILL!!! Rumor has it that Pete’s was quite sloppy in the field and got doubled up a few times, but I think this is a case of past performance not reflecting what will happen in the future, because the Orange will rise again (soccer reference there) – this Pete’s team is down, but they are not out. They are ready to give 110%, shake off the this unmemorable game and move forward. Onward and upward!

Spike Hill, on the other hand, sits in stony silence and continues to chase the team in Dodger Blue, R-Bar for 1st place title in the North, comforted in the fact that they have hit several singles in this game. Job well done in slow pitch softball.

( Pete’s: 1 / Spike Hill: 14 )

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4th of July Break next week. Try not to self-rape too much!

Toodles,

The New New Additions

 

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