Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Spike Hill 11 6 .647 216 185
Roebling Sports Club 9 7 .563 182 143
Turkey's Nest 8 7 .533 155 169
AT All-Stars 4 12 .250 126 180
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Gibson 13 3 .813 202 143
St. Anselm 12 5 .706 197 128
R Bar 7 10 .412 165 232
A Bar Runaways 4 13 .235 116 163
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Clems 11 6 .647 186 164
The Bedford Yetis 10 7 .588 193 192
The Gutter 86ers 7 10 .412 180 177
Loggers 7 10 .412 153 143
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Kilo Bravo 12 4 .750 214 150
Parkview Scorpions 9 8 .529 187 165
Turkey's Teachers 0 17 .000 131 302
- 0 0 .000 0 0

Schedule

Revenge Sunday! - Aug 26
11:00 Kilo Bravo @ Spike Hill 2
1:00 Gibson @ Parkview Scorpions 1
Loggers @ Roebling Sports Club 2
3:00 The Bedford Yetis @ Turkey's Teachers 1
AT All-Stars @ A Bar Runaways 2

Last Week's Results

Week 18 - Aug 19
WSL Women's League0 @ WSL Women's League 0
Kilo Bravo0 @ Roebling Sports Club 0
Roebling Sports Club5 @ Spike Hill 9
Turkey's Teachers13 @ Kilo Bravo 24
AT All-Stars0 @ Turkey's Nest 0
Clems4 @ The Gutter 86ers 9
The Bedford Yetis3 @ Loggers 7
Gibson0 @ Turkey's Nest 0
R Bar14 @ A Bar Runaways 11
Gibson5 @ St. Anselm 24

Week 18- PREVIEW

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Before we begin, I’d like to officially invite you to WSL’s favorite bloke, Candyman Matt Abbott’s, fabulous retirement party! Sadly he’ll be leaving our community to head west, so say your goodbyes to him this Sunday at Rye Restaurant’s ‘Bar Below’ – 247 S. 1st St, from 5pm until wicked late.

Now before you start whining that walking 12 blocks will ruin your life, let me tell you there’ll be a beer and shot special at this private party, you can munch on actual food such as Rye’s famous Meatloaf sandwich, and Stryker will be the goddamn DJ.

You need to go to there. I promise The Gibson won’t spontaneously combust if you leave it unattended for one night.

On to the previews!

11am

Field #1: Clemerica vs. Gibson (Stryker)

The final game of the regular season has really come around full circle. The Battleship and the Gibbers squared off to open up this glorious season in week 1, and now look close it out together. A lot has happened since that fateful day on April 6th. There’s been love, hate, wins and losses. A ton of beers, and of course, a ton of softball!

The Gibson has had a very memorable season getting their first win in what feels like a decade. The Battleship has had a lot of fun and picked up a couple wins along the way and lost a lot of heart breakers. We’ll see if Chinger follow up last week’s first “homerun” of the season or if the Gibbers are gonna play him a little further past the “girl line” and catch the blooper.

Will A-Dos and crew get their second win of the season?!?! Not if CRAIG! has anything to say about it, and he usually has a lot to say. He claims he was a homerun shy of a cycle last week, but I don’t know if he actually knows what a cycle is. Really looking forward to closing out the season in the 11am slot against a great team that is the Gibson.

Field #2: Brooklyn Bowl vs. Turkey’s Nest (Stryker)

My preview was very late this week. I get into the hotel I work at at 7 am and usually have a good hour to write my magical website entries. As I sat down to write about this exciting game today, I got a call from one of my bellman who was up on the 5th floor. He was frantically saying, “Naked guy! Naked guy! check the security cameras!”  This is what unfolded…..My bellman went up to deliver a newspaper to the 7th floor where a kind, older lady was waiting for the elevator. She politely held the elevator for my bellman, but failed to hit a button to signal the elevator to go down, and it went up 2 floors to 9. As the doors opened, a guest was causing a commotion in the hallway so my bellman steps out to see what’s going on. The father of a family of 5 was extremely upset shouting, “A NAKED GUY WAS JUST IN MY ROOM!” (he failed to shut his door all the way, so that’s on him).

My bellman saw the stairwell door closing out of the corner of his eye and the chase begun. He heard someone yelling curse words in Spanish a floor or two down. He finally caught up with the “naked guy” on the 5th floor, where he stopped him and ordered him not to move while he calls me at the desk. During this phone call, the naked guy eluded my bellman yet again and proceeded down the stairwell. He was getting closer and closer to the lobby which is packed with guests. I sprung into action sending my other bellman up stairwell A while I grabbed a jacket to put around naked guys waist and  escort him up stairwell B. I finally caught him on the 3rd floor, buck naked, trying to get into a linen closet. Now as soon as I open up the door to the stairwell he’s in, the reek of booze practically smacked me in the face. This short, squat man turned to me as I hand him the jacket to put around his waist when I got an eyeful of some 1983 caveman bush. Much to everyone’s disbelief, I did NOT enjoy this. He thanked me for the coat, then proceeded to put it on like a person who is FULLY DRESSED! I then found out he is in a room on the 9th floor. I had to follow his Donald Duckin’ ass all the way up 6 flights of stairs to let him into his room. Talk about Soft Ball.

Oh yeah, and this game. Screw these two teams! They’re my least favorite in the league.

1pm

Field #1: Pete’s Candy Store vs. Turkey’s Teachers (Shortz)

Last time I had this game, neither team showed up because they were off solving softball crimes. Hopefully they’ve turned in their shields and briefcases and bust out their bats and gloves instead (ball doesn’t go too far when hit with a briefcase).

Both teams are in the bottom of their respective groups in the Fashion Division, but far more is at stake for Pete’s. They need to win this week and next week to snag the 5th seed in the Fashion Division (I think- these brackets make me want to throw things). And they have something else to play for- Matt Abbott who will play out his final game EVER with the Candy Store (detailed in the intro).

The Teachers on the other hand, are 100% locked in to their 8th seed and have one-way ticket to Pink Town in round 1. Even your muse can’t help you now, Haz.

Field #2: Good Company vs. Black Betty (Stache)

A few weeks into the 2014 WSL season, Good Co was not looking sharp at all. The Pinks lost to Pete’s in Week 3, after already falling to Black Betty in Week 1. Since then, they’ve been nearly flawless. 14 games and 13 wins later, Good Co looks to be the odds on favorite to march right through the Fashion division to the WSL championship. Having already locked in the 1 seed, they still have 1 piece of unfinished business to take care of…avenge that Week 1 loss to Black Betty.

Those (self-proclaimed) Bettyballers are on a hot streak of their own right now. They’ve won 4 of their last 5 games, and look to lock up the 3 seed in the Fashion side of the WSL Playoff bracket with a win on Sunday. The Bettys have feasted on their Fashion North foes all season, sporting a 5-0 record heading into this Sunday showdown with the Pinks.

A lot of high drama in Week 18 this year. So many rivalry games and playoff scenarios to follow. No doubt, this midday contest may very well the best of the bunch.

3pm

Field #1: Turkey’s Teachers vs. Loggers (WSL Superfan)

The Teachers face off against the Brooklyn Loggers, who will join Black Betty as an orphaned team next year with the imminent closure of the revered Brooklyn Ale House. How can you even talk about softball at a moment like this? Coach Brenner was already spotted by the Bedford stop, hand outstretched, saying “Please sir! Please sir! Tuppence for 2015 league fees? Please Sir!”. And new kid / big hitter Craig was seen manning the Lorimer stop, although his “Thank you sir, may I have another?” seemed to have taken begging in a new direction.

The Loggers have some legit wins this year against ATU, 3 Kings and Pete’s, while Teachers have only two Ws, (one coincidentally also against ATU). With the playoffs looming, Loggers hope to gain some momentum and spoil a first round date with either ATU or 3 Kings, while Teachers will be warm and ready after a 1PM clash with Pete’s. Can Haz’s team put together the dominant performance we’ve been expecting all year, or will Brenner’s crew shrug off their pending orphanhood and start an improbable but fitting championship run? Magic eight ball says ask again later.

I’ve just been informed that Keg & Lantern now sponsor the Brooklyn Ale House Loggers! Great sponsor – I love that bar.

Field #2: 3 Kings vs. AT United (Stache)

It was always in the back of my mind that the Fashion South division would come down to this Week 18 matchup between AT United and 3 Kings. Although both teams have had their ups and downs this season, neither could break away from the other for more than a few weeks at a time. Wouldn’t you know it, Week 18 is here and these two squads are deadlocked at 9-8. Winner takes the division and the coveted 2 seed in the Fashion side of the WSL Playoff bracket. It doesn’t get more exciting than that!

The Kings won 3 in a row before falling to the Loggers last Sunday with a decimated roster. You better believe all hands are on deck this Sunday for AT United. The cats over at ATU haven’t been as sharp recently, allowing 3Ks to creep back into the hunt for the division. A big win last week against the Teacher’s may be just what the former All-Stars needed to carry them through to the playoffs.

Despite a number of games with playoff seeding implications, 3PM on Field 2 is the one contest this weekend that absolutely seals a division title. I expect both teams will be ready for a fight, but who will throw the knockout punch?

5pm

Field #1: Crown Victoria 86ers vs. Reel2Reel (Shortz)

Reel2Reel will end their regular season play the way they began; facing off against Crown Vic.

These two idiot cousins in the Group of Death family will be battling it out for the 5th seed or as I affectionately call it, the “seed where we don’t have to face the #1 Godsy Division seed”.

Remember last year when I offered the 86ers a Groupon for Batting Cages? And you guy beat us got the higher seed? Well, I’m offering it again…to us. So we can score more that 2 runs this game and be better than you and win and stuff.

Here’s hoping Bedford Sean makes good on his vow to have Fatty Q work a double this Sunday so at least we can bookend our a long and painful Reeler season win a ‘W’.

Field #2: RBar vs. Spike Hill (WSL Superfan)

Two of the weakest teams in the league meet at 5pm, and according to latest Gallup polling, “we’d rather watch the AT game because, free beer”. Coach O’Malley and Coach Formato lead their equally scraggly band of ruffians in what should be a comedy of errors, errors and more errors – except by Morgan and D Lo (girl power!). Sole bright spot for the Bums, Stephen “Bubbs” Connors goes up against the demure Alex “Scrubs” Dubin in the battle of who hits the most fly ball outs. You get a t-shirt at the end, apparently – you go, boys!

Meanwhile, Spike Hill will probably be sporting an assortment of stained t-shirts as uniforms that Coach O’Malley grabbed out of one of those pink donation bins. Richie’s R Bar will trot out its lineup of 100 lefties and probably hit the ball up in the air and then Spike Hill will drop it – rinse and repeat. I predict they call this game because of darkness. I further predict that Commissioner Holland will demand that these two teams get their acts together and field respectable squads in 2015. This isn’t hipster ball anymore, you guys. Anyone want to come over and watch paint dry instead?

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