Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
R Bar 11 9 .550 243 225
St. Anselm 9 10 .474 194 249
Clems 7 12 .368 181 237
AT All-Stars 3 16 .158 158 291
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
3 Kings 19 2 .905 338 166
Turkey's Nest 13 7 .650 223 229
The Bedford Yetis 10 10 .500 244 244
Gibson 2 17 .105 198 298
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
A Bar Runaways 14 6 .700 234 145
Black Betty 11 8 .579 224 170
Kilo Bravo 11 9 .550 277 220
Loggers 6 13 .316 172 274
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
The Gutter 86ers 16 4 .800 263 177
Spike Hill 15 6 .714 321 184
Roebling Sports Club 7 12 .368 214 272
Turkey's Teachers 3 16 .158 172 275

Schedule

Championship Sunday - Sep 24
11:00 Kilo Bravo @ Spike Hill 1
Turkey's Nest @ 3 Kings 2
1:00 North All-Stars @ South All-Stars 2
2:30 Spike Hill @ 3 Kings 2

Last Week's Results

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Week 18- RECAP

Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Blackout Base-drop in 3-2-1.

This Sunday marked the end of the regular season play (for some), capped with a kick ass party for the now former Candyman, Matt Abbott.

11am

Fields #1 & #2: Battleship Bowl vs. Gibson’s Nest (Stryker)

Trunk beer, best beer.

That’s right I’m combining these two 11am-ers into one recap due to lack of highlights from all teams involved. Also it’s been a long season, I’m tired and still hung over from Sunday.

The Battleship Bowl won 37-25 over the Gibson’s Nest.  Godsy has finally woken up towards the end of this season, adding 2 more dingers and a triple to hit late season hitting spree. Sam punched me out looking and seemed to take great pride in this by yelling the last strike call. So I let him take my next AB while I umped. But I really got him back that evening when I told him I’d DJ Matt’s going away party then proceeded to drink all day, play 2 1/2 songs, followed by an Irish goodbye.  That’ll teach you Sam!  The Gibson put on a strong showing giving The Clemericans a scare as we barely escaped with a win.  They were missing 8 key players but everyone who did show really stepped up to make it a close one. Samantha stepped in on the mound and did a great job only brushing back a few people.  They also picked up a guy named Nelson who Breeze forced to play catcher. He then recorded like 8 outs defending the plate including a relay from Dave K2 that saved a run. I didn’t hear Shafer so I guess he was’t there. I saw Mitch, he looked nice. Palma made a sick diving catch during BP.  I made one as well (mine was actually during the game)! Unfortunately, it was a slow roller that would have went to Markow who would have turned a double play, instead we only got one. That’ll teach me to hustle.  Jake was there but who knows if he did anything during the game.  3 Clemericans fell down this day, one at Matt’s party, me at home trying to undress (after Matt’s party), and Breeze on the beach out in the Rockaways after a midnight nudy swim.  See you in the playoffs, suckers.

( Clemerica: 13 / Gibson: 11 )

( Brooklyn Bowl: 24 / Turkey’s Nest: 14 )

1pm

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

Matt’s last team pic 🙁

I was just going to write Matt Abbott’s name a bunch of times, but I’m told some other stuff happened in this game too.

Not only did this win bring Pete’s one step closer to capturing that 5th seed, it was Sam’s “Most favoritest ever-ever victory because it sent Abbott out a winner”.

The Cliffsnotes: a tight game through the first half, with solid defense and clutch hitting by both squads. The Teachers had a four run lead until the 8th, but then the Orangiers rallied to take a 4-run lead. The Teachers came on strong in the 9th but Abbott’s squad held on to deny the Teachers a positive end to their long-ass season.

As for player shout-outs, Candyman Dom ran around the bases like the young buck he isn’t, and Linda Huie of Spike Hill filled in admirably for the Teachers. And of course, Matt Abbott, Matt Abbott, Matt Abbott.

( Pete’s: 10 / Teachers: 9 )

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

Who wore it better?

Looking for a clean sweep of their divisional games this season, the Bettyballers set out to make a statement against the 2014 Fashion division juggernaut, Good Co. Despite a rocky regular season, playoff time is normally Betty time and they didn’t want anyone to forget. They may have even needed to remind themselves? After posting a very un-Betty 3-6 record through the middle months, they have finished strong by winning 4 of their last 5 games heading into the this contest.

Sporting the 2 best hair-shirts in the league, Shirtless Sam and Capt Calves, Good Co had some awkward competition this week in the form of JB$. Betty’s infamous hurler ripped off his shirt and hiked his shorts up to his nipples for a topless showdown! The tactic seemed to work brilliantly, as he held the leagues top offense to a mere 6 runs on the day.

While both squads struggled to put runs on the board, the Bettys finally broke free in the bottom of the 8th with a 6-run rally to go up by 4. Shab got the gameball, with a pair of clutch hits, and Mike “The Anvil” Camarra sealed the deal with a game-breaking triple in that pivotal 8th inning.

Despite missing Captain Wally Sprinkles AND the lovely Stacy, Good Co still filled out a formidable lineup card. Unfortunately, I have no details to report from the Pinks. I vaguely remember Tommy Talty having a really nice day at the plate, but that’s about it.

I happened to overhear the Commish’s post-game declaration, “Holy Cow! Nice win!” Statement made!

( Good Company: 6 / Black Betty: 10 )

3pm

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

El Whappo?

After a narrow loss in the “Matt Abbott Memorial Send Off Game 2014”, the Teachers were hitting on all cylinders for their grudge match against the Brooklyn Orphans. TNT jumped out to a 3-0 lead that looked like it would hold up. As Haz and crew excitedly jumped around the bench, weather pattern El Whappo blew into McCarren park, like a garlic laced breath of fresh air that cools you down on a hot day but makes you wish you hadn’t left those mints on the vanity at home. Suddenly, buoyed by El Whappo, the Loggers started dropping bombs and scoring runs with abandon. A mysterious man, know only as “Brains”, turned around an 0 for 1 start to go 5 for 6 on the day with 4 runs scored, almost matched by Brian P. and Nelson “The Deer” who both also scored 4 runs and made only one out on the day. Loggers Jeff “X” and Craig “The Incinerator” went off – Craig alone hit two El Whappo aided bombs to lead the Loggers to a 33-11 victory, and a fitting sendoff for the revered dump, Brooklyn Ale House. Shoutout to Megan Lytle who filled in for missing TNT ladies. On to the playoffs!

( Teachers: 11 / Loggers: 33 )

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

When #2 feels like #1.

With the Fashion South Division on the line on Sunday, ATU and 3Ks squared off with far more than bragging rights at stake. Fighting for the 2 seed on the Fashion side of the WSL Playoff bracket, both teams entered the game with matching 9-8 records.

Deep down, I really wanted this to be a one of those epic, back-and-forth battles. The kind that you talk about at the bar in the off-season.

“Remember that 9th inning…man, that was epic!” 

“Can you believe that play at home…so crazy!”

What happened was not quite that, but I suppose it was memorable nonetheless.

The Kings stepped up to the plate in the top of the 1st and proceeded to watch flat pitch after flat pitch go by. 3 of the top 4 batters in the 3Ks lineup took walks to load the bases and then Chris Valerio cleared them with big, 1-out double. 3 more hits and a sac fly later, 3 Kings were up 6-0. ATU would get a hustle double in the bottom half from leadoff man Lauck, who eventually scored, but they never really threatened at any point. The Kings would answer with solo homers from Thomas Santoro and Joe Tomeo over the middle innings, always keeping ATU at arms length.

3Ks hurler, Denis Bramley, kept the game moving with consistent first-pitch strikes and some slick defensive plays. Francesca made 2 sensational over the shoulder grabs at SS to rob potential bloop hits from the former All-Stars.

The Kings would tack on 4 more over the final 2 innings, to put the game further out of reach. The final score was 12-3, after Petemo pushed Lauck across again in the bottom of the 9th. Everyone’s best friend, John Condon, also added a couple hits for ATU on the day.

Not quite the slobberknocker I was envisioning. It was almost over before it got started. Kudos to ATU making the division interesting all season long! Get those pitches up, Gerald!

( 3 Kings: 12 / ATU: 3 )

5pm

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

Man, can Reel2Reel taste that 5 seed. It’s tastes like beer. And it’s delicious. That’s right, it’s (almost) official that Reel2Reel will face a duplicate path from last season going into round 1 (yes earth, I know these are two very different teams and will touch upon that later). But back to Sunday.

Crown Vic kept it a relatively tight game until the 4th inning when the Reelers got their swing on and clocked in 6 runs. I love it when we hit. Mark was sweet enough to offer beers to anyone who got on base, then awarded himself 6 times (2 of them were “walk beers”). “Line Drives” Opalack shook off Babkow’s (miss you, buddy) weekend wedding festivities to go 5-5. And how about our HR boys, Jake and Shawn who…hit home runs.

On the 86er side, Buttah had some nice offensive “strategery” of hitting the ball to wherever I wasn’t (well played Mayor), but his team could not follow suit (except Patrick– whoever that is, who went 2-3).

Oh yeah, there was also some dick with his not-so-great Dane who refused to move off the field. When asked to move, he threatened to “get my boys”, as if they’re on-call to bail him out when he gets himself in these predicaments. Which reminds me, Fatty Q gets “humanitarian of the game” because bot only did he refrain from ripping this guy’s spine out, but also rescued a wounded bird who wouldn’t get the fuck off the field.

( Crown Vic: 9 / Reel2Reel: 17 )

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

“Di Fiore Marquet Cafe closed?!?”

The snooze bowl went as expected, as both scraggly teams stumbled onto the field. Actually, this one wasn’t boring at all. R Bar led early as the original lefty, Bobby, singled in two runs in the first. Spike Hill pushed across a single run in the bottom of the inning but would go up 5 to 3 with a 4 run fourth inning. The game was tied in the 6th, when Spike Hill plated 4-runs to go up 10-6. This is where the game stayed until the Cardiac Kids of R Bar struck again in the top of the 9th, with a 6-run outburst, fueled by GIRL POWER!!! Katie had a clutch single to keep the rallying going and tie the game and then Natalie push the go ahead run with a smash down the first base line. This was R Bar’s 4th 9th inning comeback this year when down by 4 or more runs, and leaves Spike Hill hoping for a semifinal rematch and revenge. It should also be noted that the battle of the long fly-outs remains in Mr. Bubbs Connor’s hands, as neither of these two defenses allowed any home runs this week. Great game and if the recap seems a little R Bar leaning, you can blame O’Malley for not sending any bullets!

( RBar: 12 / Spike Hill: 10 )

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