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 3- PREVIEW

Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Phil got married, Supe had a baby Supe, Grambo Holland nearly barfed all over everybody, and we all forgot about Earth day.

Here are your Week 3 Previews.

11AM

Field #1: The Bedford @ Turkey’s Teachers (Shortz)

Last time these two WSL expansion sisters met (see 2014 week 7 preview for the deets), the Teacher’s kept it tied going into the 7th inning…and then ran out of steam. The Bedford then went on to regular season domination while The Teachers went on to The Turkey’s Nest to pound some Big Buds.

In present day, the Teacher’s are nursing a bunch of injuries, so we’ll make sure to have a few stretchers on hand. Meanwhile, the mighty Bedford Hillians have stocked up on some dudes with menacing names to fill the Kelly/Bobby/Leo void; Mike Masiello the 3rd (Mike), Steve Mina, and a guy named DJ Dino (please be a dinosaur…or at least own a dinosaur costume).

This game could get exciting…if you both agree to a drinking contest on the mound during the 7th inning stretch. I nominate Kane Daddy from the Hillians and Haz from the Teachers. First one to crush 30 beers wins your game #imthecommisionernow

Field #2: 3 Kings @ Berry Park ()

Toolan’s an honorary “Pizza”.

The Week 1 losers to The Bedford meet the Week 2 losers to The Bedford in the early game on Field 2 this week. Both teams are now toiling in the middle of the pack (I KNOW…it’s only Week 3) and hoping to grab a 2nd divisional win, before the inter-league play begins next weekend. With the entire Godsy North division playing at 11AM, look for both squads to attempt some diversionary tactics on The Bedford outfielders while they play the Teachers on Field 1.

The Kings league-leading offense, under the direction of manager Nick Price, looks to continue piling on the runs. Led by the hot bats of 3 and 4 hitters, Motown and Thomas Santoro, the 3Ks lineup is really clicking on all cylinders so far. Matty No Times and Denis “No Longer The Rook” Bramley have done a great job holding down the opposing hitters, giving the Kings a chance to win every week.

Berry Park has been no slouch themselves, so far. The Yetis haven’t had any issues scoring runs, but the defense has been a little suspect at times. With the entire Pizza clan (Anthony, Nick and Joey) returning to the field this week, they’ll look to slow down the Kings bats. OG James Toolan has already hit midseason form, dropping bombs all over the park for his new sponsor. 

1PM

Field #1: Black Betty @ Crown Vic 86ers (Homer Wadsworth)

It’s a little early to say but the Betty team in 2030 is lookin’ pretty dope.

This past fall, the Commissioner, in his quest for absolute power, decided to have a Fall Draft. The WSL world was turned on its ear for one evening as all players were ranked and picked by coaches in an attempt to round out their team and make a run for the coveted WSFL trophy. There was a ton of advice being thrown around Kilo Bravo and it seemed as if the only players anyone knew to pick were most likely already selected. Then, MalVP, 1st overall pick of the draft, made some coy suggestions and soon Shafer had selected what was arguably the best sleeper in the draft: a kid by the name of Jimmy Quigs. I’m sure he has a full name, but his softball name is Quigs. You can call him Jimmy. Or JQ, Your Club and Concert Calendar. With Quigs on the WSFL squad, the Hudson Valley Nachos took the trophy home and the questions began about who Quigs would play for on Sundays.

Shafer, having a Shafer-y year that included baby Shea, a Turkey’s Nest championship and now a Fall League trophy was poised to add onto his team the latest phenom to his roster and blow the WSL’s doors off in 2015. Realizing his good fortune, Shea’s Daddy proclaimed he would NOT pursue Quigs and that he graciously suggested that he should sign with Al B’s 86ers. Seeing as how Mallory was already friends with him and that he and his two bros would need a spot on the roster too, Al quickly dumped some hipsters and cleared up roster space for his new players. The stage was set and the 86ers were stocked, with Shafer poised to take all the credit.

After a season opening win against the RSC and a follow up win against Impose, the 86ers are feeling themselves and their new squad. Mike Q is hitting bombs, MalVP’s playing killer 2B and with D.O. eating up all bloop hits in the OF the new Vic’s are rolling. They face the Betty who are coming off a big win and are aiming to show the league they are even better than they were last season when they made it to their unprecedented 9th consecutive finals. Really? 9 in a row? Impressive. As the new division rivals face off, the Southern Joe Godsy division heats up as Shaf sits back and strokes his moustache in an ‘I told you so’ fashion.

Also: The only news for the Betty that really counts is the birth of Harper Moon on 4\20. Congrats SuperDave and Jen!

Field #2: Impose @ Roebling Sports Club (Shortz)

We last saw Impose in the first round of the 2014 playoffs. We were still Reel2Reel and Brooklyn Bowl respectively, and everyone was just going through the motions so they could get to Godsy’s wedding. It backfired, and we went to extra innings with the same excitement one would have at Burning Man without their six-pack of acid.

Throughout the WSL history of time (or at least since I’ve been around) our matchups are seldom barnburners. Why? It’s because both teams are fairly laid back and actually have senses of humor. No, I’m not lying! Come on- could you really see present day Pete and Halling getting in each other’s faces while stomping their feet over some dumb call? No. We both see this league for what it truly is, a 2-hour “sporting” formality to see friends and day drink.

For the RSC “Remys” (Now being sold at The Bedford and Roebling Sporting Club- the bottle’s iconic), we had a stronger team in week 1 (despite the outcome) than week 2. So if we’re going by the alternate week’s of effort system, that should put us back to being a stronger team in Week 3.

But that same philosophy will put us against a stronger Impose. They beat the obnoxiously talented Black Betty in week 1, only to lose to Crown Victoria last week- wait. We both lost to Crown Victoria? If 2013 Shortz read this she’d punch me in the face and take all my lunch money. 

3PM

Field #1: R Bar @ Gibson (Homer Wadsworth)

My first month writing for the WSL website was so exciting. The staff sits around in the cantina making jokes as Shortz plays us stuff on her phone. We order chinese food and pass around those cartons to each other like in the movies! I think they call it riffing but I try not to ask questions like “Is this riffing? Are we riffing right now?” I know better. I sit back, soak up the history of the league, the stories, the rivalries, the softball jokes and try to blend in as much as possible. The one thing I’ve learned is: Stacheless’s moustache was a really big deal and now it’s gone. What does this have to do with the Gibson vs RBar game? Nothing. I’m just amazed people might even read this.

*Disclaimer: Anything you are about to read is from a non-biased, impartial reporter who has a simple job to do and can easily make things go from bad to worse. That said….here’s the preview!

The Gibson has come out swinging and the league has been put on notice. Grambo has turned his The Gib (1-1) into a machine with some new additions and some returning vets. They score runs, play D, and according to the website are in first place with Enids (2-0) trailing them somehow. If I made my own standings up too, I’d have RBar tied for 2nd place with Gibson, but who’s paying attention? No one really. It’s the 3rd week of the season and the standings are a mess.

RBar came out swinging from their week one thrashing to the Pinks and beat up on the upstart Clem’s team looking to avenge their week 1 loss to the Gibson. From the looks of it, the top of the RBar lineup is getting the most damage done and scoring the majority of runs. Could it be the return of the HR champ, Bubbs? Or is the cat out of the bag with Richie’s new OF recruit, Rickie that’s making the difference?

Field #2: Loggers @ Turkey’s Nest ()

I’ll be wearing something like this, but FANCIER!

This might be the first time in 2 years that I get to write up a Turkey’s Nest game for the WSL. The “Boys of Summer” have already been spring-breaking hearts in the first two week of the season. After making quick work of ATU in Week 1, they played a 4-3 nail-biter last Sunday against the new looking Runaways. This week they get the Loggers and their fancy new uniforms. Never to be outdone, I look forward to seeing how Shafer plans to show them up with his endless wardrobe of fancy threads.

Week 2 WSL Player of the Week, Nelson Nunez, is pacing the Loggers early this season. Dude can fly, so the Nest had better not sleep on him. Sadly, the Logger’s longtime pitcher and wrestling impresario, Tony Basile, is on the disabled list with a strained calf muscle, so skipper Tommy P will look to pick up the slack on the mound against the defending champs.

5PM

Field #1: AT United @ The Runaways (Homer Wadsworth)

Parting the Absinthe Sea

A long time ago I had a conversation with GBlack™ about his decision to leave a championship team to pursue his goal to bring the crown back to ATU. I really had no idea what he was talking about and just nodded my head and laughed when it seemed appropriate. As for Sam, the fearless Aleister Crowley of his team, he’s been doing his best Moses impression and has lead The Runaways on an exodus that lasted most of the winter and into this spring. Two teams fighting to stay alive this early in the season must mean a good matchup. Right? Both teams have the gumption and the staff, but does that translate into a W? Which biblical character could I compare Gerald to? There’s so many.

A close 4-3 loss to the Nesters last week showed that the Runaways are the real deal and that good defense and timely hitting mixed with absinthe can be a deadly combo. Disco Dan was working the corners as Max played his face off at SS. Will Sam ‘guide his people’ to be ready to come out with the same intensity to face ATU the way he did when split that sea? Will Dom and MC-Lytle miraculously show up to help bring them to the promiseland?

As for the ATU, who are coming off their first win of the season against the new-look Loggers, PeteMo and Lauck should be back in the lineup with Gerladqvist digging a deep hole in the mound and staring down anyone who enters the box to face him. Can the ATU bring back the glory G referred to earlier? Will Nate deny wanting to be the next member of the AJT? Will Justin get his scorebooks and recaps in on time to Shortz without risking dismemberment?

This should be one of the week’s better matchups and by 5:30pm it should be about 40 degrees out so bring your long underwear and find some mulled wine in the ATU tent to keep you toasty.

Field #2: Enids @ Clemerica (Shortz)

Two teams embroiled in their respective dramas last week face off. I know many of you have been wondering “what the what” happened on Sunday. Well, I’m about to tell all.

OFFICIAL RECAPS OF THE DRAMA:

Enid’s: Gambler’s from the year 1919 had placed heavy wages on the Gibson to go 2-0. They had also convinced some of the Pink Ladies (eight, I believe), to tank the game. Crowds watched in horror as the unthinkable was happening; base running was suspect, Pink’s were striking out, and Czr didn’t hit 1 homerun. By the 7th inning, whispers grew rampant that the gamblers were going to stiff the players, so the Pinks held the Gibson and got the ‘W’. The gamblers were officially warned as their ensembles blended in too well with the Williamsburg hipster community.

Clem’s: With the men off to war, those who stayed had to carry the banner of the AAWSL. Players were picked from rec center gymnasiums, Dairy farms and Taxi dancing halls to were called up to served their softball community by filling the void in the WSL rosters. After some push back on the skimpy uniforms and charm school lessons, the teams were established. And the popularity grew to a fever pitch, as the R Bar Belles were to face off against the Clem’s Peaches. Adding fuel to this rivalry was that R Bar’s spitfire sister Natalie, had been traded to Clem’s Peaches.

This rivalry started over the Belles’ jealousy with “All the Way” Bobby’s hair. Those golden locks flow like he’s carrying a fan with him and consistently have that bounce one can only get in a salon. It would drive the best of teams to madness and R Bar was not immune. They insisted to the Commissioner of the AAWSL that he keep it covered with a hat, but Bobert’s hair could not be tamed, especially with LIFE Magazine coming to photograph the game. The commissioner had no choice by to deduct 20 points from the Peaches, resulting in a loss to the Belles. Bobby’s hair was officially warned for being too luscious.

And there you have it. Now shut up and dance!

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