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 5 – RECAP

Wed, May 13, 2015

Mother’s Day at McCarren went off without a hitch! We saw brunchers trying to work off that 2nd Mimosa on the field and balmy playing conditions. And booze. Always booze.

11AM

Field #1: Loggers @ Clemerica ()

TEN-O DE MAYO!

Not sure this is how the Loggers would have scripted the start to their 2015 WSL season. After a strong finish to their 2014 campaign, they were essentially taken to the woodshed by their first 3 opponents. They sharpened the blade and cut down the Gibson in Week 4, but it took some late inning heroics to get there. Sunday was looking like an opportunity to improve on their 1-3 record against a struggling Clemerica squad.

With more BBQ and beer than base hits and bombs from Breeze’s boys (and girls) so far, the Clemericans were also looking for victory number 2 of the season. Missing some regulars (who wasn’t, right?), Stryker took it upon himself to lead the charge. He shut down the Logger offense, holding them to 2 runs through 6 innings, while flexing his muscles with an early homer. His efforts were backed up by a Katie French 4-bagger (Bobby who?) and a perfect 4 hit day from Cujo.

As I have said before, you really can’t sleep on the Loggers…ever! They always seem to rally late and this one started with 6 runs in the 7th and another in the 8th to tie it up at 9-9! New skipper, Brian P, homered. Returning veteran hurler, Tony Basile, was 4 for 4 on the day, with a homer and 3 RBIs, while Logger MVP, Al Chiaino, would also add 3 hits to the attack.

After a scoreless top of the 9th for the Loggers, Stryker pulled a 1-out triple down the line. The next batter would pop out, leaving it up to Sneaky Pete to come through in the clutch. He put a ball deep in the hole on the left side and hustled to 1st before the SS could make the play, scoring Stryker for the walk-off Battleship win! Brisket for everyone!

(Loggers 10 @ Clemerica 11)

Field #2: Turkey’s Teachers @ Roebling Sports Club (Shortz)

This game can be summed up in one word- brutal.

Mother’s day was a real mother as TNT suffered their worst drubbing ever at the hands of the slowly improving Roebling Sporting Club.

I thought I’d get a quick game in before catching my flight for Florida. But after a first inning slap down of 12 runs, followed by 16 more by the 4th inning, it was clear that this would be no quick game- just humid. We took of foot off the gas…and put the car in park, but the hits and solid defense kept coming.

Haz, who was understandably forlorn, did give us kudos for trying our best to keep it from getting crazy….from not running up the score (which could have easily been 50), to intentional strike outs, to swinging at first pitches, to even standing in the base path until someone tagged us. But there was only so much we could do, and despite our best efforts, we tacked on 6 more runs.

In the 6th inning, ump Allen offered us the option to forgo our at bats, but the only way out of this game was to either implement a non existing mercy rule or finish the game. By the time Holland sauntered over to call it and put everyone out of their humid misery, it was the top of the 9th so we just kept playing. That’s when we saw signs of Teacher life for the first time all game. Conner Irish and Ron Esposito smashed back to back homers, finally putting some runs on the board.

I doubt we celebrated as it was a bit o a hallow victory, but I have no clue as I dashed off the Newark to catch my plane which turned out to be the official NY Jets plane. Luckily it didn’t crash and burn like my Jets usually do.

(Turkey’s Teachers 3 / Roebling Sports Club 34)

1PM

Field #1: Berry Park @ Crown Vic 86ers (Homer Wadsworth)

Walk off, 2 out, 2run HR? Game saving catches? A Battle of Buttahs? This game had it all and then some. Wanna read the recap of the Berry Park vs 86ers? I had no choice but to write it.

The Yeti’s have been having some trouble lately. They lost 4 straight but have a +1 run differential which means they have a manager that can find that ray of light and justify their 1-4 record really well. They beat up on the Teachers to start the season and since then have had trouble finding second, third or fourth gear. Reverse isn’t an option at this point and most CrownVics don’t have reverse anyway. I might be wrong about this and the Yeti’s sure hope so too.

The 86ers on the other hand are resurgent and after a loss to the Betty in week 3, reeled off a close win for the Vics. Homecoming Freshman Prince JimQuigs was 5 for 5 with a leadoff homer, Al Bizzy and Mallory ‘Lizard Queen’ Nomack both knocked in a few key runs to keep the 86ers in shouting distance as Filthy Jeff Gutowski hit a walk off 2 run, 2 out HR to end the Yeti threat as he heads into the sunset of the WSL cornfields in a few weeks.

The Yeti’s had their own flashes of dominance as Deitz hit his first HR in a decade and Mia ‘I can’t believe its not’ Buttah made a case for being the “Best Buttah of the Week” making some flashy plays at the plate, clearing the 86er bench with her ‘foul balls’ and basically being the better Buttah.

The Yeti’s face a Betty team next week hoping to avenge their loss while the 86ers get to face the 3 Kings who score runs….runs….runs. DEALS DEALS DEALS.

(Berry Park 5 / Crown Vic 86ers 6)

Field #2: The Runaways @ Gibson (Shortz)

The return of MC Lyte couldn’t inspire The Runaways to snag their 2nd win of the season. The Runaways started off well enough with back to back triples plus a double from Candyman Ian, Chad and Rio, but their bats were silenced save a few runs in later innings.

Their defense also couldn’t catch a break. Candyman Ian slipped while tracking a ball out in left field and coughed it up as his head concussed on the ground. Hope you’re okay, buddy!

“The Runaways are continuing their “rope-a-dope” strategy to winning the WSL by losing to any and every team possible,” Coach Blues Clues remarked. “This game was boring and lacked anything decent.” 

Well apparently it was decent enough of The Gibson who now have their second win of the season under their belts. Was it their offensive eagerness? Their clutch defense? Their take no prisoners attitude? I have no fucking idea (because, MEDIA BLACKOUT). But sources do tell me the Gibson’s celebration went as follows:

(The Runaways 6 / Gibson more than 6)

3PM

Field #1: Impose @ The Bedford (Homer Wadsworth)

Sums up the Bedford Defense

This weekend Godsy took his car, got on the highway, paid $12.50 to cross the Hudson, presumably took the Holland Tunnel to Canal and then up to Delancey and ended up in the ‘Burg in time to go 4 for 5 with a one-hop HR onto Bedford Ave, 4 RBIs and Pete’s undying love and devotion. Rumor has it around the office that Joe was up for POTW, but you didn’t read that here. He’s such a classy guy he’d probably decline it anyway. The rest of Impose followed suit and the best Mother’s Day gift a Mom could ask for was given: a W and a drunk phone call after the game.

The Bedford, you ask? Where were they this Sunday? Morgan’s not so sure.

The Imposers were rolling early and the Bedford were still digesting their brunches with Mum. “Yeah…no kidding…I play for this restaurant. Pretty fancy right?”

There were some notable Bedford standout plays, like O’Malley getting doubled up by 2 dudes, and JMetzl who filled in for Doug at 3B doubling up folks the old fashion way.

Imposer Pat was throwing people out from LF on running errors, killing some early rallies for the Bedfordians and giving the Imposers some good momentum in the early frames. Another quote from the recap seemed like a warning to those in the league who are not aware of Pat’s arm: “Don’t run on Pat. You will be out. He’ll throw your entire family out if you run on him.”

Happy Mother’s Day and this Weeks ALL JEANS TEAM candidate is Billy Jeans who really embodies the AJT mantra. This was an easy selection and surprises no one. Congrats, Billy!

(Impose 17 / The Bedford 6)

Field#2: Black Betty @ 3 Kings ()

Who’s more ‘Merica these days? 3K or Clems?

I’m sure everyone enjoyed our Commish’s instructional video on how to beat 3 Queens in softball. I laughed, as did many of the rest of my teammates…briefly. 3Qs skipper, Nicole Tomato, then took a deep breath and said, “LET’S FUCKING GO!” (Which he does quite often…or so I’ve heard). After all, he did guarantee a victory on Facebook via the voice of Macho Man Randy Savage.

From the jump, the Queens offense was firing on all cylinders, amassing a 10-3 lead after 4 innings. After scoring 8 in the bottom of the 7th, that lead would jump to 15 runs. Johnny Swayze had 2 bombs (which I don’t remember giving the sign for), while Chris Valerio and Joe Tomeo each had 1 of their own. Despite Betty pitching around him most of the afternoon, Thomas Santoro still managed 2 hits, 2 walks and 3 RBIs. Both “Queens” in attendance, Franny Parmigiano and Juice Vargas, each had a pair of hits and combined for 3 runs. Vinny, Denis, Billy and Michelle McNillynally all had 3+ hits too. Also, thanks for the compliments on my “quaff”, Commish. I was told it looked glorious when my hat flew off running down another BB fly out.

The increasingly greying Betties would eventually show some fight late, after the Queens shut them out for 5 straight innings. They would plate 4 in the 8th, but 3Qs quickly answered with another 5 spot in the bottom half to keep it well out of reach. Kevin “Green Light” Belz was perfect with a 4 hit day and Louie G had 3 hits, as well. Happy Mother’s Day to Jody Camarra, who had 2 hits of her own… and I’m not talking about her daughters!

I’ll leave you with this post-game, parting shot. A celebration libation, if you will.

(Black Betty 12/ 3 Kings 23)

5PM

Field#1: AT United @ Enids (Shortz)

Okay Enid’s. Now I know for a fact that you do not read the previews. You were warned that ATU’s boisterous facade could be unnerving. You were encouraged to show up equally boisterous to go head to head with the lively ones. But you showed up like a loaf of stale bread, and they didn’t even need their Drunk Tank 2.0 or their sick deli spread. So you can’t blame it on their “sobriety” or their “super subs”. This one’s on you, Pinks.

After an early ATU 7-run lead, the ladies caught up with 8 runs to trail the All-stars by one. 4 ATU runs later, the Pink Ladies were issued their first loss of the season.

Coach Dom noted “Enid’s looked like a bunch of clowns in the field” (I was going to say garbage people, but clowns works too), and contributed very little at the plate with a lot of routine plays and fly outs. With the exception of Czr (3/4), everyone else hit below .500 (GARBAGE PEOPLE!).

On the “litter free” ATU bench, MY BEST FRIEND Nate led the offense with 2 mighty walks followed by MY BEST FRIEND PeteMo who had 4 hits (with a triple). MY BEST FRIENDS were a combined 6-8 on the day, plating 5. ATU Ladies Robot Shelly and Mighty Moira plus veteran Jimmy 2s also had some hot bats.

ATU’s defensive was also on point with Matty and Evan guarding the outfield corners. And an unprecedented sober Ersin mashed at the plate and killed at 3B.

Game ball went to “the tent” who was not present to collect her prize.

UPDATE: Dom actually does read the previews. He noted he was following my preview advice that they don’t want to punch through toothless teams in the regular season only to find out in the playoffs that they aren’t the “cats pajamas” they think they are. That’s one way of interpreting “don’t peak too early”.

(AT United 13 /Enids 8)

Field#2: Turkey’s Nest @ R Bar (Homer Wadsworth)

Win or Lose- we all party together

Last season ended for R Bar against the Turkey’s Nest in a semi-final game that went down to the wire and sent the Nest into the finals to face the Betty for all the bling. This season’s match-up between these 2 teams seemed like a completely different affair, with bright colored multi-lingual shirts, a returning Champion and the fastest dude this league has seen in a while. Like Herschel Walker in Tecmo bowl fast. How many people do you know who hit a ground ball in the hole on the right side and stretch out a triple? Well, I know one guy, but he’s over-40 and runs a fitness company, but I digress.

As game time approached, the Nesters, in some espanol friendly shirts, seemed like they weren’t going into a semi-final matchup, but instead, just some regular season game….. which it kinda was! R Bar, on the other hand, goes into every game like it’s a playoff and this was no different with the results decidedly going in their favor.

Some of the more notable events were the return of Jake Backerman, fan, media and player favorite, who picked a nice weekend to come out and remember why he needs to put a hand up in front of his face when fielding grounders at McCarren. At least its a Clincher! Mitch was out of town for the weekend and the Nesters were shorthanded so Shaf introduced a new dude to the league who killed it on the mound and smashed at the plate. Like smashy smash smash. Not Q-SMASH, but smash smash. I was told not to include his name in this article, so we’ll just refer to him as Shafer’s Friend.

The score was ‘10-4 good buddy’ for a bit and the game looked like it could go either way. The Nest was leaving runners on base and even with the skirted Laura Korny knocking softballs into trash cans, JL playing chess when everyone else was playing checkers, and Chuck giving the ump the stink eye for his weirdly consistent strike zone, the Turks couldn’t overcome even with a last minute burst of scoring in the final frames, including R Bar rookie John’s 5th HR of the season, and suffered their second straight loss.

Big shout out to the HR Champ, Bubbs, who hurt his ankle leaving the box on Sunday. So far the news is good and everyone here at the WSL Editorial Staff is hoping for a speedy recovery!

(Turkey’s Nest 6 /R Bar 20)

 WSL Player of the Week is…Sean Rawlinson!!!

SPEEECH!!!

Sean: Wow, what an honor, hell, I’m just happy I’m still allowed to play, as I keep leaving in the middle of every game. I actually expected to win WSL player of the weak but, I just expected to win it next week when we play The Bedford (corner of North 11th & Bedford) as they are the only team I paid off this year. Except of course, Roebling Sporting Club (corner of North 8th & Roebling), as I paid them off to let me play, well… not so much to play, as much as for them to let me drink with them after the games. They say the best friends are the friends you can buy, plus we all get to wear matching T-shirts, like we are in a gang, so that’s pretty cool, too.

1. This was your first full game for you this season. Was is weird to not be called away mid-game to help The Bedford with their busy (because it’s so popular) brunch? 

Sean: Yes, week 5 and my first full game, with Roebling Sporting Club (10% off your bill for all WSL members) I have the suntan/farmers tan to prove it. I know some people don’t like the 11am games, but those are just the people who don’t have the stamina to drink all day after. Quitters never win and winners never quit. I actually had to go back to brunch to bar tend when The Bedford (10% off your bill for all WSL members) team was there having brunch. I thought they were being nice, until I realized it was a ploy to get me off the field. Then I thought about it and maybe they aren’t so clever, because they got me OFF the field.

2. You are the first person in WSL history to officially and fiscally sponsor multiple teams. Do you feel that brings great responsibility being THE MOST POWERFUL SPONSOR IN THE LEAGUE? 

Sean: As for Power? I say walk often and carry a big stick. By big stick I mean the most modern technically advanced softball bat that is legal/leagalish (Holland, don’t check my bats) that can make people think I can hit. These bats are on display behind the bars of both The Bedford (open everyday at 11am for lunch) and Roebling Sporting Club (bottomless brunch on weekends starting at 10am) and can be seen late night when some one has gotten a bit out of line…you know who you are.

3. You batted for the cycle (and then some) against…well, basically an empty field. What training and diet helped you to achieve such a great accomplishment? 

Sean: My training regimen is very unique, as I’m sure no one who plays on Sunday ever does the same thing. I play on Saturday for Roebling Sporting Club (half priced wings every Wednesday), Then go and drink beers, maybe a few shots, lemon drops only, they are high in antioxidants. Then I go to The Bedford (DJ’s and dance parties until 4am every Friday and Saturday, book your next party here!) eat bacon and pass out upstairs.

4. What 3 items would you take to a desert island? 

Sean: First, Roebling Sporting Club’s (two HD projectors, 7 HD screens) French Toast Fritters, brioche stuffed with Nutella and currant jelly, served with whipped cream and maple syrup. Second, The Bedford’s Mint Julep creme brule, chilled custard infused with mint, sugar and bourbon, topped with caramelized sugar. Third, My girlfriend Mary, and yes, she is reading this…

5. If you could be on any other team beside Roebling Sporting Club, which would it be and why?

Sean: My first choice would obviously be The Bedford ($1 oysters at happy hour), I hear they are surprisingly good. Plus, Morgan is very nice and has pink hair (great graphic designer). But my heart is with The Roebling Sporting Club Remy’s (Remy Martin, fine spirits only come with age).

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