Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Turkey's Nest 7 5 .583 118 117
Spike Hill 7 5 .583 143 145
Roebling Sports Club 6 6 .500 130 113
AT All-Stars 3 9 .250 101 133
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Gibson 9 3 .750 147 108
St. Anselm 7 5 .583 114 89
R Bar 5 8 .385 127 190
A Bar Runaways 3 10 .231 80 136
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
The Bedford Yetis 8 5 .615 144 144
Clems 7 5 .583 125 117
The Gutter 86ers 5 8 .385 153 158
Loggers 5 8 .385 119 133
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
3 Kings 11 1 .917 220 76
Kilo Bravo 8 4 .667 150 119
Parkview Scorpions 8 5 .615 149 116
Turkey's Teachers 0 12 .000 92 218

Schedule

Week 14 - Jul 22
11:00 St. Anselm @ The Bedford Yetis 1
Parkview Scorpions @ AT All-Stars 2
1:00 Turkey's Teachers @ Turkey's Nest 2
3:00 Clems @ R Bar 1
The Gutter 86ers @ Gibson 2
5:00 A Bar Runaways @ Loggers 1
Kilo Bravo @ Roebling Sports Club 2

Last Week's Results

Week 13 - Jul 15
WSL Women's League0 @ WSL Women's League 0
Loggers13 @ R Bar 7
Clems3 @ St. Anselm 8
A Bar Runaways6 @ The Gutter 86ers 4
The Bedford Yetis3 @ Gibson 10
Turkey's Teachers7 @ AT All-Stars 14
A Bar Runaways9 @ Roebling Sports Club 6
Kilo Bravo15 @ Spike Hill 16
Parkview Scorpions4 @ Turkey's Nest 13

Week 15 – PREVIEW

Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Before we start the previews, we’d like to take a moment to introduce the newest member of our web staff…

Mr. Alexander P. Dubin, Esq.!!!!!

As the league knows, Mr. Dubin is super classy. And his refined prescence may even spruce up the joint.

Welcome Dubin. Try not to fuck this up.

11AM

Field #1: Loggers @ Berry Park ()

All signs point to this being a stinker. Both squads are toiling through the WSL season, trying desperately to get something to click. Management changes and roster tinkering hasn’t seemed to get it done to date, but you still have to lace ‘em up every Sunday. Regardless of records, someone has to win!

Berry Park earned a much-needed win 3 weeks back, but have dropped their 2 games since to a pair of 1st place teams. Coach Winston has the team competing hard, despite the results. The offense has just not been able to find that “big hit” to turn the 2 run inning into a 5 run rally. Perhaps a showdown with the Loggers’ leaky defense will be just what the doctor ordered?

I know first hand what the Loggers are capable of when motivated and focused. In the past, they could light up the scoreboard with some dynamic bats. The problem is, this is now and they aren’t scoring anybody…for months! Averaging a paltry 6 runs over their last 6 games, it might be time to shuffle the deck for the Green Machine.

Who is going to figure it out first? Each has 9 innings and a dream. A 3rd win for either team could pay huge dividends come playoff time, so you better bet each will be ready to go on Sunday.

Field #2: Turkey’s Teachers @ The Runaways (Shortz)

Who wore “Sad Coach” better?

If  thinks Loggers/Berry Park is going to be a snooze, then consider this match up…THE MOST EXCITING ONE EVER!!! Two teams down on their luck, on the brink of despair, battle it out to determine which team can hold their heads a little bit higher…and which team will be drinking their feelings post match. Tied at 1-11, both teams’ outlook on Sunday softball has become bluer than the end of Beaches.

Here’s what the teams do have going for them: The Teachers are celeb-endorsed by Mr. LaBeouf whereas the Runs are in talks to get Joan Jett; one to yell at your failures face on and one to deny and cover it up if you don’t win (too soon?).

May the worse team lose.

 

1PM

Field #1: Impose @ R Bar ()

Now we’re talkin’! A pair of (tied for) 1st place teams. Each of them are coming off decisive wins in Week 14. One with the best offense and one with the best defense. You better believe that both will be looking to make a statement and take control of their playoff-seeding destiny.

R Bar continues to mash their way past every opponent. Having lost only once since Week 1, the Bums are cruising through the WSL season. Scoring a league best (nearly) 18 runs per game, they are continually abusing WSL right fielders with their surplus of power-lefties. While they are not nearly as stingy as the Impose defense, they are keeping their opponents to a single digit scoring average.

When he’s not signing body parts, Joe Godsy is still anchoring the middle of that stifling Impose defense. The key to this matchup will be how much offense he and his teammates can muster. When they get to double digits, they just don’t lose! When you have also held 9 of 11 opponents below 10 runs, I guess that makes sense.

Joe, will you sign me too?

Field #2: Crown Vic 86ers @ Clemerica (Alexander P. Dubin, Esq.)

In case you didn’t catch that, Alexander HATES Hipsters.

Clem’s is coming off a big W as the Sons of Stryker engineered a 5 run victory over perennial league powerhouse, Black Betty. And the 86ers look to bounce back from a tough loss to R Bar last week as they face the Battleship, led by newly minted softball god and sleeveless superhero, Kelly.

The Clemericans possess as much firepower as any team in the WSL, with a murderers row of Markow, DBA and Bobby, all able to make opposing outfielders turn and sprint toward those damned hipsters, with their lattes and horn-rimmed glasses and used copies of Catcher in The Rye. God, I hate hipsters. But don’t count out Buttah’s crew. The new and improved 86ers are the real deal Holyfield. New additions, Chris and Rich, join flat-hatted super-rookie, Jimmy to augment an already potent Crown Vic lineup, led by QSMASH, MalVP, and the always understated Sgt. Dre. Can Crown Vic 86 the Clemericans’ hot streak or will the Battleship set sail and Breeze to victory? Whatever the result, one thing is for certain: I hate hipsters.

 

3PM

Field #1: Turkey’s Nest @ 3 Kings (Homer Wadsworth)

3 Kings are gonna roll you!

Here we are more than halfway through the season and the tides have begun to shift with some of the more stronger teams looking for their mojo while other teams still look to put a string of good wins together with what they have to make a run into the postseason. Sometimes what you have is too much, sometimes it’s not enough….it’s all about balance and timing. Sort of like surfing or in this instance, more like team co-ed softball.

The editorial department shifted some of the assignments around and I was lucky enough to pull the Nest vs 3Ks game this weekend! The league’s best record belongs to 3Ks right now and this weekend is another litmus test for them to see how good they are! They’re good! There is no spoiler here. They’ve played with every top tier team all season.

After this weekend’s matchup against the Championship Nest team the schedule eeks outs until they meet the Bedford for the final game of the season. With a win against the Nest, 3 Kings is setting itself up for some nice positioning in the brackets and could very well roll from this weekend all the way into the playoffs! I think Nick might need to keep whatever makeup he has on now until September just to be sure. You really don’t have a choice. I see a Shortz GoPro opportunity here.

The Nest, on the other hand, is having a…season. I’m not sure how to put it any other way. The stress of defending their title each and every game seems to bore them but they still come out and play, compete and generally enjoy Sundays. If they win….sweet……if not…..meh. For instance, Shafer had a tent last weekend and I have no idea who the Nest played. I had a Coors Light. It’s a very crafty Jedi mind trick.

As for predictions or a ‘preview’ for this matchup, I think this could go either way. The Kings will look to assert their dominance early and the Nest will do what they can to keep the game loose while quietly adding crooked numbers to their run column. If this game doesn’t get out of hand early, expect it to get super serious towards the end.

Field #2: AT United @ The Bedford (Alexander P. Dubin, Esq.)

Ten bucks says Dubin and GBlack both show up wearing the Mariah sling.

This week, the Bedford takes on the United with both myself and Gerald on the DL. I hurt my shoulder trying to make a catch, while Gerald dislocated his and actually came up with the ball (showoff). Neither team looks to skip a beat after big wins against the Runaways and Teachers, respectively. When asked if the loss of their leader would effect AT, Justin replied, “Leave me alone, Dubin. No one likes you.” Well said, Justin. Well said. Captain Mo, on the other hand, was much more diplomatic in responding to the loss of her favorite outfielder, telling me, Justin really doesn’t like you and neither does anyone else.”

In the end, this game could come down to each team’s ability to keep the other squad’s respective superstars in check. For the Bedford, that means middle infield duo Mo and Mina will have their hands full dealing with defending WSL POTW and avid Corey Haim enthusiast, Lauck, while AT’s Jimbo draws the assignment of intentionally walking league HR leader and 2-time Clemson University Diana Ross Karaoke Tournament Champion, Doug. Good luck to all (but mostly to us).

5PM

Field #1: Roebling Sports Club @ Gibson (Shortz)

It’s the place that Sean owns vs. the place next to the place that Sean owns.

Our records are a little too close for comfort, especially as both teams have played far better ball than our standing would indicate. We’ve never lost to the Gibson, and we certainly don’t want to start now.

The Gibbers haven’t won since week 5 so you’d think they’d be thirstier for a ‘W’, but almost beating the powerhouse Pinks has left us Remys (beer) foaming at the mouths to taste some victory. Fingers crossed our Grumpy Old Men can make it to the game in time.

And since I have a successful ensemble bat under my belt, I’d like to propose another side challenge during this softball soiree. ICE CREAM EATING CONTEST!!!!!! I challenge you, “Latino Heatsman” Ados, to devour some goddamned ice cream with me. Doesn’t have to be timed, we’ll just go bite for bite, like a walk off. We’ll call it an ice cream off? A bite off? I’ll think of something.

Field #2: Black Betty @ Enid’s (Homer Wadsworth)

The last time the Betty faced the Pinks was last season in the semi-final game that sent the Black up against the Nest for their 9th straight final appearance. The game did not go the Ladies way and they were forced to watch the Betty squad get steamrolled by a Jake Backerman led Nest team that would not be denied.

This year, the Pinks and the Betty were torn apart and thrown into opposite divisions. This meant the bi-annual regular season matchup between these two rivals would be cut down to one meetup, sort of mid-season and right when each team is in the middle of a tough stretch of games.

Last week, Black Betty wilted in the morning sun and handed Clem’s a victory with glorious flyballs and a string of bad plays they wish they could get a do-over on. They always step up against Enid’s and are hoping this season is no different as they need a good game before facing a tough R Bar team.

Enid’s on the other hand has been rolling in the cookie dough, making and baking their way to the top of the division, asserting their dominance and beating teams easily. Last weekend, they let RSC get close to the sun before melting away in the end as the Pinks won by 3. Dom doesn’t care what the score is. His pitchers need their hill time. There is such a thing as cruise control and the Pinks know how to use it, even if the roads are wet and your girlfriend tells you cruise control is dangerous in the rain.

 

 

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