Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Roebling Sports Club 2 0 1.000 26 17
Turkey's Nest 2 0 1.000 33 25
AT All-Stars 0 2 .000 17 24
Spike Hill 0 2 .000 25 35
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Gibson 2 0 1.000 35 23
R Bar 1 1 .500 18 26
St. Anselm 1 1 .500 27 15
A Bar Runaways 0 2 .000 6 22
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Clems 2 0 1.000 24 20
Loggers 1 1 .500 30 21
The Bedford Yetis 1 1 .500 35 42
The Gutter 86ers 0 2 .000 32 38
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Parkview Scorpions 2 0 1.000 31 19
Kilo Bravo 1 1 .500 19 22
3 Kings 1 1 .500 38 20
Turkey's Teachers 0 2 .000 20 47

Schedule

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

Last Week's Results

Week 2 - Apr 15
Kilo Bravo9 @ Parkview Scorpions 13
3 Kings9 @ Kilo Bravo 10
Parkview Scorpions18 @ Turkey's Teachers 10
Roebling Sports Club12 @ AT All-Stars 7
Turkey's Nest21 @ Spike Hill 15
St. Anselm15 @ A Bar Runaways 2
R Bar11 @ Gibson 22
Clems10 @ Loggers 7
The Bedford Yetis24 @ The Gutter 86ers 19

Week 16 – RECAP

Wed, Jul 29, 2015

GoPro playing, more injuries (we should seriously invest in league insurance), and our first ever POTW NO SHOW. Luckily we found an adequate substitute. Not cool, Teachers. Not cool.

11AM

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

Who’s that hiding behind POTW10 Karl?

The early game on Field 1 featured the past 2 WSL Champs, Turkey’s Nest and The Bedford. Perhaps the records heading into the contest weren’t telling the whole story, since the defending champion Nest have struggled with attendance issues all season. Could a late-season pick up off the waiver wire be just what the Vet ordered for the Turkeys?

Ok, so the cat is out of the bag. After several years of dedicated service to the Three Kings organization, I have parted ways with them and joined the Turkey’s Nest. Go figure, my first game would come against a team from my past division, the Godsy North, who are managed by my former WSL web team cohort, Ms. Mo(not town).

This was certainly the tale of two halves. The Bedford would capitalize on some shaky defense in the first inning, when Doug Hogan rounded the bases following a sweet McCarren hop on my first potential play for my new team…womp womp. I would get my revenge on Doug in the top of the 5th by throwing him out at 2nd trying to stretch a bloop into a double. The Hillfolk would still score 2 in the inning to take a 5-0 lead.

After managing only 3 hits as a team through 4 innings, Nest legends JL and Shafer went back to back to wake things up in the bottom of the 5th. After that, it was all gobble all day. Chuck hit a solo shot, then Karl and Glenn both hit 2-run bombs and the Nest would take the lead for good in the 6th. Already up 9-5 in the 8th, the Nest would get extra base hits from Mitch, JL, Motown and Karl to tack on another 4.

The Bedford could only muster 1 hit in the final 4 innings, as the Turkey’s defense shut the door. The Nest got 13 unanswered runs in 4 innings to earn the comeback win! DB really pitched his butt off to keep the Bedford’s mighty lineup (mostly) in check all game. O’Malley, Kane and Powell all had multi-hit games in the Hillians losing effort.

Despite the accusations of my colleague, Mr. Esq, maybe the preseason ranking committee really did get it right. Our top 2 knocked off your top 2, so…Viva la Fashion South! Better luck next week, Dubin! Oh yeah, where were you on Sunday anyway?

(The Bedford 5 / Turkey’s Nest 13) 

Field #2: 3 Kings @ AT United 2 (Alexander P. Dubin, Esq.)

PeteMo: Loves softball, HATES Taylor Swift.

DOWN GOES THE KING(S)! DOWN GOES THE KING(S)! There’s no other way to say it: AT United pulls off possibly the biggest upset of the season, defeating 3 Kings 10-8. In a relatively low scoring game, AT pitcher, Jimmy was the unquestioned star of the contest.

Holding the explosive Kings offensive to just 8 runs on no homers, J-Smoove paved the way for ATU’s biggest win of the season. On the offensive side, this was a true team effort for The United, with 7 of the first 8 batters s coring at least one run, The Green Machine would not be denied. When asked to comment on his teams huge victory, ATU shortstop PeteMo said, “I think they looked passed us. That’s a big mistake. We are a contender and to be honest, I know I’m gonna take some flak for this but I’m just gonna say it, Taylor Swift is overrated. She just is.”

For the Kings, this was no doubt a major letdown. Although they still sit atop the division, their hot streak is over. As one might expect, Kings leader, Nick was not pleased with his team’s performance and after sacrificing a goat to Thomas Jefferson, the 3K skipper had some words of his own, stating, “We do not accept losing. Now goats know that. Now goats know that for realz.” Still, no team in the league will look past the Kings, who will once again enter the week as strong favorites as they square off next Sunday against the struggling Runaways, while the surging United play host to upstart Berry Park, fresh off a huge win of their own against those same Runaways. Goats and country/pop crossover stars beware, neither of these teams are going quietly into that good McCarren night.

(3 Kings 8 / AT United 10)

 

1PM

Field #1: Loggers @ Turkey’s Teachers (Alexander P. Dubin, Esq.)

NOBODY STANDS UP SHORTZ AND LIVES TO TELL THE TALE!

In the most exciting game of the week, The Teachers out-dueled The Loggers 15-14. There are a host of impressive stats and storylines but you people will get NONE OF THAT! “But why, APDE? Why will you not regale us with tales of softball played, victories won and empanadas sold?” Good question, Mike McNelis; I’ll tell you why: Because this week’s WSL POTW, Teachers bomber, Jay “The Flailing Grandmother” Contreras, stood up our own beloved, 27 month pregnant, Shortz, for his sacred POTW post pina colada interview and warm oil massage. Yes, you heard me. STOOD … HER … UP!! This is not some dinky award, like a Grammy or a Nobel Prize, this is the gosh-danged (in deference to Bobby), WSL POTW!! With such esteemed former winners as Lauck, Doug Hogan, Butros Butros Ghali, Mr. Ed, and TV’s Tim The Toolman Taylor, Mr. Contreras has turned his nose up at arguably the most revered and honored award in all of sports and more importantly, he made Shortz “emotionally concerned” and, as the Republican party has told us time and time again, when pregnant women get “emotionally concerned”, their babies are born directly into ISIS. Great job, Jay. Way to endanger our country. Nick Tomeo and the flag-clad, pissed off Kings will be over to see you shortly.

You didn’t really think I was gonna leave out the Loggers, did you, McNelis? The Wood Choppahs started strong, putting up a 5 spot to start then game but the Loggers lost their wood and went cold while the Teachers started their lesson plan. Tony B (2-4 with 4 RBI’s) put the Loggers back on top with a big 3-run single, while mid-season addition Jake did his part, going 3-4 with 3 doubles. The Loggers’ power was provided by Snoop and Craig H, who each went deep and if not for the Teachers setting up on their own front lawn on Bedford ave, Jeff “Brother Malcolm” X would have added a monster shot of his own to the list. Not to be forgotten, Jay Mort led the way, getting on base repeatedly, going 3-4 with 3 runs scored. This was a tough loss for the Loggers who can take solace in a game well-played. They will try to build on that positive output as they face the Bedford on Sunday.

(Loggers 14 Turkey’s Teachers 15)

Field #2: Berry Park @ The Runaways ()

Winning Yeti. Happy Yeti.

WSL oddsmaker, Jimmy Gooch, had the Yetis listed as a 2-run favorite over the Runaways at game time on Sunday. I am no degenerate, but I think I understand the concept. The “Vegasburg” sports-books look to encourage or entice bets based on their predetermined betting lines. These folks are always looking for an edge, so they put in the time to do some research. Is it possible Mr. Gooch had some inside scoop on this one?

As we all know, this time of year in WSL is always a mess of wedding/vacation/hangover/brunch related absences. This game was no different, but they laced ‘em up anyway! The Yetis would strike first on a pair of RBI hits from Uncle Pizza and JDietz in the opening frame. The Candy Kids would answer in the 2nd to tie the game, fueled by an RBI triple from Jake.

The scoring slowed down after that, with Berry Park holding a 4-2 advantage heading into the 6th inning…where the action would heat up again! Yeti Zak(!) would plate 2 on an RBI single in the top half, only to have Dom double to clear the bases in the bottom of the inning. BP would get 3 more in the 7th, only to have the Runaways answer with 2 of their own. Both teams would then go down in order in the 8th and the Yetis would take a 9-7 lead into the final frame.

Looking to cover the spread, Baby Boy would hit a 1-out solo shot for Berry Park in the 9th. Steph Peralta would add her 2nd RBI hit of the afternoon to tack on an insurance run. The Runaways couldn’t find an answer, as the Yetis would turn a slick double play to thwart any potential walk-off rally.

The game would end in an 11-7 victory for Berry Park. The Yetis would cover the spread late. So much for the upset special. Ripped up betting slips would be strewn about the park afterwards.

(Berry Park 11 / The Runaways 7)

 

3PM

Field #1: Black Betty @ R Bar (Homer Wadsworth)

Ladies and Gentlemen…Holland “Makes All the Plays” Cowger.

The R Bar vs Betty matchup provided much delight for the crowds of the WSL and included a hipster riot! That’s kind of like a Haley’s Comet for Williamsburg. As for the game I don’t normally agree with Bum’s 3rd baseman JMerhaut, but he said it best when he opined that it was a tale of two games. Or a tale of two games within one game. Something that totally made sense to me at the bar 5 hours after the game.

The Bettys scored 1 run (a habit they made in this game) in the 1st inning. But the Bums’ Bubbs responded with a 3-run HR that caused Dave ‘Pretty Boy’ Pretto to collide with some strollers and a few weekend Dad’s, who foolishy thought a walk in the park ‘would be really nice’, while trying to catch the ball sailing over the tiny obnoxious tree in Field 1’s LF. Bubbs, as they say, Cadillac’d around the bases putting R Bar up early.

The Betty’s got to scoring a bunch more in the early innings taking advantage of some R Bar miscues nabbing a 10-4 lead into the middle innings. This would be the thing Jason ‘WSL’s Original Bad Boy’ (2 for 2, nice stab at 3B) was talking about in between Pink Russell’s and avoiding eye contact with Mickey at The Gibson. ‘R Bar made errors early and the Betty made some late. It was that simple. Either way, the Camarra kids are blowing up my Facebook page.’

The second half of the game would be the Betty’s turn to foul things up on the dirt, alloweing R Bar a 6-run 7th and 2-run 8th to put the pressure on the Black’s last few frames as they were chasing 5 going into the 9th.

The 2nd half substitutions for R Bar were 6 for 7 and D-Lo\Adam (4 RBIs) drove….not flew, as was reported in the preview….8 hours from NC to make it to the game. A regular season game, I might add. Softball junkies, show of hands. JohnR went 3 for 3, surprising no one.

In the 8th the Betty’s got the leadoff batter on base as the Bums would put the shift on for AK, Betty lefty slugger. D-Lo made a big play in the hole on the shift putting a damper on the inning and ruining the late comeback the Betty’s were looking for. The Commish had a nice day at the plate hitting a Homer and making, like, all the plays at SS. Alas, his team would lose by 4, scoring a run in the 9th to help shave (bad choice of words?) the lead a bit in the end.

The Betty’s face the Gibson next week and R Bar has an upbeat Roebling crew looking to up their winning streak to 3 against the Bums.

Lastly, a shout out to Petey, Bum’s leadoff guy and WSL lifetime .584 hitter, who’s moving down to South Carolina to keep his hammy loose. Good luck, man! Stay gold, Petey boy. Stay gold.

(Black Betty 12 / R Bar 16)

Field #2: Impose @ Enids (Shortz)

Enid’s “lava” to win (groan)

A pitching duel betwixt Pete and “not Czr” was one of the main story lines of this low scoring affair, which was as boring as it sounds. But as last year’s same score/same winner game (not my prediction) lasted 11 innings this year, which I thought was Impose’s jam.

Impose took a 3-0 lead early in the game, only for Enid’s to erupt pink lava all over the Impose D to plate 5 runs. Stacy (3/4) had a sweet opposite field single turned McCarren triple. Her offensive prowness was nearly matched by Allen (3/5 with a double) and Dom (3/4). And they may’ve all plated in that aforementioned 5 runs but I received NO SCORE BOOK- 40 LASHES FOR DOM! Enid’s kept the lead until the 6th, when rookie phenom Adam Hoffman laced a ball down the left field line for his 8th round tripper of the year. The Imposers went on to tie it up in the 7th. But the Pinks would score 2 more in the 8th when Stacy Rowe had another McCarren triple. Down 8-5 going into the bottom of the 9th, Impose tied it up thanks to Godsy’s solo shot to RC and RBIs from Jeff Carroll and Pete.

At some point prior to this turn of events, Mrs. 10-ifer apparently ate dirt on a pickle play instead of flipping the ball to Mr. 10-ifer for an easy out and double play. I was told there was “awesome video of the whole thing” but since no one fessed up to it, 80 LASHES FOR DOM FOR MAKING ME SEARCH!

The sporty lovers did however, manage to sync up in the 11th to secure 3B Jeff Carroll arm into a sling after he valiantly dove for a liner and dislocated his shoulder.

After Jeff’s brush with THE trending injury of the WSL, the Pinks loaded the bases with no one out. It was only fitting that Mike V drove in the winning run on a long sac fly to left. Nice guys finish first!

(Impose 8 / Enids 9)

 

5PM

Field #1: Remerica @ Clemerica (Shortz)

I made this “masterpiece” on Friday.

Quite the skirmish went down between these two teams. With the odds against us by 4 runs (Thanks a lot Mr. Gooch) and only 1 girl to our name, I was wondering if I had jinxed us by making the Remerica logo too soon. But much to my delight, we picked up Chelsey Belz’s GF AND received a riveting speech from Ultimate Frisbee World Champion, Mr. David Babkow.

The Remys kicked off the game with 3 runs off hits from Ope, Jake, Shawn, and Justin. But The Battleship was like “blow me”, and tacked on 3 runs of their very own plated by CRAIG!, Chatty Cujo, and Bobert.

From there the game remained exceedingly close and was heightened by Markow wearing a GoPro (thanks for the footage…NOT). I tuned out around the 8th inning after Mickey bought us a whole pizza, but was brought back into focus when Phillipe and Jake hit late inning homers. I also witnessed a “romantical” play between Bobert and Katie; the dialogue was as follows:

“Baby, catch this ball.”

“Thanks baby- I LOVE YOU.”

“I LOVE YOU TOO!”

(MAKE OUT CITY)

In the top of the 9th the Remy bats thankfully came alive to score the 3-run lead we needed to sink Clemerica’s battle ship.

But even better than the win was the fact that the Clemericans graciously accepted our invitation to crush some beers over at Roebling Sporting Club, even Papa Breezy was in attendance!

P.S. Go Gators.

(Remerica 12 / Clemerica 9)

Field #2: Crown Vic 86ers @ Gibson (Homer Wadsworth)

Summer of Sam(mantha).

There were a lot of good players on the field Sunday and a few POTWs. On the Crown Vics side we had D.O. ‘HonkyHonk’, QSPLASH, MalVP and from the Gibson, Adrian ‘Minty Softball Core’ Franco as well as Todd ‘Are You Guys Done Chatting?’ Kovner (who went 3 for 4 and played a stellar LF)….the list goes on!

That said, Sam Warden of the North Joe Fashion Division, was dominant for most of the game on the hill and in the batter’s box. Yeah, she didn’t get the win, but she battled. Oh…and later she continued her dominance at The Gibson in the window seat getting her Commish a bit tipsier than he was at his own book signing.

The 86ers won the game by 10 but this shit was close in the 5th or 6th inning when the score was tied 4-4. Seemed both teams were getting runners on base, but only scoring a bit here and there. It took a bases clearing triple down the first base line by Queen Mallory to put the Vics up 7-4, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish for the rest of the game.

In my preview I said if the Vic didn’t go up early The Gibson could make a game of it. They didn’t start to score in bunches until the later innings giving the Gibbies a chance on which they wouldn’t capitalize.

That said, the Gibson’s Athalina ‘Lady In Redd’, was masterful behind the plate, working Sam’s pitches into the stingy ‘only if it’s a meatball’ umpire’s strike zone and catching the most stealing-est guy in the league, Jeff ‘Never Say Goodbye’ Gutowski on a rundown between 3B and home.

Both Sam and the Gibson rookie 2nd basemen Steph Gall (2 for 4) hit bombs trying to spark their offense and get something started. As Adrian said in his recap, ‘The Gibsonettes have arrived.’ Also….the team and league welcomed Gram-bo back after long hiatus. Welcome back dude! I can’t wait to hear how Don Mattingly rubbed off on you! Gross!

The Vics are 9-4 and share the same record in their division with 2 other rivals, Impose and the Betty. Hopefully they won’t be ‘Horrendoid’ (as Al Buttahbelz would say) for the rest of the season against a stiff schedule that includes Enid’s, Black Betty and Impose. Expect this scrappy team to put something together when it counts moist. Yeah…I said moist. Just seeing if anyone got this far in the recap or if you stopped after you saw your name in print.

(Crown Vic 86ers 16 / Gibson 6)

 

WSL Player of the Week is…Jimmy Gooch! 

SPEECH!!!

Mr. Gooch: We don’t give no speeches for free!

1. Tell us a bit about your experience in the underworld of gambling?

Mr. Gooch: I am as some might say the #1 oddsmaker east of da Mississippi. I run da tightest, most illegitimate book in these neck of the woods. 52 years of degenerate line making and I still haven’t lost my touch.

2. Was it your childhood dream to become such a legend in the booking world, or did you initially have different aspirations?

Mr. Gooch: I was a booking legend da day I came outta da womb, In da underground world you get yo nickname and yo title on Day 1.

3. What inspired you to slum it with our league?

Mr. Gooch: I hear from my bro, Johnny 3 ballz that you have some real wild and crazy cats over in these parts. I figure let’s spice it up and get people more invested, means more easy bills for me.

4. Who’s your overall pick to win it all?

Mr. Gooch: Currently I would list Enid’s as the favorites with a 3-1 chance to win. I ain’t think the pinks gonna choke this one away dis year. With Mr. Fisha’ on da bump and Tommy “Two T’s” Talty in the lineup, they hard to beat.

5. Coke or Pepsi?

Mr. Gooch: Coke, no explanation needed.

 

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