Joe Godsy Division
Parkview Scorpions 7 1 .875 131 61
McCarren Hotel Titans 7 1 .875 110 66
St. Anselm 3 4 .429 76 57
Turkey's Nest AT 2 6 .250 61 82
Parkview Suzies 6 1 .857 71 48
The Bedford Yetis 4 4 .500 73 109
Pete's Candy Store 2 6 .250 81 102
Turkey's Nest 0 8 .000 26 130
Joe Fashion Division
Gibson 6 2 .750 102 60
Roebling Sports Club 6 2 .750 115 73
Clems 4 3 .571 81 67
The Gutter 86ers 1 6 .143 42 103
Kilo Bravo 5 2 .714 84 43
Echo Bravo 5 2 .714 94 52
Loggers 2 6 .250 68 94
Carmine's Bombers 1 7 .125 50 118



Last Week's Results

Week 08 - May 22
Parkview Scorpions16 @ Gibson 13
Loggers10 @ The Bedford Yetis 11
Pete's Candy Store8 @ Echo Bravo 25
Turkey's Nest6 @ Kilo Bravo 29
Carmine's Bombers6 @ Parkview Suzies 16
Turkey's Nest AT11 @ Clems 18
McCarren Hotel Titans14 @ The Gutter 86ers 6
St. Anselm3 @ Roebling Sports Club 4

Week 1 – RECAP

Thu, Apr 7, 2016

Fucking Cold… Week One is in the books and hopefully that’s the last time this season we play in 40 degree weather with wind chill in the 20s. That doesn’t make sense. We are warming the global for a reason – Corporate Profit and April Softball. Get with the program Mother Nature. Beyond being stupid cold, this past weekend was all about offense. 15 out of 16 teams scored 10 runs or more with nine teams scoring 18 or more runs…. 9 teams scoring 18 runs is insane.  Teams were scoring like Derek Jeter at a nightclub but only 8 teams went home with a gift basket that included a W.



Field #1: Roebling Sports Club @ TNT (Grambo)

The RSC ran into a brick wall this past Sunday.  That brick wall was Haz’s TNT team.  Yup–this is a new year–TNT dropped 27 runs on ’em! So, despite Justin Humphries‘ typical big day and Matt Opalock’s early morning PBR and 4 hits, Mark Halling’s Roebling Sports Club lost by eight runs. So who knows if TNT is that much improved, or if RSC is going downhill, but having scored the most runs in the whole WSL has the Turkey’s Nest Teachers feeling nice and optimistic for the rest of the season.

As promised by Haz in the pre-season, TNT’s new clean-up hitter Tobey Keller went 5 for 5 with a home run and 6 RBIs. He also played a solid LF and showed off his cannon for a right arm. The other TNT game MVP was Avie Linden, second baseman & spark plug, who played a flawless D and went 4 for 5 at the plate. Mickey Rosegrady had his portable beverage station in tow with hot chocolate for this team. Dave Martin pitched a complete game and recorded all his stats immediately after the game. Martin was one of the architects who helped put together this new and improved TNT team so he had to be happy with how game one turned out.

TNT will face a harder test against the 86ers this Sunday as they look to avoid an 0-2 start. RSC will go up against Black Betty who they lost to in the playoffs last year by only 1 run.

(RSC 19 / TNT 27)


Field #2: Black Betty @ Gutter 86ers (Homer Wadsworth) 

A famous cartoon character once said “I yam what I yam.”   He had a weird elbow but he was accepted by his friends and no one ever came over to him and said “Hey man….you should get those elbows checked out. You might have a burst busa sac”  Jake is my J Wellington Wimpy, otherwise known as Wimpy.  Jake’s my Wimpy.

On Sunday the Betty’s faced the 86ers minus one Q who got glasses in the offseason and had a more eventful winter than you did moving over to Enids\GoodCo\Pinks\KiloBravo!!  The game started out with the same pace as the low scoring game the teams saw last time they met at McCarren in a late September morning playoff game on Field 1.  It ended with a walk off single to send the Betty’s to their 10th straight final appearance.  This time everything seemed way different with the Betty in bumblebee yellow uniforms and the stylish 86er jerseys all wrapped up under people’s ‘winter sports gear’.

The real story of the day was Lou G (aka ‘Shortz 2’), the guy who not only made me write this article but went 4 for 4 while holding the feisty Sixers to 5 runs over 9 innings, with the last couple coming in the 9th when the 86ers pounded in runs to show they really just needed a few innings to warm up and get started.  The Betty’s scored runs in tiny bunches throughout the game and played some pretty good defense with this weird wind that was blowing the ball around and confusing the leadoff hitter for the Black into a backwards K.  What?  Nah.  Didn’t happen.  “It was the wind i tells ya….uggg uggu uguggg ugggg!”

MalVP was seen on Facebook glowing while holding her new family member and Dave O posted a photo of him from seven years ago that could or could not be happening now.  Richie was on the hill and was masterful flinging the ball towards the plate like pitchers are prone to do and getting some good Betty batters out with his cleverness.  As I was once told after a weekday modified men’s league game after pitching to a bunch of idiots who couldn’t hit a knuckle ball, ‘You got a future in this league.’  

Bottom line is Betty won, but the Sixers are a good team finding their swagger and come summer will have the same run and success they had last year.  As for the Betty’s, they have new shirts and some new players as well!  Julio had a great opening day with a few RBis and some nice plays at SS getting his first double play and some stellar tax advice from the team’s older dudes who know a thing or two.

The stingy Betty D will face RSC next Sunday who came back from a Hogan-less winter to lose to Teachers.  They still have the sleeping giant syndrome if Jake is on board.  Or making a board into a shelf.  IS there anything that dude doesn’t do? 86ers face the new and improved Teachers (aka TNT).

(Betty 13 / Gutter 86ers 5)



Field #1: Spike Hill @ Clemerica (Nat the Bat)

Due to an unfortunate turn of events, and the complete lack of commitment from a beloved WSL staff writer (*ahem* Dubin we are definitely never, ever going on a date now), I am subjected to having to recap this lovely game, from MEMORY!  Breezy slipped in BBQ sauce and is out for 6 weeks, and Mo had to get her pink tips touched up… so no official recap submissions.  Where are your priorities people!?  I really thought Uncle Lou was running a tighter ship.

Irregardless (that was for you Kitty), someone’s gotta do the dirty work.

The bad guys (Spike Hill), were first at the plate, and boy did they come out strong.  New acquisition Petemo led off the team and in the early innings hit one of the furthest hit balls I had ever seen him hit, making it a whole 3 feet in front of home plate.  With his amazing speed and athleticism, Petemo reached first base, and the damage continued as Stryka’s defense did little to protect him.  Spike Hill put up 6 runs in the first, and onlookers thought this was going to be a blood bath.

The good guys (Clemerica) brushed off the dust and got their bats going. Bobert “Sunshine” Maxwell in mid season form hit a long ball into the street when Spike Hill’s sneaky new RCF made an incredible play to rob the Clemericans of a 2 run shot!  Who was this sneaky new outfielder?  Where did he come from?  After 6 innings of play, his identity was finally revealed, Lauck Blake.  We’ve got our eye on you.  We know where you live. A few innings in, the top of the Clemerican lineup got their act together and were able to get some runs on the board.  The Bash Brothers (also known as Bobby and Markow) did what they do best, with DBA and rookie Danny Boy O’Mulligan bringing them home w/ their heavy bats.  In the bottom of the 5th inning, Katie French finally calmed down from her WSL opening day party feminista roid rage, and channeled her aggression into a 2-out, 2 RBI hit to bring the game within 1 run.

Some notable mention for the Hill people:  Mina was Mina showcasing his strong pull hitting ability, Silverman displayed his Fukushima strength and had a great day at the plate (also robbing me of a nice little line drive), and Kevin Kane was giggly per usual on the mound.

Camarra, despite one miscue, which I won’t talk about, alright I will talk about (LAUCK WAS OUT!), did a great job calling the game.  These two teams did not make it easy!

Rumor has it, Greg Todd made an appearance all the way from the backwoods of Florida.  Some may say his presence brought some good juju and ultimately gave Spike Hill the victory.

After the loss the Clemericans headed to their watering hole and filled up on some damn good pulled pork sammys and jameson shots.  Scratch offs may or may not have made an appearance.  I think I might have run into some remnants of the HIll people at the Gibson later in the evening, but that part is hazy.

To quote the wise words of Captain Clemerica, “We are always winners”.  BATTLESHIP!

(Spike Hill 16 / Clems 10)


Field #2: St. Anselm @ Soft Spot Runways (Grambo) 

Huge game here.  Just y-uge.  The Orangiers looked like they were going to RUNAWAY (yup) with it…till about the fourth innning.  Two bad ones in a row, and we know how that goes.  But the Soft-Spotters didn’t go away–they played a solid game on D–despite St. Anslem’s dropping 21–the former Godsy-mates are that good at the plate.  And after a while they showed how dangerous Sam Rio’s New Oranges can be.

Chad White’s abs dropped two bombs on em, Cesar Fisher’s calves also went yard–and so did Mikey Black’s arms–the latter in the bottom of the ninth, a clutch three run shot that brought the Runaways to within striking distance.  Five in the bottom frame wasn’t enough though–because of the aforementioned BIG BATTERS from the former Impose…and it was the old guys that did most of the damage–Jay Silver and Pete Hoffman both hit round-trippers along with multiple ribbies each, while Ryan Bort was a perfect 5 for 5 with four rbi and four runs scored, Billy Reily roped also a four bagger, etc, etc, etc…but the real play of the game was a web gem from Palma Blank, robbing Henri Falconi of multiple bases (not to mention saving a couple of runs).  Both these teams are looking mid-season hot at the plate – watch out WSL.

(St. Anselm 21 / Runaways 18)



Field #1: R Bar @ Kilo Bravo (Mike Lupica)

Heavy hitters R Bar and Kilo Bravo (aka The Pinks) faced off in a season opening slugfest that saw 17 runs scored in the first inning alone. R Bar started the game with 9 runs in the top of the first (tossing aside the notion of a championship hangover) and then saw the Pinks answer with 8 in the bottom of the first (bringing the notion of a championship hangover right back into play). R Bar had 3 walks in the first inning and saw clutch doubles from John Rocchio and Nate Ratliff (Like Champs!) and then made 3 errors in the first (not like Champs). The first inning alone took about 2 hours…. or something like that. That might be an exaggeration.

The runs kept coming for R Bar with 3 more coming in the 2nd inning on hits from WSL rookie Justin Heyward & new free agent signing DJ Chaupis (4-5 on the day), and then 2 more in the 5th highlighted by a healthy Bubbs double which capped a 4-4 three RBI game for pitcher. It appeared the 2015 champs were on their way to confirming to the league that they were the team to beat in 2016 but Kilo Bravo kept the pressure on and closed the lead to 4 going into the bottom of the 9th (with the heart of the Kilo line-up due up).

Newly pinked Steve Peralta came to the plate (already with a HR under his belt) and hit a line drive to left field. It appeared to get a McCarren bounce and looked like it was going to give Peralta a second home run on the game. The left fielder made a great play but threw the ball in offline only to have Bubbs make a Jeteresque flip to 3rd to nail Peralta at third. The Pinks still managed to put in a couple more runs and had the tying run at 2nd when R Bar’s rookie Justin Heyward made a game saving, back to the batter catch from shortstop on a blooper in short center. This was the game we wanted…  This was the game we expected… This is a match up we look forward to in the last week of the season.

(R Bar  21 / Kilo 19)


Field #2: Bedford Yetis @ Gibson (Nat the Bat)

Let me first start off by saying how honored I am to be covering this game (my WSL editorial debut).  It’s only fitting that I get to cover my dad’s season opener!   As the eldest of Winnie’s (aka Pops) legitimate children, I promise that this write up will not be biased. Not one bit (well…maybe just a little).  Anywho, despite familial loyalty, I got mucho love for the Gibson, especially since they were such gracious hosts of our WSL Opening Day party! If you didn’t show up, shame on you.

Back to the task at hand, the Gibson and The Bedford Yetis (one of Sean “Panda” Rawlinson’s fine dining establishments) faced off in the 3pm time slot on Field 2.  Lucky for them, the sun came out to help calm the brutal wind and freezing cold of the earlier games.  Both teams probably had somewhat recovered from their WSL party induced hangovers (thank you jell-o shots!), and were both looking to make a statement on the field and showcase their new and improved rosters.

The Gibson were the first to attack and took an early lead with a score of 13-2 after 2 innings!  Yes, you read that correctly.  Core Gibsonite Todd Kovner, newbie Dylan Hartigan, Co-Captain Aaron “AA-Ron” Kleinman, and SS Jay Ferriera led the team slugfest going 15 for 20, with 15 RBIs and 3 HRs!! Damn.  First lady of The Gibson Adriane “ADO” Stare added to the damage getting on base 3 of 4 times.  #wslladylove.

How do the Yetis come back from an 11 run deficit? Glad you asked.  Under the command of Pops, the Yetis were relentless and started clawing their way back in the 3rd inning.  75% of the Yeti lineup had multi hit games, notably veteran James Toolan, who went 4 for 5.  Defense was key for the Bedford Yetis in the second half of the game with rookie Meaghan Shea holding it down at 2B.

Heading into the 9th inning we had ourselves a good ol’ nailbiter! Talk about clutch hitting, top of the 9th, 2 outs, Yetis down by one, the man of the hour, James Toolan comes through with the game winning hit, knocking in 2 runs to make the score 21-20.  Whoever said defense wins games, they weren’t lying.  Bottom of the 9th, tying run in scoring position, liner up the middle on 2nd base side, well out of the reach of any ol’ shortstop…but no, not for new Yeti Matt Seeman.  Seeman scoops the ball up and gets the runner in a rundown to 3rd to get the final out of the game.  Who doesn’t love a pickle? Or pickles? Mmm…jameson and pickle juice. Anyways, talk about some defensive SWAG.  Damn Daniel – back at it again with the White Vans.

Final score:  Bedford 21, Gibson 20.  What an EPIC opening day showdown.  Hats off to the battling Gibson!! And congrats to the Yeti’s for the W.

Next week the Gibson faces off with the Men in Pink while the Bedford WIN-nies (see what I did there?) face off with the R Bar Bums.  Goes without saying, these two teams have their work cut out for them! But who doesn’t love an underdog?!  Will the Gibbies get the sweet satisfaction of climbing the power rankings?  Will it be the Year of the Yetis?  Will Seeman’s championship swag from last year help bring postseason success to his new team?  All I know…if the Yetis make a run for the ‘chip, there will be LOTS of tequila for all. I call dibs.

(Bedford Yetis  21 / Gibson 20)



 Field  #1 Three Kings @ Turkey’s Nest (Mike Lupica)

The upset of the weekend…. Turkey’s Nest came out on fire in the first game of the season by plating 15 runs in the first three innings. JL had two home runs and 7 RBIs. He was joined by Shafer and Mitch who each had their own home run as well as solid offensive performances from the Lady Turkeys – Trish, Holly and Laura.

The Kings were slow out of the gates defensively and the sun was brutal on the right side (causing both teams to struggling with some normally easy plays) but once the Kings settled down they only allowed three more runs in the last 6 innings while putting up 13 runs of their own. Three Kings newcomers Joe Bo and Bryan Munoz introduced themselves to the league with their own blasts and played a big part in the Three Kings rallies that close the gap with the Nest. Thankfully for the Nest, their defense held up and closed out the game with a top of the ninth double play. Right fielder Andy Breving made a difficult catch just short of the lamppost and then threw out a runner trying to tag up from first.

The Three Kings look to bounce back next week against AT in a match up that promises to be extra loud. Turkey’s Nest will play the Loggers. Both games will be at 11am.

(Three Kings 13 / Turkey’s Nest 18)


Field #2: AT All-Stars @ Brooklyn Loggers (Gerald Marquez)

I will be recapping AT’s games exclusively this season until I piss someone off and I get booted from this “reputable” establishment. If my recaps offend some people, grow a thicker skin and go buy a sense of humor. I will be forgoing most of stats and #’s from the games because I mean who cares about stats and who did what and when, only person that cares about your stats is YOU and I only like to inflate MY ego. So I will be going with this new format, at least for this game.

Game Start Temperature:

Cold as F*CK. It was so cold that most of the men from both teams did not wear their cups because of maximum shrinkage. Well except for the Loggers’s pitcher, he is HUGE!

Two Best Joe Fashion Moments of the Game:

1. Loggers batting 3 females! They are only a handful of teams in the league that do it. Kudos to them! And shame on the rest of the other teams that make believe they do not know of the 13 person lineup rule if you bat 3 ladies. You know who you are……..

2. The AT Fire Pit and the giant hobo pot of boiling booze. We were just missing a can of beans and a banjo.

Two Best non-Joe Fashion Moments of the Game:

1. Our ump requesting us to quiet down by saying and I quote, “no more cowbell”.  booooooooooo boooooooooo (Who doesn’t want more cowbell?)

2. Former AT member coming to light his non tobacco hand rolled cigarette on our AT Fiya Flame and not talking to anyone and just leaving. WHAT DOOOOOOOOOSH. Please do not come back. Seriously. DO NOT COME BACK! And I though I was the king of passive aggressiveness.

Ump Grade: C  why?  Lack of running out behind the plate. (But I guess we can let it slide since he was running out there since 9am getting the fields pretty…)

Quote of The Game:

Ersin aka The Turkish Delight aka The Typhoon of Turkey:

“F this Sh!t it’s too cold to play, I will just keep the fire going and try not to break the chair I am sitting in”

(AT 15 / Loggers 11)



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