Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Spike Hill 6 4 .600 122 113
Roebling Sports Club 5 4 .556 86 78
Turkey's Nest 5 4 .556 91 92
AT All-Stars 2 7 .222 67 93
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Gibson 8 1 .889 118 77
St. Anselm 5 4 .556 82 68
R Bar 4 7 .364 109 168
A Bar Runaways 1 7 .125 44 67
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
The Bedford Yetis 6 4 .600 103 108
Clems 5 4 .556 96 93
Loggers 4 6 .400 89 97
The Gutter 86ers 4 6 .400 121 129
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
3 Kings 8 1 .889 169 60
Kilo Bravo 7 3 .700 118 97
Parkview Scorpions 6 4 .600 118 93
Turkey's Teachers 0 10 .000 78 178

Schedule

Week 12 - Jul 01
11:00 Roebling Sports Club @ Turkey's Teachers 1
A Bar Runaways @ The Bedford Yetis 2
1:00 Spike Hill @ Parkview Scorpions 1
AT All-Stars @ Kilo Bravo 2
3:00 The Gutter 86ers @ R Bar 1
Gibson @ Clems 2
5:00 St. Anselm @ Loggers 1
Turkey's Nest @ 3 Kings 2

Last Week's Results

Week 11 - Jun 24
Gibson0 @ 3 Kings 0
Loggers0 @ Turkey's Nest 0
R Bar5 @ Kilo Bravo 16
AT All-Stars0 @ The Bedford Yetis 0
Clems0 @ A Bar Runaways 0
St. Anselm0 @ Parkview Scorpions 0
Roebling Sports Club0 @ The Gutter 86ers 0

Week 4 RECAP

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The potential of this weekend was enormous. We had key match ups that were going to feature top ranked teams. But the scheduling gods not only took one of those games away from us, they took two of them. The only thing that makes this acceptable was the surprise news (to all but Katie) that one of our WSL couples got engaged. The 2015 champion R Bar team already had a WSL couple getting hitched this summer (D Lo and Adam) but now they have added Katie Pasquesi and Rich Thomas to the “soon to be married” list. A big congrats to an awesome couple and two great people. We aren’t sure how it happened but we expect it was something like:

Katie: “Hey – we don’t have a game this Sunday… What should we do?”

Rich: “I don’t know… You want to get engaged?”

Katie: “Good idea…. This way we don’t have to miss a game later in the season….”

And once again, WSL Love reigns supreme. If you have any WSL news you want us to post to the site, email us and we will find a way to get it on. Speaking of emailing, we now move to the Week 4 recap rant which involves emailing…. Topic: Players who don’t email back the manager to say if they are in our out. But before we move on, I just want to clarify something. These rants are not aimed at specific people. They are just random things we have heard managers say over the years. We have a list of topics already set up. So if you think that these rants are possibly directed at you, then that probably means you are treating your manager or team dirty…. just saying….

 

Week 4 Recap Rant: Ok so “Players who don’t email back the manager”…… 7 seconds…. That’s how long it takes to 1. Hit Reply, 2. Say one of three things (I’m in, I’m Out or Not sure yet), 3. Hit Send. 7 seconds…. But some players treat the Manager’s email like it’s a girl or guy who is rushing into a relationship after a 3rd date. Like – “I can’t believe he wants to know if I want to hang out on Sunday…. We just hung out last Sunday… I’m not sure if I’m ready for this….” Don’t ghost your manager. They aren’t looking for a long term commitment. They just need to know if the team will have enough players for the next game. That’s it. If you aren’t sure if you can make it, let your manager know. It actually helps to know if there is a chance. It sucks when a team only has 8 players but it sucks even more when a team has 14 players and two of those players are fill-ins because the manager didn’t hear back from people. Now they have to decide if they play the fill-ins over the full time players. If they asked players to fill in and then don’t play them, then good luck getting that person to fill-in when you need them. It just sucks all around. And all it would have taken is 7 seconds out of your life to make it easier on your manager. The next time you see your manager’s email, just Swipe Right and let your manager know you are interested. Here is week 4….

 

11AM

Field #1: Kilo Bravo @ Turkey’s Nest (Alexander P. Dubin Esq.)

“Are those prescription sunglasses?”

And another unbeaten bites the rocky, glass-laced McCarren dust, as the hitting machine that is Kilo Bravo continues firing on all cylinders, spanking the 2014 Champs by a score of 20-6. This is 2016 and this is Brooklyn, so, of course, everyone is welcome to march in the Pink Hit Parade, even soon-to- be-disgraced Mayor Bill “Page 6” de Blasio.

Ten Bravos would have multi-hit days, four of whom would also register round-trippers, although I have no idea who these players were because they were not listed in Dom’s Bernie Sandersesque recap, wherein no matter how well you play or how much you contribute, giving individual credit to anything is unfair, evil and just plain unSoviet. Yea, that’s right, I took a jab at Bernie on a website for the Williamsburg Softball League; may the unemployed, free-loading, whiney Moby wannabees out in left field have mercy on my greedy capitalist soul. And also blow me, you black jeans in the middle of summer-wearing posers. And another thing, when The Future Mrs. Katie Thomas (CONGRATULATIONS!) yells at you from behind home plate to move your asses out of the way so The Guy From The Vonage Commercial doesn’t hit a line drive that kills your precious baby, Karl Marx Greenburg, don’t just stare back in shock like she asked you to do something insane, like take a shower or get a fucking job … JUST MOVE! Idiots.

Ok, where was I? Oh yea, Kilo Bravo had a great deal of anonymous offense (“anoffymense”), in addition to “Do” Wally (Hindu religious wordplay is the best) somehow turning an unassisted double play involving both 2nd and 3rd bases (Dom was a little hazy on the details but I just assume that with runners on 1st and 2nd , a grounder was hit to Wally at 3 rd , who fielded the ball, stepped on 3 rd and then gave the old silver fox staredown to the runner heading to 2 nd (I’m gonna say it was Korny), at which point, Sir Walter Bally simply walked over to Korn on The Kob, winked at him like Moonlight Graham and gently tagged him on the chest (Kornholio swooned and briefly lost consciousness … as any mortal faced with a Moonlight Pluff eye- wink/tag combo would).

Anyway, this one was never really a contest, with the Pinks on fire and the Nest shorthanded (Mitch “Bridge It” Jones, Chuck “I Broke Dubin’s Foot” [Last Name], Andy “Sweet Candy” Striper, Karl “Winslow” Junior and John “Menachem” Fagan all missed the game for a synchronized swim meet and greet). Ok, how many non-Jews picked up on the John Fagan nickname reference? Be honest. Yea, I figured as much.

The Nest didn’t score until the 5 th , only to watch Kilo answer with a 7-spot in the 6 th . The following are real excerpts taken from Sean Manning “Face”’s, recap: “What can I say? We like to take vacations. Softball is not our first priority. Glenn and Holly hooked up … . Trish also showed some great fundamentals … racing up the line to catch … John Louis. . Korny was … crazy … short. Jordan [actually] held onto the ball …. [And] Sean Taylor was pretty damn crafty [for a man who’s been dead since 2007].”

Also of note, since coming off the DL, Mike Q Dough Bruh has gone 11-13 with 4 homers and some excellent pitching, including 7 put-outs against the Nest. [Kilo] Bravo, Queuetness. [Kilo] Bravo.

Next week, KB will look to continue their hot Pink streak against the 2-2 Loggers, while the Nest will have to steel themselves as they try to rebound against a surging R Bar squad that sports some slick hoodies with writing on the ass, as well as 3-5 different jerseys on various players; it’s like playing against a red, white, blue and grey magic eye poster.

(Kilo 20 / Nest 6)

 

1PM

Field #1: Bedford Yetis @ AT All-Stars (Curt Shilling)

“Look – I’m definitely SAFE! The ball is clearly in her glove and I haven’t touched the base yet!”

The first half of this game was all AT. They put up 5 runs in the first 5 innings while holding the Yetis to only 1 run on 8 hits. The Yetis started to heat up in the afternoon sun, pushing through 3 runs in the top of the 6th, but AT answered right back with 4 to keep that lead in the bottom of the inning.

In the last 3 innings, the Bedford D took over and the Yetis offense came alive. AT would only score one more while the Yetis tacked on 9 to complete a 13-9 win and get back on the winning side of WSL softball. 

(Yetis 13 / AT 9)

 

Field #2: Gibson @ Brooklyn Loggers (Curt Shilling) 

After struggling to put up runs in the first few games of the season, the Loggers brought their bats this week and took out a much improved Gibson squad that is still struggling to find it’s first win. 

This game featured plenty of offense thanks to Tony “Tango” Basile keeping drug dealers off the street going 3-3. The Killer P’s made it a sibling rivalry with Kristen going 2-3 and an RBi while Brian P added a triple and 4 RBI’s. Everyone’s favorite Whisky Connoisseur Jake Cahill has been unstoppable thus far adding a 3-4 effort and 3 RBI’s playing with a heavy but full heart for his Grandmother.  Veteran Logger  Al Chiaino also came back from a injury plagued 2015 to contribute to his old team with a hit an run. 

Despite the offense, the real reason the Loggers got the W this week was thanks to the Loggers Outfield. The outfield was catching just about every hard hit ball their way, Condon, Cahill, Snoop and Nelson collectively got the Game ball, but shout outs go to Nelson who caught a massive bomb on the top of the dirt mound. 

We would love to report on the Gibson but they are currently boycotting the press until they secure their first win. We don’t like to call out possible upsets but the line you want to watch for next sunday is the AT/Gibson line. We have a feeling Gibson will be talking with us next week.

(Gibson 10/ Loggers 16)

 

3PM

Field #1: Gutter 86ers @ Clemerica (Grambo)

“If you are trying to bribe me, it’s going to take more than just smearing some BBQ sauce on my hand and staring off onto the field like nothing happened. oh wait…. this shit taste great. Ok – maybe a call or two. But I need more of this…”

Well it was Mal VP and Buttah’s 86ers vs Breezy’s Clemericans this week on field one.  With Nat the Bat off on the beach this week it was up to your humble reporter to cover this monstrous match-up, so we took the bullet and hung out in the park on the seventy degree sunny Sunday.  The press box was conveniently located under the tent next to the cocktail coolers, so any recollections of this game are to be read with Vinnie-colored glasses.

What we do know is this: Clem’s was not fucking around out of the gate.  They dropped six runs in the bottom of the first, capped off by a big ol three run homer from your boy Stryker.  The Celmericans also played some stellar D–even with Markow and Bobby out this week--Danny Mulligan played a lock-down SS and Rob connected with Shelly off of a very hard hit solid single from Erby to get the force at second and save a run in the sixth.  Speaking of Shelly–she held it down for the absent boys (and Nat, too) at the plate–she was 2-3 with a huge triple to lead off a four-run bottom of the seventh.

The 86ers were pretty cold–they only scored five runs.  But I’ll bet Mallory and Al played well. Other names of people on that team are Kate Sullivan, Talia, and Andre. That’s all we got. (Send in your recaps Buttah… Come on man)

Next week the 86ers get the newly undefeated (since week 3) Runaways, and Clemerica gets the morning game against RSC.

(86ers 5  / Clems 14)

 

5PM

Field #1: Roebling Sports Club @ St.Anselm (Kevin Belz)

You miss one week of WSL because your manager is the Commish and then get assigned the Game of the Week!  Amazing how that works out.  This time it was me asking Lou for the upset details and fishing for softball updates during my ‘off week’.  A lot of people are wondering how me and Lou remain friends while we work together and are surprised to hear this isn’t the first ‘collaboration’ we’ve had together!  We played SEGA NHL Hockey ‘95 in college, had a basketball team called Bass Ackwards and then invented a wackass hackeysack game in our living room that was part volleyball\part hacky sack.  There was really no point in that last sentence except for finally blogging about shit I did in the Bronx circa 1995-96.

So the St. Anselm (formerly the Joe Godsy’s Bukkakes….i just went right for it right there) came out against a struggling Roebling Sports Club team that has suffered more than their fair share of suffering.  But the Roebling Sportspeeps really have a good team and have just been missing Hogan!  Why are they playing so badly?  Who the fuck knows. They showed up this Sunday and as a guy with a Betty-bias, I know the Roebs are for real.  Big time rope-a-dopers who sneak up and remind you they go way back and only change their name occasionally, not like many OTHER teams.

The recaps from one of the writers was Homeric and contained more names than people on the team.  I’m pretty sure Pete made up a few batters with hits.  I mean….Bort?  Are we supposed to believe this Simpsons joke is really a guy on your team?  We’re all out of Bort.  Anywho…..Pete had a lot to say.  I’ve been copy pasting lately but now I’ll try quoting.  I’m not saying anything, but alls I’m sayin’ is, I think Pete’s shit is hinting at something.  I can’t quite put my finger on it but he did use the following words in his recap:  threesome, commanding, erupted, smacked, barehanded and ‘off the pine.’

The RSC recapper also gave tons of props to the opponent in the recap and then had his own very similar version of events in his own.  Let’s just say, Clinchy was killer post-concussion (Week 2) and went 3-4.  I mean I could go down the list of who had hits but you can say everyone gets a hit in a 18-16 affair.  The Roebbers went out early to a 10-0 lead with hits by Hogan, Pete and Sandor the Barbarian, but the former Imposers stormed back to make it 10-5 after 5 innings of play and hits by 15 of their 11 players  Like I said, everyone hit on each side of the diamond.  Hoffman, Silver, Jay, the Blanks, Anderson…..

It was a close match until Impose’s Bort hit one of his first big hits of the game (foreshadowing) and had 8 frickin RBIs on the day and went 4-5 with Homer (more foreshadowing).  The big play came in the 8th with Impose down and men on with Jay Bort at the plate.  On a liner to old school Hogan that escaped him (due to his playing the perfectly manicured Cali softball diamonds he won’t stop talking about) and the ole’ McCarren Hop got him for a bases clearing hit and the Anselms were up 18-15 going into the 9th where RSC tacked on one more but couldn’t complete the comeback. With the monster smash, ‘Big Hit Bort’ (nickname suggestion) sealed the victory for St Elmo’s Fire second victory of the season (and 4 weird ass games at that) and RSC was handed it’s 4th loss of the season.  

Anselm plays the Betty who they’ve beaten steadily since Bloomberg was in office while the Roeblings take on Clems, a tough team to face when you’re reeling from 0-4.  

(RSC  16 / St. Anselm 18)

 

Field #2: Turkey’s Nest Teachers @ Softspot Runaways (Grambo)

The Runaways and the Teachers came in to week four with one win between them. Sam Rio’s Oranges came out very fast and dropped four runs on Haz‘s TNT in the first frame.  But the Teachers stayed with it and scored three in the second.  And it stayed like that, with  Ronnie Ortiz, Tristan SchwartzmanLloyd Kim and MICKEY having great games, each with multiple hits keeping the TNT within striking distance.

Until the 8th inning.  Soft Spot got busy with six hits in a row to lead off–and then Jake capped it off with a huge three run homer.  All told, the Runaways plated eight runs in the inning.  The oranges got their first win–with solid games from Dietz–4 for 4 with a couple of RBI and Cesar with a big day on the bump and at the plate: 3 for 3 with a sac fly and 3 rbi. In fact, one through five in the Orange lineup each had multiple hits and RBI. Runaways win it, 16-9

Next week the Runaways will continue to try and romp through the Godsy North with the 86ers and TNT will get the mashers in black, Spike Hill.

(TNT 9 / Runaways 16)

 

HOMER WADSWORTH HAS BEEN FIRED!

We regret to inform you that we have officially terminated Homer Wadsworth from the WSL editorial team after a violent work place situation with another WSL writer Kevin Belz. After weeks of trying to get Homer to submit his recaps on time, Kevin finally confronted Wadsworth and the two exchanged some heated words which eventually lead to a punches being thrown from both sides. Kevin caught the worst of the dust-up and ended up with a black eye.

“At this point, we have terminated the employment of Homer Wadsworth effective immediately”, said WSL website editor Louis Giagrande. The WSL is now looking for more writers so if you are interested in getting involved in a potentially violent workplace, please let us know. Kevin Belz will be filling in for Homer until a proper replacement is found.

Side note: Kev’s black eye looks like a small purple ass is growing out of his eyeball.

Carry on….

 

 

 

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