Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Spike Hill 13 6 .684 243 194
Roebling Sports Club 11 8 .579 220 177
Turkey's Nest 9 9 .500 178 199
AT All-Stars 4 14 .222 138 203
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Gibson 15 4 .789 238 169
St. Anselm 13 6 .684 214 151
R Bar 7 11 .389 175 244
A Bar Runaways 4 14 .222 120 178
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Clems 13 6 .684 223 171
The Bedford Yetis 10 8 .556 205 207
Loggers 7 11 .389 158 166
The Gutter 86ers 8 11 .421 201 216
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Kilo Bravo 13 5 .722 233 165
Parkview Scorpions 11 8 .579 215 174
Turkey's Teachers 0 18 .000 132 312
- 1 1 .500 10 17

Schedule

Championship Sunday - Sep 23
11:00 Parkview Scorpions @ Clems 1
Roebling Sports Club @ Spike Hill 2
2:00 North Champion @ South Champion 2

Last Week's Results

Championship Sunday - Sep 23
Parkview Scorpions0 @ Clems 0
Roebling Sports Club0 @ Spike Hill 0
North Champion0 @ South Champion 0

2018 WSL End of Season Message from the Commish

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

End of Season Message from…yeah…me.

As customary after the conclusion of every season, I post an End of Season Message. This being the end of my sixth season as Commish, and probably the most difficult, I wanted to give an update on the state of the league.

First off, big congratulations to Clems and all the players who finally won the championship on Sunday. Breezy has been in the WSL for a long time and has helped out quite a bit from BBQs, to the Rules Committee, and I’m really happy his team won and Breez is a WSL Champ. Congrats, Breezy!

To RSC, Spike Hill and Parkview, I know it’s tough to get to Championship Sunday and not win it all…I’ve been there! But, there is nothing to be bummed out or ashamed about. As I say to anyone who will listen, it’s not easy to win the championship. You don’t just “accidentally” win it. It takes a lot of hard work, comradery, talent, patience, strategy and of course, some luck. And there’s always next year!

To all the sponsors who pay good money to allow us to run around playing a child’s game and ruin our livers on a weekly basis from March until December, thank you! This is to Sean @ RSC & Bedford, Kate @ Kilo & Soft Spot, Megan @ The Gibson, Mike @ Parkview, Steve @ Turkey’s Nests, and to all the others I may have missed. Thank you again!

To the people who help run the league, thank you! It’s not an easy job as we all know and without you, I wouldn’t be able to do it all. Gerald for doing the fields every Sunday so we can play every dang Sunday. Justin for working out the schedule for all the teams and entering the results every Sunday and Monday. Richie and Craig for helping track all the games played by players, this is NOT an easy job! Thanks to McNelis and Megan and Toolan for fixing the fields up on Saturday so by the time Sunday rolls around, we’re in good shape to play. To Grahambo for organizing the Hall of Fame, holy crap that was great! Thanks to Lou for organizing and putting together all the tournaments during the holidays this year, everyone LOVES them! To Erik Pendzich for all the photos and making us all look like better and amazing players than we truly are. Amazing work, as always!! Also a shout out to Chad and Corey for raising all the money for the WSL Tractor! It’s awesome! Oh and I want to say thanks to David Martin and Ados for setting up the DJ equipment and making Championship Sunday into a true party at the fields.

To the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees: Jordan Heller, Jen “10” Huges, Bobby Knapp, Jr. and Winnie – You three are such great additions to the WSL HOF and are a true testament to how amazing this league is to your lives and to ours. Your plaque will soon be on the benches at the park and pictures will be up and they will live there for eternity! Or until a homeless person rips them off and sells the brass for beer money.

Thanks to the members of the Rules Committee who work with me and deal with all the fun stuff that goes on in the league: Kristen, Nat the Bat, Steph, Zak, Pete, Richie, Pizza, Will, Leo, and Breezy. Thanks for all your help!

And to all the managers…thank you! I know it’s not easy to muster up a team every Sunday for an entire summer, but it’s pretty amazing that we do it for like 23 Sundays. Great job, everyone! Thank you for all your hard work.

In addition to the above, I want to recognize Kristen Miller and Alex Dubin both for organizing their respective charities and raising money to help them. This is an incredible effort by both of them and together they raised over $3K for each of their charities. It’s amazing to think about all the good that the WSL does when we actually put our minds together. Miller raised money for children who were separated from their families when they entered the country. The money went to legal fees to reunite them with their families. Just think, if that money helped reunite just 1 child with his family, what an incredible accomplishment that would be! And to Dubin, he raised money for Mount Sinai Children’s Hospital and so just think, if that money helped save just 1 child’s life…again, what an incredible accomplishment! So, to both Dubin and Miller, thank you!!!

I want to give a special shout out to Leo Otero who is retiring this year from the WSL and Managing the Umps. This guy has busted his hump to organize and manage them for the past 3 years and he has done an amazing job! He’s managing a team and still running the Umps during the Fall League, so if you see him, please give him a high five and buy this guy a beer!! Thanks for being a great friend and a good dude.

So, what’s in store for the WSL in the future?? Well, in the immediate future we have an empty slot left to fill, however, others have suggested maybe we leave it open so that teams can have a bye week during the season? It’s a long season… so, I’m not sure what we’ll do.

In case you don’t know, The Parks Department isn’t planning on doing anything to the dirt fields for some time, so we have at least 2 years before we have to move over to the concrete. This is good news. If we do hear of anything we will of course let everyone know.

As you all probably know…the friggin L train goes down next April for like the next 938493 years. So, yeah, good luck with that. There will be many carpools for next season I am sure, and hopefully we can get through it. Maybe we can work something out for people coming from the city or who rely on the L train? I’m sure we’ll think of something.

With all this being said, let it be known that the Williamsburg Softball League is stronger than ever. We are as united as ever and are as firm in the Williamsburg Community as we have ever been. Let’s keep getting each other’s backs, let’s fight for each other, defend our friends and our league and keep this going. There are still many relationships, friendships and lifetime bonds to be made. I hope you all can join me in continuing to celebrate this league and work together to keep it rolling into the future.

Thank you all and I’ll see you all out on the fields!

– H

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