Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Parkview Scorpions 17 4 .810 300 162
St. Anselm 11 9 .550 204 200
Clems 8 10 .444 182 178
Pete's Candy Store 6 12 .333 164 205
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Roebling Sports Club 14 5 .737 225 162
Loggers 12 7 .632 247 185
Gibson 6 12 .333 172 236
AT All-Stars 6 12 .333 154 247
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Echo Bravo 12 8 .600 246 173
The Gutter 86ers 9 9 .500 198 210
Turkey's Nest 5 13 .278 174 264
Carmine's Bombers 0 18 .000 114 318
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Parkview Panthers 17 4 .810 289 196
Kilo Bravo 10 9 .526 261 229
Turkey's Nest Titans 9 9 .500 217 213
The Bedford Yetis 9 10 .474 231 200

Schedule

Championship Sunday - Sep 26
11:00 St. Anselm @ Parkview Scorpions 1
Echo Bravo @ Parkview Panthers 2
3:00 Parkview Scorpions @ Parkview Panthers 2

Last Week's Results

Championship Sunday - Sep 26
St. Anselm4 @ Parkview Scorpions 9
Echo Bravo7 @ Parkview Panthers 9
Parkview Scorpions10 @ Parkview Panthers 5

Week 16 – Recap

Wed, Jul 24, 2013

What an action-packed day at the park this past Sunday, amiright? We had FIVE heartbreaking near-comeback-from-behind-to-win efforts, a Good Co hit parade, and DANGER when a runaway bat flew out of the batter’s box and into the crowds. And, of course since it’s Williamsburg, we also had THIS guy. Yes, that is most definitely a pet pigeon on his shoulder. Read on for all the games’ breakdowns blow by blow.

 

10AM

Field #1: Clemerica vs. Gibson (Shortz)

Gibson warm ups

Gibson showed up at an approximate time of 6:30am to allegedly steal what Clemerica believes to be their bench and run pre-game sprints. They were ready to tango with the Battleship. The Gibson managed to keep it close until the middle innings when the hitting ceased to occur. By the 9th inning they had a total of 8 hits all game (3 from my homeboy, Grambo). They quickly turned the tables by smacking in 6 runs to make things interesting. With the bases loaded, they were so close they could taste it…but ultimately left everyone on base as the next batter rolled “snake eyes”, and it was game over for the Gibson.

Battleship offensive highlights include Wiggins’ 1st homerun of the day (spoiler alert) that he didn’t even have to run out (we’ll say it’s a “broken leg”, so Carlos ran for him) Todd Splinter rocked 4 infield doubles. As for defense, Clemerican Markow moonlighting in left field (despite actually playing Shortstop) and Rob having an amazing catch whilst hugging the light pole out in right field.

The Gibson also had a decent defense with the exception of one inning. Ah, that one inning fuck up, it happens to the best of us…except if you’re Spike Hill.

(Clemerica 14 / Gibson 9)

Field #2: duckduck vs. AT (Shortz)

What started off as looking like a tight game quickly turned disastrous for the ducks. On track for a 1-2-3 1st inning escalated quickly into AT scoring 4 on us. Many a 2-out rally from the Allstars ensued, with well-placed hits and bizarre overthrows in the field. Our hits were few and far between, with the exception of our fearless leader Jake and resident whaler Hogan, who both went 3-4 with a homer. We also learned that inconsistent pausing when pitching is somehow not allowed (yet another grey hair in the rules- le sigh).

On the AT bench, Nate “my best friend” Buchik was a triple short of the cycle and Justin “The Stick” Moench had a real “four-full” day by scoring 4 times, having 4 rbi’s and going 4-5. Along with pitcher Jimmy “Two Strikes”, they received the AT Game Cape honors (whatever that is).

PeteMo and even our Commish lost money betting Allstar Mickey “Smiles” that we would win it all, money I’m sure he’ll subsequently invest back into his “lucrative” Drunk Tank business. As much as it pains me to say this, always bet on GBlack.

(AT Allstars 16 / duckduck 7)

12PM

Field #1: Gibson vs. Turkey’s Nest (GBlack)

“The Big Hurt” was out for blood, even her own teammate’s

ALMOST!!!! Goddamn it…almost!!! The Turkey’s Nest continued its sub par play this season and narrowly escaped with a victory against a very determined Gibson team. TN Pitcher Zac, pitching in his last game of the season, was spectacular but the Nester’s offense had a power outage and never really strung many hits together. Luckily, TN’s version of “Charlie’s Angles”, Christie “The Big Hurt”, Laura and Trish did their girl power thing. Trailing 10-3, Gibson had yet another near-comeback in the 9th, when rookie slugger Marcin “The Polish Sausage” Smolinski came up to the plate. After being pitched around all day and with the tying run on 3rd, he once more worked the count. With a 3-0 count, The Kielbasa King finally got his pitch and hit a rocket down the left field line only for it to be snagged by the 3rd baseman, Korny. SO CLOSE! Turkey’s quest to reach .500 continues, as does the The Gibson’s (0-13) slide.

(Turkeys 6 / Gibson 5)

Field #2: 2nd Chance vs. Clemerica (Shortz)

To recharge between games, the Battleship indulged in snacking on oranges and whipping out some water balloons (good ol’ Clemerica hijinks).

Throughout most of their game the 86ers looked, in the words of Mayor Al Buttah, “te-riii-bley”, scoring only 2 runs while giving up about 7 unearned runs.

A couple of Clem’s players had exact replica batting as in game 1, with Wiggins getting another homer after he lined one that got past the outfield and Todd Splinter hitting 4 more infield doubles. Stryker’s pauses were longer than ever, helping to bring his strikeout total to 18ks for the season.  But since “Karma is bitch”, he also went 0-12 for the day (including a k).

Ask anyone who watched and they’ll say the main highlight was the epic two and a half minute stare down between Sargent Andre and Stryker in the 9th inning during Stryker’s freeze-frame wind-up. Unfazed, the Sargent stood strong and ready, then proceeded to belt an opposite field single. Inspired by their teammate’s bravery, the 86ers woke the fuck up and commenced a massive 2-out rally, stringing together 8 hits for 6 runs. Unfortunately it was all for not, as they still came up short.

Silver lining for Second Chance is that they still managed to hold the Battleship to 10 runs, and their 9th inning rally may’ve been one the best come backs these eyes have ever seen.

After back-to-back games involving teams nearly coming back in the 9th inning, Breezy reportedly no longer has fingernails. Congrats to Clemerica for finally knocking duckduck out of 4th place in the North. Here’s to seeing how next week turns out. Mwahaha….ha.

(Clemerica 10 / 2nd Chance 8)

2PM

Field #1: Soft Spot vs. RBar (GBlack)

Certainly R is the letter of the day

The Bums looked to continue their great stretch of winning softball against their rivals, former Union Poolers, who have had an amazing 9-1 record in their last 10 games against Rbar. (talk about having a team’s number)

After taking an early 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning, Soft Spot must have been thinking “We’ve Got This”.  But, the Big Blue Machine’s Josh Rodriguez highlighted a 4-run 3rd inning with a 2-run single, and Jason Merhaut padded that lead with a 2-run homer. You won’t find a more resilient group than the battlle-tested Yetis. Steph “Baby Boy” Muentes led the comeback to tie the game at 6 heading into the 8th inning. Star of the Game, Josh, willed his team to re-take the lead by beating out an infield single, then scoring after his best Tasmanian Devil impression on the base paths, causing defensive havoc. Bums’ Teddy Brown and Nat “the Bat” contributed to 3 more runs. What’s that old adage? Never sleep on a Yeti in the 9th inning? Well, Rbar didn’t and finished off a close game with an amazing throw from birthday boy Adam “Cac” Caccavale, who threw out a runner at 3rd and killed the Soft Spot comeback.

(RBar 10 / Soft Spot 8)

Field #2: Pete’s vs. 3 Kings (Shortz)

Now with more chunks!

Many moons ago, I promised a 3 Kings recap in Ye Old English. I’ve (hopefully) done you one better by plugging the game’s highlights into Shakespearean prose. I am classing up this joint today, enjoy.

Sirrah Stash is the greatest royal, his team was able to do least,
Yet most suspected, as this game’s time and place
Doth make against Three Kings of this direful loss;

I will be brief, for my short date of breath
Is not so long as is a tedious tale.
Three Kings, there lost, faced off with the Store of Pete’s Candy;
Ol’ Stash’s roster, seemingly dead, from “horse-drawn” accidents and military duties:
The two armies doth battled; revisiting Pete’s stol’n mudfest-day
Was Pete’s dooms-day, whose deficit of four
Banish’d the new runs to the game
For whom, and not for 3 Kings, the score evened.
Kirby, remove’th his shame by slamming a tater,
Betroth’d for Jimmy’s Diner his ball
To tie-eth the match: then comes Ed to the plate,
And, with wild looks, to bid his ball devise some homerun mean
To rid 3 Kings from this game advantage,
Or in field 2’s cell there would one team kill thyself.
Then Pete’s rejoiced in the 9th, so tutor’d by their 3 run-lead,
The Royal army threatened to take; Jose Martinez’s 2-run homer so took effect
This 3 Kings threat, for it wrought on Pete’s
The form of death came 3 Kings by falling one run short.

A glooming peace this past Sunday with it brings;
The Big Buds, for sorrow, will not be “to-go”:
Go hence, to have more talk of these sad stats and outcomes;
Some teams shall be pardon’d, and some punished:
For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Sirrah Stash and his Nick Tomeo.

(Pete’s 10 / 3 Kings 9)

4PM

Field #1: Turkey’s Teachers vs. Good Co. (GBlack)

yerrrr out

TNT’s plan to lull the league into a false sense of security with piss poor playing on  both offense and defense is proceeding well. They are playing like they want Spike Hill in the 1st round playoffs. Teacher’s Manager, Haz Khawaja pitched relatively well for at least half of the game, keeping Good Company to 8 runs before they blew it wide open late. New additions to the faculty, Cesar Guzman and Brian Davila provided some hope for rebuilding, with solid plays in the outfield and gunning out greedy Pinks wanting extra bases. With a match-up vs. Black Betty looming next in their double-header day, this was a classic trap game. But, the veteran Pinks exercised their hitting muscles and tallied 20 runs, their best offensive output of the season. TNT drops to 2-11 and continue to work towards that 1st round playoff-upset dream.

(Good Co. 20 / Turkeys Teachers 4)

Field #2: Black Betty vs. Loggers (Shortz)

There’s no yoga in baseball!

With Cap’n Brenner relaxing once again on the beaches of Fire Island, the Brooklyn Loggers continued their 0-for-forever streak against the indomitable Black Betty “Bruisers” (a nickname- how cute).

Once again shorthanded, the Loggers line-up contained only 10 players, two of whom were suffering from considerable injuries. Meanwhile, Black Betty had a full squad for the first time all season. Of their 13, five were lady-Betty’s, who produced a combined 7 of their total 20 game RBIs. And if memory serves me, Chelsey rocked it at 2B, however I was crashing a children’s party with Violet during the game, so that could be any given week when she plays (winky face) P.S. she’s missing her tortoiseshell “ray bans” if anyone she them…They were from Target.

In typical Black Betty fashion, they scored at least 1 run in every inning. The game was tied 2-2 in the second inning, but Black Betty kept the pressure on, and the Loggers were never able to mount a comeback.

Black Betty pitcher extraordinaire, Holland, threw his underhanded heat to great effect, only giving up 3 runs total as he stymied the gelid Logger bats. The Loggers organization is not dispirited by their most recent loss and very much looking forward to next week’s meeting with poultry pedagogues, Turkey’s Teachers.

(Black Betty 16 / Loggers 3)

6PM

Field #1: Brooklyn Bowl vs. Spike Hill (Shortz)

Sunday closed out with a real barn burner on field 1. Brooklyn Bowl jumped out to an early lead scoring 3 in the top of the first. Spike Hill answered with 3 in the bottom of the first, powered by a monster homer from Phil Michael and added by some questionable BB defense. As predicted, Spike Hill continued their unofficial HR derby with Alex hitting a massive bomb, O’Malley hitting a “McCarren homer”, and Kevin “Singles Hitter” Kane is telling more people about the triple he hit over Godsy’s head than about his week old son.

The Bowlers also hit a shit-ton to mount a huge comeback, thanks to Godsy, Jay Silver, Mike Olin, and Christian Ver Halen. But in a surprise to no one, Spike Hill immediately rallied and pulled ahead 12-7. The Bowlers rallied once more in the top of the 9th. They had the bases loaded with one out and the tying run up to bat, but could only muster 2 runs.

It was a day of defensive heroics by both squads. On the Spike Hill side, Morgan killed it at 2nd base (obviously), Greg “Good Times” Todd made a dope backhand in the hole at 1B and threw a seed to 3rd to nab the lead runner, and Alex made some nice plays at short in his first start of the year whilst simultaneously doing stand up comic.

As for the Bowlers, had it not been for 2nd baseman Palma Blank and Sir Godsy himself, Spike Hill could have easily won the game by 10 runs.  Palma had a stupendous over-the-shoulder-catch in the 8th in no mans land. And the catch of the day was Joe catching a bomb on field #2, (fun fact- As Godsy was staked out by 2B on Field 2 for “new dude” Doug’s already infamous long ball, Kevin from Betty threw him a warm-up grounder. Then as Doug smashed one that almost reached the backstop, Godsy had to drop the ball and sprint back to make the impressive catch. Talk about multi-tasking). Unfortunately, the Bowlers’ heroics fell short and Spike Hill keeps on keepin’ on.

(Spike Hill 12 / Brooklyn Bowl 9)

Field #2: Black Betty vs. Good Co. (GBlack)

d’oh

The final field 2-time slot on Sunday featured a great match-up with sweet revenge written all over it. Good Co. had given The Champs their worst defeat of the season, a 15-1 punch in Week 13, and yearned for a 2-peat. The always-prideful Betty wanted to demonstrate that game was a horrible fluke. This game certainly didn’t lack excitement. BB living legend, JB$ was back on the hill for the 1st time in awhile, holding The Pinks scoreless for the first 4 innings whilst the Black jumped to a early 5 run lead. The team formerly known as Enids started the ol’ chip-away dance and battled back to knot it up 7-7 and go into extra innings.

At some point during this dance, Cesar’s bat took on a mind of it’s own and flung itself into the crowd, or more specifically, directly at Shortz who was holding baby Annabelle. Luckily, she ducked at the last moment and all were saved…Except for a passerby that then stepped on the bat and fucked up her ankle, but who cares.

Black Betty rookie, Andrew Killian, who was 4-5 on the day, contributed to the 3 runs scored in the top of the 10th. Playing their 19th inning of a long day, Wally and Co. responded by hitting back-to-back home runs! With one out and a jawing Shirtless Sam fired up on 3rd base (representing the tying run), the stage was set for extra-extra innings. Attempting to “carpe diem”, Sam charged home on a hard hit grounder to Holland, only to be tagged out by pitcher JB$ at the plate. That play took the wind out of the Pink’s sails and a lazy pop fly to right ended the game. Betty gets their redemption win, ending the day with a thriller. The Champs (10-3) are surging in the second half and eying not only the division lead but the top spot in the league. Good Co. (7-6) goes 1-1 on the day and stay comfortably in the middle of the crowded South pack.

(Black Betty 10 / Good Co. 9)

Until Next Time…

Toodles,

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