Monday, September 28, 2009

No More Mister Nice Team - Game 2

THE TEAM really should have cut loose after our win. If we are going to play like we are hungover, we might as well be hungover. The nice thing is that we fell apart as a team. We were united in our ability to crash and burn on the softball diamond. Of course it did not help that the team we were playing handled themselves the way they did. We may have met them in G League, but they were A League a**holes!

The VGITPOSA goes to Peter for breaking the seal and driving in Terrence for the first of our three runs.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

#14 Leigh Anne

We have all answered these questions. Oh wait, not all of us. There are new people. Let's learn about #14 Leigh Anne.

1) How did you end up on THE TEAM?
I work with Carrie and used to work with Sandy. CJ suggested hubby Rob play on the team so he did, knowing the sports enthus that he is. The Team seemed like a fun place to be and great group of cats to hang with so I asked to play too!

What positions have you played so far this season? Do you have a favorite?
Do you have a favorite? Catcher, this being my first game today of the season. Otherwise I like the one in between RF and CF...rover? And I like catcher on hot days so I'm in the shade...he he he!

3) Is there a special reason you chose 14 for your jersey number?
I chose 14 cause my daughter's birthday is on Valentines Day.

4) Did you play sports in school? What teams were you on and what school did you play for?
I played softball when I was much younger...elementary school until I tried to catch the ball with my nose and fractured it...that was the end of softball. In high school I was on the swim team for all 4 years, I loved it and to this day if I could choose any sport it would be swimming...except to watch...Lakers take that one! Oh and I went to Glendale High.

5) Besides your outstanding softball ability, what other talents do you have?
I'm highly organized, I have useless info about all sorts of music and musical groups, I can wiggle my nose without moving my face, I leap tall buildings in a single bounce, I can always make someone feel better and I'm curiously strong at lifting things like an altoid.

6) Can I have $50

Sunday, September 20, 2009

No More Mister Nice Team - Game 1

THE TEAM is actually undefeated. Is it just me or should we be pretty proud? I took a poll and it came out 1-0 that we should be proud. We were ahead and then fell behind 7-4. Then it was 9-5. Then we had seven run inning to go up 12-9. At that point Lillian came back in and slammed the door. There was a home run by Dave and almost another home run by Peter. There was a great catch to end the game by Destanie. Strong!

Before these posts got sidetracked last season, I wanted to post a Manny Ramirez Is That Guy on Something Award for each game. Victor won one and seemed determined to get another one. I was sure he was going to end up in an ambulance. Manny is only batting .283 with 13 home runs and 54 strikeouts in the post-suspension narrative. (These aren't horrible numbers but are they worth $23,000,000?) Anyway, this season we are going to go with the Victor Garcia Is That Player on Something Award (VGITPOSA).

Game 1 is easy. Lillian gets the VGITPOSA for her great job pitching.