Monday, November 23, 2009

THE TEAM - Fall 2009

That last game was an extra-large serving of slaughter. Those Unicorns could hit the ball anywhere they pleased. Their men and the women clearly knew how to handle their bats. THE TEAM couldn't keep up with that.

But enough of those a**holes

Overall THE TEAM had it's best season ever so we still have a lot to be proud of.

If we had an awards banquet for THE TEAM it would be impossible. Who would be MVP? Who would be our Most Improved Player? Who would be our Most Inspirational Player?

Every single player on THE TEAM fits into at least one of those categories.

#00 CJ was a strong hitter and absolute gold with her glove at first base.

#1 Destanie was always the first woman in the batting order because she can hit and she can run. She always played hard and could complete a double-play from second base like a pro.

#3 Lou was a great lead-off hitter who had several home runs throughout the season. He covered the earth from SS.

#4 Jenny was a versatile player who was able to play both the infield and the outfield on top of being a reliable hitter.

#11 Dave was able to hit for power and for average and did not have an error in CF.

#12 Lillian was a VGITPOSA winner for her pitching and kept improving as a hitter until the pad at second base decided to end her season. (Bastard!)

#13 Sandy was a whole new deal at the plate in the Fall 09 season. She swung well and didn't strikeout and had some serious hits that would have been hits in any league. Not to mention that Sandy is the reason THE TEAM still exists.

#14 LeighAnne was great at keeping the ball in front of her in RF. She was always positive and always played hard. In my mind she is forever attached to Meredith.

#16 Terrence was a versatile and flexible player in the field and a hitter that could will himself on base by being so fast.

#24 Peter had some great home runs along with a complete game victory pitching and solid play at Third Base.

#26 Meredith was all hustle all day. She improved every week and always had fun. And in my mind she is forever attached to LeighAnne.

#27 John only played half of the season but found his softball instincts and saved some home runs by backing up the other outfielders perfectly.

#31 Victor was kind of noisy and crazy but was flawless in left field and a dangerous hitter. That is why the VGITPOSA is named after him. (That and I feared for his safety)

#42 Sarah was an RBI machine. She could come to bat in big situations where we needed runs and she could come up when we were up by 15 but you knew the runs were coming in.

#99 Chris was the ace of the pitching staff. He has always been good, but this season he really took it to another level with strikeouts and very few walks.

All of the seasons that THE TEAM has been around have been fun, but it is a lot more fun to win. So good job everybody. Hey! VGITPOSA for everyone!!!


1 comment:

Leigh Anne said...

And Rick... a reliable coach who always listened! You were with us when we Victor usually :)...and when we were mad...WHAT IS with the mouth guard on that guy???!!!!???! Thanks for a great season...and a great way to end the year. We are total winners in my mind! I agree that MVP goes to everyone for keeping our chins up and definitely most improved!!!