Sunday, May 23, 2010

Preparation H League - Game 2

That was a tough loss. The Jensen Warriors are a terrible team with a serious grouch for a pitcher. We normally destroy them but THE TEAM had an alarming lack of pitchers this week. CJ and Peter and Lou did their best and we kept it close but clearly it was all too much.

So we are 1 and 1 so far this season. It looks like they made the right choice when they put us in H League.

But enough gloom and doom. Let's look at some numbers and award some fake ice cream. THE TEAM scored 11 runs and batted .556 so that's a positive. Four of our 15 hits were for extra bases.

A scoop of ice cream in a blue Milton Bradley mini-helmet goes to Lou who went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs. His home run was extra sweet because it came after their pitcher was complaining about calls to the umpire.

A scoop of ice cream in a pink Milton Bradley mini-helmet goes to Sandy who also went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Sandy has clearly come to play for Summer 2010. She is batting .500 with 2 RBIs so far this season.


Look out


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Putting the Hell in H League - Game 1

That title doesn't exactly make sense but who cares. The Summer Season got off to a great start with a 21-5 stomping of Los Dodgers. They should have called themselves Los Orioles. Actually let me take that back. They were a nice bunch of people who did not have a lot of softball experience so making fun of them here just seems like something Victor would do.

Let's take a moment and toot our own horns though. The lopsided score was not a case of THE TEAM cashing in on another teams horrible errors. THE TEAM played a game we can be proud of. We hit .588 with two home runs and 9 walks. Our defense was strong and our signage was first class. There was lots of hustle going on out there.

As far as a mythical award to acknowledge the outstanding players of the game goes, I received exactly zero suggestions. Thanks for all your help you bums.

Let's go with a scoop of ice cream in a Blue Milton Bradley mini-helmet. Lou went 5 for 5 with 6 RBIs but it has to go to Peter who hit two home runs and had seven RBIs.

The scoop of ice cream in a Pink Milton Bradley mini-helmet is another close call. Jenny went 2 for 2 with two walks and and 1 RBI but CJ went 2 for 2 with 2 walks and 2 RBIs. Hey that's too close to call, Jenny and CJ both win. (It's not like I have to come with any actual ice cream)

It was a good game by all even if Lisa was limping through it. We can look forward to going undefeated in the first half and getting the hell out of H League.


Monday, May 10, 2010

THE TEAM - The Simulated Stomping

THE TEAM played it's second practice game and once again it was a pounding. It was at the hands of a team that we would never see in G League so we certainly have nothing to be ashamed of. We played well. We batted .516 as a team with two walks and two home runs. Although this time we may or may not have been the most attractive team on the field. THE TEAM is certainly a dazzling bunch and I know we all strive for a Falcon Theatre level of good looking. Maybe this is the season for us to accomplish that.

Anyway, what the hell was that all about

We have to think of an award to give to to the outstanding players of the game along the lines of the VGITPOSA and the Jeffrey and the Maude. Does anybody have any ideas? Seriously you bunch of deadbeats. This isn't my blog. This blog belongs to THE TEAM. Anyone?

If we had such award to acknowledge in this space it would go to Peter. Lou went 3 for 3 with a Home Run and Terrence went 3 for 3 and Chris went 3 for 3 but Peter made some great plays in the field. ( On top pf going 2 for 3 with a Home Run).

Brooke also went 2 for 3 so she is awarded the mythical bottle of Gatorade.

It's nice to have reliable statistics to reflect on but keeping them sure was the opposite of fun.

Well practice is over and the summer season will start next week. The diamonds of Burbank will run red with the blood of our enemies. (Too much?)


Sunday, May 2, 2010

THE TEAM - The Scrimmage

Let's not call that a game. It really wasn't. It was a chance to welcome some new players and see that Brooke can run very fast and Kristin has good insticts for softball. It was a chance to see CJ and Lou pitch. It was a chance for Dave to shake the rust off. The team we were playing against were either an F League team or the Arizoan State Sun Devils. They scored on us many times and held us to a modest five runs.


I thought the afternoon was full of promise and look forward to going undefeated.

We were clearly the more attractive team. That's something to build on.