Sunday, June 27, 2010

H League Part 6 or Part 2 Vol. 1

Or whatever.

THE TEAM only managed 11 runs this week. In the four games that we have actually played (not including the forfeit) we have been averaging 17.5 a game. Our defense was awesome and our pitching was awesome and we held Los Dodgers to only two runs so 11 runs was plenty.

That last time we saw Los Dodgers they were a brand new team with a lot to learn about the dog eat dog world of Coed Softball. They clearly have been learning because they made some great plays. They also issued zero walks. That's a first for THE TEAM.

THE TEAM batted .537 with no walks and no home runs. That brings our season batting average to .583. Who gives a s**t about that, let's hand out some fake ice cream.

Victor went 3 for 3 with a double and a triple and 2 RBIs but Victor already got his scoop of ice cream in Game 3. He gets the same "screw you" that Lou had to absorb last week. I went 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBIs but I can't go with the giant a(dash)hole move of patting myself on the back like that.

A scoop of ice cream in a Blue Milton Bradley mini-helmet goes to Dave who went 3 for 3 with an RBI. This raises his batting average to .889 which leads THE TEAM.

Destanie went 3 for 5 with 3 RBIs but she already got a scoop of ice cream in Game 5. She gets the same "screw you" that Victor had to absorb just a couple of sentences ago. (Rough week for the Garcias, well for three of them anyway)

CJ went 2 for 5 and Kristin hit a double but A scoop of ice cream in a Pink Milton Bradley mini-helmet goes to Sarah for her triumphant return as Amberle. She helped us to not forfeit and she picked up right where she left off with those nice line drives to go 3 for 5.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Bell of Victory

Even though I haven't been able to play with you all for a little bit now, I'm there in spirit. Here is a picture of me and the Bell of Dana at the Nishi Hongwanji Temple in downtown LA. I'm going to ring this bell when we win. Well, not really, but I'll think about it.

"The large bell, called Bonsho in Japanese, weighs 2,500 pounds, is three feet two inches in diameter and four feet six inches high. It sits in a bell tower that has a base twenty feet by twenty feet and a total elevation of seventeen feet."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"H" League as in "H"ome - Game 5

We finished the first round of H League 4-1. Naturally that means we are in 3rd place. Salem Heat took first place so they are on their way to playing the second half of their season in G League. Yes we just beat them up 17-6 but there is some kind of weird tie breaker in place that I am not going to bother to understand. It looks like this:

Salem Heat (4-1) beat the Jensen Warriors - lost to THE TEAM
Jensen Warriors (4-1) beat THE TEAM - lost to Salem Heat
THE TEAM (4-1) beat Salem Heat - lost to Jensen Warriors

It feels a little like we got screwed but I guess somebody was going to have to be Texas and somebody was going to have to be Oklahoma. (That probably only made sense to three people on THE TEAM but it has to do with the Big XXII championship... who cares)

THE TEAM batted only .484 with 9 walks in game five. That is by far our worst collective effort at the plate this year. Lucky for THE TEAM the players that were hitting were really hitting.

That means a scoop of ice cream in a Pink Milton Bradley mini-helmet goes to Destanie. She went 4 for 5 with 5 RBIs. Clearly she is hitting for two.

Lou went 4 for 4 with 3 doubles and 3 RBIs but he already had a scoop of ice cream and this award needs to be spread around so screw you Lou. (Maybe that was too rough, all I'm saying is that it was a great game but once you get the award you cannot win it again. Although CJ split one and was awarded another one but... you know what I'm going to stick with screw you Lou)

Chris gets the scoop if ice cream in the Blue Milton Bradley mini-helmet. He had a rough inning right toward the end but he is Mr. Reliable when he is pitching.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"H" as in where the "H"ell is the other team

The Warriors completely failed to show up. It counts as a victory which is nice because we ended up spending the evening getting stomped by the Maeves Residuals. Because there is no game to examine and review and criticize, lets get into our stats for the three games that we have actually played.

Here are the batting average leaders (The number in parenthesis is how many games they have played.)

Lou (2) .889
Rick (3) .857
Dave(2) .833

Jenny (2) 1.000
Sandy (3) .500
CJ (3) .444


Peter (3) 11
Victor (3) 9
Lou (2) 8

CJ (3) 5
Destanie (3) 4
Sandy (3) 3

Doubles - Lou, Dave, Jenny, Rick, Peter

Triples - Lou, Kristin, Rick, Terrence, Victor

Somehwere in there I'm sure that Chris and Terrence have combined for between 75 and 100 strikouts but I haven't kept those statistics.


Sunday, June 6, 2010

H2 - Game 3

THE TEAM rolled on to sweet victory. What this will mean as far as H League Standings is a complete mystery. The Burbank Park and Rec website does not even include G Leage in its posted standings. Talk about second class citizens. We were first class all the way for Game 3 though. The Riverside Cafe 86ers were given the mercy option. It was decided, after some boo hooing, that we would keep playing. The umpire didn't even could Victor's last RBI on the official scorecard. I can't imagine what Victor would have done to him if he knew that.

So the final score was officially 21-9 but we had 22 RBIs . THE TEAM batted .667 for the game. That is something we can all be proud of.

Dave went 3 for 3 with a home run and 5 RBIs. (We will not count his last at-bat after the mercy because he was encouraged by the umpire to give the 86ers their last chances at the plate)

Peter went 4 for 4 with a home run and 3 RBIs but the scoop of ice cream in the blue Milton Bradley mini-helmet goes to Victor who went 4 for 4 with two home runs, a triple, and seven RBIs.

Sandy has maintained her .500 average and added an RBI to her total.

Kristin went 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI.

Jenny is actually batting 1.000 for the season

But the scoop if ice cream in the pink Milton Bradley mini- Helmet goes to CJ with the bad knee who played through the pain to go 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs.