Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Moment it All Went to Hell - Game 6

Way back in the bad old days, THE TEAM would lose and lose by a lot and play terrible softball. We are back to losing but we aren't terrible. We hang around and play well and then it seems like whoever we are playing suddenly remembers that they have to hit if they plan on winning. We make our errors but we have seen some teams that can really get around on the ball. So it's the same old story this week. We were up 8-1 and then ended up losing 17-9. On Point exploded in the 5th inning and then THE TEAM stops hitting and it all goes to hell. We batted .469 with 5 strikeouts. That means we are 2-4. THE TEAM hasn't lost 4 games in a season since the Summer of 2009. We have been spoiled by all those 7-3 seasons.

Just because we suck doesn't mean there shouldn't be tacos.

Peter went 4 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

Jude went 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs. She actually went 1 for 3 but we'll count one of those at-bats as a sacrifice since she drove in a run. Either way, tacos for Jude.

These are microwave tacos though.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

THE TEAM - Going Back to Hell

THE TEAM is 2-3 for the first half of the season. This last loss was a lot like the first loss. We were in a game and then all of a sudden Victorious Secret started hitting home runs at will. In the end it was 22-13. That was quite the opposite of fun. All that wet weather was no help either. It's fun to play under the lights and it was nice to get a break from all the roasting we did playing the last two games but after a few innings of chasing a wet ball in wet shoes with a wet shirt it sure started to feel like hot cocoa time.

Yes well boo hoo. Let's distribute some tacos and review some stats for the first half. But first, speaking of boo hoo, I failed to award tacos for game 4. I was asked why there was no blog entry and I had to admit that I was still bummed about striking out in Game 4. Or maybe I was bummed because I had to delete all those pictures of my crank out of my phone (Thanks a lot Brett Favre). Either way I didn't talk about Game 4. That means Terrence got screwed out of the tacos he should have been awarded by hitting 4 RBIs with a triple and a home run.

As for Game 5 Lou and Peter both had 3 RBIs. They both hit doubles. Lou went 4 for 4 and Peter went 3 for 4 and had a triple. Lou did have a leaping catch on a line drive. Lou, share your tacos with Peter.

Robbin gets tacos by going 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. Robbin played with pain to have her best game so far.

Let's look at our stat leaders:

Batting Average Gentlemen:

Lou .867
Rick .824
Terrence .786

Batting Average Ladies:

Jenny .556
Sarah .429
Sandy .417
Jude .417

RBIs Gentlemen

Peter L 13
Rick 10
Lou 8

RBIs Ladies

CJ 3
Sarah 3
Robbin 3

Lou (2)
Robbin (2)
Rick (2)
Peter L (2)
Terrence (2)

Lou (2)

Home Runs

It's been a rough first half but lets keep hustling and lets keep improving. We can win the second half and still make it to the championship game.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Team - Game 4

So no one blogged about Game 4 against Fugettaboudit.  I'm not entirely sure I remember everything about it, but I do know that we lost by only one heartbreaking run.  It was pretty evenly matched and it sucks to lose in such a close fashion.  I don't know about anyone else on The Team but I take those losses a lot harder than getting blown out.  I think I tend to analyze it too much and blame myself -- 'If I didn't walk that one batter, he wouldn't have scored on the subsequent hit and that's the one-run difference right there.'  I know it's all a Team effort and you could just as easily say, 'If that person got on base' or 'If that if that if that.'  ENOUGH!

The Team did well and it was a tough loss.  But we're back in action tomorrow and will hopefully stomp a mudhole in Victorious Secret and walk it dry!


Monday, October 4, 2010

THE TEAM is Clutch

For the second week in a row THE TEAM wins on the last at-bat. The Eye Catchers had some pretty good players. They lost their first two games by a lot so it was a surprise to see that they could play. It was a back and forth game with THE TEAM up 12-8 going into the sixth. We gave up 5 so THE TEAM needed one to tie and 2 to win. Jenny drove in the run we needed to force the tie breaker.

It looked like big trouble when the Eye Catchers managed ten bases but Lou and Jenny both hit singles and Peter L cleared the bases for a total of 11 for THE TEAM.

Sweet Victory!

THE TEAM should be proud. We keep it together and come through when we need to.

Many tacos for Lou! He played out of position and pitched a great game. He also went 4 for 5 with two triples and and home run.

Jenny gets tacos for going 4 for 4 with the much needed RBI in the bottom of the sixth. She also showed heart and hustle in the tie-breaker.

Let's give a vegetarian taco to Peter C who was patient at the plate and had two RBIs on walks. Jude gets a vegetarian taco too for her first RBI of the season and her .600 batting average.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Shout Out to the Fans!

Today I have been thinking what a cool thing it is to have fans who consistently come to the games. I'm looking at you, Jen, Liz, Laura, Rick's Dad and Rick's kids! Last week (and even this week--and every week!) I wouldn't have come out to watch in the heat, and yet there they are, cheering for us as we go to bat and as we get the outs. Thank you all for your dedication to cheer on our team!!!