Wednesday, February 16, 2011

These Go to Eleven

As we found out in our doubleheader this past weekend, apparently it is OK by the rule books to have a PA system complete with annoying jazz/rap/funk music playing throughout the entire game AND a team member is allowed to take the microphone and provide live commentary during the last inning.

In preparation for our next game, I went ahead and ordered two (2) Marshall double stack amps and a CD entitled 'Sounds of the German Blitzkrieg 1939-1941' in preparation for our next game against the Eye Catchers.

Was I the only one annoyed by that, or was I the only one whose ears could not tune it out?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Game 4- Yo bartender, Jobu needs a refill.

Major League was released on April 7, 1989. That means Major League is old enough to drink. That movie shows a bunch of minimally talented misfits come together and become winners. What the hell does THE TEAM know about that!!! We are awesome!

It was mentioned in that stupid Cast Away post ( A "Wilson"? Really?) that THE TEAM swept a double header. In the second game THE TEAM batted .646 with 2 Home Runs, 6 Doubles, 1 Triple, no walks and 4 Strikeouts. Those are some attractive numbers (Except for the Strikeouts). We can also be proud that we held Fugittaboudit to only 4 runs. Holding any team to 4 runs in a slow pitch softball game is pretty strong.

Andrew went 5 for 5 with 3 RBIs. Roma went 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Melody went 2 for 5 with 1 RBI. All of THE TEAM was going nuts but the Jobu's rum can only go to one gentleman and one lady.

Justin went 5 for 5 with 2 doubles, 2 Home Runs and 7 RBIs. Jobu's rum for Justin.

Robbin 2 for 5 with 2 RBIs. Jobu's rum for Robbin.

Maybe we should rethink this. It was a great effort by everybody on THE TEAM and that makes it hard to trim it down to only two people. OK, Justin and Robbin are awarded Hats for Bats and a shot of Jobu's rum goes to Chris for being the best pitcher in all of H League. Chris throws strikes. If you want to score runs against THE TEAM you have to earn them because he isn't giving anything away. CJ dove head first back to second to avoid getting caught in a double play. That's gotta be Jobu's rum-worthy. Jenny went 3 for 5 but the rum would wasted on her.

The point is...


Game 3 - I... have made fire!

Can you believe Cast Away is 11-years-old? It seems like only yesterday I was punching myself in the neck to stay awake for that movie.

THE TEAM swept a double-header. That last time we did that we ended up playing for a championship. The EyeCatchers are a pretty good team that can't seem to beat us and this time was no exception. When it was all over it was 17-9.

THE TEAM batted .625 with a Home Run, 4 Doubles, 3 Triples, 4 walks and 5 Strikeouts.

In keeping with the Cast Away theme, we will award a "Wilson" to the outstanding efforts for Game 3.

Peter made a sweet play at SS and threw the runner out from one knee (CJ dug that throw out beautifully). Peter also blew up at the plate after a slow start. Peter hit for the cycle going 5 for 5 with 7 RBIs. Enjoy your Wilson Peter.

CJ dug that throw out beautifully (remember?). She also went 1 for 3 with an RBI and hustled hustled hustled. Enjoy Tom Hanks bloody handprint on your Wilson.

It was a great effort by everybody and it was nice to see that the two weeks off didn't slow us down.