Monday, March 14, 2011

Game 6 Recap Part Deux

That was a bit of a rough game yesterday. Thanks to everyone for hanging in there and pulling out a W against those guys. Was it just me or did that first baseman remind anyone else of former WWE wrestler Headbanger Thrasher? (see photo) I think it was Peter that made the initial connection but the more I think about it, the more I can't get it out of my head.

Anyway, the first inning was rough especially for me. It felt like I gave up 14 runs but later I found out it was "only" six. It's hard when the pitching gets to your head and the other team is just standing there doing nothing. Alas, persistence, patience and some tight defense helped us catch up and eventually grind out a win. We all know how much it sucks to have the other team come from behind and win, so it's especially rewarding when it's our Cinderella story that graces the front page of the Burbank sports section.

As Rick said, it was important that none of us came unglued and we held it together. It's games like that that make me proud of how far our team has come and how well we are coming together. I think the only game we've lost so far was the first game of the season (I think), which means we're on a 5-game winning streak. Here's to more.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Game 6 - !!!!!

That was a great comeback in an important game for THE TEAM. H1We1 was a G League team that came down to H League after the first round. Beating them would be essential if we want play for the championship. THE TEAM had a slow start and finished the first inning down 5 to 0. That's quite a hole to dig out of. The nice thing is that nobody came unglued. We kept it together and chipped away at their lead little by little.

THE TEAM batted a season-low .370 with no home runs. There were only two hits for extra bases all game. However, the defense was strong holding them to only two runs for the rest of the game and THE TEAM was able to get it together when we needed to for an 11-7 win. It seemed like everybody was doing just enough at just the right time.

In the Fall 2009 season after our first win we said that if everyone died of a heroin overdose THE TEAM would still not have a losing season. (They had all been losing seasons up to that point.) Chris Commented "Sweet! Let's get some heroin".

Heroin for Chris for going 3 for 4 with a double and 3 RBIs on top of bouncing back from a rough start to show why is the best pitcher in H League.

Heroin for Robbin who had 2 RBIs in a tight game.


Monday, March 7, 2011

THE TEAM - Round 1

Our only loss in the first round was to The Ballers. We tied 12-12 and lost in the tie-breaker. Fugittaboudit could not beat them yesterday so THE TEAM finished in second and will stay in H League. Still, 4-1 is pretty strong. We've only allowed 34 runs and scored 82. THE TEAM is coming together.

Game 5 was no exception. Softball Ain't a Game couldn't keep up and THE TEAM wins 17-6. That is just an average game for us. Seriously. Do the math. As far as awards for the game, how boring will it be to just give it Justin again. He had 9 RBIs. He had more RBIs than the whole other team. (Of course winning and having an outstanding player like Justin not boring. Let's not be misunderstood here)

Let's look at some leaders for the first round

Batting Average

.947 Justin
.833 Lou
.769 Chris

.636 Jenny
.526 Melody
.368 Robbin


22 Justin
11 Andrew
10 Lou
10 Peter

4 Robbin
3 CJ
2 Melody
2 Roma


Andrew (5)
Justin (4)
Peter (3)
Rick (2)
CJ (1)
Chris (1)


Lou (2)
Peter (1)
Rick (1)

Home Runs

Justin (6)
Lou (1)

THE TEAM is looking good. The championship dream still lives. Who wants a blue t-shirt!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

THE TEAM - The Name

A couple season ago the idea was floating around about changing the name of THE TEAM (That was how we ended up with that those "tacos" being awarded for the games). One of the limitations placed on that choice was that we had to stick with something that started with "T". We aren't getting new jerseys again.

I had a thought that we could call ourselves TIGER BLOOD for the next season. Instead of all the e-mail and blog posts ending with GO THE TEAM!!! they could all end with "Winning!"

Of course that is going to be one tired joke by next June. The other problem is how we would all feel when Charlie Sheen is dead.

Say no to drugs