Sunday, October 30, 2011

Game 7 - The Moment It All Went to Hell

Team Puma added some players. This was not the group that had their heads handed to them by THE TEAM in the first round. But you knew that. They had one guy who had some power and eveything else was just a nice line drive. I hope Gavin took some nice pictures of them.

THE TEAM, on the other hand, was not hitting. THE TEAM batted a season low .462 with 3 Home Runs, 4 Doubles, no walks and 1 Strikeout. Hey one strikeout matches a season low so that's something good. Yeah. That's somehing.

Lou and Peter did what they do every week. Together they were 6 for 6 with 3 Home Runs 3 Doubles and 6 RBIs. But you knew that.

So now THE TEAM is 5-2 with the championship dream crumbling

But you knew that


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Game 6 - If I Can Dream

THE TEAM must need to do a better job of stretching and/or warming up before the game. Once again we gave up 7 runs in the first inning. Once again we kept our cool and chipped away at the lead. Once again THE TEAM won!!! That whole victory thing just never gets tired. It was a close game with THE TEAM up 12-11 late when Lou and Peter added home runs late to overcome our blizzard of errors and put the game away.

That umpire is a polite and conscientous gentleman but he is also a senior citizen who seems to be operating with degrading faculties because the final card said it was a 15-12 win but THE TEAM only scored 14.

Here are some nice details:

THE TEAM batted .667 with 2 Home Runs 4 Doubles 5 Walks and 1 Strikeout. There were RBIs by 10 different players. Now that's a team effort.

The whole Elvis thing has run it's course (A Lamar Fike Memphis Mafia Jacket? What a bunch of bulls**t). For the second half of the season we will award... um... a book of Ozzie Guillen quotes that he never actually said. It was a full effort by everybody on THE TEAM but The Great Book of Ozzie Guillen Quotes that he never actually said goes to Andrew who went 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Jad gets The Great Book of Ozzie Guillen quotes that he never actually said by going 3 for 3 with a walk and an RBI.

Thanks Ozzie. Good luck in Florida


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Game 4 and Game 5 - TCB

THE TEAM finished the first round by sweeping a doubleheader. It's all coming together. Soon THE TEAM will take over the world. First we must take over G League. If I understood correctly, Can U Dig It also won their two games. Their loss to Team Puma has them at 4-1 just like THE TEAM. They have the tie-breaker because of the straight up victory.

But who cares about those idiots

THE TEAM is awesome! THE TEAM tied a season low by batting .469 but Lou was everywhere on defense along with the rest of THE TEAM to hold The Fockers to 3 runs. That's right one two three stinkin' runs. Peter had 5 RBIs by himself in that game.

The next game was even better. Smash scored 7 runs in the top of the first. THE TEAM scored 5 in the bottom of the first. After that we just chipped away until we exploded in the late innings. THE TEAM batted .722 with 3 Home Runs 3 Triples 7 Walks and 3 Strikeouts. Andrew hit a grand slam. Katie went 3 for 3 with 2 triples and 3 RBIs. Amy went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Dora went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. THE TEAM played hard and won 25-13.


Let's look at some leaders for the first round:

Batting Average Gentlemen

Lou .889
Peter .889
Andrew .750

Batting Average Ladies

Katie .714
Melody .667
Dora .563

RBIs Gentlemen

Peter 21
Lou 14
Andrew 11

RBIs Ladies

Katie 4
Amy 4
Melody 4

Home Runs

Lou (7)
Peter (6)
Andrew (2)


Andrew (2)
Katie (2)


Lou (3)

I don't have any pitching statistics but Chris and Lou have to be acknowledged for their great work there.

Let's go out and win the second round for another shot at Can U Dig It and a Championship.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Game 3 - Return to Sender

You have to give The Flappers credit. THE TEAM stomped their guts out but they kept having fun. They scored 3 in the top of the first and then THE TEAM responded with 12. The umpire told us that if we scored 14 he was going to put us back in the field and let them bat again. That's how awesome THE TEAM was at the plate in the 19-5 victory.

THE TEAM batted .733 with 5 Home Runs, 5 Doubles, 5 Walks and 3 Strikeouts. Lou and Peter each hit two home runs and Andrew hit a Grandslam. Dora made a great play on a foul ball. THE TEAM is coming together.

There are three TVs in the Monkey Room at Graceland. One for Peter who went 4 for 4 with 6 RBIs. One for Lou who went 4 for 4 with 4 RBIs and also did a great job pitching. And one for Andrew who had 5 RBIs including the Grand Slam.

Melody went 4 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs so Sonny and Red West are going to beat the s**t out of whoever she chooses.

Holding any team to 5 runs in slowpitch softball means everybody contributes.

Great Win.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Game 2 - Mystery Train

Sometimes it feels like the game is getting a little out of hand and the umpire will tighten some calls to keep it a little more competitive. I'm not talking about inventing rules or fabricating circumstances. I just mean I've never seen that out called for being outside of the batters box and we ended up with two in one game. It's a real rule. He didn't just decide to make it a good idea because Team Puma was outnumbered.

Let's not focus on that. Let's focus on sweet sweet victory. THE TEAM batted .622 with 3 Home Runs, 1 Double, 1 Walk and 1 Strikeout for 17-7 victory over Team Puma. These were the clowns who stood us up for the second practice game so beating them was a little extra spicey. Attendance seems to be a problem for them. I guess that's why they aren't called Team Pumas.

If anybody in G League comes to bat with a runner on first they better make sure to keep it away from Chris. He teamed up with Jad to turn in his third double play of the season. Dora went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs to raise her average to .714.


Karate lessons from Ed Parker go to Peter who went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and 6 RBIs.

A Lamar Fike Memphis Mafia jacket goes to Melody who went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs.

It was a great effort by everyone. It was a victory fit for The King.