Sunday, July 22, 2012

THE TEAM - Summer 2012

So that was the Summer 2012 Season.  THE TEAM matched its best record ever by going to 8-2 so even if the championship proved elusive, that is a season we can all be proud of. 

                                         ( Dave saying goodbye to THE TEAM)

Before we get into all of those details, there is a lot to say about what we did to The Burbank Chills.  We use to think they were a loud and enthusiatic bunch with a few assholes along for the ride.  They beat THE TEAM 25-14 in the first round so it looks like we hate them now.  Beating them 17-10 was sweet but wait, it gets better.  THE TEAM batted a season high .697 with zero strikeouts.  Not only that, everybody had at least 1 RBI.  What a way to end the season. 

                                         ( Lou not wearing his jersey)

3 Lou (Yes he has a number) is clearly MVP material...  if THE TEAM awarded that kind of thing.  He played in all 8 games where lead THE TEAM by batting .900.  He led THE TEAM with 8 Home Runs.  He led THE TEAM with 28 RBIs which is also outstanding because being the lead-off hitter he always had at least one at-bat with nobody on base. There were 8 doubles and 4 walks on top of a great job pitching and at SS.

8 Jad played in all 8 games.  She batted .483 and led the ladies with 11 RBIs.  She also had 3 Doubles, a Triple and 4 walks.  She never struck out and was solid at first base.  Jad really went bananas in the second half of the season.  Eight of her 11 RBIs were in the second half where she batted .643 with an OBP of .722.  Dangerous!

                                         ( Melody not using the f-word)

10 Melody played all 8 games on a bad knee.  He batting average is usually higher than the .308 she batted this season but she lead the ladies with 12 walks giving her an OBP of .526 to go with her 7 RBIs.  She was also a versatile player who was strong in both the infield and the outfield.

11 Dave played in 3 games.  That's not a lot of Dave but he sure does make it look easy in Centerfield.  He batted .667 with 6 RBIs, 2 Doubles and a walk.  He also bled like the first 20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan. 

15 Natasha played in 6 games.  She was a spectacualr addition to THE TEAM.  She led the ladies with a .708 batting average.  She led the ladies with 4 Doubles which ties her for second on THE TEAM.  She led THE TEAM with 3 Triples and had 7 RBIs.  She was also a marvelous pitcher.

16 Beth played in only 2 games.  Beth is athletic and plays hard so THE TEAM was cheated out of her talents.  She batted .250 with 2 RBIs.

17 Amy played in 3 games.  She batted .444 with 2 RBIs, a double and 3 Walks for an OBP of .583.  She led the ladies in height.

18 Rick played in 8 games batted .708 with 21 RBIs 4 Doubles 1 Triple 4 walks

19 Doug played in 7 games.  He batted .588 with 11 RBIs 2 Doubles and 1 Triple.  He was patient at the plate leading the men in walks with 8 giving him an OBP of .720.  He also led the THE TEAM in height.

21 Randy played in 8 games.  He busted out this season with a .750 batting average and 16 RBIs.  He also had a Double and 6 Walks.  He was a valuable infielder and singlehandedly won game 1 for us by spotting that bozo from The Burbank Chills.

                                         ( Peter hitting the ball really hard )

24 Peter played in all 8 games and thank God he did.  Peter can do it all.  He batted .774 with 22 RBIs, 6 Home Runs, 5 Doubles, 1 Triple no Walks and no strikeouts.  He knows the game, he is an all-star infielder and he is a sane voice in the whiz-bang group that makes up THE TEAM.

25 Dora played in 6 games.  She hurt her finger on the same day Dave sprinkled his blood all over Burbank so that kind of slipped under the radar.  She hustled and scrambled to a .318 batting average with 6 RBIs and 1 Double.  She is also a smart base runner after those cruel hits up the third base line.

Enjoy the rest of your Summer.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Weak 9

There is nothing to write about this week because The Fockers could not wrangle up enough women to play a game.  I told Mario to call Lou next time.

The week before nobody wrote on the blog.  That's because Chris and Jenny are no longer on THE TEAM and I struck out.  I have struck out 5 times in 115 games and I don't handle it well.  Yes, I know it makes me sound like some broken-hearted imbecile but all of the details of the game zoom right by I am left with a blizzard of f-words.

Here comes one now


The Bombers are a fun team to play.  They are pretty good so it feels competitive but they can't seem to beat us.  Victory number six is always sweet because that sews up another winning season for THE TEAM.  We usually have some heroin after that one.

Now I will make some things up to add more words to this post

I did not strikeout in Game 8



Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Flappers

The Flappers do not take their softball seriously.  There is nothing wrong with that especially since they seem to be having a lot of fun.  The only thing more fun than that is sweet sweet victoy.  You have to give THE TEAM credit because beating any team 20-2 is something.  It's slow pitch.  There are going to be hits, there are going to be runs scored.

Here is what sucks:  I only have 18 runs on the stat sheet.  Somebdoy is getting hosed out of their RBIs.  I am going to imagine that it is Natasha that is not getting her due.  She has been a great player since joining THE TEAM and she is the only one who did not have an RBI in the game.  That just doesn't add up now does it.

THE TEAM batted a season high .667 with 3 Home Runs, 5 Doubles, A sweet freakin' Triple by Jad, 2 Walks and 2 strikouts.

Lou went 5 for 5 with 6 RBIs, 2 Home Runs and 2 Doubles so he gets a towel full of shaving foam crammed into his face. 

Jad went  3 for 5 with 2 RBIs and a shot down the left field line for that triple.  She also was powerful good at first base.  That must be the way they teach it where she's from.  ( She's from Oklahoma right?)  Let's dump a tub of Gatorade across her shoulders.