Monday, July 17, 2017

THE TEAM - The Ouch

Well so far THE TEAM is not really close in C League.  There was that doubleheader in Brace Canyon Park.  Who knew we were going to have games in Texas.  Was that Texas?  It felt like Texas or Oklahoma or Atlanta.  Wait, it didn't feel like Atlanta.  Let's not get carried away.

The point is... that it was hot and sticky.

The last game was against a team that was way better than THE TEAM.  Think about how many errors they made.  You can't think of any can you.  (OK, secondbase had a grounder clang off his glove).  They hit a ton of nice clean line drives and there was nothing to do about those.  THE TEAM defense had more black holes than Chandra Deep Field South but it really didn't matter.  THE TEAM scoring 4 runs and hitting .385 is always going to be a loss.

The point is...  this is what is must feel like to spoon in a mouthful of unrefrigerated mayonaise.  (That was the worst thing I could think of outside of the humidity in Atlanta)

Let's look back in history:

This blog is filled with gooey complements for Lou and Peter.

They are the all-time leaders in everything.  Lou has 101 career Home Runs.  Peter has 68 career Home Runs.  THE TEAM has only hit 236 Home Runs ever.  Lou has 478 hits.  Peter has 451.  Nobody is even close to these guys.  Check this out:  They both have exactly 385 career RBIs.  Only two other players have passed 200 RBIs and these guys are knocking on the door for 400.

The point is... through the ups and downs and wins and losses, those two have been money in the bank.  So go Lou!  Go Peter!



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The First Round

THE TEAM finished the first round 4-1 and punched our ticket to the playoffs.  Here's an odd detail:  There were no upsets in D League.  The first place team went 5-0.  The second place team (THE TEAM) went 4-1 with the only loss being to the first place team (The DL).  The third place team went 3-2 etc. you get it.  OK maybe odd isn't the right word.  Odd would be finding out that the umpire is Laz Diaz disguised as someone who wants to sell you a reverse mortgage.  Or a black market kidney

OK here are the leaders at the halfway point:

Batting Avg Gentlemen

.667 Jimmy
.647 Lou
.636 Peter

Batting Avg Ladies

.786 Lauren
.600 Melody
.500 Kelly

RBIs Gentlemen

16 Rick
11 Peter
8  Dave Q

RBIs Ladies

5 Melody
4 Natasha
4 Dora


4 Dave Q
3 Lou
2 Jimmy
1 Lauren
1 Rick
1 Dora


7 Lou
1 Rick

Home Runs

4 Peter
1 Lou
1 Jimmy
1 Rick

Overall THE TEAM hit .524 with a +10 Run Differential.  THE TEAM also notched win number 100 in the Modern Era.  Lou hit his 100th Home Run and Melody collected her 100th RBI.  That's a lot of things.  Kelsey got her first career hit and that was a for real grounder right up the middle.