Week 4 Recaps

Week 04 | Spring 2018

Field Crew
Let me start this off by thanking Astros, I’d Hit that and the SOPs for assisting with the fields. The end result of our efforts created playable conditions for all games on Saturday and Sunday. Some of you may have seen the Parks Department at the field on both Saturday and Sunday-they had let us know that the grass would be cut this past Monday. Hopefully, that is the case. We are now four games into the Spring season. Here’s a (Frightened Rabbit) look back at some of last weeks action:


I’d Hit That @ Astros
“Greenies outfield may have to be put on oxygen support, but what could have been a blood bath ended up being a pretty fun game. Julio made a few questionable catches, but we were happy for his participation anyway.” Kelly A., I’d Hit That.
“We came out early. It was a lot of people doing a lot of work on the field so we could all play. It was a good game, high scoring on both sides and we were able to pull it out.” Max M., Astros


Man/Bag of Sand
The SOPs carried over their good karma from helping with the field to a 12-4 victory over the Bad News Beers this past Saturday. Newcomer (and Team “We Try” trivia member) Danny R hit a ball off the top of the left field fence in the first inning. Later that inning, super sub Brad K hit a ball into the East River. The seven runs scored in the first were enough to propel the SOPs to a 3-1 record as we hit the midpoint of the spring season.


Despite not scoring a run for five innings, the Outkasts were able to keep the Brew Crew bats at bay with an 8-3 win. They jumped out early with six runs in the first and added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh. They improve to a perfect 4-0.


Be Less Rude
As in my delayed response to Brad when asked about the status of the games on Saturday. The result: a liner to the arm. All was good as the Spears/Recess played a very quick mid afternoon game, with a 6-3 final in favor of the Spears. The Renegades have lost a bunch of close games against some quality opponents. It is only a matter of time until they string together some W’s. The Spears improve to 4-0 as they look to win their second league championship.


Old Old Fashion
Booze on First defeated the Designated Drinkers by the score of 11-2.The win evens up the record for Booze, as they enter the second half of their spring schedule. Tanner was kind enough to share a photo of the new Booze team hats.  The throwback look only adds to the positive vibes of the Boozers. They continue their strong play this weekend vs. Got the Runs.


Keep Yourself Warm
Words and lyrics to live by. For purposes of this newsletter, I am solely referring to the freezing conditions at Whitey.Got the Runs defeated the Soft Balls by the final of 16-3, improving their record to 3-1. Pregame, it has been reported that Megan got into a scuffle with a Pelican at the Bronx Zoo. Haha imagine that?


Woke Up Hurting
Sunday’s early game was a throwback to seasons past, as JTFT matched up against Pitchslap in the 10AM time slot at Whitey. In our first season (many years ago) these two teams finished tied for first in the standings. These two original teams are in different places these days. This season marks the return of Mitchell L, who along with Faroah and John M creates a very strong 3/4/5. The result of the game was an 11-7 win for JTFT. Speaking of the middle of the Pitchslap order: Congrats to Brie and Casey on the birth of their daughter, Riley Quinn!


Once again, a big thank you to all the players who helped out on the field this weekend. Both fields needed some love after the rain, and our players came through. A special thanks to Kelly Anlas, who was field maintenance, then player, then umpire like a champ! And to Dan Sullivan who umped 4 games this past weekend. If you don’t know who he is-he is the gentleman who wears the fedora and eats cut up fruit at the field. He wants the league to know that “C-Town has the best produce.” Take that Keyfood!