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Post-game Wrap-up: Now It’s Even Personaler

Posted by Ren McCormack on June 2, 2006

What can I say?  Three games, three ties.  This is kickball, not soccer, people!  I actually think that it’s quite hysterical.  And I liked the “un-de-feat-ed” chant after the game. 

Terry Tate can thank their lone run to their best player:  the wind.  Jed, being a good right fielder, backed up an errant throw to first base.  When the gal was running, he had her in his sights, lined up the throw, and gunned it.  Jed’s throw was dead on target and looked like an imminent out.  If it wasn’t for the damned wind, it would have been.  You could literally see the ball dying in the wind as it stopped just short of reaching her.  After we played a little “toss the ball around trying to get the runner out” (not a good idea, fyi), she scored the tying run. 

The game ball this week goes to Justin for his sliding catch in left field.  He dove in, feet first, caught the ball on his back, and managed to hold on to it for the 3rd out.  Had he missed it, they would have scored the winning run. 

Jed also pointed out this little stat:  we ended the last 2 innings with 6 straight batters popping out on 6 pitches.  That’s not a very good stat to have.  And I’m not pointing fingers, because I was one of them (ok, so I just pointed a finger, but I’m allowed to call myself out).  If anyone wants to give me a kicking clinic, I think I need one. 

Our turnout was fantastic both at the bar and the X again—20 people at the field, 18 at the bar.  Good stuff, people…keep it up!  And, for the 4th consecutive week (we’ve only played 3 games, but I’m going to count the off week too) our team closed the X.  Literally—they had go give us the boot.  And what was up with them cutting the beer before midnight.  LAME.  Though, it does feel good not to be hungover at work today.  Kinda odd, though…

Thanks to everyone for letting me run through my list of items at the bar.  I know that everyone was itching to flip dem cups.  Let’s rehash what we covered:

  • I’m disappointed with the lack of team sock wearing.  You bought ‘em (or you will, once you float me some cash), so wear ‘em!  The team we play June 14 just bought matching team soccer socks, so we gotta show them who’s shtick it is and rock the socks with pride.  I have 5 pairs of socks left, which means that 5 of you don’t have them.  I’m tired of bringing them each week, so snag a pair next game. 
  • I bring a purple bag each weak with the 80s garb—wristbands, jelly bracelets (I need to buy more), barrettes/What Would Jesus Do? hair ties (actually, when I bought them, I didn’t know they said “WWJD?”, but that just makes it all the funnier).  In previous post I took a team poll for new ideas.  Only 2 comments were posted, so I guess that you guys don’t have any ideas.  Hum. 
  • ALL games next week will be held WEDNESDAY for the Ronnie Classic.  Read the Ghost Man On Third, Issue 4 to learn more about the Ronnie Classic.  The rain date is Thursday.  And when I said ALL games, I meant ALL games—the entire division will be there at the same time!  It’s going to be a madhouse both at the fields and the X, so be prepared.
  • Action Item:  The division is encouraging teams to come in costume.  Last night we decided to come in our ringer socks, shorts, WAKA t-shirt, necktie and blazer of your choice.  Everyone’s name tag will say “Gipper.”    OK, so now the females are saying, “But Cap, I don’t have a necktie or blazer?  What do I do?”  Simple.  Hit the local Goodwill.  Ties cost $1.50 and blazers cost like $8.  I think you can afford it.  And if you women want to wear a plaid skirt and do the Catholic school girl thing.  Well, that would be hot. 
  • Metal Mania III:  I made an executive decision (about 24 minutes ago) and decided that Metal Mania III will be Thursday, June 22.  We play the #1 team that night, so we might as well have a great time and make them look like asses for taking it seriously.  So while you are at the Goodwill, look for clothes for your faux 80 metal/hair band costume.  Here’s a hint:  the women’s section has a better selection.  Don’t worry guys, we won’t question your sexuality if you shop in the women’s section and try on 3 different pink silk blouses.  You can handle it. 
  • Halloween in July is Wednesday, July 12.  We kicked around some good team costume ideas last night, so stay tuned for a future blog poll. 
  • I’m going to send Kathryn flowers from the team.  Kathryn, if you are reading this, act surprised when they arrive!  Get well soon—we need you at the flip cup table. 


You can't sleep, you can't eat
There's no doubt, you're in deep
Your throat is tight, you can't breathe
Another kiss is all you need
Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough, you
know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to love

Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer 

A little something about RP:

His career actually started in the 70s with his first album, Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley, which actually is a pretty cool, kinda funky song—very different than the smoother songs he’s known for in the 80s.  His 1985 album Riptide produced the song we all associate with RP—Addicted to Love, for which he won Best Male Rock Vocal at the Grammies.  In 2003 RP died of a heart attack at age 54. 


Metal Gods     Addicted to Love    PJ Kicking


3 Responses to “Post-game Wrap-up: Now It’s Even Personaler”

  1. Paul said

    Sounds good Ben! Of course Im talking about the ladies (and Pete)wearing schoolgirl skirts that have zero to do with blazers and ties! Whoo Hoo!

    Seriously what sounds good is the flowers idea for Kathryn!

  2. I apologize for my accidental bunt last night. To make it up, check this out.


    I’ll chack my closet for Catholic Schoolgirl uniforms, but I just don’t have the figure for that anymore.

  3. Nice video, Jed. Funny stuff.

    If everyone did not watch the video that was linked from the Liz interview in the last GMOT, I HIGHLY suggest it (the whole “old man bites gently” thing will make sense). It’s from a Japanese gameshow…

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