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Post-Game Wrap-Up

Posted by Ren McCormack on May 31, 2007

In a defensive battle, we lost 2-1 to KB&TN.   We jumped up 1-0 in the first inning.  They tied it up in the 2nd.  It was a pitcher’s dual, but their pitcher definitely had a leg up on me and Jeremy.  Not even close.

The deciding factor was a play at 2nd base.  The mighty Aaron scooped a ball  threw to 2nd to get the force out.   It was a very tight play.  So tight that everyone was stunned and waiting for the call by the ump (safe).  Meanwhile, the runner on third saw our confusion and snuck home.  I would wager that the 3rd base coach instructed her to run home, which only underscores the purpose and importance of base coaches being vocal and helping out the runners.  We also need to have an awareness of were runners are on base and adjust accordingly. 

However, we kicked ass on the flip cup table, taking them down 4-1 in a best of seven, 14 vs. 14 grudge match. 

Game Ball 

The game ball this week goes to “Drunk Eyes” Rex.  As the lead-off batter, he scored our lone run.  Unfortunately, this was Rex’s last game because he’s moving to Bumblefuck, MD.  It’s in the western part of the state.  Look it up. 

Next Week’s Game

Even though the schedule says that we play on Wednesday next week, ALL games will be on Thursday for the Ronnie Classic.  As you should know by now, the schedule is online at www.kickball.com/dcfederal.  We play at 6:30 versus the Children Left Behind (the royal blue team that was out last night). 

Thanks to Meg and Angie for volunteering to bring the beer/cups next week. 

On another note, I’ll be at a conference Sunday-Thursday next week, so I won’t be online much.  Just a head’s up. 

Shirts & Swag

I still have a handful of shirts that I bring each week.  Next week will be the final game that I bring them.  After that, you will have to pick them up at my house or ask a buddy to bring it to you.  Five games in (of 9 regular-season games), I think that I’ve done my duty. 

Swag:  I have a running list of who has paid their $4.  Last night I confirmed my list is current (for those that were there).   So far I’ve spent about $95 on socks, wrist bands, name tags, and batteries.  (Yea, I’m using the pitty technique here.  So what?)

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Kickin Balls & Takin Names

Posted by Ren McCormack on May 30, 2007

First things first… 

Post-Game Wrap-up 

We succumbed to the Tiger Power and lost last week to Tony’s Tigers 4-1 last week.  They got 3 runs in the 3rd inning, and that was the deciding factor.  A general observation is that—call me crazy here—is that it’s difficult to score runs getting runner on base.  I know…I know…that’s cooky talk, but trust me here.   

Action Item 1 

Let me know whether you will be at tonight’s 7:15 game versus Kickin Balls and Takin Names. 

Scouting Report 

KB&TN is a new team to the division this year, and I don’t know anything about them.  Let’s welcome them to the division by getting our first victory of the year.   

Captain’s Tip of the Day 

 ·        Sport Psychologists use a technical term called Self Fulfilling Prophecy.  The idea is that if you see it coming true, then you increase your chances of it happening.  In soccer you picture yourself kicking the perfect penalty kick.  In hurdling you picture yourself going over each hurdle and the steps in between.  Now repeat after me:  “I will kick the ball on the ground.  I will kick the ball on the ground.” 

·        Overthrows can kill a team.  That is why we need the right fielder to back up all throws to 1st base and the left fielder to back up throws to 3rd base.  I don’t put you out there to look pretty (though that helps). 

·        Get the ball back to the pitcher ASAP.  Runners can continue to run until the pitcher has the ball in control and on the mound area (around the pitching strip).  As a runner, we can exploit this.  As a fielder, we need to be aware of it. 

·        Kicking tip:  a way to help keep your kicks on the ground is 1) to lean forward over top of the ball.  If you lean back, I guarantee a pop fly; 2) try to kick the top half the ball.  “But Ben, oh Master of all things kickball, how do I do this?”  Simple.  As you approach your kick, and as you are leaning forward, raise your foot off the ground.  If you kick the bottom half you are likely to pop it up.   

 Theme 

Action Item 2 is to create & post your identity this week:  80s musicians.  This should be an easy one. 

Ref 

I need a volunteer to ref the 6:30 game.  I haven’t made a 6:30 start all year, and I doubt I will today.  Libations 

I need 2 volunteers to bring beer/cups/ice.  We have enough people that each person should only have to bring beer once.   

Metal Mania 

We put it to a vote at the last game, and narrowly chose June 21 as the week for Metal Mania.  That should give you plenty of time to get your costume together.   

Legwarmers and Brewskies

WJFK is sponsoring this event at Chloe in Adams Morgan.  This was the e-mail that I received:   

We’re trying to get as many hot girls to show up as possible.  I’d like you to send out information to your hot female friends – honestly, you know far more girls than I do at this point – because we’re trying to attract new female listeners.  

Total open bar, EVERYTHING is free, no cover, drinks free (top shelf), the show is free (Legwarmers are performing)Tuesday, June 12th at Chloe. Party is from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Legwarmers show starts 10pm  

I read the hot girls part and immediately thought of Footloose.  Then I saw that the Legwarmers are playing (they are a phenomenal 80s cover band), and I knew it was destiny for us to go.   You must be on the list to go.  If you are interested, let me know. 

The time has come
To say fair’s fair
To pay the rent
To pay our share
The time has come
A fact’s a fact
It belongs to them
Let’s give it back

Beds are Burning – Midnight Oil 

A little something about Midnight Oil 

Midnight Oil was an Australian rock band active from the early 1970s until 2002.  The band was known for its driving hard rock sound, intense live performances, and its overt left-wing political activism, particularly in aid of environmentalist causes.  The oils, as they are known to their fans, began as a progressive rock band called Farm in the early 1970s, then under the Midnight Oil name developed into an aggressive, punk – hard rock group associated with the surfer community near Sydney.  They built up an intensely dedicated fan base through constant touring and their blistering live performances, featuring the scorching twin-guitar attack of Moginie and Rotsey, the powerhouse drumming and soaring vocals of drummer Rob Hirst and the manic, whirling-dervish presence of their towering, bald lead singer Peter Garrett, who quickly earned a reputation as one of the most charismatic and outspoken musicians on the Australian music scene.  In 1990 Midnight Oil played an impromptu lunch time set in front of Exxon head-quarters in New York with a banner reading, “Midnight Oil Makes You Dance, Exxon Oil Makes Us Sick”, in protest of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Get this…the spill occurred in 1989 and Exxon is STILL appealing the punitive damages:   Exxon appealed again. On May 23, 2007, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Exxon Mobil Corp.’s request for another hearing, letting stand its ruling that Exxon owes $2.5 billion in punitive damages (down from $4.5 billion plus interest). Exxon’s only further option for appeal is the U.S. Supreme Court.  Exxon has said it will make this final appeal.   Think about that next time you fill up at Exxon or Mobil.  Also think about the fact that last year Exxon had the highest single corporate profit EVER. 

This disgusts me.   

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Tiger Tamer

Posted by Ren McCormack on May 23, 2007

Here is this week’s Ghost Man on Third, Issue 5

Action Item 1: 

Let me know whether (or not) you will be at tonight’s 7:15 game against Tony’s Tigers. 

Scouting Report: 

See the earlier blog post. 

Captain’s Tip of the Day:  Re-read last week’s tips.  It’s chock full of kickball goodness. 

Libations:  Who’s bringing the booze tonight?  Make this Action Item No. 2.   Aaron volunteered for one 30-pack…who’s go the other?  Cups?  Ice? 

Revision:  Aaron may have to miss tonight, so we definitely need a beer volunteer!

Theme:  This week’s theme is 80s cartoon characters because we didn’t get to do it last week.   When you post a reply to this post, note your character.  Make this Action Item No. 3.     

Slush Fund: 

Make sure I’ve got your $4.  If you paid, make sure that I crossed your name off the list.  Yes, I do keep a list.  I’ve got some new swag for tonight.  Is the anticipation killing you?

Repeat After Me: 

What were there 3 action items?    Very good. 

Now respond to them like good little kiddos.

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Wet T-Shirt Contest

Posted by Ren McCormack on May 16, 2007

Unfortunately, Mother Nature is rolling thunderstorms through the DC area today.  Therefore, the games are cancelled.  I was hoping for a wet t-shirt contest, so I’m quite disappointed.  If anyone wants to hold a wet t-shirt contest in my living room, you’re welcome to come over.  Because I’m a classy guy, I’ll provide the beer.

We will make up the game next week.  I’m not sure if it’ll be Wednesday or Thursday, but the time (7:15) will remain the same.  Details to follow.  

Action Item: 

If you have a preference on whether to play next Wednesday or Thursday, let me know by posting here. 

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Tiger Purrrrrr

Posted by Ren McCormack on May 16, 2007

Action Item No. 1: 

Footloose!  Let me know whether (or not) you will be at tonight’s 7:15 game against Tony’s Tigers.  If you need the schedule, it’s online at www.kickball.com/dcfederal.   I felt like a proud papa when I logged on to the blog today and say that a bunch of you already posted.  I’m so…so….happy… 

Scouting Report: 

Tony’s Tigers is usually mediocre (at best) during the regular season, but turns it on during the playoffs.  As a 15 seed (of 16 teams) two seasons ago, they made it to the championship game.   They also were in line to receive the “most spirited team” award last year.  However, no one from their team showed up to the end-of-season party, so the award went to the runner up.  Yup, you guessed it—Footloose.   Many on the team work for USAID, and the captain, Bob, is being shipped overseas, and this is his last game.  He tried to make a bet with me, but I would feel bad taking his money, so I turned it down.  Let’s send him to
Zambia crying.  
 

Captains Tip of the Day: 

  • Don’t pop out like I did last week.  You are better than me.  Kick the ball on the ground.
  • Substitutions:  I should have stated the team policy sooner.  My bad.  You can spank me tonight.  As a captain, this is my weak spot.  I’ll set the starting lineup.  After that, the people sitting out should pick a member of the same sex to switch out with (unless I say “Johnny, go in for Bobbo; Jane go in for Madonna”).  We just need 4 people of each sex on the field and no more than 11 total people. 
  • Bunting.  Sigh.  Ok, here’s the deal with bunting:  is it legal?  Yes.  Is it right?  Hells no.  These colors don’t bunt.  Does it mean you have to try to kick the crap out of the ball?  No.  Is bunting a good strategy to win?  Sure is.  But, like Nancy Reagan taught us—Just Say No. 
  • Base Coaches:  When kicking, we should always have a 1st and 3rd base coach.  Their job is to tell the runner what to do, tell them how many outs there are, tell them when to tag up, and to shag foul balls.  Therefore, the base coaches should know the rules and general kickball strategy.  They also should be people who are not coming up in the kicking order.  I’m also terrible with asking people to coach.  Luckily, people like Jed and Pete have my back.  But I’m a huge guy, so I need others to get my back too.  Just keep an eye on it an make sure we have someone out there. 

Libations: 

Who’s bringing the booze tonight?  Make this Action Item No. 2.   

Theme: 

This week’s theme is 80s cartoon characters.  When you post a reply to this post, note your character.  Make this Action Item No. 3.    Slush Fund:  Make sure I’ve got your $4.  If you paid, make sure that I crossed your name off the list.  Yes, I do keep a list.   

Swag: 

I’m running low on wristbands.  I guess the 200 that I bought a few seasons ago was not enough.  Seriously, I bought 200.  You gotta love e-bay.  So, try to bring them if you took a set.    If you have ideas of other swag to enhance our 80s theme, I’m all ears.   Rain Policy: 

So there is an 80% chance of rain this afternoon.  Booooo.  The division will notify the captains (me) by 4pm ONLY if the games are called off due to rain.  I will then post it on the blog.  If you do NOT see a post, assume the games are on.   Unfortunately, I left my cell phone at home today, so I’m out of pocket.  I have my work cell, however, so if games are cancelled between 4 and 7, I’ll call the number that you put on the registration form. 

If you do NOT hear from me, always, always assume the game is on.   The division does not like to reschedule games. 

It’s poetry in motion
She turned her tender eyes to me
As deep as any ocean
As sweet as any harmony
Mmm – but she blinded me with science
“She blinded me with science!”
And failed me in biology

She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby  

A little something about Thomas Dolby:

Thomas Dolby (born Thomas Morgan Robertson, on 14 October 1958) is an English musician, producer, and inventor best known for his 1982 synth pop hit “She Blinded Me With Science“.  Thomas was born in London, England. His father, Martin Robertson, was an internationally-distinguished professor of classical Greek art and archaelogy at the University of London and Oxford University.  The “Dolby” nickname comes from the name Dolby Laboratories, and was given to him by friends impressed with his studio tinkering. Dolby Laboratories was reportedly very displeased with Robertson using the company name as his own stage name and sued him, trying to stop him from using the name Dolby entirely. Eventually, the case was settled out of court and it was agreed that he would refrain from using the word Dolby in any context other than with the name Thomas.

Perhaps his most popular side-gig was as keyboard player on Def Leppard‘s 1983 Pyromania album. Due to contractual problems (they did not share the same record label), Dolby appeared on Pyromania using the alias Booker T. Boffin.  Dolby contributed the signature synthesizer sound on the track “Urgent” on Foreigner‘s 1981 album 4. On the same album he played the atmospheric synth intro to the mega-hit “Waiting For A Girl Like You”.  Dolby performed at the Live Aid concert in London as part of David Bowie‘s band.  In 1990, he appeared in the huge charity concert performance of Roger Waters’s rock opera “The Wall” in Berlin, organized by Roger Waters: he played keyboards in “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” (sung by Cyndi Lauper), and then played the Teacher’s role in the sequence “The Trial”.

Dolby established himself as a successful business entrepreneur after founding Beatnik Inc. (formerly Headspace), a technology company specializing in mobile phone audio file formats, such as polyphonic ring tones for mobile phones. [2]While still remaining on the company board, Dolby stepped down from his position as CEO of Beatnik Inc. to pursue other technologically innovative interests, such as founding Retro Ringtones LLC in 2002, which produces the RetroFolio™ ring tone asset management software suite for companies involved in the mobile phone ringtone business. At the second annual Mobile Music Awards, Miami, Florida in 2004 RetroFolio won “Best of Show” and “Best New Technology” awards.

In July 1998, Thomas received a Lifetime Achievement in Internet Music award from Yahoo! Internet Life. 

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Lies, Controversy, and Scandal

Posted by Ren McCormack on May 11, 2007

Post-Game Wrap-up: 

What a wacky game last night.  We tied 6-6, and lost 3-1 in flip cup.  Both were controversial. 

The k-ball controversy was

1) we played until it was pretty darn dark out, which was to our advantage; and

2) there was a ball that was popped to right field that was called a trap.  Meanwhile the runner on first, Baby, ran to 2nd w/out tagging up.  I was on 2nd and started to run.   Hearing the other team cheer about the “catch,” I ran back and tagged up and ran all the way home.  And here is the controversy:  the runner from 1st was on 2nd base at the point when I tagged up.  According to baseball rules, apparently 2 runners cannot occupy the same base.  Kickball does not have this rule.  That’s what I argued, and I won.  This is the closest rule:

10.08 Running past another runner is not allowed. The runner passed by another runner is out. 

We were down 6-2 going into the final half inning.  It was a pretty amazing comeback.  Let that be a lesson on not giving up. 

The controversy on the flip cup table was that we were down 2-0 facing a sweep.  Being a good captain (pat myself on the back), I pulled the team together, and we rallied back to 2-1.  On the next game, it came down to both anchors, whose cups appeared to land at the same time.  The ref, probably facing serious injury if we ruled in our favor, gave the round, and therefore the game, to the other team. 

Game Ball:

The game ball this week goes to Pete, who was all over the place from the pitching mound.  He made double plays in both the 1st and 2nd innings.  He also got us on the board with a solo home run.  I stepped up and tried to do the same thing, and skied the ball back to the pitcher. 

Schedule:

Next week we play Wednesday at 7:15. 

Ooh,
Oh here she comes
Here she comes
Watch out boy she’ll chew you up
Whoa here she comes
(Watch out)
She’s a maneater
Oh here she comes
(She’s a maneater)
Ooh, she’ll chew you up
(Oh here she comes)
Here she comes, she’s a maneater
(Oh here she comes)
(Watch out)
She’ll only come out at night, ooh
(Oh here she comes)
Here she comes
She’s a maneater
(Oh here she comes)
(She’s a maneater)
The woman is wild ooh
(Oh here she comes)
Here she comes
Watch out boy, watch out boy
(Oh here she comes)
Oh, watch out, watch out, watch out, watch out
(Oh here she’s comes)
Yeah yeah she’s a maneater
(Oh here she comes)
(She’s a maneater)
She’s watching and waiting ooh
(Oh here she comes)
Oh she’s a maneater

–Maneater, Hall & Oates

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This Time It’s Personal

Posted by Ren McCormack on May 10, 2007

Footloose,

Now that we got the week 1 jitters out of our system, I’m confident that we will show the Terry Tate Office Linebackers who the real muscle is in the Federal Division. 

Action Item No. 1: 

Let me know whether you will be at 7:15 game.

Action Item No. 2:

Rex and Aaron volunteered to bring beer, ice, and cups to the game.  Aaron has another committement, leaving us with a void that needs filled with frothy goodness.  Who else is bringing the goods? 

Scouting Report:

We tied Terry Tate last season when they were the last place team.  They were a lower tier team last season, and I don’t expect much to be different this year.  However, they gave perennial powerhouse, Spin the Bottle, a run for their money last week.  So I really don’t know what the hell to think.  This game can go either way. 

Captains Tip of the Day:

  • Pop flies are easy outs.  So don’t pop out.  Kick the ball on the ground.
  • Play does not end until the pitcher has the ball in control and on the mound.  So it’s important that we get the ball back to the pitcher quickly after each play. 
  • Overthrows can lose games.  It’s usually easier to throw the ball to a teammate covering a base rather than trying to pegg a runner. 
  • It’s easy to catch a ball “basket” style with your palms up rather than “football” style with your palms facing in front of you.  By catching it basket style your body can act as a backboard if you bobble it. 

Theme:

This week’s theme is the same as last week– 80s movie charactors– because I forgot to get the name tags out.

I will have a purple bag with a bunch of goodies.  Please help yourself to anything in there.  I’m usually running around before the games and tend to forget handing this stuff out. 

Slush Fund:

Don’t forget to give me $4 for incidentals.  Thanks to Wade and Becky for their contribution last week. 

Shirts:

The shirts are in!  I’ll bring them to the game.  So everybody come topless.  That’s an order. 

That’s all I got for now.

 – Coronal Burnside

(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
Because your kiss is on my list of the best things in life
(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
(Because your kiss) your kiss I can’t resist
Because your kiss is what I miss when I turn out the light

— Kiss On My List, Daryl Hall & John Oates

 

A Little Something about Hall & OatesHall & Oates is a popular music duo made up of Daryl Hall and John Oates. The act achieved its greatest fame in the late 1970s and early-to-mid 1980s. They specialized in a fusion of rock and roll and rhythm and blues styles which they dubbed “Rock and Soul”. They are best known for their six #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Rich Girl“, “Kiss on My List“, “Private Eyes”, “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)“, “Maneater“, and “Out of Touch“, as well as many other songs which charted in the Top 40.They last reached the pop top forty in 1990 and then slowly faded from public view, though they did not formally break up. They have continued to record and tour with some success. In total the act scored thirty-four hit singles on the
US
Billboard Hot 100. As of 2006, Hall and Oates have seven RIAA platinum albums along with six RIAA gold albums.
In 2003, Daryl Hall and John Oates were voted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. 

Oh, and did I mention that Hall & Oates are the top selling group of the 80s?  Guess I should mention that. 

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Post-Game Wrap-up

Posted by Ren McCormack on May 3, 2007

Well gang, we lost our first game 5-3.  For the most part, we played well.  We got runners on base, we caught some fly balls, and drank a 30 pack.  Our downfall may have been trying to peg the runner, missing, and allowing them to get extra bases.  That’s a high risk/high reward play. 

The game ball this week goes to our new 3rd baseman, Aaron, for catching the ball with his right hand and left knee.  Quite impressive…quite impressive indeed. 

What a strange night at the X, huh?  We didn’t play the team (Ram Rod) that we played kickball against at flip cup cause they were lame and left early (11?).  So we have to play them next week because the league is maintaining a “power ranking” for flip cup this year.  We did, however, play next week’s team (Terry Tate Office Linebackers) in flip cup and did, to be honest, quite miserably.  I think that we were just letting them get a false sense of confidense before we take them down next week.  Yea…that’s it…

And then there was the sorority from GW that rented the X and filled it with freshman.  All I know is that a group of us (who will remain nameless) were there till after 1am playing beer pong.  This morning, 30 seconds after I got in (late, of course) my boss pulls me into a meeting before I could even check my e-mail or fill up my coffee mug.  Brutal.  Just brutal.  I’m sure my eyes were bloodshot and the High Life was still seeping out my pores.  Welcome to kickball season!

We play Thursday at 7:15 next week.  Do some yoga to stretch out those muscles and get come ready to rock.  Thanks to Aaron and Rex for volunteering to bring the beer. 

Becky, can you send me the pics you took?  Thanks, darlin. 

If you’re looking for something to do Saturday night, come out to Science Club in midtown/dupont (19th & M) around 10.  It’s my last day in my 20s, and I want to go out swinging (or drinking).

I hope to see you out there!

Hey now, hey now, don’t dream it’s over
Hey now, hey now, when the world comes in
They come, they come to build a wall between us
We know they won’t win

— Don’t Dream it’s Over, Crowded House

A little something about Crowded House…

Crowded House is a rock group formed in Melbourne, Australia, and led by New Zealand musician and singer-songwriter Neil Finn. Originally active between 1985 and 1996, their notable hits from this period include “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” “Something So Strong,” “Better Be Home Soon,” and “Weather With You.” The group’s output has been described as mainly folk influenced poprock in a decidedly Beatles vein, but Finn’s songwriting skills made them stand out from similar bands. Neil Finn is by far one of New Zealand’s most internationally successful pop musicians.

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Let the Games Begin!

Posted by Ren McCormack on May 2, 2007

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME KICKBALL?!

Action Item No. 1: 

Please let me know whether (or not) you will be at tonight’s 7:15 game against Ram Rod. 

Scouting Report: 

I’m friends with the team captain, Amanda, who is a big goof ball.  If there is a team that takes kickball less seriously than Ram Rod, then I’d like to meet them.  This will be a fun, low-stress game.  It’s kinda like whenPenn
State plays a D2 team the first game of the year to work out the kinks.   

But, it doesn’t mean that they don’t know how to play.  In fact, during the playoffs last season they were in a tight 2-1 game versus the eventual champion, My Left Foot (a no-fun team who is thankfully out of the division this year).  Ram Rod was surprised the score was close and the Stinky Feet were getting mad at themselves. 

This will be a fun one.

Captains Tip of the Day: 

Kickball is a game of talent, skill, agility, and fearlessness.  OK, who am I kidding…it’s not.  Nine times out of ten, the team that loses makes more mistakes than the other team.  Each week, I’ll run through some basic rules, tips, and keys to kickball domination.  I’ll start with basic stuff and work up to more complex things.   

  • The easiest out in kickball is a pop fly.  To remedy the fever of a popfly, drink two Miller Lites, KICK THE BALL ON THE GROUND, and call me in the morning. 
  • Positions are basically the same as baseball/softball, except that you can play 11 people in the field.  We play 5 outfielders, with one of them in “shallow center,” about 5 steps behind 2nd base. 
  • The rules are basically the same as baseball/softball rules, with a few execptions, such as:    
  1. Balls, strikes, and foul balls are each counted separately.  Four fouls = an out. 
  2. You can throw the ball at someone to get them out, but you cannot hit them in the head.  If a runner is hit in the head, they are safe (unless they were sliding or intentially moved to create a head shot). 
  3. There is no infield fly rule.  Don’t know what that is?  Don’t worry about it.
  4. No leading.
  5. No stealing (tagging up is allowed).

Squatter/Ref:

Each week, we have to supply a ref for the game the opposite time as ours.  For example, this week we have a 7:15 game, so we need to supply a ref for the 6:30 game.  I plan to get to the fields for the 6:30 game, so I’ll handle our reffing responsibility this week.  When we play at 6:30, we also need to supply a “squatter” at the fields because the area of the Mall where we play is not permitted.  We can’t let no stinkin’ softball team snag our fields. 

Failure to supply either may result in a forfeit.  Three or more forfeits and we are disqualified from the end-of-season tournament. 

 Refreshments:

Each week, we’ll ask for volunteers after the game to bring liquid refreshments, cups, and ice for the following week.  That way, we rotate responsibilities.  And that doesn’t mean that you can simple call “cups” to fullfill your drunkenly duties…

I have a couple of cases of Miller Lite all lined up for this week.  Aren’t I good to you?

 Theme:

Each week we’ll have a different name tag theme.  We’ll have 2 costume nights (Metal Mania and Halloween in July).  This week’s theme is an easy one:  80s movie characters. 

That’s all folks! 

Remember to respond to the Action Item. 

Oh, I just died in your arms tonight
It must’ve been something you said,
I just died in your arms tonight
Oh, I just died in your arms tonight
It must’ve been some kind of kiss
I should’ve walked away, I should’ve walked away

(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight – Cutting Crew

 

A little something about Cutting Crew: 

Their first album, Broadcast, released in 1986, was the first U.S. number one album for Richard Branson‘s Virgin Records. It included the song “(I Just) Died in Your Arms“, their most popular single. It reached number one in the U.S., and number four in the UK. The track was later included on the soundtrack of the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which is set in the 1980s. Also, the track was used in a “mashup” with the a capella lyrics from Jay-Z’s Moment of Clarity off of the Black Album.The band received a Grammy nomination in 1987, for “Best New Artist”. 

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