1999-06-05 / Sports

Waldheim Report On Softball

I hope all Rockaway and Broad Channel residents are enjoying the pre-summer sun. I am glad to be back for another season of softball antics and the latest and greatest contributions to my future book Proverbs and Quotations: The Life and Times of the JBSL Jock.

Spectators know that when they step foot onto the fields with the intention of watching a Mudshark/Mugger game they should be prepared for a battle royale. The loudest noise heard throughout the sports complex is usually the crack of the bat or the cheer of the crowd, but when these two teams come head-to-head it is just as much bark as it is bite!

The predominant voices on the Mudsharks would have to be Bobby S. and the long-missed Kevin G. Not to forget the team spokesman Kenny J. Bobby and Kenny were quite pleased with the fact that they reclaimed first place. Leaving the Assassins (whom they split with earlier in the season) behind.

"From here on in, we're all business," said Kenny.

Bobby thanked the Rockies for aiding and abetting the Sharks reclamation on the top division slot. Over in the Mugger dugout Itchy and Kenny the Rat held their own.

In game one, the Muggers showed little sign of life, losing 18-6. All Mudsharks contributed offensively. Sledge hit yet another homer.

The Muggers seem to gain momentum as the scorching sun got even hotter. The Muggers mid-game rally, prompted by several controversial calls, tied the game. Mike Salica hit a two-run homer over Broad Channel's own green monster. The Mudsharks avoided extra innings in the bottom of the seventh when the Mugger pitcher ran out of gas. Kenny J. drove in the winning run with a bomb to right-center field.

Inwood Assassins defeated by Healys, 10-1 and 5-4. The Assassins added two more losses to their record (5-3) on Sunday afternoon. The losses must have been bitter considering that the Mudsharks were sitting across the way just waiting to pore salt in the wounds of their past and future opponents.

"Not one hit," said one Assassin. Richie Collins hit a home run for the Rockies, while Junior Salinas hit the winning RBI in the game two 5-4 victory. Meatball shook no one's hand.

DJ Ted, JW and Timmy take Mudshark dugout The Cardinals swept the Roundballs. The Orioles did not play this week. Neither did Grassy Point 2. Members of the GP2 squad were in full uniform as they took over the Mudshark dugout. While Mudshark fans and GP2 players claimed the bench, actual players pulled up some dirt behind the backstop.

DJ Teddy praised Sledge, who was causing a ruckus on the base path, "Now that is some good Oriole base-running!"

As you read the latest JBSL news I will be enjoying the scorching Cancun sun with buddies Jodi, Keren, Val & Nicole. While I will do my best to make the Wave deadline (I hope to be recovered from the weekend by noon on Wednesday, as does my boss) everyone should check out the Official Waldheim Report website by surfing the internet to http://hometown-.aol.com/reena31/report.html. Players and fans can send team updates, injuries and dirt via reena@aol.com or by clicking on the link on my website.

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