Sometimes I wonder if we were better off when Broad Channel was mad at us. Now that everything’s hunky-dory I’m expected to translate and promote the stuff Marty Feeney sends in. He keeps threatening to arrest me for the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa unless I comply. Anyway, under duress, I’m here to report that the First Annual Jamaica Bay Oldtimers game will be held July 31 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Filed in the Channel.
The game will feature decaying guys from the Rock against some decrepit guys from the Channel. Contact Billy Collins if you played for a Rockaway team back in the day---contact Marty if you did time for a BC squad.
Proceeds from the game will benefit the Broad Channel Athletic Club and its Mardi Gras efforts. Food and refreshments will be available; Marty is expected to do some stand-up at the open mike and with swing dancing enjoying a renaissance he’s expected to show off what he’s learned at the Arthur Murray dance studio. Even if you don’t play softball, catching Marty in action will be well worth it.
**Boyle-ing Points: I understand a couple of politicians bumped into each other on the way to confession after an innocent item in last week’s Boyle-ing Points. You mention motel rooms and politicians in the same sentence and everybody looks like Bill Clinton.
**Wave readers wanted to know what had become of our beach volleyball coverage. We were as mystified as anyone when Coach Bob Schwartz failed to submit his column when the season rolled around. Well, we hate to deliver bad news but it goes with the turf. Coach has gotten a job----apparently so time-consuming he can’t or won’t deliver the league news. Come on, Coach, suck it up!
**Kudos to Frank Iudica, Tom Boggiano, and Jim Roberts for making some 9-10 year olds into real baseball players. The kids play with the Rockaway Little League Traveling All-Stars against other top teams from Queens. They’ve compiled a 3-1 record, the only loss coming in the last inning against a tough Ozone Park team.
**Hoop fans in the know have made a point of catching some games in the womens open division of the Summer Classic. They’ve seen some great play and have been lucky enough to catch the comeback of high school legend Sue Bird. The UConn star is coming back from ACL surgery. Among the divisions (with the obvious exception being the Graybeards) the womens open is the most competitive and exciting. (And they look better in shorts than the Graybeards.)
**Most overrated: that black bra on the soccer player.