Waldheim Report On Softball
By Corinne Waldheim
It was a quiet weekend in Jamaica Bay Softball territory, what with the Muggers getting two forfeit wins from the Orioles and the Mudsharks being off.
"If the Orioles forfeit out of the league they better join the witness protection program," said Cardinal pitcher Matty Conklin.
The afternoon double header between the Cardinals and Assassins lived up to expectations. Both teams are packed with young, fiery competitors who consistently exchanged disparaging commentary. The Sunday scorcher caused Cardinal John Didio to search for something to quench his thirst, but he could only find a cooler of brewskies, his teammates’ version of Gatorade.
In game one the Assassins fell victim to the red birds in a 12-1 routing. The Cardinals were living large offensively as Brian, Timmy, Kevin, Hearn and Matty all went 2-3. Tommy was 3-4, Leo went 2-4 and Steve Keller added two RBI.
For the limited-bench Assassins, Danny J. was 3-3 and Lou Musto had a double. Tony was said to be at home nursing his big toe and Rob was vacationing. Musto was delayed when he locked his keys in his car for the umpteenth time.
In game two, the Assassins returned to form winning 4-2. Bryan Sohl and Harold Hicks went 2-4.
For the Cards, Steven James had a HR in game two. Matty had two strike outs on the day including one brutal appearance at the plate for an ever-vocal Angel.
What happened to the Orioles last week? Seven guys? A forfeit is unacceptable from our feathered friends.
Over in Rockaway, the Black Water Old Head lost to the Kelly's Waterfront Misfits by a score of 4-0. The Misfite got the sweep in game two, 7-1.
The Rockies split with the Blackwater Freakshow winning game one by a score of 6-1. The second game was lost in the seventh when John Fabry tagged up from third on a pop up to the Rockies "52 year old second baseman." Final score, 3-2.
It was brought to my attention that "of the 4 infielders, catcher and pitcher the youngest guy was none other than Charlie Kinsie." Now that’s a shot of Geritol for you.
The Brewers swept the Roundballs 11-3 and 4-1.
Here is this week’s schedule:
B.C. -- Rockies vs. Muggers 10/11:15 a.m.; Old Head vs. Cardinals 12:30/1:45 p.m.
Blvd. -- Freak Show vs. Daggers 10/11:15 a.m.; Brewers vs. Orioles 12:30/1:45 p.m.
Open -- Mudsharks vs. Round 10/11:15 a.m.; Big Dogs vs. Assassins 12:30/1:45 p.m.