Sunday, July 20, 2014

Renegades win fake round robin tournment

Yes, we beat Reds and Titans (first time in over ten years) to finish with a sweep and take the Round Robin which never happened because of field issues. The Round Robin Tournament was two games, winners play winners.

Dewey and Carl cemented the wins on the mound, with Tim getting an old man waiver and didn't pitch for the first time in over ten years. We finished the regular season 10-5-1--best record since our last and only championship.


We jump into the play-offs next week against Morning Wood, with Bombers and Titans getting byes.

Morning Wood vs. Renegades
Moe Howard vs. Reds

STATS--click it!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Big Sweep for Ringerages

Today's MVPs  for Great hitting, pitching and recruiting.

Grey Dewey
and Ben Czarnecki


We welcomed back alumni Andy Katurski (spelling?) and Brandon Nadeau along with newbies AJ at short, T.O. (hitting a homer), Dave Cunningham, Jimmy (Mr. Adventuretime). Thanks very much for your contributions at the very windy Wrigley Field...er, Candlestick Park...er, Smith Field.

The games themselves had us in early leads with the very well behaved Moe Howard coming back middling innings before both games were put away. Surprisingly, no arguments or bad banter today, which made it an enjoyable day, regardless of the sweep.

Every fly ball and popup was a circus, but we prevailed 12-8 and 7-5.  It looked kind of like

THIS

AND

THIS

OK, stats--'
Next week Round-Robin, whatever that means...





















Standings



W-L-T
GIB
Bombers
12-1-1
---
Titans
11-3-0
1.5
Renegades
8-5-1
4.0
Reds
8-6-0
4.5
Moe Howard
6-8-0
6.5
Morning Wood
5-9-0
7.5
Mayham
3-11-0
9.5
Flush
2-12-0
10.5

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Renegades drop two

"Pete Gray, war-time player, one-armed Major Leaguer"
Top Headline: One of our best, Mike Rizzo may be out for a bit after re-injuring his elbow. Unfortunately we didn't have a bench player and he had to bat one additional time--basically "swinging" the bat with one arm with great difficulty, and no chance. Our emergency sub  Angelo didn't meet the age requirements, even after we snuck him in against Morning Wood.

Story: We hung in but lost 9-6 and 7-5, mostly a team defense flawed effort. I lasted 2 plus innings with a bad back, no command and hardly any strikes. Dewey came in and mowed them down, staying in to start Game 2 before yielding to Carl and his crazy ball. Mike McDonald and Shane went back to back in Game Two as well--Shane finding his grove today. On the positive defensive end, we turned three 6-4-3 double plays and one 6-3, Doug stepping on second and completing the double play with a throw to Roly.

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Enjoy the week off boys-two weeks to obsess/mull over the stats.




Standings



W-L-TGIB
Bombers10-1-1---
Titans10-2-0.5
Renegades6-5-14.0
Moe Howard6-6-04.5
Reds6-6-04.5
Morning Wood5-7-05.5
Mayham3-9-07.5
Flush1-11-09.5


Monday, June 23, 2014

Stats Standings After Ten Games





W-L-TGIB
Titans10-0-0---
Bombers8-1-11.5
Renegades6-3-13.5
Moe Howard5-5-05.0
Reds4-6-06.0
Morning Wood3-7-07.0
Mayham2-8-08.0
Flush1-9-08.0

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Standings after 0-1-1


W-L-T GIB
Titans 8-0-0 ---
Bombers 6-1-1 1.5
Moe Howard 5-3-0 3.0
Renegades 4-3-1 3.5
Reds 3-5-0 5.0
Mayhem 2-6-0 6.0
Morning Wood 2-6-0 6.0
Flush 1-7-0 7.0






Monday, June 16, 2014

This Isn't Soccer

So game one sucked. We lost 11-4 and I don't remember ever feeling like we were in it. The highlight of the game was the season debut of Angelo, who held it down in right field and came in swinging from the right side of the batter's box.

Game Two was an epic tie, with Tim and their pitcher each spinning absolute gems and us rallying to it with two outs in the seventh. We fought valiantly with only nine guys, and discovered that Dewey can pretty much play any position on the field.

Reflecting on the games, I discovered the problem.

Not enough gaucho.