Monday, August 29, 2016

The Right Parts

For the second time in 3 years, Choice Parts was down two games to none in the best of five, and again they found the Right Parts to win three straight regain the BASL Championship:

RIGHT PARTS
  • Pitching - Miranda 3 games - Respect
  • All Fields Hitting - Hector Chino Jrod, Etc - Respect
  • Defense - Everyone made the plays - Respect
  • Grit - Dealt with adversity. Ryan, Sandy, Kip, Vic - Respect
  • Determination - Everyone - Respect
  • Leadership - Jrod, John Rosenmiller, Doc, Respect
  • Management - Well managed. Respect
  • Class - They earned it. Respect

They simply played better. Choice Parts 206 BASL Champions.



The Insider and manager of Old School salutes Choice Parts on a championship well deserved.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Inwood Awakens Trailer

The Insider has been mum on the future of Inwood.

  • Some say the Insider doesn't care and the League is over.
  • Others say The Insider is too much of a softball whore and won't let the league die.

No one really knows.

However, this short trailer of a job interview between the Insider and a prospective new groundskeeper to replace the legendary expensive and intoxicated Chelo











may be a clue indeed Inwood Awakens.

Maybe

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Greg Comes thru in the Clutch

Softball Pitcher and Champion Greg Wolpert
Wish I had a better picture Gregg - please forgive


came thru in the clutch yesterday from a surprise triple bypass surgery.  Insider sources say "He now says he is OK and might pitch soon.". He has the love.

The insider wishes this fierce competitor and humble humanitarian the best for a speedy recovery.

May the Softball gods be with you and your back on the field happy and healthy shortly brother.

Best Regards
SBI

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Don't mark a K in your scorecard b/c it was a HR

The name of Dio Jackson's tournament may have been "Strike Out Cancer"



but the Truth is the Event was a Homer Run on the field 




and more importantly it was a HOME RUN in the Fight for Life.


This was an incredibly well organized event 
In a time where there is much confusion in life and softball,  Dio brought clarity to both worlds. He not only hooked the Cancer Research Center up with over $4,000, but he also treated the softball community to a peaceful 1st class event in an amazing venue. 













No one else could have done better.


No one.

Well Done Brother .. well done

Friday, August 5, 2016

Reboot Series" Land of Confusion

There's too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Just tell me why
This is a land of confusion.
This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and lets start trying
To make it a place worth living in." .. Phil Collins.. Land of Confusion


Phil Collins was one of my favorite singers  in the 80s, but I never really liked one of his more famous songs, Land of Confusion, b/c I thought the Video was weird




and it was weird, but it also had a message. One that I did not understand at the time.

I started thinking about this song and video again the other day when I was buying beer (Blue Moon) and heard a cool remake/re-boot of it by Disturbed (check it out good remake/re-boot)



So I went back and looked at the original video again



and now that I'm older I understand.

The message questions the conflict in the world and how our leaders are incapable of peacefully resolving it. Hell they made it worse,Unfortunately, 30 years later, the same message  resounds in politics












and yes in softball as well.



There remains a Land of Confusion in both. I'll skip the politics chatter and keep it to softball where moves made by our leaders leads to confusion, conflict, anger, resentment, and distrust.

In Softball many complain. Few help without an agenda. That is the True Confusion

There's too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Just tell me why
This is a land of confusion.
This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and lets start trying
To make it a place worth playing in." .