On July 11th 2007, I wrote a classic blog (check it out) about how I played some obscure & meaningless Yorkville softball game with the Loafers on Houston street late at night in the middle of the summer with only 8 players and won.
I joked we were like the 1919 Black Sox scandal
in that we were 8 guys alone playing ball.
Well last Saturday in the CentralParksoftball.com softball league only 8 players from the Sox showed up to play a PLAYOFF game.
Let me repeat that only 8 players from the Sox showed up to play a PLAYOFF game.
Playoffs, not exhibition, not Early season, not dog days, as legendary Cots coach Jim Mora would say PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!??????????!!!!!
That is fucking unbelievable and pathetic.
The 8 guys who were there:
were left alone to compete.
Luckily we played some bum ass CentralParksoftball.com team that should Never even be allowed to compete at the Class A level and won.
Luckily, I guess.
Now at least 5 guys were at a teammates wedding, but the other guys who threw us under the bus were flat out foul.
It gets worse for the Sox this week as we play a loaded Cardinals ball club without our top pitcher Edgar Jr who will be away attending a different wedding.
CentralParksoftball.com has revived Saturday softball, but unfortunately it hasn't worked out for my teams.
Originally I played on the defending champs Uptown Chiefs run by Guby, when Guby's work schedule changed our team tanked and we became the Sox. That led to a lot of bitch ass whining and politics which made the season even less fun. The Sox played well until losing the last 4 down the stretch which led to last weekend's 8 men playoff game.
What will happen this week?
I never give up but perhaps the softball gods have been telling us something all along.