Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Softball Whores, Snowball, and Fade to Softball Black

They say the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have problem. Well last night me and a few select others idiots fully became softball whores.
Selling out to play a stupid game in a snowstorm.
Yeah you read that right. We played in the snow.
Literally the whole field was covered in snow.

It was a joke.
Not even a game. a travesty in every sense of the word.
Why we do this you ask?
Besides being stupid and refusing to admit the season is over, our good old friend Yorkoff, I mean Yorkville sports league, refused to cancel the game. Being a self proclaimed softball Nostradamus about a year ago I wrote the following blog about Yorkoff (check it out)

What really hurts me last night was that the umpires would let people play in those conditions. Last night was abusive and flat out retarded.
Our umpire, Little Loocho , should be ashamed of himself.
Oh yeah, we had a another playoff game scheduled after our game, and get this our opponent who had just finished playing on a field across from us wanted to play.
How moronic is that???!?!
The umps being the non confrontational morons actually had to call the league and ask their opinion. Only then was the game called.
The season is now over and this will be my last softball blog for 2008.
Thank god
But before I fade to softball black

I am reminded of one of my favorite Jay-Z lyrics that goes like this :
"They say they never really miss you til you dead or you gone" So on that note I'm leaving after the song So you ain't gotta feel no way about Jay so long At least let me tell you why I'm this way, Hold on "

Top Ten Things I liked to say before I fade to Softball Black for 2008

10. To the people who write comments and sign it as Mr. Anonymous - Nah forget it. Why acknowledge you now if you won't even acknowledge yourself cowards, but I will say keep them comments coming at least it means someone is reading.
9. It's going to be a long winter, but the softball love will still be there stronger than ever.

8. 2008 was a crazy year in the Real World with the economic crisis, but I survived it thanks in part to Loocho (about to make the call below) who got me umpiring work in tough times Thank you brother

7. Of all the teams I played on my favorite and most frustrating was West in the Big Apple league. I accepted my role as catcher and hit the ball hard very consistently, but had little to show for it. The softball gods work in mysterious ways.

6. My best moment of the year was driving in a key two out run in the championship against Caquito in the NY Fast pitch league. One good key hit against a stud pitcher is worth 1,000,000,000,000,000 hits against low level competition.

5. Whether you hate him or love him the game needs John Castillo back - it wasn't the same without him.

4. I played on 3 teams that folded - Uptown Chief, Aguillas, and Bloomberg Blaze plus we had over 10 guys quit on us in Knockout in the fall. Crazy and not Fun

3. Speaking of Inwood - running Inwood this year sucked b/c of the weather, but in the end we had a strong playoff season, Knockout became fun to play on and I was happy to see several friends I had on the Westlanders enjoy their Championship.

Inwood will be back in 09!!!!!

2. I will turn 40 in 2009. The final destination softball grim reaper is coming so my softball New Years resolution is try and enjoy every moment I can while I can.
and the Number One I thing I'd like to say before I fade to Softball Black for 2008
1. HOLLER!!!!!!!!!! not original I know but appropriate - hope to blog to you soon in 09'

As Jay-Z would say" if you can't respect that your whole perspective is wack maybe you'll love me when I fade to black"


  1. Dude,
    Stop complaining about the Umps and just hire better ones....wink wink. See you in 2009

    Ump Oj.


  3. Rick you still fuckin suck. Why don't you go warm up your mouth with John (The Cancer) Castillo's cock over the winter. That should give you something to play with until spring.

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