Thursday, May 13, 2010

Misfit Toys Lands on Ellis island

As most of you already know I am a misfit.Every misfit needs a place to gather and spend time. This theme was portrayed in the classic Christmas story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys

Even a misfit need a sense of purpose and a home.

In America ALL people are welcomed to this country by Lady Libertylocated at Ellis Island and her inscription reads

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

Truly inspiring stuff to all newcomers. The message is clear : You have a chance here to build something special, I don't care about your past, I don't care about how you look, I don't care that your imperfect, you deserve a chance.
The softball version of Lady Liberty in 2010 has become Jimmy Bitros manager of Diesel Express. Jimmy likes people who are different and has a thing for misfits

b/c he embraces people who are different. He judges you for who you are, not for how you play or who you look. Don't get me wrong, he wants to win. Last year his team came up short and he's made changes this year by giving softball misfits like myself a chance. He's kept every promises he's made to me and then some by adding other skilled "softball misfits"looking for a home. These and other new "softball misfits" have been added to the remaining Diesel squad and so far we have become competitive. Everyone in the Big Apple League knows this as there are very few secrets in this gossip friendly league, now it's up to us and the softball gods

to take our new softball home and make it a Team. We haven't done anything yet but at least he have a chance thanks to Jimmy Liberty


  1. Where is a photo of all the beer you boys consume?

  2. Hi Gary.
    This is your first shout out!!!