Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Much more Excellent and not so Evil as CP 3Peats!!!!!!!

The official Big Apple (BASL) results are in
and it is UNDENIABLE that Choice Parts (CP) is quite possibly one of the BEST TEAMS EVER in the BASL.

The low easy road would be to be mean, hateful, and jealous of them but the truth is they are the deserving Champions of the Big Apple League for the 3rd consecutive year and are so much more Excellent
than Evil as they have been portrayed in the past
They are the best team in the league and deserve accolades for their effort.
CP's team motto is "Step on 'em hard and step on 'em early" and with the smart, polished, and talented roster they've assembled they back up their words. They truly have built a phenomenal team that deserves recognition.
This is coming from someone who used to personally hate CP, but that's changed in the last few years. I've actually become a CP fan and sincerely congratulate them on their softball achievement. Well done.
You see people (like me - before my time) forget that CP did their share of playoff losing to Contact during the 90s. They were perpetual "bridesmaid." They had (and still do) the best pitcher in John Brown "JB"
who has more desire to win than anyone else out there. But even he cant do it alone. Something was missing and manager John Rosenmiller knew it and did something about it through shrewd recruitment.
The turning point to reshaping their roster was acquiring Mike P and Eric Z. They brought speed and were singles hitters who got on base and took extra bases. They brought a new energy, conviction, enthusiasm ...not the quiet, white guy professional style that had been the Parts trademark.
Those acquisitions were only the beginning as the rich got richer. Perhaps their greatest moves were adding Lou Gonzalez Jr and Jack Steinman. True gamers. Guys who are calm and focused in the clutch and infect their teammates with the belief that the team is a winner. Its called Championship Swagger. Lou has an ability to energize and inspire a team. He's a great motivator, gets clutch hits, and wants it so bad you can see it in his face. Jack is another breed. He's won 6 of the last 7 BASL championships, that's not a coincidence. He is the ultimate heads-up ballplayer and there are few players, if any, better in the clutch. He has that winning edge. Their will to win and stellar play never allowed CP to rest on their laurels or rely on JB again.
They have play makers all over the field. Guys like Kip, Vic, Doc not to mention Dave Levine, Angelo, Jack, Hector, Lou and Lorenzo are all extremely talented guys who would be stars on other teams batting 2-3-4-5 but accept their particular role on the Parts in order to play on a winning team. Across the board,they have solid players and that is why they win.
Their defense is sick and deep. They have at least 5 shortstops on their roster. When you combine a dominant pitcher with a web gem defense making incredible plays that usually demoralize most opponents and leads to a championship.
Again, congratulations guys you are truly classy champions in every sense of the word.
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On an Editor's note I would like to thank Fran and Dick of Lucky's for the photo and Mike P you tube link)

11 comments:

  1. I salute everyone on Choice Parts, except for that cheat Rosenmiller.

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  2. Congrats parts...if the rest of the league put an all-star team together, could they beat parts? Love to know peoples thoughts.

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  3. Way to go Parts from the guy who gave your name!

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  4. Thank you Ricky for the very kind words. Much appreciated!!

    peace
    jack s.

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  5. First of all I'd like to congratulate John Rosenmiller on a job well done for all of the reasons that Rickey mentioned on his brilliant blog.

    Secondly I wanted to congratulate each and every member of the Parts. I can honestly say that they are the nicest bunch of guys in the league. As good as most of them are they have no large egos and treat everyone with respect. There are many individuals in the League who are great players and act as like they are God's gift to softball. The Parts team are not like that and treat everyone well whether they are superstar players or not or just fans who enjoy watching a softball game.

    Regarding putting together an all star team and beating the Parts...lets not forget the Parts are an allstar team with two amazing pitchers and good guys...J.B and Doc.

    Most importantly it takes more than all stars to win a Championship. It takes chemistry and guys that actually like and respect each other and don't let their egos get in the way. Guys that are more interested in winning than their personal stats. I compliment John for finding those types of players.

    I have seen teams that had great players in every position that don't win championships because the chemistry is just not there.

    So in answer to Anonymous if the rest of the League put together an all star team they probably still wouldn't beat the Parts. Too many all stars brought together isn't a guarantee of success. Besides many of the all star players are already playing for the Parts.

    However the Parts can be beaten by a quality team with chemistry if they put together a good run and can score off of the Parts pitchers.

    Hopefully next season someone will give the Parts all they can handle.

    One last point.... I'd also like to congratulate O'Hanlons and their manager John DeRobertis for a great season. They just ran into a hot team.

    Jim Bitros

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  6. Who is the bitch in the bottom screaming west side?,i bet a gang member. congrats choice parts.

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  7. Congrats!
    But i must say this,you guys will have competition when rosenmiller allows other teams to have pitchers of JBROWNS CALIBER OR TALENT LEVEL.
    ITS AMAZING TO SEE THIS GUY BE ALLOWED TO PITCH FROM ANY ANY ARM ANGLE HE FEELS LIKE...(SIDE ARM....!) COMO ES POSSIBLE!
    HEY MR ROSENMILLER...FOR ONE SEASON LET OTHER TEAMS HAVE A PITCHER LIKE JB....AND LETS SEE WHAT HAPPENS!
    U KEEP CLAIMING THAT THIS WOULD RUIN THE LEAGUE, BULLSHIT!!!!!!! WHAT IT WOULD RUIN IS THIS CONTROL YOU HAVE OVER THE LEAGUE!!!! AND YOU KNOW IS TRUE!!!!!!

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  8. Your team rocks
    Best in the park

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  9. Oh come on,give Rosemiller a chance. You should go out and find another john brown. I have seen brown get hammered by contact year after year and now he wins a couple chips and now he is illegal.

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  10. Choice Parts 8
    All Stars 4

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