Inwood has been very competitive this fall and the cream has risen to the top as the four best teams have advanced to the semis - Westlanders, Trojans, Marlins, and Bizcocheros. Unfortunately, behavior in Inwood has been childlike this fall with a record number of suspensions and near confrontations so I will have to follow baby sitter's Nanny McPhee's
Clear Message from Softball Nanny McPhee "Zero Tolerance this week for poor behavior and sportsmanship. Zero. We will send everyone to softball bed without dinner, if you can't act normal. No fighting. No inappropriate personal/racial remarks. That is not a threat. It is a fact. That warning is for all four teams involved"
Hopefully, all I will see is great softball and since the four teams remaining are all true softball Titans, it will be interesting to see which team climbs upon Pegasus
and slays the beast to championship glory.
Marlins #1 Seed vs Bizcocheros #4 Seed
Much like Hades
Westlanders #2 Seed vs Trojans #3 Seed
the defending back to back champion The Westlanders "WL"are the baddest bitch on the softball planet and if you fall into their gaze and don't keep your shield up
they will turn you into stone. After losing top pitchers Fran and Edgar Jr earlier this fall a WestLander three peat seemed unlikely, but now it seems inevitable. The key acquisition of new ace Flaco
has reinvigorated their squad on both sides of the ball and has them on the verge of yet again another title. Lost in much of the WL's confrontational, controversial, and at times seemingly malicious behavior is a loyal, unselfish, and fundamentally sound club that rarely beats itself. The Trojans have a strong offense but with the suspension of one of their top starting pitchers
and their track record of not showing up for early games make them the clear underdogs. The Trojans have the talent to win, but my prediction is WL in a sweep.
The league was flourished again this fall and a strong final four weekend would go a long way to keep the progress going.