Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Beetoven's Tortoise wins the race .. Championship Roll Call

The Hare and the Tortoise

is a story where a hare ridicules a slow-moving tortoise and is challenged by him to a race. The hare soon leaves the tortoise behind and, confident of winning, decides to take a nap midway through the course. When he awakes, however, he finds that his competitor, crawling slowly but steadily, has arrived before him.The morale of the story has been debated, but the message of intelligence, dedication, perseverance, patience, and determination is clear.

Softball's version of the tortoise is the 2011 Broadway Show League Champions Turtle Rock!!!!!!

led by their Beethoven lookalike


 They proved the underdog can get it done.  Playoff MVP Eric "Bulldog" resembled Orel Hersheiser as he allowed only one run in 4 post season starts. Classic performance by a class act.

Congrats guys - well done and deserved


  1. Gary "Juan Epstein" LewinSeptember 21, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    After 14 years in the league, congrats to Thom Wagner on putting together a successful scrappy and determined Turtle Rock team. Congrats to my teammates who played hard, took nothing for granted, and earned every victory. Proud to be a member of "The Rock". On 3, 1-2-3 ROCK!!!

  2. --indoor modified tournament--

    date: Saturday december 10th 2011

    location: Indoor sports complex--130 mill road freeport,ny 11520
    (right across the street from bj's)

    time: Start time is 10pm til tourney finishes (this is an all night tournament)

    entry fee: $350 - must be paid in full by november 7th 2011**we will be having a meeting that night @ the location to go over ground rules and so managers can take a look at the facilites**

    prize: Based on the # of teams $850 (if we get 6 teams) $1150 (if we get 8 teams) this is a winner takes all pot!!

    Regular debeers doubleheader clincher balls will be used -- teams must provide 1 new softball per game they play

    strict modified rules enforced--to avoid any problems please submit your pitchers names (including nicknames) beforehand

    roster limit is 12 players per team--priliminary roster must be handed in by november 7th, final roster due december 5th 2011
    all players playing must be on your official final roster due to insurance purposes (if you're not on the can't play-period)

    playing rules are listed @

    once again we will be going over ground rules at the field on november 7th so managers are encouraged to come to the meeting or send a representative

    games will be 35 minute time limit or 5 innings (which ever comes first) all batters start with a 1-1 count--with 2 strikes you are allowed 1 foul ball after that the next foul ball you are out!!

    $24 per game ump fee or $2 per player per game played

    refreshments, snacks and pizza will be available on site

    no alcohol allowed once again due to insurance purposes!!

    Game time is forfeit time--we have no time nor room for lateness...there is only 1 field and teams must be ready to play when it is their game time

    tournament draw will take place on december 5th @ bourbon street 40-12 bell blvd bayside,ny 11361-7pm sharp
    all teams should have either their manager or a team rep present for the draw--if not we will hold the draw and inform you of your game time

    final rosters are due by december 5th-you may bring it with you to the draw

    all games will be recorded and have official play by play commentary--videos available for purchase as soon as your game is done

    also professional photographer will be on hand taking game action photos & team photos - pictures available for purchase as soon as your game is done

    game stats will be kept for all games played and will be available after the tournament is over

    there will be a tournament mvp

    gate fee: There will be a $2 charge to enter the facility unless you are a player or manager--tournament mvp will get this gate fee--nice little pocket change for the player of the night

    rmemeber this is a tournament run by players 4 players !!!

    Where else can you play softball in the middle of winter??

    Do not hesitate to email,text or call with any questions

    tony 718-908-4071 or email:

    smalls 718-926-0494

    let's end 2011 with a great tournament