"It's Not You It's Me".
I've been on both sides of it and what it really means is :
"It's Not Me, It's Really All You"
It's a nice,soft,gentle, and polite way of telling someone your involved with that you want to fuck someone else and that your life would be so much better if they weren't around anymore. I know this break up line is something you would expect in a Seinfeld rerun
or some horrible predictable corny chick flick Romantic Comedy
instead of a softball blog. Normally, I would agree, but last week I was given a Softball version of the "It's Not You It's Me" breakup line by The Bum Rush League?
Huh????? If I was getting dumped by the Softball Version of Sophie Vergara
I would understand, but The Bum Rush League?
Hold on let me explain. I love this league b/c :
- It's true modified
- Its early on Sunday mornings
- Competition is balanced and improved.
- Great Fields
- Solid Officiating
- I have many Friends, Enemies, and Frien-Enemy's in the league.Rivalries
- I've played in it for 6 years and in that time I have made four championships, finished last, and won three titles. Very good times.
- Most importantly, it is so much fun.
- All the "love reasons" listed above. People want Fun and no Drama
- I secured the field 6 permit at Hecksher from 9am until 11am. Prime Central Park location
- Demand for True Modified Softball
I always have said voting doesn't work in softball (see the afternoon league) and the Bum Rush League proved me right.The Vote for new membership went down, and despite all the positives listed above, I was informed that the League in early of February 2014 that adding two new teams would be denied b/c "It Was Too Much Pressure".
"Too Much Pressure"???? - Hilarious
I'm not mad, I really mean that I think this is Hilarious. Turning down 2 new teams with well over 2 months before opening day in an environment where you have the Fields and Demand, b/c there was not enough time and too much pressure. Hilarious.
Definitely, a Softball Version of "It's Not You It's Me"
You don' have to an Evelyn Wood speed reader to read between the lines on this decisions. It's simple voting was based on what's best for individual teams in terms of improving their chances to win, limiting competition, and maintaining control rather than what was in the best interest of softball.
Oh well, I tried and was politely asked to reapply next year. I will b/c this "It's Not You It's Me Too Much Pressure excuse" won't be forgotten.
As an aside, the Insider would like to thank league commissioner Michael Leiman
who was very patient, accommodating, and a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole process. A very nice guy who I've teased for years by calling him "Honey I shrunk the Kids"
every time he got a hit against my team to torture me ( he did that a lot, too much). Mike has a true love of the game which is undeniable. Good man. Classy. Thank you