The Softball Insider - MAJOR NEWS "B/C It's More Than Just a Game" Softball TournamentSeptember 20th
On September 20th, Ricardo Ronda "The Softball Insider" is going to prove that Softball is "More Than Just a Game"as he and their softball warriors will go to battle against Cancer by playing a competitive Tournament in Inwood Hill Park (Manhattan NY).
For those of us old school enough to remember the Twilight Zone
you know that a lot of weird bugged out unexpected shit happened on that classic TV Show.Well beginning yesterday I have officially entered the Softball "SB" Twilight zone and after today's events I officially just can't get out.
Situation: Game 1 NY Fast Pitch Championship Game Score: Weintruab (my team) 5 Mashers 3 Inning: Bottom of 7th Outs: 0 Runners: Bases Loaded Count on Batter: 3-1 Next : Deep fly ball Right Field. Our RF, Justin, goes back on the ball, has a beat on it, and then BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Translation: Field Cross Over impacted the last play of the game. Justin ran smack dab into some lady playing a Co-Ed game like 400 feet from her game's home plate. She had no business standing there. None. Of course all 3 runs score. Game Over.Final Score Mashers 6 Weintruab 5. That how we lost game one of the finals.
I cannot make that up.
Oh yeah, The Mashers undefeated season was preserved on that play. That game will forever be labeled as "The Crossover Game"
Luckily our Big guns
built us a 4-0 lead in game two, but the game was stopped after 4 innings because of darkness.
Patience is a virtue as this suspended game will continue and hopefully so will game three, if necessary, in two weeks as permits are unavailable next week. Hopefully, during this long break I can find some way to convince the softball gods to free me from the SB Twilight Zone.
It all came down to this:
Scored tied bottom of the 9th, starter Jimmy Meyers takes himself out as he hurt his left hip. Rich Collado came in
and did great , 1st batter single, second batter filed out then next batter had 0-2 count and hit blooper down right field that dropped. RF threw
to cut off but the relay man threw it wide of Catcher and it went through
opening of fence. Only in softball can you go from one of yourgreatest, most thrilling victoriesto one of your worse defeats in one
week. Just like that. The Softball Gods are Cruel
On a perfect late summer afternoon on the hallowed grounds of the Heckscher Ballfields; the two best teams in league - JOSHUA TREE/RJK and LATE SHOW (both 16-3) - squared off in a one game, nine-inning-winner-take-all affair to decide the Performing Arts Softball League Championship.
The crowd was abuzz in anticipation of a knock-down drag out, low-scoring affair. What they got instead was a decisive LATE SHOW throttling of JOSHUA TREE/RJK, 8-1, to take the Championship Series 2 games to 1 and win the Heckscher Cup for the third time in five years.
Playoff MVP Christian Goris
was masterful, keeping a very good offense off-balance and limiting them to the one run that they scored, in the ninth inning, with the game out of reach.
Caps off to manager Buddy Mantia and his band of merry men. This one was truly for Dave!
I carefully selected this charity because I wanted one that used a large percentage of donation dollars to fight Cancer and, more importantly, they are trying to prevent Cancer using Immunotherapy, That's smart and forward looking. Charity Game Details
Winner Gets a Championship Cup. A Tournament MVP will also get a Cup.
Additional Donations opportunities such as :
Bid on home team; You can donate extra money to be the home team. Top Bidder wins.
Bid on using a new ball anytime; Minimum $20 donation to Charity.
Bid on picking a field for the Championship game.
Fundraising on this event is not limited to participating teams. As individuals and businesses are strongly encourages to donate to the Cancer Research Institute. We are all in this together. Cancer has to be stopped.
"I am writing on behalf of the
Citytsoftball Fall League that has played in Inwood Hill Park since 1999.
Unfortunately, we were recently informed that the Inwood Hill Park would not be available at all after September 28th
of this year."
"Last fall the fields were closed and
receded and this has been a summer with reasonable rain fall. The fields
are in very good condition and we are surprised at this decision. It
is a rarity to see dead grass or any indication that the grass is suffering or
needs additional rest. Everything appears in good shape so will you
kindly explain to us why the Inwood Hill Park fields are closed?"
"I am humbly asking that our
permits get reinstated and the fields remain open until early November as has
been the norm. We love Inwood and
playing fall ball there every year is our last real outdoor enjoyment before
another long harsh winter sets in. The opportunity to play in September,
October and early November at the best fields in the upper Manhattan is a
matter of great enjoyment and pride for all our players, not to mention the
many other New Yorkers and tourists that come out to watch us play some of the
highest level softball and baseball in the city."
After winning a thrilling playoff game yesterday, The softball gods showed me how fickle they are today as I was punished by winning the 54th Street Wednesday Nigh Championship by forfeit. No Honor
The softball gods punished me further as longtime Charter Fabric manager Bob Morello
Bob Donating to Charity
picked a good week to go on vacation and leave Guby in Charge
The punishment continued as we played a meaningless half hearted pickup game and the final straw of
punishment was that I gave up a semi-final in Central Park NY Fast Pitch to show up at 54th street tonight. Sorry Softball Gods. Tonight was bad