SPORTING WOOD AND NIGHTMARE SWEEP
TUESDAY, JUNE 30
June has come
and gone. Last night was the end of the
month and the last games in June. Sporting'
Wooe and 12 Pack met up for a couple of
games and the Wood took both games. 12 Pack
just could not get any offense going.
Nightmare is playing some of the best
softball they ever have. They took on a Blue
Shirt team and took home a pair of wins.
MUCK DOGS AND THE ZOO SPLIT
The Zoo came out
and took the first game and the feeling was
that they would cruise to a second game win,
also. It did not happen. The Muck Dogs took
control of the game early and the Zoo
hitters pounded they shots right at
outfielders who made some nice catches. The
Dogs... Took the second game.
A RAINY SATURDAY AND
A VERY WET SUNDAY
SUNDAY, JUNE 28
If anyone can get a field
ready, it is me. I always have hope to do
just that as a rain sweeps through. However,
with no sun out on
fields were puddled, muddy and unplayable. I
will touch base with all Sunday teams
to see if they want to play this comingSunday,
July 5. Some will some will
PREMIER AND SPORTIN' WOOD TAKE TWO EACH
THURSDAY, JUNE 25
Premier had some long home
runs as they beat the Reruns in a pair.
Sportin' Wood played well as did the Weekend
Warriors, but the Wood came up with the wins
to end the week.
SOFTBALL AND SUMMER TIME
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
The summer of
2015 is officially here as of June 21 and
last night was a perfect summer night for
a little softball. The Great Slambinos met
up with their high school friends, Nightmare
and got the worst of it. Nightmare took a
pair, 19-7 and 13-3. The Warriors and the
Misfits met up at Brookwood South and the
Misfits put together two solid games,
winning, 19-7 and 14-11. The Irish Posse
found themselves in a 7 run hole after the
first inning, but came back to win a one run
game, 15-4 over the Gas House Gorillas. The
House came back with a 17-14, win in the
second game. The Blue Shirts met up with Dr.
Print for the first time this year. The
Doctor took the first game, 11-9 and the
Blue Shirts came back for a, 15-10 win.
Cougar Bait took on Anthony's Barber Shop
and won a pair of low scoring games, 4-3 and
A NASTY RAIN STORM
TUESDAY, JUNE 23
Well, it look
like a nice night to play some softball, but
a rain storm soaked the fields at 7PM.
The only game played was a shorten game
between the Raiders and 12 Pack, which the
THE ZOO TAKE TWO
MONDAY, JUNE 22
The Zoo came out
and played a solid two games against the
Muck Dogs and took both games.
THE RAIN HAD TO COME SOMETIME
SUNDAY, JUNE 21
It has been one
of the best starts ever for Major Sports as
far as rain outs. So, I knew the rain had to
come one of these Sundays and it did. The
fields were turned to mush after Saturday nights
rain. By time the early afternoon rolled
around I got two fields up to speed. Full
Swing Bunters and the Go Hards got their
games in up until the 5th inning of the
second game. Then the rain started coming
down in sheets. Two more teams played Sunday night
and that was Most Wanted, who took two games
from Ashley Schaefer.
A PACKED SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
With no games on
Thursday, Wednesday's schedule
was packed with teams getting after it. It
took about five hours working on the fields,
but the teams got to play on perfect fields.
The Misfits met up with the Great Slambinos.
Two good teams, one old school one new
school. The Misfits have been playing for
years and the Slambinos, for only two years.
However, both teams can play softball. The
Misfits won the first game, 11-5, but the
Great's came back for a 13-1 bombing.
Nightmare met up with the Warriors and
Nightmare took the pair, 16-2 and 9-5. The
Weekend Warriors got back on the field after
sitting last week. They met up with Premier
at East Islip Marina. Premier took the first
game, 7-6 and then the Weekender's came back
for an impressive, 14-6 win. Anthony's
Barber Shop had a little to much for the
Irish Posse winning two. The Wrecking Crew
played well against a good Cougar Bait team,
taking two, 17-5 and 26-7. Over at Venetian
the Gas House Gorillaz met up with the
Reruns and both teams got to taste victory.
The House won, 12-11 rallying in the 8
inning to win it, but the Reruns came back
for their revenge in the second winning,
A PERFECT SUMMER SUNDAY
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
What a day for softball. Good and hot. Kelly &
Hayes met up with the Hitmen for a pair. K&H
took the first game, 11-10 and then the Hitmen
returned the favor for a,n, 11-10 win of their
own. The Diamondbacks are getting their grove
back. They took a pair from the Hammerheads, 9-6
and 4-2. Slap A Pitch are playing good softball.
They took two from a good Cobra Kai team, 16-7
and 9-3. Eight Men Out got back in that winning
grove, also. They took a a pair from the Rebels,
14-1 and 7-6. The Gorillaz and Chumlee exchanged
wins. With the G's winning, 13-12 and the
Chumlee's win, 9-7. Sloppy Seconds came out and
took two good games from the A's, 9-8 and 15-12.
The Sizzler's picked up a wins from a Nightmare
team short on players.
Some good match ups in the Sunday night games.
The Full Swing Bunters, who have gotten better
every year met up with the All Mixed Up team and
dropped two good games, 10-7 and 19-18. The Go
Hards and UFNTool split. The Metropolitans good
their games against the Has Beens, one game was
an inning short, because of time restraints. The
Metropolitans won, 11-5 and 14-10. Ashley
Schaefer had to come out swinging, because they
beat a game 12 Men Out team, 14-0 and 13-1. The
Chupacabras had to much for the AC Generals and
took their games. Two good teams matched up at
night at Venetian, the Dalers and DX. As usual
when two good teams play they both pick up a
win. DX won, 21-20 and then the Dalers got
SUMMER ROLLS ON
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
Where does the time go? It seemed like we had
our first games a week ago. However, as I did
the standings this week, some teams have played
10 to 12 games already. The one thing that has
helped teams get their games in is the fact of
only two days of rainouts since April. That is
mind boggling. Anyway, the Warriors and Cougar
Bait played two good games and both teams got
victories. The Bait came out and rocked the ball
the first game, winning, 13-1. Then the Warriors
came back for a, 16-8 win. The Muck Dogs dropped
two against Premier, but are still at, 5-5 for
the season. Two good teams faced off down at
East Islip Marina. The Great Slambinos and the
Wrecking Crew. I stopped down for an inning or
two and both teams have fine looking teams that
can both hit and field. Both teams took a game
with the Slambino's winning, 13-12 and the Crew
PRIME TIME LOOKING
TUESDAY, JUNE 9
Prime Time is a team
that started late in the season and one of the
only rainouts two weeks ago. They matched up
against the Blue Shirts for two and won both,
16-4 and 17-7. Dr. Print came out banging and
took a pair from, 12 Pack. Sporting' Wood had a
little tow much offense for the Raiders and
dropped a pair.
e Irish Posse have gotten better each year, five
years in a row. However, in the night division they
play some strong teams. On
almost beat The Zoo in the first game, but lost,
8-7. In the second game The Zoo won, 17-4.
IRISH POSSE LOSES ONE RUN GAME
MONDAY, JUNE 8
The Irish Posse have gotten better each year, five
years in a row. However, in the night division they
play some strong teams. On
almost beat The Zoo in the first game, but lost,
8-7. In the second game The Zoo won, 17-4.
SUNDAY GAMES IN JUNE
SUNDAY, JUNE 7
The said more rain fell in America this May than any
other May in 125 years. It sure did not rain here. Major
Sports first rain out was June 1, there was not one rain
out in the month of May, a first in 24 years. Kelly &
Hayes got the best of the Gorillaz on
two well played games. K&H won, 12-7 and 16-14 in eight
innings. The Sizzlers and the Hitmen split. The Sizzlers
won, 11-5 and the Hitmen came back with a, 12-1 win. The
Diamondbacks, are back! They first wins of the season
came against the A's on
Sunday. Eight Men Out were rolling along
this year at, 7-1 until this
Sunday. They dropped two to Slap a Pitch,
6-1 and 3-2. The Hammerheads and The Beers, both took a
game from each other. Nightmare met up with Prime Time
for the second week in a row, because two teams could
not play and took two. The Rebels looked good against
the Sloppy Seconds for a pair of wins.
In the night games Ashley Schaefer and the Metropolitans
split. The Metropolitans came out swinging in the first
game and won, 16-3 and than Ashley came back for a, 18-6
win. All Mixed Up played well against the game
Chupacabras for two wins. The Go Hards made there last
trip to Venetian this
Sunday. They played a touch Dalers team
and dropped two, 19-7 and 17-5. Most Wanted got the best
of DX, winning 22-10 and 20-8. 12 Angry Men took a pair
from the touch Has Beens, 10-9 and 21-4.
RERUNS AND NIGHTMARE SWEEP
THURSDAY, JUNE 4
The week ended with games being played with the threat of
rain. The Reruns took on the Weekend Warriors and came up
with two good games and two wins. The Weekender's will hit
their stride soon. Nightmare, came out swinging and so did
Sportin' Wood, but it was Nightmare that had just a little
more wood. They took two.
DOUBLEHEADERS ON SOME SLUSHY FIELDS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3
Thankfully, the sun came out and
if it was not for it burning some puddles up, no teams would
have played. I got the fields ready after five hours of
heavy tractor work, so the teams could play ball. The
Misfits won a pair against Premier, who are not really the
team from last year. The company was sold and the manager,
Vinnier, has been running around like a mad man. The Great
Slambinos came out and started hitting while they were still
in their cars. They 12 runned the Warrior's twice, 14-0 and
14-1. The Warrior's hit the ball all over the field last
week for two wins. On this day... the bats were silent. The
Muck Dogs and Gas House Gorillas split a pair. The Wrecking
Crew came out swinging and took two from Anthony's Barber
Shop, 13-1 and 10-7.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY WERE
MONDAY, JUNE 1
The first rain out of the
season, which started in April. The first time that has
happened in 24 years of Major Sports.
BACK TO THE SOFTBALL FIELDS
SUNDAY MAY 31
After a Memorial Day break, the teams got back to playing
softball. Nightmare cancelled late on
Saturday, so there doubleheader with the
Gorillaz had to be cancelled. The Sizzlers split with Kelly
& Hayes. Winning the first game, 8-7 and then K&H came back
for a, 11-4 victory. The Rebels got the best of the Diamondbacks with
a pair of wins, 11-6 and 6-4. Slap a Pitch, slapped the
Hammerheads, 13-1 and 14-2. The Hitmen had a good morning by
taking two from Chumlee, 14-9 and 16-9. The A's split with
Cobra Kai, winning, 7-5 and then the Kai came back for a,
6-5 win. Eight Men Out took a pair against Prime Time and
Sloppy Seconds won the first game against The Beers and the
second game will be finished the next time they play.
In the night divisions, with the rain on it's way, all the
teams got their games in. The Go Hards had to much for the
AC Generals, winning a pair The Dalers played two good games
against Most Wanted and won two close games, 12-11 and
15-14... Cannot get any closer than that. Ashley Schaefer
had a big night winning four games. Beating the Has Beens,
12-8 and 15-3 and then playing DX and winning, 16-4 and
15-13. The Full Swing Bunters took two from 12 Angry Men.
The Metropolitans beat their pals All Mixed Up, 5-1 and
12-10. The Chubacabras met up with UFNTool and split.
Winning, 10-7 and losing, 19-5.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27
With the threat of rain a lot of
teams took the field on this
Wednesday and no rain fell. The Reruns took on
and beat the Weekend Warriors in a pair. Sportin' Wood also
split with a tough Misfits team, winning, 16-15 and losing
15-3. Over at Venetian the Muck Dogs took on the Gas House
Gorillaz, and the teams split as they usually do. The House
won, 18-12 and the Dogs won, 14-5. Prime Time took a
a depleted Zoo and won, 18-6 and 15-3. Cougar Bait met up
with Anthony's Barber Shop and split. The Bait won, 13-12,
but lost the first game, 12-0. The Great Slambino's took on
Premier and won, 18-7 and 19-0.
TUESDAY, MAY 26
The Warriors took on 12 Pack and
came out swinging. They hit well the entire game and took a
pair. Nightmare met up with the Raiders and won two, 23-9
BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY BREAK
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
It seems like it was the middle of April and things were just
getting crank up and in the blink of an eye we are at the
Memorial Day break. What is hard to believe is that there was
not one rain out for April or May. That has never happened in 24
years of Major Sports. I know, I know... Let's see what the
summers rain dictates.
The Reruns cancelled, but Nightmare
was nice enough to fill in on short notice. They matched up with
the Weekend Warriors. These teams would not have played each
other during the regular season, but at least both teams got
games in. The Night, won, 29-7 and 17-5. The Misfits have been
pressed each week with some good competition. Dr. Print was
their opponent on this night and the Dr. won, 20-8 and the
Misfits came back for a, 17-5 win. Prime Time got back on the
softball field for the first time in 2015 and matched up with
Anthony's Barber Shop. The Shop took two, 10-7 and 12-5. The
Wrecking Crew took two from The Zoo. There was a late start over
at Venetian with the Gas House and Sportin' Wood. The Wood took
the first game, and it got dark before they could complete the
second game. So, both teams will get a win.
NO RAIN AND THE TEAMS PLAY
TUESDAY, MAY 19
The season is moving along and the unbelievable part of this season
is that there have been no rainouts up to last night. Usually, April
and May have more rain outs than any other months. So far, so
Nightmare took the first game from the Warriors, 8-4 and then the
Warriors bounced back for a, 11-5 win.
12 Pack had a little to much for the Raiders last night. A few new
additions to the team, played well and the Pack took two, 14-9 and
12-8. The Great Slambinos split with the Blue Shirts. The Slam's
won, 9-5 and the Shirts rallied for a, 10-4 victory.
IRISH POSSE GET FIRST WIN
MONDAY, MAY 18
The Irish Posse got their first win over the Muck Dogs in the first
game of their doubleheader, with a, 15-8 come from behind win. The
Dogs came back and took the second game, 13-9.
SUNDAY'S GAMES, ROLLING ALONG
SUNDAY, MAY 17
The rain came on Saturday, but we got the Sunday games in. Kelly &
Hayes took on the Hitmen and won the pair, 6-2 and 11-9. Eight Men
Out took their games against the Diamondbacks, 17-1 and 14-2. The
Back's will get their offense going soon. Slap A Pitch won two from
the A's in two close games, 6-3 and 5-3. Two of the veteran teams
split down at East Islip Marina. Not much offense, but good defense.
The Sizzlers won, 3-1 and the Gorillaz won, 6-5. The Rebels took on
Sloppy Seconds, 12-4 and 16-6. Prime Time met up with, Chum Lee. The
Chum's won the first game, 13-9 and Prime Time won the second game,
7-6. Nightmare always puts a nice team on the field and this week
they took two from The Beers, 13-9 and 7-6. Hammerheads met up with
Cobra Kai. The Head's took the first won, 6-3 and the Kai came back
for a, 12-8 win.
The Sunday night division is in full swing with all teams playing.
The Full Swing Bunters and the Chupacabras split their games. Ashley
Schaefer took on the Has beens, two evenly match teams and both
teams took home a win. Ashley won, 16-9 and the Has Beens won, 9-6.
M.A.A.S. got on the field for the first time this year and took two
from the AC Generals. All Mixed Up got run ruled in the first game,
but came back for a win in the second game. The Dalers took two from
DX and Most Wanted took two from the 12 Angry Men.
SPORTIN' WOOD TAKE TWO
THURSDAY, MAY 13
Sportin' Wood got back on the field. One of the most veteran of all
teams in Major Sports. They have played in, 22 of the 24 years Major
Sports has been running softball leagues. They looked good from the
start as the Reruns, another very veteran team, probable 18 years
out of 24, just could not get the bats working until the second
game. The Wood took two.
BIG WEDNESDAY FOR
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13
the busiest day of the week for softball and there was a full
slate of games. The Weekend Warriors rallied in the first game
and put up 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th, to win, 18-17. The
second game will go as a win for both teams, because only four
innings were played. The Misfits lost the first game to
Nightmare, 18-6 and then rallied for a win in the second game,
as a house burned right in the Brookwood Hall area. Cougar Bait
and the Wrecking Crew had a barn burner of a doubleheader with
both teams getting a win. The Bait won, 27-20 and the Crew won,
13-5. The Zoo are back and they met up with Anthony's Barber
Shop, the old Brentwood Liquor. The Shop won, 17-10 and 21-1.
DR. PRINT ROLLING ALONG
TUESDAY, MAY 12
Dr. Print are off to a, 4-0 start.
They met up with the always tough Warriors and took two games,
18-15 and 12-9. 12 Pack and the Raiders each took a game. The
Raiders held on in the second game for a, 11-9 win. The Pack
took the first game, 19-11. Nightmare is back and they look
stout. They took on the Blue Shirts and unloaded on the Shirt's,
17-0 in the first game. The Shirt's rallied in the second game,
but lost a close one, 12-11
THE MUCK DOGS
MONDAY, MAY 11
The Muck Dogs are back and look like
they are in mid season form. They took on one of their old foes,
the Irish Posse and took them, 12-7 and 10-4.
LIGHT SCHEDULE ON
SUNDAY, MAY 10
Mother's Day is turning into a day
that not many teams can but their squads on the field. We had a
few games, but it was a light schedule. At night the Go Hards
mustered to play the Full Swing Bunters. The Bunters took the
first game, 11-6 and the Go Hards took the second game, 16-4. In
the only other doubleheader of the night, The Wrecking Crew met
up with Ashley Schaefer. The teams split with the Schaefer's
winning the first game, 13-12 and the Crew winning, 13-11.
NIGHTMARE WIN TWO
THURSDAY, MAY 7
Nightmare took on Premier and won a
pair, 16-10 and 11-8.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
Cougar Bait took on the Misfits, a
tough team and twilight champion from last year, and beat them,
16-4 and 3-1. Wrecking Crew and Anthony's Barber Shop, split
their games. The Crew won, 10-6 and the Shop won, 22-7.
BLUE SHIRTS AND
TUESDAY, MAY 5
The Blue Shirts beat the Irish
Posse, 13-7 and 13-1. Dr. Print took on 12 Pack on won a pair.
SUN SHINES ON SECOND WEEK
SUNDAY, MAY 3
After a horrible winter and temperatures
unseasonably cold, we have caught to good Sundays, back to back, to
open up the season.
In the morning divisions, Kelly & Hayes
got the best of the Sizzlers, 20-12 and 12-9, in what will be a
competitive division. Slap A Pitch met up with the Gorillaz and
played them tough, even though they dropped both games, 11-5 and
16-10. Eight Men Out seem to be rolling along early in the season,
they beat the Diamondbacks, 13-0 and 12-1. That is not like
the Diamondbacks and I am sure the Backs will get their share of
wins. The Hitmen had a little to much for the A's. The Hitmen won,
17-2 and 13-4. The Hammerheads and the Rebels split their games,
with the Rebs winning, 14-3 and the Heads winning, 10-5. The Sloppy
Seconds are back and they almost pulled off a big win in the second
game against The Beers, but they dropped both. Nightmare is back,
also, and they took their games against Prime Time, 16-11 and 9-4.
Cobra Kai and the Great Slambinos, split their games. The Kai won,
10-9 and the Greats won, 10-2. The Great Slambinos have a different
name that will be plug in next week.
The Sunday night
division is rolling along, too. The Go Hards met up with All Mixed
Up, a new team, with some former Major Sports players, and took the
pair, 18-4 and 13-4. The Ballbusters are back, but got off to a slow
start against, Ashley Schaefer, they are now called, UFNTOOL. Ashley
took the pair, 14-0 and 24-11. The Wrecking Crew took two form 12
Angry Men, 10-6 and 20-8. The Hazbeens took a pair, but not after a
second scare. The Dalers met up with a splinter team from the Dalers,
Steve Calders, DX, they have another name, which I will post next
week. They took the games, 26-19 and 25-12.
COUGAR BAIT ARE BACK
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
Cougar Bait is back after a few years of
being absent from Major Sports. They met up with a good Great
Slambino's team and they split their games. This was the first game
for the night and twilight divisions for 2015.
MAJOR SPORTS OPENING
SUNDAY, APRIL 26
In the week leading up to Sunday the
temperatures were freezing. However, by time Sunday rolled
around the Softball gods were smiling. A great Sunday to
kick off the 2015 season.
The Sizzlers one of the more veteran of
teams in Major Sports. In 24 years they have played in 21 of them.
They met up with the Hitmen and took two, 10-4 and 14-10. The
Gorillaz met up with Kelly & Hayes, and the Gorillaz have been
around for probably 20 of those 24 years. They split their games,
with the G's winning, 8-5 and Kelly & Hayes won, 5-1. Eight Men Out
split with Slap A Pitch, the old St. Regis team. The Diamondbacks
took on the Hammerheads and dropped two close games, 5-3 and 11-5.
The Battle of the Neighborhood, had Prime Time splitting with their
pals, The Beers, winning, 7-3 an losing, 8-3. The Great Slambinos,
split with the A's, winning, 9-5 and losing, 6-3. Cobra Kai met up
with the Rebel's and took two, 2-0 and 12-5. A few teams did not
play, but will start next week.
OPENING DAY FOR MAJOR SPORTS, SUNDAY,
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
Well, it is that time of year
again. The Sunday teams will take the field tomorrow and the 24th year
of Major Sports will be under way. A few night teams will play this week
and by next week, all teams will be taking the field for the 2015
season. I wish everyone a great year and I am looking forward to seeing
Umpire fees for this year will be $50 per
team, $100 per doubleheader for umpires.
It is hard to believe that it snowed Friday, but when it is late March it
does not matter, because softball is right around the corner. I hope
everyone maintained they sanity during the winter of 2015 and with spring in
the air, if anyone did not, relief is on the way. If anyone has any
questions about the 2015 season call me or email me. Sixty-five percent of
last year's teams have signed up already and I look forward to a great 24th
season of Major Sports.
The Sunday division will start the last Sunday in April and the night and
twi-light division will start the following Monday.
SPORTS TOP 20
1. Most Wanted
3. Nightmare (Twilight)
4. Great Slambinos
5. Wrecking Crew
6. Kelly & Hayes
7. Dr. Print
8. Cougar Bait
9. Nightmare (Sunday)
10. Ashley Schaefer
11. Anthony's Barber Shop
16. Cobra Kai
17. Go Hards
19. Sportin' Wood