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LIGHTS OUT ON COUGAR BAIT AND WRECKING CREW

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26
What would have been a glorious end ot a championship bracket turns into an anti-climatic finsih when Islip Town will not keep the lights on for an additional 20 minutes. After splitting the first to games the lights went out in the 5th inning of the third. I would have been nice to have a winner crowned. In another bracket, The Zoo beat the Irish Posse.

TWO BIG WNS FOR SPORTING WOOD

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25
I thought Dr. Print had the edge on this night and they did take the their first game against 12 Pack, but... Sporting Wood played and beat the Raiders and matched up with Dr. Print in the second game as winners. Both teams went in with one loss. Dr. Print had them the whole game and went into the bottom of the 7th up by three runs and Sportin'  Wood came back with a 7th inning rally of 4 runs to win it.

ONE MORE WEEK OF SUNDAY PLAYOFFS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23
Now, the long hot summer is down to one final Sunday of playoffs. In the morning semi-finals, Kelly & Hayes, got all over Chumlee early and beat them in two games. The Hitmen matched up with the Sizzlers in the other playoff and after a very good first game with the Hitmen winning, 7-4, the Sizzlers offense shut down in the second game and the Hitmen pounded the ball for 14 runs and a match up final with Kelly & Hayes. In another playoff Cobra Kai got knocked out as did Sloppy Seconds, Prime Time and the Hammer Heads.

In the Sunday night division it was the Go Hards taking on and beating the Metropolitans, 14-2 and 12-9. Two great games by to good teams. All Mixed Up haveing been playing some of their best softball late in the season. They beat a tough Has beens team in two games to match up with the the Go Hards this Sunday for a final.
In a big game we had Most Wanted taking on their dear friends the Dalers. I knew it would be a close won and it was with Most Wanted winning two one run games to take the bracket championship. 12 Angry Men on in another bracket this Sunday.
 

PLAYOFFS MOVING ALONG


THURSDAY, AUGUST 20
The playoffs continue with teams being eliminated each day as they have been for 24 years.
 

WRECKING CREW TAKES SECOND ROUND OF THEIR PLAYOFFS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
The  Wrecking Crew took on and beat Anthony's  Barber Shop. That sets up  a final with Cougar Bait for next week


COUGAR BAIT BEAT BLUE SHIRTS

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
I knew it would be a good match up, Cougar Bait and the Blue Shirts and it was. The Blues took the first game and looked confident going into the next game. However,  the Bait  circled their wagons and took the next two games to take the best out of three to move on to the championship.
 

SUNDAY PLAYOFFS CRANK UP
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
There were a lot of teams that started playoffs on Sunday. Usuall, I stagger the  starts of the moring teams and the afternoon teams, because there are just  to many moving parts and fields that are available. However, on this Sunday all teams started and with some nice planning and luck... It all worked out. The Hitmen took on a proud Gorillaz team that could not muster enough offense as the Hitmen pounded the ball for the playoff win. Kelly & Hayes moves on as does the Sizzlers and Chumlee. A good match up was Cobra Kae taking two out of three from the Rebels.
 

WRECKING CREW TAKES TWO

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12
Summer is always fleeting. It never last long enough and when we start the playoffs in Major Sports, that always means Labor Day and the end of the summer sun is close at hand. The Wrecking Crew matched up with Prime Time in a clash of two good teams. I was expecting more offense, but both teams locked down on defense and the scores were the Crew, taking a pair, 6-4 and 9-3. 

The Zoo, Gas House Gorillas and Irish Posse played in a three way playoff match up. The Zoo won both games, one against each team.

 
PLAYOFF WASH OUT

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
The rains washed out all games.

 
WEEKEND WARRIORS WIN

MONDAY, AUGUST 10
The Weekend Warriors pick up a playoff victory against the Muck Dogs
 

SUMMER SUNDAYS FINAL GAMES

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
As always, it seems like I was just making the rounds for the first week of games back in April. Giving out balls and a couple of weeks of schedule. Now, the regular season is over and playoffs will start this coming Sunday, August 16. I try and give everyone a chance in the playoffs, but sometimes the opponent is a notch better, but that is playoff softball for you in the first week. Good luck to everyone.

PLAYOFFS START IN NIGHT DIVISIONS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
Playoffs started on Tuesday for the night divisions and twilight teams. I have run this league for 24 years and over 4000 teams have played in it and every team has been eliminated or crowned in a playoff. I try and put every team in a two loss playoff system, if it can all be completed before Labor Day weekend. So far, it looks like good for doing that. The Sunday teams will start their playoffs nextSunday, August 16.

 
WRECKING CREW AND CHUMLEE WIN FIRST GAMES

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
Four teams played on Wednesday in the night division, and we started off with the Wrecking Crew beating Anthony's Barber Shop, 7-3 and the Great Slambinos beat Cougar Bait, 7-3.

 
RADIERS LOOK GOOD IN FIRST PLAYOFF WIN

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
The Raiders matched up with 12 Pack and won the first playoff game of the 2015 Major Sports summer playoffs. The score was, 11-8.

 
ONE MORE WEEK OF SUNDAY GAMES

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
I always make up rain outs in Major Sports. When teams cannot play on Mother's Day or other Sundays, I try and make that up for them if I can. It will be tight this summer, but I am going to try. Next Sunday, August 9 will be the final makeups and then we have three Sundays to get in the playoffs.

FINISHING UP

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
The last games of the twi-light and night divisions are being played this week. Two to four teams may have regular season games next week, but the playoffs will start for some. Weekend Warriosrs split with The Zoo, losing, 6-5 and winning, 7-6. The Misfits beat Nightmare in the first game, 12-6 and then tied them, 10-10. Both teams will get a win for the tie. The Gas House Gorillas had a little to much offense for the Muck Dogs, taking two. The Wrecking Crew beat Prime Time in a pair, 22-11 and 15-14.
 
HOT AND DUSTY NIGHTS

TUESDAY, JULY 28
The Blue Shirts took on the Great Slambinos and lost the first game, 9-8, but won the second game, 15-8. Raiders and Warriors split.
 
12 PACK TAKE TWO

MONDAY, JULY 27
The Pack are back. Taking two from the Irish Posse.
 

SUNDAY, JULY 26
The Sunday teams are winding down their schedule. There are make ups scheduled for next Sunday and their might be one more week of make up if teams need games from the two rain-outs. If teams did not want to play on Mother's Day, those games may not be made up before the playoffs.

DR.PRINT, RAIDERS SWEEP

TUESDAY, JULY 21
Dr. Print played well against a good team, the Blue Shirts. Not a lot of offense, but good defense by both teams. The scores, 7-4 and 12-6, Dr. Print. The Raiders who got beat by Sportin' Wood a couple of weeks ago, came back and took advantage of a Sportin' Wood team that were missing one or two players, but that is softball. The Raiders played well on defense and put up some numbers when they had the sticks in their hands. The Raiders took the doubleheader. Prime Time split with Cougar Bait. The Prime won, 23-12 and the Bait came back with a, 12-6 victory.
 
IRISH POSSE AND MUCK DOGS SPLIT

MONDAY, JULY 20
The Irish Posse, just like the Muck Dogs, love playing softball. Both teams always get after it and on this sultry summer night, the hottest day of the summer of 2015, so far, the teams split. The Muck Dogs took the first game by five and then the Posse came out and started pounding the ball. When the night had ended both teams went home with a win.
 
THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER CONTINUE

SUNDAY, JULY 19
It is July and it was a beautiful day for balling. The Hitmen and the Gorillaz split a pair of games.  The G-Men, took the first one, 14-10 and the Hitmen, not to be out done, won, 14-5. Kelly & Hayes took a pair from Chumlee, 12-10 and 19-9. The Rebels and the Diamondbacks, split. Sloppy Seconds and The Beers always play each other tough. On this Sunday it was two close wins for The Beers. The Sizzlers took on Slap a Pitch and came away with two wins, 16-3 and 12-3. Cobra Kai won the first game against Prime Time, 19-10 and then dropped the second game, 18-13.  The A's took the first game from Hammerheads, 12-0, which woke up Hammerheads, who came back for a, 12-6 win. Nightmare, disappointed me and Eight Men Out by not having a team on the field at game time. Two wins for the Eight by forfeit.
 
In the night division the Go Hards will take next week off and they played well going into their break. They beat UFNTool, 10-3 and 14-13. The Has Beens took two from All Mixed Up as did Most Wanted, who took a pair from Full Swing Bunters. Ashley Schaefer took the drive to Venetian and played a tough Daler team very tough, but lost both, 16-9 and 15-9. The Metropolitans split with the Chupacabras. 12 Angry Men played well and won a pair from the AC Generals.
 

THE END OF ANOTHER WEEK

THURSDAY, JULY 16
I look forward to Thursdays. It is the end of my week, then I have one day to recharge and then I start getting after it again Saturdaymornings. The Weekend Warriors played a good game against Premier and took it, 9-5. Then Premier came back for a win in the night cap. Chumlee met up with the Reruns and the Reruns came out smoking in the first three of four innings. Showing some good defense on top of that it was a great game until Chumlees got some runs across in the late innings for the win. The the Reruns just stopped hitting and lost the second game by a run rule.
 

WRECKING CREW WINS, PRIME TIME AND ANTHONY'S BARBER SHOP, SPLIT

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15
We are in the stretch run of the summer league. Most Sunday and week night teams have played 85% of their games. Playoffs are right around the corner. Last night the Wrecking Crew were pressed by a game Zoo team in the first game, but the Crew hit well and field well. The Zoo's defense let them down in the first game. The Crew took the second game in five innings. Prime Time and Anthony's split with Anthony's winning, 7-6 and Prime Time coming back for a, 11-7 win. Usually, Wednesday has about five doubleheaders going, there were only these two tonight.
 
WARRIORS AND NIGHTMARE SWEEP

TUESDAY, JULY 14
Nightmare was not suppose to play the Blue Shirts, Dr.Print was and when they cancelled I had to get Nightmare to fill in. Nightmare has one of the best if not the best team in Major Sports this year. The Blue Shirts played hard, but Nightmare had to much offense and took the pair. The Warriors played well as did Sportin' Wood, but the Warriors one run win in the first game with an 11-5 win in the second, gave them the sweep. The Raiders split with 12 Pack.
 

A PERFECT SUNDAY

SUNDAY, JULY 12
Just about every team was back on the field after two rainouts for the last two Sunday's in June (we did have a bunch of teams play on July 5, but not every team could). Prime Time could not muster a team, so the Diamondbacks could not get their games in with them. Kelly & Hayes look like they will be a force in the playoffs. They took two from the Sizzlers, 8-4 and 17-1. Slap A Pitch has been playing some good softball, but on this day the Hitmen played better, winning two, 3-2 and 10-2. The Gorillaz had too much offense for the Rebels winning a pair, 23-1 and 11-2. The Rebels were missing two of their best hitters.

Nightmare took two from their old school mates, Chumlee. They all went to East Islip together. The Night won, 8-4 and 21-7. Hammerheads met up with Sloppy Seconds and both teams took home a victory. Sloopy's won, 9-6 and Hammer's won, 10-6. The A's came to play on this Sunday morning beating The Beers, 13-1 and 16-4
My apologies to both Cobra Kai and Eight Men Out. I sent them to Sawyer Ave. thinking I had the permit for July 12, I get it about five times during the summer. Well, I had the permit for July 19. They got to play one game. Sorry for the mistake.

The Metropolitans went into their game with the Dalers, 7-1. I thought they were stronger than they were, because it was a little of a mismatch. Sorry about that Metropolitans. The Dalers won, 19-2 and 17-0.

All Mixed Up matched up with the AC Generals and took a pair. The Chupacabras met up with UNFTool and both teams had a win when it was all over. The Tool won, 14-13 and the Chupacabras, 14-9. DX met up with a tough Most Wanted squad and when two good teams play each other, they usual split as they did. Most Wanted won, 12-5 and DX won, 17-9. There was a good match up at East Islip Marina with the Has Beens and 12 Angry men. The 12 came back in the first game being down by 7 and putting up 8 with two outs in a big rally to win, 15-14 the Has Beens came back for a, 18-11 win in the second game.

 
THE NIGHTMARE WIN TWO

THURSDAY, JULY 9
Nightmare, which have a good team in this division, had a little to much for the Reruns. The Reruns hung tough, but loss two. 

 
COOLING RAIN

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

We were expecting it all day and I was just hoping that we could get the games in around some of the rain that was coming across Long Island. It arrived, but we got the games in. The Muck Dogs matched up with the Weekend Warriors. The Dog's could not get their bats to work, but the Weekender's did. They took two. The Great Slambino's and the Misfits met up for the second time this year. Two powerful teams and they seemed to have kept each other in check with both teams making some great plays in the field. The Slam's took the first game, 7-6 and then the Misfits took the second game, 4-0. The Gas House Gorillas met up with the Warriors and the teams split their games. The Warriors won, 20-5 and the House won, 11-6. The Irish Posse played to great games last night against a game Zoo team, but could not pull out a win as The Zoo took both. The Wrecking Crew took on Anthony's Barber Shop at Hidden Pond. It was another game where both teams played great defense in two low scoring games that the Crew won, 8-4 and 6-4.

THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

TUESDAY, JULY 7

Well, the 4th of July weekend has come and gone and now there are no breaks until the summer of 2015 is a memory. Week in and week out the teams will line up, play and move on to the next week until the regular schedule runs into the playoffs. The Dog Days...
 
The week night schedule crank up again tonight. Sporting' Wood met up with Dr. Print. Two good games, with the Dr. winning, 16-9 and then the Wood coming back for a 10-7 win. The Raiders always game and always ready to play. They match up with the Blue Shirts to start the run to the playoffs. They played tough, but the Blue Shirts played better. Taking two,  18-9 and 9-5. Cougar Bait faced off against Prime Time. Two good teams that hit and field well. As expected, they got after each other and when the night was over, Prime Time took two close games, 13-12 and 13-9.

 
WITH TWO SUNDAY RAINOUTS TEAMS WANTED TO PLAY

SUNDAY, JULY 5
In 24 years of Major Sports, the 4th of July has usually been a weekend when there is no softball on the menu. However, with two rainouts the last two Sundays, some teammates wanted to get back on the field over the 4th. So, they did...

The Hitmen came out smoking against the Gorillaz and won, 17-4. However, the Gorillaz came back for a, 15-11 win. Slap A Pitch, who love playing softball, matched up with a tough Kelly & Hayes team and split. Not a lot of offense in the first game, which was a, 2-1, K & H win. Then the Slap's came back for a, 8-3 win. The Diamondbacks and the Sloppy Seconds split. The Backs won, 6-3 and the Slope's won, 6-4. Prime Time played their pals The Beers and the teams split. Nightmare had a little two much offense for Cobra Kai, winning a pair.

The Go Hards played All Mixed Up in the Sunday night division and the teams split. The Chupacabras took two from the AC Generals. The Has Beens came out with bats blazing and took two from Full Swing Bunters, 13-10 and 19-3. Ashley Schaefer is playing some of the best softball in the league. They beat a tough DX team for a doubleheader sweep, 12-11 and 20-16.

 
RERUNS TAKE PAIR FROM WEEKEND WARRIORS

THURSDAY, JULY 2
The Reruns and the Weekend Warriors played back and forth softball for 14 innings with the Reruns coming up with just enough offense to take the pair.
 
COUGAR BAIT TAKE A PAIR

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
Cougar Bait took a pair from the Irish Posse. The Posse always come to play, but the Bait got the best of them in a pair. Premier split with the Great Slambinos as did Prime Time and the Wrecking Crew.

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
 
MONDAY, JUNE 29
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 Sunday the 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 not.

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 5-4. 

 
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 Raiders won.
 
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, 9-7.
 

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 theirs, 23-11.

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 winning, 10-9.

PRIME TIME LOOKING PRIME


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 Monday they 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 Monday they almost beat The Zoo in the first game, but lost, 8-7. In the second game The Zoo won, 17-4.

FIRST 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 Sunday in 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.


 
FIVE 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 RAINED OUT.

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.

 
GETTING SOME GAMES IN

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 and 22-6.

LAST GAMES 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 ON...

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 good...
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 GAMES

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13
Wednesday is 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 TAKE TWO
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 MOTHER'S DAY
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.
 
COUGAR BAIT ROLLING
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 DR.PRINT WIN
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 DAY, 2015
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, APRIL 26
 

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 everyone.

Umpire fees for this year will be $50 per team, $100 per doubleheader for umpires.

MARCH 21
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.


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MAJOR SPORTS TOP 20

1. Most Wanted
2. Dalers
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
12. Misfits
13. Hitmen
14. Sizzlers
15. Gorillaz
16. Cobra Kai
17. Go Hards
18. Warriors
19. Sportin' Wood
20. Metropolitans

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