The 2013 Killer Beez Season opener was tonight!
The entire team was in attendance and even had a few Fans. We have named an official scorekeeper in the past, Jill. We have named some super fans such as Kristy (back in the day) and Sarah who still makes it to a lot of the games. Now this year we have named an official video / photographer, Kuk. I won’t say he got the job because of his ability to record, but more along the lines of his height and ability to get up in the air over the fence. We got some good video for opening week. And we always have openings for beez fans, there is usually room in the stands… :)
First team up was TCO, or drinking mate. We came out defensively doing well for the first three innings, and offensively doing OK putting up 5 in the first, and just onesy twosy in the next couple. They came out and hit in the fourth putting up 8 I think, luckily we had an answer of our own with 7. The second game was one that we just came out and hit. Person after person, hit after hit we ended up scoring 24 runs in just four innings.
Player of the week has to go to Chay, this guy came out and hit the ball, all night. He went 7/8 and the one out he did have the fielder simply scouted him, its a base hit 90% of the time otherwise. Really fine job tonight Chay.
Over all we played really well, bats were doing work. Everyone (except Jordon) batted well. Base running went OK, couple missed opportunities. But overall it was a good night behind the bats. Defensively we left a few plays on the table we would all want another shot at.
Panda, Rachel, Sam and I hit the cages for the first time of the year!
Felt great to start hitting again!!! Busted out a couple new bats, they sure sound good with frozen softballs from the rafters :)
We even had a fun game to play in the batting cage.
Last hit of the season is a home run.
What was a pretty long season because of the single headers and the limited number of teams in New Hope Mondays Fall has come to an end. Really after tonight I can say I am pretty happy it is over. I was ready to leave after about the third inning after some players on the team showed no interest in being there. People not running to one, jogging and getting tossed out while trying to take extra bases. People missing routine stuff, mental mistakes and people missing balls. It was really Silly. At one point I said something pretty loud to the team about quit wasting my time…. But understand the play that got me there….
Bases loaded no outs. Batter hits ground ball to third baseman who is about 6 feet from the bag, giving the line. He tosses to second base (1st out), throws to first (2nd out) guys from second and third are f’ing walking…. First basemen tosses the ball – not a laser a toss to third base and tags second base runner about 5 feet from the bag…. Run DOES NOT Score. First time in my life I’ve seen that happen, it was STUPID….
Again fall ball, teams that are too good playing teams that are too bad. Teams that have their “regular team” and then their “Playoff team” Funny how many guys show up for those nights. Oh well some teams a shirt means more even if you didn’t earn it. Some people’s moral line is in a different spot. I just wish in sports everyone could share the same values.
End of the season, the guys are all a nice group of guys. Jake J. is awesome and always positive. He has done a ton for the team and does his best to make sure we always have enough guys and such. Thanks for the fall season!
New hope monsters pounded out a win tonight behind some good bats, Jake going 5/5! We used all our bombs and I actually used one that wasn’t a DBO this week.
I also managed to get another shit hop that came up and crushed me in the arm. There are things I won’t miss. But then getting awesome double plays I will, took a nice one up the middle to touch and throw for a double play. Jake caught a super shallow fly ball and almost tossed a guy out at 1b who was kinda stuck.
We (Bolin and I) wrapped up the final week by getting murdered by the first place team that had only lost two games all year in league. Their summer team lost two games, their fall team did not lose a single one. And it wasn’t going to be tonight either. They came out and hit lasers. While we did our normal give them 4-5 outs an inning. Some innings a bit more I think…
I was able to get a bad hop that crushed me in the thigh, so that was nice. I am sure I will have a massive bruise there in a couple days.
My other two complaints about this league, the season was WAAAAY to short and I hate playing the same team twice.
All in all I had a really great time playing with the team. All the guys are nice and are pretty dam fun to play with. The League of course is plagued with the same BS a lot of Fall Ball teams are, and that is some really good teams and usually a bad team or two. This makes most games not too much fun. The teams that are competitive and we had fun playing against we only play once, the others we play twice and in one case three times.
I really enjoyed playing Ball and talking Ball with Bolin, some of my favorite points were the car rides there and back :)
Another night of fall ball with the monsters and got a text from Joe on the sheep they may need a guy or two. So they picked up Panda and I.
The infield was so bad, they put more sand (Dust) on the field?!? I mean the field had easily 1/2 inch of dust and sand all over it. Well on my side (3b) it was so sick. I got a couple rockets in the baseline that still took bad hops. One crushed me in my hand, it looked way worse. I was able to get my hand up before it hit me in the face. Glove down (it was I swear, dam you panda) and it pop’d up off a hole or something. Monsters got beat, we just gave them too many outs.
On the sheep got to see some awesome things I got a sweet throw back from the shortstop (A ROCKET) from a guy rounding 3b, I bodied him so he had to go around and got a quick tag, from an awesome throw for a double play. First out was on 2b from Panda to SS, throwback out! Fun.
The second thing was I saw a missile come from a dude in the out field…. this kid threw a guy out at 1B from Left center…. Yes you read that right a throw out from left center to 1b… It was insane. Apparently this kid plays college ball. I dont’ doubt it, he got that guy jogging at one.
I got a rocket down the line I was able to make a play on, sat down and got it. I missed another that raised up off my glove, I was a bit shy because it was close to my head so I kinda missed it.
Jake as always thanks for doing what you do for the monsters and Joe thanks for having me I had a great time on the sheeps.
I got an opportunity to play in an ISA tournament this weekend. Our team wasn’t the best but it still was a lot of fun. I have to say being able to steal bases wasn’t as big of a deal as I thought it would be, but had a bigger impact then I would have thought.
The tournament I didn’t bat all that well, I think around .500 but overall I felt pretty good. Got to see a lot of people that I know and a lot more that I actually have played against in the past.