Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Ten Days Until Softball Players Report

Attention:

  • Bobby [send us your last name so we can get you officially on our team!]
  • Central Valley Fan
  • Dusty Baker
  • Dusty Baker's Toothpick
  • el montanero
  • G-woman
  • Friend of G-woman
  • Johnny Blanchard
  • John G
  • Josh S.
  • Mr. Customer
  • Neeebs
  • Paul
  • rbnlaw [the manager!]
  • SoSG Orel

Are you ready for some softball? Good! Here are the deets:

Miscellania:

  • Dodgers photographer Jon SooHoo will be there with glove and gear! So be sure to show up looking all pretty and stuff.
  • A reminder from M. Brown: "Also remember to bring a box or bag of items to donate to the food bank the day of the event."
  • Ahem.

UPDATE:

Also, a word from Fearless Manager:

I just saw the schedule for the tournament. I can't be there until the 1:00 pm game, as I will be in beautiful Lancaster with my son watching him tend goal for AC Brea. In my stead, I designate DB as interim manager until I can get there and lead us to glorious victory in the elimination round. I know I'm taking a chance trusting him with pizzas and pitchers of soda (now if it was beer on the other hand. . . ), but all should be fine until I get there.

57 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

Go get'em, Sons! And Daughters!
Early odds are on Johnny Blanchard taking home the MVP and triple crown. And in a down-to-the-wire race that will be decided by mere percentage points, the drinking battle between Dusty and Mr C won't be settled until the final moments

Johnny Blanchard said...

We are instituting daily practices at our precise geographic center, correct? I figure somewhere in Bell.

The liver needs a tuneup.

Dusty Baker said...

Mr C and I will likely have to have a one-keg playoff....no tears.

Neeebs * said...

What a fine time to stop drinking.

Orel said...

I'm trying to recondition an old mitt in case anyone needs it.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'll probably be the doof that buys all new gear for this and then never uses it again.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Cool, we can all use Nomo's new bat.

Hideo Nomo said...

Schedule's up!

We take on MSTI on the Dodger Stadium field at...8am! (Hoo boy.)

Hideo Nomo said...

^ Strike that. Read it wrong.

We take on Dodger Diaries.

Hideo Nomo said...

Then we take on TBLA and MSTI.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, that sounds dirty

Johnny Blanchard said...

8am, 10am, 1pm. Playoffs at 3:30. CAN'T WAIT!

Wondering how strict the "no outside drink" rule is. There's two whole hours between games 2&3.

Hideo Nomo said...

We get our one-hour pizza break in there somewhere.

Spank Horst said...

Good thing i did not sign up. i would never make it to the 8am /10am games.

Orel said...

Posted the schedule. I wonder if we'll even have a quorum for the first game.

Spank Horst said...

I should have signed up. I had always liked Tiger Stadium for some reason. Fenway not so much.

Hideo Nomo said...

My money's on a Vin Scully is My Homeboy vs. Vin Scully is My Homeboy final.

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh, wait, I can't bet or I'll get banned from exhibition softball.

Neeebs * said...

Should I wear my Flaming Menudos attire? Or simply my middle-aged scruf attire?

Dodger blue said...

Ready to win!

Spank Horst said...

@ Neeebs

Same difference.

Dusty Baker said...

@RBN

Done and done. I'm actually sick with bronchitis so won't be in playing shape, but should definitely be in Don Zimmer shape.

Paul said...
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Paul said...

8:00 am start time?! What i am in a under 12 soccer league again.

Someone better bring orange slices.

Only 10 days...I better start peeing on my hands tonight.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Aw geez...I'm an uncoordinated goof under the best of circumstances, let alone at 8am.

Central Valley Fan said...

So are we all wearing #6? I already bought my shirt!

Dusty Baker said...

That's a good question: what the hell do we wear?

Josh: no hot pants

Central Valley Fan said...

http://p.twimg.com/AkqcUZDCAAAy--X.jpg:large

http://p.twimg.com/Akqcc6ICMAAbUA4.jpg:large

Central Valley Fan said...

They are on clearance at the sports champions stores all over!

MeanieBreanie said...

Karina, Karen, and I will show up in our blue/white uniforms with pom pom's.

(During said games we will drink Mr. C and Dusty's keg to enhance our ability to throw barbs at the opposing team)

Nothing like rowdy and obnoxious women to cheer you on!

Dusty Baker said...

Short cheerleader skirts?? Sweet!!!

Mr. C: no short cheerleader skirt

Dusty Baker said...

@CVF

Nice find!!!

Central Valley Fan said...

I can buy all the extra clearence shirts in Fresno and Clovis, if people reimburse me and give me sizes, (portly, mumu, and comic book shop guy)

Orel said...

We're looking into printing team T-shirts but I have my doubts as to whether we can pull it off in such a short time.

Dusty Baker said...

Orel said "pull it off."

Jason said...

Dusty said "Orel."

Dusty Baker said...

LFP just posted. Rules, I tells ya, rules!

Rules, math, research...this is a sad day for me.

karina said...

@Neeebs, why the asterisk?

@Meanie, my beloved sister, to me, ANY excuse is a good excuse to wear a short cheerleader skirt ;)

Guys, make me proud :)

Johnny Blanchard said...

Wow, I don't know softball rules. "3 and 1"--how about that?

And, box rule is in effect! Good to know.

Remember Team SOSG: 20 run mercy after 5 innings. Won't do any good to score all 20 in the first, so let's take our time.

http://www.thelfp.com/blog/

karina said...

@Orel "So be sure to show up looking all pretty and stuff"

how about snark?

Dusty Baker said...

If we keep getting our ass kicked and invoking the mercy rule, then it vastly increases our drinking time.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I was planning on wearing a wife beater, hot pink jogging shorts, cowboy boots (modified with cleats), and a fanny pack (to carry my chaw and eye black).

karina said...

I so want to do the red carpet of such fine event

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

So just normal clothes then, eh?

Dusty Baker said...

45

Spank Horst said...

@ Cliff Beefpile

That sounds like my cheerleading outfit only difference is my wifebeater is two sizes too small and has food and beer stains.

Dusty Baker said...

That sounds like you're describing Neeebs' mom.

Paul said...

Mr. C. Has graciously volunteered to be the courtesy runner for all the guys so we can go and drink after our ABs.

Paul said...

I am guessing this waiver form will almost make me laugh as much as the shark diving waiver I signed a few years ago.

Hideo Nomo said...

Man, some of these rules are complicated. Hopefully, nobody gets too caught up in them.

Bobby said...

Just sent an email to the official SOSG account on the front page with all my info.

Orel said...

Thanks, Bobby.

Karina, a snarky cheerleading outfit would work best.

Orel said...

I have no idea what that means.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul 3:59pm

That was pretty much the Red Sox MO this past September, no?

Neeebs * said...

@Karina: Paul said that my "real" name has an asterisk (in reference to DB's public mocking of my tardy payment.)

@Paul: I can review all waivers, but I charge double for work on the weekend. Ever hear of the "angry hour"?

Paul said...

Are you going to have everyone sign a supplemental Neeebs waiver?

Neeebs * said...

When I last checked, the supplemental Neeebs' waiver was a one liner: "I got your waiver right here!"