2014 Season Edition No. 6 May 7, 2014
Because Possum has abdicated his Guest Writer duties for the seventh consecutive season, I am submitting this brief From the Bullpen to fill the chasmic void.
The Monarchs have taken over 1st and surged to a 109.8-point lead. Could this be the year of the Blessed Butterflies? Too early to tell.
The Blues have usurped the cellar spot from SloPay and his Bears, and have slumped to a position almost 130 points below the penultimate rung on the ladder. Too much extracurricular activity going on with our newlywed? The rest of us can only hope.
WHO’S HOT – HITTERS
(points over the preceding 7 days)
TOP TEN PITCHERS
(last 7 days)
It’s not too hard to see why the Blues have been slumping, with three of their pitchers in negative numbers for the week.
The Trip to Chicago and Milwaukee (May 30-June 1) continues to shape up through the scattershot email approach being taken by our planners, although we were all saddened, though not surprised, that Itchie has pulled the plug on the Trip, citing some phony-baloney “client” meeting on Friday the 30th of May as his excuse. Our Man Itchie has learned well at the feet of the Master Bombaster, El Possum, when it comes to fabricating outright fabrications for Trip avoidance. If only he would be straight with us and simply admit that he no longer paddles his own canoe, we could all believe and respect that. A bald-faced prevarication about a client meeting? Not so much. In fact, not at all.
Tomorrow evening the Mount Michael Knights head into Districts against Nebraska City at Skutt. Our No. 2 starter will probably take the hill for that matchup, and if the Knights prevail, it will probably be young Will Ernst on the mound against Skutt on Saturday afternoon. The Knights have to win 3 to get to State at Werner Park, which will be a tall order with our shallow pitching staff, and in light of our team’s record of 6 and 13.
Will probably had his best game of the year last Friday night against Omaha Gross, a team rated 8th in the standings at that time. Will shut the Cougars down for 6-1/3 innings, yielding only two base knocks and not allowing a single Gross runner past second base. He also drove in three of the Knights four runs in the victory, as his bat has finally heated up, just in time for postseason play. Love to see the Knights make it to State for Will’s senior season.
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That’s it for this issue. Possum, no need to thank me, and we hope you are enjoying yourself with all of your kindred spirits out on the Left Coast.