By Leonard Postosties
Well, Good Morning, Afternoon, or Evening, depending upon when you decided to “set down (no it ain’t sit down), kick off your shoes, and grab a cold one” to see what happened in the latest edition of Sunday Morning Mayhem, Crying, and Lying, otherwise known as the MJCCA Modified-Fast Pitch Softball League.
For those of you known as Yankees, who decided to settle down here in our beautiful, State of Georgia, and for those of you “natives” (that means born in Georgia and raised in one of our lovely, counties) who are too young to remember me, my name is Leonard Postosties, and I am going to bring you a weekly recap of the aforementioned hostilities among adults who act children, via my weekly Leonard’s Losers!
Week 1 of the 2016 Fall season got off to a roaring start that looked as if all the pitchers had never seen a ball field, save one who has decided to retire after a great career as one of the league’s top hurlers (that means pitcher for those of you who are uneducated).
Sunday’s August 21st highlights saw Captain Justin Katz’s Kosher Kitties slug their way past Rookie Captain Rob Scheinman and his band of Merry Men 17-13. Katz’s Kitties were led by Rookie Shortstop Tom Neustein, who “slung shot” two gopher balls into the greenery, located behind the outfield fences.
Captain Josh Wikoff and his Boys of Summer, hung a heartbreaker on Captain Ken Danis and his Dangerfield Dollies, as second-year player, Dave Tarter, had a field day in the lilies, with a double, triple, and a walk-off, three-run homer to power the Boys past the Dollies.
In another “Close Encounter of the Thurd Kind”, Captain Jeff “Shmear” Mirnov and his Motown Millies, slid past Captain Michael “Korns” Kornheiser and his Corncobs (this was a no-brainer), in a close-one run victory.
Last but, not least, led by veteran pitcher and Captain Jody Blanke (who is hanging up the spikes after this season) and his Band of Brothers, easily cruised by Rookie Captain Adam Abramson ‘s Apples in a “dunkin contest” that was anything but that.
Veteran Captain and pitcher Gene Benator and his Capitol Hill Senators, enjoyed their bye week, before the league begins taking target practice at the “wobbly, no knees, veteran” next week. I’ve never heard or seen so many ballplayers disappointed they didn’t get a shot at one ballplayer who wasn’t even playing, in fact, it was everyone who was out there!
Well, I see the old clock-maker has said its time for my sidekick and statistician, Percy Peabody and me, to make like the wind and fly, or something akin to that.
So, keep the sunny side up (if ya ain’t CB educated, that means keep the wheels down and your roof facing the sun), and y’all and your loved ones stay well and safe, and we’ll see you next week with a whole, new group of Leonard’s Losers!