By Leonard Postosties
Well, hello again my dear, good friends, it’s your old friend and pal, Leonard Postosties, and his faithful buddy, Percy Peabody, itching to bring you the latest results of Sunday Morning, and now Thursday Evening Mayhem, Crying, and Lying, otherwise known as the MJCCA Modified-Fast Pitch Softball League.
Hello My Favorite Sports People!!
Well, I know it’s been awhile since we last got to hook up together, but with all the crazy weather, elections, and whatnot, Percy’s and my computers just got over-heated, froze up, and quit working. But all that is fixed and here we are!
The regular season and post-season tournament ended with the usual suspects claiming a division championship, and featured a surprise run by Benator’s Capitol Hill Senators who fought their way into the semi-finals, before running into Rob Scheinman and his Band of Merry Men, but we’ll get back to that in a minute.
Like Elvis Pressley in his movie Kissin Cousins, Blanke’s Band of Brothers and Katz’s Kosher Kittens ended up like a pair of kissin cousins, as they tied for first place in their division with identical records thanks to the Capitol Hill Senators, who upset each of them in their last regular season game.
Mironov’s Millies also grabbed a division championship, as did Coach Danis and his Dangerfield Dollies, with Katz’s Kosher Kittens grabbing the Wild Card spot by virtue of Blanke winning a coin toss.
Due to a late season rainout/makeup, the Capitol Hill Senators stunned the sporting world by edging past Abramson’s Green Mountain Apples to win the play-in game as the 8th seed in the post-season tournament, which had everyone “scratchin their head” as the Senators then went on to upset the Kittens three days later in the last regular season game.
But Percy and me over the years have learn to “expect the unexpected” in this here league!!
The Post-Season Tourney was full of more surprises than a bushel full of cracker-jack boxes, as upsets were everywhere. Leading off were the Senators sending the top-seeded Kittens back to litter box with an exciting, late inning win. Not to be outdone, Kornheiser’s Kernels popped the second-seeded Blanke and his Band of Brothers, before the Danis and his Dollies slid past Wikoff’s Boys of Summer, and Scheinman’s Merry Men sent the Millies home for the Winter.
In the semis, Danis and his Dollies did some of their own poppin, and easily dispatched the Kernels to the bottom of the pan, setting up the must-see game between the red-hot Senators (who were riding a four game winning streak) and rookie captain/pitcher Rob Scheinman and his Merry Men.
In what turned out to be a game with more twists than a Chubby Checker 45, the Merry Men continued their upward and forward post-season march to the tournament title game, as they clipped the Senators and sent them home to meet up with Hillary to discuss what happened.
In a game for all the marbles and bragging rights for the next 4.2 months, the Merry Men put a hurtin on the Dollies, the likes of which hadn’t been seen since that big, ole, wave flipped Gene Hackman, Ernie Borgnine, and the Poseidon upside-down in the Pacific years ago.
In a game that saw over-the-fence blasts by recently new-father Greg Eisenman, Kris (Boy) George, and the captain himself, Scheinman, the Merry Men put an exclamation mark hurtin that will long be remembered.
Congrats to rookie pitcher and Captain Rob Scheinman and his Band of Merry Men.
The All-Star game, which had more ups and downs than a Coney Island rollercoaster, was as exciting as two hogs battling it out over a garbage can of Thanksgiving leftovers!!!
In a close one-run, slugfest game that featured the “old, older, and oldest” pitching trio of Blanke, Beck, and Benator (sounds like a law firm) against the young, upstart hurling trio of Katz, Mironov, and Scheinman (well, they ain’t really so young, but they is definitely younger than their opponents), Blanke’s Bullies held on to defeat Katz’s Krazies by scoring a single run in the bottom of the seventh to win 18-17.
Well, it’s that time again, as Percy just flipped my ear and said we gots to go, before Marta shuts down for the night.
But before we head out and I furget, next week I will bring you the results of the regular season tournament championship featuring the three division champions (Blanke, Mironov, and Danis, along with wild-card Katz, in a winner take-all contest that should be as excitin as a summer lightning storm!!!
Until then, y’all stay well, and keep the sunny-side up!!
This is your old friend Leonard Posttoasties saying “so long”!