Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Crystal Pitcher

So allegedly, Team Fabulous and Bye Week tied in the Crystal Pitcher voting this season.  Clearly votes for Paige were not counted again, and THEE Beer Nuts didn't vote for themselves this time.  But despite the mind-blowing statistical coincidence... the outcome seems fitting.  Those teams are God-awful at everything, and they're pretty cool about it.

All that aside... when are we going to overhaul the voting process?  Don't you think electoral voting would be better? Each team submits one vote... and it's the captain's problem to figure out what that vote should be?  This year we thankfully did away with the laughable President and Vice President positions... but even that should have been electoral instead of a 30 minute cluster-fuck of handing out sheets of paper and then watching people cry over the results.

Last season, Breaker Division voted for Crystal Pitcher online.  The voting box even had a reminder: "Do not vote for your own team."  DPT wouldn't comment if they cast any fake votes.  Election results always do seem kinda sketchy.

Finally, I count 8 champagne bottles in the Yeagabomb's victory picture.  I guess 50% participation rounds up to a success.  Still slightly disappointing.

Oh well... have a safe Halloween.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thanks to everyone who donated!

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone that donated to Anita and me this weekend and throughout the last few months in our fundraising efforts! The 3-day is just days away and we are getting close to our goal thanks to all of our awesome friends!!
We raised almost $200 at the tourny so thanks to all! You guys rock!
Maybe we'll post a pic after the walk on here for all to see, if anyone even checks this in the off season! :) Or I'm sure they'll be a bunch on facebook.
THANKS AGAIN! We appreciate the support!
Maria and Anita

Bracket Results

Kyle has been selected for the Bad Karma All-Star Team.  Not only did he correctly pick a Yeaga/'Ballics final... he also correctly picked his own team to lose that final.  His bracket pissed all over the other submissions, and he took home the record $125 prize.  It is also interesting to note that his other submission finished dead last.

Kyle 2 - 25
Bull - 17
Frank 2 - 15
Caruso 1 - 15
Gorecki 2 - 15
Kristen - 15
Alison 2 - 14
Smithkey 2 - 14
Alison 1 - 13
Angie 1 - 12
Chandler - 11
Missy - 11
Caruso 2 - 11
Paige - 11
Angie 2 - 10
Chris - 10
Maria - 10
Smithkey 1 - 9
Christopher - 9
Frank 1 - 9
Gorecki 1 - 9
Nate L. - 8
Dawn - 7
Teneille - 7
Kyle 1 - 6

Since we're now in the off-season, we'll be scraping the bottom of the barrel for regular updates. But stay tuned for holiday party events and developing information on the future of our kickball involvement. Have a safe Halloween.

Friday, October 22, 2010

MS Paint Submission

Here is my submission for the MS Paint Pic of the Week.  I call it: "BEARDFACE Shits on Tie-Breaker."  Let me know if I win.



Also, Maria (Ligers) and Anita (SuperBad) will be selling jello shots and taking donations for their 3-day cancer walk.  The walk is next weekend and they're a few hundred dollars short of goal.  Please help them out and donate or buy shots of jello.

D-10 Presents Super Villians vs. Super Heros Party



Tickets and event details available at http://www.d10society.org/
Highlights of the evening (all included with your donation):

-a premium open bar to recharge your super powers (including vodka, rum, tequila, whiskey, and beer). We only ask that you tip the bartenders
-music by DJ Samoa
-costume contest and other entertainment
-21 and over age limit will be strictly enforced

Event Location: 106 S. Westland Avenue, Tampa, FL (between Kennedy and Cleveland, near the Bungalow Restaurant). Please enter through the alley. The name of ticket purchaser will be on a list at the check-in table. We do not want our guests to drink and drive. We suggest taking a taxi. United Cab: 813-253-2424, Yellow Cab: 813-253-0121, ZINGO 888-946-4611 If you have a designated driver, valet parking at Bungalow, Mangroves, Cheap, MacDinton's, or Cork is recommended. Street parking requires a residential parking permit.

Last year, over 350 guests joined us for our Halloween "Thriller." Although it was a spectacular event
we believe our 2010 party will really rock South Tampa! If you or your company is interested in making a separate donation to help support our cause, please contact us at d10tampabay@gmail.com

We look forward to celebrating Halloween with you!

Tournament Info and Misc. Crap

  • The tournament brackets are finalized.  Print one... fill it out... bring $5 with it to the fields on Saturday.
  • INaTL jumped the 'Ballics in the final standing due to tie-breaker #2, which is "overall wins."
  • The fields on tournament day open at 10am.
  • The "parking lot" will be "extended" to the tent area to allow all your glorious coolers packed with burgers, dogs, dead hookers and beer.
  • PAL is really concerned with glass bottles on the field.  This hasn't been an issue all season because we don't bring our coolers or beers out there (hi MLoop! <3).  So maybe whoever wins the tournament (SuperBad) should pop the champagne in the parking lot? Thankfully my team won't have to worry about it.
  • The best way to beat Off Constantly is not with lube or a tube-sock. The key is exploiting every close call and giving them something to complain about.  Oh, and kick it to their guys because all their girls can catch.
  • If you ever wondered what Grifter's middle initial (E.) stood for... it's Error.
**UPDATE**

Who else saw this gem in the league email?

"Tie break format for rounds 1 & 2: Each team will designate 1 kicker Each kicker will get 1 practice kick The higher ranked team will choose if they want to kick first or 2nd.

The ball will be placed on home plate. The kicker will kick it towards 2nd base. Who’s ever ball ends up closest to 2nd base wins the game (the ball can go past 2nd)"

I can not WAIT for teams to tie in the first two rounds and lose by this new rule. Oh please please please let the Ligers tie 0-0 and beat OC this way...

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    Fall 2010 Tournament Brackets

    Hello Party People.  What are the haps?  It's tournament time... and that means illegal gambling!  You heard correctly, WAKA HQ!  We're betting actual dollars (not YellaBucks) amongst ourselves... and there's no way for you to get any of it!

    Of course, I wouldn't be surprised if registration was increased next season.  Obviously the "powers that be" took Economics 101 and decided if we can still afford to bet drinks every week, we have not reached equilibrium on the supply/demand curve as related to price.  Nevermind that the season party last weekend was the worst attended in about 8+ seasons.  Or that I've had entire teams tell me they don't want to return next year.

    But we'll hammer out all those issues in the long and looming off-season.  For now... it's bracket madness!!

    We're going to up the ante and drop the panties for this season.  This means each bracket costs $5 (as opposed to $3 in previous years).  On FRIDAY the tournament picture will be complete.  Use the link on the right side of this blog and print out your bracket. Find me at the fields and be sure to include:
    1. Your name on the bracket (you can submit up to TWO brackets).
    2. TOTAL RUNS scored in the championship game.  This will be used as a tie-breaker, with under trumping over (example: Nate and Frank tie. Nate says 8 runs will be scored in the finals, Frank says 10.  Nine runs are scored so both missed by one.  Nate wins since he was under).
    3. $5 per bracket, obviously.
    Correct picks will worth 1-2-4-6 points as the tournament progresses.

    I'll be out at the fields early so be sure to find me BEFORE the games start (Gorecki).  Last season the winner got $57, so don't miss out!

    ------------------------
    Oh... almost forgot.  The regular season picks have come to an end.  Let's dish out some props, shall we?
    • The Grand Pick Master this season is Alison. In order to qualify for this title, you needed to submit picks every week of the season. Ten people qualified, and Alison beat out Geoff by one correct pick to finish with a 78.4% average!
    • Refill Kevin won the most drinks (and the most net-drinks) guzzling down 12 during the season. I think a few of us still owe him so be sure to pay up on Thursday.
    • Caruso lost an astonishing 31 drinks this season, shattering all previous records. Basically... if you submitted picks... you probably got a free drink off Caruso.
    Thanks for playing everyone!

      Final Power Rankings

      It's been real.  It's been fun.  Can't say it's been real fun.

      Tuesday, October 19, 2010

      Ummmmm...pumpkin rick roll???

      Monday, October 18, 2010

      Win Championships...Pop Bottles

      Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Kitten Killers of all ages...

      As tournament weekend approaches, let us not forget what we came here to do in the first place...piss off MLoop and Kegger.

      Last season, we started a little bit of tradition that I'm hoping will continue. (otherwise, it won't be tradition) We encouraged each team to bring one bottle of champagne and sign it/decorate it however they choose. When that team loses their game, they provide it to the winner. This continues through each round ultimately leaving the tournament champion with 16 bottles of bubbly to go nuts with.

      Now, there were a few snags last season...the first, was that not every team participated. The second, was that someone decided to start snagging bottles during the day. I would expect that out of Kegger and MLoop, and maybe even out of Breaker Division, but not from our group.

      I'm pretty sure that the Old Folks a/k/a ToeJammers appreciated it last year. It appeared to have magical powers too, as Ruben's shoulder became instantly better. It's just one more thing that makes us better than 99.99% of all other WAKA Leagues.

      Chan Chan - are the bracket payouts going to be in YellaBucks this season?

      Friday, October 15, 2010

      Week 8 Picks Recap

      Refill Kevin had a perfect bracket... The following people lost with -3 and owe him one drink:

      Chandler, Rollo, Brie, Geoff, Teneille, Smithkey and Bull.

      Superbad won the regular season last night with a close win over PMU.  MOST playoff match-ups are set... but remember the Alcoballics and ToeJammers have an official game next week which might change the overall standings.

      I'll update the un-official standings in a few hours once work stops kicking my ass.

      Thursday, October 14, 2010

      Week 8 Picks

      **CLOSED**


      Alcoballics Las Vegas Performance

      Here is the $1,000 winning performance by the Alcoballics in Las Vegas.  As of now, I haven't had a chance to watch it because the language is a bit salty.  But the story goes... after reading suggested commentary last Thursday, Bull and I got drunk and stayed up until 4am writing new material.  Nobody knew what I was going to say when I announced them.  My only regret was chickening out and not saying our original comment for Miss New York:  "If I were Al-Qaeda, I'd fly my dick right into her twin towers!"

      Enjoy.



      Wednesday, October 13, 2010

      NSFW?


      Week 8 Vegas Odds

      Week 7 Results
      Record= 3-1-3
      Perfect Spread (difference of .5 or less)= 2
      Perfect totals= 0

      Not a great week for Vegas but not horrible, the amount of ties and missing game made things pretty boring. Hopefully week 8's inter-league play will bring out some interesting results.





      Tuesday, October 12, 2010

      10 Things We Learned In Vegas

      So, it's been a few days since our return. While my fellow ballics are still recovering from our epic weekend and trying to remember taking certain pictures that somehow ended up on facebook, I thought I'd give a little recap of a few things we learned in Vegas.

      1. Apparently a bin full of babies followed by a group of drunks wearing matching shirts that say "Wolfpack" don't phase TSA once bit. But make sure you don't bring a bottle opener in your carry-on like Angie did or they'll think you're connected to Al-Qaeda.


      2. If you fall asleep on the plane next to someone who has the Cat Paint app on their iphone, this WILL happen to you:


      3. Give Eflo enough alcohol and he'll say "HI GUYS!" to just about anyone and make new friends.


      4.. The Alcobitches know how to throw one hell of a bachelorette party!


      5. Give Teneille your camera and she'll take multiple pictures of herself with it. This same picture ended up on several cameras:


      6. Angie can eat a 4 person serving of mashed potatoes in about 60 seconds.


      7. If you fall asleep at 10:00 on a Friday night, you WILL get your room broken into and woken up at 3:30 a.m. by people who have been drinking since 10:00...10:00 the day before, that is.


      8. Since it's Vegas, it's only necessary to take limos everywhere you go...including rolling up to the fields in one. Use the shuttle? Hell no - that's for amateurs.


      9. According to Vegas standards, there is absolutely nothing gay about this picture:


      10. The Alcoballics can rock a theme game better than any other WAKA team...ON EARTH!

      Notes on Vegas Kickball

      So the only odds I beat out in Vegas was actually surviving the trip. And while there are many fun stories... here are my takeaways from the kickball portion of the weekend:
      • Let's start with the Founder's Cup (the real tournament).  Every team out there would bend any Bayshore team over the counter and tickle their colon with an erect penis. It's not that we aren't athletic or skilled enough to compete... we just don't play Douche Kickball.  DK is exactly what we thought it would be.  Every guy munts and the pitching is ridiculous. Some teams' short stops didn't even pick up the ball to throw to first, rather, would kick it there like a soccer ball with incredible accuracy.
      • Douche Kickball had an interesting side-effect:  teams would load outfields with girls and everyone would usually play shallow.  I guess this is due to the whole "everyone munts" thing.  But if you COULD connect on a ball (good luck with that), home runs were easy to come by.  The 'Ballics kicked a bunch of them in four games, and all of us know that they aren't a home run team in our league.
      • The 'Ballics played in the "Kickball Games" which was the fun division.  Basically you only got 4 games... nothing more.  They struggled to win the first game (in full costume) before destroying the final three teams.  I didn't see any good teams in this division.
      • The team spirit contests were a joke.  The 'Ballics were one of only a few teams who even made an effort to dress up... and they were clearly the best (winning $1,000 in Mloop Bucks). They ALSO should have won extra thousands for "life of the party," but there was some fine-print rule which only allowed them to win one category.  Seriously... Bayshore has multiple theme games every week that would have won money out in Vegas.  In fact, our Cooler Game which garnered threats of paper forfeits was more creative than some of the teams out there.
      • Bull and Souder had good things to say about almost every WAKA person they came in contact with (while reffing). I hear one dude-ref got fired during the opening pool rounds, and started to cry.
      Overall, the kickball thing was fun... but that was probably due to the people in our group. Congrats to the 'Ballics for doing a great job representing Bayshore. I now feel we are totally justified in our daily bitching and attempts to hold WAKA to a higher standard.  We really are the closest and most actively fun group in the country.

      No Power Rankings this week.

      Tailgaiting with DJ Kitty

      So I'm heading to the Rays Game tonight and wondering if anyone is setting up or tailgate or wants to meet at Fergs? DJ Kitty and I need to get our drink on...


      Let me know who all is interested..

      Monday, October 11, 2010

      FLIP CUP

      If you are going to have a team for Flip Cup at the end of season party Saturday, please see me on the fields Thursday. Same as usual $35 per a team, and I would appreciate payment Thursday as well. Thanks so much!

      Photo Shoppers ****UPDATE*****

      Kickballs!

      Hello everyone. I am in need of someone with some decent to good photo shopping or graphic design skills... Need a booklet/Program designed based off of an existing design I already have. you will be compensated with real money, no schrute or yella bucks here.

      Reply in the comments/email me/come find me at the KB fields if you are interested. (I am the obnoxious one on Off Constantly that does not have a beard)

      Brian [dot] hartman00 [at] gmail

      HORN!

      Rubs and Geoff come find me at KB Thursday, We play Yeaga at 8 on field 1.

      Friday, October 8, 2010

      Week 7 Picks Recap

      Since Chandler is probably wrestling a tiger in his Vegas hotel room, I will post the picks recap this week.

      Refill Kevin had a perfect bracket being the only person to pick Off Constantly.

      The losers were Caruso (again!), Leone, and The Todd. All debts were paid for this weeks picks.

      It was a quiet week with only 3 drinks exchanging hands. Hopefully next week will have more winners and/or losers.

      Special shout out to Jack as he changed his pick to BnD at the last minute which cost him 3 beers.

      Until next week happy picking.

      Payment in Full! Yella Pays Debt With YellaBucks. FrankenHate Acknowledges Yella's Creativity, Bitches At Yella About T-Shirts and Fantasy Football



      Well, I've kept silent long enough regarding the big bet from last week. FrankenHate spent quite a bit of time tracking down baseball rules, providing his memory of the events and posting it. So for those of you looking to kill time on a friday morning who read his creative interpretation of what occurred last thursday, here's my truthful rebuttal.

      I used to be a consistent contributor on the blog but I'm far busier these days and sadly I feel kinda out of touch with the daily time wasters discussed on the blog. However, for those of you who do know me, you know my style is pretty much honest, direct, usually inappropriate but not really confrontational.

      First off, I will give FrankenHate his due. He was right about the ruling. A ruling that seems to surprise most people. I won't waste any time discussing the details. It's been covered. However, FrankenHate's version of some of the events are different than mine.

      Things like how I didn't stop the game to ask Ty for a ruling. How I didn't get in his face and how betting money on the ruling was his idea, not mine. Things like how 100 bucks was an amount that he picked, not me. Regardless, no word was ever mentioned that payment needed to be in US Dollars. So YellaBucks seemed like an appropriate currency. A bullshit bet deserves bullshit currency in my opinion.

      After the discussion about the payment was over and the name calling/bitching subsided, FrankenHate had some kind of strange thought claiming I was trying to spend his fantasy football money on t-shirts without his knowledge. This is especially confusing since I'm not in any of his fantasy football leagues this year. He was in a league I ran last year. He finished 2nd and was paid in full with real money, not YellaBucks. I even asked him if he was owed money from last season and he said no. Color me confused.

      So at this point I consider the matter closed. I hope reading this killed some time on your friday.

      PS. Have a nice day.

      *** YellaBucks are not actual currency and should not be attempted to be used as such. DonkeyNoms assumes no liability for any damages caused by those attempting to do so.***

      Thursday, October 7, 2010

      Week 7 Picks

      **Picks are closed**

      I'm leaving right after the Beer Olympics tonight. So if someone else wants to take the sheet and figure out the winners/losers, let me know.  Regardless, I'll post an update on Tuesday.  If you won last week, try to collect your drinks tonight.

      ESPN's WAKA Gameday


      Fowler - Out of the gray gloom, a roar is building. The countdown clock is ticking. 9 hours till kickoff of a high-end collision with conference and tournament implications up for grabs. Tonight it's the Shockers vs. Superbad.

      Announcer - Welcome to Waka Gameday, pouring drinks by MacDinton's

      Fowler - Chugoff 9 hours away and the fans here are stoked for a huge matchup between the Shockers & Superbad. This is part of a huge Saturday slate where it's the Beer Olympics, along with Balls N Dolls vs. Off Constantly. Alongside Desmond Howard, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso; I'm Chris Fowler. Let's begin with your Upset Alerts.

      Herbstreit - Lookout for Brown Chicken Brown Cow today. They've been erratic but can score. I like them to pull the upset.

      Corso - I think Team Fabulous puts in a great effort today after losing 3 straight games and get the upset over WakaShame; who will be in shame tonight.

      Desmond - I'd Kick That has deceptional speed. Look for them to pull the upset over Pick Me Up and get back into the Conference B race tonight.



      Fowler - On the Slate today, Balls N Dolls vs. Off Constantly.

      Corso - These Defenses have major concerns tonight. Off Constantly has outscored opponents 21-6 while Balls N Dolls is outscoring opponents 48-14. All the signs point towards a big win. Balls N Dolls has the better athletes and is the more experienced team. Balls N Dolls win by 7+ runs.

      Herbstreit - I was going to take Off Constantly here but I broke down film of them and they look like an Elementary School team. They are slow. The Balls N Dolls defense right now is too good. All bets are off against them. I'm picking Balls N Dolls here.

      Desmond - I've been impressed with Off Constantly this season. Tonight they have a defensive game plan to knock the shine out of the Balls N Dolls offense.



      Fowler - Now for everyone's favorite game, The Beer Olympics. Make sure you are out there early for the special 6:30 Chug Off time.

      Herbstreit - What was I thinking about picking Thee Beer Nuts the past couple of weeks. Man they are awful. No consistency out of them yet and they have to learn from their mistakes. For the Ligers it's getting back after a tough game last week, ready to make some plays, avoid mistakes and make good decisions. I think the Ligers win both the game and the Olympics but Thee Beer Nuts comes out shooting.

      Desmond - I want to see how both of these teams respond tonight. Their performances on the field have been atrocious. I think both teams will win several Olympic events putting pressure on the other team's defense with extra advantages for that inning. Which team will capitalize on those advantages? I think Thee Beer Nuts with some veteran additions to their team will take the most of their advantages and win both the game and Olympics.

      Corso - I give you two a Good Pick and a double NOT SO FAST MY FRIENDS! The Beer Nuts are really hard to beat in the Olympics events but it's not impossible. However it's on the field where the Ligers have the edge, their defense will corral and contain Thee Beer Nuts tonight. This is a split pick; Thee Beer Nuts win the Olympics while the Ligers win the game.



      Fowler - Now for our showdown game. This is a matchup that hasn't been played in 3 seasons. Both teams are looking forward to this one tonight. The toughest test of the season for both The Shockers & Superbad.

      Desmond - Do not count Superbad out of any game. They are a team to be reckoned with. I like the Superbad Defense to control this game. Looks for Superbad to come out early put runs on the board and pressure on the Shockers. In the end Superbad prevails.

      Herbstreit - This is going to be a good one. Nobody is giving the Shockers a chance in this game. Backed into a corner and this is where the Shockers can take some chances. Think about the athletic ability of their team. They can go into this game, throw havoc to the win, take some chances and let's find out how good Superbad really is because Superbad is off to a great start so far. The Shockers D is essential and has to step up tonight. I like the Shockers to win this game.

      Corso - These teams will both step up their defenses tonight. Look for a mistake free game on both sides. Superbad is unbeaten because of their defense and pitching but that will get tested tonight. The Shockers are coming along offensively and I think that continues tonight. Superbad will play well, but not well enough. Shockers upset them but it's close, real close. Give me the foam finger, Go Shockers!!!




      Fowler - Enjoy your kickball Thursday



      Wednesday, October 6, 2010

      Wednesday Rant(s)

      Oh... where to begin?
      • The Alcoballics and ToeJammers could not agree on a time to play their game BEFORE week 8.  Therefore, they're now playing on our "make up/fun week" (the 21st).  Too bad week 8 is based on the standings... which means there's no good way to order the teams (based on points and runs against) since AlcoJammers will be a half-game behind the rest of the league! Ugh, what a cluster-fuck.  This is just like the "Butterfly Effect," and completely invalidates the entire tournament seeding process. Way to go 'Ballics.  I'll see you in Hell (ie: Vegas)!
      • Florian is refusing to make picks the rest of the year due to his team getting their feelings hurt.  In his own words, it's "just better for the team" if he doesn't pick anymore.  Way to drop the Ball of Justice, Florian. I'm sure if your teammates did something that upset you, they'd totally change their routine.
      • DPT first reported in August that our party budget was reduced to pay for PAL parking. However, we have MLoop on camera saying they "worked it out" so we don't have to pay parking this year.  Call it what you will...
      • On an average night, about 200 cars go to PAL. This gives them about $1,800 a season.  So if MLoop negotiated us paying, say, $1,500 for parking... he actually got us a deal.  The PROBLEM with this is more people go to games than the party.  So taking it out of the party budget hurts the Party People more than having the general population pay PAL $1 each night. And you should NEVER fuck over the Party People.  Also, don't imply that we're getting free parking (see bullet point with video above).
      • Bull had a long phone conversation with Ginnie Springs. It then called me and left me a message. I'll probably call it back this weekend, but everyone else should check your voice mail too.

      Tuesday, October 5, 2010

      Week 7 Vegas Odds

      Week 6 Results
      Record= 3-1-1
      Perfect Spread (Difference of 0.5)= 3
      Perfect Totals= 0



      Season 13 Party Budget Debacle

      WHERE DID THE PARTY BUDGET GO?

      Well boys and girls, I am posting my first ever blog, and you might be asking why? Well, I was just informed yesterday, while negotiating with Gaspar’s that out party budget was only $1600. Now for those of you, who have helped plan the parties in the past or even looked at the spreadsheet Chandler has posted on this blog, know…WAKA gives us $10 per a person for the party budget.

      Well let’s do some basic math…shall we:

      24 (people per a team) x 16 (teams) = 384 people.
      384 people x $10 (per a person) = $3840

      We can all agree we have a total of $3840, correct... Now let me explain to you how we go from $3840 to $1600, and you can decide for yourself if MLoop is a complete jackass. (I am going to refrain from throwing Jamie under the bus, because she was a little shocked with the budget as well). Now this is only based on what I know because MLoop refuses to give me an itemized list.

      1) It went to parking
      2) It went to our pre season/MacDintons party
      3) It went to trophies (which is nominal… so who cares)

      Now I want to know who told them to take the parking money out of our party budget. I personally was under the impression that the higher fees resulted in the so called free parking. And, I remember last year Ty explaining that our surplus party budget could not be used for free parking on tournament day according to WAKA. So…when did this rule change, and why we were not informed. I for one, and I am pretty sure most of you would rather pay the $1 parking fee per a game instead of having it taken out of the party budget.

      The pre-season party at MacDintons, where apparently MLoop and that douche bag Keggers said WAKA was paying for. Well he lied…that came out of our party budget again. And since most people thought it was just the captains meeting, most kickballers did not get to participate in the free drinking that lasted only an hour, and $1 Miller Lights at that. I wonder if we paid for those two jerks to drink as well, and my vote is YES!

      Now if you add all three of those things together for a total of $2240 ($3840-$1600). So boys and girls, that is where your party budget went. Now Jamie said she was able to work out a deal with Elmer’s, so that we could get everything on our list food, beer, flip cup tables, and Karaoke. But let’s be honest, Elmer’s was not the best venue, but I guess we will have to make the best of it.
      I just thought you had the right to know how your money was being spent.

      PS…I told Jamie I would help collect the money for the flip cup tournament so if you would like to play please find me on Thursday. Thanks.

      Kick-It-To-Cancer!!!

      As most of you know the Alcoballics plus a few others will be going to Vegas to participate in the WAKA Kickball Games this weekend. For the event, WAKA has chosen Kick-It For Cancer as the benefiting charity and is asking for support from anyone who would like to help in the fight against cancer. Kick-It For Cancer uses 100% of all proceeds for pediatric, adolescent and young adult cancer research through the Children’s Tumor Foundation and CureSearch, to fund research at the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). The COG is the world’s largest cooperative research organization with a network of more than 5,000 physicians, nurses and scientists. Additional information about the organization can be found by visiting:http://www.kick-it.org/

      The Alcoballics would like to rise to the Kickball Games challenge of donating $300 to Kick-It For Cancer and would like the support of the whole Bayshore league. Whatever funds are raised will be given in the name of the entire league. There are two simple ways to donate.
      • Alcoballics, Alison and I will be at this fields in our red shirts this Thursday as you drive in to park. We would like to ask that you donate $1 or more if you are able as you enter the parking lot. Every dollar counts and those who would like to be more generous are encouraged to do so. (There would be more of us, but most of our team will be heading to Vegas Thursday)
      • Second, click here to be taken to an online donation site. You will be taken to a screen where you can select the amount you would like to give, who the donation is in honor of, and provide payment information. If you are having problems with the link you can copy and paste
      https://www.kick-it.org/donate/team/761 into your browser.

      Please help in the fight against childhood cancer and let’s show how generous the Florida Bayshore league can be! See you Thursday!

      Monday, October 4, 2010

      Knowlton???

      English Commercial Pulled From Air (should be work safe)

      Week 7 Power Rankings

      Note about the picks this week:  Due to the Las Vegas trip, the Alcoballics and ToeJammers are not playing on Thursday.  I hear they're still bickering over playing tomorrow or next Tuesday or the tournament week... who knows.  The game won't be in the picks regardless.


      Rays Game 2 tickets

      If anyone is interested I have 4 tickets I am trying to sell since I dont really want to miss the Beer Olympics game this week against the Ligers. Let me know if you are interested.

      Thursday Oct 7th, 2:37pm
      Section 134
      Row AA
      Seats 5-8

      Friday, October 1, 2010

      OC v. INaTL: Annihilation

      This goes out to the suckers that picked I Need a Throwing Lesson. Thanks for the beers next week.

      From wikipedia:

      Annihilation is defined as "total destruction" or "complete obliteration" of an object;[1] having its root in the Latin nihil (nothing). A literal translation is "to make into nothing".

      Or what we did to I Need a Throwing Lesson.*


      A visual representation:


      And before you ask, no, nobody was wearing pants.

      The game started well for the OC with BEARDFACE kicking a single after holding the Empty Cups scoreless in the top of the first. After a pop out bunt, I managed to kick an extraordinarily weak dribbler to the first baseman and as he was slowly getting the putout, BEARDFACE made his typical "I'm going to keep running" move and drew an overthrow to third which allowed him to score.

      That was all well and good, but the real action happened in the bottom of the third when a few clutch kicks and some shoddy INaR defense resulted in 6 runs, after which the game was pretty much over. After a diving catch from Katie in rightfield, the wrong shade of blue had to be pretty defected. BEARDFACE took advantage of more poorly executed throws after that to earn his first "homerun," and the OC defense took a bit of a nap in the top of the 6th allowing the Empty Cups a garbage time run.

      Other items of note:
      • The real OC is back. No, not because we dominated this game, but because we are arguing calls and being assholes again. This time we argued a call that WENT OUR WAY! Yes, you read that right. A fellow rounded first to go to second, was thrown out on his way back, the ref made the appropriate call, the runner protested a bit, and we immediately jumped down everybody's throats (this was all sans pants, remember). WE'RE BACK, BABY!
      • I can't believe we allowed another run.
      • Their pitcher was good, as I didn't get good contact in either of my attempts.
      • Sets up a battle for third place in BADASS division next week with the Kitten Killers. Second is officially out of reach with WAKAshame playing Team Bad next week.
      I'll leave you with a team feature we like so well: Picture Purrrrfect



      Cat-tion: A couple of OC stars of the game get an early start in celebrating Cat-toberfest.

      Rays Haw.

      *Annihilation should really have been reserved for what PMU did to Team Fab in the game before ours, but I'm using it anyway.

      Microsoft Paint Pic of the Week

      Below is a diagram of the questionable play at 3rd base last night between the Ligers and Shockers. The play happened in the top of the 5th with the Ligers trailing 4-3. Basically what happened was Chandler over slid 3rd bringing with him the 3rd base below his body. Chandler quickly realized the error in his ways and quickly made an attempt to reach his hand back to the location of where 3rd base should have been. Unfortunately Chandlers blazing speed and jet like aerodynamics carried too much momentum and he slid too far past the bag and was not able to get anywhere close to getting back before getting tagged out. Chandler was called out by myself and Tony and arguments were to follow. The game was called in the bot of the 5th at 9:05 with the Shockers kicking and up 4-3. Could the Ligers have tied or won that game if a different call was made at 3rd? Could they have tied or won if so much time was not spend arguing the call? Could they have tied or won if they did not take 15minutes to take the field in between inning? We will never know.

      Edit: 10.10 When a base is displaced during play, any runner is safe while in contact with the base's original and correct location. All displaced bases should be restored at the end of each play (see Rule 1.01b).



      Will yella be yella in his 100 dollar bet?


      There was a play last night between the Toejammers and Yeagabombs in which there were bases loaded, 1 out and a popout to right field. Once the ball was caught, the runner at third tagged and ran to home. The runner at first did not tag up. The ball was thrown to first base after the runner scored at home, thus allowing the run to count, but making a inning ending double play at the same time.


      Yella is angry over the call and claims that the non tag up out at first base nullifies the run scoring, even though the runner at third scored before the ball got to first.


      The best part is that even though he hates Ty with a passion, he runs over to him, stopping play to ask him the rules.... Almighty Ty, ruler of all calls which is WAKA, please tell me im correct..


      After Ty gives his blessing, he runs over to me and bets me 100 dollars that the run should not count. While I am pretty wasted at the time, I can't pass this up, as I have played baseball for 20 or so years and anyone who plays or watches baseball knows these are the rules, so we shake on it.


      Worried there may be some sort of bushleague WAKA rule that I am not aware of, I go and check the rule book today and find the exact definition of this rule and it states:



      Q: Can you define “Force play situation” (see Rule 10.09)?A: When a kicker puts a ball fairly in play and becomes a runner, this “forces” any runner on the base immediately ahead of the kicker to advance, as it does any runner on the base immediately ahead of a forced runner. Runners so forced are no longer safe on the base they originally occupied, until and unless a runner or kicker behind them is put out.

      Note that a runner’s requirement to tag up before advancing on a caught ball (10.05) does not constitute a “force” in this sense. When the 3rd out of an inning is made on a runner failing to tag up, that does NOT nullify any runs scored on the play prior to the out being made, unless it was the scoring runner put out in this fashion.


      This is also reitterated in the rules here:


      Q: When a runner is called out after a play for missing a base (see Rule 14.02l) or failing to tag up (see Rule 14.02m), and that is the 3rd out of an inning, does the call nullify any runs that scored on the play? A: These outs are applied as of the end of the play, therefore:

      A: On failed tag-ups: the run is nullified only if it was the scoring runner that failed to tag up.



      I really dont care about WAKA rules and am out there to have fun, but if someone gets in your face and bets you 100 dollars that they are right, you gotta back your shit up! We will see if Yella stands up to his bet, like a man, and pays me my 100 dollars we "man law" shook on. Im sure it will be in some sort of bs currency. ex. pennies, pesos that he takes a shit or piss on etc... but we'll see. Maybe he'll use the excuse of no time frame of payment was given, so he can pay me a penny a day for the rest of my life.. Or he can man up and give me a crisp clean benjy.. Just wanted to put it on the record..

      Week 6 Picks Recap

      What a week!  We broke all kinds of records last night.

      Due to the high volume of similar picks and the tie between 'Ballics/BC!BC!... everyone either won or lost.

      Those that won (-1) include:  Chandler, Nate Dawg, Geoff, Kyle, Maria, Jack, Teneille, Brie, Rob, Griff, Bull, Florian, Paige, Alison, Gorecki, Todd, Smithkey and Natalie.

      Those who lost (-2) include: Rollo, Kat S., Stephanie, Kristen and Caruso.

      That's right... 18 people get 5 drinks... for a total of 90 drinks exchanging hands.  As always, the winners need to collect from the losers.

      Speaking of losers... this also happened:

      A bunch of players on "I'd Kick That" were pissed off at Florian for betting against his team this week.  He was verbally chastised at the fields because apparently you "shouldn't bet against your team" and doing so caused IKT to lose due to "bad Karma."  Let's break this down:
      1. "Karma" is a concept found in Hindu and Buddhist religions.  Last I checked, nobody on IKT were devout followers of these faiths.  Even if one believes in the idea of a cycle of consequences, I guarantee you their deity is not watching (nor caring) about the outcome of a fucking kickball game.  If they were, their God wouldn't bet on IKT either.
      2. Betting your team won't win has zero affect on the outcome of the game.  If you're suggesting that someone would throw the game to win $1-$5 in free, shitty Miller Lites... you are an idiot.  In fact, the following "Picks Experts" have bet AGAINST their teams this season:  myself, Florian, Rob, Kyle, Maria, Paige, Bull, Refill Kevin, Natalie, Caruso, Nate Dawg, and Smithkey.  I assure you that ALL of us still played our hearts out and would gladly owe $1-$18 in beers by winning our games.
      3. "I'd Kick That" lost 9-0 to Balls N Dolls.  Good job deflecting the outcome by blaming the "picks."  Here's a reality check for you:  IKT didn't lose because Florian picked BnD.  They lost because they're horrible at kickball.  And I personally guarantee you that their season will end the same way mine does... by not winning the tournament.
      4. None of the people who complained actually make picks. So I implore them to do so the following two weeks whilst picking their team to win.  I'm sure many of us would enjoy more free beer.
      So there you have it.  We broke records on the number of drinks owed... AND in the number of morons getting butt-hurt. Over gambling.  For dollar beers.