Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Growlers vs Honey Badgers Recap


 I really wanted to write this recap when I was bored out of my mind at work on Friday, but it seems DPT has a 5 day waiting period to get posting rights, which is longer than it takes to get an assault rifle in most states.  Anyways, I think it’s fitting that my debut as a Growler would force me to relinquish my coveted “lurker” status and write this post.

So as we found ourselves late in the game locked in a 2-2 tie with the Honey Badgers (inexcusable) I led off the top of the inning with a single.  The following is the controversial play from my perspective.

The next female batter placed a kick in the air that forced the Honey Badger pitcher to turn to his left to catch (facing first base).  Then much like the meaning of life, something happened that I can’t explain…as I began to step back to first base, me and the HB pitcher caught eyes and our souls seemed to merge, transcending time and space.  Then after what seemed like an eternity the HB pitcher dropped the ball, literally not figuratively.  I have come up with 3 possible conclusions for how this happened:

1     1)      During our mind-melding moment, the HB pitcher saw into the darkest parts of my soul and the instant fear forced him to shutter and drop the ball
2     2)      The HB pitcher was blinded by a glare off my less then optimal hairline
3     3)      The HB pitcher dropped the ball on purpose in trying to get a double play or at least getting the faster running out, not realizing this rule existed   #37 In-Field Fly Rule: GO Kickball does NOT use the In-Field Fly Rule since a kickball is more difficult to catch than a baseball or softball. But, a player may NOT intentionally drop a catch-able ball in an attempt to complete a double-play. If a player intentionally drops a ball as determined by the referee, then all players are safe at their next base including the kicker running to 1st base.

It seems that the ref specifically saw either #1 or #2 happen, calling me out in the process.  Later the new baserunner was called out at another controversial play at home, but I’ll leave that for someone else to bitch about.

7 comments:

DPT! said...

There was an issue with your background check.

I'm sure you know what we're referring to.

Jess said...

Not a bad first post - although next time I'd like to see some MS Paint.

As having not been there, I appreciate the recap and I'm glad that we were "calm, cool and collected" although apparently me not being there was the reason why we "didn't lose our shit", as one shout-boxer pointed out haha :)

Nate Dawg said...

Judgement call...with a new ref that judgement is suspect...play sounds douchey

!! HOT TUB PARTY TODD !! said...

Excellent post. Definitely Douchebag move. That player should be relegated back to WAKA or whatever pitiful so-called Kick ball organization they came from.
If player didn’t intentionally drop it, then they would be so embarrassed for being such a clumsy pathetic fool that they couldn’t catch a routine ball that they wouldn’t show up to the fields again. If they did it intentionally, then GOKB should step in, assume authority, n send their sorry-ass out of Desoto. Either way, that player shouldn’t return. Fukxstard. Plus they’re an idiot for trying a play on such an imposing figure as Paul, they’re lucky he didn’t rip off their head.

Paul Raspitzi said...

Todd, no fighting or angry moments from me....unless it involves a completely unimportant game of beer pong

Chandler said...

I think Todd has gotten angrier the more he plays with the Shockers.

trinihic said...

I agree... geeze Hott Tub Todd.. Put down the testosterone!