assignment Admirals Defeat Makeshift Village Inn Squad
Thursday 7:45PM June 1st, 2017With Ryan “Best. 3rd Base. Ever.” Beatty still nursing his injured hamstring, the Admirals had only 10 men for their second game of the evening…this one against Village Inn.
The Admirals would have been shorthanded had it not been for the shrewd roster decision made by Admirals CEO Sean Dunn. Earlier in the day, CEO Dunn signed Andrew Graham to his second 1-day contract with the Admirals. When asked about this roster move, CEO Dunn had a simple response. “Middle Age dudes in below sub-par weather playing two games of ball….somebody goin’ get hurt.”
The Village Inn had plenty of vacancies, as they struggled to field a team in time for first pitch. With a few members of the Pop Flies agreeing to join them, and what looked to be a few others from the parking lot, Village Inn pieced together a team and put up 5 runs in the top of the first. In response, the Admirals let loose the fury, plating 10 runs in the bottom half – highlighted by Jay Goodwin’s bases clearing double.
Some players “high-five”, some players “fist-bump”, only Mike Poutine Labrecque prefers the age-old “ass-slap”. Regardless, there was a lot to celebrate in inning 1.
The Village Inn secured a few more players and chipped away at the Admirals lead, including a two-run 4th inning that made the game 11-9 for the Admirals as they batted in their half of the fourth.
A hit parade that saw 9 of the next 10 batters hit safely (the only exception being CEO Dunn – he unselfishly hit a SAC –Fly to bring home a run), and the Admirals had restored a 9 run lead. A few more runs, a few more hits, an amazing WTF moment from Tim “Flash” Gibson (more on that some other time) and the Admirals walked away with a 21-16 win.
Statistical Shout Outs
Antonio “Fit 4 Life” Silva is already emerging as the glue-guy of the Admirals. He pitches (really well), he plays INF and OF (really well), he doesn’t drink beer (maybe that’s why he does everything really well), During the game against Village Inn, Antonio (always the Admirals lead-off hitter) went 3-4 with 2 singles, a triple and 3 RBI. He also made a diving stab to field a ground ball coming back up the middle to make the final out of the game!
Mike Poutine Labrecque: After having the worst 4-4 performance ever, Poutine had a game for the ages showing off his ability to put the ball anywhere he wants in the ballpark. Crushing a ball off the right field foul line, cranking a triple that landed just inside the left field foul line. A truly enjoyable 4-4 performance including a couple of highlight reel foul balls that were hammered 300 feet.
The real highlight was the post game interview with Admirals summer intern Janet.
Janet: “Well, Mike, great game tonight. You really seem to be putting your balls wherever you wanted.”
Poutine: “Did you just tell me to put my balls wherever I wanted?”
Janet: “Tonight. I said, your balls were everywhere tonight. Is that how you like to do it?”
Poutine: “Ya, it’s a great night for me when I can work my balls all-around. That’s how I like to do it. Really have my balls just all over the place.”
Jay B: $5 (stranding a runner at 3B with less than 2 outs)
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