The Admirals have cool uniforms, an amazing website, an awesome logo, are running a very profitable pyramid scheme throughout the mid-west region of the USA and a very impressive tree-fort in a top-secret location.
Yes, it would appear that the Admirals have it all…but they don’t.
Since day one, the organization has lacked a catchphrase, a battle cry, a motto, something that you are crazy enough to get tattooed on your forearm at 3am in Niagara Falls.
Ron Burgandy has “You stay Classy, San Diego”
He-Man has “By the Power of GreySkull”
House Stark has “Winter Is Coming”
House Lannister has “Hear Me Roar”
John Cena has “You Can’t See Me.”
Vanilla Ice has “Ice, Ice Baby”
WWE Hall of Famer Donald Trump has “You’re fired.”
Tony the Tiger has "Theeeeey,rrrre Grrrrrreat!"
Today, the Admirals announced their first official catchphrase. It was designed to encourage the team to play good ball beyond the first inning.
(trademark Admirals Slo-Pitch)
Interim head coach Doug “The Pete Rose of Slo-Pitch” Short admitted in his pre-game press conference that he was worried about the Admirals ability to play a double header with only 9 Admirals. “Of course I’m concerned. We play hard…and we are out of shape. Somebody is going to get hurt for sure. I’ve got guys playing rock, paper, scissors to see who actually gets to use a courtesy runner.”
Taking the field against the Tyrone Tailgaters in their first game of the evening, the Admirals definitely started strong putting up 9 runs in the top of the 1st inning.
Can the Admirals play small ball? Hell ya! The first inning onslaught consisted of the Admirals scoring those 9 runs on 11 singles, 1 double and 1 walk.
The Admirals new catchphrase left the team without a plan of attack for innings 2,3 and 4. Dumbfounded by what to do after they “Start Strong” and awaiting the opportunity to “Finish Strong” they managed only 2 runs on 6 hits over 3 innings.
Sensing that the Admirals might still be stuck in a July slump, the Tailgaters poured it on in the bottom of the 4th, plating 6 runs to make it an 11-8 game heading into the final inning.
True to their motto – the Admirals were able to Finish Strong, scoring 4 runs in the top of the inning to expand their lead. Shout-out to Ryan “Best. 3B. Ever.” Beatty for taking a key walk with 2 on and none out. This guy is paid to destroy baseballs, not take walks – but he did what was best for the team and slowly – VERY slowly made his way to first base. Now the bases were loaded for Jay “King of the Post Game Party” Goodwin. Jay promptly scorched a laser to left field scoring two runs.
In the bottom half of the inning, the Admirals sent the Tailgaters down in order for the 15-8 win.
Mike “How Many Years Do I Have Left On My Falcons Contract” Labrecque went 4-5 with 3 singles, a double, 2 RBI
Tim ”I’ll run for you…for $5” Gibson went 3-4 with 2 singles, a double, an RBI and 4 appearances as a courtesy runner
Doug “The Pete Rose of Slo-Pitch” went 3-4 with 3 singles, 2 RBI and his first coaching victory
Jay B: $30 (no show for double header; no sign out)
After that coaching performance one has to wonder if "Dunn is done as coach"
Posted by: Poutine
When you have a tournament team at your disposal how hard is it to coach them to a pair of wins?
Posted by: Jomo
That mean you're volunteering Jomo? Considering your exceptional diplomatic nature and impeccable attendance, you are an ideal candidate! ;-)
Posted by: Dunner