Thursday, July 30, 2009


Nads 4, Zaps 1

From the Nadman...
Nads win 4 of 5 – one extra inning game and 3 close games. Zaps thump Dempster 8-1 for a win. Zaps could not get a hit – hitting .204 against NAD pitching.

Tweeners 3, Fungoes 2

From the Tweeners...
Visiting teams continue to struggle offensively in the Hooverdome. Fungoes hit .198 and score 15 runs in the 5 games. Josh Anderson's first homerun of the year is a grand slam and more than enough to support Joe Blanton's CG win in game 1, by a score of 9-3. Lannan pitches 7 shutout innings in game 2, Tweeners hit 5 homers and win 7-2. Consecutive starts by Clayton Kershaw provide the 2 Fungoes wins by scores of 6-3 and 4-1. Jonathan Sanchez and friends combine for a 2-0 shutout to claim the rubber game.

Fungoes 3, Tweeners 2

Fungoes and Tweeners played at the Fungoloid dome today as well, the results follow:

Game 1: Fungoes score 4 in the bottom of the 6th to erase a 3-0 Tweener lead. Thats all the Fungoes need as they win it 4-3. Robertson gets the win in relief and Papelbon picks up the save. De Le Rosa earns the loss in relief. Napoli hits a Pinch-hit Two Run Homer to finish off the scoring.

Game 2: Lance Berkman jacked one out of the ballyard and had 3 RBI at Pac Bell Park as the DEREK FUNGOES beat the NORM TWEENERS in 11 innings by the count of 8 to 5. It was a WALKOFF by Berkman. Fungoes score in the ninth to keep the game alive for the Fongoloids! Masterson gets the loss and the win goes to Burton in relief.

Game 3: Oswalt goes 10 innings and wins it 3-1 for the Tweeners. Burton takes the loss in relief.

Game 4: Extra innings again as the Tweeners win it 7-6 in ten innings. Masterson gets the win and Burton takes another loss for the Fungoes. Morrow picks up a save for the Tweeners. The score was tied at 6 after nine. NORM came out the victor in the 10th inning when Corey Hart blasted a solo shot. The game was a wild affair with the lead changing hands 5 times.

Game 5: Joe Mather had 2 base hits as the DEREK FUNGOES outscored the NORM TWEENERS 3 to 1. DEREK came up with all the runs they needed in the 7th inning as they scored 3 runs on 3 base hits. Although they lost, NORM did out-hit DEREK 9 to 6. The victory went to Hideki Okajima(1-3) who went 1 inning, allowing no runs. David Robertson earned his 1st save. The losing pitcher was Joe Blanton(0-1).

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Zaps 3, Nads 2
Rhinos 5, Goofs 2
Sidewinders 3, Goofs 2
Drillers 3, Goofs 2
Buckeyes 3, Drillers 2
Warpigs 2, Zaps 0
- comments below

At the BallPork
8/15 - Pigs win 10-1 - Manny Ramirez went 4-4 with 3 home runs and 5 RBI. Justin Duchscherer got the win. Prince Fielder was 3-3 with a homer for the Zaps.

8/16 - Pigs 8-3 - Josh Hamilton pulled the Zaps to within a run with a 7th inning 2-run homer, but an 8th inning grand slam by Curtis Granderson put the game out of reach.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Rhinos 5, Zaps 0
Zaps 1, Drillers 1
Warpigs 3, Drillers 2

Five wild and woolly Netplay games. The results...

7/23 at Driller Park - Warpigs 6, Drillers 5 - The Drillers led 4-2 going to the top of the 9th, but Joe Nathan bent over and surrendered a 4-run inning, capped by a 2-out, 2-run double by Albert Pujols. Joakim Soria allowed a run in the bottom of the inning, but held on for the save. Chipper Jones and Manny Ramirez hit back to back homers in the 2nd inning.

7/24 at Driller Park - Drillers 8, Warpigs 6 (10 innings) - Kelly Shoppach homered twice, including a walk-off, 2-out, 2-run blast in the bottom of the 10th inning. The Drillers blew a 5-2 lead when the Pigs erupted for a 4-run 8th, but the Drillers tied it in the bottom of the inning. Hong Chi Kuo got the win and Russ Springer took the loss. Albert Pujols and Chipper Jones homered for the Pigs. Carlos Lee went deep along with the two from Shoppach.

9/4 at the BallPork - Warpigs 4, Drillers 3 - Orlando Hudson hit a 2-out double in the bottom of the 8th to score Manny Ramirez with the winning run. James Shields went the distance in the loss. Evan Longoria and Ryan Ludwick homered for the Drillers. Billy Wagner got the win and Joakim Soria the save.

9/5 at the BallPork - Drillers 8, Warpigs 6 - There were 8 home runs in the game, 4 by each team. Joe Nathan, who had come on in the 8th, puckered up again for two Pig dingers in the 9th, but held on for the save. Hong Chi Kuo again got the win in relief. The homers were hit by: Carlos Lee, Kelly Shoppach, and Vladimir Guerrero (2) for the Drillers and Manny Ramirez, Orlando Hudson, and Jason Bay (2) for the Pigs.

9/6 at the BallPork - Warpigs 8, Drillers 7 (10 innings) - The two teams saved the most entertaining game for last. 51 players appeared in the game, which ended with a tired Joakim Soria on the mound for the Pigs - with no relief help available, Garrett Atkins at 2b, no DH for the Pigs, and a Curtis Granderson walk off homer. Ty Wiggington hit a 2-run homer in the top of the 9th to give the Drillers a 1-run lead, but Joe Nathan issued a 2-out, bases loaded walk to Albert Pujols in the bottom of the 9th, sending the game into extra innings. Granderson's blast came with 2 outs and followed a caught stealing. Ryan Ludwick homered twice for the Drillers and drove in 4 runs.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Zaps 4, Goofs 1
Tweeners 4, Zaps 3
Wahoos 4, Zaps 1
Zaps 3, DVs 2
Rhinos 3, DVs 2
Tweeners 3, Rhinos 2 - comments below
Drillers 3, Zaps 0 - comments below

From the Tweeners...

Game #1 - Tweeners take a 4-2 lead into the 9th, but Cordero loads the bases and Masterson walks in 2 as the Rhinos tie it. Tweeners win in the bottom half on a Pablo Sandoval clutch pinch-hit RBI.

Game #2 - Tweeners score 3 in the 1st off Sabathia and hold on for a 5-2 win. Jonathan Sanchez strikes out 11 in 6.2.

Game #3 - Joe Blanton tossed a complete game at Tweeners as the red-hot NORM TWEENERS beat the JOSE RHINOS 7 to 1.

Game #4 - Matt Kemp slammed a homerun and had 5 RBI as the JOSE RHINOS defeated the NORM TWEENERS by the score of 8 to 5 at Tweeners.

Game #5 - Rhinos win 6-2. Tweeners' bullpen allows runs in 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th.

From the Driller Dude...
Drillers 3-0 on an EQA series at home.

August 20: David Bush went 7 strong innings as the SHAWN DRILLERS outscored the TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS 5 to 1. TRISTAN was unable to recover after SHAWN went ahead in the bottom of the 3rdinning plating an isolated run. SHAWN finished with 7 hits while TRISTAN ended up with 4. Bush(8-4) got credit for the victory, pitching 7 innings and allowing no runs. Wandy Rodriguez(0-1) was the losing pitcher. He pitched 5 and 1/3 innings and surrendered 5 hits and 2 walks.

August 21: At Wrigley Field the SHAWN DRILLERS easily handled the TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS by the score of 5 to 1. SHAWN started with a bang, jumping out to an early lead in their half of the first when they scored 2 runs on 2 hits. That was all Kevin Slowey(11-4)needed. TRISTAN had 10 hits in the game while SHAWN had 7, but SHAWN had the more timely hits. Manny Delcarmen got the save, his 3rd. Zack Greinke(1-1) was tagged with the loss. He pitched 5 and 1/3 innings and surrendered 7 hits and 4 walks.

August 22: Carlos Lee connected with a 'big fly' and had 2 RBI as the SHAWN DRILLERS defeated the TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS by a score of 12 to 5 at Wrigley Field. Tim Lincecum(15-7) delivered a fine performance for SHAWN. He allowed 4 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings. SHAWN ended up with 15 hits for the game while TRISTAN had 9. Lincecum got help from Manny Parra who was credited with his 2nd save. The losing pitcher was Paul Maholm(0-3). He allowed SHAWN 7 runs in 3 innings of work.
Only the Fungoes and the Nads are short of 100 games at the moment. Nads had malware issues and lost some data, but he is working to get caught back up. If any of you have an opportunity in the next week to play the Nads or Fungi and help them reach 100 games by August 1, please do so.

The Wahoos have climbed into the driver's seat for the Wild Card. They have a 2 game lead over the Rhinos, a 4 game lead over the DVs, and a 5 game lead over the Zaps. The SuperGoofs and Fungoes have both slipped under .500 and are well back.

By the way, I hear that until your Nads have had malware issues, you ain't really ever suffered.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Lots of activity at the PigSty today. Donuts from Krispy Kreme, kolaches from the Czech Stop, burgers, dogs, and Johnsonville Brats off the grill...

Here are the results of the games...

FFTs 7, Fungoes 4
Warpigs 8, Mavs 2
Warpigs 9, FFTs 1
Inmates 6, Mavs 2
Inmates 7, FFTs 3
Wahoos 8, Mavs 2
Wahoos 3, FFTs 2

Too many games to give a game-by-game run down, but some highlights...

The Warpigs' Justin Duchscherer took a no-hitter into the 9th against the Mavs. The leadoff hitter in the 9th singled on an open triangle reading. It was the only hit for the Mavs. Duchscherer followed with another combined 1-hitter against the Mavs in his next start. He had one more start against the Mavs. He threw 6 inning of 1-hit shutout ball again. The bullpen allowed a second hit in this one. In the three consecutive starts, Duchscherer threw a total of 20 innings, allowing 3 hits, no runs, and 2 walks.

Felix Hernandez of the FFTs had a no-hitter into the 7th vs the Pigs.

The Mavs came into the day 12 games under .500 and went 6-22. That = not good.

The FFTs have only 5 games left in their season.

The fight for the first pick is getting heated. The Tweeners, FFTs, and Mavs are duking it out. The Inmates were in contention but had the bad luck to have a winning day.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Tweeners 2, Inmates 0

From the Tweeners...
Tweeners take September games from the Inmates by scores of 2-0 and 7-5. Joe Blanton throws a 3-hit shutout. Harang pitches well enough to win game 2, with a 2-inning save for Cordero. Tweeners out-hit Inmates .290 to .177. With our recent winning ways, we are in danger of losing grip on the #1 pick in 2010.

Wahoos 2, Killer Bees 1

From the Chief...
Ryan Sweeney's bases-clearing double in the eighth inning of Game 3 helped the Wahoos win the game 7-6 and the series 2-1. Miguel Tejada hit a 3-run homer for the Bees. Justin Morneau had 4 RBIs. Six of the Wahoos' 9 hits were doubles.
Wahoos won Game 1, 5-4, before losing Game 2, 7-4.
Wahoos win the season series, 7-3.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Tweeners 3, Drillers 2

From the Tweeners...
Tweeners decide to actually be competitive for a series. Lincecum is too tough in game one as we lose 5-2. In game 2, Jorge de la Rosa goes 7.2 strong innings in his first start of the year as Tweeners win 7-2; Haren surrenders 16 hits in a complete game loss. We move to the August series, and get another quality start from de la Rosa in game 3, but Haren is better and Drillers win 5-3. Tweeners then sweep the double-header to claim games 4 & 5. Joe Blanton fans 11 in 7.1 innings as we take the opener 5-1, and Lannan outpitches Parra for a 6-3 victory in the nightcap. Yee haw.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Warpigs 3, Rhinos 0

The Pigs continued their dominance over the Rhinos this year with three more Netplay wins. The Warpigs are now 11-0 vs the Rhinos this season.

August 1 - Pigs win 7-2. Little-used Brian Anderson homered twice and drove in 4 runs. Chipper Jones hit his 27th HR of the year. Ervin Santana went 6 2/3 innings for his 9th win.

August 2 - Pigs win 9-2. Jason Bay hit a 3-run homer and Chipper Jones went 3-4 with 3 RBI. Justin Duchscherer scattered 3 hits over 7 innings to go to 12-1 on the season.

August 3 - Pigs win 4-1. Manny Ramirez homered for the Pigs. Cliff Lee and two relievers combined on a 5-hitter.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Sidewinders 3, Rhinos 2

From the DVRhino...
SSW’s get ready for their nudist camp trip with a tidy 3-2 at the Rhinos park. I don’t have a lot of details, Urban Cowboy High School Musical was on TV while I was playing, so I was pretty distracted…

Envy Poll

If you could have any hitter and any pitcher in baseball on your team right now - not counting guys you already have - who would you select? Keep your team's needs in mind. I'll go first...

Hitter - My team for next year needs pretty much everything except first base. And even though Hanley Ramirez would be tempting, give me Joe Mauer.

Pitcher - Lots of good ones out there, but I think I'd give Tim Lincecum a slight edge over Dan Haren and Zach Greinke.

Who would you take?

Friday, July 17, 2009


Fungoes 6, Inmates 4


Face-to-face games in Cedar Hill on Friday:

Inmates 6 – Fungoes 1 Vazquez shuts down the Fungoids; Ankiel hits 3-run homer. Inmates dominate.

Fungoes 13 – Inmates 8 Ugliness abounds. Fungoe 8-run 7th seals the deal. Inmates commit three errors and bullpen self-incinerates.

Inmates 5 – Fungoes 0 Wolf tosses 3-hit shutout and Guillen hits 3-run homer.

Fungoes 3 – Inmates 2 (12) Game 1 of the Herman Wheeler Doubleheader is close, well-played, and totally out of character for both teams. Inmates out hit Fungoes 14-7, but can’t hit in the clutch.

Fungoes 11 – Inmates 2 Game 2 is everything Game 1 wasn’t: ugly, poorly played, and not even close. Villanueva allows 9 unearned runs, including a grand slam. Inmates commit three more errors. The only bright thing for the Inmates is the game ended. Fungoes sweep DH.

Fungoes 9 – Inmates 8 Inmates commit 4 errors, the game-winner is unearned, and Saturday morning softball leagues have nothing on this game.

Inmates 2 – Fungoes 1 Santana out-duels Mussina in a classic match-up of team aces.

Inmates 4 – Fungoes 1 Vazquez takes a shutout into the 9th and Daniel Murphy hits a 2-run spud as Fungoe hitters fail to hit for the second straight game.

Fungoes 3 – Inmates 0 Mussina tosses another gem while Inmate defense has 2 more errors.

Fungoes 5 – Inmates 4 Santana gives up a grand slam and gets injured, making the 3 taters hit by the Inmates a moot point.

Inmates now 25-49.


And from the Fungomer...

Fungoes a Inmates faced off today at The Ballpark at Fungo Field. Here are the results:

Game 1: Inmates score 5 in the first two innings and cruise to a 6 - 1 win. Mike Mussina takes the loss for the Fungi.

Game 2: Fungoes take it to the Inmates winning this pitchers duel 13 - 8. Lincoln picks up the win in relief of Kershaw,. Fungoes put up 8 runs in the 7th.

Game 3: Inmates shut out the Fungoes winning it 5- 0. Olson gets the loss for the Fungi.

Game 4: Fungoes win this on 3 - 2 in 12 innings. Okajima picks up the win. Berkman legs out a fielders choice for the game winning RBI. This was game one of the Herman Wheeler Double Header Day, and Herman's presence was certainly felt by the Fungoes as they swept the Double Header from the Inmates!

Game 5: Game two of the Herman Wheeler Double Header Day goes to the Fungoes 11 - 2. Volstad picks up the win. Napoli Hits a Grand Slam and a two run Double to lead the Fungoes!

Game 6: Fungoes score a run in the ninth to win this one 9 - 8. Papelbon gets the win for the Fungoes.

Game 7: Inmates win a real pitchers duel 2 - 1. Mussina is the hard luck loser for the No-Go Fungoes

Game 8: Inmates win again 4 - 1. Fungoes hitting goes on strike finally breaking a scoreless innings streak of 15 innings with a lone ninth inning run.

Game 9: Mussina turns the tables on the Inmates, throwing a complete game shutout winnning it 3 - 0.

Game 10: Fungoes pull out to an early 4 -0 lead and then hang on to win it 5 - 4. Olson gets the win and Papelbon picks up the save.

An interesting fact from our series is that the Inmates committed 16 errors in the 10 games!


Thursday, July 16, 2009


Buckeyes 3, Rhinos 2

Games were played at the Buckeye Dome.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Warpigs 1, Rhinos 0

The Pig/Rhino series was halted after one game today due to a hightened frustration level with Netplay. Now, I may be wrong, but I think having the game on a flash drive might not be the way to go. If losing your game when the drive goes bad (as happened to me earlier) wasn't bad enough, it also slows down the game and is probably responsible for some (but not all) of the snags.

The FungoRhino manager (Fungino?) was probably even more frustrated today, as the Pigs won 17-1. By the end of the 5th inning, three Pig batters were within one hit each of the cycle. None of them achieved that elusive cycle, but Chipper Jones finished 4-5 with two doubles and a triple, Jason Bay was 5-5 with two doubles and a homer, and Stephen Drew was 5-5 with two doubles and two homers. Combined, the three batters scored 10 runs and knocked in 11. Drew knocked in 6 of those. Rich Harden allowed 1 hit over 5 shutout innings for the win.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


CMs for games that can't or won't be played FTF or via Netplay should have been sent out by now.

Based on earlier emails and reports since then, all I know for sure is that the Zaps owe me a CM. I believe the Snakes are waiting on a Zap CM as well. Also, the Tweeners need to send a CM to the Wahoos and the Nads need to send one to the Snakes. I think the Bees and got theirs taken care of.

Let me know if there are any you are still missing.


Warpigs 2, Killer Bees 1

At the BallPork...

July 3 - Pigs win 7-1
Albert Pujols and Manny Ramirez both hit 3-run homers. Rich Harden struck out 11 in 7 innings for the win.

July 4 - Pigs win 4-3
Cliff Lee and Joakim Soria combine for the win. Mark Teixeira and Ian Stewart homer for the Bees.

July 5 - Bees win 6-2
Teixeira homered and drove in 3 runs. Justin Verlander got the win.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Nad Cheerleaders

I found this picture of the Nad cheerleaders. I also added it to the Nad team page on Enjoy and GO NADS!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Lots of action in Nashville this weekend. Here are the results and the game stories.

Sidewinders 7, Killer Bees 7
Tweeners 8, Sidewinders 6
Killer Bees 2, Tweeners 1

From the Tweeners...

Tweeners, Snakes, and Bees converge on Nashville for the annual visit from the Fungoes. Unfortunately, the Fungoes were unable to attend, so the Tweeners and Snakes rattled the dice for 14 games. Some highlights worth noting:

We started with an extra inning game. Tweeners led 9 to 5 going to the bottom of the 8th, but Snakes score 4 in the 8th and one in the 10th to win 10-9. Tweeners get "Peavied" in game 2, hit into 4 DP's, and lose 4-2. Snakes' bats then go silent as Tweeners then reel off 6 straight wins, starting with a Jonathan Sanchez dice masterpiece at the same time he was no-hitting the Padres in real life. Tweeners post victories by scores of 2-0, 2-1, 5-3, 2-1, 4-2, and 5-4. Snakes break the skid with a 3-2 win, Tweeners win the 10th game 7-5, then Snakes win 3 straight 8-2, 10-3, and 1-0. We finished with a classic 16 inning affair, as Cody Ross doubles home the tying run in the bottom of the 9th, and we wearily roll extra inning after extra inning hoping someone will score. Snakes finally break through with a run in the top of the 16th, but Ross homers to tie it much to the angst of all concerned. Mercifully, Mark Reynolds then drew a walk, and with 2 outs he scored from 1st on a Brian Roberts double (1 to 11 safe chance). With September rosters, Tweeners use every available player except Clayton Richard to win 6-5 and capture the season series vs. the Snakes.

From the Snakeman...
Hoping for a Music City Massacre, the snakes left with a Nashville Flop.
We split 14 with the bees and we win only 6 of 14 against the Tweeners. The tweener series was bookended by 2 extra inning games. The first game went 14 and we won. Trying for a split in game 14, we were up one going into the bottom of the 16th and the Tweeners rally for two and the win.
Snakes suck.....

More from the Tweeners...

Tweeners spend the better part of the weekend at the Bee Hive (or is it the Nest), and manage to find time to play 3 computer games with the host. In the 5/12/09 game, Willie Harris cracked 2 homeruns at Bee's Nest where the PHILLIP Killer Bees
beat the NORM TWEENERS by the score of 7 to 6.

PHILLIP erupted with the game winning runs in the 8th inning scoring 2 runs
using 2 hits. Ian Stewart started the inning off right when he laced a
single. Aaron Miles stepped up to the plate and he cracked a two-run shot
(his 3rd of the season). Robinson Cano then reached on an error. Skip
Schumaker dug into the batters box next, but he struck out. Miguel Tejada
got his chance to keep things going, but he went down on strikes. Harris was
a strikeout victim, unable to help out. Both teams finished the game with 8

The win went to B.J. Ryan(1-1) who allowed no runs in 1 inning. Kerry Wood
earned his 2nd save. Justin Masterson(2-5) was the loser in relief. He
pitched 1/3 of an inning allowing 2 hits and no walks.

'Thankfully we got ourselves a win', Ryan said. 'It's great to be back on the
winning side of things.'

In game 2, Mark Teixeira had 2 base hits as the PHILLIP Killer Bees beat the hapless NORM
TWEENERS by a score of 3 to 2.

PHILLIP set the tone of the game in the first inning scoring one runner. NORM
had a chance to come back in the 9th but they came up short.

The win went to Justin Verlander(3-0) who allowed 2 runs in 8 innings.
Robinson Tejeda recorded his 2nd save. Roy Oswalt(6-12) took the loss. He
gave up 3 runs and 5 hits in 7 innings.

Must Hal continually refer to the Tweeners as "hapless"?

In a tight game 3 it was the NORM TWEENERS 4, the PHILLIP Killer Bees 2 at Bee's

Joe Blanton(5-12) had a fairly solid outing. He went 5 innings allowing 5
hits and 4 walks. NORM rapped out 9 hits for the afternoon.

Blanton got help from Francisco Cordero who was credited with his 7th save.
Chad Billingsley(0-2) was given the loss. He pitched 7 and 2/3 innings
giving up 7 hits and 3 walks.

Tweeners 1, Wahoos 1

From the Tweeners...
Tweeners take the 8/9/09 game 7-5 in 12 innings. We close a 3 run deficit with 2 in the 7th and 1 in the 9th, then Soriano hits a 2-run walk-off homer in the 12th. In game 2, Gil Meche and Roy Oswalt treated the NORM fans to a fine pitching
duel at Tweeners. The GARTH WAHOOS eventually emerged as victors over the
hapless NORM TWEENERS by the score of 3 to 1.

GARTH claimed the early lead in the first inning scoring 2 runs utilizing 2
base hits. Dustin Pedroia kicked off the action when he drew a walk. Johnny
Damon next to the plate and he lined a single. Aramis Ramirez then lashed a
single. Milton Bradley followed and he would hit into a force play. That
was all the offense they were to need. Neither team managed to score after
the 4th inning.

Taylor Buchholz gained credit for the save.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Wahoos 7, Inmates 1

The Wahoos break out of their slump and leap back into the wild card picture, moving ahead of the SuperGoofs and into 3rd in the BUD.

Inmates lose 7 of 8 in netplay against the Chief. Nothing good happened on this end. Garth will show horrible stat discrepancy in his report.


From the Chief...
Wahoos win 7 of 8 in a saturday afternoon netplay series.
W 6-3
W 7-5 (despite ph slam from carlos guillen)
W 5-4
W 5-3
W 12-2
L 10-4
W 12-0 (4 hits, 4 errors for Inmates)
W 6-1

Buckeyes 4, Killer Bees 1

From the Buckeyes...
Things only go slightly better for the Bees in the 5 at Buckeyes.
Buckeyes take 4 out of 5.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Warpigs 3, Drillers 2

Both teams had trouble scoring. Both teams lowered their winning percentage.

4/28 - Pigs win 3-2 - The Pigs rallied in the bottom of the 9th against Joe Nathan, scoring 2 runs for the win. With one run already in to tie the game, Curtis Granderson just missed a walk off grand slam. The ball didn't leave the yard, but with the drawn in outfield, it was good enough for a game winning single.

4/29 - Drillers win 7-5 - The Drillers pounded 5 home runs, 4 of them off of Cliff Lee, including back-to-back-to-back jacks by Ty Wiggington, Carlos Lee, and Vladimir Guerrero. A 9th inning rally brought the Pigs close, but a tired Joe Nathan got out of the jam.

6/10 - Drillers win 3-1 - The Drillers won despite getting only 3 hits. The big hit was a 2-out, bases loaded double in the first inning by Carlos Lee (on a friggin double 1-4, flyout!) James Shields threw 6 innings of shutout ball for the win. Chipper Jones broke up the shutout with a home run off of Scott Linebrink in the 8th.

6/11 - Pigs win 7-0 - In the 5th inning of a scoreless game, the Driller Dude intentionally walked Chris Dickerson with 2 outs to get to Albert Pujols. Albert then hit a 748 ft home run to dead center and ran the bases wagging his finger at the Driller dugout. Chipper Jones then added a homer of his own on the next pitch. Justin Duchscherer and two relievers combined on the 3-hit shutout.

6/12 - Pigs win 4-0 - Jesse Litsch and two relievers combined for a 2-hit shutout, running the Driller scoreless streak to 20 innings. The Pigs stole 4 bases for the second game in a row. The Drillers had only 8 hits in the 3-game homestand as neither team could do much against the other team's pitchers.

DVs 3, Wahoos 1

From the DVs...
DVs take 3 of 4 from the hard luck Wahoos- first 3 were extra inning affairs - DVs won 2 of the 3. Last game was a comfortable DV win behind Derek Lowe.
'Hoos may be the best sub-.500 team in NASOMA history (right behind a few DV vintage squads!).

From the Chief...
I don't understand this. My team is BETTER than his team. We score more runs. We hit more homers. I make ALL the right managerial moves. I just don't get it.

(editor's note: I didn't actually have a quote from the Chief, so I borrowed one from the archives of The HEAD INMATE.)

Rhinos 5, Killer Bees 0

Buckeyes 5, Killer Bees 0

All of these games were played at The Hive as a prelude to the Nashville Weekend. The Bees refuse to concede the first pick in the draft without a fight.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


DVs 4, Drillers 2

The DVs moved to within 6 games of the Drillers in the NERDD. They also move to within a half game of the 2nd wild card spot.

From the Driller Dude...

Drillers go 2-4 in an old fashioned NETPLAY series without Himachi. Worked fine.

May 12: Asdrubal Cabrera lofted one into the 'cheap seats' and had 3 RBI and Tim Lincecum mowed down 15 BRYAN batters as the SHAWN DRILLERS topped the BRYAN DIAMONDVISION by a score of 4 to 2 at Wrigley Field. Lincecum(5-3) put on a good performance. He didn't give up much, just 8 hits and 3 walks in 8 innings lowering his ERA to 3.71. BRYAN was retired without difficulty in the 9th. Joe Nathan got the save, his 7th. Scott Kazmir(3-4) suffered the loss.Despite losing, he struck out 8 SHAWN batters in 5 innings. 'Everything felt great' Lincecum said. 'I had a good fastball, I felt I could throw it by everybody today.'

May 13: Brian McCann went yard as the BRYAN DIAMONDVISION topped the SHAWN DRILLERS by a score of 7 to 2 at Wrigley Field. BRYAN went ahead for good in the top of the 5th inning plating an isolated run using 2 hits. BRYAN had 11 hits for the game and SHAWN had 7. Roy Halladay(16-3) allowed 2 runs in 8 innings, and picked up the victory. Dan Haren(5-3) was given the loss. He surrendered 4 runs and 7 hits in 6 and 1/3innings.

May 14: Third baseman Joe Inglett had 2 base hits and 2 RBI as the BRYAN DIAMONDVISION defeated the SHAWN DRILLERS by the score of 4 to 3 at Wrigley Field. BRYAN scored 2 runs in the top of the 6th inning. The critical plate appearance was by Inglett who silenced the crowd when he doubled scoring two base runners. SHAWN threatened in the 9th but their rally came up short. Aaron Cook(5-7) picked up the victory, allowing 2 runs in 7 and 1/3 innings.Cook got help from Bobby Jenks who was credited with his 14th save. James Shields(0-4) ended up with the loss. He allowed 4 runs and 6 hits in 8innings. SHAWN's manager was in a contemplative mood after the tough loss, 'It is really hard to lose this kind of a game. It may seem weird to some, but it is easier to take the occasional blow-out loss. It is the ones that just barely get away that hurt so much - like this one!'

June 22: Brian McCann smacked 2 home runs and had 4 RBI at Camden Yards where the BRYAN DIAMONDVISION beat the SHAWN DRILLERS by the score of 8 to 3. McCann made sure the BRYAN fans enjoyed themselves. He cracked a solo home run in the 2nd inning and belted a three-run homer (his 11th of the season) in the 7th inning. Overall BRYAN out-hit SHAWN 9 to 6. Roy Halladay(17-3) went 8 innings allowing 3 runs for the win. The losing pitcher was Tim Lincecum(5-4). He allowed 6 runs and 8 hits in 7 innings.

June 23: Evan Longoria touched them all and had 3 RBI as the SHAWN DRILLERS beat the BRYAN DIAMONDVISION by a score of 7 to 2. Dan Haren(6-3) gave SHAWN a solid outing. He was reached for 4 hits and 2walks in 6 innings improving his ERA from 3.86 to 3.65. SHAWN finished with13 hits while BRYAN ended up with 6. Aaron Cook(5-8) was the loser. He allowed 4 runs and 6 hits in 4 and 1/3innings.

June 24: Magglio Ordonez hit one over the fence at Camden Yards where the BRYAN DIAMONDVISION beat the SHAWN DRILLERS in 10 innings 6 to 4. The score was tied at 4 after nine. BRYAN came out the victor in the 10th inning. After an out was recorded, Ordonez opened up the rally as he singled. Brian McCann came to the plate and cleared the fences for a two-run home run (his 12th of the season) giving BRYAN the victory as 46,778 happy fans celebrated wildly. Both teams ended up with 12 hits on the afternoon. Bobby Jenks(4-5) allowed no runs in 2 innings, and picked up the victory. Joe Nathan(0-2) ended up with the loss in relief. BRYAN now has a record of46-42. SHAWN has a record of 57-40 after the loss.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


Drillers 4, Inmates 1

From the Driller Dude...

Drillers go 4-1 vs Inmates in a CM click off.

April 7: David Bush held the Inmates to 3 hits at Wrigley Field where the Drillers beat the Inmates by the score of 5 to 1. Drillers scored 3 runs in the 4th inning with the help of 5 hits. They ended up being the winning runs. Drillers totaled 11 hits on the afternoon. Bush(6-3) got the victory, allowing 1 run for the game. Brett Myers(0-2)absorbed the loss. He allowed 5 runs and 10 hits in 5 and 2/3 innings.

April 8: Kevin Slowey went 9 strong innings at Wrigley Field as the Drillers came back dramatically to top the Inmates by the score of 3 to 2. Drillers had the winning rally in the bottom of the 9th inning with 3 runs using 3 hits. Jacoby Ellsbury led off the inning for OU when he stroked a single. Ellsbury was safe at second on a stolen base. Two outs later Ryan Ludwick stepped up to the plate and he doubled. Travis Metcalf followed and he cracked a two-run shot (his 5th of the season). Both teams finished the game with 5 hits. Slowey(10-2) got the victory, allowing 2 runs for the game. Jorge Campillo(0-1) was the losing pitcher in relief. He was unable to retire a batter allowing 1 hit and no walks. 'What a game!,' Slowey said afterward. 'When we won it I almost couldn't believe it!'

June 30:James Shields delivered 7 solid innings as the Drillers beat the Inmates by a score of 5 to 1. Inmates never recovered after OU took the lead in the 3rd inning when they scored 2 runs on 2 hits. That was all the offense they were to need. OU had 8 hits for the game and the Inmates had 4. The victory went to Shields(4-10) who went 7 innings, allowing 1 run. Shields was helped out by Hong-Chih Kuo who recorded his 5th save. The loss was charged to Johan Santana(0-1).

July 1: David Bush came through with a solid 6 innings at Wrigley Field as the OU Drillers won in their last at-bat beating the STEVE INMATES by the count of 2 to 1. The game was decided in the bottom of the 9th inning. After an out was recorded, Nick Johnson smacked a single. Travis Metcalf came next and he was hit by a pitch. Evan Longoria then stroked a single making OU the victor and beginning a joyous home town celebration. OU had only 6 hits for the game. The win was credited to Hong-Chih Kuo(2-2) who went 3 innings allowing 1 run.Jorge Campillo(0-2) suffered the loss in relief. He gave up 2 hits and no walks in 1 and 2/3 innings.

July 2: David Murphy had 2 base hits and 2 RBI at Wrigley Field as the Inmates beat the OU Drillers by the count of 3 to 2. Brett Myers(1-2) delivered a fine performance for the Inmates. He allowed 4 hits and 1 walk in 6 innings. Inmates out-hit Drillers for the game, 10 hits to 6. Jorge Campillo was credited with his 1st save. Kevin Slowey(10-3) suffered the loss. 'Thankfully we got ourselves a win', Myers said. 'It's great to be back on the winning side of things.'

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Sending CMs

Based on all the emails I've received, the only cases right now of one team needing a CM from another are the following:
Pigs need CM from Bees
Pigs need CM from Zaps
Snakes need CM from Zaps
Snakes need CM from Nads

I'm sure there are more, with the Nads emailing that he knows he has other CMs to get sent out. Let me know if you are in need of instructions from anyone.

Rather than handing out demerits right now, I'm going to delay the deadline until the All Star Game - unless the consensus is that that would be breaking the rules. Get your stuff taken care of. I know we all go through busy, overwhelming times every once in awhile... but you've had since the middle of March to get this taken care of.

Saturday, July 04, 2009


Inmates 3, Drillers 2


Inmates take 3 of 5 from Drillers in CM games at the Baptist Bowl.

May 20: Inmates 7, Drillers 6 Walk-off single by David Murphy in bottom of 9th seals the deal for the 850 lethargic fans.

May 21: Inmates 3, Drillers 1 Floyd takes shutout into 9th, Howard and Ankiel both tater. All 127 fans were apathetic.

May 22: Inmates 6, Drillers 5 (10 innings) Dunn taters 3 times, Ankiel hits walk-off single.

August 15: Drillers 11, Inmates 4 Back to the same-old-shit for the Beakless Chicken Gang. Jeter leads off the game with a 692 foot homer into Lake Superior and the Drillers never look back. The 146 Inmate faithful rioted after Myers gave up three orbital blasts in the 1st inning.

August 16: Drillers 13, Inmates 2 Campillo enters a reasonably competitive game in the 6th and self-immolates by giving up 7 hits and 5 runs in 2/3 of an inning. Drillers bitch-slap the Inmate staff for 19 hits.

Inmates now 23-37.

Sidewinders 4, SuperGoofs 1

The Snakes vault into first in the AWD while the Goofs continue their fall, dropping under .500.

From the Snakeman...
Game 1 Jimenez bests Volquez 4-1. The teams combined for 7 hits.
Game 2 Snakes win 7-1. Lester gets the win.DeRosa and Beltran homer. Guthrie takes the loss.
Game 3 Snakes win 11-2. Goof reliever Shawn Marshall gives up 5 hits without recording an out. Wright homers twice for the SSWs and Phillips homers for the SGs.
Game 4 Zambrano and Howell shut out the SuperGoofs 1-0 on the "strength" of Jack Wilson's GIDP. (The Oilers are in heaven with his pencil writing "No RBI - 1")
Game 5 The SGs win the second game of the DH 6-5.Marcum goes 8 for the win and Mike Adams gets the save. Matt Joyce homers for the SGs.
Happy Independence Day to all. Without we would have a strato Cricket league......

Independence Day Celebration

The Inmates held a beauty contest during the July 4th weekend series at the Baptist Bowl. The winner, pictured here, wins a date with The HEAD INMATE.

Friday, July 03, 2009


Rhinos 5, Inmates 0

Inmates continue to suck, getting blown out in 5 straight by the surrogate Rhinos. Last game was close, with Impotentmates losing on 3-run walk-off tater in bottom of the 11th, 9-6.


4/19 - Rhinos win 7-4. Rhinos score 5 in the first off of Javier Vazquez.

4/20 - Rhinos win 6-3. ARod went 3-4 with a homer.

4/21 - Rhinos win 11-3. Johan Santana gets blistered for 9 runs in 4 innings.

7/15 - Rhinos win 12-4. Hanley Ramirez went 3-3 with 5 RBI. Matt Garza threw 6 shutout innings. Vazquez again gave up 5 runs in the first inning. His pregame ritual of getting soused on Tequila, while colorful and interesting, is not appearing to help him much.

7/16 - Rhinos win 9-6 in 11 innings. The Inmates rallied to tie the game in the top of the 9th, but Placido Polanco hit a walk off 3-run homer in the 11th.

The Rhinos hit .361 for the series, with ARod (.563), Polanco (.545), Ethier (.500), Votto (.471), and H.Ramirez (.429) all hitting over .400.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Standings Update 7/1/09

The run for the playoffs looks like this: the Warpigs, Buckeyes, and Drillers are pulling away in their respective divisions. The Zaps and Snakes are battling it out for the AWD. The race for the two wild card spots is between 6 teams: The Zap/Snake runner up, the DVs and Fungoes in the NERDD, and all three of the BUD teams trailing the Pigs.

The Wild Card Standings:
1. Rhinos 49-44
2. Sidewinders 42-38 0.5 game back
3. DVs 44-41 1.0 game back
4. SuperGoofs 49-48 2.0 games back
5. Wahoos 38-40 3.5 games back
6. Fungoes 36-40 4.5 games back

It looks like we will have our first demerits of the season. Unless I get some results in the next hour, the following demerits will be assigned:
Inmates 2 demerits (for being more than 20 games behind)
Killer Bees 1 demerit

Here are the current standings:
B.U.D. W L % GB
Remaining Games Last Update
Warpigs 68 23 .747 --
71 7/1/09
Rhinos 49 44 .527 20.0
69 7/1/09
SuperGoofs 49 48 .505 22.0
65 7/1/09
Wahoos 38 40 .487 23.5
84 7/1/09
M.F.D. W L % GB

Buckeyes 59 37 .615 --
66 6/18/09
Nads 42 52 .447 16.0
68 6/30/09
Inmates 20 30 .400 16.0
112 5/31/09
Mavs 49 61 .445 17.0
52 6/27/09
A.W.D. W L % GB

Pastas 42 36 .538 --
84 5/17/09
Sidewinders 42 38 .525 1.0
82 6/29/09
Killer Bees 28 34 .452 6.0
100 6/27/09
Tweeners 24 54 .308 18.0
84 6/23/09
N.E.R.D.D. W L % GB

Drillers 49 32 .605 --
81 6/15/09
DVs 44 41 .518 7.0
77 6/23/09
Fungoes 36 40 .474 10.5
86 6/30/09
FFTs 46 75 .380 23.0
41 6/30/09


Warpigs 9, SuperGoofs 1

5/12 - Pigs win 9-2 - Chipper Jones goes 3-3 with 2 homers and 6 RBI. Cliff Lee goes 9 for the win.

5/13 - Pigs win 8-2 - Curtis Granderson had a single, double, and triple in 5 at bats while driving in 3. Rich Harden struck out 14 in 8 innings.

5/14 - Goofs win 7-1 - Xavier Nady went 3-5 with a homer. Jeremy Guthrie threw a complete game for the Goofs, and only lost the shutout in the 9th on an Albert Pujols homer. Ervin Santana gets pounded again.

6/22 - Pigs win 12-5 - The game was 5-5 until the Pigs' 7-run 7th inning. Casey Blake drove in 4 for the Goofs. Granderson drove in 3.

6/23 - Pigs win 7-2 - Justin Duchscherer went 7 innings allowing only 4 hits. Jason Bay and Ryan Doumit homered for the Pigs.

6/24 - Pigs win 4-1 - A rare good start by Ervin Santana is coupled with a double and triple from Chris Dickerson in the win.

8/5 - Pigs win 9-1 - Jesse Litsch allowed only 3 hits in 8 innings. Rafael Furcal went 3-3, Pujols and Granderson each hit two doubles, and Jason Bay homered. The Pigs scored 5 runs in the 1st.

8/6 - Pigs win 9-0 - Ervin Santana followed up his earlier good start with a great one. He allowed only 4 hits and a walk in the complete game victory. He struck out 10. Ryan Doumit hit a grand slam in the 6-run 7th inning, breaking open a close game.

8/7 - Pigs win 8-4 - Pujols homered twice in the win. Duchscherer went 5.2 innings for the win.

8/8 - Pigs win 5-2 - Cliff Lee gave up a 2-run homer in the 1st to Carlos Quentin, but then settled down for the win.

Rhinos 4, Wahoos 3

6/22 Wahoos win 12-1. A 7-run first turns this one into a laugher. Dustin Pedroia goes 4-6 with 2 homers. Cole Hamels goes 9 for the win.

6/23 Wahoos win 3-2 in 10 innings. An A-Rod homer ties it in the 8th, but the Wahoos prevail in 10.

6/24 Rhinos win 7-3. A-Rod, Hanley Ramirez, and Yadier Molina homer to back Matt Garza for the win.

9/21 Rhinos win 3-0. Ben Sheets and two relievers combine for a 2-hit shutout.

9/22 Rhinos win 3-2 in 10 innings. Yadier Molina knocks in the winning run in the 10th.

9/23 Rhinos win 9-8. The Wahoos scored 6 runs in the top of the first, but before the 2nd inning was over, A-Rod had homered twice and the Rhinos had taken the lead.

9/24 Wahoos win 9-8. The Wahoos again have a big first inning and again blow a big lead. But this time, thanks to 8th inning homers by Kevin Youkilis and Justin Morneau, the Wahoos pull one out.