The six o’clock opening game of the season featured the return, after a year off, of the Quarrymen/women of Blue Mountain Stone versus the Stonebridge Farmers. The Rock Cutters looked like they never missed a beat as they chiseled out a 16 to 6 win against the Sod Busters. Head Farmer John Martin was philosophical about the result saying, “From the seeds of early season defeats, are sown the fruits (and vegetables) of glorious victory.” He sure does talk pretty!
Those bawdy Hooligans wound up on the short end of a 19 to 7 melee with the Chamber Rockers in the seven o’clock game. The Hoolies softened the sting of the disappointing loss with a “party” in the bleachers before, during, and after the game (which may have had an influence on the final outcome). The ever-sartorial Rocker shortstop Dan Siddall, after enjoying a fine night at the plate and in the field, tipped his cap to the crowd and said, “That’s what I’m talkin’ about!”
The McHeaters and a new entry into the league, the Paddy Wackers, squared off in the third game of the evening. This one too was, shall we say, a little one-sided (first game decided by 10 runs; second by 12). The Wackers punished the Heat to the tune of an 18 to 5 spanking (13 runs this time, I’m sensing a trend here). The victorious Paddy Wackers, as they jubilantly exited the playing field, vowed that they would not be outdone, on or off the field, by the Hooligans! I sense a bitter rivalry brewing here.
And speaking of rivalries, the final game of the night saw the Natural Disasters face-off against their nemesis from last fall, the Shake N Bake team. The bad blood was flowing, as the Master of Disaster, captain Chris Cope, would not allow his troops to take their spikes off the collective neck of their rival. When it was time to turn out the lights (both literally and figuratively) the final tally was 34 to 5 in favor of the Disasters! What happened to the mercy rule?!!
The action returns to Bohn Park next Monday night at 6 p.m. Bring the whole family down for some great entertainment. Trust me, it has to be better than either a BOT or PCDC meeting at Town Hall.