Tuesday, July 19, 2011

High-5's all around!

Some Famous Baseball Quotes That Fit The Ocassion!!!

"There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens."
– Tommy Lasorda
"Grantland Rice, the great sportswriter once said, 'It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.' Well Grantland Rice can go to hell as far as I'm concerned."
- Gene Autry
"You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time."
- Jim Bouton in Ball Four
"I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball."
- Pete Rose
"One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something."
- Nolan Ryan, Hall of Fame Pitcher

Go Dazzlers!!!

Dazzlers 10, Italian Suede 9...read all about it!

Extra Inning Classic - Fabulous Finsbury Park - 18 July 2011 

Italian Suede 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 - 9
Finsbury Dazzlers 0 1 3 2 0 2 0 2 - 10

Check out the longest match report in history from Simon's email  :)

Dazzlers 14 @ Secret Agents 6 - Report

Secret A 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 = 6
Dazzlers 0 3 5 2 0 2 2 =
Dazzlers last night completed the sweep of Secret Agents to gain a massive advantage in the battle to avoid the drop in to the Minors and set up a late-season push for a top half finish with 5 games to go. Another, ahem, dazzling batting performance against the Agents sealed a double over the I's and also helped to record our first ever victory at Battersea Ironside. The defence was again hot but Dazzler fans would have been heartened to see the offence really click in to gear following a tough season with the bat that has plagued us all summer. Indeed, everyone registered at least one hit and we went 25-42 on a night of much pride for the red & whites.
The game had started indifferently for Dazzlers with Amy's late inclusion on the DL meaning a raft of switches to the line-up, but nobody panicked and we took to the field with high hopes. Not even our top order floundering with the bat in the 1st could rattle the Dazzlers. Instead, from there on in we put on a softball exhibition of zero errors and exemplary teamwork to bring home the bacon when it mattered. The tempo on the sidelines when we were batting and on the diamond when we were fielding was was high all night, which shook the Agents, who just could not get 2 batters in a row on base until the 6th inning, but they were chasing shadows by then. For a change Dazzlers hardly left anyone on base and pretty much made the most of all scoring opportunites, registering no less than 5 multiple-run innings to post a comprehensive 8-run victory that was the catalyst for an improptu alcoholic picnic party in the Earlsfield sunshine that went on long in to the night!

Dazzlers 7, Comers 12 - Report

Comers H 1 2 2 3 0 3 1 = 12
Dazzlers 0 3 0 2 1 1 0 = 7

Just when Dazzlers were building up a good head of steam in the Majors, the Red&White train was temporarily de-railed after a bruising encounter with the Machine that is Comers Homers. A real good game of softball ended in a 5 run defeat as we huffed and we puffed but we couldn't quite blow the Comers door down! It was one of them evenings when we showed good batting potential in every inning but we never really gelled it all together in one inning for a game-winning biggie. We certainly had our chances, we left a lot of runners on base, and let the oppo score a few too many when we had them 2 out early in several innings. C'est la vie, Comers are a very good side and are top of the division for a reason, but for the second time this season, we showed we can compete with them, gave them a good game and a fair few hairy moments all evening, especially at 3-3 and 8-6 when all the momentum was with us and they had to dig deep, like a softballing Rafael
 Nadal against our Andy Murray!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

George has always had a fear of heart-shaped straws