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Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 28, 2011 Primate Softball Extravaganza

When: May 28th from 12 - 4 pm. Where: New York, New York, Central Park, Field #8 in the Great North Meadow, roughly even with 100th street. This party is opened up to the Primate masses! There are maps of field locations at the Central Park website. Anyone is welcome, and there’s no cost. Talent and playing ability are optional. Check out the Forum thread to find out which handsome, magnetic Primates are playing

Dan Szymborski Posted: May 26, 2011 at 07:52 PM | 217 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dan Szymborski Posted: May 26, 2011 at 08:16 PM (#3838624)
Bump.
   2. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 26, 2011 at 08:17 PM (#3838628)
I regret that I can't be there in person, but I'll be there in spirit - playing a tournament in SF.
Have fun, everybody, and don't get hurt!
   3. PreservedFish Posted: May 26, 2011 at 08:23 PM (#3838636)
The real question I want to know is, how many people will furtively stroll by the field and make a quick mental calculation on whether or not they will announce their identity, based on the fatness, pastiness, and embarrassing fashion sense of the competitors?

This would be my plan if I were in NYC.
   4. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 26, 2011 at 08:24 PM (#3838639)
Come and bask in my glowing perfection! Seriously, whatever you're doing it sucks compared to softball in Central Park on a balmy pre-summer day. Plus I want to see you know-it-alls throw a baseball.
   5. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 26, 2011 at 08:26 PM (#3838645)
The real question I want to know is, how many people will furtively stroll by the field and make a quick mental calculation on whether or not they will announce their identity, based on the fatness, pastiness, and embarrassing fashion sense of the competitors?

Would you believe me if I told you we're actually a svelte, good looking bunch? I'm wearing my stegosaurus shirt so I won't claim any fashion sense, though. And Lassus is bringing choral singers. How can anyone not go to this? Shooty, choral singers and Ray!
   6. Go-Kart Mozart Posted: May 26, 2011 at 08:27 PM (#3838647)
have fun everyone...if anyone does this in chicago, i'll be there :)
   7. PreservedFish Posted: May 26, 2011 at 08:29 PM (#3838653)
I'm wearing my stegosaurus shirt so I won't claim any fashion sense, though.


I have a brontosaurus shirt.

Badass!
   8. Lassus Posted: May 26, 2011 at 08:31 PM (#3838657)
I'm really hoping the banner gets some lurkers to show up. Isn't the internet infinite?
   9. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 26, 2011 at 08:31 PM (#3838658)
I have a brontosaurus shirt.

I say this unironically, but I'm envious of that shirt. I want it!

edit: Though of course real dinosaur freaks know the proper name is Apatosaurus.
   10. PreservedFish Posted: May 26, 2011 at 08:34 PM (#3838663)
edit: Though of course real dinosaur freaks know the proper name is Apatosaurus.

When I found out that brontosauri were not real, it just made me an even bigger fan.
   11. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 26, 2011 at 08:38 PM (#3838670)
When I found out that brontosauri were not real, it just made me an even bigger fan.

I've never actually ehard anyone say Apatosaurus, but then I'm the only dinosaur freak over the age of 5 I know.

But we digress! Play softball you jokers!
   12. base ball chick Posted: May 26, 2011 at 08:52 PM (#3838693)
well there boyz

you would need SOMEbody who is curvy, not lumpy/bumpy. who is not pasty, buy glows like heavy cream with a few tablespoons of chocolate. you would ALSO need someone who can, you know, like catch and throw and is sober enuf to remember ball/strike/outs/score - stuff like that

but unfortunately, i gots NO money and SOMEbody around here gots to cook and keep kidz out of trouble. and i gotta work too

youse guys have fun and somebody had best take LOTS of pics. especially of shooty. cuz i really wanna know if it's true if he DON'T got the gut to go shirtless in public
   13. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 26, 2011 at 08:52 PM (#3838694)
Would you believe me if I told you we're actually a svelte, good looking bunch? I'm wearing my stegosaurus shirt so I won't claim any fashion sense, though. And Lassus is bringing choral singers. How can anyone not go to this? Shooty, choral singers and Ray!

Wait, I know this has come up before, but which chorus?
   14. Lassus Posted: May 26, 2011 at 08:56 PM (#3838700)
Wait, I know this has come up before, but which chorus?

The big one. St. Thomas.


Shooty, choral singers and Ray!

You are only allowed to refer to yourself in the third person at the game, ala Rickey, and only as Shooty. Especially if your girl is there.
   15. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:03 PM (#3838709)
I won't be there but have fun everyone.

I do find it amusing that one of the most frequent posters on the soccer thread is organizing this thing to take place during the UEFA Champions League final.
   16. UCCF Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:09 PM (#3838718)
have fun everyone...if anyone does this in chicago, i'll be there :)

Don't know if there's enough of a Bay Area primate population to pull this off, but I'd play a game in SF.
   17. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:16 PM (#3838727)
I do find it amusing that one of the most frequent posters on the soccer thread is organizing this thing to take place during the UEFA Champions League final.

Well, I was worried Tottenham would make it to the final...
   18. ursus arctos Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:19 PM (#3838731)
Wait a minute. Lassus signs at St. Thomas?

I'm genuinely impressed.
   19. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:20 PM (#3838736)
Wait a minute. Lassus signs at St. Thomas?

I'm genuinely impressed.


The man calls himself Lassus for a reason.

Now...play softball!
   20. Lassus Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:20 PM (#3838738)
Wait a minute. Lassus signs at St. Thomas?

Ugh. I knew I should have clarified that. No. I'm good, but not THAT good. Blah. Um, I'm close? I had a great audition? Sigh.

Anyhow, as a member of the semi-pro singers in town, I know many of them quite well.
   21. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:22 PM (#3838740)
Don't know if there's enough of a Bay Area primate population to pull this off, but I'd play a game in SF.

That makes two of us.
Primate Softball: U.S. Tour 2011.
Make this happen, people!
   22. JE (Jason) Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:26 PM (#3838749)
No can do this weekend. :( I realize that permits are difficult to come by, but how about a second game in either August or September?
   23. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:27 PM (#3838750)
That makes two of us.
Primate Softball: U.S. Tour 2011.
Make this happen, people!


Damn it, New York first. I've got more people committing to games that don't exist in mythical places than a real actual game Saturday in this thread. Play softball. Come see just how adorable Team and Black is! See RB in NYC in a wet t-shirt! Doris from Rego Park will be there! Not THE Doris, but A Doris. That's pretty good.
   24. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:31 PM (#3838757)
No can do this weekend. :( I realize that permits are difficult to come by, but how about a second game in either August or September?

I will play whenever, but I've done such a poor job orgainzing this game I think someone else should take the reins.
   25. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:32 PM (#3838759)
I want to see pictures in order to chart the correlation between conservatism and corpulence.
   26. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:32 PM (#3838761)
Come see just how adorable Tea[l] and Black is!


I'm a friggin' male model*.


*Of badassitude!
   27. ursus arctos Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:35 PM (#3838765)
Lassus, I'm still impressed.
   28. RobsAlterEgo Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:40 PM (#3838773)
As a long-time lurker, I am seriously considering attending this. I just hope Shooty isn't setting everyone up for another Forever Alone type prank:

http://www.viceland.com/wp/2011/05/forever-alone-involuntary-flashmob/
   29. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:40 PM (#3838774)
Impressed enough to want to meet the man himself at a softball game? Huh? Come on ursus, Barca is going to win a walk, the real drama is whether I damage my groin or not.

I'm playing centerfield, by the way. The rest of you can just stuff it if you don't like it.
   30. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:42 PM (#3838776)
As a long-time lurker, I am seriously considering attending this. I just hope Shooty isn't setting everyone up for another <A >Forever Alone 4Chan Prank</A>

I promise on the life of my cats and the gods of beer I will be there at 11:45 am. I will be wearing a stegosaurus baseball shirt and a blue Tottenham baseball cap. This is happening people.
   31. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:51 PM (#3838783)
Shooty, I am interested in playing softball this weekend. Might you recommend a good crowd and/or destination?
   32. Lassus Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:52 PM (#3838786)
Shooty promises on the life of his cats and the gods of beer he will be there at 11:45 am. Shooty will be wearing a stegosaurus baseball shirt and a blue Tottenham baseball cap.

See, that's way better.
   33. Lassus Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:57 PM (#3838791)
As a long-time lurker, I am seriously considering attending this.

Woohoo! This is going to work.
   34. ChuckO Posted: May 26, 2011 at 09:58 PM (#3838793)
I wish I lived in NY so I could see this game. I could use a good laugh! :-)
   35. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 26, 2011 at 10:02 PM (#3838797)
Wait a minute. Lassus signs at St. Thomas?

I'm genuinely impressed.


In addition to the autographs, he sings there also.

And I've heard him. He's damned good. We'd have him open up the proceedings with Take Me Out To The Ballgame if it weren't the worst song ever written.
   36. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 26, 2011 at 10:04 PM (#3838798)
As a long-time lurker, I am seriously considering attending this.


Come on down. The more the merrier. Shooty has hired a photographer as well. She normally does weddings.
   37. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 26, 2011 at 10:08 PM (#3838801)
By the way, I'd like to open up as one of the pitchers. Once I prove I can do something right in the field, I'll move to another position, at which point all bets will be off.
   38. PreservedFish Posted: May 26, 2011 at 10:10 PM (#3838804)
Have you hired a statistician?
   39. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 26, 2011 at 10:15 PM (#3838806)
No, but we will have John Sterling on hand to call the game. He needed some prep for his next gig.
   40. Zipperholes Posted: May 26, 2011 at 10:17 PM (#3838807)
I'm planning to be out of town this weekend, but would definitely be interested in any future games.
   41. It's a shame about Athletic Supporter Posted: May 26, 2011 at 10:33 PM (#3838820)
Don't know if there's enough of a Bay Area primate population to pull this off, but I'd play a game in SF.

That makes two of us.
Primate Softball: U.S. Tour 2011.
Make this happen, people!


Three!
   42. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 26, 2011 at 10:39 PM (#3838825)
Three!

W00t!
Where's Eddie Feigner, now that we need him?
   43. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: May 26, 2011 at 10:47 PM (#3838830)
You are only allowed to refer to yourself in the third person at the game, ala Rickey


If I could stay the weekend I'd totally refer to myself as "The Insufferable Prick" all day. "Did you see how The Insufferable Prick roped that ball to leftfield, nerds!?"

Alas, I must attend a wedding in Atlanta this weekend.
   44. Lassus Posted: May 26, 2011 at 10:58 PM (#3838840)
I'm not sure what days you're back, but to further show you what you are missing, Titus is playing in the city on June 7.
   45. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 26, 2011 at 10:59 PM (#3838842)
Unfortunately I'm not fully recovered from my many surgeries. If I had to beat out a hit, I'd probably rupture something.

Have fun!
   46. SouthSideRyan Posted: May 26, 2011 at 11:07 PM (#3838848)
Chicago should do a real softball game without sissy gloves.
   47. UCCF Posted: May 26, 2011 at 11:27 PM (#3838860)
Chicago should do a real softball game without sissy gloves.

Will you be using the standard oversized Chicagoland softball?
   48. SouthSideRyan Posted: May 26, 2011 at 11:34 PM (#3838864)
Well, yeah, I wouldn't want a broken finger.
   49. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: May 26, 2011 at 11:35 PM (#3838865)
We always need an ump, snapps.
   50. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: May 27, 2011 at 12:01 AM (#3838875)
That pitch was not in accordance with Augustine's Meditations! BALL!
   51. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 12:13 AM (#3838882)
I'll be playing softball that day, but in Seattle.

Godspeed, brethren.
   52. JE (Jason) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 12:16 AM (#3838884)
What kind of ball will be used? I grew up with the Clincher, but discovered upon moving to DC 20 years ago that no one native to this area had ever seen one, let alone used it in a game. Come to think of it, that's still the case.
   53. Steve Treder Posted: May 27, 2011 at 12:17 AM (#3838885)
Don't know if there's enough of a Bay Area primate population to pull this off, but I'd play a game in SF.

That makes two of us.


Three!

Four!

One time Flynn, Traderdave, Adam S., and I believe a couple more of us played a bit of whiffleball in the Oakland Coliseum parking lot. But full-on softball on, you know, a grass-and-dirt field would be awesome. Who's going to organize it?
   54. Steve Treder Posted: May 27, 2011 at 12:18 AM (#3838887)
That pitch was not in accordance with Augustine's Meditations! BALL!

rdf
   55. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 12:29 AM (#3838891)
We always need an ump, snapps.

I think enough people here already hate me.

I'm still up for a beer or six next week though.
   56. Steve Treder Posted: May 27, 2011 at 12:33 AM (#3838893)
I think enough people here already hate me.

Dude, we love you. You're our resident Orthodox Catholic. It's cool.
   57. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: May 27, 2011 at 12:34 AM (#3838894)
I'm in town again nezt week. Dare the Snapper venture out again?
   58. phredbird Posted: May 27, 2011 at 12:39 AM (#3838898)
Don't know if there's enough of a Bay Area primate population to pull this off, but I'd play a game in SF.

That makes two of us.


Three!

Four!

One time Flynn, Traderdave, Adam S., and I believe a couple more of us played a bit of whiffleball in the Oakland Coliseum parking lot.


i was there. steve, i don't remember meeting you. anyway, i'd be up for that. any excuse to run up to sf for the weekend. or ... if anybody wants to try to set up an LA game, i'd be happy to suggest a venue, bring a cooler, etc.

sorry shooty, look what you've started.
   59. Bourbon Samurai Posted: May 27, 2011 at 01:00 AM (#3838909)
I will be at the Nats Padres game in DC. I will try to be extra drunk, in honor of this.
   60. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 02:10 AM (#3838937)
Having never played in Central Park, are there fences? 250ft? 300? I have to say a no fence softball game is kind of a buzz kill, as OFs get a total workout. Can't pay too deep, can't play too shallow. I hope you guys are in shape.
   61. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 02:29 AM (#3838953)
I have to say a no fence softball game is kind of a buzz kill, as OFs get a total workout. Can't pay too deep, can't play too shallow. I hope you guys are in shape.


Well, no, not really.

It depends on whether you limit the ball, the arc, and the bats.

If you don't limit the ball and bats, you limit the game through the arc and the fences and number of homeruns allowed.

If you don't limit the arc, the fences, and the homeruns, you limit the ball and the bats.

It's really quite simple, and I've played ASA, NSA and USSSA.
   62. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 02:35 AM (#3838959)
i was there. steve, i don't remember meeting you. anyway, i'd be up for that. any excuse to run up to sf for the weekend. or ... if anybody wants to try to set up an LA game, i'd be happy to suggest a venue, bring a cooler, etc.


Seconded ... in *either* direction!

[edit] Although ... since it doesn't seem possible to set up a California BBTF meeting at a game, either North *OR* South, I don't have much hope for anthing resembling an active show of effort ...
   63. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 02:41 AM (#3838964)
It depends on whether you limit the ball, the arc, and the bats.

If you don't limit the ball and bats, you limit the game through the arc and the fences and number of homeruns allowed.

If you don't limit the arc, the fences, and the homeruns, you limit the ball and the bats.

It's really quite simple, and I've played ASA, NSA and USSSA.


agree, agree, agree. Perhaps I'm mistaken, but my vision of this game is not one of which will be checking bats, balls at the plate. Who's sanctioning this?
   64. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 02:46 AM (#3838966)
agree, agree, agree. Perhaps I'm mistaken, but my vision of this game is not one of which will be checking bats, balls at the plate. Who's sanctioning this?


Obama and his Criminal Chicago [edit] COMMUNISTS!!!

Who else?

Jebus, just say ASA approved. It's printed on the all the damn bats and the balls. Holy ####, it ain't ####### brain surgery ...
   65. Lassus Posted: May 27, 2011 at 02:46 AM (#3838967)
AHEM GET YOUR OWN DAMNED THREAD, WEST COAST.

Things we could use for Saturday:

Bases of some sort.

Scoresheets, we need a full accounting of the game to post somewhere. Maybe we can show up on a secret BBREF page. Or not. Anyhow, we need scoresheet(s), or someone can bring their iPad to do so there.

A left-handed glove!

Anything else?

(reposted in forum thread)

I admit, I don't mind no fences, but mrams, if it means you might not show up, I promise there are fences in these fields. Really.
   66. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 02:48 AM (#3838968)
See RB in NYC in a wet t-shirt!
Whoa whoa whoa! Where did that come from? And for the record, I'll be in my Man United shirt, in honor of their appearance in said Champions League final.

I will be there, with lefty glove*. I can play pretty much anywhere on the field, although I'm Todd Hundley like when it comes to judging fly balls, so you're better off with me as an infielder, all things considered.

*Just the one though. I only have one pair of hands, unfortunately. Unless some of you are genuinely elfin and can use my glove from circa 2nd grade
   67. phredbird Posted: May 27, 2011 at 02:51 AM (#3838972)
since it doesn't seem possible to set up a California BBTF meeting at a game, either North *OR* South, I don't have much hope for anthing resembling an active show of effort ...


well, broth, i have tix to the july 4 dodger game. i was going to offer one to tripon -- he's a teacher, so i give it to him for free. that would leave me with one more. would you be interested?
   68. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 02:54 AM (#3838974)
#67 I thought we had this conversation (at least twice, actually).

Of course ... if we're talking a SoCal game!

Where?
   69. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: May 27, 2011 at 03:36 AM (#3839009)
I have the day off. Do you need an umpire?
   70. Lassus Posted: May 27, 2011 at 03:36 AM (#3839010)
RB, that's great news about the glove, we'll just have you on opposite teams.

As far as the league final, can't one of you modern people buy it to watch on your phone or something? Might make for great comedy if someone gets hit in the head watching a header.


I have the day off. Do you need an umpire?

Of course. And Hutcheson won't be there, so your neck is safe.
   71. The Well-Tempered Javier Vasquez (loungehead) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 03:46 AM (#3839016)
have fun everyone...if anyone does this in chicago, i'll be there :)


Not that I post often enough for anyone to remember who I am, but I'd drive down from Milwaukee to play. I'd prefer you kept it on the north side (it's not the distance, I just hate driving through Chicago) but I'd do what I could to be there.
   72. phredbird Posted: May 27, 2011 at 03:56 AM (#3839020)
#67 I thought we had this conversation (at least twice, actually).

Of course ... if we're talking a SoCal game!

Where?


ya, this is the first opportunity i've had to make the offer.

where? dodger stadium. :)

if you meant where are the seats, its field level, first base side -- away from the riffraff. they're good seats.
   73. hokieneer Posted: May 27, 2011 at 04:13 AM (#3839028)
This sounds like a lot of fun, I wish I could make it. The money/logistics of it are fairly difficult for me, but not insurmountable. I'm already warming the wife up for a weekend getaway in NYC in preparation for the next primate softball game. Neither one of us have ever been to NYC, so I can bribe her with the typical touristy stuff and a weekend away from the toddler.

Hope everyone makes it through injury free.

Is anyone planning on setting up a camcorder?
   74. Lassus Posted: May 27, 2011 at 04:42 AM (#3839035)
Oh yeah, we need a camcorder. I have a canon point and shoot to take short vids with, and my phone, but I'm sure someone else could do better.
   75. karkface killah Posted: May 27, 2011 at 05:28 AM (#3839045)
I'll be in Mexico but my heart will be in NYC.
   76. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: May 27, 2011 at 06:03 AM (#3839055)
I would also do a chicago game, would the july 4 th weekend work?
   77. BeanoCook Posted: May 27, 2011 at 06:08 AM (#3839057)
I'd make this game but I'll be out of town. I believe I met RB about 3 years ago at a BP event, he may not remember that.
   78. It's a shame about Athletic Supporter Posted: May 27, 2011 at 06:58 AM (#3839068)
Is anyone planning on setting up a camcorder?


I assume you guys have learned from the big leagues and the game will be blacked out in New York and its suburbs (which comprise all of New England and down to DC, of course).
   79. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 27, 2011 at 11:06 AM (#3839096)
This thread is great and all, but nobody has yet said they're going to play. What the hell?
   80. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 11:10 AM (#3839099)
I'd make this game but I'll be out of town. I believe I met RB about 3 years ago at a BP event, he may not remember that.
With Repoz? I honestly don't, but that's probably because I was still recovering from the shock of discovering Repoz was an actual person and not an elaborate Internet prank.

RB, that's great news about the glove, we'll just have you on opposite teams.
As if I wanted to be on your team anyway, hippie. I'll print out one of these scorecards, and bring that.
   81. Lassus Posted: May 27, 2011 at 11:46 AM (#3839109)
As if I wanted to be on your team anyway, hippie.

Don't try this grammar at home, people. I was referring to someone else who was lefty, where I grew up they just threw you in the river if you were born with that defect.


This thread is great and all, but nobody has yet said they're going to play. What the hell?

Now now, we may have gotten Rob's Alter Ego and a random umpire, it's working. Patience, grasshopper.
   82. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 12:59 PM (#3839136)
All right, all this chatter has convinced me, I'll try and play.

All I ask is for a limited running position. C, 1B, P something where I won't hurt/embarass myself too much.
   83. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 01:00 PM (#3839137)
I'm in town again nezt week. Dare the Snapper venture out again?

Sure Sam. When you in?

I was chatting with Shooty, T&B and Ray about some drinks.
   84. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 27, 2011 at 01:07 PM (#3839140)
All I ask is for a limited running position. C, 1B, P something where I won't hurt/embarass myself too much.

Excellent! You can play wherever you want! Just remember, I'm centerfield. We will all embarrass ourselves but we'll make sure you don't get hurt. In fact, we can work out some pinch running thing for you if you'd prefer. This is just a friendly game, after all.
   85. Lassus Posted: May 27, 2011 at 01:16 PM (#3839142)
Are we actually calling positions? Hell, I'll go for the payday at SS, despite the desire to man left and rob fly balls from Shooty.


All I ask is for a limited running position. C, 1B, P something where I won't hurt/embarass myself too much.

All the lawyers and investors we have at BTF will make great doctors on the field. ;-) Please be careful.
   86. AZ Posted: May 27, 2011 at 01:22 PM (#3839145)
I'll be there, representing the Lounge. I might be able to convince a friend too.
   87. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 01:25 PM (#3839150)
Are we actually calling positions? Hell, I'll go for the payday at SS, despite the desire to man left and rob fly balls from Shooty.
I'm not actually calling any position, I'm just warning you that if you play me in the OF, it will be a lot of balls sailing over my head and my showing my best Hanley Ramirez hustle chasing after them.
   88. Lassus Posted: May 27, 2011 at 01:29 PM (#3839153)
I'll be there, representing the Lounge. I might be able to convince a friend too.

This should be interesting, I basically think of you guys over there as Morlocks, with the pasty skin and weird limbs and buggy eyes.

Oh, RB, I would, but I don't have a printer, so I think multiple scoresheets would be a good idea, never know, could go 19 innings. COUGH
   89. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 01:31 PM (#3839154)
So far for positions we have:

CF Shooty
SS Lassus
P Ray
C/1B/P Snapper

No fences. But don't worry; there will be plenty of fans milling about the outfield to make it challenging for the outfielders.
   90. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 27, 2011 at 01:31 PM (#3839155)
I'm not actually calling any position, I'm just warning you that if you play me in the OF, it will be a lot of balls sailing over my head and my showing my best Hanley Ramirez hustle chasing after them.

I suspect your Jeter-like range will play well at shortstop. New Yorkers are used to weak groundball singles up the middle, at least.
   91. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 01:36 PM (#3839159)
Oh, RB, I would, but I don't have a printer, so I think multiple scoresheets would be a good idea, never know, could go 19 innings. COUGH
It'd better not, I actually will have to cut out a little early to get a train at Penn Station, so hopefully we'll get it done in regulation.
   92. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 01:39 PM (#3839162)
Are these regulation 90' bases or smaller?

If it's a small field, I could probably fake 3B. On a full diamond, my arm won't play.
   93. Lassus Posted: May 27, 2011 at 01:44 PM (#3839166)
Are these regulation 90' bases or smaller?

Gotta be smaller, softball on a 90' basepath would be hell.

I still think for someone recovering from surgeries 1B/C is way better, though. Less movement.
   94. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 27, 2011 at 01:46 PM (#3839167)
It'd better not, I actually will have to cut out a little early to get a train at Penn Station, so hopefully we'll get it done in regulation.

We've got the field for 4 hours and we're not playing the Red Sox. We'll be fine. We could probably play 2 if the sentiment is there.

If it's a small field, I could probably fake 3B. On a full diamond, my arm won't play.

The fields are small. You think I would subject you lot to 90 foot bases? It'd kill you all!
   95. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 01:51 PM (#3839170)
I still think for someone recovering from surgeries 1B/C is way better, though. Less movement.

Definitely. I just don't know if we have any older primates joining who'd need it more than me.

And if you ever saw me play 3B, you'd know there's not much movement involved ;-) Basically one step and a lunge.
   96. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: May 27, 2011 at 02:21 PM (#3839191)
My historical position is 2B (Ryno fan), but I'm happy to cover any two outfield positions simultaneously. Heck, I'll even take LF and RF so Shooty can play his precious center.
   97. hokieneer Posted: May 27, 2011 at 02:22 PM (#3839192)
Are these regulation 90' bases or smaller?

Where do you play softball that has 90' bases? I think "regulation" from ASA or USSSA is 60 or 65 feet.

I know this because I play 3b, and like you snapper, I don't have much arm strength. It's never been a problem for me though. I used to play 5-6 steps behind the bag, but becuase of field conditions where I play league (half way through the season there would be a ditch right in front of me because of drainage problems), I started playing even with the bag. Been playing even with 3b for years now, so that helps my "arm" out.
   98. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 27, 2011 at 02:24 PM (#3839193)
Where do you play softball that has 90' bases? I think "regulation" from ASA or USSSA is 60 or 65 feet.

I didn't know if we were just playing on a baseball diamond.
   99. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: May 27, 2011 at 02:25 PM (#3839196)
Sure Sam. When you in?


Tu-Fr of next week.
   100. Lassus Posted: May 27, 2011 at 02:26 PM (#3839197)
My historical position is 2B (Ryno fan)

Mine too, (Randolph) I'm just greedy, I love fielding.
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