GHOST MAN ON THIRD MA IVY FALL 2010 WEEK 1
Letter from the President, Welcome fellow Ivy Kickballers, I hope you’re ready for an amazing season of kickball/partying. We have SUCH an amazing group of people in this division. So, this newsletter is the Ghost Man on Third (or GMOT for short). This will be your chance to be seen and heard and get to know what’s happening with the rest of the division. Send me your game recaps, pictures, quotes, etc etc. (@ email@example.com) This season we are hoping to take your experience to the next level. We want to keep you connected with everyone and have loads of fun. You joined because you wanted to meet people right? Well, you’re in the right place. Besides kickball (isn’t THAT enough alone?) we will be having Bar Olympic challenges at the bar every week. Pitting brute strength, skill and intellectual prowess against each other. This is where the 5 winners face off to see who’s the best of the best and the 5 losers get to see who’s the best of the worst. This 1st weekend in the Paper Bag Competition - Electric Mayhem’s “Ninja” showed the winners who’s boss while Captain Daniella of the Ballbusters took charge in the losers bracket. We love to play kickball and have fun BUT we also love to give back to the community. Our Charity this season will be the Boys & Girls Club of Middlesex County. We will give you many opportunities to help us raise $$ for them including a Kickball Date Auction, an Improv Night (where ticket sales go directly to the charity) and each week we will have Superlatives where you vote for your peers in crazy categories. WAY more to come. Stay tuned, Phil (aka Captain Monkeybutt)
This Week’s Schedule
Week 2 9/19/10 Equipment Pickup – Awkward Playground Bullies
A wk ward P la ygrou nd Bull ie s
2:00 PM Awkward Playground Bullies VS Electric Mayhem What Up Pitch – Ref Duty Field A (Dirt Field)
Electr ic Ma yhe m Wh at u p p itch ? Kickh opop ota mu s Kick In A Box Red Bal l s an d Vo dka Kick- Face d Sta y th ir sty my fri end s Super fre ak s Ba ll Bu st ers
2:00 PM Kickhop VS Stay Thirsty My Friends Kick In A Box – Ref Duty Field B (Grass Field) 2:45 PM Kick Faced VS What Up Pitch Electric Mayhem – Ref Duty Field A (Dirt Field) 2:45 PM Ball Busters VS Kick In A Box Red Balls – Ref Duty Field B (Grass Field) 3:30 PM Red Balls VS Superfreaks Kick Faced – Ref Duty Field A (Dirt Field) Equipment Drop Off - Superfreaks
Your Board Members Phil Provencher – President/Treasurer Superfreaks
Brian Caldwell – Vice President Kick in a Box
Da tes to remem ber: Midse aso n P ar ty – 10/16/10 Impro v Nigh t – 10/21/10 Ha ll o ween Cos tume C on tes t 10/31/10 Da te Auc tio n – 11/7/10 End of Se as on Par ty - 11/20/10 Notes of Excellence: Kickhoppopotamus – For bringing their own brunch to the field. (everyone knows that a good breakfast goes a long way) AND sharing their muffins with the Superfreaks afterwards (who THEN, in turn shared the remaining muffins with Red Balls & Vodka). Stay Thirsty My Friends – For showing up IN FORCE to the preseason party at Tommy Doyle’s and dancing up a storm EVEN though the majority of the team never met each other before.
Liza Martiniello – Social Chair Awkward Playground Bullies
Heather Byrnes – Social Chair Kick in a Box
Keith O’Connor – Charity Chair Kick in a Box
Doug DiPietro – WAKA Customer Service Representative Kick-Faced
NEEDED! – Volunteer to put together the GMOT newsletter each week. Newsletter skills a must. Must enjoy having fun and using computers. EMAIL ME I will buy you beer and love you forever. - Phil
Heather & Liza
Im prov A syl u m Nig ht: I can’t think of a better way to spend a Thursday night, then laughing with your fellow kickballers while enjoying some frosty beverages to some of the best comedy Boston has to offer! This season the Ivy League has teamed up with the Improv Asylum to offer a charity performance of their Main Stage Show. The Improv Asylum is located at 216 Hanover Street in the North End and offers both improvisational and sketch comedy. It was voted Boston's Best Comedy in 2010 by The Improper Bostonian and was the former employer of two of your fellow kickballers (one of which has his portrait hanging at Tommy Doyle's). The tentative date is Thursday November 22nd (to be confirmed shortly) and tickets will be available for sale on the field or at the bar (price to be confirmed but approximately $20). The proceeds from ticket sales will go to our season charity, the Middlesex County Boys' and Girls' Clubs. So grab some friends (they don't have to play kickball) and get ready to laugh, have a great time, and support a great cause. More details to follow, but if you have any questions, please see one of the board members.
Hallo wee n: How many of us spend countless hours planning for the perfect Halloween costume only to wear it once and then shove it in the back of your closet? I know I do! This year, we're giving you a reason to wear that costume twice (or to simply not get out of it from Saturday night). On Sunday, October 31st the Ivy League is sponsoring a Halloween party at Tommy Doyle's after the game. Expect candy, so you won't have to go trick or treating, and one crazy costume contest. Prizes will be awarded to the best costume, chosen of course by you! Start planning. . .
Date A uc tio n: After a week of games and one hell of a party at Tommy Doyle’s, have you found yourself staying up at night thinking of a perfect way to introduce yourself to a cute girl on Superfreaks or that sexy guy on Kick in a Box? Well, you're in luck! For the third year in a row, the Ivy League is sponsoring a Charity Date Auction to raise money for The Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Middlesex County. All you have to do is wear a clean kickball shirt on November 7th, save up all your spare change and dollar bills (return cans if you have to) and bid on your favorite baller, getting you that much closer to the date of your dreams. As an added bonus, each “couple” will receive a $25 gift certificate to a downtown restaurant. Not only do you have the opportunity to find true love on the kickball field, but you get to donate to an amazing cause!
Over the past two years we've raised close to $3,000 so our expectations are high! Let's keep the donations coming! If you're interested in volunteering to be auctioned off (only kickballers and friends of kickballers are allowed to bid) please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or come up to her at the bar. She'll have a questionnaire ready to go. We already have 3 people who have volunteered, Katie, Amy and Aaron.
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Standings Team Kickhoppopotamus Kick Faced Red Balls Awkward Playground Bullies Electric Mayhem What Up Pitch Ball Busters Kick In A Box Stay Thirsty My Friends Superfreaks
Games Played 1 1 1 1
Runs Against 1 4 4 0
Runs Scored 12 7 2 2
0 0 0 0
Paper Forfeit 0 0 0 0
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1
0 0 0 0
1 1 1 1 1
1 0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0 0
0 1 1 1 1
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
2 3 6 2 7
1 0 0 0 4
1 -1 -2 -2 -3
11 3 2 2
RULEZ KORNER: If you’re scheduled to ref games in the future read up in your rulebook or HERE online to make sure you really DO know the rules. Basics: Kicking Box – Kicker must kick the ball within the kicking box OR it will be called a foul ball UNLESS it is then caught and it will be ruled an out. (see rule 9.02) Encroachment – 8.02 Fielder Positioning. Failure to be properly positioned will result in a Position Warning to the team that caused the infraction. The team's second and each subsequent Position infraction will result in the kicker being awarded first base regardless of the outcome of the kick. Proper Field Position is: a. All fielders besides the catcher must start play and remain behind the 1st-3rd base diagonal until the ball is kicked. b. The pitcher must start the act of pitching within the pitching mound and have at least one foot on or directly behind the pitching strip when releasing the ball (see Rules 1.01c and 1.01d). No part of the pitcher’s front foot may be in front of or across the front edge of the pitching strip until the ball is kicked. c. The catcher must field behind the kicker, within or directly behind the kicking box, and may not cross home plate nor be positioned forward of the kicker before the ball is kicked. The catcher may not make contact with the kicker, nor position so closely to the kicker as to restrict the kicking motion. This weeks Krazy Question: If the ball is popped up and manages to bounce off a Chupacabra (creature from Mexican/Puerto Rican Legend) into Fair Territory and is caught (seconds before that same fielders blood is sucked dry BY the Chupacabra), what should the right call be? EMAIL ME YOUR ANSWER – Best submissions will be posted next week. FYI – Buying your refs a pitcher of beer is a welcome gesture.
GAME RECAPS!! Awkward Playground Bullies 2 Kick in a Box - 0
Kick in a Box Recap Opening day, so great. Everyone had tingling sensations in his/her loins. Kick In A Box faced off against the mighty Bullies from the Playground. The real question? Is the playground awkward? or are the bullies awkward? If it is the playground that's awkward...what makes a playground awkward? A slide that goes up? A swing the stays still? A Totter Teeter? Well, most of KIAB today was trying to figure that out during the game, and forgot to pay attention to the game. The Boxers were defeated 2-0 to APB. A pretty damn good pitching effort was turned in by both teams, except for the 2nd inning. In the top of the inning Au Pain Bon pushed two runs across the plate, while taking advantage of some rust the Boxers hadn't fully shaken off. In the bottom of the 3rd, KIAB loaded the bases, but were unable to scamper home. Game Co-MVP Honors go out to Kate "I haven't done anything stupid yet to warrant a nickname" Ott for letting Matt McMahon aggressively show off in Center Field and to Owen "I'll make you Tingle" Tindle for the fall that he made after a catch that was not necessary but he did anyway to make it look like he dove for the ball. Bar MVP Honors go to Brian "A little better than Matt, not even close to Pat" McMahon, for he represented in the paper bag mouth game, while also repping the F*#p Cup tables late in to the night.
Electric Mayhem 3 What Up Pitch? 2
Electric Mayhem Recap The Electric Mayhem emigrated to the Ivy division, in part, to join a more competitive (overall) league. Be careful what you wish for. In the very first game of the season the Mayhem were pushed to the brink by What up Pitch before gutting out a 3-2 victory. Down 2-1 in the bottom of the 4th inning, Bryan "Ninja" Bernecker used his secret magic to induce an infield error and score a run to tie the game. After superb pitching and fielding in the top of the 5th to preserve the tie, the Mayhem had one shot to win the game with the bottom of their order. Team Captain Marcelo Illarmo looked at the Lady Mayhem who were up and said, "If you get on base, I will kick you home." He was, of course, using a well-respected coaching technique known as "lying." Stacy Perlmutter responded and got on base with a bunt as pretty as she is. After Marcelo did not live up to his promise, speedy lead off man Matt "Matty P" Pilat came up with two runners on and two outs. The What Up Pitch pitcher let Matty know what was up, and he fell behind early in the count. He stayed alive, however, and nailed a screaming line drive into left field, bringing Stacy home and winning the game in a scintillating walk off fashion. An exciting game in an exciting new league. The Mayhem also came to Ivy because they heard it was fun. It is. They had a blast and look forward to a great season in Ivy.
PS: Droo Murray's thumb 'accidentally' went knuckle deep into Lauren Miller's ass, but we're not going to talk about it.
Red Balls & Vodka 6 BallBusters 4
Red Balls & Vodka Recap We fought a good fight and in the end we barely squeezed it out. Thank goodness for our newbies! “we need some practice.”
Kickhoppopotamus 12 Superfreaks 1 Superfreaks recap below (in comic book form)
Kick Faced 7 Stay Thirsty My Friends 4 (or 5?) President’s note: Captains please get me the correct scores It was an intense first 3 innings with the score tied 4-4. From center field, Ryan made a valiant attempt to hold off the other team’s advances (he’s apparently the team’s ladies man) in the bottom of the fourth, but fell short and allowed a run to score. Once the other team got going, it was impossible to stop the slaughter and two more runs were kicked in jumping the score up to 7-4. Ari rallied his troops and got one more run in the top of the 5th, but the attempt was fruitless and the team finished their first game of the season behind 7-5.