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Mar 29, 2013, 8:58 am
Player of the Week (Commissioner was overruled on this one, initially wussed out of picking himself)Storm's Wayne Casper, 5/5, BB, 2B, 2 3Bs, 6 runs scored, 5 RBIs: in game 1, had the game winning hit in extra innings breaking the tie w a 2 run 3b off the estimable Bob Davis, and shut down the Bulls in extras with no runs. In game 2, fueled the game tying rally in the penultimate inning, then started an inning ending dp on the mound in the final inning and an excellent game ending plate appearance to extend the time to 0:00, not to mention excellent pitching with the wind.
Rookie of the Week: The Seadogs' Troy "Boogie Nights" Steele   6-8  1- 2b  1-3b  1- HR (fence clearing)  5- Runs and 7- RBI's
Reds: Randy Vickery (5 for 6) 5 1B, R, 2 RBI and gritty play at 2B including a fantastic wind-induced backpedaling backward-diving catch
Muckdogs -- JJ Eusay -- 4-5, 2 over the fence HRs, 2B, 6 RBIs, great play in LCF in difficult conditions.
Angels:  POW - David Tennyson  5-6 2 doubles, 1 triple, 3 runs scored, 4 rbi's
Yankees: Pow candidate- Mike Hickey 4 for 6 BB, double with 3 runs scored
Bulls : Brian Ortega - 5 for 8 with 4 HR's, 8 ribs
Jays:  POW = Kelly Alexander 5/5 with 6 RBIs, 3 2Bs, 1 HR (over fence), 2 BB, 1 SAC, 2 Runs with great defense in RCF
Pirates:  RICK HALPERIN - 5 out of 6 plus 1 BB + 4 Runs scored
Indians:  POW this week is Patrick Sanchez
Patrick went 4-6 with 3 singles, a triple and 4 RBI's
Stars:  Brad Epstein.  Brad went 6 for 7 on the day with a walk, (2)2B, 3B and an over-the-fence Grand Slam.  Brad scored 5 runs on the day and knocked in 10! while providing solid defense at short. 
Royals:  POW:  David Shaw 5 - 8, 4 Runs, 5 RBI, 2 2B
3-run fence homerun with the wind blowing in on field 5
Flawless defense in LCF
 Blue Wahoos: Harlan Davis, 4-5, 3 BBs, 7 runs, 4 rbis, 2b and HR
Riverdogs: POW - Randy Ransom, 7-8, 5 runs, 9 RBI, 2 doubles, 1 homer, both game
winning rbi in sweep, perfect on several chances in field including
starting a L5-4 double play
Owls: Daniel roth, Daniel went 7/8 4 singles, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 over the fence HR, 1 BB, 8 runs, and 5 RBI
Scrappers: POW = Danny Nutt.  Danny went 6 for 8 at the plate including 2 over the fence home runs, 2 doubles and 2 singles.  Along with that he had 10 RBI's between the two games and scored 5 times.  Danny had to cover the position of short-stop today while our normal short-stop was not able to be there.  He was excellent at that position.  Danny had a great day today both fielding and hitting. 
Scrappers: ROW = Johnny Mann.  Johnny had 8 plate appearances which included 2 over the fence home runs, 3 singles and a walk.  Johnny had 6 RBI's between the two games and scored 6 runs himself.  He had an excellent day in his position at LCF.  He is highly deserving of the ROW!! 
Owls:. Patrick Fitzgerald who went 3/9 with 3 singles and a run scored and great fill in defense at 3rd.
 Riverdogs: ROW - Seth Kaufman 5-8, 3 runs, double, triple, despite pulled muscle
Royals: ROW:  Justin Toone
4 – 5, 4 Runs, 2 RBI, 2 2B, 3 BB
Flawless defense in LF all day
Stars:  Rookie of the Week is Roy White.  Roy went 5 for 6, with 2 walks, 2B and an over-the-fence homer.  Roy also scored 4 runs and knocked in 3 and was flawless in leftfield.
Indians:  ROW this week is Cody Barron.
Cody went 5-6 with 5 singles and 4 runs scored.
Jays : ROW = Tony Scozzafava 5/9 with 7 RBIs, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR (inside park), 6 Runs and great D in LF and RF
Bulls: Ben Hines 3 for 7 with 2 doubles, walk and 3 RBI
Yankees: Row- Jonathan Braun 2 for 5 double and nice of play
 Storm :  Rookie of the Week- Kevin Hancock, 5/7, Sac, 2B, 3B, 6 runs scored, 8 RBIs, and an incredible effort after getting pickled between third and home to not only add a run, but ignite the team into adding extra runs to ensure that the game went to extra innings.

Odds and Dr. C Picks
Mar 22, 2013, 6:47 pm

Week 2 odds are now posted.

Oh yeah, and Dr. C made his Week 2 predictions also... though you'd probably make more Monopoly money using this...

Game of the Week, Seadogs @ Yankees
Mar 22, 2013, 6:08 pm

"We just want to win. That's the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don't really reflect on what we've done in the past. We focus on the present." - D.J (Michael Hickey), Yankees

"Although the sea dogs are 2-0. I look forward to our showdown to prove the Yankees are the dominant team this year and his early trade was a big mistake. The Hauf doesn't always know." - Justin Reed (not bitter), Yankees

"What an honor (your honor) to play in the 2nd Game of the Week of the 2013 season! Competing against Hauf's Hammerin' SeaDogs is always a pleasure as our battles usually come down to the last out. Two undefeated teams with pride on the line... It's no wonder that this game Sold Out in just ten minutes!" -Larry Farin, Yankees Captain


"I was told I was originally drafted by the Yankees and subsequently traded for a Fungo bat and three tubes of Tiger Balm. I'm certain Sunday will prove that to be a fairly inspired move." -Greg Hurst, Seadogs


"I look forward to the early season challenge of this divisional game.  It's important we take control of Farin's team and shut them down early and this time Farin's team won't have any last inning heroics like last year.  Their LCF will probably make their last out." -John Hauf, Seadogs Captain

Player/Rookie of the Week
Mar 20, 2013, 3:12 pm

Numerous outstanding performances across the league. Congratulations to Scott Lawrence and Tony Martin for leading the Rangers to 2 tight victories and a sweep on opening weekend!
Congratulations to all the other nominees as well!


Scott Lawrence 7/7-3 2B’s, 2 3B’s, HR, 7 RBI’s, 7 Runs…

Red Sox:

POW….Matthew Rakofsky was 4 for 8 with 4 RBI and stellar defense….especially a slow hit ball by Sanjay Pant…he charges and threw a bullet to first to get him


Muckdogs POW Nominee -- JJ Eusay led the way in two wins for the Muckdogs -- 7-8, two 3Bs, 5 RBIs. Great defense at 2B. 
Part of 4 double plays. Moved to LCF when LCF got injured and picked off baserunner on fly out double play.


POW - Jon Simonson 5-7 a double, 2 runs, 7 rbi's, steady play at ss
Stars: POW & ROW:  Darius Wu - 7/3/5/6 - Over-the-fence HR on Field 1, 2B, (2)3B, BB and superlative fielding in LC.

Pow candidate: Doug Baer- 2 wins on the hill 4 for 6 at the plate 3 runs and 3 rbi's
Storm: Player of the week- Barry Hersh, 7/8, 2B, 3B, BB.

Bulls POW Nominee – Brian Ortega 5 for 6 with 2 walks, 2B and 5 RBI
POW:  Barry Epstein
5 - 8, 4 Runs, 1 RBI, 2B
Baby Jays: POW = Sean Greeley 6-7 with 8 RBI's and 1 Double
Riverdogs: POW:
Randy Ransom, 4-7, 2 runs, 7 RBI, 2 no doubt fence homers on field 1, 
excellent third base
Blue Wahoos:POW Rony Batagower- 7 for 8.  6 RBIs.  4 runs scored
Indians: POW is Jeff Lewin.Jeff went 4-5 with 4 singles and sac fly. 
Reds: Bradley Zane .714 (5 for 7) 2B, 3 R, 3 RBI
Blue Wahoos: ROW Ted Nguyen- great shut down defense all day in RF.  Made more than 6 catches from the position!   Key slide scoring a run in game 2 to help seal the win.
Riverdogs ROW: Seth Kaufman, 7-8 incl. triple, scored 5 runs, flawless leftfield in 
Riverdogs sweep
Baby Jays: ROW = Chris Bichler 5-8 with 3 RBI's and 1 Double great D at Short
Royals: ROW:  Justin Toone
3 - 7, 3 Runs, 5 RBI, 3 2B
Flawless defense in RCF all day.  Robbed of two hits.
Bulls ROW Nominee – Evan Rausch – 5 for 7 with 3 RBI

Storm: Rookie of the week-Tony Fant. 4/8, 2 2Bs, outstanding SS defense.

Row candidate: Jonathan Braun 4 for 5, 3 runs, 2 rbi's two doubles and a triple!
ROW - TJ Underwood 4-6, 2 walks, 3 runs, 1  rbi


Red Sox:

ROW…. Arthur Ortega  3 for 8



Tony Martin 5/6, 2BB’s, 2B, 3B, HR, 5 RBI’s

Week 1 Odds & Dr. C selections
Mar 16, 2013, 4:37 pm

            Game  1
OWLS     6:5    Riverdogs
STARS    7:5    Scrappers
REDS      8:5    Pirates
INDIANS  7:5    Muckdogs
ROYALS   6:5   Bulls
BABY JS   8:5  B Wahoos
RED SOX  7:5  Yankees
SEADOGS  7:5  Angels

            Game  2
STARS     7:5   Riverdogs
RANGERS  6:5   Scrappers
PIRATES   6:5   Storm
OWLS      7:5   Muckdogs
BULLS      8:5   Yankees
BABY JS   7:5   Angels
B WAHOOS 6:5  Reds
INDIANS    7:5  Red Sox
ROYALS    7:5  Seadogs

STORM    6:5   Rangers

Dr. C Selections:
Game 1: Owls, Stars, Reds, Indians, Bulls, Baby J, Red Sox, Angels
Game 2: Stars, Rangers, Storm, Owls, Bulls, Baby J, Reds, Indians, Royals
GOW:  Storm ( by 1 run)

Game of the Week-- Rangers @ Storm
Mar 15, 2013, 3:28 pm

Silverman's Rangers will brave visiting Casper's Storm


Entering into my 10th year in the "Shalom League," it's always exciting as the first regular season double header gets underway. It is all the more special to know that our team is featured to play in the Game of the Week on Opening Day--Andy Goodman, Rangers


Excited to hear that the game will be announced - a first for me! Doug Wedemeyer (Rookie), Rangers


Thoughts on the game of the week. As new members of the two time defending laundry, break out the bunting, the smell of the grass and the grunts and groans will be a plenty. We keep calm make the routine plays, keep the walks at a minimum and get timely hitting from all, all will be ok. Looking forward to either BP from Wayne or a Jerry's kids walk a thon. Scott Lawrence, Rangers


What a special treat and honor to be in the opener…..homage to the two-time consecutive defending champs. Nice touch from our fine commissioner. The excitement of a new season, new players, new friendships, new hope, and all on display to a SRO crowd….Wow, I hope it doesn’t go to our heads!!  Storm looks like a tough squad and we will have to be at our best to eek out a W.--Larry Silverman, Captain, Rangers.


"If we score more points than the other team we might have a chance to win"--Tony Fant (Rookie), Storm.


"I am excited for the new season and to play the 2 time defending champion Rangers. It is one of the exciting new aspects of the development of the league. Surprised Larry S didn't pick a LCF this year."--Wayne Casper, Commissioner, Storm.


"After playing several close games with the Rangers last year, including the opening game of the week and the closing (for us) divisional championship, I can't really overstate how much I want to win on Sunday."--Kyle Casper, Captain, Storm

Season Odds Posted
Mar 15, 2013, 2:24 pm

See them here

Favored teams are the Stars, Owlz, Baby Jays, and Scrappers.

Someone just earned themself a nice warm spot on the bench...

Schedule update--note from webmaster
Mar 15, 2013, 9:15 am

The schedule, as you can imagine, has been a monumental task this year with 18 teams spread across 2 conferences and 3 divisions such that each division and conference has an odd number of teams. The schedule is mostly finished at this point, with divisional, inter-conference, and intra-conference logic established. The steps left are:

1. Normalize home and away games across the 3 separate types of games for each team

2. Assign the remaining 8 games of the week

3. Assign fields in as accomodating a manner as possible

4. Upload the file to the website

This should be done today. Thanks for your patience.




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