Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
It’s been a long time coming, but Snappin’ da Base finally pulled a win over SMK in a close game that once again came down to the last kick of the last inning.
For most of the game, we were held 1-0 and thought that maybe we could close it with a shut-out game. And we very well could have. But then came the perfect example of why YOU NEVER GIVE UP (new kickball/dancing/musical movie, I call it!). With two outs, and sprinting towards home, a girl in jeans and cowboy boots had a total face plant just inches away from home plate……It’s over! We did it! We won!
Yeah, no. You thought. We had our own team-wide epic face plant. While anyone else would lie there in embarrassment and wait for that game ending hit with a giant, red inflatable ball, she instead CRAWLED FORWARD and tied up the game. And we just watched her do it.
Seriously, 100% major kudos to her. That was awesome. But, we managed to rally and prevent an over-time tie breaker with a perfectly placed kick that brought in the final run. This week we’re playing Gilligan’s Island, and we’re especially excited to play them. We’ve been eyeing this game since the start of the season because of a certain someone on that team (he knows who he is). This game is going to be tons of fun and maybe the best we’ll play all season. LET’S DO THIS!!!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
I'm not sure anyone on the field was expecting what happened last Thursday when PurpleSaurus took town Tight & Bright, least of all me who actually picked against my own team for only the second time all season, but I will tell you this: it was GLORIOUS.
|Me watching from the sideline most of the game.|
The good guys gave up two runs early before clamping down and building a 5-2 lead over the course of 4 innings. P-Rex has been playing the best defense I've ever seen out of my squad over the last several weeks, and it showed again tonight. As usual, we employed our patented "kick pop flies and hope they drop 'em" strategy for the majority of our at-bats (punctuated by some uncharacteristic bunting from a few of the non-believers on the team), and T&B obliged us with some top-notch drops. Then the 5th inning happened.
Probably my fault. Everyone was playing so well and so in the zone that they knew they were ahead but weren't really thinking about it, but then I had to go and say "give up 2 or fewer this inning and we get the W!" and all of a sudden it was JUST TOO REAL.
PurpleSaurus during the first four innings:
PurpleSaurus at the top of the 5th:
Naturally, we choked. Full on blooper reel, silly mistakes, T&Bers casually strolling around the bases, drops, overthrows, the works. Four runs later, we got off the field down 6-5.
PurpleSaurus walking off the field after the top of the 5th:
But wait! We're still kicking for the win here folks! First up? BAM triple. BAM bases loaded. BAM dropped ball at home ties the game up. Annnnnnnnnd BAM walked it off with one out. SCENE.
And there was much rejoicing.
This week we face off against a team lead by PurpleSaurus alum and still an honorary Rex: Sterling Shrader. We're going to be absolutely bedazzled in purple war paint/glitter, hawt hawt kilts, and we shall be burdened with glorious purpose: one more win and it's possible we won't be the last place seed in the tournament. IT'S ON.
Stephen & PurpleSaurus Rex
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Man. OH MAN. If you didn’t get to see Wednesday’s game between us and The Big Laballskis, then you’ll have to trust me when I say, you missed out on a heck of a game.
The Big Laballskis came out swinging with a series of obliterating kicks in the first couple innings that left us in a 6 run hole that I don’t think anyone on either side was expecting.
Guess I was right when I said they could put the hurt on….But you can’t keep Snappin’ down for long! In a great come-back, we managed to get it together and close the game with a final 7-7 overtime tie. We’ll chalk it up to one of those “performance under pressure” type things.
This week we get to meet on the field of brotherly love with games against P.E. Credit and SMK!!
We’re pumped that we’ve pulled a double-header, rematch-and-Game-of-the-Week, “welcome to the thunder dome” night!! I mean, really. Could you ask for a better end to Hump Day?
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Word is we play A Nu Start this week. As usual, we’ve got bigger and better things to focus our attention on. We don’t want to give anything away too early, but if I were all of you I’d be cozying up to Relax in the next few weeks. Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Andy Roddick, Kyle Chandler, and now each and every member of Relax. We’re all about to have a lot more in common. It may be tough living the celeb life, but we’re prepared and we’re ready to handle those challenges. We’re pretty much used to the limelight anyways, so it shouldn’t be a big adjustment. I just feel bad for Shan and Jay’s first kid. It’s going to be a Suri burn book, selling first photos to the tabloids, North West hype sort of situation.
More to come on our continued success, but if we’ve learned anything about anything, it’s that you’ve got to take each day one at a time. And our dynasty continues to build by shitting all over A Nu Start’s silly little dreams tonight. Good luck to you all – we’ll remember you when we’re sipping margs with our butlers on the porch of our Hollywood bungalows. Smooches, y’all.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Oh the humanity!! For the second season straight, Hannah has handed us our first loss of the season!
Sure, it was an epically close 1-2 game. But with the final score being made on the final play of the final inning, it was so close it hurt!
Point is, we made some mistakes, and we like to think we’re relatively fast learners that just happen to forget the lessons we learned last season. So, we’ll see. This week we square off with The Big Laballskis! We’ve heard the rumors that y’all are tough and can put the hurt on if given the opportunity. But we’re looking to bounce back from last week, so get ready! It’s gonna be a great game!!