Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Awaiting an Apology from President Bush

After our first scheduled game of the season was rained out, our "second" first game of the season was postponed due to doofus related conditions.

Mr. Bush landed on the North Meadow Tuesday forcing us to wait another week for the first taste of regular season competition. Luckily, we were able to find a decent patch of dirt on the East Meadow and get some practice in. There was a nice turnout that included many new players. Hopefully next week's game will be played as scheduled but at this rate I wouldn't be suprised if more rain or a random attack by Mothra altered our plans.

Friday, April 20, 2007

North Meadow

The North Meadow ballfields are located in Central Park between 103rd and 96th streets. We have five games there this year on fields 7, 8, and 11. They are well maintained and a treat to play on compared to some of our other fields. Note the actual grass in the photo from last year of Stefan rounding third! A basic map of the fields can be found here. For those of you who can't get enough of shoddy-interactive web tools, you can use's field finder (it might take a while for the high-res photos to load).

To get to the fields from work we usually catch the B train uptown to the 96th st stop.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

2007 Schedule

Here is the schedule for this summer. I think it's the best one we've had so far. There are six games in Central Park and even one on the Great Lawn. We also don't have any games all the way uptown. I'll send out the directions as the games approach but if you have any questions let me know. We've played about half of our opponents on this schedule last season so we may even be able to start some rivalries.

Oxford Blues @ Translate This! (Postponed)
17 Apr 2007 (Tue) / 07:30 PM
Dewitt Clinton Park - #3

Oxford Blues @ EBG Bees
24 Apr 2007 (Tue) / 07:00 PM
North Meadow - #8

Oxford Blues @ Coach
03 May 2007 (Thu) / 07:30 PM
Dewitt Clinton Park - #2

Oxford Blues @ SG Bank
10 May 2007 (Thu) / 05:30 PM
Peter's Field - #1

Oxford Blues @ AARRRGGGHHH!!!
17 May 2007 (Thu) / 07:00 PM
North Meadow - #7

Tulane Green Machine @ Oxford Blues
01 Jun 2007 (Fri) / 05:30 PM
North Meadow - #7

CSTV Slammers @ Oxford Blues
06 Jun 2007 (Wed) / 05:30 PM
North Meadow - #11

Scripps @ Oxford Blues

13 Jun 2007 (Wed) / 05:30 PM
59th St. Field/Queensboro Oval - #1

Telerep @ Oxford Blues
20 Jun 2007 (Wed) / 05:30 PM
Great Lawn - #2

Pirates @ Oxford Blues
27 Jun 2007 (Wed) / 07:00 PM
Peter's Field - #1

Oxford Blues @ IAC/Diller's Killers
13 Jul 2007 (Fri) / 05:30 PM
North Meadow - #8

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP @ Oxford Blues
17 Jul 2007 (Tue) / 07:30 PM
Dewitt Clinton Park - #2

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

DeWitt Clinton Park

Here are the directions to DeWitt Clinton Park, where many of our games will be played.

The park is located on 11th ave between 52nd and 54th street. When leaving from the office, we usually walk over to 6th ave and catch the B or D train uptown to the 7th ave stop which is at 53rd street. Then we walk west four avenues to the park.

The M31 bus runs crosstown and will take you right to the field if you are coming from a farther away subway stop and want to save your legs.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Posting "Foul"

It shames me to even have to mention this but posting personal photos of your pets is not allowed on the official Oxford Blues Softball blog. If you still can't fight the urge (Jared) to share pictures of your pets with others please find a more suitable outlet.