Thursday, June 27, 2013

Oxford Blues Dealt First Loss

Game 3: Finra Enforcers 8, Oxford Blues 2
June 24, 2013

The Oxford Blues (2-1) were unable to overcome a first inning grand slam and fell to the Finra Enforcers by the score of 8-2. Both Oxford Blues runs were scored by Max Richman solo shots. John Louth and Elyse Turr had the only other hits for the Oxford Blues.

"If you get on base in softball," Josh Landon said, "That's a hit."

"Guys," Tim Allen said. "My wife will be here later - please no one embarrass me. Can I smear some of that black shit under my eyes?"

"You got it Tim."  Coach Repino said.  "Where are Max, Dave, and Jenny?"

"They're installing my standing desk," Zack said. "I got the okay from Terry, then gave them each $20 and a pile of cinder blocks."

"They're doing WHAT???! Tito is starting for the Enforcers and we're missing out some of our best hitters??!"

Indeed, Tito stymied the Blues and the Enforcers provided enough offense for the win. Tim Allen caught a long fly ball in the final inning.   Taylor Pilkington, making his season debut, was robbed of a home run in the first inning.


Rob P 0/3
Sarah EH/1B 0/3
Zach LF 0/3
Taylor 3B
Max SS 2/2 2 HR's
Jeremy RC/EH 0/3
Miles LC/EH 0/3
Josh EH/2B 0/3
Tim EH/LC 0/3
Erin 1B/EH 0/3
Blake 2B/EH 0/3
Chris EH/RC 0/3
Adrienne C
John 1/3
Elyse RF  1/3

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Oxford Blues Win Game 2, 13-6

Game 2: Oxford Blues 13, Net@Work/DocTrend 6
Central Park / Great Lawn
June 19, 2013
The Oxford Blues (2-0) won the second game of the season by the score of 13-6 behind the strong pitching and hitting of Zach Haynes who hit a towering triple in the fifth inning. Haynes, who works on the 8th floor, confessed before the game to opening negotiations on acquiring a standing desk, and there was some question whether you would go to your supervisor or Terry Dickerson for such a request.

"I don't have any fucking idea on that one," said Dave D'Addona, who also had a triple and three RBI's and made a diving catch for an out late in the game.  He wore Coach Rob Repino's hat for the duration of the game.  Repino, who was dressed like Jim Leyland wearing black pants, did not play at all.

"I'm telling you," Repino said, "You don't need a standing desk, just get one of those balls like I have in my cube. My core is engaged 8 hours a day."

Max Richman made his Oxford Blues debut and it was evident that he had familiarity with a baseball diamond, as he went 2/2, with 2 RBI's, and successfully threw the ball all the way from third to first for an out on several occasions.

"Jeans, you better watch out," Repino said. "Richman might be the rookie of the year."

"If LeBron wears his head band in Game 7," Landon said. "I will wear my jeans again….!"


Max LF 1/3  2 runs scored
Sarah 2B 0/3
Dave SS 3/3  1 runs scored, 3 RBI's
Zack H  P 3/3, 2 RBI's
Max  3B 2/2, 1 run scored, 2 RBI's
Jeremy  RC/EH  1/3, 1 RBI
Blake 3B/EH 2/3
Josh RF/EH 0/3
Tim 1B/EH 1/2
Erin 1B/EH 0/2
Miles LC 0/2
Chris EH/RC 1/3
Jenny C 1/3  1 RBI
Elyse EH/RF 1/2  1 run scored

Oxford Wins Game 1, 16-4

Game 1: Oxford Blues 16, Shem 4
Randall's Island
June 11, 2013

The Oxford Blues (1-0) won the first game of the season by the score of 16-4. It was A) raining, played on a field on Randall's Island which was B) difficult to find, and then C) difficult to leave.

As we were standing at the bus stop going on 45 minutes, Elyse Turr noticed a map that indicated there was a psychiatric hospital nearby.

"Imagine visiting every psychiatric hospital within a 50 miles radius," I said breathlessly.

"I'd rather go on the Girls tour of Brooklyn," Elyse said. "Or the Stark tour of Westeros. No offense!"

Josh Landon, who arrived to the game wearing jeans, went 2/2, with two runs scored, and 1RBI.

"Good job, Jeans," Coach Repino said. "You might be the rookie of year on the softball field just like you were in higher ed."

"I don't work in higher ed, Rob."

"Oh that's right, Max Sinsheimer is in higher ed."

"I'm not in higher ed either, Rob. I work around the corner from you."

"Guys. Listen. I don't have time to keep track of where you work. We're playing softball here."

Notable offensive performances included Sarah McNamara who went 2/2 with 2 runs scored. Blake Ratcliffe made a diving stop at 3rd and then threw out a runner, so he was awarded the game ball.

Rob 1/1 2R, 1 RBI
Sarah 2/2 2R
Dave 1/1, 2R
Max 0/2, 2R
Blake 1/2, 2R
Miles 1/2, 3R
Josh 2/2, 2R, 1 RBI
Tim 1/2, 1R
Jeremy 1/2, 1R
Jenny  0/2
Elyse 0/2