Opening Night

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All Things Are Approaching Normal

photo (6)As mentioned in “2013 – Strange Year,” it was only a matter of time.  All things SFRC were due to get back to normal.  on June 5, 2013 at 4:30pm it did not look promising.  The clouds were thick.  The rain was coming down hard.  It looked like the second week in a row for a monsoon.

Believers.  The Leaders of the SFRC squad are nothing if not believers.  We believe the softball Gods have been merely confused.  With that, 11 Leaders headed toward SFRCMP (aka Neill A) with an open an optimistic mind.  The rain will stop.  The skies will open.  It was Wednesday night in June, after all.  Sure enough, at 5:40pm there was a hint of blue peaking through the clouds.  A glimpse of our normal was saying hello.  As it turns out, there was not a drop of rain.  Instead, just enough pregame moisture to soften the infields.

BJFulk Mayhem USSSAWith Mother Nature working with the softball Gods to bring decent weather (it was still cool – 60 degrees) and Sans busting out an early “BE THE ONE BE THE SHOOTER BE THE GUY WITH THE BAT BE THE HERO…..HOOAAAHH NOW!” the SFRC knew it was time to do their part.  The SFRC took the field with a 1-7 record, good spirits and a tad bit of new technology.

Game 1:  SKYLINE vs. Vancortlandt Rangers 

I am not sure how this team took the field in 7th place.  They beat us up in the last meeting.  They are much younger, much faster and have a MUCH better shortstop.  Just ask BP (or frankly anyone with a heartbeat).

The SFRC started well batting nine and scoring four runs in the 1st inning.  The team did not look back.  We scored six in the 2nd, 5 in the 3rd and 5 in the 4th.  Defensively we allowed Vancortland to stick around and stay in the game.  Additionally, we had a few unusual outs.  Ultimately, the errors and base running blunders could not derail the hitting machine that is the SFRC with decent weather.  Big win.  20-11’ish.

LAST OUT:  ol’ #35 who popped out to 3rd with two outs and the bases loaded.  Clutch.

photo (5)GAME 2:  SKYLINE vs. Beer Me (Tied for 1st Place at the time 5-1-2)

Beer Me’s only two wins in 2012 were against the SFRC.  Nobody bring parity to the Burnsville D/E Recreational league better than us.  This game was no different.  As the visiting team, we immediately picked up where we left off (save for the game-ending F5) by scoring three in the top of the 1st inning.  After taking the second inning off, the SFRC scored 5 in the 3rd, 4 in the 4th and added another 5 in the 7th for good measure.  Beer Me didn’t know what hit them.

SKYLINE 18 – Beer Me 8

LAST OUT:  Ryan (bring the beverage holder to work on Wednesday morning)


  1. Cinco was 8-9 on the night
  2. CW only got out once
  3. Lars who beat the left-fielder twice (hit it over his head twice too)
  4. The 1-5-3 double play (bang – bang – bang…bat – rubber – Rex’s head) — OUCH
  5. Solid night of quotes

Fan of the night:  The first “Fan of the Night” will be an early candidate for “FAN OF THE YEAR.”

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