Thursday, June 30, 2005

Freida's Boss Remains Winless

Chicago (AP) - Freida's Boss fell to 0-4 with Wednesday night's 15-8 defeat at the hands of Team X5.

Freida got off to a fast start, scoring 4 runs in the first inning thanks to some newly found team plate discipline. Freida batters walked 3 times in the first inning, with 2 of the runners coming around to score, tripling their team walk total from last week's entire game.

Controversy struck twice surrounding centerfielder Ray Eriks. In the top of the first inning, while Freida was up at the plate, Eriks made his usual late entrance. X5 firstbaseman, Johnny Fratboy, was unhappy with Eriks's late appearance and demanded Freida play a man short in the field. The umpire disagreed and allowed Freida to field a full team.

In the third inning, Eriks was up at the plate with 1 out and men on first and third. Eriks hit a short popup a few feet from home plate, and X5 catcher, Pudge, attempted to run it down. Pudge and Eriks collided and Pudge was unable to make the play. Fratboy argued with the umpire that Eriks should be called out because of batter's interference, but the umpire called the play a foul ball and the at-bat continued. However, Eriks proceeded to ground into a double play, ending Freida's threat.

The turning point came in the bottom of the fourth. After three walks allowed by Freida ace Mike Rothburg, a crucial error by secondbaseman CW, and miscommunication in left field between RW McGelboim and Ryan Peters, Team X5 hit two opposite field HRs and scored the maximum allowable 7 runs, and X5 took a 13-8 lead.

In the top of the fifth inning, Freida batters Evan Michaelson, Steve, and David Cash went out 1-2-3, and X5 never looked back.

Freida thirdbaseman/manager/owner Byron Emerson was hopeful that his team will break out of it's slump.

"We're showing signs of improvement. This is the first game in 3 weeks that we haven't been defeated by the slaughter rule so I like where we're heading. I'm confident that once our utilityman and mascot Gizzburg shows up, we'll start putting some Ws in the win column."

Team Notes:

Freida had 9 team hits on Wednesday, 3 more than last week's 15-2 drubbing at the hands of Team Indy...The only extra base hit was a first inning double by Emerson...Freida's 1-4 hitters scored 7 of the team's 8 runs; their 5-10 hitters scored only one...McGelboim and CW continued their hot hitting, going a combined 5 for 7 with a walk and 5 runs scored...Slugging leftfielder Peters is slumping. He hit 3 balls hard but had no hits for the second straight game.

Box Score AB R H RBI BB
McGelboim - 3 2 2 0 1
CW - 4 3 3 0 0
Emerson - 2 1 1 2 1
Matos - 2 1 1 1 0
Peters - 2 0 0 1 0
Michaelson - 2 0 0 0 1
Steve - 3 0 1 0 0
Cash - 2 0 0 0 1
Rothburg - 3 0 1 0 0
Eriks - 2 1 0 0 1


Anonymous David Hackert said...

Even Jesus cannot save your team

10:41 AM

Anonymous Jeff Wacks said...

Jesus may not, but Moses could. Baruch hashem.

12:12 PM

Anonymous Byron Emerson said...

Tim Maloney must have been keeping those stats cause I had a walk that did not show up on the boxscore

12:46 PM

Anonymous Tim Maloney said...

Hey, Did any of you guys take the bar exam yet? Where do we sign up for it?

1:19 PM

Blogger McGelboim said...

Box score error has been fixed. Tell me if there are any other errors, I'm just copying off the score card.

3:21 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Updates...Where are the updates? I yearn for more riveting details and harrowing tails of the exploits of Freida's Boss.

8:02 AM

Anonymous A I said...

Updates????....Talkin' 'bout Updates?????

10:10 AM


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