Archive for March, 2004

Who’ll Stop the Rain?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004

Who’ll Stop the Rain?

Long as I remember
The rain been comin’ down.
Clouds of myst’ry pourin’
Confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages,
Tryin’ to find the sun;
And I wonder,
Still I wonder,
Who’ll stop the rain.

-John Fogerty

The Artesia City League is a great place for So Cal teams to get their work in during the week, including the likes of Travis Price and Team Rainey, Captain Dans, Raymar, the Lakewood Jets and the Long Beach Black Sox. No truth to the rumor that the league is moving to a domed facility, though that might be one way to get games in amidst all the rain we’ve been getting the past three weeks in “sunny” Southern California. It’s pouring again tonight, and looks like Wednesday night could be washed out. The troops are getting antsy to play, especially with the So Cal ASA travel league starting this weekend, and everyone a rusty. I suppose we shouldn’t complain too loudly though, as the folks East of us would probably be happy to trade our weather for theirs. An email I received from a fastpitch friend in Illinois tonight brought that point home succintly. I mentioned that the weatherman was predicting 82 degree weather for our travel league this weekend in Palm Springs. He fired back that it was also going to be 82 in Illinois this weekend — 40 on Saturday and 42 on Sunday. ’nuff said.

Lord of the Rings

Monday, March 1st, 2004

Now that the Oscars have recognized the many accomplishments of the film “Lord of the Rings”, we thought it appropriate to recognize our own “Lords of the Rings”, i.e. National Champions for 2003 who are now halfway through their reign. (click blue hyperlink to see list). And while we’re at it, the award for the “Best Performance in a Leading Role” in 2003 went to:

ISC MVP Jody Eidt
ISC MVPitcher Gerald Muizelaar
ISC II MVP Scott Smith
ISC II MVPitcher Scott Smith
NAFA WS Open MVP Duane Clarkson
NAFA WS Open MVPitcher Darcy Byrne
NAFA WS AAA MVPitcher Tony Peeples
NAFA WS AA MVP Trevor Knight
NAFA WS AA MVPitcher Mike Smith
NAFA WS A MVPitcher Tim Murphy
ASA Major MVP Chris Delarwelle
ASA Major MVPitcher Paul Algar
ASA A MVP Rick Lang
ASA C MVP Sonny B. Perkins
ASA C MVPitcher Rick Barker
ASA 45+ MVP Tony Hunoff
ASA 50+ MVPitcher Rick Plangger
ASA B & 40+ not available