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Giants & Dodgers - Baseball and BBQ


In what hopefully will become an annual tradition, the Giants and Dodgers enjoyed an evening of baseball followed by a full serving of beer, burgers and bratwurst in Watervliet.

After scoring one in the top of the 1st, the Dodgers sent John "Weber Grill" to the mound and gave him plenty of defensive support. With Clary on 2nd and Nardacci on 1st with no outs, Doug Reisinger hit a solid single to left field. John "Cheese" Cortese threw a strong relay to Staulters at SS who turned and threw a bullet home to nail Clary at the plate. A walk and an RBI single by Quackenbush tied the score and loaded the bases. The Dodgers turned a 5 - 2 - 3 DP to squash the rally.

The bottom of the Dodgers order provided some punch in the top of the 2nd as Ball worked a walk and Steve "Special Sauce" Schaefer drilled a double to right. Harvey Staulters drove the pair of "guys who run pretty good for catchers" home with his second hit of the game.

The third inning featured a defensive oddity thanks to Giants hurler, Mike Clary. CDMSBL newcomer, Steve Jiampeti walked and heard something about "get a good secondary lead". Mr. Clary promptly picked off the 55 year-old rookie. With two outs and the veterans Ball and Schaefer on 1st and 2nd, Mr. Clary picked off his second runner from 1st. (I won't say which old veteran it was. I'll just say I'm glad it wasn't me!) The Dodgers defense played instant replay in the 3rd inning as the Giants had runners on 1st and 2nd and Doug Reisinger drove another single into left field; this one down the line. Another Cortese to Staulters to Ball relay caught Lounello one step before crossing the dish.

The Dodgers finally got some separation in the 6th inning as Ray "Cole Slaw" Coletta led off with a bomb to the hill in left-center for a triple. After singles by Alston and Bradley, Jiampeti laced a triple of his own down the right field line. John "High Cheese" Cortese took the mound to wrap things up and it was on to Steve Lounello's hilltop home for a very nice BBQ.

Hot dogs, burgers, bratwurst, salads, chips & dip; pretzels, a few coolers and 20+ guys talking baseball. Who got traded. Who didn't. Can the Yankees beat the Astros? Can the Shaskys beat anyone? Lots of fun. Thank you to Steve and his Giants teammates for including the Dodgers in the festivities.

(Fred Pidgeaon - I hope you enjoyed my recap)



-- Edited by Don Ball on Wednesday 3rd of August 2022 03:48:58 PM

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Great recap Donnie Baseball..!! Comradery of this league is what it's all about..!!

Not surprised Clary's still picking runners off...coincidentally, at our cooler session in Chatham Sunday, Mitch was telling us of the time Clary walked, and then picked off, three straight lady Silver Bullet players once at Heritage Park. (The same game Mitch laid out one of the gals with a forearm shiver at the home plate..!!)

Jonny

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Good story, not to mention the references to watery-mouth-making food, Don, but who won?

Not picking on you, but often I find that the happy scribes here often put down two, four, six or more paragraphs of lively story before we learn who won.

If we do.

I once had an editor threaten to beat the pencil shavings out of me if I didn't put the score somewhere in the first three sentences.

I'd say you all can go four lines if you're having a good time.

My old editor was right, without the score high up in the story reading becomes a puzzling chore. We keep looking for the ultimate, "What happened?"

Once the score's in, you can always double back to the dray-ma, or the cole slaw.

PS. Does Mike Clary throw pickoffs underground?





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Mike - Sometimes - in the spirit of sportsmanship - I don't include the score. When your read that the Dodgers got some separation in the 6th and their pitcher wrapped things up also in the 6th, you could conclude that the Dodgers won. If you do not draw that conclusion but still got the message that everyone had good time, I'm happy with that.

Don

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