Archive for June, 2010

Week 12 Report: The Icemen of Nesconset Cometh

June 29, 2010

The Snowmen are back on top after relinquishing the lead in Week 11 to the Filthy. The Icemen of Nesconset are up 65-61 over the Dirty Dogs after Sunday’s action after leading the league in Runs (55), Steals (11), Wins (5) and WHIP (1.11) in Week 12… Chone Figgins racked up seven steals (21) for the Frost…Nesconset is starting to get the Fever for the Freeze…

Swipin’ bags for the BEML-leading Snowmen…Chone Figgins.

Not involved whatsoever with the rise of the 2010 Snowmen…outspoken British atheist Chris Hitchens.

The Dirty Dogs had a difficult week, with just five HRs and 31 RBI. The Dirty are hurty, having lost both Dustin Pedroia and V-Mart in the past week to injury…

The third-place Barracudas actually landed in first for a moment in Week 12, before falling back (10 points out)…They led the league in HRs (18) and BA (.316) in Week 12 but posted an uncharacteristically bad ERA (6.52) and league-worst WHIP (1.77)…Tommy Hanson (24 hits and walks in 7.3 IP, 17.18 ERA) and Matt Cain (7 ER in 2.7 IP, 23.63 ERA) were just crushed…Justin Upton tried to pick up the slack (.571/3/5/1)…

Pounded mercilessly in Week 12: the Cudas’ Tommy Hanson…

…not Ted Danson…

…or Charles Manson.

Seymour Gardens at Schwab Park is tied with the Cudas for third place despite hitting just .241 in Week 12…recent free-agent acquisition Jose Bautista is not looking so hot for the Gardens so far, as he is hitting just .158 (9-for-57)…

Recently welcomed to Schwab Park: soul-patched Seymour Gardens 3B/OF Jose Bautista…

…not 18th century Spanish explorer Juan Bautista.

The wily (fifth-place, 12 points back) Craydawgs are starting to pick things up in the pitching department, posting a 2.90 ERA with BEML-best 66 Ks in Week 12…Jon Lester had 15 Ks in 15 IP with a 1.20 ERA and now has a 2.00 ERA over 85 IP for the Dawgs…Kevin “The Crushin’ Russian” Kouzmanoff has filled in nicely for the injury-riddled Aramis Ramirez in June, posting a .353 BA (24-for-68)…

The George Kents held steady in 6th place (16.5 points back)…Josh Johnson is vying with the Dogs’ Ubaldo J for the 2010 Maddux Award (1.83 ERA/0.96 WHIP, 107 Ks)… Project Mayhem (23 points back) led the league with 54 RBI in Week 12…Free agent rookie pickup Brennan Boesch is 10-for-31 with 3 HRs and 9 BI…Mayhem struck gold with Scott Rolen this season at a $0.50 salary: .300/16/50…The Bears plunged 10 points into eighth place (27.5 points back) and posted a 7.15 ERA on the week…A.J. Burnett led the fall, with a 16.71 ERA over seven innings…Wolfpack may just yet get out of the basement this year (32 points back)…The Pack posted a BEML-low 2.79 ERA, led by the resurgent Jake Peavy (7 IP, 0 ER, 9 Ks, W)…David Wright is back too (.300/14/61/13).

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Week 11 Update: Massapequa Mutts Back on Top

June 22, 2010

MASSAPEQUA–It’s the biggest news out of Massapequa since Amy Fisher capped Mary Jo Buttafuoco…Yes, the Dirty Dogs are back on top:

Rank Team Batting Pitching Total Dif Behind
1 Dirty Dogs 27 38 65 13.5 0
2 Snowmen 40 22 62 -1.5 3
3 Barracudas 33 25.5 58.5 8.5 6.5
4 Gardens 23 28 51 -3.5 14
5 Craydawgs 34 16 50 -4 15
6 Kents 31 17.5 48.5 -0.5 16.5
7 Bears 18 29.5 47.5 0.5 17.5
8 Mayhem 11 26 37 -11.5 28
9 Wolfpack 8 22.5 30.5 -1.5 34.5

The Filth led the BEML in BA (.315), HR (16), RBI (59), Steals (12), ERA (1.68) and WHIP (0.89) to pick up 13.5 points on the week and melt the Freeze out of first. Dustin Pedroia went 12-for-23 (.522) with a homer, 5 BI, and 4 steals. Speaking of steals (i.e., from Project Mayhem), Ryan Howard gave the Dogs a bone by cranking 4 HRs (14) with 8 BI (51). Ubaldo keeps getting it done, as he pitched eight innings of one-run ball and now has 13 wins with a 1.16 ERA.

The Dirty Dogs are Massapequa’s biggest story since Mary Jo caught a cap…

The Freeze is hanging tough after dropping 1.5 points in Week 11. Matty Holliday hit .435 with 4 HRs (10) with 8 BI (33), but A-Rod is struggling (2-for-18 this week) with hip issues that may jeopardize the Snowmen’s season.

The Barracudas picked up 8.5 points in Week 11 and briefly held the lead before the Dogs blew past them. H-Ram has started to earn his league-high salary (.294/2 HR/7 BI/1 SB this week) and Josh Hamilton has been healthy and productive (16-for-27/1 HR/6 BI/2 SB this week) and is now hitting .337/16/52/5 on the season. That drugged-out mutha can carry a team if you give him a chance.

Elsewhere around the BEML…Seymour Gardens dropped 3.5 points as six players hit under .200 for the week, including an 0-for-19 from Chase Headley…The Craydawgs dropped four points as Andre Ethier continued to have difficulty (.154 for the week) since coming off the DL…

Talkin’ ’bout Headley…

…not Smedley.

George Kents picked up a league-high eight wins and 64 Ks in Week 11, including two wins and 13 Ks from C.C. Sabathia…the Bears hit a league-low .222 in Week 11, including a 2-for-21 showing from Kelly Johnson…Project Mayhem dropped a whopping 11.5 points to fall back out of the mix, posting league worsts in HRs (6), Runs (32), RBI (29), Steals (2) and ERA (3.94)…Mayhem’s Jorge Cantu went 0-for-17, but rookie Stephen Strasburg has provided some spark with two wins and 32 strikeouts over just 19.3 innings…Wolfpack got an 0-for-18 from Yadier Molina, but continues to get a nice return off a $0.50 investment from Big Papi (.353/3/7 in Week 11)…

Cudas Take Founders’ Day Game

June 12, 2010

FARMINGDALE–The Annual BEML Founders’ Day Game was held last Thursday at the Fish Tank. The host Barracudas had homers from Josh Hamilton (13) and Michael Young (7) and Tommy Hanson racked up 10 strikeouts over 5.2 innings. The Craydawgs‘ Jon Lester had his worst outing since joining the Dawgs, as he gave up 6 runs in 6 innings to take the loss.

BEML’s founding fathers take in the scene at the Fish Tank Thursday. It appears the Cudas’ owner has recovered from the Taser® injuries suffered recently at Catch The Barracuda Night.

Snowmen Handling Their Business…Their Snow Business

June 6, 2010

BEML XVIII is about a third of the way through at this point, and the Snowmen entered Friday’s play with 64 points and a healthy 8.5 point lead over the second-place Dirty Dogs. The Freeze have put together the league’s strongest offense to date, with 41 out of 45 possible points in the hitting categories.

The Frosty Ones have been led by thunder and lightning, i.e., Miguel Cabrera (.352/16/51/2) and Carl Crawford (.316/5/30/17), a resurgence from Vernon Wells (.306/13/37/2), and fortunate performances from Paul Konerko (.273/14/34/0) and pitcher Jon Garland (6 Ws, 2.15 ERA). A very important factor for the Icyfellas has been the team’s health through the first couple of months; not a single player of any significance has suffered an injury of any great length. And that, in a nutshell, may be what it takes to bring home the coveted BEML Grail…Power, Speed, Luck, and Health.

Could 2010 be the Year of the Snowmen?

Elsewhere around the BEML…Dirty Dogs recently lost Kendry Morales’ golden bat to injury, but pulled off a collaboration with trading partners Project Mayhem, landing stars V-Mart, Ryan Howard and Bobby Abreu for Alfonso Soriano, Brian Wilson and offal like Jorge Cantu and James Loney…Ubaldo Jimenez is crushing it, with a league-leading 10 wins and a ridonkulous 0.78 ERA…with the infusion of offense from Project Mayhem, the Dogs have now definitely picked up the scent of the BEML trophy…

Dirty Dogs are on the hunt for the 2010 trophy.

George Kents are in third but only nine points separate the second and eighth place teams…Albert Pujols (.318/12/39/5) is not even the most valuable first baseman on this squad; that honor belongs to Justin Morneau (.369/12/38/0)… future BEML HOFer Trevor Hoffman has been relegated to the Kents’ bench with a 12.38 ERA…

The Kents have benched Hoffman.

Roy Halladay (7 wins, 1.99 ERA) recently hurled a perfect game for the fourth-place Bears (52.5 points, 11.5 points back)…after an off-year last year Alex Rios is lighting it up and flashing his 30-30 potential (.342/9/19/11)…Mark Reynolds has been ailing and any significant DL stay will definitely hurt the Bears’ chances this year…young ace Brett Anderson has suffered a setback in his recovery recently…

Talkin’ ’bout Alex Rios…

Not Ronnie James Dio (RIP).

The fifth-place Craydawgs (52 points, 12 points back) continue to pile-up the injuries… superstars Nelson Cruz, Jimmy Rollins and Jacoby Ellsbury were recently rushed back from their DL stints only to land back on the DL within days of their return…sensing a potentially lost season the Dawgs insured themselves against injuries to certain key players last April (see below)…

The Craydawgs are covered!

Yet another Craydawg carried off the field.

Seymour Gardens (sixth place, 49.5 points, 14.5 points back) have had a rollercoaster season thus far, and right now they’re in a down phase…Vladdy has shown he has some life left (.335/12/44/4), but Jeff Francoeur has not been loved by the fans at Schwab Park (.224/2/21/5)…

Project Mayhem (seventh place, 47 points, 17 points back) has been modestly successful of late and continues to defy expectations for an expansion club, but they didn’t help themselves much with the trade of key offensive players to the Dirty Dogs (see above)…Scott Rolen has been a huge surprise (.289/13/37)…

The Barracudas (eighth place, 46.5 points, 17.5 points back) have struggled lately…Los Pescados’ vaunted pitching staff is last in wins but can make up ground quickly in that category if more luck falls their way…Mark “Big Tex” Teixeira (.220) has embodied the team’s failures thus far, and closers Bobby Jenks (6.75 ERA) and Chad Qualls (7.64 ERA) have floundered…

Wolfpack is 34 points back but has not thrown in the towel yet…What has happened to this normally competitive squad? Simply put, lots of disappointing performances from some key players…Grady Sizemore (.211/0/13/4) has been lost to surgery…Lance Berkman, Raul Ibanez and Adam Lind are hitting around .220…Jake Peavy (6.93 ERA) has been a disaster…