:: We're talking Homer, Ozzie and the Straw... ::
The holes in the roster are being filled. New players are being recruited. Different jerseys are being ordered.
And Chris is frantically looking for his balls.
That's softballs, people.
Yup, it is nearly that time again. Slo-pitch time. There are lots of people who don't like slo-pitch much, but I do. And the much-maligned Cannons will once again hit the field at McLeod Park. Hopefully, we can actually win some games this year and avoid last year's uh...slump.
There is, you see, a very good reason why the Cannons site - made while I was stuck up in Peace River - didn't get updated past May.
We lost, that's why. We lost bad. Like 20 games in a row kind of bad. It was ugly. Crammed in between all those L's were the following things: Yelling at umpires, yelling at the other team, yelling at each other, threatening umpires...well you get the idea.
This year though, we've decided to smarten up a tad. I don't think there will be as much yelling or jackass-ery this year because it was kind of embarrassing. Also I think a lot of teams really hate us because of it (fuck them, though).
But we definitely don't like to lose.
The season is still about a month and a half away, but I felt like blogging about it now anyway, since a series of league meetings and organizing have got me in the mood. Chris and Jeremy are still the coaches, and, because I've helped organize a bit of stuff (not to mention maintained the team's outstanding, yet completely unnecessary, website) me and Jer decided I should get a title too, so I'm now the Assistant Junior Vice President of Baseball Operations.
Maybe I should get business cards made up. (Can't be any worse than the business card I have at work from Bucholtz that says he's a mathlete/badass).
Anyway, there are a few changes this year. For starters, we're probably getting new jerseys and possibly might get sponsored by Slapshots, our local watering hole. Also, some players are gone:
Mike, who quit halfway through because he says we didnt like him; Nikki, who didnt pay her damn money anyway then moved to Vancouver. Justin's gone too, since he barely showed up. Also, Jenn and Tara are not playing this year, leaving us scrambling a bit to find girls to replace them (we have to have four girls in the lineup at all times). Jenna nabbed a good player from her old fastpitch team, so that's good, and Steph will also play full-time, so we're still on the lookout for one more. We aren't going to replace the guys since we already had too much sausage on the team anyway.
Unfortunately, our most hated opponents (the dickwads at Redwood Plastics) are out of the league because they missed a meeting. Too bad, because their fat bitch of a 1st baseman sure was entertaining. Also, we'll be without the antics of their home-run hitting, too-tight shorts wearing shortstop. Boo hoo.
So that's our season preview. When the time comes I will actaully update the team's website with new players etc, just because I still have a lot of spare time on my hands and it's kind of fun. Hopefully this year will be better than last.
Maybe we can shorten up that losing streak to 19.