Back at it on Sunday, July 3. This years retrospective is of 2010. Most of the listeners/readers will recall most of what I’m recalling but here it is, none the less as another stream. Spent the day at the pool so I’m in perfect shape to review.
Now another thing to note is that the commish is here tonight, and was none too pleased with my non-AP style of writing in “booze and ball 1.”
We open with game one with Sip on the handicam. Not a bad effort by Sip – probably hung over and pissed about filming. Although I’m sure he is skipping ahead in time as there are large chunks missing from the game. Luckily not a “bannable” offense as neither Hixson is playing.
Tollbooth Willies hard luck begins early, but they are the closest thing to a uniformed team in the history of the event, sporting the sleeveless button-up Farm & Fleet shirts.
Park looks pretty good in the 9 a.m. light.
Rookie Derek Mayfield with his first SLW home run.
Dude with the webgem of game one with a layout out from the mound.
Game two features Seph Lietz on the cam with the same time-lapse video issues. Could there be a time – space continuum issue in left field?
Game two also features the north vs south/brother vs brother Hixson Battle Royale.
Untimely errors mark the undoing of the younger Hixson’s “Yellow Bat Fury”.
The Nazi commissioner is killing me with updated edits as I review this game – Jesus.
It appears to be getting hot, especially for the commish as his team is taking on water fast…..
I’m still fat and it will prove costly later in the day.
Commish says the base umpires aren’t vocal enough – I say “who cares, it’s 11-0.”
Kudos to the camera men – this is boring and I’m playing.
Now the commish is filming and mad after his two runs of offense in game one. He and James E. have a nice chat about his fiancé drunk dialing, followed by Hixson Homstead projects and the farm report – fascinating TV.
Endsley is dispensing with the Crystal Seph Heads in workmanlike fashion in game three.
In the spirit of making everyone’s experience better, talk arises about playlists for the masses in 2011. Elder Hixson scoffs, citing the 2010 Maxim Mag’s iPod of the year.
I can’t wait to play with “skinny James Morton” in six days.
Also excited about opening up the third base line by moving the press box.
Forgot that Charlene thought Mayfield’s name was “Dennis”. Hilarious!
Just witnessed the lone HR from Jaime, which prompted him to remark that he will be miked up thus year by video savant, Jeff Cain. That should be great….
Hall of Famer Matt Warnes with two HR in the same game- never underestimate the streakiness.
Base umpires focus needs to include leaving the bag early in 2011 – Dave Cain?!
Dave Beethoven’s first appearance on the video …….and films! Thanks a lot, DB!
Stats will provide a great going forward bar. Everyone (who doesn’t have the video) cant remember shit. Which leads to inaccurate statements that include things like “there are only two great players.”
My idiot brother’s plans to end this “Christmas in July” should be met with extreme prejudice. The level of play is reached the best ever – based upon the hours of footage.
Lots of pageantry planned for this year. Keep an eye out!
Really looking forward to the return of “one-7” photography in 2011. We need to get the kid in the pictures this year.
Pandora for everyone will be the playlist on tournament day by order of the commissioner.
Thanks for reading through the second edition of booze and ball.