Roger Federer hit two home runs and Cash Man was 65 feet away from the cycle as the Falcons overcame a sluggish start to defeat Mayhem 24-11 on Tuesday night in the first game of a home-and-home series.
The Falcons scored in every inning, and needed every run. It wasn't until the top of the fifth inning that the Falcons began to pull away from a Mayhem team that was extensively re-built over the off-season. Mayhem led after the first inning, 3-2. They led after the second inning, 5-3. They led after the third inning, 7-6. They led after the fourth inning, 9-8. The colony of Falcon bats finally woke up after that, and they put up 9 to take a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
Nearly anyone who knows Cash Man would answer with "the triple" if you were to ask them which base hit he would miss in a quest for the cycle. And on this night, they'd have been right. Actually, that's a safe bet on any night. Ah well, c'est la vie. What will be lost in history, and relegated to heated debate regarding what may have been, is the fact that Cash Man hit TWO singles, TWO doubles, and a home run. The second double was a monster shot to deep centre, and Cash Man checked his ego at second base and held up there even though he'd have made it to third with no throw.
Also not to be overlooked is that Roger Federer, Goliath, Chef, whatever you want to call him, had eight RBI, the SIXTH time this season he has had at least 5 RBI in a game.
Game Notes: Bring out the Austin Mini, there's a goddamn clown show at second base... OK, so maybe we DIDN'T get up six times each... The little Shizzles have impeccable timing, arriving back at the field just as Daddy goes yard... Someone was calling Tank "Slappy". Does that have something to do with sausage?... Back from an extended leave, DK was quick to question Million Dollar Bill talking about bleeding through a pad he was wearing. We'll leave that alone for now... With the victory, the Falcons' magic number for winning the Sean's Division Championship goes down to 7, with 5 games to go.
2B: Cash Man (2), Cincinnati Red Legs, Roger Federer, Dinner, Fo' Shizzle
3B: Should be Cash Man, sadly, isn't.
HR: Roger Federer (2), Fo' Shizzle, Cash Man
RBI: Roger Federer (8), Cash Man (4), Dinner (3), Beardo (3), Fo' Shizzle (2), Cincinnati Red Legs, Million Dollar Bill, Seņior Sevens, Tank
PIZZAS: Cincinnati Red Legs (1/3)
DOUBLE PLAYS: Million Dollar Bill-Seņior Sevens
BATTERS FACED: 45
STADIUM: K2 Field at Maypo Yards
ATTENDANCE: 3 (15% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity (Falcons' side only)
GAME TIME: 1:24
WEATHER: 16.4°C, Dark; Humidity 65%; Wind E, 9 km/h (weather data courtesy Environment Canada)
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How did the name Roger Federer come to be? Just curious...
Posted by: Anonymous
Here's the out-of-context explanation:
Goliath said "Just call me 'Roger Federer'"
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