Unless you spend a lot of time following the PWL, or happen to be a member of Mr. Party’s Waddle, you might not have noticed Sean Coakley. He hasn’t hit any home runs. He’s only batted in four runs all season. You won’t see any spectacular diving catches from him. What he does , is get on base. Currently, he does this more than any other player in the league. Now, a batting average of .567 won’t make you the career single season batting average champion by a long shot. Long shot = 245 points. (Stephen Zigmund, .812, Summer 2007). But, leading the league in batting average isn’t something to laugh at. (Fielding…that’s what you laugh at.)
Pundits can’t help but wonder why in a critical game situation today, tied with Clubber Lang and going to extra innings, we didn’t see an at bat from the league’s leader in getting on base. After all, Coakley was at the field. In fact, he had arrived at the field two full hours before game time. Thanks to forfeits his umpiring shift and the first scheduled game turned into two hours of free time to scrimmage, take batting practice, and make a trip to local greasy spoon Steak and Egg. Spending three plus hours at the Fort and not taking a single swing of the bat isn’t the norm for league members unless they’re trolling for high school kids to pickup during the week. Is Steak and Egg to blame for him staying on the bench?
Ever since the move to Ft. Reno, Steak and Egg has claimed numerous victims of the PWL who dared to stop before their games, mostly members of the Wackazoids. This got us thinking about the other local spots that people talk about hitting for food before, or after, the games each week. What’s your favorite spot? Who knows…eventually we might even decide to be social and schedule a league happy hour some week.
(By the way, Sean, thanks again for the breakfast sandwich. It was awesome.)
What's your favorite Ft. Reno spot for food after wiffleball?
Steak and Egg (then to the bathroom)
Whole Foods (then to your bank for a loan)
Guapos (official Champions Dinner hosts)
Popeyes (Rough Riders love that Cajun Sparkle)
Chipotle (Alcoholics favorite, but where the hell is it?)
: The “other” vote was cast for Tony’s Fish, Beer and Cigar House.