A Facebook group calling for a write-in vote for Allison Smith for Week 7 Player of the Week has sprung up on the internet this week and quickly grew to 8 members.
The group, created by Alex Filides, is an attempt to get Ms. Smith rewarded for her stellar play during Week 7. Ms. Smith, who is currently the lady friend of Scared Hitless star Nick DiCrosta, is not officially connected to the group and is a little creeped out by it.
Filides started the effort shortly after Commissioner Gallaway announced the POTW nominees for Week 7 and left Smith off the list. Smith hit two home runs as well as a triple while serving as a guest player for the Rossi Posse. She became only the 4th female player to hit a home run, and the first to hit two. She was edged out for a nomination by DiCrosta himself, who has pointed out at least three times since leaving the field Sunday that he “hit three home runs, into the wind, while she only had two. Plus, she committed an error”. DiCrosta does not play in the field.
While the Facebook group is small, Smith did get a big endorsement today, meeting with President Obama to talk about her two home run game. “I wish more women were hitting home runs, if they were, we wouldn’t have all the problems we have today”, the President said. “I want every woman out there to take advantage of my new health care plan. There is plenty of money for abortions and wiffleball injuries. Just skip those mammograms; we’re on a budget here.”
This isn’t the first time that Filides has taken to Facebook to show his displeasure at the POTW Awards. Largely a popularity contest once the three nominations based on the stats are made by the Commissioner, Filides has been nominated six times, and never won. That’s the worst shut out record in the PWL history, and has led some to question his popularity with other players. Filides himself posted on his Facebook page that the “POTW Award is a joke” after one of his many, multiple, let’s call it six, losses.
Filides did win the Most Valuable Player award for the Season 2009 season, but this year had more of a most valuable meltdown. He originally left his team, Clubber Lang, to form his own team when the manager refused to let him pitch. However, he returned with his tail tucked between his legs when a Craig’s List ad for players went unanswered. It’s been a rough season for him, starting with the managers banning his use of a glove in the field though a rules change, and finishing the season with .247 batting average, well under the league average.
His last ditch effort for the PWL award is seen as a mating call by many. Don’t worry, this can be settled on the field. Filides’ Clubber Lang battles DiCrosta’s Scared Hitless this Saturday in the Division Championship Series.