He's Baaaaaack! Filides Returns

Written by - Posted 2012-08-27 22:54 in Blog

Alex Filides, the most hated person in the history of the Potomac Wiffleball League is coming back.

After weeks, which seemed like days to all of us, away from both the PWL and the national capital region, Filides is bringing back his…well, whatever it is he has.

In a shocking move he’s spending the rest of this season with arch rival Scared Hitless. It’s dogs and cats living together kids, the end can’t be far away.

The next thing you know Dreyfus and DiCrosta will leave Scared Hitless to join the Canvassers and win their only World Championship rings of their long careers. Strange stuff is going on here folks. Buy a helmet.

The complete statement issued by Scared Hitless:


Scared Hitless agreed to terms today with free agent Alex Filides on a one-season contract. A physical will not be conducted.

Despite being on the opposite ends of an often heated rivalry, circumstances had developed where the two sides could each satisfy a need. Hitless had recently purchased the contract of Ryan May from Triple-A Gaithersburg, but still found the roster woefully thin.

“I know we’ve had bad blood in the past, but we are all veterans with the same goal – to win a championship” stated Hitless manager, Matt Dreyfus. “It may be strange at first, but I’m confident we will be a better club for the remainder of the season – especially if this move prevents me from ever pitching again.”

Contact details are still emerging, but early word is Filides will be expected to comply with Hitless’ uniform code of wearing a t-shirt.

HOT STOVE: Summer Lovin'

Written by - Posted 2012-07-31 23:12 in Blog

7/31/2012 11:00 PMCurrent Teams and Players Signed Up

  • Have Fun Out Theres return and become the 16th Team, TEAMS ARE FINALIZED
  • Canvassers pickup a free agent as Nicholas West returns to the team after a season on his own sqaud, and Kris Garcia flirted with Scared Hitless but decided to stay married to the Canvassers for one more season.

7/30/2012 11:00 AM

  • 15 Teams have had players officially signed as of today. 16 is a very nice even number so we’re hoping for one more, and one more only.
  • DEATH WATCH: It seems likely that we’re losing Sex Panthers, Most Interesting Men, and We’d Hit That. Though, no confirmations as of right now.
  • NEW TEAMS: Blatz and TBA are signed up as the 2nd and 3rd new teams and should be filling out rosters soon.

7/18/2012 10:00 PM

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  • 8 Teams have had players officially signed as of today, but we know a lot of standards will be back.
  • Welcome to the first new team for summer, the Gumballers.
  • All Star Kevin Higman despite being courted by several teams will return to the Janitors. Rumor is they have signed a second hitter, Todd Ogg, formerly of NWO, but it’s not confirmed yet. That will give them a total of two hitters.
  • DEATH WATCH: Looks like we’ll lose Have Fun Out Theres, NWO, and Natty Brohs. A couple of teams on life support, We’d Hit That and Most Interesting Men.

The Filides Forecast: World Series Predictions

Written by - Posted 2012-06-23 17:18 in Blog

About the Author: Alex Filides is the guy most of the league hates for no reason, and some of the league hates for very good reasons. He’s aggressive in the game, eats, sleeps and breathes wiffleball, and left the winning run in two postseason series stranded on third base.

Barnburners win series 2-1.

The wind is projected to blow from the SSE at around 8-10mph for Sunday, which means it will be blowing out on the blue and green field. Barnburners
definitely have the advantage here. Ty Fletcher is the key ingredient to solidify the Barnburners rotation, in fact he could be their best pitcher. Gannon is just
as good as an ace and Tomko isn’t bad for a 3rd option. As mentioned, last week Hitless needed a 3rd hitter to step up, which was Davis, however in this scenario, it has to be the better hitters in the Shannon brothers, if they can’t figure out Thaman, then the whole team is in trouble offensively. A very underrated defensive alignment for a team that has been noted for their offense, Gannon and Shannon as good as they come in the field.

Superman has Thaman on the mound, it is our belief that he will need to keep the Shannon brothers not only from…

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The Filides Forcast: Round 2 Predictions

Written by - Posted 2012-06-16 23:09 in Blog

About the Author: Alex Filides is the guy most of the league hates for no reason, and some of the league hates for very good reasons. He’s aggressive in the game, eats, sleeps and breathes wiffleball, and left the winning run in two postseason series stranded on third base.

Scared Hitless vs Barnburners

Not exactly your typical 1 vs 4 matchup. It’s not rocket science here, Nicholas DiCrosta needs to stay in the game and focus his attention on what he needs to do, instead of talking to everyone around him. Brian Ford has pitched very well in his last outing and has pitched decently against the Barnburners in the past, but the Barnburner bats may be too much if DiCrosta gets ejected, sometimes one run is all you need in these types of games.

The Barnburners have just about the whole package…

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Commish's Playoff Predictions

Written by - Posted 2012-06-07 19:36 in Blog

With just a week left to go there is a lot of talk from the sub-500 teams who haven’t been eliminated yet that they may still be playoff bound if they can win out. We’d like to just shoot them and put them out of their misery now.

If you’ve played 12 games and you’ve only won 5, go ahead and book that weekend trip to the car wash for next weekend because you’re not going to the playoffs. Sure, it’s mathmatically possible, but a .500 team hasn’t been in the playoffs since the Spring of 2009 when we had 8 teams and 4 of them (that’s half for those teams who haven’t won half, so don’t know that) made it to postseason.

Yes, the expansion of the playoffs to 8 teams up from 6, puts us at 40% of the teams making it to the postseason. Not exactly the cream of the crop, but it’s going to take a little better than .500, or it should.

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BREAKING NEWS: Alex Filides to Retire at End of Spring Season

Written by - Posted 2012-05-24 10:57 in Blog

Alex Filides of NWO to retire after Season, ending consecutive GP streak close to 95 games, and never winning a World Series.

5 Reasons I Started Another Wiffleball League

Written by - Posted 2012-05-23 18:41 in Blog

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Josh Smith is the founder of Wiffler’s Digest. Smith was (and still is) the head columnist for the National Wiffleball League Association but decided he wanted to widen his scope for writing on the sport…thus Wiffler’s Digest was born. Starting first as a wiffleball news blog it snowballed to become a bi-monthly online magazine that readers could have access to for free. The audience for the blog and magazine have been growing – spreading from the United States to Canada, Taiwan, Japan, Russia, and beyond. Smith visited Washington, DC the weekend Week 2 of the Spring Season was scheduled but it was rained out.

I have not mentioned myself much on this blog and I prefer to keep it that way as much as possible but this post requires me to narrate my recent personal experience as a wiffleball league commissioner and it is for this reason that I will be using words like “I” and “me.” It is my hope that you will forgive me for speaking out of the third person narration of the latest topics at hand in the wiffle world. Now that we have that out of the way, please allow me to continue…

Some of you reading this may be aware of the fact that I ran a small league called the Garrett Drive Wiffleball League for nearly 10 years in my home town. Last year, for a host of reasons, things just did not work out. I pulled the plug on the season and ultimately the league. I felt it was time to move on and I was tired or wasting my time with something I believed was fruitless. I had pulled the plug on the league before in 2008. But when I decided to revive it in 2010 the results were pretty amazing. For some reason the results could not be duplicated the following year. Fool me once…right? I was definitely done running a league. If you don’t run your league give your commissioner a pat on the back – it is a lot of hard work and it is seldom appreciated. When spring came I felt no desire to get a league running again. Sure, I felt like throwing the ball around but I’ve got a couple friends I could do that with any time. Getting any more people than that is either difficult or complicates things.

However, all this changed in mid-April when Chris Gallaway invited me out to Washington D.C. to check out his league, the 20-team behemoth known as the Potomac Wiffleball League.

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Written by - Posted 2012-05-21 15:57 in Blog

That is all.

Speculation on the Cause of the Stat Delay?

Written by - Posted 2012-05-17 14:11 in Blog

The media is in a feeding frenzy over the cause of the Week 5 stats being delayed.

While the Commissioner has not made a formal statement, league members are eagerly anticipating an explanation.

What do you think caused the delay?

Reason for the Delay Updating Stats?
Commish Transferring Power to Alex Filides
Wanted Gagnon's Picture At Top of Site as Long as Possible
Overwhelmed by Bryce Harper's First MLB HR
Wind Damaged Laptops


One for the Thumb: 5 PWL Teams Ranked in National Top 50

Written by - Posted 2012-05-05 10:52 in Blog

The National Wiffle League Association (NWLA), has posted their Week 4 national rankings and five PWL teams have cracked the top 50.

The Blandsford Barnburners who held the #1 National Ranking in Spring 2010 have moved up from #5 to #4, and Scared Hitless, the perennial runners-up in the PWL have dropped out of the top 50 for the first time in several years after getting off to a 2-2 start this season.

Superman’s Wheelchair moved up a lot of spots to land at #14. Ranked for the first time and in at #48 are the Most Interesting Men, who used to be an all girls team called “The Gnats”.

Also, in case their Harper-esque egos needed the boost, the Moose Knuckles have broken in at #41. Welcome to the show, kids.