Week 2 is almost here. Don’t forget to vote for Player of the Week the deadline is NOON. Web Gems will be posted later today, the deadline to vote for those is NOON on Sunday.
Friday and Saturday are supposed to be kinda crappy, but we don’t expect “significant” rainfall. With any luck all this stuff clears out and we have a great, low wind, Sunday. The current forecast calls for mostly sunny with a high of 85. Only a 10% chance of rain, and possibly single digit winds. Possibly.
The morning games feature a Besley Bashers vs Suns Out Guns Out contest. Suns Out actually helped recruit Besley to the league, but they didn’t meet last season. So, this one should have a little extra on the line as Suns Out makes their march to return to post-season, and Besley still tries to figure things out. In the afternoon the Nasty Boys have two tough games that could be playoff previews against the Gumballers and 7th Linning Stretch. We’ll also get to see how far Wheelchair can go on Chris Keeven’s pitching as they face the Gas House Gorillas.
The Gorillas games will be on the watch list for an additional reason this season. Matt Dreyfus is currently 11 hits away from tying the league’s all time career hits record. He started strong Week 1 with five hits. Stephen Zigmund holds the all time record with 270. There are four active players in the hunt to break Zigmund’s record, but only Dreyfus (259) and Nicholas DiCrosta (257) have realistic chances this season. DiCrosta is expected to miss much of the Summer for “personal issues” the team wouldn’t discuss, putting Dreyfus in the catbird seat. Kris Garcia is fourth all time with 240, and Alex Filides is fifth with 237.
Wrap-ups from the PWL All Star teams that traveled to Ohio are expected to be posted over the next couple of weeks. Commissioner Gallaway has posted two articles giving a behind the scenes peak at the setup for the NWLA Tournament which was largely driven by the PWL.