Week 3 Preview (Sp14): Scandanavian Skies

Written by - Posted 2014-05-02 00:32 in News

It’s been a wet and crappy week, but it looks like we’re going to get lucky on Sunday…at least in terms of rain and sun. The wind on the other hand…oh man. Predicted to be 17 MPH from the west…which at Gravelly means about 30 MPH. Basically as bad as Week 1, but instead of blowing out on all fields, it’s blowing hard in on Green, across Blue, and out on Red. So…look for extra innings games on Green with no scoring…and a pop up to the pitcher on Red becoming a homerun. Wind, it’s what’s for dinner.

DO YOUR JOB! – Don’t forget to do two things this week, and every week. Vote for Player of the Week and nominate a nice defensive play for a Webgem. And yes, on Webgems, don’t be embarrassed about nominating yourself. Or don’t be any more embarrassed than Zach Carter for nominating himself twice this week already.

PARKS SERVICE – Adding the sixth division this season threw a wrench into our standard cardinal direction division names, plus central. We debated and discussed. We asked for twitter feedback. It was all bad. Ultimately, the Deputy Commissioner had an idea, and the Commissioner improved upon it. Basically how all decisions should be made. After two weeks of the lame A, B, C, D, E, F names, the divisions for this season have been officially named after United States National Parks. In fact, the six most visited National Parks. You see, we play our games on land controlled by the National Park Service. It’s…fitting.

BE AN ALL STAR – Another reminder that tryouts to be part of the PWL’s All Star team heading to Columbus, OH, in July are underway and open. This week and next week will be the final open spots. Full details of the tournament and the tryouts are here. Email the Commish if you’re interested, and can throw a wiffleball really fast and accurate from 45 feet.

SIX INNINGS – We’re trying to do a 6 Innings profile each week. We ran out of interesting players in 2010, but it seems like we should push though regardless. This week’s profile of Aaron Christoff won’t bring a tear to your eye, but it might help you recognize at least one player in the league not on your team. And check out the full archive of profiles on the main Six Innings page.

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