Not the best start to the season but as a self confessed geek, I decided to take a look at some of the stats we keep and noticed that a lot of the runs scored against us were by guests, especially the home runs and the grand slams – in some cases, this has really put the opposition at an advantage and won them the game. I checked for our sister team (The Vipers) and noticed there was a pattern in div 4 too with players guesting down smashing home runs and grand slams against them every single week. Continue reading “Rippers Match Report – Week 8”
We all took to the field on what seemed like a regular Tuesday night, ready to unleash the Vipers might on the Barflies. We got off to a normal start they scored a few, we scored a few, just an average softball game, nothing too special. Continue reading “Vipers Match Report – Week 8”
As Rippers some of us had helped the Titans when they first formed.
What can we say about the Bats? Not very much really as we don’t know them very well having never played them before so we focused on analysing what we did know about the team. Ross Birch once gave us some pitching coaching when we were a newly formed team (he was playing Div 1 at the time) and we also know Shawn Koala and Di Charlton (or as their celebrity couple name – Shart) so we focused on them. Our plan to sabotage their game worked to an extent as we told Shawn that if he fluffed his hits then Di would call the wedding off so pretty much he hit nothing for most of the game but little did we know that he actually wants to get married (fool) and therefore he banjoed one in the 6th to cement his foolish love for his betrothed. Di was really going for the kill with her swings and grunting heavily which made our own Eddie quite faint and flustered and he had to sit down with a damp flannel. Continue reading “Rippers Match Report – Week 3”
As Rebels came down from D3 last year and have, if anything, strengthened their team, we knew we were going to be “up against it”. We had heard on the grapevine though that Hayley McTear was suffering from scurvy, rickets and fallen arches though so we held onto that.
Continue reading “Vipers Match Report – Week 3”
Was a great game against the outlaws with Rippers hitting a few in the first innings to take an easy lead but unfortunately the strikeout curse of division 3 hit us again a few times (Ed used to live next door to a witch and used to throw bin bags over the fence and to this day has terrible bad luck). Continue reading “Rippers Match Report – Week 2”
Our second game was against the newly formed Blue Jays and their wealth of experience showed. Continue reading “Vipers Match Report – Week 2”
Well it wasn’t the greatest start to our 3rd division campaign but there were some saving graces. Continue reading “Rippers Match Report – Week 1”
We love the meteors, they’re great and we were glad that we could face them at the start of the season as we have trained with them a few times, we have drank with them and we have even named their bats for them. Lovely lovely Meteors. Continue reading “Vipers Match Report – Week 1”
A lot of rookie players in the Manchester Softball League come from the Indoor sessions run by BSUK. Although this is very much appreciated for the growth of the sport, the proper rules of the outdoor game is a lot ‘stricter’ than the indoor version and some players can find it daunting at first. This guide is hopefully going to help alleviate that. Continue reading “New to Outdoor Softball?”