Sunday, June 24, 2018
Another Light Turnout
by Little Joe Marra

There isn't much to report. Despite the fact that it was the first Sunday of summer only ten players managed to make it to the field. We eked out a five on five half of field game with Artie's team winning 8-6. Very disappointing and worrisome. Let's not let WP Softball fade away, we've worked hard to make this happen for over 20 years and there should be more good years ahead. It's up to you guys.

In attendance- Artie, Kenny, Doug, Lance, John, Nick, Jimmy, Pedro and Mike Y. in their season's debut, and yours truly.

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Good Luck, Joe!
by Little Joe Marra

Windsor Park Softball took a little time before the game to say goodbye to last year's MVP Joe Torres. Joe is heading to North Carolina next week to begin a new phase in his life as he furthers his career in pediatric medicine. He's an excellent ballplayer and a fine young man and we all wish him and his bride the best of luck.

As for the main event, well, we got in a 6 inning game as Father's Day and other things forced several players to leave early. Big Joe subbed for Mo who's still on the DL but his team fell to the Bazooka Joe's 8-2.  There was an interesting array of players on hand, almost like Old Timers Day which happened to be going on at Yankee Stadium that same day.

Mike W and Tony made their season debuts. Efrain, after a long absence was there along with his friend Juan, Danny and Kenny arrived with their sons Andrew and Doug respectively for a Father's Day outing. Doug was a onetime regular with WP so it was good to see him again. Roque came with Leo and nephew Fausto who made jaws drop with a homer that rivaled Aaron Judge for launch speed. Arun, Noah, John and myself were there as usual. The biggest surprise was the arrival of Jeff after about a year and a half recuperating from back injuries. He claimed to not be 100% and then went out and pitched an excellent game. He said he'll make every attempt to come more regularly. Great seeing him again as well.

The cold weather is finally behind us so let me urge you guys again to respond to the attendance survey and make the effort to come out and play.

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Walk-ins Welcome
by Little Joe Marra

Fortunately WP Softball has always had a policy of letting regular players bring guests, otherwise we wouldn't have been able to put together an 8 on 7 doubleheader on Sunday. Nick brought a friend, Jimmy and others were accompanied by family members: Roque came with his nephew, Fausto, Joe Torres arrived with his father, Tony and his niece, Serenity, old friend Danny showed up and brought along his son, Andrew; and of course Artie and Mauricio were both on hand. The only solo acts were John, Noah, Lance and yours truly.

Game results? Artie once again captained and pitched great and led his team to a sweep,9-7 and 4-1. Incidentally, we played on our old location, Field 12. Field 11 was unplayable with the infield grass at knee height although the outfield was mowed; hard to figure. And there was a fishing pond around home plate. Field 12 was bone dry unlike past years. You have to be a geologist to understand how this can happen.

Attendance has been light. That's partly due to weather, one can suppose, but yesterday was just fine. Let's see if we can up our attendance and our responses to Whoozin.

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Game rained out

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Game canceled: unplayable field

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Happy Mother's Day!
by Maurice Novelle

So far this year mother nature has been merciless. It has been alike a Monsoon season with non stop rain and we've been forced to cancel several games early on. Today for instance Big Joe reports that the condition of the field was terrible, flooded and just unplayable. Let's hope next week the weather cooperates.

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Game canceled due to expected low attendance

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Game rained out

Sunday, April 15 & 22, 2018
WP Softball Gets Underway
by Little Joe Marra

With our commissioner, Maurice, out with a bad shoulder and the weather overcast and chilly, Windsor Park's April 15th season opener was less than ideal. Eleven intrepid players showed up and played a 6 on 5, half field game. Artie captained and pitched against the writer and his team in a 9 inning contest.

Yours truly was shelled for 19 runs despite the cold weather with homers by Noah and Matsui and an inside the park job by Artie. Final score 19-6. On hand, besides the already mentioned players, were Roque, Joe Torres, Phil, Mike R.,Todd, John, and Nick. As I said, less than ideal, but it felt good to start the season and get some innings in.

April 22nd game was a little closer to normal with clear skies and milder temperatures. Fourteen guys played to a doubleheader split, the Joe's taking the opener 12-6 and the Sticks, with Artie acting as captain once more, winning the 2nd game 17-5. A much slimmer Big Joe pitched both games and collected a bunch of hits, and took an extra base or two on the sleeping defense.

The star of the game was Noah's new bat. It had the right feel for players from both teams, from both sides of the plate with singles, doubles and triples zipping out to all fields. Ironically, Noah seemed to have the least success with it.

In attendance: Joe Torres, John, Phil, Big Joe, Dave W., Artie, Roque, Mauricio, Kenny, Noah, Dave B., Todd, Arun and Little Joe. See you next time.

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Game cancelled

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