Greg Swindell facing Jim Balian.
Greg Swindell facing Jim Balian.
Saturday, April 23rd marked the first Big League WIFFLE ball tournament of 2011.
Despite rain all day Saturday, the WIFFLE ball Tournament commenced; all thanks to great hospitality at the Edge Sports Complex, in Bedford Massachusetts.
12 Teams battled for 6 hours indoors on turf, for the elusive BLWB championship crown.
After 3 games of divisional Round Robin series the 12 teams were bracketed for the playoffs.
Rankings entering the Playoffs:
1.) Krusty’s Kids
2.) Whitey Whackers
4.) Sheriff’s Daughter
5.) Absolute Gunners
6.) Livin The Dream *(1st BLWB appearance)
7.) Blueberry Yum Yums
8.) Norwegian Wood
9.) Man Bear Pig
10.) Lou’s Diamonds
11.) Killa Beez *(1st BLWB appearance)
12.) Balloon Knots *(1st BLWB appearance)
First Round (Single Elimination Playoffs)
Norwegian Wood VS Man Bear Pig – Bye: Krusty’s Kids
Absolute Gunners VS Balloon Knots – Bye: Sheriff’s Daughter
Livin the Dream VS Killa Beez – Bye: Doom
Blueberry Yum yums VS Lou’s Diamonds – Bye: Whitey Whackers
Second Round (Single Elimination Playoffs)
Krusty’s Kids VS Man Bear Pig
Sheriff’s Daughter VS Absolute Gunners
Doom VS Livin The Dream
Whitey Whackers VS Blueberry Yum Yums
3rd Round (Single Elimination Playoffs)
Krusty’s Kids VS Absolute Gunners
Doom VS Blue Berry Yum Yum’s
Krusty’s Kids VS Doom
1.) Doom 2.) Krusty’s Kids 3.) Absolute Gunners
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The Arthritis Foundation will be hosting their “Strike Out Arthritis” WIFFLE Ball Series that will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at The Fessenden School in Newton, MA. The round-robin tournament is a competition for Wifflers, who want to team up to have fun, win prizes, bid on great auction items and help support their community. All participants must be 18 years or older.
We like to Salute the U.S. Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen who have given their life for our Beautiful Red, White and Blue!
Jeff Augustine, of Diablo Wiffle sent this in. “Our little piece of heaven in Southeast Missouri.” “We call it Sherwood Yards.” “This is a shot from the roof looking down over the field.”
Here’s an old WiffleUp! flyer that we found in high school. It was posted on a corkboard outside the guys locker room….13 years ago. Junior year. We played in the New Haven tournament that year…behind Yale Field. It was a beautiful day…until the wiffle started. I don’t think anyone on our team even got a hit…never mind scored a run or won a game. That day was a real eye-opener as to what competitive wiffle ball was all about. We were the best of the best in neighborhood games…yet the worst of the worst against people who came out for the competitive circuit…playing for $$$ was a whole new ballgame. One team that we got crushed by was “In the Box”, captained by Tom Locascio.
We entered the tourney under the team name “First ta Fight”. This was the farm team that eventually became “Boondock Saints”.
Really, Pap?? Not good…Not good at all.
Well, thankfully Big Papi proved me wrong last night. Guess that’s why Francona is the manager, not me.
Last night the Sox should have proven that they were down, but not out. What an amazing comeback in the late innings. To chip away at a 5 run deficit after 2 innings vs New York should have been a great accomplishment and possibly a much needed turning point for Boston’s 2010 season. Enter Papelbon…up 2 runs…9th inning. Game over, right??? Wrong. Are you kidding me? Good idea Pap, straight fastball, heart of the plate, to A-Rod. Not smart. Steroids or not, the guy is going to jack that one. Learn from the mistakes that Beckett/Matsuzaka have been making…too many fastballs. You can’t overpower hitters with a 94 mph fastball. 98-100 mph, ok. But on a night when the splitter was working so well (it looked like a wiffle ball, dropping off the table), why not mix in a few more instead of throwing mediocre fastballs right over the plate?…twice, with the same result. Bombs away. You better believe Thames was sitting on that one. Hindsight is always 20/20, so I just hope he learns.
Great to see that the offense is producing, though. Stay positive, it’s still May.
A Backyard Venue Meets Competitive Tournament.
You're ready for the Bigs!
(at least 2 weeks prior to tournament date)
$125 on-site registration (cash only)
Play at least 3 games