July 12 – predictions and more

The rules spoken about below are not in current effect yet, however deron is confident that they will have the language worked out and ready for use the 8th week of regular season play (i’ve edited the tags), but i wanted to make sure that everyone knew that my ramblings are not the official language of the rules and should not be used as law, unless you know whats good for you :P.

July 12 is set to be the 1st time we get to test out this years new pooling system for what it was really designed to do. That doesn’t mean I’m attempting to discrediting any previous games (except for ones where I didn’t like the outcome), but essentially the first 5 games of the season were a very extensive pre-season. A pre-season designed so that each team could find its own 6 team league for the real competition to begin.

Before I delve into predicting (with uncanny accuracy) the outcomes of these brawls, it should also be mentioned that there was a mid-season captains meeting held last night 7/7 in the Historic Eldridge Hotel Big 12 room. It was a round table forum for discussions on reffing/rules and as I’m writing this I’ve come to the conclusion that in most likelihood the only people actually reading this blog were probably able to stay at the meeting and hear for themselves everything which I am about to blog.

1) Immediate rule change as soon as the KVKL council decides on language and formally edits the rules: foul balls which make contact with any fences or man-made structures are no longer eligible to be caught for an out or bounce in to play. this will decrease the amount of possible injuries due to someone diving in to the fence to make that courageous foul catch.

2) Immediate rule change as soon as the KVKL council decides on language and formally edits the rules: The Catcher must now make sure that all parts of him are in the catchers designated area from the time the ball is pitched until the ball is kicked. This will alleviate some of the suspected interference with the kicking.

3) Clarification: This is our current rule, but warranted some clarification as there were some reffing questions among some of the captains present for the meeting. The end of a play is reached when all offensive players have ceased forward progress and the pitcher has possession of the ball, HOWEVER if the pitcher decides to throw a ball at someone who is taking there time getting back on the base, then as soon as the ball leaves their hand, it is once again a live ball and runners are no longer tied to any base.

That being said, Predictions for week 6
Wildman Vintage (12) over Channel 6 (7)
Liberty Hall (9) over Weavers (4)
Astrokitty (10) over Mad Greek (7)
Replay (15) over Miltons (7)
Tellers (14) over Eldridge (12)
Das Boot (6) over Red Lyon (5)
Rangelife (12) over Brew Ballers (11)
YellowSub (8) over Screamers (7)
Open Sky (13) over Girls with L.S.E (8) (also, think this will be the most entertaining game of the week)
Free State (10) over Solidarity (0)
Lady Lumps (2) over Kickin Coasters (1)
Blue Collar (7) over Slowride (3)
Sacred Sword (12) over Love Garden (10)
Eastsiders (11) over Jazzhaus (9)
Pita Pit (10) over First Blood (8)

*editors note: the scores are probably worse than subjective at this point because this is the first time we’ve had this many speculatively competitive games in one week. Also, i’m not a mystic that can see the future or some shit like that so there is that also…

**editors note: it was said in the comments a couple of weeks ago that we should rename it sacred bored, and i thought to myself, someone using the internet as a forum to whine about me using the internet as a forum for whining is well… much like someone who complains that there is too much sex and violence on his DVR. then i thought to myself, maybe that isn’t even the appropriate metaphor, or perhaps its not even a metaphor, could it be a simile? or an analogy… at this point i’m thoroughly confused, but i’ll alleviate the confusion right now by posting the definitions of each.

a⋅nal⋅o⋅gy  /əˈnælədʒi/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [uh-nal-uh-jee] Show IPA
Use analogy in a Sentence
–noun, plural -gies. 1. a similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based: the analogy between the heart and a pump.

met⋅a⋅phor  /ˈmɛtəˌfɔr, -fər/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [met-uh-fawr, -fer] Show IPA
Use metaphor in a Sentence
–noun 1. a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.” Compare mixed metaphor, simile (def. 1).

sim⋅i⋅le  /ˈsɪməli/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [sim-uh-lee] Show IPA
Use simile in a Sentence
–noun 1. a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose.” Compare metaphor.

bet you wish you’d stopped at the first editor’s note, I wish I had.