This is interesting !!! See if your brain is as old as your body ~ or ~ (perish the thought) ~ OLDER !!I'm proud to say I scored 20!
Procedure of Flash Fabrica Game:
1. Touch 'start'
2. Wait for 3, 2, 1.
3. Memorize the numbers positions on the screen, then click the circles from the smallest number to the biggest number.
4. At the end of game, computer will tell you how old your brain is. Good luck !!
Instead of posting my own writeup, I'll let pitcher Bill take over.
The Grandpa's, that is the number #1 seeded Grandpa's, face the two-time defending champion Big Blue Sox in one of the hottest playing days of the year. We had 9 versus their 10, thus compensating for the seed disparity. The Grandpa's for at least the fourth game in a row jumped out to a big lead after just a few innings, leading 7-1 after two, highlighted by Ryan's two-run in-the-park homer down the right field line. Once again the Grandpa's faltered in the middle innings, and the Big Blue Sox pounded the ball, and we were down 14-12 after 6. Then the Big Blue Sox started to show some fear of a Grandpa comeback, and more than one ask the umpire if the game oughtn't be called due to time. But the game continued and the Big Blue Sox showed even more fear of a Grandpa comeback by scoring 3 more runs in the top of the seventh.
Down by 5 going into the bottom of the seventh, the Grandpa's pounded out 3 singles, one error, one infield double off the pitchers glove, to put the tying run to second with one out. The Big Blue Sox then pitched around Bill for the second time in the game (showing a total lack of scouting, or the use of IBM data mining software) and now the winning run was on first. A single by Ryan brought Leroy home with the tying run, and a single by our fearless Captain (that's why they pay him the big bucks) brought in the winning run!
The final score was 18-17 Grandpa's on 25-41 hitting (and 3 sac flies, for those of you doing the math).
The postgame celebration included this quote from Coach Mike: "Guys, I don't even dream about games like this anymore!"
My line: 4-4, BB, 3R, 3RBI
It was our first game of the playoffs, and a night of wild playoff strategy. At the start, we had none of our regular pitchers. Coach Mike filled in nicely for two outs and two earned runs before an experienced pitcher showed up midway through the inning. Then, announcing the lineup Mike made a curious decision, putting me at leadoff instead of my usual #8 spot. We told him that we hoped he didn't hurt his brain coming up with all of these playoff tricks!
The Grandpas steadily built and maintained a solid lead, not often looking threatened. My personal favorite inning was the fourth. After a few hits given up and runs scored, a hitter sent a hard line drive towards the right field line. I ran full-out, and with my maximum possible extension pulled in the ball on the very tip of my glove. Not only that, but I managed to hold the runners with a suprisingly good throw. Next batter hit a routine fly ball to me in right, routine catch, and already I've got a usual game's worth of fielding activity in just this inning. Surprisingly, the next batter also went to right, this one on a blooper. I sprinted towards the fall thinking I had a chance to dive at it. Right at the end, I realized I slightly overran it and slid under it instead. The ball hit my glove..... and slid out.... right onto my stomach! I proudly thrust the ball into the air and received some congratulations.
In the end, the Grandpas prevailed 19-10. My line: 3-5, 2R, 2RBI, and a season-high four putouts.
Congratulations! After last week's heroics, we've finishing the season as regular season champions (which doesn't get us anything but, as my mom used to tell me, "the pride and satisfaction of a job done well").Looks like the Grandpas are running wild again!
Last night the Grandpas played a rare doubleheader on the IBM Rec fields. After a two-week layoff, the Grandpas' bats showed no signs of rust. Of course, it helped that the opposition only had eight players, leaving huge holes in the field. It was heaven for opposite-field hitters like me! We built a large lead, then saw it dwindle away to almost nothing. Still, the Grandpas prevailed 16-14. My line: 3-3, BB, 3R, 2RBI.
We had a ninety minute layover between games, then returned to face the same team as the first game. This time they had ten players to our nine. The face of the game was completely different from the game 1 slugfest, as nearly every defensive play was WebGem-worthy. Well, except the right fielder who let my line drive glance off his glove and allowed me to circle the bases for an inside-the-park-homer/4-base error, depending on how you score things at home. We won 6-4, securing a 9-3 overall record on the season, likely good enough for the 2 or 3 seed in the upcoming playoffs. My line: 1-4, HR, R, RBI.