|Friars v Glory Days - Recap|
|Written by Matt Jennings|
|Tuesday, 06 May 2014 12:04|
FRIARS V. GLORY DAYS - RECAP
The 2014 KWL season began with a highly anticipated showdown Monday night as Dias de Gloria welcomed The Fathers back to the AL on Mexican heritage night. The animosity between the captains dates back to 2009 when Marz’s Roo’s finished well behind a Snowsuit team co-captained by Matt Jennings.
Game 1 was a statement game for the Friar’s. Newcomer Kelly Brophy treated Glory Days like he’s been treating the NL for the past couple seasons. He kept their entire team completely off balance with an array of off speed pitches, fastballs and sinkers as he seemingly breezed through each inning. The lone offensive highlight for Glory Days was the team gimp, Bryan Jennings, legging out multiple singles and appearing to be close to 100% healthy after another season marred by injury.
On offense, the Friars showed veteran savvy and patience at the plate as Kevan Hess struggled to regain his dominant 2013 form on this chilly May evening. After walking in 2 runs in the first inning he settled down, but his offense failed to deliver any support and the Friars took the first game 2-0.
Between games, Glory Days invited the Friars over to share in their taco bar and piñata filled with shots. Marz pretended not to hear them and AJ pretended to have to “work.” Ben started to come over to join in the festivities, but Kevin violently grabbed him by the wrist and threw him into the bench while screaming “WE DON’T FRATERNIZE WITH THE ENEMY!” Paul Wolf, who was half way to the taco bar, turned around and slinked back to the Friars bench.
The entire Glory Days crew was hurt by the Friars’ snubbing, but nobody more so than Lee, who took it upon himself to make them pay. He struck out Friar after Friar, conceding only one hit to Paul, who presumably only made contact to get closer to the taco bar.
AJ was up to the task, pitching like the vintage CY Wiffle Tate of the past and racking up about 100 K’s in the process. Unfortunately, he made one mistake and Lee made him pay, smacking a solo homerun to dead center and helping his own cause.
That would be all the support he would need and the teams would emerge from week one with identical 1-1 records. Glory Days would go on to frequent their local haunt for trivia, pop a shot and shuffleboard while the Friars still declined their generosity and got picked up by their mom’s and went home for bed.
When asked about this unusual decision, longtime pal Paul Wolf claimed “I’ve known Marz for awhile and he is convinced his pathetic excuse for a goatee will only grow in if he gets proper rest.”
Godspeed to you Kevin….and your horrendous middle school dirt ‘stache.
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