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Hacking and Whacking

At the Uptown Sports Complex the other day taking BP with pals Adam and Eric.

Best piece of advice to any old bastards like us: take two Advil before you go hit.


1 Dimelo   ~  Mar 20, 2012 9:01 am

Man, that looks fun. I need to get out there and take a few swings.

2 Greg G   ~  Mar 20, 2012 9:22 am

I take 2 advils before I do anything.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 20, 2012 9:56 am

Adam's nice a nice lefty swing. Then again, his old ass still plays hardball.

4 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Mar 20, 2012 10:00 am

Only two Advil? You guys aren't trying. :)

Here's what you should do next, fellaz: Sign up pronto with the Westchester-Putnam MSBL, which despite its name is also active en el Bronx. Wood bats, hardball, the real deal. This was my league before I moved south, and you'll be among good people.

If you're reading this somewhere else in America, check the national MSBL website, which can help you find a league in your area.

No kidding. You can actually do this. Someday you'll be too old, but not yet yer not. Best impulse decision I ever made, and that was 14 years ago. Love baseball, play baseball.

5 birdiebird   ~  Mar 20, 2012 10:23 am

Belth is smooth from both sides of the plate. Eric has great bat speed. A good day despite eating advil like tic tacs and applying ben gay with a spatula the next day..

6 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 20, 2012 10:29 am

We'll definitely do it again.

7 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Mar 20, 2012 10:48 am

Hey AB, I'm "awaiting moderation" above though I can't say why. Spring me! Thx.

8 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Mar 20, 2012 10:49 am

Wait a sec, is that A-Train?

9 Branco   ~  Mar 20, 2012 11:24 am

Oh man. I'm sore. It doesn't help that I rode my bike up to White Plains before getting a last minute call for work today and had to pedal back to the BX like a madman...

10 Chyll Will   ~  Mar 20, 2012 11:42 am

Man, I gotta check out that league; I've been dying to play some good baseball the last few years (tho at this rate "dying to" play might be the wrong phrasing here)...

11 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Mar 20, 2012 12:05 pm

You'll love it, Will. Do buy stock in Advil, tho.

12 birdiebird   ~  Mar 20, 2012 12:55 pm

Yes, that is A-Train.

13 birdiebird   ~  Mar 20, 2012 12:55 pm


14 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Mar 20, 2012 3:13 pm

Sweet! Then everything I said about the league, Adam probably already told you.

Then the plot thickens: birdiebird knows who I am, but...

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