Showers Scatter Volleyballers
By Joe McGivney
Meeting was also cancelled Wednesday. However, the Captains' obligations have
not been cancelled. All signed rosters must be in Patty's hands before play
begins next week. If you haven't done so, that means you should go to the
print out a blank roster form, fill it out, have your teammates come to your
house this weekend to sign it and deliver it to Patty or her mailbox at 550 B.
133rd St. before Wednesday, 7/19. If this is not done, you are no longer
eligible to play ball. Also, be reminded that the days are getting shorter and
it is more important than ever to start on time (6:45 PM). If the net is not
set up at that time the home team suffers a first game forfeit. However, we are
not in this league for forfeits so a good idea might be that both teams help set
up to make it go quicker. We've slipped up from our on-time performances of the
last two seasons and we need to get back on track. Finally, teams must take the
correct equipment bag to the correct court. We tried to make that easy by using
the same number for both (court #2 = bag #2) but some people just don't get it.
More and more equipment pieces have been missing each week and teams will be
charged for the parts they lose. The only way the league knows who to charge is
to check the schedule and see who was supposed to have the particular bag. Of
course, if you are one of the 40 teams that complies every week, disregard this
warning; it is directed at the small handful of people who carelessly grab any
bag, without concern for their brethren.
returned to duty and relieved acting captain, Eddie who was relieved he did.
TBG, The Big Gagger was a no-show again, although he'll probably use the
inclement weather as an excuse. Eileen, remember it's $20 today, $25 tomorrow
and $30 next week, Brooklyn interest rates. Steve Gifford has documents that
indicate the league started in June of 1990 but several veteran players think he
is off by a year and that the first games were played in 1989 amongst five teams
with the league expanding to 12 teams in 1990. Let's settle this on the beach
this week. Steve claims the original 5 teams were Clearview Auto, the Beach
House (that name sounds familiar), the Raintower (who hosted the party every
week), Fort Wade and a mystery team, which Steve will reveal Wednesday.
Don’t forget that
next week’s party is at the Bayview. Start saving up now so that you can afford
the toll for the Cross Bay Bridge. Traditionally, our Rockaway players (98% of
the league) have difficulty making the trip across the bay. Let's break that
tradition and have a good showing for both the Bayview and Grassy's, which comes
two weeks later.
Continue to check the bulletin board for the layout of the week and don't hesitate to ask questions. Also, listen for the Human Speakerphone, Bugsy who will be barking out instructions to help us along. As always, if you need assistance before Wednesday, please call Patty Moule at 917-566-2809. (Be sure to call between 10 AM and 9 PM.) Or just check our website at www.rbvl.com. You'll find the answers to most of your questions there, not to mention pretty pictures and funny stories. See you on the beach!