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R.B.V.L. in The Home Stretch.
By Joe McGivney
The RBVL had clear skies for a
change but of course, the wind was still kicking at Riis Park. What do you
The Federation won another two
games without Captain Tom Ford. Do you see a pattern here?
Kudos to Mike Nestor for his
appearance in the Beach Orphans 1-4 match against McMahon’s considering he’s the
brand new dad of 2-week old twins, Michael and Caitlin. Rumor has it that he
has enrolled the kids in the volleyball farm system. The Orphans pre-season
plan is right on track; they’re shooting for last place so that they can play
the first place team in the playoffs. By the way, Mary Ellen Smith is still smokin… and playing well.
McMahon’s tips their hats to the
feisty Orphans who often played with six women on the court. The 4 points
doubled their season total so watch out Sun Division. Thanks to Mickey Falcone
for not giving up and sticking with us. We’re glad to have you. Thanks to
Bobby for not blowing his top for once and thanks to the Christine, Terri and
Marguerite who put with the BS from the guys.
Suns of Beaches are undefeated
this week! Despite Jay’s hangover, Kevin’s T-Rex arms and Beth’s matchmaking.
For all those single guys out, see Beth and be prepared to pose down for her.
The Beach House beat the host
Piranha’s 5-0 but the Piranha’s won the battle of most women 13-4 with one lucky
guy to rotate among them. Moose even started coaching the opposition because he
was so taken with their spirit and their high level of drinking ability. The
Pier 92 gang is now 2-33; it must have been the wind. Their pride is high,
their rank is low, they’re making a comeback and they still put on the best
We’ve narrowed it down to either
1989 or 1990 as the first year of the league. We should be able to check
Steve’s shoebox and line up all of his uniform shirts to confirm.
We would like to know why Kerry
from the Bayview Bashers was sitting on the sidelines. The one person who has
perfect attendance on the team. The one who keeps the kitty (Genovese?) for the
team every week. Why???Mary from Team Federation would like to thank everyone
who came down to the game to help them play against Team Jamesons. We shocked
them and us by pulling off a win. See what happens when our fearful leader Tom
is away! Good game guys and dolls.
The Transplants nosed out the
Harbor Light 3-2 with Rose bumping and setting (not much spiking) the team to
victory. Jaime finally took some man-scaping lessons from Mike and removed the
mustache and chest hairs. Did you notice how much cleaner the beach was?
Elaine was happy Rodzilla was all over the court but not so happy that he was
all over her. Flat Top Kevin took out the Transplant bench and a Medevac was
called to remove Dina to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening
injuries. Kevin, don’t be surprised if your football season tips are lower this
The Jameson Turtles had a dismal
loss to the Sand Spikers 0-5. Remember that internal strife killed the Roman
Empire, Turtles. Sidewinder Mark’s serve was deflated when his “special” ball
was taken out of play and sent to the FBI for FBI Mike to analyze, with a report
due back to the league office soon. Chris and Cindy were a force on the court
but if they don’t show up at the salons disciplinary action will be taken to its
Has John Sica finished studying the
tapes of the Killa Hills and has he found their weakness yet? Leigh Ann says,
No way” and next week they will dispatch the old-timers. If they won 5 games
this week with just 5 girls what’s going to happen next week when they bring out
the big guns? (Hooters video?)
Last Call had their A team out
tonight, starring the Mauler, Kissing Kate and Surfer Girl and won 2 games off
of the Desert Island. (We’ll see you in the playoffs.) Their co-captain was
pining away for his blonde bombshell as he rushed from the beach to Ben
Franklin’s house before closing. (Folks, I can’t make this stuff up.) What’s
up with Big Dan’s better half actually going home for a shower before going to
the Pier? It’s not the 21 Club, you know. The Renovator started a new job and
I hope Barbara has invested in Depends stock.
Freedhand’s knocked out Fillmore
5-0 which makes Marie 6-0 in the last two nights. The race in the Ocean
Division for places 2-6 are so tight that Nikki was seen checking the latest
scores on her palm pilot while tossing back beers at the Sugar Bowl.
We would like to
know why Kerry from the Bayview Bashers was sitting on the sidelines. The one
person who has perfect attendance on the team. The one who keeps the kitty
(Genovese?) every week. Why????? Mary from tean Federation would like to thank
everyone who came down to see the game to help them play against Team Jamesons.
We shocked them and us by pulling off a win. See what happens when our fearful
leader Tom is away! Good game guys and dolls.
Team Margarita finally showed up at
the post-game party, which is really the most important thing, after all. The
first time team is in first place with 28 wins and 7 losses and the records show
that Aggie has been out there for all 7. He’s also just south of 300 lbs.
It’s All Good won 2 and Rick
Flanagan was back tap-dancing again while teammate, Eddie was off dancing with
the American Ballet Theatre. It’s All Good now and it will always be good.
Not since Haley’s Comet has
Rockaway seen an event like tonight – McMahon’s won 4 games! Bobby M. can now
avoid a court-ordered anger management course.
Sullivan and Galleshaw won 4-1 in
a match that featured an unprecedented “Walk Off” by Mark’s Maintenance in game
5. That’s right, they actually left in the middle of a game, perhaps realizing
they were no match for the S&G squad.
won three out of five despite the fact that their whip-cracking Captain wasn’t
there. John “Red” Maroney, using youth to his advantage, made some unbelievable
plays, even without the help of his superstar mother. Matty as always played
exceptional, despite the wind factor. Missing persons can close the case. Sue
showed up a little rusty but gave it her best shot. Bobby, the newest member of
the team continues to amaze onlookers with his athletic ability. His sister
Joanne has really been awesome lately. Sugar Bowl took three from
Abbracciamentos in a classic match up of youth versus experience. As always, the
Dempsey sisters were the pillars of stability, durability and reliability.
After the game the game Joe and Charlie were trying to figure out who was
missing and Joe replied; Frank Ganunn. Charlie’s response…Who?
There was some
interesting food at Pier 92. I haven’t had French toast and roast pork since I
visited Liberia in 1982. I understand they make a good Lobster Fra Diavolo for
EZ Company did well winning 2 games against Simon Says Sea
Bar but the company would have been better with the Kings, Jack and Monica. The
Iroquois are hoping to see you next week because Jimmy, TJ and Tim are getting
tired of carrying the team.
streak of Grassy’s came to an end 2-3 against Connolly’s after 4 weeks without a
loss. Perhaps the 2 forfeits and two rainouts had something to do with that
streak. Unfortunately, the inactivity did nothing for the many old bones on the
squad and the rust really showed against Stevie G’s warriors. Tommy Morgan was
superb and he’s still digging the sand out of his shorts. Next week, Red Bull
Was the Pier
trying to emulate the Crazy Country Club? As the keyboard closed down at
midnight, Cubby and Jimmy had not yet shown up at the party. Is their Cal
Ripken perfect attendance streak over?
Reminder: August 12th is the playoffs. The
league will be providing food and music. Technically there is a no bottle rule
at Riis Park. On Wednesdays there is no one out in the wind and rain except us
Volley enthusiasts. On Saturday (daytime) there are eyes all over and it would
not reflect well on the league if there was a total disregard for one of
Gateways safety regulations. Please comply. See you at the beach.