More Week to Go in RBVL Season
It seems like only yesterday
that the volleyballs were dusted off and broken out to start the beach
season but now there is only one more week of competition before they
get put away again for the long, cold winter months. The weather was
perfect again on the second to last week of the 2004 season. With one
week to go, almost every position is still up for grabs, promising a
grand finale of the regular season on Wednesday. On Saturday, 8/14 the
playoffs will be contested and champions will be crowned in all 5
divisions. The action begins at 10:30 AM with music and food throughout
the day. Players must bring their own beverages, both soft drinks and
beer. And remember the drinks must be in cans. Officially there are no
bottles allowed on the beach. Captains should begin to get a head count
for the big league dinner on 9/17. After 8/14 we don’t see each other as
much and this will help the preparations go smoothly.
the Irish Circle had a great spread of food for the huge crowd of
players. Eggplant Parmigiana, rice, chicken, sausage and peppers were
all popular. And Commissioner Patty even loved the plates. DJ Mikey
kicked the party up a notch with a great mix of tunes that had the dance
floor hopping. Vinny from Pier 92 was the MVD (Most Valuable Dancer),
just nosing out Tommy D. from Healy’s. Bobby Fash finished a distant 3rd
place. Stevie Kearns won the Senior Division title. “Paradise by the
Dashboard Lights” jumpstarted Bugsy and Bobby into a frenzy and many
look at the website you’ll see a picture of two of our writers and this
caption, “How does the stories get written?” The trivia question for
today is, “Which one of our reporters wouldn’t be caught dead above that
grammar?” Check the website for the answer. It’s week 10 and we haven’t
seen TC mentioned in the Wave - - - until now. Captain Keith Green
invites everyone back to Jameson’s next week for the final regular
season party. He personally guarantees a good time for all. Irish Eyes
weren’t smiling for the West Islip Girls, as Johnny Blue Eyes was MIA at
the Irish Circle. Trish from Abbracciamento’s surprised and pleased
Patty with her cooler full of Freixenet champagne, the very elixir Simon
used when he proposed to her. She also surprised Rocky with her stellar
play after a long layoff. George Johnson returned from his Alaskan
honeymoon with 4” high flip-flops. Is he heightening? Do they play much
beach volleyball in Fairbanks?
beat Connolly’s 5-0, who apparently were dreaming about the bikini
contest at their home bar. The youthful Patrick, John and Tyrone used
secret rugby tactics to lead the charge into first place of the Wave
division. Capt. John Brennan’s friendship lessons seem to be paying off
and his best results have come when he has let the lads play.
the Probie and Bridget from the Tubridy clan are expecting a delivery
any minute and missed the games, leaving the older members to fend for
themselves as the Beach House lost 1-4 to Grassy’s Rat Pack. With the
return of the McMorrows, big wins were the game plan. Dan-O was great at
the net, with his tip-overs, a move learned from the Beach Club! Kevin,
Mike, Jim and Maf were totally on their game and Keith (representing the
youth) finally learned how to spike over the net. Kudos to Keith, great
playing! The best pick-up and MVP of the season goes to Jessica who is
playing better than the guys. Mary & Rene, as always, were in the right
place at the right time, and Ellen was just where she belongs – on the
Cheese Fries smoked EZ Company 4-1. Happy Birthday, Bobby! Nice spike
Fish and Jean! Thanks to Chris and Pat for your support. Nice hairdos,
Tyrone and Ryan! Blackout Becky says, “Debbie’s coming out tonight.” We
hope everything’s well, Joe.
family would like to thank all of their friends in the RBVL for their
condolences and good wishes. The Ramblers and Gamblers lost a close one
to their rivals, the Circling Sharks 2-3, even with Jeanie and Louie on
vacation. Brian Kane should be commended for his dedication in setting
up the net but he should keep the foreplay in the bedroom not on the VB
court. It’s supposed to be a non-contact sport. What’s with all the
tackling of your female teammates?
Point held on to first place with a 5-0 whitewash of Suns of Beaches.
Capt. Tommy Tunes returned in a cast and will be on the court for the
playoffs, cast and all. Their unique strategy with the boys (Jake, Pat
and Jimmy) on one line and the girls (Jackie the Flasher, Kaitlyn and
Ashley) on the other is working beautifully. Happy Birthday, Steve! Get
Federation beat the Bikini Bottoms 3-2 led by the tireless play of
Kathy. She was forced to be all over the court and rose to the occasion.
The Federation played with a lot of heart, playing short-handed again.
Kim Perez made her comeback for the BBAS and looks like she’ll be ready
for the playoffs. Her play and prayers are both needed. Will her
teammates be ready? They did a lot of standing around and watching when
they weren’t walking around mad or with their heads down.
Good beat the Mahooshas 4-1 (a reversal of last week’s score) to tie for
the top spot in the Beach division. Due to Paris’ facial predicament,
which sunglasses couldn’t cover, the Hilton sisters fled to an
undisclosed beach location (OC). Laverne and Shirley have now replaced
Paris and Nicky. The aging Fast Eddie and Cement Shoes Flanagan played
all five games instead of their usual “two and out” (Did they drink from
the Fountain of Youth?) while Tom and Sheila proved that married couples
can play nicely together. Allison and Brian put on a high wire act to
rival the Flying Wallendas. Coach Bugsy was told, “It’s all good and it
couldn’t get better.” Remember that August is the cruelest month for
letter carriers, so be nice to Murph. Understand that he’s just serving
his country the best way he knows how, by delivering mail to you and me
so that our society can remain free and democratic.
Connolly’s Island won 4-1 over the Nobody’s, “not bad for a bunch of old
people.” Tracy served 12 winners to lead a comeback from a 10-20 deficit
to a 22-20 victory. That inspired the team to their crushing win. Also
the spikes of Dennis, Rick and John and overall teamwork were key. Heidi
is sorry for calling the ball out. Next time she will drink heavily
before calling anything.
Brooklyn Transplants lost to the Kerry Hills Pub 2-3, falling two points
from securing a playoff spot. Their play improved after blows were
exchanged on the sideline and the coach sent out a winning combination.
The bare-chested Danny Sugrue stepped up to the plate, smacking the ball
all over the place. The Transplants took their 27-man roster, friends
and spouses to the Irish Circle and had better attendance than the
entire illustrious Ocean division.
The Beach Club beat the
Beach Orphans 4-1. Ron Darcy wants to know how this can happen? This is
complete INSANITY.” On the instant replay, “Joe the Roofer” proved
himself once again to be the Iron Giant. Mrs. Johnson got her land legs
back after threats from the cap and the land shark ORCA. Where’s Pat
Gallagher? Home making sure no one is taking the Kool-Aid. A shout out
to Bobby who thinks he is going to miss our playoffs for a college
education. Mom won’t mind a little red lie for a family wedding.
We’ll see you on the beach and at
next week’s grand finale party at Jameson’s!