RBVL Kicks Off 2002
5/22 the RBVL kicked off the 2002 season with the first night of volleyball at
Riis Park. Weather conditions at the beach were blustery and cold and only 6
teams took advantage of the open play format with exhibition games. The
remaining teams and players decided to make the best of a difficult situation by
heading to the scheduled party early. In fact, it was noted that this is the
only league where the players are happy when games are cancelled. Next week the
regular season begins and all games will be played regardless of the wind
conditions and air temperature.
Part two of any good RBVL night includes a congenial party hosted by one
of our many local sponsors. On this night the Beach Club filled the bill
beautifully. As they always do, they provided a high quality buffet, which was
delicious, plentiful and diverse. A league first occurred when trays of baked
salmon showed up instead of the more traditional Rockaway chicken wings. The
players showed their appreciation by eating and drinking heartily late into the
Denise and Bugsy handled the distribution of uniforms and schedules to
all team captains as well as the awarding of championship sweatshirts to the
three victorious 2001 squads. Members of Coppersmiths, Kerry Hills and the
hosting Beach Club deservedly received their rewards for outstanding
performances last year.
Some of your favorite characters are back for more action this season.
Spotted at the Beach Club were Cement Shoes, The Big Guy, The Witches of
Westwick and Emperor Bugsy. I’m sure the weeks ahead will see the return of
many others like The Cheap Bastard, The Renegade, Corny, Big Toe, The Great
Kazoo, The Shovel, Goose, Maverick, Gilligan, Chooch, Boom Boom and Killer.
Already people are asking, “Where in the world is Seal Moore?” The answer
should be imminent.