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4th Annual HR Derby – There are no Big Al’s in our midst…


but we do have Boberry Doublemint Snuff – the latest IPA flavor according to today’s PAX.

I’ll save those of you in a hurry a lot of time — today’s HR Derby turned out like the last 4 – few HRs and LOTS of Burpees. Stop here if you don’t want to read the carnage.

18 men stepped to the plate for 3 swings that resulted in exactly ZERO HRs and exactly 90 Burpees in approximately 25 minutes.

It was so bad that we went Snake Draft and ran through the order in reverse with 2 swings each just so we could finally see a ball fly over the fence (other than the one I threw over the fence). LongPole was the first guy to break the seal and launch one out. Followed by Flatline and UpChuck.

Not everyone was able to stick around for their second at bat, but roughly 90 swings produced THREE HRs. That’s it, I’m ordering a round of steroids for the entire PAX and I’m putting the balls in a humidor until next year. Next year, the HRs will be flying – you watch.

Oh yeah, we started with some warmups – DQs, Helicopters, Jazzercisers, SSHs, Imperial Walkers, LBCs, Flutter Kicks and some high knees, butt-kickers, Karaoke’s and base-stealing sprints. PAX looked great during those. The carnage started when the pitches started.

COT, Number-rama, Name-a-rama and YHC took us out.


  • Puppy Pile at NoToll 0700 next Sunday (7/12)

Great to be back out there. See ya next year!

No More Gumbo For You.


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  1. Great fun, as always. The year’s best combination of a 1st and 2nd F all at once. 364 days to stew over missed pitches.

    Snuff had the best impersonation of an actual player. He made some actual plays.

    Hutton the best back up of a brother who didn’t even try to leap

    Doublemint for playing hurt. What are you thinking swinging a bat with broken ribs?

  2. Great job Gumbo! Way to lead this one and I just don’t think it would be a summer without it.