It’s that “TIME” of year!!!
Can you smell the sweet blades of grass and imagine Bruce with his huge glasses on the mound and sweetchuck in leftfield. If you do that means DirtyDalerz Softball is on the horizon and this year is setting up to be a very promising year for the softball team. We have some key additions to this years rosters that should set us up well to contend for the championship.
New expectations are set high this year for the DirtyDalerz as we try to improve on a great record last year of 25-8 and a win percentage of .757%. In the winter we looked out to improve a team so we would be able to go into this year even stronger and better than the last. First the subtractions who we want to give a huge THANK YOU to is Jay Dupont, Ryan, and Jay Beriloff for showing up and playing last year and making it a great season for all of us. Side note they left on their own discretions.
Next, the additions to the 2006 DirtyDalerz softball team. First, Dennis Truebig who I once played with in High school Baseball and has a knowledge for the game thats uncanny. His big bat and great feilding will be a main stay in the DirtyDalerz lineup. He will fill in everywhere we need him because hes that versitle. Second, the crasy polish assassin Walter Celinski who filled in last year in some games and performed leaps and bounds over what many expected knowing he never really played the game before. His speed and bat will provide some protection to our already solid 3,4,5,6 hitters. Finally Tom Hind rounds out the additions for the DirtyDalerz. Tom also filled in last year and has solidified a spot on this stellar team. Tom provides a very solid player who hits adn fields with the best of them. He will spell some time for JStud at first and also at catcher and the outfield.
Now for the Dalerz who have come back again this year after Manager Romano renewed their contracts for the 2006 season. First in the outfield where it improved leaps and bounds over the first year massacre that was called an outfield. The outfield was outstanding this year with most of it roamed by BC, Nacho, Charlie, and Anthony. Each one doing their own thing to help the ball club. BC in my mind was the most improved player on our team from year one, he went up in every hitting category. He batted .517 which was good for fourth on the team with 45 hits, 7 doubles, 5 triples, 3 homers which was good for second and 28 RBIs. We had him on an off season diet to get him more speed for the oufielder but something went wrong when he lost half himself which was too much wieght but is looking to improve and and have another stellar season. Next, Nacho who renewed his green card once again to play for the Dalerz and now resides in 3 different homes will be out speed in the outfield. He had numerous web gems in the outfield which he patroled very gracefully. Nacho was tied for second on the team in hits with 47 and led the team in runs last year (53) along with at-bats(106). He will be looked to get on base once agin for the dirtydalerz and will be a table setter for the big-boopers. Next, Charlie Spahr who was picked up again this year by Romano after joining the MTA police academy. Charlie will be once again the ring leader out in the outfield for the Dalerz. Again he proved why hes one of the best fielding outfielders in our league with a strong arm and a good presence out there. He batted .488 on the year with 28 RBIs and really came on down the stretch as a clutch hitter for the Dalerz. He will be looked upon to improve the hitting stats which will put him over the top as one of the best OFs in our league. Finally, rounding out the Outfield is Anthony who had numerous Outfield assists for us last year. Known for his cannon of an arm he will look to improve on his hitting stats and once again be a strong mainstay in the lineup as well as the veteran in the outfield. Anthony batted .373 last year with 4 doubles, 2 triples, one HR and 12 RBIs for the Dalerz.
The Infield can be described as one of the best infields in our conference if not WESCO league with our fielding, hitiing, and pitching at a premium every game in and out. It included Adam, Tommy C, Bojo, John and POPS. Combined they had a average of .553 with 172 runs scored, 59 doubles, 21 triples, 14 HRs and 186 RBIs. These numbers are mind boggling and only looked on the be suceeded this year with each player getting stronger in their own rights. First, Adam who was a newcomer on the squad in 2005 didint dissapoint hitting 2 homers in the first game with the Dalerz last season and finished the season batting .586 which was second on the team, with 10 doubles, 2 triples, and 3 homers along with 38 RBIs which was also good for second on the team. He will still be a mainstay at the 5 hole for the Dalerz along with his good arm at third. Injuries slowed him down last season toward the end and now has traded in his motorcycle for a Hotwheels which coach Romano put into his contract as a clause. Next at second was the manager and the architect of putting this powerhouse team on the field. His hard work and dedication to the Farmingdale communinty to put out a quality club is appreciated. Along with putting the club together he also had a breakout season for the Dalerz after having a rough first season with them he came on the next season hitting 556. Which was good for third on the team, with 14 doubles (2nd on team), 6 triples(2nd on team), 3 homers(2nd on team) and 33 rbis(4th on team). He was hampered with a nagging knee injury down the stretch of the season and has rehabbed through the police academy and looks stronger then ever. He will be combined with Tommy C to complete a great up the middle combo who can turn the double play with the best of them. After a long Contract dispute that put J STud on the brink of retirement of the DIrty Dalerz, JStud and coach Romano came to an agreemnet on a new contract on the softball slash football player which included bonuses and a Commercial with SUBWAY along side Joe Torre and Willie Randolph which has not aired yet. J Stud is an anchor at first base with the patent cutoff sleeve shirt and underarmour underneath to go along with his gray and green nike shorts, he has been a force to be reconed with at first. J Stud batted 505.(5th on team) with 47 hits (second on team), 7 doubles, 3 triples, 2 homers and 34 RBIs (3rd on team). He has solidified the 3 hole position of the DirtyDalerz and is looked upon to have a strong and steady season. Next, which i think is the most important guy and player on our team is POPS our pitcher. The wiley veteran is the gem amongst gems as a pitcher and emotional leader along with being the tablesetter as our lead-off batter. As a pitcher he was an ACE in every sense of the word having an ERA below 7 and having multiple strikeouts on the season in slow-pitch softball is simply amazing. At the bat he wasnt bad either going .505 (tied for 5th) with 35 runs(3rd on team), 12 doubles(3rd on team), 3 triples(4th on team) and 21 RBIs. He was top 5 in almost every hitting category and will be looked upon to be our leader and stopper. Finally Tommy C had a year amongst years and has signed up for another year as the shortstop of the Dalerz. Along with his fat Chew he had in every game which grossed out the fans he hit 632.(1st on team) with 55 hits(1st on team), 45 runs(2nd on team), 16 doubles(1st on team), 7 triples(1st on team), 6 homers(1st on team) and a whopping 60 RBIs(1st on team). He led the Dalerz in almost every category and looks to do so this year also. He does however have to improve alittle on the defense where he had some games filled with errors and looks to improve on that end. He looks to take the Dalerz all the way this year!!!
We would also like to thank the fans for their overwhelming support last year and encourage it even stronger this year when we look to do even better.
That rounds out the DirtyDalerz Softball preview and the look at your 2006 Dalerz!!!! Tune in for a fun season which will be filled with fun and excitment for eveyone and by the season end we hope to have a trophy in the trophy case for the skip Romano.