Sunday, June 22, 2008

Are the Play Offs at the end of the Rainbow for McKay Club Beacons?

Ross Field in Hyde Park - June 20.
McKay Club Beacons - 3
East Boston Blue Fish - 2
Thunder - lightning heavy steady rain - then a beautiful rainbow. All part of the pre-game festivities at Ross Field in Hyde Park on Friday night. Will we play? Can we play?
Everything settled down and the Beacons v Blue Fish game that followed should have been the game of the Week on Comcast. Comcast was taping the braves vs South Boston Game at Ronan that was a 13-12 mess. This game was a masterpiece. Excitement, great pitching and a come-from-behind -- last at bat 2 run 7th for the beacons to defeat the high flying Blue Fish.
This has been a wild and crazy season for the McKay Club. We began with a core of 5 players from our 2007 squad. Many guys jumped ship after the disappointment of not making the playoffs with 19 wins. Others left for military service and injury.
Whatever the case, we are better off. This team is better than 2007 and even stronger than the team that went up against Somerville in 2000 YBL Championships. The beacons are younger, stronger and faster than any team in the YB right now. They have some solid pitching - with a bull pen. That was demonstrated by the emergence of Adam Kulis 2-1 as a strong YBL starter this year. Adam was good in 2007 (5 wins to lead the team), but he is smarter and more secure on the bump. He defeated Revere (#2 seed in 2007 playoffs) and went up against a Blue Fish team that demolished his mates in their early game in 2008. Big baby Jon Pelletier was the man who went up against Blue Fish the first time. he got roughed up in that game pretty bad. Baby came in for relief in the 6th Friday and shut the door. The 19 year old from Quincy was the beneficiary of Jack Owens & Joe Baressi RBI singles to put the team ahead in the 7th. Jon won his 1st YBL Game!
Many changes and adjustments have been needed to fine - tune this ball club. Are they going to the Finals - I do not know. But, I know one thing - they beat Somerville pretty bad last week. the defeated revere and Blue Fish 3-2 and have won 5 games in a row and are in 2nd place in the Tarpey Conference right now.
The playoffs are on the horizon for the Beacons. Now they have to capture that Pot o Gold. It is all in their hands. Just WIN!

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