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Softball Report, July 15 » New York Yankees: 15, Eastside Hill Nightcrawlers: 3

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by Joe Thielen, manager |The New York Yankees came to Eau Claire on Sunday looking for blood, and they found a tasty meal in Eau Claire’s Eastside Hill Nightcrawlers.  After a drubbing on the basepaths and in the field, Manager Joe Thielen was actually quite pleased with the situation.  “We did our best out there tonight, and against this team, that’s all you can do,” he remarked.

The Yankees played their typical clinical brand of baseball, placing the ball in all corners of the field, hustling out triples, and high-fiving themselves as they basked in the glow of perpetual victory.  Nightcrawler manager Joe Thielen marveled at the pinstriped team as they walked on the field in the fourth inning. “This is a team that absolutely belongs in the major leagues. For all the heat the Yankees take, I think people may just be jealous of their success. Sure, it was a little displeasing to see Jeter taking walks when they had a 14 runs on us. But that’s softball. We have to make the plays, and against this team, you have to do it on every pitch.”

The Nightcrawlers were not discouraged, however. Every team the Yankees have played in Eau Claire’s Mediterranean League this year have been met with a crushing defeat. The Yankees have scored 105 runs this year, while opposing teams have been limited to just 17 runs over 8 games. The Nightcrawlers themselves scored 7 of those runs against the Bronx Bombers, and several members were openly proud of a seasons’ worth of [relatively] strong performances. Nightcrawler Arnie Swoboda beamed, “It’s such an honor to put a ball in the gap between Granderson and Swisher out there. It’s their world, and honestly today I’m just happy to live inside it.”

The Nighcrawlers all considered Tuesday night’s game a victory.

Joe Thielen is the manager of the Eastside Hill Nightcrawlers, and politely refuses potato salad at picnics and barbecues.

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  • Sarah says:

    Having just played the Yankees, I can tell you that any time you can get 3 runs, it’s definitely a victory. Clearly we are not in the same league as we watched them get hit after hit down the 3rd baseline. Oh well, we enjoy playing against the other teams, since they seem to be in it for the fun of it and not for a World Series ring.

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