26 July 2006

Besotted Bags

THE BOSTON COMMON -- There could not have been a more apropos moment to belatedly bestow the Besotted Bison trophy upon Bags, the 2005 recipient of the prestigious softball award honoring the player who had the most intoxicating effect on the team's performance and/or personality.

At tonight's game, Bags jacked four homeruns over the left field fence -- an uncommon feat for this Boston Common field and possibly a Renegades record, according to Jimmy. "There is a short porch in right field but not in left field," he said. "I've been with this team since 1992 and I've never seen that many dongs from one batter over the left field fence in one game."

In keeping with tradition, Bags will be displaying the coveted award in the first-floor bathroom of his Cohasset home. >>>>>


Adding to the evening's jubiliation, WMD had two seeing eye singles in his debut as a Renegade. The budding Besotted Bison strikes a post-game pose here for Caroline, team photog and enthusiastic documenter of all things Dell'Olio.

10 comments:

SB said...

Congratulations again, Bags! You won that award hands down, and are now campaigning for the '06 award with ease. Keep the HRs coming - we're getting closer to the playoffs.

KJ/LP/WMD - it was great to see you guys and Caroline/Paulie last night. They are hilarious.

Celine said...

You'll be glad to know that the Besotted trophy is proudly displayed on our living room mantle right next to the ceramic dog from Homegoods that looks like Patch. Years from now when Keith is too old to make it around the bases, he will treasure his glory days with the Renegades. I'm just glad Jamie saw something in him and gave him a chance.

BAGS said...

Celine, I can't run the bases now, [with my one knee.]

Also, I'd like to once again thank Jamie for mentoring me. Those nights of slamming beers at the bar/house/park and games of wiffle-ball fostered the all or nothing swing.

Kate also, please never tell Caroline or Paulie the real reason why I'm called Bags. It sounds so innocent when they say, "Hello Bags."

EPB said...

Bags congratulations.... A guy on my team, did the same but it only counts as a double in my league....oh yea one other thing; its a gay mens leauge at that! LOL!

LPD said...

Well done, Renegades. Great night to catch a game and BONUS to be there for the presentation of Bags' gilded bison trophy. Congrats, Bags!

KJ, thanks for the hot-diggity-dog. Dee-lish.

Felt like a true RENEGADE while hiding our Victory Bud Light cans from the circling Park Rangers like a pack of scared teenagers. So cool.

wmd said...

chest..hurts..too...much...to...type....

james said...

Congratulations Bags. That was some serious pop. Also nice to see Mr. Dell'Olio out there racing around the bases.

wmd said...

Bags may want to photocopy that trophy in preperation for 2006. 4 shots just because he didn't want to run to first. very impressive.

BAGS said...

WMD,
I knew you were competitive, but running down the first base girl who was blocking the base, now that's impressive.

wmd said...

That's how I roll.