34W, no. 2; newsletter by b.n.)
Back, by popular demand, a newsletter from #67 ...
That's what everyone was saying after our game the other night.
Unfortunately, after the guy left the team, there was a noticeable winning slump on the Wednesday Night Roster. Though it pains me to admit it, there is no arguing the fact that since he left, the Pirates had one of their worst seasons in memory (that is of course because I have a terrible memory). Anyway, it is not a good thing when the Pirates don't make the Playoffs. It's kind of like when the New York Yankees fail to make the Playoffs ... no wait .... I can't remember back that far ... Its more like when the Mets fail to make the Playoffs. Imagine the Pirates as the Mets — except without the $150 million payroll (but we do have a better website!). (editor's note: Thanks Brian!) What happens when the Mets play poorly? People get fired! And not just any people. Important people. People like Willie Randolph ... People like Rick Peterson (who happens to live real close to GoodSports). Unfortunately, the Pirates don't have any Important People to fire, so when something historic like the Mets collapse happens, we just have to suffer through it.
And Alas! It looks like our suffering has ended!
Scott Miller stepped onto the rink the other day and said to the world: “I am man, see me score!” (He actually didn't say that, but perhaps he was thinking it.) But anyway, while Russ was busy climbing onto the bench ... climbing back off the bench ... climbing back onto the bench .... trying to entice someone else's kid to get something from his hockey bag (yeah , like that is going to happen) ... anyway, while all this was going on, Scott was busy scoring. I think Scott had his hattrick before Russ finally found his helmet.
Before the night was out Scott had secured four goals, but more importantly he served notice to his teammates that if they wanted to head to the Playoffs, they should climb on to his back and he would carry them there.
Someone did ask about Bob. And his response?
FOR THE RECORD*
Attendance (players): Scott Miller, Dave, Brian, LeMatty, Mike, Kevin, Gucci, Wildman, Russ, Ed. Net: Harris
Scoring: 1st period: 5-2 Pirates: Goals by S. Miller (Kev), S. Miller (LeMatty); LeMatty (Wildman); Wildman (none); 3rd period: 8-5 Pirates: Goals by S. Miller (LeMatty); Kevin (#67); Kevin (Gucci); S. Miller (none), empty net.
*The accuracy of these stats are not guaranteed since they have not been reviewed by Brooks.
date of game: 6.18.08
1) SCOTT MILLER
For his 4-goal barrage.
2) JOHN CASSENS
For his lightning fast goal off the face-off and playing great “D” — even though no one knew he supposed to be playing defense.
3) ED GESIOR
For some (painfully) blocked shots and great play behind our net to foil the Cannibals.