Month: August 2008

AOK (Keep It Gully) get’s Grass Stained (BCG Grass Stains Softball Game 1)

Our coach/mascot, Berto, had so much faith in us that he threw us into the “gully” (“definition: Something from the streets, gutter, and/or gangsta”) without even showing up for our opener. We started out very well, by winning the coin toss then things took a turn. There were a few highlights though. An outstanding circus catch by Brian Galloway in right center, the flashy glove work by Dan Bourne & Ashley Blue in the middle infield and lockdown pitching by Mike Borcher & Andy Grier for the combined 13 hitter paved the way for the offense of Tyler Hughes, Michelle Leas & clean-up hitter, Lindsay Felberg to take over. That’s offense as in hitting and scoring runs, not being offensive, which Michelle’s mouth was also doing in left center field when the going got rough. A couple good notes: No golden sombrero’s were handed out for having 3 strike outs in 1 game. I’m waiting to see who’ll be the first to do that and no one got hurt, except for our cheering section of 3 people. Our opponents came to play. I think their key to success was that they scored more runs. As our assistant/wannabe coach, I would say the 1 major thing we lacked was proper hydration, there was a lot of effort shown and it was a good start to our season. It’d be nice to get a chance at them again in the playoffs when we’ve had a few games under our belt. Too bad we don’t have playoffs… or wear belts.

Playing Hardball: Keep it Gully vs.Grass Stains

Get ready for the battle of the season as our very own softball all-stars, “Keep It Gully” take on the “Grass Stains”, aka Team Burlington this Thursday, 9:30p.m. at the Kelly Complex, 124th and Fort Sts.
Both teams have been working hard to get ready for the season opener.   Keep it Gully’s team manager, Daniel Boyd is confident that the team is more than ready for the challenges that lie ahead, “ What you will see from this team is compromised of the Gulliest material and will change the way softball is played forever,” says Boyd.

Team Grass Stains is also very optimistic and has even put in a couple of practice sessions already. However one member of Team Grass Stains admits they are still feeling out their strategy, “We haven’t found out who our “heavy hitters” are yet.  I’m probably the heaviest, but I don’t know about the hitting part,” comments Grass Stain, Nolan Carson.

Both teams have their own opinions on who will dominate the game and take the win. “I don’t know if this Burlington team is aware that this is softball. The way I see them prancing around the building, they would be more suitable joining a ballet group,” says one anonymous source.    Grass Stain, Carson is fired up and extends a challenge to Keep it Gully, “Yeah, you guys are so “gully”…Bring it!”  Boyd says Team Keep it Gully will not be intimidated by threats, “We fear no one!!!!” Boyd retorts, “Now, excuse us while we get back to our brutal training regimen.”
Good luck to both teams and may the best team win!

Go Burlington Grass Stains!!

Employees are invited to the first softball game of the season on Thursday, August 28th. Team members include Ashley Blue, Mike & Matt Borcher, Daniel Bourne, Nolan Carson, Lindsay Felberg, Joel Friedrichsen, Brian Galloway, Andy Grier, Tyler Hughes, Julie Jansa, Mike Jung, Jacki Kehril, Michelle Leas, Berto Maia, Mike Peter, Nancy Schwertley, Teri Winkelbauer and Lori Young. The Burlington Grass Stains are playing Keep it Gully – a team comprised of staff members from All Our Kids. The rivalry has begun and the game is ON!!! We would love your support. The game begins at 9:30 at Kelley Complex off of 124th & Fort Streets. All games are played at Kelly Complex on Thursday nights. Please call Berto Maia if you need directions or a copy of the league schedule.

(compliments of the BCG Marketing Department, posted on the company intranet site)