Tria Architecture Softballers

The official home of the Tria Architecture Softball team.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Close but no cigar - Game 5/24/06

Our defense last week really shaped up. The outfield was stellar with Allen, Mike and Ron each making some acrobatic grabs of the screaming liners launched their way. Joey V and Jim G connected with a half dozen put-outs and the Grey Goons were stymied most of the night.

On the offensive side we had are most prolific output yet. We bagged 2 runs in the first, exploded for 5 in the second, and plated 4 more to finish the game with 11. Unfortunately, the Grey Goons moved across 12 so we lost by one. A heartbreaking loss to a team we could’ve beaten.

And that was one of the most encouraging things about the game. For the first time in this rookie coach’s career, it looked like we could actually be competitive. No longer are we the tiny Davids in a league full of towering Goliaths. No longer are we the Plutos in a solar system of Jupiters. We’re not planarian in a pond rife with trout.

We are the mighty pillars of Tria Architecture. And the rest of these bush-league hacks are in for an unpleasant surprise.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Game Tonight!

Alright team, game time tonight is 6:30 pm and then another at 9:00 pm.

Hopefully the rain will hold off. I never put much stock in what the weather people say anyways. See you tonight.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The schedule & results

Current Record (1 - 10)






6:30, 9:00

6:30, 7:45
Loss, Loss







Upcoming Schedule

Well team, I heard that we didn't fare so well last time out. No matter. We're still working out all the kinks. I'm sure come play-off time we will get it all together. As long as we're still besting everyone in the "fun" category, we're doing fine.

Tomorrow, we have a double header so get some extra sleep tonight so you'll be good and rested. If you're doing any Internet dating tonight just finish quickly and don't stay over. The White Sox won't be in the playoffs until October so you've got plenty of time to work that angle. Championships are never won in May!

There is some rain in the forecast but hopefully the "experts" are wrong and it'll stay dry enough to play. Stay tuned.

Please let Jim P. know if you are going to make the game. See you tomorrow.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky

Fellow Softballers,

As you might have seen from the general manager's message , tonight's game (5/11) has been rained out. Go home and concentrate hard on winning our next game. If we all do it for 5 solid minutes at 7:44 this evening, I know we can muster a win next week.

See you soon.

Perry, 44

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Game 1 - The Redcoats Are Coming!

Well team, the night started off so promising. We looked sharp in our brand new jerseys designed by Tria client Eich's Sports.

The other team looked like a bunch of plump tomatoes. Who the hell told them they looked good in red?

We had 13 of the mighty Tria Architecture Softballing Crew show, and we needed everyone of them. The redcoats launched a barrage of blasts in the first inning that would've caused the fleet of even the great John Paul Jones to buckle. The first eight men walked up to the plate and proceeded to hit left and right and center and all over the dam field. Our heads were spinning and we were only 10 minutes into the game. The inning mercifully came to an end but not before they had 6 more hits and scored 4 more runs. The start was brutal.

Our second time at bat proved more fruitful with Brian F knocking in the first RBI of the season. First bagger, Jim G, legged out a single, was moved over by Joey V, and Brian's fielder's choice got us on the board. A hit and a couple fly balls later made the score 1-12. The Redcoats were worried.

Sure they got back the run in the next inning, but it was only one! We held those bastards down like Ethan Allen did at Fort Ticondaroga. And they barely squeaked across another run for the next three innings. Our defense was holding!

The offense on the other hand was a bit weak. A lazy hit here and there but not much to write about. We were shooting arrows at steel lined tanks. It was futile. Hell, we were making the Cubs offense look good.

In the end, the Redcoats blasted through our defenses once again plating another 9 runs to win the game 2-21. What can I say, it wasn't good.

But there were some bright spots. Joe V, the slick fielding short stop made some dazzling plays. And Jim G was a regular backstop over there at first, picking off everything thrown at him. The outfielders made a couple of great grabs and how can we forget the artful pitching of Jim P.

On offense Mike L got a hit every chance he could and so did Ron M. Most everyone else kept their average at .500 so things aren't all bad. Next game we'll have more chances and really crank up that score.

That game will be this Thursday, May 11th at 7:45pm. Please let Jim P know if you are going to be there or not. Unfortunately, nuptual obligations require that I miss this one. General manager Jim P. will have the lineup so look to him for your position.

Good luck team. We'll get those blasted Redcoats in the playoffs!

PS. Thanks to all our great fans who came out to cheer us on.

Coach's Message

Alright team, this year we're going to have a heck of a season. We're gonna be playing old time softball. We'll hit, we'll catch, and gosh darn it, we're gonna have fun.

I know I'm new to the team, but this is a new season, a new team. This is the Tria Architecture Softballers!

We may not win, but we'll have more fun than the rest of those panty waste teams.

As coach, my guiding principles for the team are as follows.

1. Our number one goal is to have fun. Let's be realistic. Winning is fun but we aren't gonna win every game. We are going to make mistakes. We just aren't the most talented team in the league. But we all know how to play and we all know how to have fun. If we are losing, we're gonna have fun anyway. Life could be worse.

2. Playing time is divided up as evenly as possible. Everybody is treated fair. If you show up, you play. If you sit out some of the game one day, you won't be sitting out the next. If I screw this up, you make sure I hear about it.

3. You show up if you say you will. We need enough guys to field a team. You're on this team because we want and need you. If you're not going to be able to make it, tell us early so we can fill in your spot. No Forefits this Season!!

4. We go out after the games. You're already out of the house tonight. Don't wuss out after a tough game. Champs is a short ride away and you aren't going to get a lot more opportunities to hang out with your buds. We might even get Basha to tell tales of dating a stripper. Live life now. Go home to sleep and watch tv when you're old!

That's it. Check back here often for important team messages.

Now let's get out there next game and kick arse.

The Season Begins

Welcome to the Official Tria Architecture Softball Blog!

Here you will find recaps of the games, pictures, anecdotes, messages from the coach and even the general manager.

This is also the place to post words of encouragement, affirmations and talk Smack! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them here for everyone to enjoy.

The motley crew that played the first game