SASL week 3 - Game of the Week 10/2 Ballers (0-4) vs Desert Eagles (2-2) – Cantiague Park field D, 12:00 pm
In a very strange weekend, both Empire and Ballers forfeited against eachother, which dropped the Ballers to 0-4. The Ballers aren’t too worried since they only lost on the field twice and they played arguably the best team in the league in SWAT. It seems like attendance might be an issue for them, as it might for other teams. The Ballers still got their core players in Ali, Ahmad, Naveed, Talha and Zeeshan, so you know they got no panic in them. They will definitely come out strong this week and inflict some pain. Ali will be on the mound trying to shut down the Eagles who besides a big inning or two couldn’t really solve Empire’s pitchers.
The Eagles were the beneficiaries of the Outlaws forfeited yet again. The Eagles went scoreless for most of the game until they were able to score a bunch of runs late to make the game interesting. In the second game, with a new pitcher on the mound, Empire jumped on them and they went back to Nader who did an admirable job against such a potent lineup. The Eagles were without Faizan, Matt, Saad and 2011 SASL MVP Ahmed in week 1, so adding them to a lineup with Masoom, Sulman, Marc, Rehan and Mohammed will be a big help. As long as they can play some good defense behind Nader they can be neck and neck with the Ballers
10. When it comes to modified SWAT has found themselves an early Cy Young Award Winner...Bret Suffis has an ERA that would make him the ace of the New York Met's staff.
9. SWAT has found another young stud in Isaaq Khwaja he is leading the league in average. He is also the youngest player in the league.
8. Best of luck to the ageless Nader who has to sit out a few games this fall due to injury.
7. Can someone please call the Outlaws and let them know that the Fall Season began 2 weeks ago.
6. Empire looked unstoppable one week and the week after couldn't muster enough guys? Some where Faizal Sheriff is furious.
5.The Ballers don't look like the Ballers this Fall. They look more Soft and less like Ballers .
4. Those that wanted to play mod so bad are the ones who are missing in action. Those that were on the fence are really enjoying it.
3. There are going to be Mod stars born this season mark my words.
2. Last year we had a lot of off season craziness due to the Fall league. Some rumblings are already beginning.
1. A Cal Ripken type of streak came to an end. No not the consecutive game streak, but the consecutive games at one position. Wahid Omarzai is playing a position other than pitcher.