PAST POINT CHAMPIONS
Afternoon Pitch #2
nice Sunday, the first in May, sees the Pitching Dutchmen out at the
pits in daylight once again. But wait, where ARE all the
Pitching Dutchmen? Looks like a lot of new faces out there on
the pits! Poor attendance results in only eight pitchers today,
and 5 of those are first-time visitors! The Dutchmen introduced
the PDQC pits to George "Jorge" Satko, Scott "Mo"
Koval, and Kathy "Kay" Shantz, all from Pottstown, PA;
Mark McDevitt from Reading, PA; and John Gerlach from Mount Joy.
The only Pitching Dutchmen present were Troy "Clay Stolzfus"
Frey (his newly christened nickname by the visitors) and Kyle and
Belinda Mabry. Even with the low turnout, quite a few hotly
contested pitches ensued throughout the afternoon. Sorry
Kyle, I got mug shots of everyone but you today - so you've been
spared from all the comic relief below!!
that, on to the excitement! These photos are in order, left to
right down the page. Warning: Please don't hurt yourself
on the captions, I do believe I did a fair job on them this
Stolzfus stares down the camera after pitching his quoits,
Mark McDevitt concentrates before making his pitch as
Jorge bends over to pick up a bar of soap Clay dropped
Belinda Mabry waits her turn. Meanwhile, Kay and Mo
behind him (oh wait, my mistake! That's actually just a
argue profusely over a tight grouping of quoits in the
of soda!)...Meanwhile, Kay and Mo are locked in a heated duel
on the far pits.
one into the far pit as Mark prepares to pitch.
that?! Can't you see mine's closer?! Look at it! Where's
Clay grimaces as the quoit barely misses splintering the
Referee! C'mon, you know mine's closer! You can dig
edge of the box! Meanwhile, Kay and Mo are off-screen,
you want, Ref! It's my point, I'm tellin' ya,
over their most recent pitch...
I can see it
Mark smiles as
he tries to ignore all the commotion coming from
it's bad enough they fight over who's quoit is closer, but NOW
the other pits,
and takes his shot at the opposing pin.
even fighting over who gets to throw first!
obviously under the influence of "The Worlds Finest Vodka",
and Mo decide they're just going to pitch at the
observes Kay and Mo from a "safe" distance!
same time, Dammit!! On the near court, Belinda and
oblivious to practically everything, seems to be busy
size up their last pitch, but neither looks too happy about it..
some steering techniques for an upcoming Driver's Exam.
like they're STILL at it in the outfield - that score must be
Later in the afternoon, visitor John Gerlach makes his rookie
65-64 by now.
Someone, please pitch a game with them already!
on the PDQC pitcher's mound. Wisely, he keeps
scoreboard even count up that high? I bet you're getting
to the front pits away from all that excitement in left field.
serious calluses on that index finger of yours!
Yep, that John
fellow sure seems to be pitching more
he sure has that "Aw
Crap, Why Me?"
this season. Look at that
on his face that really sums up the moment!