- Lodi Team 1-1-1 for a hot 2012 Stuck in Lodi
- Here's to Captain Steve!
- Fun at the Yard!
- Power without speed, pitching without pop
- Winning without reason-- Lodi Giants
Stuck in Lodi continues in 2018
old guys can still play! Lodi went 1-0-2 ! Two 9 inning 7-7 ties and a 7-1 victory in the ”Keg” game on Sunday!
Stuck in Lodi 2014 on its way again
This year the dates are August 8, 9 and 10 with the schedule for games on Friday to start at 1pm, 4,pm and 7 pm. The Saturday Sunday schedule is 8 am 11 am and 2 pm. Friday night "beer and insult game" is on and the 5 Giants/A's and 1 Dodger team are already in process of being formed! More soon!
Final game in Lodi -Keg game who won? who cares?
Frank pitched 4 to start gave up 7 runs maybe one earned. He also had some good hits. JC and Brent had 2 more hits from the catching position and Lynn Tetlow had 3 great shut out innings on hill. We played 8 innings and had some good hits and some spotty defense. It was real hot and there is the hint that maybe both teams just wanted to "get it over and drink beer" A lot of fun this year as usual. We needed a pool or a pond in that heat.
Mark Gemello leaves with a lead and we tie the Saturday game
Lodi 2012 a HOT Item!
Rumbling in Glendale
Lodi goes 2 and 1 in games for 2011 at Stuck in Lodi
The keg game between Lodi and the Acampo squad, lead by? herded by ?(like cats) well anyway Squirrel Haines was the manager. Rob (Webby), Chalky Matlen, Hammy Arthur, Chilly (not so bad Chilly that is), Drip McCampbell (2 hits), Crown Royal, Peewee Reese, Doc, Van guy Haywood, Miwuk Burrell Big Bingham were on the Acampo squad. All our buddies and Chilly too.
Anyway Acampo surged to a 3-0 lead and then in the 4th Plungy, Circus Vargas and Dennis Bennett got 3 singles in a row to load the bases JC hit thru to center but the pinch runner for DB was forced while JC reached and 2 runs scored. 3-2 despite a Dude DaCosta single after that. Anyway we gave up another run in the 5th before taking the lead for a while in the 6th. Danny Mettler singled followed by another Plungy Hetzner knock then after one out Dennis Bennett doubled scoring 2 and JC singled scoring Dennis' runner. 5-4 then 5-5 until bottom of the 7th when the Mayor lead off with a hit was moved up by a Matlock walk and fielder's choice by I Got it! Weishaar, scoring on a Dan Mettler single. They scored again Damn! but we came back in the bottom of the 8th (the last inning-- it was getting thirsty out) with a Circus Vargas single (3 on the day) and a JC fielder's choice and error then a Gman single scored one with a fielder's choice by the Mayor scoring the next run for a 8-6 win. With all the lead changes Frank who pitched really well and left with a lead got the win "Vultured" from him by CV who pitched one inning in which we were tied and then was the pitcher of record when we won. Then we drained the last keg. The only picture I have so far is the IBN group picture. for the uninitiated IBN is International Beer Night held a practice the Wednesday night before the tourney. Instead of one team member bringing the after practice refreshments, everyone brings a 6 pack of foriegn beer to practice. The Mayor orders food after BP and regular infield we have beer and food. The best beer of the night was Blanco Basura from Mexico "white trash" then after we partake we have "drunken infield" This is taken after DI can you tell? top l-r is Cactus Billy, then Drip With Rob Webby doing his "sister Mary Margret" (under no circumstances may you steal home) Lucy kind of in back with Green Lanterman doing his goofy look thing RB Tetlow in back then CV Vargas, Chalky Matlen and Hammy Arthur with Frank on the end. Bottom row seated is the Mayor Mr Thomas, with Plungy Hetzner next to him, Danny Met then Miwuk Burrell then JC with Lynn (rose between two thorns) Tetlow next to then end guy Maddog Matlock.
Services were held in Mill Valley The service was attended by over 75 ball players, numerous musicians and pilots as well as Steve and Kris' extended family and friends. Most of the ball players, Giants, A's and Dodgers wore their jerseys over dress shirts and ties.
Lodi will be playing in the Palm Desert in May in honor of the Captain and Kristen will be in attendance.
Lodi Beats Padres in SD 2010
Survivor Banner Island was a rousing success but Lodi winless
Lodi Team remains undefeated in 2010
side, the Lodi team remains undefeated in Mesa for 2009 and 2010
Photography by Ford and McCampbell in San Diego
Being Stuck in Lodi--Ain't bad at all!
Practice season upcoming for Lodi Giants with other Giants teams invited
Before this event there are practices organized by tourney host Rich Thomas. Most practices are held at Kofu park in Lodi except the last one, which is at Zupo. The games are open to the public without admission charge. The practices are by invitation only. The Last practice before the tourney is International Beer night. Each player brings his favorite non- American beer and that is enjoyed by all after Batting practice and a brief infield (the excuse to be there) Then Food provided by Mr Thomas is served and the beer flows. Then the third part of IBN occurs, sometimes called (I don't know why) Drunken infield.
Others appearing are CV, Carl Vargas, Gman, Mark Gemello, JC Penney, Capt Steve Bennett, Drip McCampbell, Average Joe Matlen, Hammy, Chuck Arthur, Rick "Obomba" Venegas, Rob "Sister Mary-Margret" Weber, Frank "I Got it" Weishaar and a host of others. Come to Zupo on Friday the 14th and see 'em all.
Lodi wins the last one in SD
San Deigo Next stop
Sugar Ray Stars in Weber Desert Classic '09
Top Ten Mesa Moments from 2009
10.Several random items make up the #10 spot. High Average Joe Matlen points out via Kangaroo Kourt that "Lynn's Bro" Brent Tetlow won the closest to the pin contest on the par 3 in our Thursday Golf tourney with a ground ball "57 hopper to within a foot or so of the pin", pure, blind luck. The Padres team points out that Bad Chili disrespected the the Arizona Cardinals by wearing that "weak ass Steeler" crap all week. Newly married Mike Britton lead the San Diego Monks team in Mesa. Mike "Doughboy" Weir ran the golf Tourney. When Doughboy went to the chief Padre and asked him where his check was for golf, he threw his new wife "under the Bus" saying it was her fault as she handles all the money and forgot to send the check. Kangaroo Kourt fine levied, She'll now have to send the Golf check and the Kourt check!
9. The reader knows by now that Jack Fitzpatrick bears an unfortunate resemblance to the former President of Iraq who was Hung then entombed. That has, in years past, engendered such sensitive comments on his pitching as, "You really hung that one Mr. President and they Roped you". So in the first game Saddam Fitz gets a solid hit and his manager is heard to say “Look at that, right out of the Crypt”.
Lodi game 2 against the Doughboy coached Gubs. It is the top 7th inning and Saddam who has pitched well and allowed one run is "at the end of his rope" on the hill. Randy "Gas Can" Wallace will take the hill in the bottom of the inning. Dave Jesse Jemes leads off with a single and made it to third on an error. Then with one out and Raul on first with a walk, The manager adjusts his cup as the sign to High Average Joe (3rd base coach), Jemes on third and Gas Can Wallace at the plate to squeeze in the run. everything would have worked great if Randy hadn't pulled a clean miss of the pitch. Dave is on top of the plate and the catcher (Shiffless Shiffman)runs Dave Back and throws to 3rd for the out. In comes the center fielder Weber index finger wagging like a Catholic School Nun "under no circumstances can you steal home!!!" "..everybody is out, double play, illegal Shame-Shame". It wasn't a steal Rob it was a squeeze that didn't work. "under no circumstances..." other fingers extended, red faced. The umpires settled it Dave out without the requirement of a throw once Randy missed the ball. Since the pitcher went from the wind-up Raul gets second and eventually Scores on Brent's base hit. Rob was about the only one excited everybody else was just kind of stunned. Since Rob has scolded Lodi threatening to rap each of us on the knuckles with Sister's Ruler. Eventually everybody got the gag and laughed about it.
Championship Game Mesa '09
As the Game began, Sugar Ray was on the bump for the Lodians and Lynn Lefevre was hurling for the Raisin People. Despite a lead-off single by Capt Steve it looked like Ray could get out of the inning without any runs. He struck out Bad Chili and got Lynn Lefevre to pop up to second then Nelson bounced a grounder to Ray on the hill he ran toward first and tossed the ball to Saddam Fitz who had about as much chance of catching it right out of the sun as the Republican Guard did of Surviving the second Gulf war. A second error followed and three runs scored. Outside of a single from Brent Tetlow and a line drive to left by Rowdy Raul that Hug-hey somehow snagged there was no Lodi offense in the first two innings. It was really a great catch and some would say "unexpected". Fres-berg scored on in the second on 2 hits (Greenfield and T-Lee) and an error to lead 4-0 going to the bottom of the 3rd. Then Lodi came to life, started by a walk to Average Joe Matlen (.636 to be exact). After one out, Dave Jemes lined a single to right center and Saddam Fitz followed with an RBI single. Raul did likewise to score Dave Jemes. The Hyster Shyster (Wallace) grounds into a fielder's Choice for out number two. Then Brent reaches on an error. This was followed by one of those "You go to the ball park everyday and you see something you've never seen before moments". Miwuk Mike "sort of" gets hit by a Lynn "he throws hard" Lefevre pitch. Mike's version is that he caught the pitch, Lynn and Realini say there was so much pine tar on the ball it stuck on Mike's hip and he trapped it against his leg. Then Drip McCampbell and JC followed with RBI singles resulting in a 5-4 Lodi lead. Up to that point, Sugar Ray had thrown 40 pitches thru three innings. He used 20 more over the next three to shut out the Raisin Heads on one hit (erased by a double play). Meanwhile, in the bottom of the sixth Lodi scored all the runs they would need. Once again Average Joe lead us off with the second of his 3 hits for the day. Sugar Ray reached on an error and Dave Jemes followed with a single..After Joe was forced at the plate for the first out Randy Walked and Brent hit into a fielders choice for out # two. But Drip saved the day with what proved to be the game winning RBI single.
It was not easy from there as Dave Jemes mounted the hill. 3 walks and 2 singles later it was a one run ball game. Dave settled down and got the last three batters to ground out with runners on 1st and third. The last inning started out great with 2 strikeouts for Williams and Realini but then Greenfield reached on an error and T Lee singled to put the tying and go ahead runs on base. Captain Steve, who had singled to open the game was up. We went to 2-2 and threw the big 12-6 hammer. Captain Steve swung 8 inched over the ball and JC caught the ball just above Captain's right shoe top. Victory!
Saturday in Lodi-Team Lodi Blasts Dodgers 21 to 4
Kangaroo Kourt to be held in Mesa Sat 12:15-12:45
Survivor Banner Island a tournament of the West Coast Fantasy Baseball Assn.
The West Coast Fantasy Baseball Association is made up of players 35 and older who have attended a Fantasy Baseball Camp. Although most have gone to Giants Camps we have A's Campers, Dodgers, Posts, Mariners, Padres and Yankees among our members. The next tourney is, Lodi run, Survivor-Banner Island were Tribes (teams) including the Lodi Tribe compeat in a tournament in Stockton Sept. 28-30. The Lodi team was formed from these members and particpates in most of the Associations activities. If you are a Former Camper and want to Join then contact Commish, Rob Weber
at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at: http://sobaysports.com/sfgiants/
Kangaroo Kourt Melee '07 report
Since our Robby "squats" Doiron is pictured above his fine and defense are first. " Robby, Drip McCampbell is bringing you up. On Thursday at the Golf Tourney, you played in Drip's foursome, talked with him, drank beers with him and discussed which shots to use in the scramble with him through 18 holes. At the banquet you leaned across the table and said ' we haven't met yet, my name is Robby'. How do you plead? Not Guilty? State your case to the appeals panel of left handed catchers." Robby quickly thought and Said, " yes I knew him real well and since he was in the Federal witness protection program, I was trying not to blow his cover." The panel thought for 10 seconds gave him the thumbs down and he pays $5. Next Bad Chilly brings up Rob Weber (the Commish)It seems that several Dodgers were wearing Jerseys with "WEBER" "2" on them. One of them, a pitcher, convinced the very attractive Mrs Chilly to take pictures of him during the game thus, "Weber #2" was hitting on Mrs Chilly. Rob pleads not guilty and says these Weber jerseys are just like "Bonds #25" or "Zito #75" jerseys. The replicas are very popular in the sport stores. "I can't be held responsible for these guys acts just because they are wearing my Replica jersey" $5 on Chilly the appeals panel rules. In a separate incident Jack "Saddam" Fitzpatrick was brought up for working under and assumed name in Utah. a picture of Jack or Saddam was produced from the paper as evidence. The former dictator wisely plead guilty. The kourt had mercy on him because his team mates had been making bad jokes all tourney about how opposing players were hitting "Ropes" of of his pitches, how he was "hanging" curve balls and more sensitive lines like that. Chuck RBT (Runaway Beer Truck-pronounced Ribbit) was the youngest guy on the Lodi team at 44, he got rung up for going to breakfast with his older teammates and being the only one to receive the "Senior Discount" in aggrivation for sentencing he pointed it out when the bill came, fine= ($4). The proceeds of the K Kourt went to or clubby Troy Timney (Texas Rangers)