Mid-Season Classic 2019

The Door Dudes

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Odds to Win the Mid-Season Tourney

The views, opinions & predictions of this prognosticator are not necessarily those of BOSL, its executive or anyone related to Ron Evinou. Don’t take this seriously as you know I don’t… Last year at our Mid-Season Tournament we introduced the Robert Grenier Cup and our Winners (Tournament Champions) were VanderHout Flooring (VF) as they defeated Bobbleheads Canada in our 2018 Championship match and VA defeated CBBR to take the Consolation Championship - did I call that or what!?

Team Odds Prognostication
Verwey Automotive

How did VA go from a 7/1 longshot in the mid-season to become the number 1 favourite to win it all? Every player on the team including captains Glen Baxby and Andy Morrison are batting over .550+ and that's the reason right there. Full attendance almost every night for these first place teams, no need to call Hemanarayanan Kuppuswamy now to see if he can play his first game ;-)... Its sad though that BOSL will be losing the batting title leader Chris Burr as he just moved back home to London. Very classy guy, Chris was a co-captain for many years with Todd Parker and somehow his hearing wasnt affected through all that. The Bash brothers Brian Veerman and Aaron McLean are always a threat. I swear it looks like Mac is always looking to homer while Veerman seems to look for the holes in the OF but accidentally hit it over the fence. I thought Mike Maycock was the best pitcher in BOSL until we faced Chris Burr in his absense last week although really Mike would have had the same success. John Cliffe's 12 HRs would be welcome on any team but here he's just another bat. Glad to see he's over Hindley finally. Fantastic job you two Captains!! We really didn't think it would be possible to manage Mac :-)

Deeth & Company

Who knew that DC's 10th overall draft pick Nolan Young would be so amazing! At the mid-season he only had 3 HRs and all three were in one game against myself on the mound. He's now leading the team with 28 HRs and a .88 batting average. So look out for Nolan guys -- he's more than just talk. Next up and no surprize here is Captain Doug Vollans batting almost as well as Nolan with almost as many HRs. Looks like Doug is over whatever injury he was dealing with - I'd hate to think he'd be doing any better than he already is! This team is a pitcher's nightmare. At the mid-season, Des Janes was kicking Chris Fost's ass at the plate but Chris turned it around and then some! Chris (who is Des) Fost proved once and for all that he can deliver on the huge expectations. This entire team is hitting well with more power behind Kevin Handerson, Umer Malik and Dave Quinn and they have 1st class pitching (Mike Canham) - no reason at all why they shouldn't be in the show. Once again a huge shout out to team sponsor (for 15 years) Richard Krummenacher in his 27th season. Nothing slows him down - he was recently hit by a car on his bike and still easily went 4-4 against my pitching. Richard you inspire all of us with your great attitude on the field and your .700+ avg. Very impressive team. To those who say that DC wins because their last pick doesnt make many games -- have you seen him?! They are clearly an even better team with Doug's dad in the lineup.

Carson Law (CL) 5/1

If Captain Kevin Elkins and Ryan Carson are in the lineup this weekend then they are a team to worry about. If not then I would move them down below CM. Very good pitching by Murray de Vos still batting close to .800. Ryan's 27 HRs certainly help out when the bases are full. Mike Starr and Chuck Hines are having a good year both over .700. It looks though as if Des Janes (8 HR) lost his confidence after getting such a great head start over his friend (Fost). Hopefully he can regain some of the swagger from back in the rainy season. Did you know that Wes Meier won the HR derby at the mini-tourney? There was a four-way tie but Wes killed it in the showdown. CL has lots of potential and will be a tough competitor for sure with or without Elkins.

McCleary Electric

Every year, Captains Ron Vandermeulen and Jeff Palmer move up the drafting order because Ron's rating keeps spiralling down every season. I think they hoped Jeff would offset that but nonetheless it allowed them to pick up Jason Townsley and that paid off in spades. Jason has 27 HRs batting .750 and probably hits it even further than Vollans! Dale Latendresse, Rob Green and Paul Gottwald are all hitting strong as they normally do. Its a strong lineup here. I'm so happy to see that Peter Lang hit his 2nd HR proving it wasnt just my pitching afterall. If you look at the current stats, Scott Sinclair shows up as 5th or so but CM never enters their pitching stats and Burr and Sell don't have enough innings to be considered starters anyway so that makes Scott #2 in the league right now. We always forget how fast Bobby Betker is too, hopefully he gets out a few times and can pinch run!

QB Sports Bar

This team has above average Run support and D. Peter Winstanley and Randy Kobryn thought they were just drafting a group that would be good at the bar but ended up with a solid 4th place team. Steve Koritko is having one of his good seasons batting over .900 with 4 HRs. EIGHT players hitting over .700 right now leads all of us... Ace at the mound Peter Woodhouse and Larry Beatty helps these guys. I predict a consolation championship for them. Nice to see Tony Ortoleva with 3 HRs and over .700 - overcoming his injuries! Rod McLeod is hitting .790 so far!! Where was that last year?

Carline Muffler

Shane look where CM is in the standings! Captains Todd Parker and Dave Muill have a contender here! Only BOHC has better defense right now. Todd who usually hits about 6 or so HRs in a season already has 2 so I suspect he is hoping he gets to play against team LRL in the first round -- his average went all the way up to .450 after that game. I think speedster RJ Raha also went .1000 in that game. Even though Muill is leading the team in batting, you have to watch out for Neil Marsh - always a threat. Joe Celi is hitting .750 and killing us at SS and they have ace JT Badiani (new guy) on the mound. These guys look like a serious threat for the championship round.

Vanderhout Flooring

The HR power is spread out on the team this season. WOW - Kerry Close is still batting 1.000 and pitching great. Every year he gets a new hip or body part, but it doesn't seem to affect his swing! In another class act, team VF retired Richard's #15 and they wear it on their shoulders (and hearts) this season. We knew Bert Sagheddu was good but we didn't expect him to be leading the team at .875 right behind Kerry! Good for Jay LeMay at .790 just ahead of co-captain Steve Bero at .750. 1st rounder Michael Proctor isn't in the top 10 right now - but they knew Mike is hit or miss, they must have picked him because he's a good guy or something we don't know about. Great to see Steve Dostal making a bit of a comeback with 1HR and almost .700 avg. Good luck this weekend boys!

Jerry's Automotive

Well they are a PLUS 14 even though they're almost in last place right now. If you didn't know, there is some sort of Jerry's curse that makes them all come alive for the tournaments. That's the only reason I didn't place them at 30/1. Dave Rombough continues to shine, leading this team in batting at .824 (1HR). That's better than Roy Jones at .778 (2HRs). Mike Porkolab and Doug Haines grabbed last years first pick overall Derek Irving in the second round and he's delivering with 6 HRs hitting .765. Also of note every year is Jerry Weninger batting .500 yet again! This guy will never slow down. So no big surprizes in JA this season but they have lots of power and great pitching. Remember when we would talk about Mike and Doug leading the team - what was that 10 years ago? Good luck guys

Edward Jones

Captains Tom Perris and Jon Rideout always put together a great mix of players to support their own amazing batting prowess. It seems to me that all of last year's EJ players are batting .800 or higher this season! Must be a leadership issue... or much better leadership from these captains...Look at sponsor Peter Skoretz leading the team at .842! Jon is right behind him (as we would expect) at .833 and Paul McGrath is their third .800 hitter with a couple HRs. Lots of bats here but no defense... not sure what the problem is. Nice to see Tom pitching great at the mound this season. This team could surprize us all if the D improves. Loads of potential if Darren Andersen and Doug Emery keep batting so strong.

PhysioLinks Rehab

If there's one thing captains Erwin Mendosa and Chris Water do consistently its draft unpredicatable teams! The team is under-performing probably more than any other. Mike Gibbs is leading them all batting .900 followed by Erwin (.850 with 2HRs). Ed Meahan is batting .820 right now but no HRs yet, he is tied in batting with slugger and ace Pete Conick. Look at speedster Joe Medeiros (who did NOTHING last year) batting .750 - way to go Joe! Even Brian Blume was hitting .800 last week! First baseman Willi Jesso has contributed a couple HRs so far. So you see the potential here - no idea why they aren't higher in the standings. They are a long shot but could prove me wrong.

The Door Dudes

Welcome back to BOSL captain Dave Geneau...I think Jim Hindley was running out of co-captains so good luck Dave. This team was drafted mostly for their hockey sense and it's showing. Team DD was struggling at the plate early on but they are turning it around now, slowly. Way to go East-coaster (and pitching ace) Murray Alley leading the team batting .857. Who is Alvin Forbes?! He's batting .700 right now just behind Murray. There's nowhere to go but up for Bill Misener, Jim Kotsopolis and Glenn Downey... Do Dave and Jim have what it takes to turn this around... Everyone please say hi to Manager MIKE SILVA! So great to see Mike return this season.

Burlington Oldtimers
Hockey League

Welcome first-time captain Adam Harild! Thanks for joining John Andersen to captain team BOHC this season. The only trouble here is bats because they lead the entire leage with the best defense!! First rounder Philip Herbeson is delivering batting .900 not a surprize really, he is that good! Thomas McDowell is doing great batting .857 and then there are 6 guys batting close to .700. Peter Dovey is pitching well too. So loads of potential and the best D in BOSL - no reason why they can't shock us all. Don't forget they also have Jamie Porteous and Jarrod Schankula who have a reputation for batting near .900 every tournament.

L3M Freight Solutions

First round pick Mark Rankin is Mr All or Nothing so far with 5 HRs but no batting average. Did you know that co-captain Lawrence Thompson used to lead our leage in batting and HRs? Ron Evinou unfortunately is experiencing returning injury issues but he's still managing to lead the team with 3HRs at .750. Way to go Kyle Hadley - tied for top spot at .750 as well followed by Justin Lukings and wait for it... Mike Boyle!!! - no one saw that coming, a nice surprize for L3M. Then we have poor Lawrence struggling away and Steve Bourke still looking for the right bat. Richard Noble has 0 HRs right now but he hasn't been able to bat against me yet so that will change. Get it together guys - you know you are way better than what is showing in the standings.

Locker Room Lager
40/1 I swear we are not that bad of a team. The guys are being polite - keeping it together despite our woes at the plate and on the field. Mark Riley leads the team at .800 and 2HRs. Jim Seely is a fantastic pick batting second at .780 just in front of Carl Camilleri at .750. Unfortunately there's just not much else after that so far. Really happy to see Carl doing so well for us. I'm batting last as expected - and that's a good feeling when there are really no expectations :-) - we're kind of hoping the team sponsor gets us a cooler of beer to help us out!
JNA Contracting

New look - same old great guys... The rest of us can pretty much take anyone we want in the draft but the Oakland Athletics team is forced to take sponsor David Mohamed (.786) and son Luke Harper (.850 1HR) but you know - that's family! I'm not sure if they are forced to take the Moose (Mike Wright) or not... Chris Boots Harper is slumping but he's contributing with 2HRs. JNA is doing well at the plate right now but we're worried about all the injuries (Drex, Nick, Watson, etc) - too bad they didn't draft a physiotherapist. I love this team - I'd want to play with them but I don't drink... I plan to cheer for team JNA to make it to the consolation final - will their knee braced hold up though.

Lougheed Heating
& Cooling

Welcome to BOSL new guy Tim Latimer, leading the team tied with Murray Stewart (1HR .875). Its early yet to figure out LHC since they've only played 3 games! Blake Mercer and Hall of Famer Greg Moore are doing great right now tied at .750. Can Captains Angelo Musitano and John Gibson get a batting coach this week to change their fortunes? What's with Shane Nevills this season - I though he could hit? Great people, just not great at the plate yet.

If you have any questions please contact our Tournament Committee – Darren Andersen, Pete Conick