Saturday, April 26, 2014

No Rhyme or Reason for Nuthin #3 .. .. Crying American Softball Warrior

Do you Remember the classic crying American Indian Warrior commercial from the 70s
Old school.

He loved his land. It hurt him to see it disrespected. He cried to see it polluted.

I am A96 and I used to pollute, but hat was a long time ago. I evolved and learned.

Nowadays pollution disgusts me especially in our beautiful parks.

In the pictures below my dark shadow below casts an ominous darkness over the pollution I discovered in a park last Monday.

These pictures weren't taken A96, they were taken on the Great Lawn Monday Night April 21st, 2015.


You See Pollution isn't only a A96 thing.

It's Unacceptable

Enough to make a grown Softball Warrior Cry.

Have some respect for our awesome Fields people. Don't pollute and if you see someone messing up our wonderful adult playground let them now that's it's unacceptable. We don't wanna play in garbage or have our permits revoked.

Pollution is literally foul. So Stop It

Hate to see a grown man cry.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

No Choice?

Yes I signed with Choice Parts:

The aftermath is simple so let's get to it:
  1. Am I sellout? - No - more on this below
  2. Am I a softball whore - Yes
  3. Do I feel like a hypocrite? - No. But I felt uncomfortable and sad last Sunday. That's over
  4. Did I want to play or at least get an opportunity? - Yes
  5. Do I love the Big Apple League? - Yes
  6. Did I try to go elsewhere first? - Yes. Passive aggressively yes, but yes nonetheless
  7. Was I conflicted - Yes
  8. Am I being used? - Yes
  9. Am I championship hunting? No
  10. Most importantly, is this the right move? Yes
I didn't sell out, the reality in 2014 is that there are only 6 teams in the league and Choice Parts was the only one that asked me. Let's be honest Choice Parts doesn't need Rick the player. They need:
  • Forfeit Avoiders for a long season. All their studs can't come week in week out.
  • Recruiting Help.
 I wonder what Castillo would say, no I don't. He would endorse it. He understood

Ironically, the one thing with Parts is that they are honest. It's all about winning. Everything is out on the table from the very beginning. I will at some point get some playing time and then it's up to me to be solid and help the team. That's called opportunity, something that was limited in 2014, and that's why this is the right move for me.

Since I was signed several people have been kind and offered me opportunities as well. Thank you, but I've given my word and I guess it is true, that if you don't die a hero you will live long enough to become a softball villain.

I want to know what you think. I've attached a simple poll to vote on. I may have had no choice but you have two. Holler Back.