ESPN Page 2 has put up their recap of the game and here’s what I took a way from the game:
-Nate will insufferable since he had collected 3 hits and he’ll say that he did his part.
-The Youtube video that Matthew, Nate and Pod Vader will have to record will be all sorts of awesome.
And if you did not catch it in the comments of the previous post, here’s a recap from kapellmeisters, who attended the game.
I was at the game… I’ll upload my photos later tonight.
Nate hit 3 singles in 4 at-bats and played the whole game in RCF.
Berry pitched the whole game, he allowed 3 ER and 10 hits (i think) in 7 innings. 1 run was unearned. He was 0-for-2 at the plate.
There were no extra base hits by either team. Three players struck out: TMR, Eric Karabell, and Joe Jonas. The GOATS did not realize before the game that, in softball, it’s a strikeout if you hit a foul ball with 2 strikes. So when TMR was called out, leaving 2 runners on base, there was a funny argument between the umpires, the Jonas coach, Pod Vader, and Trey Wingo.
Eduardo Perez was a huge disappointment. He had 2 weak pop-ups, both caught by Nick Jonas, and stranded Nate on base twice. He also had a terrible error in the first inning, missing a tag, then throwing the ball away. This led to a 2-run Road Dogs rally.
Marcellus Wiley didn’t look great either, but at least he reached base on an error. Mike Greenberg looked dead in his two at-bats, and then disappeared into the clubhouse.
Michelle Beadle was really the star of the team. She didn’t have a hit, but she played catcher and prevented a 4th Jonas run when blocked Nick Jonas from scoring a run in the 3rd inning.
Pod Vader reached base on a Fielder’s Choice in his one at-bat. He managed the team, but didn’t start the game. He came in to replace Eric Kuselias at 2B.
Stephania Bell came in as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 7th, and lined out. I was sitting next to family/friends of Stephania, and they were all very friendly.
Most of the ESPN personalities – especially TMR, Karabell, and Nate – signed autographs, chatted with fans, etc. But obviously it was a smaller crowd (maybe 75 fans) around the ESPN dug-out. Around the Road Dogs dug-out were literally thousands of pushing, shoving, screaming Jonas Brothers fangirls (ages 8-14).
Last but not least, if The Current Mrs. Roto was who I thought she was…. very attractive!