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Muggs Away & Casey’s RBs – Weeks #3 & #4

I wasn’t able to play in the third match of the year, as I had to pick up my parents at the airport.  The next morning, I heard the message Meister left for me:

“Mike–We’re going to get killed without you.  We’ll all chip in $20 and get your parents a limo!”

Well, they did get killed without me.  But the stats say they played well.  We probably would have won a couple more games if I’d been there, but nothing too dramatic.

Final score: a 10-3 loss.


We made up our missed match against Casey’s RBs the following night.  Some very good players on this team, and there was no fighting at all, which was great.  Lousy place to throw though, with oblivious people ramming into you all the time.

Final score: an 8-5 loss.

See?  I make about a two-game difference.  No more whining if I can’t play!

Sorry for the brevity–just got the stats and standings this afternoon and this was my first chance to post.  The figures do not include Wednesday’s match, so when they come out later this week, they’ll be for two matches.

Tomorrow’s match is against the Dart Fellas.  They’re the one team in this division that we played against last year, and we did pretty well against them when we were at full strength.  I’d like to get back to .500, but that probably won’t be possible to do in one match.  Let’s shoot for a 8-5 win.


14 responses to “Muggs Away & Casey’s RBs – Weeks #3 & #4

  1. Donny Joe October 25, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Good job on your darts blog and I like the way you’re using this blog to talk about your league. Are you the league statistician, President, etc…… or are you just blogging for your team and yourself?

    • Mike K October 25, 2011 at 10:42 am

      Thanks for the kind words!

      This is something I do just for my team. It started just to post the weekly stats, which we all like to check. They’re emailed to us each week, but turning them into graphs helps us see where we need to improve.

      The recaps help me to remember our opponents’ style of play and what each bar is like to shoot in, so there are no surprises.

      And since it’s a public blog, there are a few code words I use that remind me of things I wouldn’t want the other teams to read!

  2. not a leper October 28, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I heard that after playing Casey’s, Red pushed the button so no one could see his stats and therefore no one could see their stats. When is your team going to mature. Poor form as usual from the Lepers.

    • Mike K October 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

      I thought that was a lousy thing to do, and I apologized to Casey’s immediately when I found out about it and offered to buy them all a drink to show how bad I felt. Every other member of the team told him that was immature and unacceptable.

      Guilt by association is an ugly thing. I would never call everyone you associate with a coward just because you insult me anonymously.

  3. ANTI-SOCIAL LEPER October 28, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Hi Mike I too find your blog extremely interesting. I’ve played darts in simliar league in a similar area of yours and was wondering since when did the dart league move to a 14 game format from a 13 game format from yrs past? I’ve only played on lower division teams and I value your comments/input regarding competition on the higher divisions but I was curious on how you plan on acheiveing a “Let’s shoot for a 9-5 win” on your upcoming match……… Anyways good luck with that and pls keep blogging!

    • Mike K October 28, 2011 at 11:30 am

      Surprise! It doesn’t say that any more. I corrected that–probably while you were typing your comment.

      It was late, and I don’t remember if I meant 9-4 or 8-5. I changed it to 8-5 because we only won 7-6.

      I just want to correct you on one thing: we do NOT compete on the upper levels. We’re a pretty average B-league team, and B-league is a pretty similar atmosphere to any casual dart league.

      I’ve played in A-league, and I never want to do it again. It’s too serious, and not a lot of fun.

      Thanks for reading, and your kind comment!

  4. bill tell October 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Hey, came upon this site by accident, but reading your blog one thing stood out in your comments,
    “no fighting at all”, sounds like a tough league. Most likely a bunch of miscreants. Do they have metal detectors at these establishments or is local law enforcement nearby? Is there a supplementary police blog that goes along with this?

    • Mike K October 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      I don’t know about metal detectors, but there’s one strip club that will frisk you!

    • Ace October 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

      Hey Bill Tell. In answer to your question, I believe the Lepers have been involved in skirmishes and are very hotheaded. I’ve read some of the comments above and I too heard about the situation with Caseys from last week. Word gets around and the word is, play the Lepers at your own risk. This goes back years. I’m in A league but the stories trickle up.

      • Mike K October 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

        I’m sorry to hear that, Ace. That’s not how we see ourselves, but I suppose we wouldn’t even if it were true. The only altercation I’ve had in fifteen years of playing in this league was two years ago, at Casey’s.

        At that time, before the final game of 701 where all eight people play, the board would ask if you wanted to change the order so that you could choose which players would share scores. We changed it up, as we sometimes would, to put that night’s strongest player with the weakest. For some reason–I guess they’d never seen anyone do that before–Casey’s team took exception to this. They accused us of cheating, and things got loud. Not violent, but loud.

        After tempers cooled down, we played the game (I think we lost). They appealed to the league president, who told them that changing the order was perfectly fine. I’m not sure why that was in doubt, given that the board asked us if we wanted to do just that. I chalk up the whole thing to maybe too much alcohol.

        And that’s it. We’ve never had a cross word with any other team we’ve played against. Just Tuesday, Jimmy from the Dart Fellas went out of his way to say how much he liked playing against us, “unlike another team I could name.” This happens just about every week. I didn’t ask who Jimmy was talking about, but then I’m not a gossip. I trust personal experience with others over nasty stories from people who may have a motive to… let’s say exaggerate.

        I wonder where you heard these stories. Didn’t Casey’s RBs play in A-league last season?

        Anyway, I’ll pay more attention to how we come across in the future.

  5. Donny Dondo October 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    strip club?!!! Where and how do I sign up? Do you play against the dancers? Then again if they frisk you it might not be a nice establishment. Sounds interesting though

    • Peter October 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      You dont play the dancers but everyone plays topless.

      • Mike K October 28, 2011 at 3:22 pm

        Don’t believe him, Donny. That hardly ever happens.

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