Week 2 Recap

Week 2 was perhaps the largest attended bocce week ever – about 70 participating members. With that many people, obviously bocce ball sets needed to be shared, and some people had to be patient. Turbo Bocce thanks all those patient people and is happy to announce that some of the money the league has generated will go towards buying more bocce ball sets for next week.

We also intend to have more beer and pizza available. One promise Turbo Bocce always makes is if you continue to show up we will continue providing!

Onto the “on field” play. The highlight of the day was a match up between number 1 ranked Omnipotence and number 2 ranked Black Jesus. With the extra added bonus of Black Jesus having a $40 dollar bounty on their head.

Former Turbo Bocce Champs Black Jesus had the first $40 bounty on their head.

In a short interview, Black Jesus member Phil Martino had this to say about what it is like to have a bounty put on your team:

“The jig is up the news is out they’ve finally found me. The renegade who had it made retrieved for a bounty. Never more to go astray. This will be the end today of the wanted man.”

Powerful words.

Omnipotence took the series 2 games to 1 and also took the $40. Cementing their title as team of the season so far.

The first bounty winners were coincidentally the first place team.

On the individual side, Bill LaBrake (who is no stranger to scoring big points) put up 22 in his very first game of the year, and was the days points leader. While his team, Eazy Doez It, went 3 and 0.

Jim Whipple was kind enough to show up and play as a sub despite the fact that his partner could not make it, and he also brought a surprise. Special glasses designed to watch the Transit of Venus – an exceedingly rare astronomical phenomena where Venus passes between the sun and the earth so that its shadow can be seen (through special glasses) obscuring a portion of the sun. Apparently this is the last time it will happen this century so hopefully you got to see it. If you didn’t, it looked like this . . .

A second astronomical phenomena graced the sky. This one easier to see, and probably easier to appreciate – especially because we didnt have to weather any rain to see it.

A rainbow, but no rain. If only everything in life had such a nice payoff.

Week 2 also marked the first appearance of Turbo Bocce’s mysterious mascot Sanguine French. You may have seen him, you may have even recognized him (though is costume has changed over the years), but you probably don’t know the mysterious story of his life. To hear that epic tale you are going to have to check back here later in the week. As a Sanguine French exclusive will be posted soon.

The one, the only, the mysterious Sanguine French!