ESPN Beepball piece is here…in case you missed it!

ESPN visited the Beep Baseball World Series in 2011 in Indianapolis.  They did a very good piece on the sport.  It may have been the first time the sport has ever had a nationwide audience!  The piece focuses on the West Coast Dawgs, an All-Star team that won plenty of World Series.  It also focused on three players who have owned the Renegades over the years.  The Renegades had faced the Dawgs a few times in their career, never winning a game.  Our history against them is as follows:

  • 2006 Dawgs win 22-7 and invoke the Mercy rule after 4 innings
  • 2007 Dawgs win 18-6 and invoke the Mercy rule in 2 innings
  • 2008 Dawgs win 18-1 and invoke the Mercy rule in 4 innings
  • 2010 Dawgs win 15-8 after a scare in the 4th inning and the Renegades making a game out of it

The three players shown in this footage have done serious damage to the Renegades renting out their services to many teams.  Stats against us are from 2005-2012

  • Lex Gilette has played 3 games against us…all as a member of the West Coast Dawgs and gone 6-15 (.400 avg) with 3 Strike outs
  • Eric has played 3 games against us in a uniform for both the Kansas All-Stars and West Coast Dawgs and gone 6-8 (.750), never struck out and has 13 stops on defense
  • Danny has played 5 games against us wearing three different uniforms, the Kansas All-Stars, the PA Wolfpack and the West Coast Dawgs.  He has gone 9-17 (.529) with 3 strike outs and 9 defensive stops

Two famous highlights in these games were

  • Justin Manjourides making his pitching debut in 2008 and mowing down 4 of the 5 batters he faced (Larry Haile, Steve Houston, Joe Quintanilla and Joe O’Neill) While Evan Silver managed to ground out. It would make the only time in Justin’s career he pitched in a game
  • In 2010, the renegades gave the Dawgs a scare as they pulled to within 1 run down 8-7 after 3.5 innings.  This caused the Dawgs to regroup, call a time out and replace 3 of their players in the line-up.  This definitely was not in their plans as they were hoping to cruise to an easy victory and were trying to rest players for the run to the title

See the 10 minute ESPN clip here:

Sullivan & Worcester LLP to Play the Renegades **POSTPONED**

Logo for Sullivan & Worcester LLP

OUR GAME AGAINST SULLIVAN & WORCESTER LAW FIRM HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO POOR FIELD CONDITIONS.  Bunker Hill Community College would not let us use the fields today.  Clearly, they do not use the “Coach Weissman” philosophy of play not matter the conditions!

 

We will hopefully reschedule this event for a later date

 

On June 3rd the Boston Renegades will be hosting a clinic and charity game with the summer softball squad from Sullivan & Worcester LLP.  Sullivan & Worcester is a prominent Boston-based full service law firm with offices in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C.  As an exercise in team-building, S&W’s summer associate class together with some veteran lawyers and staff members will face off against the Renegades.

Our clinic and game will begin at 6pm at the Bunker Hill Community College field located at 250 Rutherford Ave, Charlestown, MA.

Directions to Bunker Hill Community College are here:

When you enter the campus by vehicle, there is a parking area on your right in front of the field.

To learn more about this Law firm, their web site is here

Renegade Movie Airing on June 8th in Woburn!

Renegade Movie poster

On Saturday, June 8th at 10:00 am at the Woburn Showcase cinema, we are  showing our award winning documentary, The Renegades: A Beep Ball Story created by Best Dog Ever Films.  We are inviting all friends, family and fans to come check out this amazing film.  The event will include a showing of the film, a lunch hosted by the Woburn Lions, a question and answer period with the Renegades and drawings for prizes.  You can purchase your tickets here.  All of the proceeds to this event will go to help the Renegades travel to the World Series!

This event is being sponsored by the Association of Blind Citizens and the Woburn Host Lions!

If you have not seen the trailer to the film here it is:

ESPN Will air 90 minute special on Beepball on Tuesday May 14!

In the summer of 2011, ESPN came to Indianapolis to visit the Beep Baseball World Series.  This was actually one of Boston’s best ever finishes as the Gades took 7th that year.  The Renegades actually had the biggest upset in the tournament as they knocked off the Austin Blackhawks TWICE.  Though the camera crews never made it to our fields we are excited to see a piece done on the sport we love.  We can’t wait to see the pice air on ESPN at 7:00 PM on tuesday May 14 on their program E60.  This is a 90 minute Season Finale!  Set those DVRs!

 

 

 

 

 

St. Lucy Society makes donation to the Renegades

On May 8th, the St Lucy Society of Boston welcomed the Boston Renegades to their “women’s only” club to hear about beep baseball.  The  St Lucy Society of Boston has been meeting in the North End for decades.  St Lucy is the patron saint of vision.  Joe Quintanilla, Damon Graff, and Lindsay Yazzolino shared their story with the ladies.  They shared why beep baseball is important to them, for Damon and Lindsay in particular, how it is helping them to try sports as a blind person for the first time.  We thank the  St Lucy Society of Boston for their generous support of the Renegade program and its rookies.  Their hospitality was beyond gracious.  Who knows, if the ladies of St Lucy Society  have their way, you might see the Renegades play a game in the North End!

Darlene D'Elia and members of the St. Lucy society hand a check to Joe Quintanilla and damon Graff, members of the Renegades