The Toronto Stinkmitts are a beer-league, co-ed softball team based out of Toronto, but its Instagram account looks a lot more like the Blue Jays than a recreational squad that meets on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
The account is pure, unadulterated gold. It features game promos, box scores, player interviews and post-game pressers with Andrew–the team’s player-manager. Andrew has mastered the cadence and idiocy of coach-speak down to even the smallest details.
After hitting 3 home runs and driving in 8 RBIs, Chris Cocca told reporters last night that he was “feeling as good as I ever have. I’m putting the bat on the ball and good things are happening. Irregardless, it feels good to be back on top of my game.” The cocksure centerfielder, who's missed multiple games this season for undisclosed personal reasons, is no stranger to a hot bat; the limelite doesn't burn his skin either. In the Stinkmitts 2014 Championship winning season he hit .728 with an OPS of 2.625. Cocca and the Stinkmitts will put their undefeated 5-0 record on the line next week against the Gastons.
Player Coach Andrew Wyatt addressed the media late Thursday night and acknowledged Stinkmitts shortstop Ryan Bowden's slow start to the 2015 season. Wyatt brought up the fact that while the offense hasn't been there, Bowden's glove at shortstop has been a deciding factor in the Stinks undefeated season. While batting only .167 and 1 for his last 8, Bowden leads the Stinkmitts with 26 put outs and a team low 5 errors. The journeyman infielder couldn't be reached for comment.
From what I can tell, the Stinkmitts are having a pretty good season so far. Of course, I may have fallen victim to the PR-spin. Most professional teams have mastered the “turn lemonade out of lemons, or just ignore the lemons entirely” technique.
Here is to a Stinkmitts 2015 beer-league championship. These guys deserve it..