2015 NYMSL Schedule

August 22, 2015

Apr 27

WSJ 12 @ NYC 3

Apr 29

BL (Bullets) 11 @ I-I  12

May 7

I-I 4 @ BL 15

May 8

HT 14 @ CB 3

May 9

I-I 6 @ WSJ 12

May 14

CB 14 @ BL 12

May 15

NYC 3 @ HT 5

May 20

HT @ I-I canceled

May 21

WSJ 3 @ BL 7

May 27

NYC @ I-I rained out

May 29

I-I 7 @ CB 16

June 1

WSJ @ HT rained out

FB @ NYC rained out

June 4

FB 8 @ BL 2

June 5

I-I 3 @ HT 15

June 6

CB @ WSJ wet conditions

June 8

CB 0 @ NYC 8

June 10

WSJ 4 @ I-I 2

June 11

NYC 14 @ BL 5

June 13

FB 8 @ WSJ 9

June 15

I-I @ NYC postponed

June 18

I-I 6 @ FB 15

June 19

FB 17 @ CB 5

June 22

FB 5 @ HT 6

June 24

FB 16 @ I-I 3

June 27

BL 4 @ WSJ 5

July 6

HT 4 @ NYC 0

July 9

HT 17 @ BL 5

July 10

WSJ 24 @ CB 14

July 13

BL 9 @ HT 4 (8 innings)

I-I 4 @ NYC 7

July 16

WSJ 17 @ FB 8

BL 8 @ CB 4 (at BL)

July 17

HT 8  @ I-I 3 (at HT)

July 18

NYC @ WSJ rained out

July 20

CB 7 @ HT 18

FB 8 @ NYC 5

July 23

NYC 23 @ FB 14

July 25

HT 10 @ WSJ 4

July 29

CB 0 @ I-I 18

July 30

BL @ FB rained out

Aug 6

HT 6 @ FB 4

Aug 10

WSJ 4 @ HT 11

BL 3 @ NYC 6

Aug 12

NYC 3 @ I-I 6

Aug 15

CB 2 @ WSJ 9

Aug 20 

CB 6 @ FB 7

Aug 22

NYC 0 @ WSJ 13

Aug 27

BL @ FB - BL forfeits

Aug 28

NYC @ CB

Sept. 19

NYMSL Playoffs (Heckscher Playground Fields #1 & #2, 1-4 pm)

Teams and Field Locations

Bullets (BL): North Meadow/Central Park #2 (Westside @97 St), Thurs, 5:30 pm

Chartbeat (CB): McCarren Park #1/Brooklyn, btw. Driggs & Bedford, Fri., 6 pm

Forbes  (FB): Riverside Park #6 (103 St & Riverside Dr), Thurs, 7 pm

High Times (HT): Heckscher Playground/Central Park #2 (SE corner @ 63 St); Mon, 7 pm; Great Lawn/Central Park #3 (Westside), 5:30 pm

Institutional Investor (I-I): St. Varten's Park, 35 St btw 1st & 2nd Aves, Wed. 6 pm

Wall Street Journal (WSJ): North Meadow/Central Park #7 (Westside @97 St), Sat, 11 am

WNYC (NYC): North Meadow/Central Park #10 (Eastside @ 100 St), Mon, 6 pm


High Times Wins NYMSL Title

September 13, 2014

The 2014 NYMSL champions.

For High Times, the fourth time was a charm as they finally defeated Wall St. Journal after three tries in the New York Media Softball Leaguechampionship game, 11-5, held on Sept. 13 in Central Park's Great Lawn.

It was a classic High Times-Wall St. Journal battle. WSJ built a 2-0 lead, but fell behind 3-2 and 5-2 going into the final frame. They gamely fought back and tied the score with two outs.

The teams took 13 inning to resolve the 2012 title match (WSJ won that one 7-5). This time, HT knocked in a pair of runs in the 9th and then their rightfielder socked a three-run home run. When WSJ went silent in the final frame, the Bonghitters celebration began with the singing of their theme song, "Ol' Bong Game" (sung the tune of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame").

The tournament kicked off at 10 am with the semifinal contests. WSJ walloped DC Comics 22-5 and HT pulled away from Forbes with eight runs in the last three innings for a 9-1 win. (FB beat DC 10-5 in the consolation game.) The stage was set for yet another HT-WSJ showdown.

Last year HT shut out WSJ before losing the final to newcomer Institutional Investor. The prior three years WSJ dispatched HT. Until this year, HT's only title came in 2007, the league's first.

It's High Times' 40th anniversary in 2014. Now they can also brag that the Bonghitters are the best team in New York media softball.


2014 NYMSL Playoffs

September 01, 2014

League commish Steve Bloom holds the Bloom Cup.
League commish Steve Bloom holds the Bloom Cup.

The 2014 NYMSL playoffs will take place on Sept. 13 in the Great Lawn in Central Park, Fields 6 and 7, from 10 am to 1 pm.

The four teams in the playoffs are Wall St. Journal, High Times, Forbes and DC Comics. Last year's champions, Institutional Investor, will not be able to defend their crown.

Here are the semifinal matchups:

Field 7: DC (6-6) @ WSJ (10-1), 10:15 am start
Field 6: FB (7-4) @ HT (8-4), 10:15 am start

The championship (Field 7) and consolation games (Field 6) follow at 11:30 am.

In the seven years since the NYMSL began, WSJ has won four titles, and HT, I-I and former league member BusinessWeek each have taken one. DC and Forbes have never reached the championshiop match. Last year, I-I defeated HT in the final.

The league champions get to walk away with the Bloom Cup, individual medals and bragging rights for being the best team in Media Softball.


2014 Schedule

May 14, 2014

May 2

DC 23 @ CB 14

May 5

HT 12 @ NYC 6

May 9

I-I @ CB - postponed due to wet conditions

May 12

I-I 3 @ HT 12

May 17

CB @ WSJ - postponed due to wet conditions

May 19

NYC 20 @ I-I 24

May 23

NYC @ HT - NYC forfeits

May 29

FB 20 @ I-I 1 (4 innings)

May 30

FB 5 @ CB 6

June 2

DC 8 @ NYC 5

June 5

I-I @ DC - postponed due to wet conditions

June 9

WSJ @ HT - postponed due to wet conditions
FB @ NYC - postponed due to wet conditions

June 12

NYC 4 @ DC 1
I-I 13 @ FB 15

June 14

FB @ WSJ - postponed due to wet conditions

June 16

WSJ 9 @ NYC 4

June 19

FB 4 @ DC 10

June 20

HT 9 @ CB 6

June 27

WSJ 10 @ CB 3

June 30

DC 7 @ I-I 8 (HP 2)

July 3

I-I 4 @ DC 9

July 7

CB 5 @ NYC 10

July 10

WSJ 2 @ DC 1

July 12

HT 7 @ WSJ 2

July 14

I-I @ NYC rained out

July 17

HT 12 @ FB 20
CB 10 @ DC 8

July 18

WSJ 12 @ HT 7

July 19

NYC 0 @ WSJ 3

July 21

FB 14 @ NYC 3

July 24

CB 6 @ FB 7 (8 innings)

July 26

CB 8 @ WSJ 16

July 28

HT @ I-I - I-I forfeits

July 31

DC 5 @ FB 7

Aug 1

NYC 12 @ CB 11 (8 innings)

Aug 4

FB 3 @ HT 12
I-I 11 @ NYC 7

Aug 7

NYC @ FB - NYC forfeits

Aug 8

CB 0 @ HT 12

Aug 9

WSJ 16 @ I-I 3

Aug 11

DC 9 @ HT 6

Aug 14

HT 2 @ DC 14

Aug 15

CB 5 @ I-I 10
I-I 12 @ CB 6

Aug 16

DC 5 @ WSJ 9

Aug 21

WSJ 5 @ FB 4

Aug 23

I-I 6 @ WSJ 16

Aug 30

FB @ WSJ cancelled

Sept 13

Playoffs - Great Lawn

Semifinals
DC 5 @ WSJ 22
FB 1 @ HT 9

Championship Game
HT 11 @ WSJ 6 (9 innings)

Consolation Game
DC 5 @ FB 10

TEAMS/FIELDS/DATES

Chartbeat (CB): McCarren Park (MP) #1 (btw Driggs & Bedford in Williamsburg), Fri., 6:15 pm
DC Comics (DC):
North Meadow (NM)/Central Park #2 (@ W. 97 St), Thurs, 5:30 pm
Forbes  (FB):
Riverside Park (RP) #6 (103 St & Riverside Dr), Thurs, 7 pm
High Times (HT):
Heckscher Playground (HP)/Central Park #2 (@ W. 63 St); Mon, 7 pm; Great Lawn (GL)/Central Park #3 (@ W. 85 St.)), Fri, 5:30 pm
Institutional Investor (I-I):
shares fields with the other teams
Wall Street Journal (WSJ):
North Meadow/Central Park #7 (@ W. 97 St), Sat, 11 am
WNYC (NYC): North Meadow/Central Park #10 (@ E. 100 St), Mon, 6:30 pm


Institutional Investor Wins 2013 NYMSL Title

September 13, 2013

The winning Institutional Investor squad proudly holds the Bloom Cup high.

High Times and Wall Street Journal faced off again in the New York Media Softball League playoffs on Sunday. High Times won, 6-0, but then lost to Institutional Investor in the championship game, 12-6.

HT (11-1) and WSJ (10-2) were the top two teams going into the playoffs, which took place at the Hecksher Playground ballfields in Central Park.

WSJ fell meekly to HT in the semifinals, ending their four-year run as NYMSL champs. League newcomer I-I advanced to the title match by defeating Forbes, 14-7. Both came into the playoffs with 7-5 records.

HT took an early 3-1 lead. But I-I came back with 4 runs in the 2nd and 6 in the 3rd. HT rallied with 2 in the 7th but that was too little and too late. It was the fourth year in a row that HT lost in the championship round.