R.I.P. Jean Lazure

It is with a heavy heart that I, Shaun Keay, violate the terms of the NCBL Social Media Committee’s imposed 1-year suspension of the SweatSox SweatSite.  Earlier today, a confirmed report hit the newswire of the passing of NCBL Head Umpire Jean Lazure….’s tenure as NCBL Head Umpire. Jean is stepping down after 5 years…

“The Salad Bowl” – 2016 NCBL Banquet Recap

This is it!!  Welcome to Day 14 of the SweatSox 14 Days of SweatMas SweatSite Extravaganza.  What better way to close out SweatMas then by recapping the 2016 NCBL Awards Banquet, hosted for the very first time by Pineview Golf Course. I hope everyone is as excited as Bill Beelen for tonight's @ncbl Banquet! pic.twitter.com/BIvWKSGeyE…

“Schauwn Key” – A Shaun Keay Pronunciation Guide

Welcome to Day 9 of the SweatSox 14 Days of SweatMas SweatSite Extravaganza.  Today, we’re closing the books on one of the biggest unsolved mystery in the NCBL: How you’re supposed to pronounce my last name. If given the choice, I’d rather people spell my full name incorrectly but say it properly.  Nobody has ever…

SPOILER ALERT: Your 2016 NCBL Preview

Opening Day for the 2016 NCBL season is finally here.  Tonight, one Tier 3 and two Tier 4 games will be played, beginning what we guarantee will be the most predictable season in NCBL history.  Historically, teams battle it out over a 20 or 24 game season to determine the playoff teams, playoff seedings, and ultimately your playoff…

A Secondhand Account of the 2016 NCBL Kick-Off Meeting

Kick-Off meetings are generally considered the least stimulating of the 3 annual NCBL meetings.  Teams show up, pay their fees, get their balls, and then enjoy the rest of their day.  My insider sources are telling me that 2016 was the exception to that rule as several controversial topics were discussed and voted on, including:…

A Secondhand Account of the 2016 NCBL Spring Meeting

NCBL Commissioner Bill Beelen made it clear at the Spring Meeting that he better not see a “Secondhand Account of the Spring Meeting” pop up anywhere online.  Unfortunately, Bill did not make a motion to block such a post, therefore it couldn’t be seconded, thus there was no vote – which means once again everyone…