The history of the annual softball game has been a violent one right from the beginning. Frankie “Fudge Fingers” Marcello originally came up with the idea as a way to stop the feuding and bring the two sides together. He said he wanted to put an end to the violence and "bury the hatchet between our two great families." It turned out it was just a ploy to literally bury a hatchet in Jimmy "Two Flush” Santorelli's forehead. The first game only made it to the 2nd inning before all parties involved were wounded or dead. Although custom team t-shirts were made each time, the next few years of games didn't even make it through the first pitch. Why keep doing it then? "We love tradition," said one family member. "And the moms bring Capri Sun and orange slices for us to enjoy after."
Spectators watching this weekend's game said it was the most boring game of all the sixteen years played. This only proves what I've been saying for a long time. Watching recreational softball is dreadful unless there's a chance for brutal violence. The families will meet again this May when they play in their 7th Annual Badminton Tournament.