Contact the Commissioner to get details
on the National SOM League Tournament

 

League Get-Together Highlights
 

"we always have a BALL at our League Get-Togethers"

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018 ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER 

IN

Image result for DENVER COLORADO LOGO

G.U.S.S.O.M.O. GETS WELCOMED TO COORS FIELD
ON THE OUTFIELD SCOREBOARD DURING THE JULY 14th GAME
BETWEEN THE ROCKIES AND THE SEATTLE MARINERS.
(YEA... ROCKIES WON 4 to 1)

 

WELCOME SIGN AT THE EMBASSY SUITES  HOTEL

 

             

           PLENTY OF "FACE TO FACE" ACTION IN DENVER
           (EMBASSY SUITES CONFERENCE ROOM). 
LEFT - FRONT - LARRY STEINBERG PLAYING WILL POLUMBO.... REAR OF PICTURE IS RALPH POLUMBO vs. BOB GALVIN.... AND ON THE RIGHT.... MIKE LEFKOW BEATING UP ON JEFF WADKOWSKI...... PICTURE ON THE RIGHT HAS LARS NIELSEN PLAYING AGAINST BOB GALVIN...
AND IN THE REAR, IT'S EVAN STEINBERG vs RALPH POLUMBO

 

WILL POLUMBO AND LARS NIELSEN (FRONT), WITH EVAN STEINBERG
VERSUS RALPH POLUMBO.... CHECKING WITH HIS DAD (LARRY) FOR ADVISE... NOT REALLY.... 

 

GROUP DINNER (THURSDAY, JULY 12rh) AT 
"SHELLS and SAUCE" - NICE ITALIAN RESTAURANT
IN CONGRESS PARK DISTRICT OF DENVER, CO.
ON THE LEFT.... FRONT TO BACK... MIKE LEFKOW, BOB GALVIN,
WILL POLMUMBO and RALPH POLUMBO
ON THE RIGHT... FRONT TO REAR.... JEFF WADKOWSKI, EVAN STEINBERG, 
ELAINE STEINBERG and LARRY STEINBERG..... JEFF F. WAS TAKING ALL 
THE PICTURES.....

 

        

JEFF F. AWARDING JEFF "BATMAN" WADKOWSKI
THE LEAGUE "BATMAN" AWARDS IN RECOGNITION OF
ALL THE GREAT THINGS JEFF W. DOES TO HELP KEEP OUR
LEAGUE RUNNING SMOOTHLY.  HIS HELP IS TRULY APPRECIATED!

 

BELOW --- BOB GALVIN, JEFF WADKOWSKI AND LARRY STEINBERG
IN THE COMMISSIONER'S BACKYARD - DURING THE LEAGUE RULES AND FUTURE GET-TOGETHER LOCATION DISCUSSIONS

BOB GALVIN SINKING BIRDIES ON THE 
TRICKY BACKYARD PUTTING GREEN 

BELOW.... BOB GALVIN RECEIVING HIS "COMEBACK OF THE YEAR"
AWARD... THAT IS TO SAY... COMING BACK TO G.U.S.S.O.M.O.
AFTER A 24 YEAR ABSENCE!

BOB'S AWARD (BELOW)

 

LARRY STEINBERG, GENERAL MANAGER OF THE CHICAGO MOB (BELOW) RECEIVING THE FIRST (AND ONLY) "GOLDEN TURTLE AWARD" ON BEHALF OF HIS TEAM AND MANAGER
"FRED TURTLE".  DUE TO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, THE MOB MANAGER (FRED TURTLE) WAS NOT ABLE TO ATTEND THE GET-TOGETHER IN DENVER, CO.

LARRY AND FRED TURTLE'S AWARD (BELOW)


AND LET'S NOT FORGET ABOUT MIKE LEFKOW....
SHOWN BELOW IS MIKE RECEIVING THE ONE AND ONLY...

"MIKE LEFKOW HAPPINESS AWARD"


AND THERE'S "ROSIE DOG" SNEEKING INTO THE PICTURE....




AND... OH, YES.... LET US NOT FORGET RALPH POLUMBO
RALPH RECEIVED ANOTHER AWARD
BUT HE REALLY DESERVES IT.  RALPH HAS BEEN
A TREMENDOUS ASSET AS A MEMBER OF G.U.S.S.O.M.O.

AND HERE'S HIS AWARD....

 

McHENRY COUNTY'S OWN EVAN STEINBERG
RECEIVING HIS VERY SPECIAL AWARD!

AND HERE IT IS.....

AND FINALLY....
THE WINNER OF THE 2018
"IN YOUR FACE AWARD" 
(FOR WINNING THE MOST GAMES "FACE TO FACE"
WAS
RALPH POLUMBO 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2015 ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER 

IN
 

   

2015 "In Your Face" Results
(Face to Face games played in Philadelphia)
TEAM
Record
Winning Pct.
Albany Internationals
22-8
.733
Piney Creek Palooka
16-8
.667
Chicago Mob
13-17
.433
Gotham City Batmen
10-14
.417
Toronto Titans
7-11
.389
Antioch Coal Miners
8-16
.333
Buster's Battalions
2-10
.167 
 
 
 

                            2013 and 2014 Award Winners
L to R - Will Polumbo (2013 League Runner Up), Ralph Polumbo (2013 League Champion and 2013 Manager of the Year), Andy Rosenberg (2014 League Champion), Larry Steinberg (2014 League Runner Up and
2014 Manager of the Year)

 


 

View from our seats at Citizens Bank Ballpark -
Phillies vs. Washington Naitonals

                     

At the Phillies - Nationals game... Sitting behind Home Plate - 
Bottom Row L to R  - Lawrence Green, Jeff Fleischman, Matthew Wadkowski
Top Row L to R  - Jeff Wadkowski, Larry Steinberg, Andy Rosenberg,
Ralph Polumbo, Will Polumbo
   

             

Not sure... but why does Andy Rosenberg put people to sleep when he talks to them??  
(Ralph! Will!... wake up!)

You can't go to South Philly without getting a CHEESE STEAK!
Here's my Thursday Dinner from World Famous GENO's!!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Here we are at "Coaches Sports Bar" in Philadelphia  
(Yes, Matthew had a soft drink!)
 

HOW DOES HE DO IT?  Here's a pretty neat trick performed
by Will Polumbo.  How does he hold that Ketchup Bottle in his nose? (not really... lol) 
 

Jeff at the Washington Nationals - Philadelphia Phillies game with some philosophical words about the game of Baseball

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2009 ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER 

 


PITTSBURGH 2009

"THE DUMMIES"

DURING ONE OF OUR LEAGUE GET-TOGETHERS
RALPH POLUMBO HAD "BOBBLE HEAD" DOLLS MADE OF
SOME OF OUR MANAGERS.

ABOVE.... L to R -- JIM PHELPS (SEATTLE PILOTS)
JEFF FLEISCHMAN (PINEY CREEK PALOOKAS)
LARRY STEINBERG (CHICAO MOB)
 

BELOW... L to R -- MIKE LEFKOW (CONCORD GRAPE)
RALPH POLUMBO (ALBANY INTERNATIONALS)
NICK ROMANO (ITALIAN STALLIONS)

 

 



HEY... HERE'S OUR OWN EVAN STEINBERG (McHENRY CYBERMEN)
ON TOUR TRAVELING ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!
WITH GARY SINISE AND THE LT. DAN BAND
(YEAH... THAT'S RIGHT.  THAT  "LIEUTENANT DAN" FROM THE MOVIE
FORREST GUMP!
EVAN IS PURSUING A CAREER IN MUSIC (SOUND BOARD) ENGINEERING
 

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2013 ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER  

KANSAS CITY - 2013

G.U.S.S.O.M.O. ANNOUNCEMENT ON OUTFIELD WALL OF BASEBALL
GAME WE ATTENDED IN KANSAS CITY (ROYALS vs CHICAGO WHITE SOX)
 

HERE WE ARE AT THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS BASEBALL GAME – 2013

      BACK ROW (L to R) JEFF WADKOWSKI, LISA WADKOWSKI, JEFF FLEISCHMAN,
                                      LARRY STEINBERG, EVAN STEINBERG  
  FRONT ROW (L to R) NICK ROMANO, TONY ROMANO, RALPH POLUMBO,
                                        MIKE LEFKOW, WILL POLUMBO, LAWRENCE GREEN

       

NICK ROMANO
THE BIG WINNER WITH HIS 2 AWARDS
FOR "BEST MULLET" IN G.U.S.S.O.M.O
AND RUNNER-UP FOR 2ND PLACE FINISH
IN THE 2012 WORLD SERIES

 

                                      
GROUP DINNER AT

Jack Stack Barbeque

IN KANSAS CITY, MO.

 

LARRY STEINBERG & NICK ROMANO                         MIKE LEFKOW & RALPH POLUMBO
IN FACE-TO-FACE ACTION AT THE HAMPDEN INN -- KANSAS CITY

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2012 ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER 
 

SEATTLE - 2012

 

RALPH POLUMBO WITH HIS 2011 MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD AND
2011 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD

 

SEATTLE MARINERS WELCOME OUR LEAGUE TO THE BALL GAME (FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012)
RED SOX DEFEATED THE MARINERS 5-0 BEHIND (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?)
AARON COOK'S 2 HIT COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT


RALPH POLUMBO AND JASON KIP ENJOYING A CLOSE GAME

FRONT (L to R) JASON KIP (SIN CITY), JEFF WADKOWSKI (GOTHAM CITY), LARRY STEINBERG (CHICAGO)
BACK (L to R) - RALPH POLUMBO (ALBANY) and WILL POLUMBO (MICHIGAN)

 


G.U.S.S.O.M.O. MEMBERS AND FAMILY OUTSIDE THE FOX SPORTS GRILL IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

 


COMMISSIONER JEFF... "WINNER" OF HIS SECOND
CONSECUTIVE LOSER AWARD. THIS AWARD IS GIVEN FOR LOSING THE
MOST GAMES IN FACE TO FACE ACTION AT OUR ANNUAL
GET- TOGETHER

 


JEFF "BATMAN" WADKOWSKI AND JEFF FLEISCHMAN
AT THE FOX SPORTS GRILL (SEATTLE, WASHINGTON)

 

JEFF WADKOWSKI.... WITH HIS "GOLD GLOVE" AWARD

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2008 ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER 

 

DETROIT 2008

   

G.U.S.S.O.M.O. LEAGUE PICTURE

 

ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER – DETROIT, MICHIGAN COMERCIA STADIUM – LUXURY BOX

 

 

KEVIN MARTIN (RICHMOND, VIRGINIA ), LARRY STEINBERG (ALOGONQUIN, IL),
DAVE “PEACH” TAYLOR
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) , JOHN POLUMBO (MISSISSIPPI),
NICK ROMANO (ST. LOUIS, MO),  JEFF FLEISCHMAN (CENTENNIAL, CO) ,
LAWRENCE GREEN
(ANTIOCH, CA), RALPH POLUMBO (SCHENECTEDNEY, N.Y) ,
JIM PHELPS (SEATTLE, WA), JEFF WADKOWSKI (IOWA),  TONY ROMANO (ST. LOUIS, MO),  
WILL POLUMBO (TORONTO, CANADA),  EVAN STEINBERG (ALOGONQUIN, ILLINOIS)

 

 

 

ST. LOUIS - 2010

 

ST. LOUIS, MO. -- 2010 LEAGUE GET-TOGETHER - FACE-TO-FACE ACTION. THE WINNER OF THE "BIGGEST LOSER" AWARD, ANDREW PHELPS (CAROLINA CATFISH). IN BETWEEN SITE SEEING IN
ST. LOUIS, ANDREW MANAGED TO COMPILE A RECORD OF 4 - 17 (.190 PCT) AND WAS "FORCED" TO WEAR THE "LOSERS" HAT AND DISPLAY HIS MARK McGWIRE "TROPHIES". .... WAY TO GO ANDREW!! (face-to-face results are listed below)

WON - LOSS RECAP OF FACE-TO-FACE GAMES PLAYED IN DETROIT (BELOW)

**** LOOKS LIKE "DAD" NEEDS TO TEACH "SON" THE SKILLS OF SUCCESSFUL MANAGING ****

TEAM WON LOST GAMES PLAYED WINNING PCT.
SEATTLE PILOTS 20 4 24 .833
ALBANY INTERNATIONALS 24 13 37 .649
MICHIGAN MAD DOGS 26 17 43 .605
ANTIOCH COAL MINERS 44 34 78 .564
ITALIAN STALLIONS 16 14 30 .533
MISSISSIPPI BIG ORANGE 22 20 42 .524
INDIANAPOLIS CLOWNS 12 12 24 .500
MISSOURI MUSTANGS 22 23 45 .489
MEMPHIS RAMPAGE 12 15 27 .444
PINEY CREEK PALOOKAS 13 17 30 .433
McHENRY CYBERMEN 18 24 42 .429
CHICAGO MOB 17 25 42 .405
GOTHAM CITY BATMEN 18 33 51 .353
CAROLINA CATFISH 4 17 21 .190

 

 

PEGGY ROMANO PROVIDED A DELICIOUS CAKE THAT
WELCOMED EVERYONE TO ST. LOUIS!  EVERYONE ALSO RECEIVED
A WECOME BASKET IN THEIR ROOM WITH G.U.S.S.O.M.O., BASEBALL and
ST. LOUIS THEMED COOKIES IN IT.....

 

 

LEAGUE CHAMPION, JIM PHELPS (L) AND RUNNER-UP, WILL POLUMBO (R)
SHOW OFF THEIR 2009 AWARDS. (BTW... LET'S START A "COLLECTION" FOR
WILL SO HE CAN GET A NEW SHIRT TO WEAR... LOL!). ALSO, JIM PHELPS HAS RECEIVED A
REPLACEMENT AWARD WITH THE "CORRECT" TEAM NAME (PILOTS) LISTED. WILL ALSO RECEIVED
HIS "MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD (see Manager of the Year section)

JEFF WADKOWSKI AND SON MATHEW
TAKING IN THE ACTION AT BUSCH STADIUM

LARRY AND ELAINE STEINBERG WATCHING THE ACTION
AT BUSCH STADIUM...BUT WISHING THE "SOX"
WERE PLAYING.... AND NOT THE A's

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2002 ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER 

  

CONCORD GRAPE MANAGER -MIKE LEFKOW -
AT MILWAUKEE GET-TOGETHER  2002

 

AHH... REMEMBER THE GOOD OLD DAYS? 
HERE'S  COMMISSIONER JEFF AT THE 2002 GET-TOGETHER
IN MILWAUKEE WITH A "DIFFERENT LOOK"... A BEARD!

                  

                          MILLER PARK - 2002 GET-TOGETHER
                         MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 1991 ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER 



DETROIT 1991

IN 1991 G.U.S.S.O.M.O.  HAD IT'S ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN... AND WE ACCEPTED A CHALLENGE TO PLAY IN A  SOFTBALL GAME.

OUR TEAM (SPORTING OUR NEW JERSEYS... THE G.U.S.S.O.M.O. "COWBOYS") SQUARED OFF AGAINST THE WARZYN WARRIORS (COMPRISED OF RALPH POLUMBO'S NEIGHBORS AND SOFTBALL FRIENDS).
 
WHOOO HOOO!!  G.U.S.S.O.M.O. WON THE GAME BY A SCORE OF 20-10.  (SEE PICTURES AND THE GAME BOX SCORE BELOW).

 

THE BEST BACK-UP MAN IN THE BIZ IS....LARRY "SLICK" STEINBERG" IN RF SLICK

 

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