I was not present for the league meeting of August 11. Instead, I was just wrapping up an amusement park tour of New England, with visits to six parks in Maine, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. At the end of the trip we drove to New Jersey in order to visit a couple of our old familiar haunts before I flew home and Joseph stayed behind for another week to call in at his workplace in Trenton (he has worked from home since moving to Michigan). So on the very evening league night was happening back home in Lansing, we were at the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park, New Jersey. We even played make-believe league games on all but one of the night’s chosen games. (We could not do a dry run on The Walking Dead, as the Silverball Museum doesn’t have that one. In fact, they have only two Stern games: The Simpsons Pinball Party and The Sopranos.)
So all of that is just an explanation for the lack of a League Night Update for meeting #3. I wasn’t there, and probably shouldn’t do another attempt at writing a recap of a meeting I didn’t attend. It was apparently a rather small crowd. I know that at least Alex, Sarah, Aaron, Joseph, and I were all missing. (Joseph and I did makeup games after Joseph got home.) And the standings show a shakeup in the upper echelon. Chris, though the week’s highest point earner, is still wounded from his slam tilt of Junk Yard during the league season opener, and Alex was set back by the missed week. As a result, Mike S. is number one in the overall standings for the first time ever, with a 13 point lead over Chris. Joseph is currently third, trailing Chris by 10 points. The season isn’t half over yet (though it will be by the end of the night), so there is still a lot of possibility for further position swapping at the top.