Open division teams Devil Dogs and Buli Boys bring home 4th place trophies

Tanya Spencer, above, head coach of the Texas Reserve.

The Texas Reserve softball team came home from Phoenix as the second place finishers of the women’s competitive division of the Gay World Series. The Reserve were one of five teams representing the North Texas Women’s Sports Association in the World Series.

According to Jaymee Johnson, recruitment coordinator for Pegasus Slowpitch Softball Association, five Dallas teams playing in the open division also went to Series 2007. Two came home with 4th place trophies: in the C division, Mickey’s Dallas Devil Dogs; and the D division, Dallas Buli Boys.

Competition for the Devil Dogs was especially challenging. The C Division is the largest division the in North American Gay Amateur Athletic Association – with more than 300 teams in North America and more than 40 teams qualifying for the World Series.

Below are results of Dallas teams in the open division, which were posted on the Series 2007 Web site. In the open division, the top four teams receive trophies. In the women’s division, only the top three teams from each division were posted. As of press time, Dallas Voice was still awaiting requests for results for the other Dallas women’s teams: Get Ripped, Reckless Remainz (B division), No Balls Needed (C division) and The Old flames (D division).

Open division
A division: 13th: Dallas Fuel
B division: 7th: Dallas Uptown Vision Texas Knock Outs
C division: 4th: Mickey’s Dallas Devil Dogs
5th (tie): Dallas Woody’s/Auto Trader Evolution
D division: 4th Dallas Buli Boys
17th: Dallas Woody’s Saints

Women’s division
A division: 2nd Dallas Texas Reserve

Scott Thompson strikes out!

Scott Thompson performed at the Series’ Opening Ceremonies and majorly bombed.

According witnesses, the “Kids in the Hall” alum trashed gay-fave comedian Kathy Griffin and made graphic jokes about wanting to bang Katee Sackhoff from “Battlestar Gallactica.” Then the N word fell from his mouth. Amid booing, Thompson went on for about 30 minutes, and then a Series organizer got on the PA and told him to shut up.

The next day, the Series director issued a letter of apology to each team.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 12, 2007 pr tic