Just needed some teenage girls to show us how it's done.
Marshall pitchers had already walked nine Roncalli batters. The game could've been 50-0 with no problem.
It's no wonder. This was the first softball game in Marshall history. A middle school trying to move up to include grades 6 through 12, Marshall showed up to the game with five balls, two bats, no helmets, no sliding pads, no cleats, 16 players who'd never played before, and a coach who'd never even seen a game.
One Marshall player asked, "Which one is first base?" Another: "How do I hold this bat?" They didn't know where to stand in the batter's box. Their coaches had to be shown where the first- and third-base coaching boxes were.
That's when Roncalli did something crazy. It offered to forfeit.
Yes, a team that hadn't lost a game in 2½ years, a team that was going to win in a landslide purposely offered to declare defeat. Why? Because Roncalli wanted to spend the two hours teaching the Marshall girls how to get better, not how to get humiliated.
"The Marshall players did NOT want to quit," wrote Roncalli JV coach Jeff Traylor, in recalling the incident. "They were willing to lose 100 to 0 if it meant they finished their first game." But the Marshall players finally decided if Roncalli was willing to forfeit for them, they should do it for themselves. They decided that maybe -- this one time -- losing was actually winning.
There is no train to the Meadowlands. You can take a train from NYC to Hoboken which is across the river then drive the ~10 miles up RT 3 to the Meadowlands. There are also trains from NYC to Newark but that is then a drive to the Meadowlands.
The Stadium is in the middle of swamp and surrounded by nothing but a big huge parking lot. The only way to get to anything is by car and like I said there is nothing even really nice around the area. You will really have to take the drive into the City to do stuff.
Ok... let me stand a bit corrected..... in the Meadowlands is also a horse track, Arena, and a never finished place called Xanadu that was supposed to be an indoor ski slope
They actually just finished a line going straight to the stadium.