French Fry - was the right field foulpole at Moriarty Stadium for a few years. It later was planted behind
the barn at LeBlanc Stadium, and was later removed from its wreckage and planted behing the centerfield fence at HRL Park
to commemorate the old days. It's the only hardware that has seen all three of the HRL's fields.
Dennis Mitchell Bat - a bat that Trinkey brought over back in '86 that came from a Dennis the Menace
playset, and looked like a fat yellow bowling pin. The photo depicts a black version of this bat. This one-handed war club
was quickly banned because balls flew off it like a rocket.
Curse of the Cinco - a curse that erupted and ended in the '99 season that worked like this: If you
score 5 runs in any one inning, you will lose. This curse held true the entire year until Randy broke it in a playoff game.
The Border - the left field out of play line, where Jeremy ( Former HRL Super-Star) liked to hit
balls. We call this "Making a run for the border".
Red Curtain - the 12 foot tall red left field wall at Moriarty Stadium. The fence was made of
three layers of old wooded pool fencing, and often sagged under the sheer weight of it, thus the name.
Foleyfest - the Foleys helped shape the HRL into what it is today. Most of today's players never met
them, but Mike and sons Dave and Chris played in the first four years of the league's existence. (Dave and Mike are still
in the league's top 15 homer list.) Games where the Foleys would join the Moriartys were called Foleyfests.
Croly - coined from the Foleyfests, Coca-Cola was the official beverage of the league. Aside from
the occasional Rolling Rock or Killian's, it still is. Croly is just a shortened term for Coke.
Cheese Mitten - any bloop hit, usually directed at the corner bases, first or third.
Uaually followed by "Can I get a ruling on that?", to which all players make the sign of the cheese mitten with the right
Punion - a term coined by Pops, meant to insult a player who doesn't run out his grounders.
6th Inning Mentality - the tendency of hitters in a tight game to keep the bat on the shoulder and play
for the walk. also known as Wuss Mentality
Wiffle Puffs - a hairstyle worn by HRL stars Randy and Truck in the late 80's and early 90's where
long hair poofed out of the back of the wiffle cap.
used to Desribe Julie, The "Random Canadian." A Girl who showed up at "Random" at the field to watch during the 02' season.
Matt P had much to do with her being there at first. She soon was a fixture and came for most of us. The word also desribes
most anything that is well "Random." Its making another comeback.