The Manor Mafia: Cherrywood’s Co-ed, Co-sponsored Neighborhood Softball Team

Written by Travis Nottingham

In the not too distant past our city softball leagues were made of ruffians and hooligans, fuddy-duddies and pencil pushers. With no direction… no conviction… these games consisted of shenanigans and other willy-nilly things. With the changing of leagues, a new local business emphasis arose. This new local business emphasis would NOT be amiss, yet consist of 12 teams with one twist… Each team needs a local business sponsor.

Thus the age of The Manor Mafia began.

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… Ok so we’re just a softball team, a co-ed co-sponsored neighborhood softball team that, in the simplest terms, just wants to have fun and support our neighborhood community. I love living in Cherrywood and if I was going to start a new softball team I thought why not make it about my hood? The Manor Mafia is only sponsored by Manor road businesses (hence the name) and I am proud to say El Chilito, Windmill Bicycles, Haymaker, Thunderbird, Hoover’s and El Sapo are all Manor Mafia supporters.

The league we are in is called Bernie’s Beer League and consists of 12 teams. Popular Austin businesses, such as Hyde Park Gym, Sweet Ritual and Black Star Co-op all have teams in the league. Tonight will be our 4th game of the summer season and we will be playing Baby A’s Purple Reign. The game tonight starts at 7:00pm and is at Krieg softball complex on field 10. This season games are every Tuesday night at Krieg softball complex and beginning at either 7:00pm or 8:45pm. Stay tuned for future game details and come out and support your neighborhood softball team! Drink a beer and make some noise, all are welcome.


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