Weather willing, this afternoon at 5:30pm in Central Park, on North Meadow #2, the DC Bullets softball team squares off against the Marvel Comics team. Though the two squads play in different softball leagues, the annual summer showdown is obviously a season highlight on both sides. In that spirit, here’s a team photo of the DC Comics Bullets taken earlier this season.
Including their titles (if I had them) and positions played, from left to right:
Letterer Sal Cipriano – Team co-captain; catcher, first base, second base, outfield
Director DC Direct, Production Christine “CNap” Napolitano – Second base, pitcher
Associate Designer (Farrar Straus Giroux BYR/Roaring Brook Press) Andrew Arnold – Left field
Manager, Editorial Contract Administration Larry Ganem – Pitcher
News Editor (Business Wire) / Writer (Newsarama) Michael C Lorah – Third base, pitcher
VP Business & Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel Jay Kogan – Leftfield
Director, Business & Legal Affairs Joel Press – Pitcher, first base, second base, outfield
Director, Direct Sales Vince Letterio – Centerfield
Associate Editor Adam Schlagman – Team co-captain; shortstop
Senior Letterer Pat Brosseau – Rightfield
Assistant Art Director, DC Direct Brian Walters – Rightfield, catcher
Graphic Designer, DC Direct Allison Dugas – Catcher
Neil Hiremath – Centerfield
Pre-Press Coordinator (of Awesome) Katie Kubert – Catcher (that’s what she said her title is; I have no reason to doubt her)
Manager/Editor (Scholastic’s Firefly Book Club) Laura Demoreuille – First base
SuperSoldier Nel Yomtov – He’s the supersoldier, he does it all. He even played the final three innings of a game after separating his shoulder!
Licensing Adam Staffaroni – Third base, outfield
Jerry Cerza – First base
MIA from the photo: “Doc” Lauren Fries – Outfield ; Accounting Coordinator, Editorial Administration LP Vollano – designated hitter and trash talker; Editor Brian Cunningham – First base, second base, outfield ; Jeff Boison – outfield ; Allison Klein – Second base, catcher ; Jennie Gaeta – First base, second base ; Amy Demoreuille – Second base.