The orange team has Yau Man launching for Boo, Cassandra, and Mookie. The green team has Stacy launching for Earl, "Dreamz," and Alex. The first two balls aren't caught, though Earl is close to getting the green one. Boo scores for orange. Mookie scores for orange. When the next ball sails, Cassandra puts an arm around Earl's neck to keep him from catching it, and once it isn't caught, he's like, "Um, chokehold? " Jeff tut-tuts that it's up to them to decide how physical to get, which is kind of weird, since I've never seen a physical or wrestling thing that didn't include "no choking" as a rule. I suspect that Jeff's reaction has something to do with the fact that Cassandra wasn't considered capable of actually choking anyone. "Dreamz" scores for green, but on the next round of balls that aren't even caught, Boo goes down with an injury. Wow, who knew that having people run and slide in the mud in inappropriate shoes might risk injuring someone's leg? Boo moans in pain, saying that he fears the dreaded ACL injury (suffered by many professional and amateur athletes, not to mention my dog), until Jeff calls for the medical team. Boo explains to Medic Guy that his knee hurts in the middle of the back of the knee. He says that he heard it pop, and he thinks it might be that two things got crossed up over each other wrong, so he wants to try putting weight on it. When he puts weight on it, there is a sharp, truly disgusting snap so notable that everyone cringes in unison. But it appears that indeed, something just needed to be popped back, and now Boo is fine. "I'm good, let's go," he says, actually rubbing extra mud on his hands for no conceivable reason. "Let's go!" he repeats when nobody moves fast enough. ["He put his own leg back together! Through sheer force of will and gumption! Boo is Superman!" -- Joe R]
"Dreamz" scores again for green. Mookie shrieks at Yau Man, ordering him to put the ball in a particular spot, which announcement and screaming makes that placement a tiny bit less effective, one would think. But nobody else is really paying attention, which is somewhat emblematic of the season, so the plan works perfectly, and Mookie catches the next one for orange. When "Dreamz" needles Earl about not doing enough. Earl needles Stacy indirectly about "the placement of the balls." Indeed, indeed. It is that, Earl. Stacy puts the next one right where "Dreamz" is waiting, so he gets this one, too. When Yau Man doesn't put the next one right where Mookie wants it, Mookie bellows at him. Nice. Fortunately for Yau Man, he manages to put the next one where Mookie wants it, so Mookie stops bitching. But when Mookie wants it right back at the same place, Yau Man puts it there and Alex steals it -- finally figuring out on about the fourth try how to foil this plan.