Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Due to the legality of possibly jinxing my team, I have previously been unable to mention this year’s summer league. As of last night, we completed a perfect 6-0 summer season. Yes, there were some close calls along the way, and there were a few mercy rule games, but in the end, we remained undefeated.
It didn’t come easy. We battled through injuries and flakes. We played some good teams and some bad. But most importantly, we played for free because the company picked up the tab.*
It’s not easy to win every game of the season. You rarely see it in professional sports, and at this level, it’s almost impossible. We aren’t saddled with the burden of playing to make money. We’re all out here for the love of it, which makes it ten times more competitive then you’ll ever see in the pros**. When you see a 450 lbs man try and leg out a slow grounder to the pitcher, you know that it’s done out of love, not for a paycheck.
We have one week off, then it’s on to the fall season. As always, there will be some turnover in player personnel. I think we have the makings of a dynasty here. I believe the core of the team will remain intact as they are all still under contract and what with the perfect season and all, it’s hard to see anyone demanding a trade. But there’s still some fat to trim. That one guy, who never came to a single game and was actually fired from the company midway through the season? Yeah, I don’t think he’ll be resigned.
* The author had no intention of making this paragraph rhyme, it just worked out that way.** This statement is most likely false as there was no research done on this topic. Often times the author makes up “truths” in his head and sees little reason to verify such obviously idiotic claims.