South Oakland Ducks of the North Side (7-2, 3-1)
Brookline Black Sox (6-3-1, 3-2-1)
A rematch of last season’s championship series. and I’m 99% sure it will be Teyssier vs. Chalfin.
Tonight’s game will be the first time the Ducks come into More Park as the team who ended the Sox season the previous year.
Until South Oakland defeated the Black Sox in the Championship last year, the Ducks had never beaten the Sox in a post season series.
We still haven’t finished the regular season with a better record than the Sox, but you can ask the Bulldogs how much regular season success means (sorry guys).
This is the best rivalry in the brief history of our league.
Since the days when Randy coached third, occasionally umpired, and would yell, “I got it,” at the Ducks infielders going for pop-ups, no two teams have played more games against each other or played harder.
The rivalry intensified when we absorbed the Owlz players (and more Black SOx hate) last season and then again when Guthrie beat Chalfin in game two of the Championship.
We beat them when it counted, and absolved seven years of futility.
But they’ve been waiting for this chance since they watched us drench Guth in beer while Joe brought down our trophy.
A Ducks win will give the Sox something to think about till mid July when we finish the season with a two-game series against Brookline.
Moore Park is a tough place to play; tonight, it will be filled with crew cuts and beer cans and profanity.
But this season they have to knock off the Ducks to win the title.
We are the defending champs, and we will play like it tonight.
Ty Cobb never threw a Series.
Bad News for the Black Sox.