We’ve rolled our way into the semis.
Clinton plays the Bulldogs this weekend and the Ducks play Elliot.
The Bulldogs just won their first playoff game in team history, which was their 100th franchise victory. A nice way to remember both of those events, but I think it’s kind of like having your birthday on Christmas.
I was inspired by Lucky13’s blog post on the bulldog’s blog (not the picture so much as the number crunching) and updated our About Page to (somewhat) accurately reflect our team history and record.
Anyway, in a fit of math I figured our all time regular season record to be 114-96-4.
We likely own the all-time ties record.
Our playoff record is 17-7
That adds up to something like: 131-103-4
We’ve completed our tenth regular season.
Noteable ten year Pittsburgh NABA players: Craig Boley, Kenny Powers, me and Newman of the Warriors, but he may have taken a sabbatical one season.
I don’t think there are any other players who’ve been around since ’03, and since the Black Sox and Warriors started as the Piranhas and Stampeders, we are the only team that’s been around since the beginning.
Ten years ago, Ken Cool and Bob Swartwout, two of our best players this year, were 11 and 9-years-old respectively.
Since the Ducks formed in 2003, the Pirahhnas, Stampeders, Rangers, Insulright, Yankees, Owlz, Maulers, Knights, Matadors, Hurricanes, Orioles, Bombers, Colonials, Pythons, Phantoms, Arthropods, Rakers, Gray Bats, Sharks, Oilers and Rebels have come and gone.
That’s 20 teams and I may have forgotten a few.
Next season we could get a patch with an X on it if we wanted.
This season we have a chance to reach the finals for a third consecutive year, if we can get past Elliot.
Not that it wouldn’t have been tempting to put aside the team I’ve been a part of for 1/3 of my life to be the sixth outfielder and fourth-string first baseman for Clinton this summer.