South Oakland Ducks
Brookline Black Sox
How the mighty have fallen.
These two storied franchises enter tonight’s game at Moore Park with a combined 3 wins between them, in a battle to gain ground on the 8th and final playoff spot.
The Black Sox sit at 2-6 in ninth place, while the 1-9 South Oakland Ducks look to climb out of the cellar with a win.
These games used to be for first place in the division, now we’re fighting for our post-season lives and the season isn’t even halfway gone.
We’ve lost in every way imaginable, blown leads, close losses and ten-run drubbings, we’ve hit and not played defense, we’ve played defense and not hit. We’ve forfeited.
We can still make a run at it, but there’s not much margin for error. Luckily there’s a logjam at the bottom of the standings and we still have to play the teams in front of us.
One of the most fun seasons i can remember was 2008. We had a huge turnover in our roster from 2007, and it took a while for us to come together. TC just took over as manager. We started 3-9, got on a roll and went on to finish 12-10-2 and sneak into the playoffs on the last day of the season.
Tonight is the start of a four game road trip that will determine whether we’ve been underachieving, or if we’re just bad. Maybe we’re just bad. That’s a definite possibility, but i still think there’s enough talent on our team to compete.
Tonight we face an old nemesis in the unfriendly confines of Moore Park and there’s no better place to turn our season around.
We’ve dug ourselves a hole as deep as the mosquito filled woods behind the visitors bench.
Tonight we start climbing out.
Fago’s on the hill.
Bad news for the Black Sox