baseballWe did it. We swept the S&M Flyers tonight to win our division and that means we'll be playing comp next season. I've played on this slo-pitch team for the better part of a decade and we've never tasted success like this.

Both games were wickedly close. We eked out a 9-8 win in extra innings in game one and then, in game two, I was at the plate with two on in the bottom of the last inning and down by a run. All I could think about strolling to the plate was Joe Carter and his walk-off homer to win the series in '93. I laced the second pitch I saw into centre field, scoring two and giving us a 14-13 win and the championship.

As boring as this is for everyone not on Raging Storm, I've got to get this all down while the euphoria still wafts in the night air. Everything I've written about this team I've meant. It was a controversial regular season and our worst record in years, but I've played on no finer a ball team. We always came back when it mattered. In game two tonight, we were down by seven and easily could have mailed it in and hoped for better in game three. Instead, our defense shut the Flyers down and our bats chipped away at the stone.

Finally, I want to thank my teammates. I had never played the role of Cito before, and I couldn't have asked for a better conclusion to the season. This was awesome and I'm damn proud. Kids, you deserve it.

Raging Storm, 2007 Int-1 Divisional Champions:

  • Engell
  • Jordy
  • Alek
  • Kic
  • Marc
  • Patino
  • Andge
  • Richard
  • Matty
  • Kelley
  • Me

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Mike Kic

Thanks Booner, it was indeed a great year. I said after the game, this is by far the best team I've played on and the most fun I've had on any team. I wanted to thank everyone for a great year, and see you guys next year when we are the new team in the Comp division.

Love you guys, and Cito congrats and special thanks to you!!

September 24, 2007 @ 11:31 PM

Matt Spry

Thanks all Good Shit
It's cool that we play in a new division and that we will have the same team...

keep in touch

September 25, 2007 @ 2:35 AM


Hip Hip Hooray!!! Now it's time to take the Comp Championship! ;)

Congrats on leading the Storm to victory Cito!

September 25, 2007 @ 10:01 AM

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