Toronto Mike

Grass Thrillin' w/ a Little Bit of Illin'


I'm well aware that only a handful of you actually care about Raging Storm, a slo-pitch team in the competitive division of the RSPA, but this entry is for that handful of Storm-rootin' peeps.

Last night, at Max Ward Park in Etobicoke, we played the defending champions in the first round of the playoffs. It's single knock-out, so if you lose you're done for the season.  It's two games, and the cumulative score determines the winner who advances to the next round.

We were out played in game one.  A few defensive lapses started to make it look awfully ugly, and when all was said and done, we were down by 7 runs.  That meant we had to win game two by 8 or more runs to extend the season.

Let's see... Game Over had just smoked our ass, they're the defending champion and they just have to lose by 6 or less to advance.  It looked bad, Michael Jackson bad.  We needed a miracle.

Boom goes the dynamite! Raging Storm's defense was perfect in game two.  Our bats were on fire.  We mercied 'em, winning 16-1 and easily winning the series by +8.

Do you believe in miracles? Yes!

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