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  • **Could have been a Hero**....

    The softball league tourney was yesterday afternoon...a cool, crisp 20C. Sun was shining, the bats were alive with the sound of raking...the vaunted Long Barbeerians once again got hot at the right time and spanked our way into the Championships. Winning 3 straight games to get to the Championship game against...our heated rivals, the #1 Sons. The game was tight..lead changed hands five times..back and forth back and forth...the Barbeerians find themselves down by 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning...

    Somehow...the Barbeerians come back to tie the game in the bottom of the sevent...with the bases juiced..two-outs..tie ball game. A single wins the game and wins the championship...

    The #5 hitter saunters the the plate. He's had a hell of a day, the 5-hole hitter. 8 for 11 on the day with 1 HR, 4 doubles and 3 singles and a boat load of RBI's....the team is giddy with anticipation..here, the 5 guy can be the hero...a walk-off single to win the Cakey Cup.

    Ball 1...the 5 guy like them high and a little outside..

    Ball 2...the pitcher knows the 5 guy likes them high and outside..but doesnt give him one.

    Hitter count..yes..a spicy meatball comes down the plate...eyes wide..the 5 hitter spanks the ball...it's off his bat like a shot...centre fielder..back...back..back..amazing..catch...3rd out.

    Extra innings...#1 Sons score 3 runs..it looks bleak for the Barbeerians. The 5 guy is not happy..kicking himself mentally. #6/#7 guys out on weak fly balls. 8 guy takes a BB, 9 guy gets a single..10 guy gets a single..#1 hitter....jacks a grand slam!!!11111 Barbeerians win...Barbeerians win...no one is happier than the #5 hitter.

    #5 hitter buys the whole team rounds all night at the bar to celebrate the Championship and seek forgiveness...

    Thank god we won or that poor #5 guy might have never been able to live it down....

  • #2
    Congrats jo!

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    • #3
      If only the birds had that playoff gumption.
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      • #4
        sooooo, who is the 5 guy?

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        • #5
          QUOTE(Schwahalala @ Nov 6 2005, 07:25 PM) Quoted post
          If only the birds had that playoff gumption. [/b][/quote]

          ++

          Strange thing though..the 5 hitter is solid...solid. No one the team wanted there more than him (maybe our #3)..we all thought he could deliver the goods...

          To be that close to glory...and not get it...sucks.

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          • #6
            Man, you came really close to blowing it, Wang.
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            • #7
              I think I meant congrats liu.

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              • #8
                This #5 sounds a lot like Tino Martinez.
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                • #9
                  QUOTE(jhanke @ Nov 6 2005, 07:26 PM) Quoted post
                  sooooo, who is the 5 guy?

                  [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img] [/b][/quote]

                  Don't think you know him..or, maybe you've just never met him. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]

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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(lasvegasreb @ Nov 6 2005, 07:30 PM) Quoted post
                    Man, you came really close to blowing it, Wang.

                    [/b][/quote]

                    You have no idea, Ben..no idea. I have not, in a long time, wanted something as badly as I wanted that Championship winning hit. It was a school kid's dream...the team all chanting...pulse quickening..and I shit the bed.

                    I would have never forgiven myself if I cost the team the Championship...

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                    • #11
                      You got bailed out unlike the last tournament you were in...

                      Congrats on winning...

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                      Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(*007* @ Nov 6 2005, 08:02 PM) Quoted post
                        You got bailed out unlike the last tournament you were in...

                        Congrats on winning... [/b][/quote]

                        Yep...but this would have been worse..much, much worse.

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                        • #13
                          So you're sort of like Andruw Jones, eh Wang? Great when there's no pressure, but soon as there's RISP and a shot to win you choke up.

                          Ah well, at least you won.
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                          had any feelings"

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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(SunuvaNun @ Nov 6 2005, 08:19 PM) Quoted post
                            So you're sort of like Andruw Jones, eh Wang? Great when there's no pressure, but soon as there's RISP and a shot to win you choke up.

                            Ah well, at least you won. [/b][/quote]

                            Not really...usually, I'm money in those big games. Our team doesnt have a lot of chokers on the team..and our 2-5 hitters are pretty damn good..in any situation. I just shit the bed...frankly, I'm still pissed off at myself.

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                            • #15
                              QUOTE
                              When you wake up in the fire
                              And you harbour lies in ruins
                              You wonder why the giant has been shot
                              Fired off down from sky

                              You plead for explanation
                              Is it accident or rule
                              And where is you childhood hero
                              To drive all the demons away

                              What if the light
                              Shines in darkness my friend
                              And darkness just can't comprehend
                              So blaze the trail on you own
                              Go it alone

                              We are falling - falling to rise
                              Pain is the guide out of the wastelands
                              We don't need a hero
                              We are falling - falling to rise
                              No charlatan to show you the light
                              We don't need a hero

                              Indignity is the leader
                              To escort us to the fen
                              Where they say the light is endemic
                              If only I could comprehend

                              Now you're old enough to face it
                              Rabble's stones give pain

                              Hit you as they watch you tracks
                              Apart from the way that they understand

                              What if the light
                              Shines in darkness my friend
                              And darkness just can't comprehend
                              So blaze the trail on you own
                              Go it alone

                              We are falling - falling to rise
                              Pain is the guide out of the wastelands
                              We don't need a hero
                              We are falling - falling to rise
                              No charlatan to show you the light
                              We don't need a hero

                              We are falling to rise

                              We are falling - falling to rise
                              Pain is the guide out of the wastelands
                              We don't need a hero
                              We are falling - falling to rise
                              No charlatan to show you the light
                              We don't need a hero

                              Oh we don't need a hero
                              No we don't need a hero
                              [/b][/quote]

                              "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                              Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
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