Twas the night before….hang on wrong holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to All! The Bean Bag Baseball League, affectionately known as the BBBL, crowned their Fall season Champs last night in convincing fashion.
Sometimes you’re hot and sometimes you’re not, and that’s how the Championship game went as the American Champion Toss Ups took the National League Champs BB Busters behind that woodshed we keep hearing about. Hmmm, I can’t seem to find it on the Tanglewood map, but it’s there. Congrats go out to both teams first of all, for running the gauntlet through the elimination tourney and making it to the finals, no easy task. Nice going!
The Toss Ups successfully defended their title and repeat as Champs coming out of nowhere with their 8-8 regular season record and 4th place American League finish. No strangers to the Championship game, the Toss Ups are as clutch as it gets.
The BB Busters got hot down the stretch finishing in 2nd place in the National with a 9-7 record heading into the tournament and earning themselves a first round bye. The BB Busters also had beaten the Toss Ups 6-5 earlier in the season and showed a ton of scoring power as they gelled as a team. They were serious contenders for the title, if they could get past the Firecrackers in the Final Four.
The National Championship game left no doubt as the BB Busters blasted the Firecrackers, ending a good tourney run of an explosive team. Busters scored in bunches, and diffuse the Firecrackers 14-5….off to the BBBL Finals they go.
I don’t ever recall a game as intense and fun to watch as the American Championship game. This game went to extra innings with a clutch 8th inning hit sealing the deal…Toss Ups 16 Somebodies 15. The Somebodies held an 11-3 lead but the Toss Ups roared back, it’s what they do. Then it got even crazier….trailing now 15-12, the Somebodies needed their own rally to stay alive in the bottom of the 6th. Back to back to back Homeruns by the Somebodies ties the game at 15, Yes 3 homers! Are You Kidding Me??? A great season for the Somebodies but the Toss Ups were the team of destiny.
A fantastic season for the BBBL, I’ve had fun covering the season with my weekly articles and as your Commish. Thank You All for having my back, keeping this a FUN league and helping each week with set up and tear down of our courts. We are off in December, sorta….details to come. Have a great Thanksgiving, we have plenty to be thankful for!