Who won? We all did-it was an APBA tournament! Well, technically Bob Eller and his powerful 2015 Cubs won. I had the privilege of playing Bob and his Cubs in Division play. We had an awesome set of three games, with a walk-off win by the Cubs and my go-ahead run being gunned down by a throw from center field to home. Not just a roll of the dice with this guy, many wise managerial moves to get to victory. But you still need a dose of the old "Me hit ball hard" to win.
Here is a shot of the Championship game between Bob and Craig's 1979 Brew Crew.
How did my 2006 Twins do? Not so great, but I still believe in them: 2-7.
MVP: Joe Mauer
He hit a studly .424 for the tournament.
Over 9 games he collected:
9 Runs scored
3 Home Runs
Stole 2 Bases
and knocked in 12!
He hit .432 for the Tourney
Over 9 games:
10 runs scored
2 Home Runs
2 Stolen Bases
Carew DH'ed so I can't give him the MVP when Mauer worked every inning behind the dish as an 8.
Bautista was a great pinch hitter!
Tom Kelly gave him the nod three times and he hit 2 doubles in 3 plate appearances. All late in games. I used Tyner (F) as a pinch runner for him and Tyner scored twice. A deadly combination.
Two problems that lead to 7 losses: Outside of Carew and Mauer, the team hit under .250 and I gave up a ton of 8th inning runs in two games.
In division play I faced Doug's 2015 Royals, a squad I managed in the TCABT in Minneapolis, the 2009 Yankees, and the 2015 Cubs. My team was the oldest team in my division dating all the way back to 2006.
Here are some shots of the action that I did not post via Facebook while in Chicago.