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 2014 Season                               Edition No. 19                        October 15,  2014

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MONARCHS SOAR TO TITLE

 

Congratulations to Screech and his battling Butterflies for staving off the competition from the Wahoos and Chiefs and flitting their way to their first Hot Stove League title!  Well done, Brother Screech!

 

More later on how the 2014 Monarchs were formed and managed, but for now, let us record for posterity the final standings through the end of the 2014 Campaign: 

 

1

 

Monarchs

    

12564.90

2

 

Wahoos

 

12210.50

3

 

Chiefs

 

12152.50

4

 

Bums

 

12053.70

5

 

Redbirds

 

11834.40

6

 

Tigers

 

11680.00

7

 

Cubs

 

11548.50

8

 

Bears

 

11406.10

9

 

Tribe

 

11172.50

10

 

Blues

 

11098.30

11

 

Bombers

 

10959.40

12

 

Senators

 

10872.60

13

 

Skipjacks

 

10797.10

 

A magical season for a deserving member of our merry little band. 

 

ROYALS NEAR CROWN

 

Just returned at 1:30 this morning from Kansas City, where Joe and Will and I saw the en fuego Royals top the Orioles by the score of 2-1 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the American League Championship Series.  We had hoped to be able to meet up with Stretch for a pre- or intragame libation or two, but he reported that he will instead be going to the game this afternoon and, if necessary, tomorrow night. 

 

10/14/14:  At Kauffman Stadium for the third ALCS game

 

 

Clearly a Full Moon Night at the K!

 

Last nightís game was one for the ages, from the ceremonial first pitch by HOFíer George Brett, to the unbelievable catches made by Moustakas at third, to the outstanding plays made by Cain in center field, to Alex Gordonís diving catch in left, to Hosmerís web gem at first, to the perfect bullpen pitching of Frasor, Herrera, Davis and Holland.  The stars were aligned. 

 

It would be fantastic to see a repeat World Series matchup of the Cardinals and Royals from 1985, but the Giants will likely have something to say about that. 

 

Anyway, it was a great night to be at Kauffman Stadium.  Go Royals!

 

Next issue:  Update on Final Finishes

 

 

 

Skipper