I've got my head all wrapped up in softball now, so there's no hope of you actually getting a decent post from me. Sorry!
This weekend is the final of the Bombers regular season. We currently hold 6th place in our league, the final playoff spot. There are 10 teams total. The first and second place finishers get a bye in the first round.
Here are the standings:
Dot Rats 10-6
We play a doubleheader against one opponent every Sunday. This week, we play the team directly ahead of us, the Rockies. There are all sorts of interesting (to me alone, probably) scenarios.
The only way we can guarantee a playoff spot is if we win both games. Then we would finish in fifth place and get the Dot Rats in the first round.
If we win only one game, then we have to have both Gangreen and Renegades lose at least one game apiece. This is a good possibility, as they play the Titans and Bacon respectively, both good teams. On a normal day, I couldn't see Gangreen or Renegades sweeping those sets. However, Titans have clinched first and have absolutely nothing to play for. And Bacon, while having an outside shot at finishing second and getting a bye, will have nothing to play for (except pride) should Renegades somehow win the first game. Bacon may not give a hairy rat's ass in the second game.
Finally, if we lose twice, we could still make the playoffs, but only if Gangreen and Renegades also both lose twice. Then we would sneak in the back door, undeservedly.
Do any of you actually care, beyond your much-appreciated personal feelings for me? No, of course not. But I needed to put this into writing, to set it in my own head, and I thank you for your forebearance.
Of course, what this truly means to you, in the long run, is that Monday's posting will probably also have to do with softball. Just so you don't automatically skip coming here, however, I'll toss out the faint hope that I'll get my ass in gear and write something else on Saturday, and then if it rains on Sunday, you'll get that, instead.
Vegas has set the odds against such an occurrence at 12 - 1. Oh, wait a minute. Not Vegas. That was Dave Vargas, our shortstop. Still, it sounds about right.
(If you're really masochistic, you could go to The B2-Bombers Homepage. There you will see that we really do have a player named Dave Vargas. Also, even a cursory glance at my statistics will tell you that all the whining I've been doing, about my skills having deteriorated, has not been a lie.)
Soon, with more better stuff (12 - 1 against)
Soon, with more softball stuff (odds-on favorite)