Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Anaheim Finishes Pawtucket

Tito McQueen - Cobb Times Herald

The Sharks of Anaheim clubbed their way to the World Series with a 9-8 victory in game 5 of the ALCS. The slugfest was out of character from the start of the series, which had all been pitchers duels. The victory marks the third time the Sharks have made it to the biggest stage in Cobb World, and with it a chance for the Sharks second title.

The players from the Sharks were jubilant in the clubhouse, but still focused for the last round. "This is a really great feeling to get back to the series after choking it last season," said reigning MVP Alan Peterson. "We want to prove to the world that we are a dynasty worthy of the name, and woe betide any who stand before us," quoted a surprisingly literary C. J. Bones. "Tonight we are going to party! Whooooooo!!!," screamed out Quentin Hardy. "Shut it rookie," declared clubhouse sheriff Ernie Jenkins, "The job isn't done." It definitely seems that the Sharks mean business.

Things weren't as bright in the G-Maniacs clubhouse. After another hard fought loss to the Sharks in the ALCS, the Pawtucket team was grasping at straws for a winning strategy. "I think next season I will cast my Fu Chu Fortune Sticks and let fate take the reigns, I'm at a loss," said frustrated bench coach Murray Nelson. "I don't know if I can take another season of this," said veteran catcher Hong-Gu Hernandez, "it might be time to hang them up." Dean Hernandez was more blunt, saying only, "This sucks."

Now the Sharks look forward to the outcome of the NLCS, where the Omaha Sluggers currently lead the Louisville Tysons three games to two.

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