Tito McQueen - Cobb Times Herald
Omaha's superior pitching proved to be the deciding factor in finally pushing the Sluggers over the top the NLCS vs. Louisville. Kazuhiro Ong was especially impressive, throwing two shutouts in the series. Now the Sluggers take on the Anaheim Sharks, who have reached the World Series three of the last four seasons. Louisville simply had no answer for the deadly combo of ace pitching and good hitting that the Sluggers brought to the series, and now must face another long offseason wondering if their aging veterans are going to be able to have another season left in the tank.
"We showed the world what we could do in the All Star game," said 2B Bill Norton, "Now it's time to take it to the next level." Pitcher Ivan Canseco added, "Lars the Greek is a moron, I think we proved that, as did Anaheim. We are really looking forward to showing everyone that Omaha has what it takes." Outside of the usual take care of business talk in the clubhouse, the atmosphere was positively jubilant as the Sluggers celebrated reaching the World Series milestone. Champagne covered the players, coaches, and the floor, as the Sluggers deservedly enjoyed their hard won victory.