Then this season happened. Somehow we got transformed into a hitting machine, and our defense wasn't half bad either. If somebody on our team got on base, we almost always got them in to score a run. And everybody hit well - no matter how they had hit in past years. We didn't have a weak spot in the lineup. Our defense, though not perfect, also improved dramatically, so much that I would say we were easily the best defensive team in our league. We only gave up about 6 runs a game, which was 4 runs better than any other team in our league.
Since I am the coach of our team, I was ecstatic with how we were playing, even though I had no idea what the reason was. Being the blowhard that I am, I wanted to take all the credit, but even I had to admit it probably wasn't something I had done. We ended up winning the regular season championship along with the playoff championship in our league, and I thought , "Hey, we might as well keep playing and see if we can't win the State championship, too!" Little did I know that if we didn't actually go and try to win the state championship, we would have had just as much of a chance of winning it.
|We all looked like this during the state tournament today.|