Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Season 13 Wrap Up

Arizona Sweatbacks (AL)
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Arizona is your Season 13 Champion!

The top two teams in the final power rankings, Oklahoma City and Arizona, clashed in the Season 13 World Series, and the matchup lived up to the hype.  In the end, it was Arizona edging out defending champion Oklahoma City 4 games to 2 to take the World Series crown.  Arizona's bats got it done in the post season crushing 38 home runs in 15 games with dependable slugger Al Soto leading the attack with 7 postseason round trippers. Carlos Rondon was the bright spot for an otherwise shaky Arizona pitching staff, going 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 5 starts.  Rondon stepped up in lieu of surprisingly poor pitching throughout the playoffs from 4-time Cy Young Award winner Clyde Hurst, who got rocked almost every postseason outing and did not register a postseason win.

It's another disappointing end to an odd numbered season for Oklahoma City, who came in to the World Series undefeated in the playoffs.  They could not overcome the red hot Arizona bats to go back-to-back for the first time.   Heading into Season 14, they look incredibly solid again, and having won the last three even-numbered season championships, they could very well do it again in Season 14.

Well, that concludes Season 13, thanks all for another great season.  Hopefully we'll have a quick rollover and be on to Season 14 soon.  Tell all your other worlds, friends, family, etc that now is the time to join Kenny Powers!   See you next season!

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