Forgive me if I'm a little cranky today.
Not only did my team lose in our do-or-die game to advance to the Quyon League 3-pitch finals, the Quyon Flyers also lost their do-or-die game to advance to the GOFL finals.
I was terrible last night in our game. As per usual, I suppose, but I'm still kicking myself for not making a catch (would've been my first catch of the season). I hate losing. I'm a very sore loser. I also hate being the worst ball player in the world. I hate knowing I suck that bad. Gah.
But I think hearing about the Flyers loss hurt more. Especially knowing that they were winning through most of the game, and it came down to extra innings again, but this time they weren't able to pull it off. The 56'ers won it in the bottom of the 9th. (For full details, see http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/ )
At the end of the day, though, I think the Flyers should be holding their heads up high. They've competed at a high level all summer long, and despite being one of the youngest teams in their league, they've held their own against the experienced veterans filling out most other line-ups in the GOFL.
The good news? They're still a young team, with a long and promising future ahead of them. This year, they almost made it to the finals. One has to believe they'll have many opportunities to get there in the years to come.
The Flyers will have one last hurrah this weekend, as they'll be playing in another tournament before the ball season winds down. Good luck, guys, and congrats on getting as far as you did in the playoffs!!