Havana Herald 2035.1- Kings of the World

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Havana Herald 2035.1- Kings of the World

Post by usnspecialist » Sun May 20, 2018 8:43 am

After an incredibly tense and hard-fought Landis Memorial Series the Havana Sugar Kings prevailed in game 5 to bring the Landis trophy to Havana for the first time in front of their home fans. As the winning run streamed across the plate on a wild pitch (which is quite ironic considering the Sugar Kings reputation for pitchers with control issues), a wild celebration touched off on the field, in the stands and in the streets of the city. The scene in the locker room was raucous as Jon Reed had acquired more VODAK premium vodka for the team to enjoy. "Hey it worked after the last series, so why not bring it back for this one" said Reed as he proceeded to douse everyone in sight, including this reporter.

In an unprecidented move, the team decided to move the trophy presentation out of the locker room and onto the pitchers mound in front of their fans, most of whom hadnt left the stadium yet. When asked the reason for this, GM Randy Weigand explained "we know this city doesnt have a lot going for it, so we wanted to share this with them. Plus the pitching mound was the site of some of our greatest exploits this year, so it seemed appropriate to receive the ultimate reward right there". Unlike with the Cartwright Cup, this time team captain Ernie Kinney snatched the trophy and held it over his head in celebration. After a few moments with the trophy, he turned and handed it to Weigand, who had visible tears streaming down his face as he accepted the trophy. When asked later why this meant so much to him he took a few seconds to compose himself and then with his voice breaking said "when I took this job 3 years ago, the franchise I took over closely resembled a dumpster fire. There was no direction and no clear plan for how to move this team forward. I took a lot of flack throughout the Brewster world for some of the moves I made, but i owe everything to these guys and their determination and sheer will to ignore all of the doubters. I dont plan on this being the last time we lift this trophy, but im not sure anything can match the first one".
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Re: Havana Herald 2035.1- Kings of the World

Post by Lane » Sun May 20, 2018 8:46 am

How nice of the team to give the fans a glimpse of the trophy before moving it stateside.
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Post by RonCo » Sun May 20, 2018 9:05 am

Nice write up. I like the location, and the dig at doubters...of which I was one.
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Post by usnspecialist » Sun May 20, 2018 9:12 am

RonCo wrote:Nice write up. I like the location, and the dig at doubters...of which I was one.
you were far from the only one haha.
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Re: Havana Herald 2035.1- Kings of the World

Post by felipe » Sun May 20, 2018 9:26 am

I just don't trust anyone named 'Randy'

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Re: Havana Herald 2035.1- Kings of the World

Post by bschr682 » Mon May 21, 2018 10:20 pm

Well I still think you did more harm than good with selling off the whole farm. The entire reason you inherited said dumpster fire is because quite a few people join online leagues, trade away everything in a win now bid, fail and then quit the league leaving ruins for someone to inherit. Rinse, repeat. Happens a lot. This is very much what I was afraid of yet again when you did your stuff, hence the flak from me. You got a title and just moved the team so at this point I feel like you will stay. So congrats I guess.
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Post by RonCo » Mon May 21, 2018 10:33 pm

Randy is a BBA guy for life. :)
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Re: Havana Herald 2035.1- Kings of the World

Post by usnspecialist » Mon May 21, 2018 10:59 pm

bschr682 wrote:Well I still think you did more harm than good with selling off the whole farm. The entire reason you inherited said dumpster fire is because quite a few people join online leagues, trade away everything in a win now bid, fail and then quit the league leaving ruins for someone to inherit. Rinse, repeat. Happens a lot. This is very much what I was afraid of yet again when you did your stuff, hence the flak from me. You got a title and just moved the team so at this point I feel like you will stay. So congrats I guess.
i get it, and i know that can be frustrating. That said, i do enjoy the satisfaction of going the Rockville/Edmonton route and building a monster system full of young guys and watching them grow. I just saw an opportunity to short circuit that a bit with some confidence that it would work, so i took my shot. I wouldnt have made those moves to get a bunch of late 20s or 30+ guys though, if you notice most the guys i acquired were 26 or younger (gillstrom and Nunez being the big exceptions, and even Nunez got packaged for a 21 year old).
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Re: Havana Herald 2035.1- Kings of the World

Post by RonCo » Mon May 21, 2018 11:40 pm

It's not like San Fernando's system is totally barren.
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Re: Havana Herald 2035.1- Kings of the World

Post by recte44 » Tue May 22, 2018 1:06 pm

Can always count on Brett.
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