Before a hopeless battle it is somewhat of a military tradition for a captain to tour his ship. In softball terms, I wouldn't call the battle Diesel faced today hopeless, but it was certainly daunting. We had put ourselves in a single elimination game position against O'Hanlos and if victorious would then have to play defending champion Choice Parts immediately thereafter in the finals. Not easy but still a chance.
As everyone knows anything can happen in a single elimination game and anything did happen today as we lost. We had hopes of playing the role of the Visigoths coming over the seventh hill and over throwing the Evil SB Roman Empire, but never made it that far. The only civilisation that ended was our own and now we can only turn the page of softball history.
Maybe a tour wouldn't have been a bad idea as now there is nothing. It's cold out there when you face personal and team failure. Very cold.
P.S. Have fun with this one Mr. Anonymous