Season Review : Bravery
Record : 16-5
Final Standing: Morning Conference Champion, but lost in the Monday League Finals
Insider Analysis: The old superstition "It Comes in 3's" is based on the idea that when two unlucky events occur within a short period, a third will happen soon. Well the second bad thing that happened was The Bravery, as they dropped the Monday League Championship on Monday September 11th, 2011, the day after the Rangers were painfully eliminated. Unfortunately, I missed the finals as I started my new career opportunity on September 6th and could only turn off my phone is disappointment when I heard the news that they got scraped.
In our immediate gratification what have you done for me lately society they say no one remembers who finished second. However, I disagree and ask the question : Is winning a Championship the only way to define a Good Season?
I say "It Depends" on numerous factors like:
- Your goals - team and personal.
- Your roster - Are you realistically good enough to compete?
- Pitching, Pitching, Pitching
- The Competition
- Age - both of your players and the number of years you have been playing together
- Have you won before?
- Did you enjoy playing on this team?
- Did you over or under achieve?
trying to cover up one hole after another.
I loved this underdog team and was very proud of our accomplishments, but my biggest criticism of the squad was that a team should never take a picture (above) before the finals are over, as the softball gods don't take well to #1 fingers being raised too early.
Season Highlight: Defeating hated rival RJK in the morning league playoffs while playing shorthanded. Several of RJK players, who I deeply respect, simply said we wanted it more. Very classy and a great compliment.
prior Bravery squads.
All good things come to an end.