*Good for third all time, and he would have moved into second all time if he had come back this year. But, come on, even if the Cardinals were to repeat, the run wouldn't be half as magical as this year.
Other than that, I don't have much baseball stuff. I didn't watch any hockey or football this weekend. No, instead I hauled my fat, terribly out of shape body to Minnesota to spend the weekend playing a disc tournament. We got an alumni team together, and it was glorious. We didn't really know what we have, and honestly, we were one of the least athletic teams out there. But, we had a few guys still in shape, added in enough veteran savvy, and came away with third place. For all the years in college, the best finish we'd had was fifth. A very successful weekend. I played terrible the first day, but I got back into the swing of things on the second day and played fairly well.
We came within a whisker of the championship game. In the semifinal, we fought back from an early 4-1 hole to tie the game at 6. The game pretty well stayed tied up to 11-11, where the time cap forced us to sudden death. They started with the disc, which is a pretty big advantage, just like taking the kickoff in football. We did get them to turn the disc over, though, so we had a shot, which we turned into a very good look at the endzone. Unfortunately, the throw was too low and maybe a bit ill-advised. That would be the last time we would have the disc in that game.
Still, that was the only game we lost the entire weekend, which was amazing for what we had. Ten alums, most of which had not played a game in at least a calendar year (if not longer), most of which were definitely not in the same shape they were in when we were playing a tournament just about every week. It was a very impressive showing, and it was a very, very fun time. Hopefully we'll be doing this again next year, minus about fifty pounds of me.