It seems like just a few years ago that Anthony “Young Money” Pucci was running train on Mike Mormando’s Philly Region, Jimmy Flynn was flopping around MA trying to prove he was worth a spot on a legitimate roster, and Daniel Haverty was still absorbing the pitches he learned in Golden Stick’s Youth WIFFLE® Camp.
Yesterday, they skipped up 7th Floor Crew’s staircase and won GSWL MA Regional Championships!
In a day of torrential rain, in which league President Lou Levesque admitted, rain rolling off his nose, “I got this wrong. We should have called this,” Mass team Game Over got it right sweeping a MA juggernaut after besting Lou's Diamonds & the Raiders.
While things weren’t always in synch for this 1st year franchise, they seemed to be on point when it mattered. Winning the largest NY Region event of the year, and the 17th Annual MA Region Title are two mighty legs on which this National Championship stool looks to lean going into Staten Island.
Also of note on the day is that Eric Lessard’s Plastico Quemado advanced to the Region’s Comeback Cup Championship, where they’ll face Scott Thomas’ Yum Yums. The bracket was suspended due to playing conditions and will be resumed sometime after the OPEN. The pairing came way of PQ beating Lou’s Diamonds yesterday, but also notably taking down Game Over in the last MA Regional event 9-0 a week ago. Is the addition of 14 year old Dougie Baker a sign that PQ found the stairs out of the basement? We’ll see what 2019 has to offer.
So, as they say 'round these parts..."We're on to Staten Island."