For the first time in 4 years the Diablos were back in the title game. For the first time in 8 years they're able to call themselves champions of the wiffle world again. The Rusty Ducks, appearing in their second straight championship game, fell 25-5 to the now 5 time champion Diablos to earn a solid 2nd place finish at this years 18th Annual WBWS at historic Sherwood Yards.
Everything seemed to be clicking for the Diablos in 2014....who outscored opponents 98-37 and went unscathed at 5-0 to earn the crown. Led by strong pitching, solid defense and plenty of firepower throughout the lineup, this 2014 Diablo outfit was going to be a tough out for any team.
The Diablos appear to have everyone back for a possible repeat in 2015 although the entire roster is looking for an extension and higher salaries, bonuses, etc. after the strong showing this year leading to the potential for some hold outs when spring training arrives next season.
El Conquistador wants to thank everyone who came out and participated & donated during WBWS weekend. The players, the fans and Mike and Bev have all helped make this event a huge success and a strong fundraiser for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Although final numbers aren't in...early figures are that over $700.00 will have been raised over the weekend. That's over double from 2013!!!
Stay tuned for the latest wiffle happenings right here and look forward to seeing everyone at the 19th Annual WBWS next year!!!
The highly anticipated and often controversial WBWS preview show will be coming to a computer near you very soon. Sources have confirmed that El Conquistador and The Kid will again be the hosts after intense negotiations about their contract to do the show were finally hammered out. When tried to reach for comment to obtain the terms of the deal, the number for The Kid led us to an escort service and when we called the number for El Conquistador...an old folks home picked up. Rumors around the league are that the players aren't very happy with these two doing the show as some veterans have called the two "bush league" and "a travesty to the sport" among others. No player was willing to go on record however.
This year's show will feature a rapid fire segment with coaches of the 9 team field giving insight into their teams in anticipation of the 18th annual tournament which is just a few weeks away. Surely some new blood infused into the show will garner better ratings than that of the past. Only time will tell.
Look for the WBWS preview show to hit computers about a week before the scheduled first pitch.