Thursday, June 12, 2014

Season 23 Wrap Up - Dover completes the three-peat

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Dover takes it all once again in Season 23!

Dover is your Season 23 Cobbfather champion, becoming the first team in World history to win three consecutive titles.  Three other teams had won back-to-back titles, but none could complete the three-peat until now.  It wasn't an easy road for Dover to the World Series, as they fell behind Pittsburgh 2-1 in the Divsional Series and were down 2-0 to Florida in the NLCS.   Once they got to the main event, they breezed through, sweeping Charlotte 4-0 to take the crown.  Charlotte was coming off an incredibly tough battle with #1 Atlanta in the ALCS, squeezing out a close 4-3 win.  They just did not have much left after that, but it was a great season for them nonetheless, as the franchise was making its first postseason appearance since Season 14. 

An interesting element to the Dover story is, of course, that they switched owners in the offseason when jiml60 retired.  wylie715 stepped in, and kept the success going, despite losing a key free agent or two in the offseason.  This happened to be wylie's first HBD title, so a hearty congrats to him indeed. 

Thanks to all for making Season 23 a great one, don't forget to renew your teams, and we'll be back soon for Season 24 after a hopefully quick rollover!

1 comment:

Jim said...

Way to go, Wylie! Proud of you continuing the dynasty! Hail to Dover, the Kings of Cobbfather!