Yeah, it’s been a long time coming.
Congratulations to Sport & Wood for winning the Golden Lunchbox on Saturday June 16th over Blue Balls 4-2 at West Milwaukee Park. What was a beautiful day at times for a kickball tournament and an utter downpour at others, turned out just fine in the end.
Sport & Wood first shocked the World and busting everyone’s bracket by beating 3-time Golden Lunchbox Champion SuperDudes 4-1 in round 1. In what is surrounded by a little controversy, Sport & Wood took advantage of the 2 team limit rule and picked up a few Vandelay Industries players because some of Sport & Wood was playing on Lunchbox hopeful Bear Balls at another field. If you want to follow the controversy and read what people are saying, head to our Facebook page and read all about it here.
After the controversial game, Sport & Wood dispatched Evil Monkees and X Presidents to reach the Final Four and face off against the team that helped them get past the SuperDudes, Vandelay Industries. Armed with the the originally planned roster, I guess there is some sort of irony or sweet justice for the 3-2 victory over Vandelay, or you might say that it was just Sport & Wood’s time. Just like the run BALListic Bunters made in Spring 2010, some times the stars are just lined up for you and it is your time to shine.
Blue Balls had little competition most of the day until they met Prestige Worldwide in the Elite 8. Being a member of PWW I would love to say it was a great defensive battle, but I’ll be honest, both teams lacked offense and Blue Balls caught the first break by the ball bouncing their way and ended up on top 1-0 in extra innings. They then went on to beat up-and-coming Friday night team Swift Kick in the Grass 7-2 to reach the Final. Sport & Wood jumped out on top early and Blue Balls never recovered. They did manage to get a couple runs across, but in the end, Sport & Wood ended up on top 4-2 and giving captain Sean McGinnis a Golden Lunchbox to go with his Silver Thermos he won in Spring 2011 with Bear Balls.
Congrats once again to Sport & Wood and Blue Balls for great tournament runs and to all the teams that played and help make this one of the best weekends of the year. Thanks to all the volunteers and field monitors for another fantastic season and EOS.
See you in Fall!