MFL VII Series Begins
By Kevin on September 3, 2012
Today marks the start of the 7th championship game played in our baseball franchise league. It is also the first time since the inaugural 2006 season that the championship game will be played without the 1st Round Knockouts (Nick) or my Angry Rats as one of the teams.
The 2012 Franchise League Series will crown a new league champion for the first time since 2009, when Nick won his first title.
#2 Paswa vs. #1 Matt
Lifetime Records (Wins-Losses-Ties)
Paswa (7 seasons): 69-64-15
Matt (7 seasons): 72-72-4
Paswa: 2nd place (’09, ’06)
Matt: 4th place (2010)
Paswa and his gang of Rose Thorns finished the regular season as the #2 team in the MFL, after edging Andy’s squad by just a 1/2 game in the regular season standings. This 1/2 game proved to be extra significant, as it became the difference between going to the MFL Series, or playing for 3rd place. Paswa and Andy actually tied, 6-6-2 in their 14 day playoff battle. Paswa’s #2 seed broke the tie and elevated him to the championship.
This isn’t Paswa’s first rodeo, either. It’s not even his second. This year marks his third attempt at bringing home his first aluminum foil glove award. He most recently lost to Nick in the previously mentioned 2009 series. Before that, Paswa played and lost to Bill’s Shockers in the first ever MFL Keeper League championship back in 2006. He’s been around the block, brings loads of playoff experience, and showed the savvy skills needed during this seasons first playoff match, that he should prove to be more than a worthy competitor to take on our #1 seed, Matt and the Steve Stonehenge team.
Matt heads to the championship after leading the pack from the onset of the 2012 season. He’s been party-rockin’ at the top of the charts longer than LMFAO. Steve Stonehenge was awarded the ’12 MVP, having been voted as the best offensive team in the league and just missed having set the mark for the best regular season record in MFL history.
None of that matters to Matt now. It took him 3 trips to the playoffs to finally reach his first league championship series. He had his first breakout season in 2010, when he was the #1 seed but had a quick exit in the playoffs. He again made the playoffs in 2011 but lost once more. This time, he means business. His MVP winning group destroyed the Angry Rats, having belted 18 home runs and a .332 batting average in a 14 day matchup. After finally slaying his playoff demons, Matt arrives in MFL 7 as hungry as ever for his first championship title.
It’s been a long, entertaining season. Over the last 6 months, eight teams were eliminated from contention. Now, there are only two teams remaining. MFL 7 is here, and I wish both General Managers/Team Owners the very best of luck. I am very excited that we get to crown one of these great, dedicated, “original 10″ team owners as the next MFL champion. Both of them have enjoyed long careers in our fantasy leagues are are very well deserving of a title. Best of luck to both you, buds!