Designs on a 6th Championship and a Game 7 to Remember

After a pair of second place finishes last season between the division and the GLBL championships, this year’s Architects had designs on heading back to the Championship series with something to prove. They would need all seven games and five extra innings in the GLBL Championships to do it.

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Hamilton Captures First GLBL Title Since 2021

At long last, the fans in Hamilton again have a champion. The Mounties have won the 2035 GLBL Championship, dispatching last year’s champs, the Chicago Architects, in six games.

The deciding game, won by Hamilton by the decisive score of 8-1, was anomalous in a hard-fought series rife with lead changes and late-inning comebacks.

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Architects Build Upon Last Year’s Success

With just four outs remaining in their season, the Architects were down 0-1 with the bases loaded. What looked like their best chance for scoring some runs had passed when the eventual Series and USA MVP, Daniel Huffman, had struck out as the second batter sent down that inning. It came down to David Mowry. If the Mounties could get him out, they would stand a very good chance of demolishing the Architects’ plans to cap off their historic regular season with a Championship.

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When an Eagle Soars

What is it like to see a team win 18 in a row? What are the odds that a very good team could achieve that feat in a well-balanced league? To further accentuate the oddity of it all, how likely is it that a team with a record of 27-31 just prior to the streak would be the team to achieve it?

Whatever the odds, the Milwaukee Eagles defied them to win 18 straight in the middle of the 2034 season. The hot streak propelled the Eagles into second place, yet still trailing the Chicago Architects by 10 games after their three game losing streak on the heels of the big 18.

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Architects Engineer a Turnaround to Capture Their 4th

For the fourth consecutive season, and sixth of seven, the USA has prevailed in the Great Lakes Championship Series. The Chicago Architects won their fourth title as a Wild Card team against a game Kingston Comet squad that was looking for their third Championship ring.

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Traverse City Earns Their First GLBL Championship

The Traverse City Bears, making only their second post-season appearance in team history, made the most of the opportunity. The Bears finished first in the USA, another first for the club. When Toledo closed out the regular season by besting the Architects in the added game, it set the stage for more dramatics.

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Chicago, Back to the Top

Were they the best team in 2030? Some might argue that they were not, based on the overall record and the fact that it was Toledo that won the USA League Championship.  But, it might be more important who you are at the end of the season as compared with the rest of it. Because, it was Chicago who was able to match up against Toledo, a team that specializes in grinding up their opponents on their home field. That doesn’t happen by accident. It takes a plan.

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The Season of The Maple

It took 15 years for the Toronto Maples to reach the Great Lakes Baseball League Championship Series. Their last and only first place finish was in 2019, and then they were brushed aside by the Windsor Vigilantes. That Toronto team won 80 games and lost 60. In 2021 and 2022, the Maples reached 81 wins and narrowly missed first place in the Canadian League. But each time the club failed to advance to the finals.

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Neptunes: Kings of the GLBL in 2028

When you have a team with the best starting pitchers, relievers, batting average, and defense, it’s hard to be surprised when they finish with the best overall record (92-52), followed by a relatively easy post-season series against the Sea Gulls and, finally, a very talented Thunder Bay team, seeking their fourth championship in the GLBL.

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