Detroit is D-Champs!

Detroit upsets Chicago. Toronto beats Thunder Bay to reach the Championship Series in back-to-back seasons. The Championship Series would go seven games and give us the most dramatic ending in Great Lakes Baseball history.

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Chicago Wins Their Eighth

The 2042 season featured a record-tying hit streak, a perfect game, a pitching triple crown, exciting races in both leagues, a tie-breaking game 145, and several tense playoff series. In the end, a familiar name had won the Championship: the Chicago Architects. The Architects made the playoffs for the 20th time in 28 years and won their eighth Championships.

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Architects Again!

By the time the 2039 season ended, the city of Chicago had captured its league-leading seventh championship, beating the Caribou in four of six games.

The Caribou provided plenty of drama themselves this season. Predicted to finish dead last in Canada, they started hot (49-28 over the first three months) before fading down the stretch (28-39). They had done enough early to keep themselves in the Wild Card hunt and swept Hamilton to end the season and clinch their playoff berth.

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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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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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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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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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Up Against It? Or Right Where They Want Them?

The Chicago Architects are trying to win their third title but are down 0-2.  History tells us being down in the playoffs means very little to this team.  They have rallied from 0-3 deficits before, so 0-2 probably seems inconsequential, or at least it does not evoke the feeling of doom that some GMs might feel in this position.

Chicago General Manager Al B. had this to say this morning, “Oh, they’re off to a decent start. In their case they won’t have a chance to lose one at home until Game Six, and they may have wrapped it up by then. You gotta like their chances.
But I like mine too. I have no idea who the better team is, but mine has always had a tendency to fall behind and come back.” The small sampling of 4-0 in the regular season points toward Hamilton as the favorite, especially up by two games.

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On the Brink

The Vigilantes have been on postseason fire. They won the final three from the favored Maples, erasing a 1-3 deficit, and they’ve won the first three from the Architects. Henri Picard, who has slugged 114 homers in Windsor, has led the way a 1.182 OPS this postseason.

The Windsor Vigilantes are looking for one more win to claim their first-ever GLBL championship, and they don’t have far to go. The Chicago Architects, reigning GLBL champs, have finally won a game, but they are down 1-3 and have no room for error.

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