Janne "Stroppen" Sandh and Joakim Domar
Persson waiting for their opponents to
The Butchers won the first game of the
double-header at Butcherfield without having
to play a single inning. One car with 4
players from the Stockholm City team arrived
more than one hour late to Rättvik. The
Butchers' dugout was filled with 17 players
ready to take the field for two awaited
games against a team with which they had a score to
settle. They had to wait for the second
game to crush their opponents 10-0 in 5
delaying the start of the game a few times, the umpire Mattias Jansson from Gävle gave the victory to
the Butchers by "walk-over". Since City's
players had no good excuse for being so late he was
forced to invoke the
Darin O'Connor was all "pumped-up" preparing
for the game and looking forward to take
revenge for his loss in Stockholm.
Unfortunatly, he never got the chance to
pitch a single inning, since 4
players from City were still 60km from
Rättvik at 13h00.
Rättvik's PG Sjöberg
and City's P. Granqvist had the chance to
give extra infield-outfield practice.
You can read
the disappointment on the faces of Gustav Uhr, Emil
Hanson and Fredrik Hansson when the game was called
a walk-over. Nobody likes to win a game this way.
Especially when you are eager to play.
Butchers fans are the best!!! Some of our most loyal
supporters waited almost 2 hours before they
saw some action. We want to thank you for your
support, you are the 10th player on the field.
Marcus Glad always keeps a positive attitude and a smile
even if his team only played 5 innings during the
weekend. His parents and his girlfriend
came to watch the game.
Sjöberg: "this was a shitty baseball weekend, every player would have seen some action if we would
have played both games. But, it's
impossible to use 17 players in a 5 inning game".