The Wood Ducks lost the first two games of the series at home, but Chris and I were able to get to both games, and enjoyed seeing our guys. We hoped that the guys would be able to play til at least Saturday, when I would be able to be off of work and maybe make a trip to Charleston.
It was really awesome watching the guys get hyped up prior to the game. I get goosebumps when I watch it and plan to, any time I want to get fired up. You can tell by watching the two videos that I attached that this team was very close. It has been evident to Chris and I for a while, now, and like I said before, he and I felt like we were a small part of it, as well. More than we had felt with any other team that came through here. That's not to take anything away from those teams, but this one was really something special.
After the Wood Ducks lost Game 5 to a score of 5-2, Chris met up with me by the wall near the dugout as we said goodbye to some of the guys. He probably wouldn't admit that he teared up, but I'll admit that I did.
The team at the end of the season was a good bit different than the one that started the year. A few of the guys were promoted to High-A Hickory, but a bunch of them were injured and missed the bulk of the season. I imagine a lot of those guys will be back to stat next season, but even that isn't guaranteed.
Thanks for the memories, guys, Chris and I do love you. Go Wood Ducks.