#2 Seed: Revere Rockies 26-8-0 held the fort all season in #2. Great pitching and tremendous hitting team. Lots of veterans. Shocked by Southie last night in a barn burner. Also, killed by 3 huge errors. If they play good "D". Pitching and hitting may help the Rocks go all the way in 2007. My pick to give Somerville a run for their money!
#3 Seed: Al Thomas A's 20-14 were tied with 3 other teams until the last weekend of season. Won Tarpey Conference by 2 points. Team constructed with mirrors most of year. Al Thomas has become a solid threat after a year away from playoffs. Bobby Barrett #2 in YBL batting race. Aiden Powers is a solid lefty. Down 1-0 to Blue Fish, but watch out they play possum a lot!
#4 Seed: Medford Mad Dogs 22-12, played like "puppies' in the early going. They had the best ending of the season along with Southie. Pitching and solid hitting will carry them further than most teams. Sean Gildea is a leader on the hill. Tough to beat! They do not make mistakes. can they repeat? We shall see.....
#5 Seed: Brighton Brewers 21-13-0. Had an awful end to the season. BUT - they are BAAACK. Trounced Medford 15-0 last night to open the Dance. They can be a very solid team. Defensive and hitting gaps could hurt their chances of survival. Dirt Dog attitude and tough imaged players. Marc Hordan MVP and Triple Crown winner will lead them far.
#6 Seed: East Boston Blue Fish were 19-14-1 in regular season. Solid finish. Kyle Jones is my Roger Clemens award winner for 2007, but can he do it all in a short series? He did it last night vs Al Thomas. A 3-1 win and he gets another chance in the best of 5 game series. Playing angry right now. THAT could help and hurt. Good manager will stem the tide.
#7 Seed: South Boston Saints were 19-15-0 tied with WR, McKay Club for 7th & 8th slot and got the 7th seed due to total wins against both teams. HOT! 10-3 right now to end season and open playoffs. Won an exciting comeback game one against Rockies last night. My choice for Cinderella rating in 2007. Watch out for these boys. They are strong! Tenney & Dacy nice 1-2 punch. Rob Stephenson still has it in middle age!! Jon Tenney my choice for '07 Manager and Gentleman of Year - a class act! Best move Kevin George ever made!
# 8 Seed: West Roxbury Devils were 20-15-0 in regular season. Beat McKay club in a play-in game to garner 8th seed. Long shot, but tough to beat. Any team with Phil Davies and Gregg Rockwell will be tough to beat. Will Clang is a sleeper on the bump. Huge loss - Ryan Carey OUT at SS with an injury for season.