Winnipeg Goldeyes…the 2016 American Association Champions!!! by Chuck Duboff

Wes Darvill: “This season reminded me of why I fell in love with this game at 12 years old, just the pure enjoyment of playing. It’s been so much fun!!”

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“This is one hell of a team,” Reggie Abercrombie said during the post-game celebrations. “I can’t ask for a better team. These guys don’t ever give up. Everybody on the bench to everybody in the game – these guys never gave up. Today, we showed it. These boys deserve this thing. They deserve everything they can get right now.”

After playing 110 games, the Winnipeg Goldeyes are the 2016 American Association Champions.  A dominating 11-4 victory over the Wichita Wingnuts gave the Goldeyes a 3-2 series win and the third championship in Winnipeg Goldeyes history.

I’ve been watching Goldeyes baseball since owner Sam Katz brought professional baseball back to Winnipeg in 1994.  In all those years, I have never seen a more complete team, a team with no egos, a team that never quits.  Over and over the word resiliency is used to describe this group of…

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