You can’t win ‘em all.
On Feb. 19, Team Wine & Dyn fell 9-1 to the Player Haters, which revealed that it is acceptable to hate the game and the player. The action in the game was much closer than the final score indicates. In Team Wine & Dyn’s defense (and Dyn Sports is an objective, unbiased chronicler of sport), the game was played at 9:15 PM on a Sunday night, according to the official NHSSC schedule.
Team Wine & Dyn kicked off the season with a win, but have lost their last two games by a combined score of 17-1. Despite the disappointing performances, spirits on the team are still high.
“You can’t win every game,” said Joe Raczka. “Ask the 2007 Patriots. It’s much better to lose a few games during the regular season, lull your opponents into a false sense of security and then strike in the playoffs. Team Wine and Dyn is like a crouched cobra ready to strike.”
While it is unclear whether a snake (which has no legs) can actually crouch is debatable, there is no debating the sunny outlook of some of the players.
“If you lose 1-0 or 8-0, it is still a loss,” said Ian McDonald. “We may have lost but we certainly tired those opponents out. Next time we see them, things will be different. Once we get used to playing together, things will pick up.”
“Sure, we lost last week but we didn’t get shut out,” said Chris Gonyea, who scored the lone goal in last week’s performance. “Plus, I didn’t throw up.”
There is a silver lining in every cloud.
So while many fans within 150 Dow Street may be ready to hop on the undefeated dodgeball bandwagon, Christine DeLong cautions everyone not to forget Team Wine & Dyn. Quoting Mildred Patricia Baena’s sugar daddy, DeLong said, “We’ll be back!”