Butcherz VS All Day
The first matchup of the new season is between the sophomore's vs. rookies. We expect both teams to come out a little rusty but till both get the hang by game 2.
everyone knows the Butcherz made some noise towards the end of last season and we look forward to them making more noise this season with captain Moe, Special K and the rest of the gang in green.
As for 'All Day' the rookie team, we expect them to bring a ton of athleticism, as this will be one of the youngest teams in CSL history. Most of these new faces grew up in Queens playing baseball so we expect them to pick up softball very quick. Captain Aqib is very confident and expects the season to be a good one.
Game 1: Butcherz will edge out the rookies in a 17-6 victory.
Game2: All Day will redeem themselves and pull out a hard fought victory of 12-10.
Clock Work VS Diamond Cutterz
All hail the return of the 2013 regular season champions Clockwork! They start off the season against a revamped Diamond Cutterz team who have made some key additions to their team. This should be a very interesting matchup but lets see what both teams entail.
When looking at the boys in orange we know Hamdy and the gang are back in action and looking to take home the cup this season! the last time we saw them they were standing a top of the league and fell short to a hot Bandits in the playoffs. With Hamdy's leadership and returning 2013 MVP Angelo we believe they have a solid shot at the chip.
While on the other side of town we look a the boys in blue; no not NYPD, we're talking about the Diamond Cutterz! Captain Salman has been quiet and hasnt made much comments regarding the team. Rumor has it they have added the Nadim brothers Raheel and Nabil who both bring championship experience. There are a couple other signings which have yet to be released but we believe DC will have a solid season.
Game 1: Clockwork will remind the league of 2013 and take DC in a 15-12 victory.
Game 2: DC will make a nice run but will fall short to the big bats of the boys in orange. 10-9.
Panthers VS ThunderBirds
A matchup of the veterans should be a slow and interesting one. We're hoping both teams wont run out of gas before the 6th inning as we know most guys are above 30. But just because they're 30 doesnt mean they dunno how to ball. We expect this matchup to be a well structured, loud and aggressive game.
The Panthers are a scary team with power, veternship, defense and some speed. Having guys like Leo, Fatehsher and Junior you know these guys can damage anyone. They are the early favorites to win the championship and we know this will be a magical year as Shafi has been doing a lot of talking about the cup.
ThunderBirds are a special team as they bring a mix of veterans and young bloods. Waq and Fargo have made a couple new additions to their core for the championship run. Rumor has it that they have 2 sets of teams; an A and B team. Props to management on that because boy will they be hard to prepare for.
Game 1: Depending on which ThunderBirds show up we predict them to come out swinging and surprise the Panthers with a 13-9 Victory.
Game2: With all the veterans, we know the Panthers wont get stung by the same bee twice, they will rally back and give TB a nice butt-kicking with a 20-6 victory.
Thanks all folks!