Nothing tastes sweeter than a warm 40 oz. Pabst, except maybe victory, which Questionable Outfit finally enjoyed after clinching the Wiffle Series Championship in five games in their best-of-seven series with Cookies & Cream.
The story of the 2014 EWL season will be how Questionable Outfit went tape-to-tape as the heavy favorites, and not only lived up to the hype, but exceeded expectations by dominating the regular season and the playoffs en route to a championship.
Questionable lost MVP candidate and All-EWL player Mike in the offseason, but they added one of the greatest players in wiffleball history, Morrison, to replace him. The team looked unstoppable on paper, and they pretty much were on the diamond. They fielded as good as any team in the league, rarely making an error and limiting opponents from putting together big innings. On offense they did just the opposite, crushing the wiffleball all over the diamond for extra-base hits, making smart base-running decisions, and stringing together home runs in a historic fashion.
Bob had an even better season in 2014 than his 2013 Wiffler of the Year campaign, shattering multiple single-season records. He will surely be named to a second consecutive All-EWL team and is a strong Wiffler of the Year candidate, and if he wins, will become the first player in league history to win the award twice (let along in consecutive years).
Reilly became a devastating hitter at the plate in addition to ascending to one of the best pitchers in the league. He is a favorite for Pitch King, a candidate for Wiffler of the Year, and is a strong contender to make the All-EWL team.
Tom continued to field as good as anyone in the EWL, and his power and speed on offense rival any other player when he is hot. He is hoping to make the All-EWL team for a second consecutive season, and is in the running for Field Master.
And Morrison, the cagey veteran of wiffleball lore, had another banner year despite missing time for marriage, and won yet another batting title. He is hoping to become the only player in EWL history to make all four All-EWL teams.
The original three members of Questionable Outfit had the drive to avenge their disappointing finish in 2013, and Morrison had the championship experience to take them to the promised land. It was an explosive combination, and their lineup, one through four, had no weak spots.
Questionable Outfit didn’t break every individual or team record in 2014, but they stand at the top of the heap with the best teams in league history.
Time will tell if Mike will return in 2015, if Morrison will move on to the fourth team in his career, and if the other teams will farm enough talent to give them a run, but Questionable Outfit will by all accounts enter next season as the favorites to repeat as champions.