By Mike Begley
Yes, it’s now been estabished contrary to popular belief that Hell is in fact frozen. Reports indicate, it’s so cold there that it burns. In WBA terms so cold that that the team currently ranks as the 23rd worst offense and is on pace to miss the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Yes, the Albacete Burning Hell, will not make the playoffs.
It’s been said change is the only constant in the universe. Well folks the times they are a changin. Once upon a time it would be heresy to say what I just said but I say it again the Burning Hell will not make the playoffs.
I hear ya the race is still tight. Albacete is currently only two games back. In fact, the Liberty, Hitmen, Highlanders, and Burning Hell are all vying for the highly coveted 8th spot in the Eastern Conference.
So how can you be so sure Mr. Begley? Well without needing to look too far… 8 out of their next 10 games are against teams .500 or better, 5 out of their next 8 games are on the road, and the real kicker, the only three homes games are against the Dinos, Bears, and Rage. How’s that for a rough week at work?
Don’t tell this to Mr. Alcaraz but this feat is downright impossible. Yes, impossible. Well, then again, as a certain fighter once declared, impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
Perhaps impossible is just a tough break. Mr. Alcaraz has not caught one the whole season. Suffering injury after injury the team’s morale has been lifted only to fall again. So much, the team’s longest winning streak of 5 games was followed by their longest losing streak of 5 games. How’s that for irony?
As we sit upon the last month of the regular season, on the precipice of the playoffs, the Burning Hell currently face an impossible task. Will they dare to make one last run? Perhaps for the first time the entire season the team is injury free. The question is do they still believe? Judging by history, the impossible is upon us.