We're baaaaack...did you miss me? It's been about 14 games since the last write up...due to sucking, work, family, trips, sucking, etc. Did I mention sucking? Yah, that happened for a bit...but then we went out and TOTALLY REDEEMED OURSELVES.
Quick recap of the sucking...Lost on a walkoff to Stockmens after blowing a 5 run lead in the 7th...Lost a couple of ugly games in the Elko / New Market tourney...Lost to the Patriots and Lakers in league badly. It was a rough stretch, morale was low, blood pressure was high, Germar yelled a lot.
Then something miraculous happened...In the words of "all around good guy" Ryan Sele the Cobras began playing for each other. The pressure was off and the Cobras won the Cannon Falls "Josh Harrison Memorial" Tournament. The baseball started flying around the yard again, pitching was more consistent, and smiles were seen at the yard. Kahtan Al-Kaissy hit 3 bombs and had like 13 RBI in the tourney alone. Sean Borman hit 2 grand slams in one at bat. Late Nutmer got 2 10-run holds and a save on the weekend.
Then the Cobras got back into league play...and dropped a 15 spot on the Merchants and a 7-0 score against rival Lyons Pub. Lots and lots of hits happened. Even Krause got hits. J.E. Urseth threw a complete game shutout. Mason went 4-4 with a bomb.
So what turned it around? Some may say people bought into the team and started playing for each other, others may say it was the inspirational pregame speeches by Dusty Rhodes and WWE walkup songs. The world may never know, but the Cobras are hot.
SpamTown this weekend...buckle up.
State Tournament Appearances 1999, 2000 (2nd), 2001, 2002, 2003 (3rd), 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 (3rd), 2013 (2nd), 2014, 2015 (3rd), 2016
The Minneapolis Cobras Baseball Club, established 1999, is one of the most successful Class A baseball teams in Minnesota. In the 18 seasons since inception, the Cobras have reached the State Tournament 13 times, finishing 2nd in 2000 and 2013, and 3rd in 2003, 2010 and 2015. The Cobras have players from all levels of competition, and have had several turn professional after playing with them. The Cobras are managed by Matt Germar, the 4th skipper in Cobras history. Come out and enjoy a game.
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|Fri||Jul 28/17||TBA||Parade Stadium - Minneapolis, MN||First Round||Playoffs||-|
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|Wed||Aug 2/17||TBA||Parade Stadium - Minneapolis, MN||Second Round||Playoffs||-|
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|Sun||Aug 6/17||TBA||Parade Stadium - Minneapolis, MN||Second Round||Playoffs||-|
|Thu||Aug 10/17||TBA||Dunning Field - St. Paul, MN||State Tourney||Single Elim||-|
|Fri||Aug 11/17||TBA||Dunning Field - St. Paul, MN||State Tourney||Single Elim||-|
|Sat||Aug 12/17||TBA||Red Haddox Field - Bloomington, MN||State Tourney||Double Elim||-|
|Sun||Aug 13/17||TBA||Red Haddox Field - Bloomington, MN||State Tourney||Double Elim||-|
|Sat||Aug 19/17||TBA||Red Haddox Field - Bloomington, MN||State Tourney||Double Elim||-|
|Sun||Aug 20/17||TBA||Red Haddox Field - Bloomington, MN||State Tourney||Double Elim||-|
|Mon||Aug 21/17||TBA||Red Haddox Field - Bloomington, MN||State Tourney||Double Elim||-|