(GAME DATE — Sep. 30, 2020) — After years of watching postseasons from the sidelines, the Chicago today finally punched their ticket to the playoffs. Fans of the Chicago Pit Bulls were ecstatic; so much that some even took to the streets. Some streets in downtown Chicago had to be blocked off by police in order for the fans to stay safe.
“It’s a dream come true,” said one loyal fan. “I’ve been watching this team come together throughout the year, and even with our ups and downs, I feel like the team we have really has what it takes to win it all.” Another fan said, “This team is one of the best I’ve seen for us. I can’t wait to be able to see them in the playoffs representing the city.”
No injuries occurred throughout the night, and though team officials were critical of their means, the officials were happy with the showing of the fans.
The Pit Bulls were the first ever Bull Cup champions back in 1991, when the team was called the Chicago Knights. Since that time, they have had mixed success, with lengthy streaks of missing the postseason, to a 9-year consecutive run of playoff appearances from 2007-2015.
Chicago has surged ahead with one of the most powerful offensive lineups ever seen in the Bull League, including 6-time Rookie of the Month John Rambo, who ran away with the 2020 LL batting title and who nearly captured the league’s first batting Triple Crown, and home run champ Mike Strang, who led the LL with 54 dingers.
But pitching has been spotty for the club, who has managed to outscore opponents in any event, and expect a deep postseason run this year.