Saturday, September 21, 2019

Ogle That Vogel: Regional Championship Edition

My junior high softball coaching season concluded today. We were one game away from going to the State Championships, but we were bested by a pretty talented team this afternoon in the Sectional. So it goes.
Regardless, the team went 20-5 overall and the girls brought home only the second Regional Title since I started coaching with the school fifteen years ago. It was a fun year with quite a few interesting characters. There were many more laughs today than tears and I'm thankful for that!

I'm still not sure how I manage coaching junior high girls in the fall and handle high school boys in the spring. Talk about being from two different planets!

To celebrate, how about a 1-of-1 Vogelbach autographed plate from 2017 Topps Chrome?
Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Only three more printing plates to go. Ha!

The MLB season is coming to a close and I'll be getting ready for the playoffs. It doesn't look like my Cubs will be joining the excitement this year, but that won't stop me from showing off some truly wonderful cards of the Vogelmonster.

Stay tuned!


  1. Congrats on the championship and the 1/1 is cool too.

  2. Congratulations to you and your girls on the great season! One of my students asked me last week about why our school didn't have softball. Didn't have an answer, but I know I have at least three girls who play on traveling teams.

    P.S. Very cool rookie card printing plate!

  3. Junior high state playoffs ... oh, dear, this is a concept I hope doesn't catch on in New York State. I have enough sports parents complaining that we don't cover their games.