Man I'm pissed that I can't play. Tired of all the excuses. A loss is a loss Loomis. Call it what you want. Have no doubts that the east side will prove again who takes the cake. I'll be with you in spirit boys, good luck.
Excuses are different than reasons.
I think there is a solid point to be made that if Arturo's boss had let him off in the morning that we could have come away with a win. It is as simple as this: Slim didn't show and neither did Arturo. If Arturo were there you cannot make me believe that him with someone else would have beaten a single in the morning. That goes in as a 4 point swing (from a loss of 2 points to a win of 2 points). It is a very simple step from there to think that if we weren't down by as much that people may have performed better (less pressing in the afternoon).
I don't think anyone would say that that is how
it would have happened, but it certainly is a plausible, reasoned extrapolation of the events.
Nobody is saying guys didn't play great, all we're saying is that you played too well and that we like the talent that we can assemble on this side of the state line a little better.