“We didn’t expect this season to be easy, but we sure didn’t expect this record,” Skipper Greg Weaver commented after the Unicorns fell in their last two games to end the season 0-14. “Then again, it’s not a surprising outcome, us being VBC and all. That’s just how we roll.”
It was baffling to the Unicorns that the game went as poorly as it did, though. Essentially, the Carroll Truckers were just hitting it exactly where the Unicorns weren’t—there weren’t an usual number of errors made. Yet, somehow, the Unicorns lost the first game 28-2, and lost the second game (y=|X|+28)-1, where Y is a number greater than the Truckers’ run total in the first game and X is an unknown variable approaching infinite.
The dreaded base-on-balls wasn’t even a harsh factor in the games. B-Weave posted only five walks in the first game. That number was his second best all season. But, he gave up 28 hits. While that total is cringe-inducing, the second game was even worse—so much so, in fact, that the run total gave the skipper temporary memory loss while he was in the field, resulting in a lack of any records of MagiCarp’s pitching.
To put the strangeness in perspective, the Truckers, the team that placed third, outhit the second-place team at a ratio of 2.5 to 1. The numbers were closer to the first-place team: 19 for the first game and 27 for the second versus 28 and z=|X|, where z has an error margin of approximately 5. The first-place team in the division was the one that was made up of Krakens. In short, the games were simply unbelievable. Interviewing the Unicorns led to the following possible explanations: