Jackson GM mdukes13 was ebullient in the locker room after the win. Between gulps of champagne, he spoke to The Times: "It took me eight years to get past Crump's super-team and I was beginning to think it would never happen. Congrats to him on a good season and on building a dynasty that I hope he immediately dismantles. I'm just happy to be in the World Series now."
Although Cleveland's boss Crump123 was unavailable for comment, one source who requested not to be named stated, "He's not a happy bunny, everyone is staying out of his way." There are also rumors circulating in Cleveland that the team may look for a temporary season 13 home, whilst they remodel Jacobs Field. A team insider said "We can't change the team, so we may try the stadium."
Meanwhile in the AL, Charleston pushed Oakland to the brink behind a Wilson/Tabaka/Simpson 1-hitter in Game 4 (4-1 for the Apologists), but the scrappy Surenos fought back to win Game 5 in unlikely fashion. Both starter Russ Guthrie and his replacement Tike Porter had to leave the game with arm injuries. But relievers Bailey Rolls and Daniel Grace shut down Charleston for 4 and 2/3, and that man Burns slammed 2-run and 3-run HR's (his 6th and 7th of the playoffs). Wilfredo Feliz added a solo shot, his 6th of the playoffs, for a 7-1 win.
After a welcome off day (for Oakland's staff at least), the series resumes with Game 6 in Charleston.