Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Baseball World Heavyweight Title Update: Giants Retain (Plus Game-Changing Announcement)

Over the weekend, The San Francisco Giants retained the Baseball World Heavyweight Title, by virtue of a draw with the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies' arch-nemesis, rain, interfered yet again, possibly costing the Rockies their fourth shot at the title. It was an ugly affair all around, with the champs finding themselves on the wrong side of an 11-2 drubbing to end the match.

The Giants' next challenge comes from the Brewers, and, as of this writing, the Giants have already captured the first fall of a three-game series.

Let's take a look at the title history to date.

Current Champion: San Francisco Giants

1) San Francisco Giants
San Diego Padres
6 days
(vs. AZ)
2) San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
13 days
(vs. CHC, COL)
3) Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
25 days
4) San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers
7 days
(through 5/26)
1 (vs. COL)


With that bit of business out of the way, it's time to change the game.

Introducing...the SoSG World Championship.

Joc holds up the new title belt, modeled after the NWO World Title.

What is the SoSG World Championship, you ask? It's simple. It imagines an alternate timeline where the Dodgers never lost the Baseball World Heavyweight Title to the Giants. Yes, the BWHT championship committee has gone mad with power and destroyed any illusion of impartiality. We're a Dodgers blog and we've awarded "our guys" their own belt. Not unlike when Brock Lesnar took the WWE title to Smackdown, forcing Eric Bischoff to create a belt out of thin air to hand to Triple H:

My thought process on this stemmed from my love of the uber-nerdy WWE Linear Title, chronicled by Voices of Wrestling. The following passage directly inspired the SoSG World Championship:
Due to the odd, and previously unprecedented, circumstances from WWE Night of Champions 2014, we’ve added the WWE Linear Championship #DarkestTimeline. Seth Rollins beat Roman Reigns on that event, in an official match, via forfeit. Because the match began, and the referee stopped it due to forfeit, it is treated as a ref stoppage. A ref stoppage is a valid way for the title to change hands, so Seth Rollins won the WWE Linear Championship from Reigns on that night. However, due to controversy, and honestly the thought that it would just be fun to track, the #DarkestTimeline (A reference to NBC’s Community) was created. The #DarkestTimeline sees Reigns retaining the WWE Linear Title, as if it never changed hands due to the forfeit. So, we have a split lineage in a way. Rollins won the Linear Title, while Reigns retained with the #DarkestTimeline.

So, yes, the Dodgers legitimately lost the BWHT to the Giants. BUT...because my recap of the series described the loss as a forfeit (due to the offense not showing up), it became the launching point for this alternate timeline.

The SoSG World Championship will follow the same rules as the BWHT, with two exceptions:
1. This is OUR belt. If the Dodgers lose a series, but we don't feel like giving up the belt, we won't give up the belt. Again, we are ABSOLUTELY biased and crooked when it comes to this title. We have embraced our role as heel authority figures and we DO NOT like to lose.

2. If the BWHT belt-holder faces the SoSG WC belt-holder, the match will be a title unification match.

Current Champion: Los Angeles Dodgers

1) Los Angeles Dodgers
Awarded by SoSG
5 days
(vs. SD)

Celebration erupts at SoSG Headquarters.

Despite succumbing to corruption, we will continue to chronicle the lineage of BOTH made-up championships. The BWHT lineage will be on the up-and-up. The SoSG WC is our toy to play with. This will either be really fun, or really stupid. (Perhaps both.)

Confused about what the BWHT is and how it works? Hit the BWHT link on the sidebar for all the relevant posts to date.


karen said...

Corruption my ass. We all know we are special and superior to all comers. We deserve our very own Championship Belt and it's about damn time we got it.

Steve Sax said...

Hilarious. The already-queued GT references the belt anyway. Now I'm totally confused! May have to take that GT back to the editor for proofreading / continuity checks

Hideo Nomo said...


Hideo Nomo said...

Just checked your post. It's still valid for the original title.

spnk said...

Corruption and SoSG. Like Forrest and Jenny.

Steve Sax said...

Thanks Gnomes. Our editorial board is a pain in the ass.

spnk said...

Stephanie McMahon has some great boobs. just saying.