Chicago 6 - Los Angeles 3
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have finally made it. As the month of October winds down, there are always two things you can count on. The first, is that no matter what you are watching on TV, there will be references to football...even when you're watching the World Series. The second, and most important, is that a Champion will be crowned in baseball AND, this year, in the Cupcake World Series. It has been a long road this October. The schedule was marred a bit by "So You Think You Can Dance" shows and Fall Breaks. There was even an incident where Glenn had to pinch-hit for Bri and bake the cupcakes and ice them. Surely there were problems like this when Boston and Pittsburg (there was no H back then) faced off in the first World Series. The kinks will be worked out for next year. All in all, the competition has gone well.
We've seen hungry customers turnout out in record numbers to watch and cheer on their favorite cupcakes throughout the month. We've even seen them show up on non-game days. We've seen some blowouts but mostly we have seen good tight competition between all participants. Some were upsets, some were come from behind victories, and some were just all out domination. It was quite a playoff.
We started out with the Cupcake World Series reflecting the MLB Playoffs. Both the Dodgers and Phillies won their series and moved on but unlike in real life, the Dodgers were able to overcome the Phillies mostly because all Bleedin' Dodger Blueberry Cupcakes are both Furcal-free and contain a special anti-Billingsley extract that ensures they don't collapse under pressure.
The AL division of the Cupcake World Series existed in bizzaro world and saw both the White Sox and the Angels move on. In a move that only Chicagoans would love, the White Chocolate Cupcakes dominated the Angel Food Cupcakes in the ALCS and were poised to knock off the other LA team in the World Series.
The Cupcake World Series, much like the real World Series matches of the last few years, didn't offer much competition. The Dodgers showed well in the beginning. Not only did they score first but they kept pace with the Sox for the first hour of the game. The relief pitching of the Dodgers proved to be their weakness as they fell apart at the end of the game. The Chicago White Chocolate Sox Cupcakes scored 4 unanswered consumptions to take the trophy. 6-3
Congratulations to Chicago for defeating the Rays, Angels, and Dodgers to take Cupcake World Series. They proved the lasting appeal of White Chocolate and of traditional cupcake making. Progressive new cupcakes like the Rays attempted to find a way to appeal to a less traditional crowed and failed when faced with cupcake fundamentals. The Angels attempted to appeal to a health-conscience group of consumers and were trounced as well. Clearly, the fans wanted sweet, fattening, and familiar. The Dodgers showed remarkable resilience by showing both sweetness and a bit of healthiness with their combination of cream cheese and blueberries. The limited appeal of blueberries seems to be what did in the Dodgers by the end of the day. White Chocolate just had a larger fan base and encouraged more consumption.
The final standings from the Cupcake World Series (total number of cupcakes eaten)
1. Chicago White Sox White Chocolate Cupcakes *World Champions* (24)
2. Bleedin' Dodger Blueberry Cupcakes *NL Champions* (21)
3. Philadelphia Philly Cream Cheese Cupcakes *NL Runner Up* (17)
4. Los Angeles Angel Food Cupcakes of Anaheim *NL Runner Up* (17)
5. Boston Baked Bean Cupcakes (10)
6. Milwaukee Brewers German Chocolate Cupcakes (9)
7. Chicago Cubs 100 Year Cupcakes (8)
8. Tampa Bay Ray Tropicana Cupcakes (7)
Monday, October 27, 2008
Chicago 6 - Los Angeles 3