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Expanding on the 2012 Expansion Teams

Kind of unusual that an expansion announcement is not a BREAKING NEWS! bulletin, but information on your two new-for-2012 teams has been trickling in and showing up on the site over the past month-and-a-half. Still, in lieu of a lavish unveiling, the week of the Winter Meeting is a good time to let you know just who your new competition (Fresh meat? Lurking ambush?) is this upcoming season. We will save this offseason's big reveal for the division names. Now, welcome King Friday and the Manchester Punchouts!

King Friday
Colors: Red and Royal
Captain: Richard Hurd
Hurd is a friend of Commissioner Coffee's from beer pong played around the area, and rumor has it that he wanted into WSEM issuing the challenge that "Wiffleball seems easy" and he could throw together a team to dominate the league. Bold. Aggressive. Hurd definitely does not believe in easing in under the radar. His lot of competitors are all rookies to Wiffleball and are looking to be a force to be reckoned with, or at least a noise that cannot be avoided - no matter how many sights they get locked in. The real question as far as I am concerned, though, is will we see a pitcher with a King Friday hand puppet that pitches its own Wiffle ball? Fourth inning stretch, please?
Manchester Punchouts
Colors: Midnight, Cardinal, and Powder
Captain: Evan Bortmas
Bortmas and the Punchouts were almost part of WSEM in our inaugural season. Many of you will remember them from the September tournament, which helped reinvigorate talk of them joining the league. It was not until King Friday's challenge to the league, however, that it was finally able to be a reality with ten franchises. Manchester are rookies only in WSEM terms; like Whiteford, the guys have been playing in their own league, the Manchester Wiffle Association, for many years. It is hard to infer much from the play in that strange tournament, but the Punchies were right in the thick of the tight, low-scoring games all day long - including a 0-0 tie and 1-0 win in extra innings versus the .500 benchmark Squirrels. It is probably wise to look past that "rookies" term.