Things were different in Week 4, mostly because every player in the league seemed to have come to the same conclusion: it was no fun getting injured.
There are decades where nothing happens, there are weeks where decades happen, and there’s weeks like this one, where decades’ worth of injuries happen.
As Espinosa settled into his new role as advisor, he started to have questions for Borjas. This was not something Borjas expected, or, in fact, enjoyed.
Opening Day went well for the Fundadores, after all was said and done—but it’s still one day, and now they get to face the first week of the 1872 season.
Apparently, it’s tradition for Espinosa’s team to open against the Gallitos—and the Fundas will try to avoid making it a tradition to lose against them.
Before we launch into the 1872 season, a quick shout-out to the real heroes of the autumn and winter: the athletes who got hurt in ways we found funny.
As the league took on earth-shaking changes for its second season, the Fundadores prepared to meet a longer, harder campaign—with a little unexpected help.
It’s down to the final two teams for the first year of the torneo—and neither one expected to get this far.
The job of the Serie Preliminar complete, the first postseason teams of the Liga Nacional move into the Eliminatoria and Interdivisional. It’s serious now.
As the 1871 season ends, thirty-two teams—forty percent of the league—advance into a second, even weirder, experiment. This is the story of the first torneo.