(Trenton’s Steven White, preoccupied with thoughts about what to wear at the Championship Banquet)
The Yankees’ Eastern League (AA) affiliate Trenton Thunder started 2006 by going 0-10 before winning their first game of the season Monday night, a 9-0 drubbing of the Altoona Curve.

Such was the euphoria following the victory, that Trenton decided to immediately put tickets for the Eastern League playoffs on sale.

From Our Sports Central (link swiped from Notes In A Minor Key) :

“We support our Manager Bill Masse’s statement that ‘this is all just an evil ploy to make me look like the greatest manager ever when we come all the way back and win the whole thing.’ We believe he is right and want to show our support for him and the rest of the Thunder team,” said Thunder General Manager Brad Taylor.

The Thunder began the 2005 campaign with a 3-9 record and went on to win the Eastern League Northern Division Wild Card and a spot in the EL playoffs for the first time since 1999.