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A heck of a game

I'm still up in the early morning hours because I've gotten a bit engrossed in this project, to track minor league play-by-play stats.  The job is to take files like this one from the official Minor League Baseball website and put them all together in one giant database so that we can have situational stats, fielding stats, and who knows what else for minor leaguers, just like we do for major leaguers.

I'm trying to write a program to parse the text of the play-by-play recaps and generate that database--something like what Retrosheet has done on a much larger scale.  It's a little tricky, but doable.  

The reason I'm writing all of this is because the game I linked to above--the final game of the Nashville Sounds' 2005 season--was chosen just about at random.  I went from the MiLB homepage to a Brewers affiliate (natch) and clicked on the first game I found.  I remembered the Sounds winning the championship, and I remembered them doing it with a decimated roster, but you can't beat a season finale like this one:

Nashville Top 13th

Defensive switch from designated hitter to designated hitter for Michael Garciaparra.
Trent Durrington grounds out, shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to first baseman Aaron Rifkin.
Pitcher Change: Andrew Lorraine replaces Sean Green.
Dave Krynzel pops out to third baseman Justin Leone.
Corey D. Hart reaches on throwing error by shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera.
Tony Zuniga walks. Corey D. Hart to 2nd.
Pitcher Change: Cha Seung Baek replaces Andrew Lorraine.
Coaching visit to mound.
Nelson Cruz homers (3) on a fly ball to left field. Corey D. Hart scores. Tony Zuniga scores.
Mike Rivera lines out to third baseman Justin Leone.  

So, every time I make an incremental improvement to my program and run it to check for bugs, I read that play-by-play one more time.  It's a little bizarre to see Trent Durrington starting at first base, or Wiki Gonzalez DHing for Tacoma, but it all doesn't matter if the seasons ends like that.