OLD Media Moves

WSJ loses NYMSL championship to High Times

September 13, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

The High Times Bonghitters defeated The Wall Street Journal 11-5 in Saturday’s championship game to win the New York Media Softball League.

It is the first time in seven years that the championship was not won by a business news outlet.

The Journal had entered Saturday’s playoffs as the No. 1 seed and with hopes of recapturing the championship it held from 2009 to 2012. It was upset in the playoffs last year, and Institutional Investor won the 2013 championship.

The Journal defeated DC Comics by a 22-5 score in the semifinals on Saturday, while High Times defeated Forbes.

High Times led Saturday’s championship game by a 5-2 score going into the bottom of the seventh, but the Journal tied it and sent it into extra innings.

The winner took home the highly-coveted Bloom Cup, named for the league’s founder and commissioner, Steve Bloom.

The NYMSL started in 2007. High Times won the first title, followed by BusinessWeek in 2008.

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