During today’s daily discussion about all things Hattrick with manager awrace from Whites Wongs, an idea popped into essenn’s head (no smart-ass comments required, thankyouverymuch!)
It wasn’t long before the topic of discussion turned to ‘Most Matches Played’ (for those that don’t know, the Pig Hunters and Whites Wongs started life within weeks of each other, and ever since then have enjoyed a healthy rivalry against each other). With awrace boasting ‘this player has played more games’ and ‘this player has also played more games than anyone in your team’ and ‘I’ve got more longer serving players than you do’, essenn noticed that the Pigs had also used more players.
“We’ve had over 100 players representing the Pigs over the seasons”, thought essenn, whilst scoffing down home-made dim sims drowned in soy sauce from Swan Street. “Maybe it’s time we recognised and acknowledged all the players that have played for us over the years, and maybe even start a new tradition”.
At that moment, the Baggy Pink was born!
All 106 players that have ever played for the Club (past and present) will be given a Baggy Pink, as a mark of respect and ‘thanks’ for pulling on the Pig Hunters shirt. Players like Dunn, Sewell, Waite, Sutheran, Carlier, Litwin, Kerr, Linggi, Wyatt, van Altena, Emin, Tzanetakos, Numbers Atkins… all will receive one, regardless if they played just 1 or 100 games for the Pigs!
And to kick it all off, the latest Piglet to be promoted into the senior team, and who will be making his debut for the Pigs in tomorrows GL3 clash – Hector Moody – was awarded the 107th Baggy Pink prior to the team leaving for India.
“It’s an honour to present Hector with this, and hopefully it’s a new tradition that will continue on for many more seasons to come. Now if you don’t mind, we have a GL3 match against Langer House to get to.”
“And before anyone asks, yes we had to make the cap a little bit bigger for Hector, but only because we had to cover that ridiculous tuft of his hair sticking out… it somehow reminded us all of Mary. ”