Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 | 3:09 p.m.
The inaugural Silver State Diamond Challenge was decided by the Turn of a Friendly Card at Aces Ballpark in Reno on Monday.
All that was missing was the Alan Parsons Project (which recorded a progressive rock album of the same name).
After the teams from their cities split their inaugural Pacific Coast League baseball series 8-8, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and Reno Mayor Bob Cashell broke the stalemate in true Nevada fashion.
By drawing a card.
Oscar drew a 7. Bob drew a 6.
Thus, the 51s will get to display the Silver State Diamond Challenge trophy at Cashman Field for the next year.
While this seems like a cheesy way to decide who wins a trophy, any sports writer who has covered a PCL game that was tied 11-11 with deadline rapidly approaching thinks it would make a fine alternative to extra innings.
There are many sports teams that have called themselves Aces, Kings, Queens, Jacks or even Jaxx, as in the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx.
On the other hand, you don't see a lot of teams called Deuces or Threes.