By Jenny Stockman
|John Stephens||Paul Gonzalez|
Australian baseball fans around the country have had permanent smiles on their faces for the past 36 hours.  For the first time in Olympic history, THEIR national senior men’s team had won a medal in the Olympic Games. What colour it was simply didn’t matter.  All they knew and cared about was the fact that we had WON!! The 2004 Australian Senior Men’s Team had won a silver medal!!!
Going into last night’s gold medal round against the Cubans,
Despite the result of last night’s game, the 2004 Australian Senior Men’s Team are winners!!! They are winners in our hearts, in our minds and most importantly, they are winners of a SILVER Olympic medal!!!!
To the 2004 Australian Men’s Baseball Team, words cannot even begin to describe the sheer happiness you have installed upon the Australian Baseball community. There is certainly not a more deserving bunch of players for this historical award. Your guts, determination and pure strength are a true inspiration to us all.  It has been an honour watching you achieve this marvellous victory.
Even though the Games have ceased, the journey is not over…..we will see you all when you get home!!
AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE….OI.OI.OI!!!