The Chingones-Trundles rivalry precedes the current managers of both clubs and is steepedin tradition. In fact, watchers of Fatansy ESPN often complain that Chingones-Trundles coverage often overshadows that of other intriguing fantasy matchups. In his book, Siempre Chingones: An Oral History of the Durham Chingones 1908-1985, Peter Gammons quotes the Chingones' long-time manager Memo Luna (Salon de Fama 1987) as saying, "As far as I know the rivalry has something to do with the ghost of Babe Ruth's goat going into a bar." To this day the 1954 Bowman Memo Luna is a must have for all Chingones fans in the U.S., and Durham-based fans are trying to get public funds to erect a statue in honor of the man who guided his club to many gloriously meaningless championships.
Having beaten our rivals this week, we know that Luna, wherever he is, is proud.