Aug 04 2029: Newbie Manager joins Newbie Owner - by Buster on November 8th, 2016
Hi Baseball fans, this is Ivor Storie here reporting for the Bartlesville Buggle.
Well the Rookie Brit appears to have finished his "idiots guide to baseball" and has moved onto "how to win friends and influence people".
He has only gone and fired Floyd Carson!! Yes the same Floyd Carson who brought this ball club a Divisional Championship last season with an impressive record of 89-71 (.556)! The same Floyd Carson who brought this ball club up a League! The same Floyd Carson who has 11 years experience as a manager in the show and has managed a team as high as League III.
So who has replaced this paragon of Baseball Managers we ask? None other than Roman Cowen, better known as "the Professor" to the children he taught at Ranch Heights Elementary School. That's right he was previously an elementary school teacher.
When asked why the managerial change Buster replied "Floyd was costing us $1.8m and was loosing games. This ball club doesn't need to spend that much to loose games! We can do it more cost effectively, so I brought in the Professor at under a third of that price. He might know nothing about baseball but he is a great teacher as his record with the wranglers shows. After all I heard that this club has quite a few minors and the Professor is good with dealing with elementary school kids as you Americans say or Minors as we Brits say."
Oh my, oh my whatever next?
May 30 2029: The British are in town - by Buster on October 21st, 2016
The 36,000 residents of sleepy Bartlesville got a big shock a few days back. An Englishman who lives in Scotland stepped off the plane at the Municipal airport and promptly bought the ball club franchise.
Already the name has changed from Miners to Blue Jays, the stadium has been enlarged and new uniforms have been designed and wait for it they are pink! Yes Pink folks!
The new owner was unavailable for comment but unconfirmed reports say he was spotted in the Public Library on Johnstone Avenue reading the "Idiots guide to Baseball".
Keep buying this local paper ball fans and I will keep you up to date on what happens next. My this is going to be interesting a Brit in charge of a ball club, whatever next!
Apr 03 2025: Inauguration of the West Mudville Hall of Fame - by mgwilkinson on November 25th, 2015
With a tip of the hat to Broken Bat Management for formally instituting this wonderful idea, GM M.G. Wilkinson is proud to announce the 9 founding members of the West Mudville Miners Hall of Fame. With an inductee at each position, these 9 men represent the best of a proud organization, which dates back to the founding of the leagues. It is the hope of every member the Miner faithful that the current generation of players can look to the examples set by these greats as the team tackles the barely begun 2025 season. Without further ado...
P George Poole
C Ed Kent
1B Nathan Bentley
2B Antonio Ayala
3B Benjamin Joseph
SS Jon Poggi
LF Manuel Vazquez
CF Walt Nielsen
RF Andres Lopez
Mar 17 2025: Hard Descisions - by mgwilkinson on November 21st, 2015
After a sub-par year resulting in relegation from Division 4, manager mgwilkinson has had to shake up the Miners, firing manager Barry Manning after just a season, and letting go of two long-time Miner fan favorites, SS Jon Poggi and 3B Benjamin Joseph, each after 10 seasons and several All-Star appearances with the club. Joseph was also a 3X League MVP.
"The organization owes a great deal to both men, and both will undoubtedly be inductees in our Ring of Honor. I also wouldn't be surprised to see either signed to another club, even at their age..." Wilkinson said, before adding, "But time marches on. Titles aren't won with history books."
At the SS position, 25 year old prospect and fielding ace Kiyoshi Sughara has been called up, and will likely split time with new Miner Herb Anthony, a free agent pickup who will also be backing up 2B Frank Gallo. 3B will now be tended by 31 year old former backup Oscar Smith, who is also on notice with the emergence of former Manning project 3B Steve Gentry. OF Weishing Wei has also been called up.
At the time of writing, the Miners are 19-6 this spring.
Oct 17 2020: No-No! - by mgwilkinson on December 21st, 2014
Thrilling the 25,000 in attendance at West Mudville Stadium ("The House that Casey Built"), fourth year man Craig "Cannonball" Crane threw a no-hitter Sunday in a 7-0 victory over division rival Provo.
Striking out 7 Cardinals en route to this historic feat, Crane, a native of New York and a late addition to the starting roster this year, earned just his 3rd win of the year, but in so doing, clinched the West division for the Miners, their first title in 6 seasons.
Though Crane could not be reached for comment (presumably icing his arm after the 130 pitch effort), Miners manager Doc Hawkins told gathered reporters, "I couldn't be prouder of the Cannon. We always knew that with his fastball and guts, anything was possible. Today, he proved it."
Crafty right-hander and fifth member of the rotation Emilio Esparza was decidedly less pleased, joking with the press, "This was the first half of a double-header! How the heck am I supposed to follow that!?!?"