Harlingen Aardvarks

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Team: Harlingen Aardvarks [ID #221] Bookmark Harlingen Aardvarks

Location: Harlingen, TX (Southwest)

League: VI.8 - West

Owner: Tabula Rasa send message
          [since June 24th 2017 | last seen May 27th 2018]

Manager: Melvin Fujii

Ballpark: Harlingen Ballpark

Rank: #527 - Rating: 62.11

Fan Mood: 102.15

Prestige: 7

Color: Yellow

Team Notes:

• Jan 15 2036: Antoni Dudek was selected to the national team of Poland.
• Jan 15 2036: Anastasios Dimitriou was selected to the national team of Greece.
• Jan 15 2036: Wu Yong was selected to the national team of China.
• Jan 15 2036: Wu Yong was selected to the national team of China.
• Jul 21 2035: Art McArthur was released.
• Jul 14 2035: Tom Whitten was signed as a free agent.
• Jul 14 2035: Christian Madrigal was released.
• Jul 14 2035: Gonzalo Fossas was claimed off of waivers.
• Jul 09 2035: Christian Madrigal was inducted into the team Hall of Fame.
• Jul 09 2035: R.J. Dickey was claimed off of waivers.

League Record:

Wins: 10 Losses: 6 Pct: .625 Last10: 5-5 Streak: W3

Ave: 4.5 - 3.3 RS: 72 RA: 52 DIFF: +20


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Press Releases:

Jul 09 2035: Nobody's save - by Tabula Rasa on April 3rd, 2018

The newspaper Harlingen today featured a black frontpage today with the text"A sad day in Aardvarks history"

The ace of the franchise 36-year old Christian Madrigal recieved some bad news yesterday when he was called to the GM office. Unfortunatly the long time pitcher doesn't have a future with this franchise anymore.

GM Tabula Rasa explained that, like the release of Kyle van Dyke yesterday, this move is in the best interest of the franchise. While losing Madrigal will hurt our on-field performance on the short-term our believe is that this move will pay off in the future.

We are not in contention for a playoff spot and the performances of Christian will only decline over the years. This is a business decision. We just need his spot in the rotation for the development of a prospect.

Drafted at the age of 17 by the then Aberdeen Sharks Christian stayed loyal to the franchise for sixteen years. It is expected that he will be admitted to the Aardvarks Hall of Fame in the next few days.

Jul 07 2035: The future is now - by Tabula Rasa on April 2nd, 2018

A shock release by the Harlingen Aardvarks! Longtime pitcher and Youth product of the club Kyle van Dyke was released eaerlier today. While the pitcher was 31 years old many believed that the Texas-native still had something left in the tankt.

GM Tabula Rasa explained the move by pointing out that the club is no longer in contention for the playoffs. While Kyle is a great guy and a reall contributor we don't see him playing for us on a higher level. He performed great this season but at the time that our squad is ready for the playoffs he will be too old.

Aug 14 2034: Riots in the streets! - by Tabula Rasa on November 30th, 2017

M Tabula Rasa adressed an angry mob of fans after Harlingen Aardvarks is suffering a losing streak of 9 games. The GM "Please calm down guys.. We know this isn't the season we where hoping on after moving the Franchise to Harlingen. The transistion from the cold Unalaska to the hot sun in Texas didn't go as well as hoped. The batters turned cold and the pitching is abysmal. We will continue to work hard to turn this around. This is a lost season, but it will not be a lost franchise!"

The crowd calmed a bit after the opening statement. And the GM continues,'We're currently rebuilding the squad to be competitive in the future. We believed to be further into this process, but the current results have shown otherwise. I say to you: We will turn this around!"

Apr 18 2034: "We want our money back!" - by Tabula Rasa on October 30th, 2017

Last night screaming fans stood outside the Front Office building of the Harlinger Aardvarks demanding their money back after another disastrous defeat. The Aardvarks are now 3-13 and 1 in 9 over the last 10 games. GM Tabula Rase climbed upon a bucket and adressed the furious crowds, "We're not in the place we wanna be right now. We thougt we would be further in our rebuilding process, but the reality shows we're not. In the start of this season we cut some low ceiling vets and replaced them with upcoming youthfull players. These guys need time to adjust to the Major League level. Please folks! Give the team time!

After the crowd dispersed the GM added to a reporter of the Aardvarksonline blog, "We have a lot of youthfull, talented players who aren't their yet. And we have some more experienced (still young) players wo haven't completely processed the franchise move from the cold Alaskan climate to the heat of Texas. Due to the different climate our pitchers are really strugling and the bats are (how paradoxical) cold...We're confident that we will improve"

Apr 07 2034: Wadsworth gets the call! - by Tabula Rasa on October 27th, 2017

When entering the Triple-A clubhouse of the Anaktuvuk Pass Lumberjacks Leroy "The Wall" Wadsworth is tapped on his shoulder. Gm Tabula Rasa wants to see him in the locker room. "You're going up" are the words of Tabula Rasa when the young gun enters the room. Tabula continues: "We've released old man Watson, grab your gear and report to the Aardvarks clubhouse"

Due to the bad start to the season (2-7) the GM considers this move the right way to go. Watson was contracted last season as a stop-gap between previous shortstop Stenstrom and the young talent Wadsworth. After consulting with different experts GM Tabula Rasa considers Wadsworth developed enough to get the call. The GM explains: "Wadsworth is our future, but now he is also our present. We just need his bat in the line-up and i truly believe he will excel at the defensive aspect of the game."

The supporters of the Harlingen Aardvarks expressed their excitement after the news broke out. Their looking forward at watchting the most promising talent out of the minors splash out on the big stage.