Jun 04 2039: Cy Young Perennial Gets Pasture-ized - by hurstdm on January 27th, 2019
Everything's coming up Moo Cows! Nosing into first place mooving into interleague play, Murfreesboro picked up six-time Cy Young winner Sammy Griffiths: "I love being a Cow." His new manager, Werewolf Hart, leaned over his shoulder at the press conference and exclaimed, "For what we're paying you, you better! Moo!" Hitting over .300 as a team, the Cows are still wondering if Swat Paulsen can develop into a star or if other young players (Armenta, Jimenez, & Garcia) will ever hit at the big league level. Management installed a milkshake machine in the clubhouse, but it's emptied after losses: "Milkshakes are for winners."
Aug 09 2038: Ruminants Ruminate - by hurstdm on November 27th, 2018
"I love it here and I'll stay forever," said new manager Larry De Angelis. "Great team, great place, friendly fans. We just have to win more close ones." An overall 56-44 (.560), the Moo Cows are just 10-16 (.385) in 1-run or tied games. The pitchers blamed the hitters. The hitters blamed the pitchers. The mascot, Ms. Cow, blamed industrial feed lots and big corn agribusiness. "We've been in first this season. We're close. We'll think on how to get it back."
Aug 09 2037: Moo Cow Voo Doo - by hurstdm on September 12th, 2018
The Moo Cows contracted a real-life witch doctor to address the club's streakiness. The Cows went 11-18 through May 9 (.379, last place), then 33-13 through July 7 (.717, tied for first), and are in the midst of a horrorshow 7-18 (.250). Fan favorite Diego Gonzalez said he "knew a guy" from the Dominican. Manager Lewis Stanley commented, "I don't care - as long as they clean up the chicken bones."
Mar 20 2037: Rebarnding - by hurstdm on August 6th, 2018
Murfreesboro is pleased to announce a revolution down on the ranch. Moo Cows are in! Cowboys are out! Four legs good! Two legs bad! After the team's second promotion in two seasons, Murfreesboro has a wonderful new logo (courtesy of Rock777), a lovely new mascot (Ms. Cow), a gleaming new stadium (the Cowabungalow), and a renewed sense of purpose (moar winz pls). Fans spotted Ms. Cow around the ballpark handing out chocolate milk and lattes. Manager Lewis Stanley commented: "I know it's unlikely, but I hope to stick around for a whole season. This heifer is en fuego."
Aug 21 2036: Heartbreak Cup - by hurstdm on June 30th, 2018
After earning a spot in the Final Four, the Manhattan Isotopes finally dumped the Cowboys out of Cup competition. Even fighting through injuries, tiny Murfreesboro jumped to 4 run leads in all three games, but suffered through dramatic bullpen meltdowns in the late innings. The guilty parties have been (mock) guillotined. Even so, the clubhouse mood was bolstered by the unexpected Cup run. Lewis Stanley, manager, said, "I liked it."