May 25 2040: UnBullievable Mood! - by hurstdm on April 10th, 2019
Cow fans are over the Moon with the team's first Cup advance since 2036! Just two regulars, Malloy & Powell, remain in the lineup from last year, but the city keeps on celebrating new heroes. "Who are these guys?" said star pitcher Tsuyoshi Iwasa. "No really, I can't keep up." While happily tangled in a League III pennant chase, moo-nagement is keeping watch on four young bats in the lineup: Garcia, Armenta, Colburn, and Gomez. "Please hit. Please."
Oct 20 2039: Cows Moove Up! - by hurstdm on March 3rd, 2019
The Moo Cows will idle into promotion with three straight losses on home turf. Exuberant fans still swarmed the field. "Doin' it ugly still gets it done," said team stalwart Darryl Malloy, who's assisted three Murfreesboro promotions in five tries under current management. "Guys like Quiroz, Dee Gonzalez, Bonilla, holy cow, we're seeing some moo-town magic here. It's like a dream." In the clubhouse, Joel Powell dumped cheap champagne on Arr Gonzalez while shouting quotes to local media, "I know it's not the good stuff, but it sure feels like the good stuff."
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."