Aug 25 2046: Fffrrrreeeeeeeeddddooooommmmmm - by JJNZ on August 9th, 2020
....cried Russ Hood!
May 3rd, 2043. A day most will forget, but not Russ. After 14 seasons with Ithaca/Wellington he was cast aside by an unwanted franchise despite years of elite performance, but things were to get worse.
Fast forward 11 days to May the 14th, 2043. Russ was excited to continue his career with a new club, only to be taken hostage at gun-point under the guise of a waiver claim by a tyrannical new team owner - FreddyTheEye of the College Station Athletics.
Russ breaks down as he describes the conditions he was kept in - shackled to a wall in the basement. He was fed nothing but peanuts and could only drink his own tears, of which there were plenty.
The tears flowed again as he tried to block out thoughts of the many horrific scenes he was subject to over the next few years until Freddy was run out of town under mysterious circumstances. Russ breaks down again as he allays his fears for the people of Tombstone.
Ever the optimist however, Russ is excited for a new start with an owner who cares, and in his own words - the best group of players he's seen in years.
Lets see if Russ's positivity can bring Boulder to legends for the first time ever. And JJNZ's first stint since the move from Missoula at the start of the 2038 campaign.
Mar 08 2039: Boulder Free Zoner's Make A Stand - by JJNZ on January 1st, 2019
Team Owner JJNZ has mad some wholesale changes during the off season, the most notable of which is moving to Boulder, Colorado. A new mascot, the Free Zoner's hints as to the reason behind it.
"I visited Boulder on a trip to the States a few years ago after reading Stephen King's 'The Stand'. It was my favourite place of the 25 states I visited and given that 'The Stand' is my favourite book it was only appropriate to take the team there once the location finally came available!"
JJNZ was full of praise for Missoula and has it high on his list of future places to visit. He still has a contract with the city to supply water to the College Station Athletics.
Further changes include a new uniform and new manager Charley Dailey after previous manager Steve Foxx tried to hold the team to ransom with his wage demands.
Mar 04 2037: Mass Hall-of-Faming in Missoula - by JJNZ on July 29th, 2018
Missoula GM JJNZ was accosted by the media for his first press release since the 2032 season which was the last time he has been seen in public. Some say he has been hiding in a secret place in the Rockies while scouring the BB free agent market feverishly.....
Regardless, a completely unexpectedly successful 2036 season was enough to drag him out of the woodwork long enough to knight some of the key players from the season.
Soriano and Livingston in particular tell the story of the successful campaign as Soriano was claimed uncontested in 2024 while Livingstone was a barely contested claim from 2023.
JJNZ wishes to offer his commiserations to Tiger and the Kalamazoo Tigers who were clearly the best team of the season and unfortunately stumbled at the final hurdle of the season.
He also wishes to thank Haselrig of the Novi Doubledays, FreddyTheEye of the College Station Athletics, PrivateSnowflake of the Bloomington Thunder and buffmckagan of the Scranton Bears for being solid and reliable sounding boards in the seasons leading up to the victory.
JJNZ was heard wishing good luck to all BrokenBat players as he was whisked away by his security guard to an unknown location at the conclusion of the 'media ambush'.....
Jan 15 2032: Missoula Climbs to New Heights - by JJNZ on May 9th, 2017
For the first time in history Missoula has a team at LL3. Team owner JJNZ who took over the team at the end of the 2020 season was over the moon with the Polar Bear's performance after the all-star break in 2031, resulting in sneaking past Garnet's El Monte Eagles to take the division.
Key to last seasons performance, and the long term success is long-time prospect Ceaser Farjado who had a massive break out season. "Caeser has been the kinda guy we've been missing for a few seasons, he mashed his way onto the leaderboard last season, and given his relative youth (24), he's likely to end up on the overall boards in a number of categories.
3 young prospects have stepped into the rotation, Clark Sager, Desmond Hester and Thurman Nelson are expected to anchor the pitching staff for a number of seasons, and big things are expected of them if the team is to stay in LL3.
Jul 28 2029: Barry Livingstone's no hitter drags Missoula out of slump - by JJNZ on November 6th, 2016
At this start of the season Barry Livingstone was fighting for the 5th starting spot and boy has he earned it. In 17 starts this season he's sporting a 2.44 Era and an 11-4 record including a complete game 126 pitch effort, allowing only 4 walks over 9 no hit innings to break up a 6 game losing streak.