Aug 09 2035: Team Legend Announces Retirement - by mjreichard on April 11th, 2018
"It is with great pride that I announce today that I will retire from baseball at the end of this season" said Knight slugger Adrian Fuentes at a press conference after last night's game. "I have given my whole career to this franchise and I am ready to move on and spend time with my family. I have great respect for this organization, it's owners and all of my teammates over the years. I look forward to giving the team and it's fans 100% of my effort for the rest of this year and then giving that same effort to my wife and children for the rest of my days."
The Knights will be doing several things in the coming weeks for Fuentes: a bobblehead night, retiring of his jersey number, a video tribute before the final home game and a jersey giveaway to all 25,000 fans who come to see his final home game.
Fuentes has been with the Knights since he was drafted out of Columbia at age 17. He will retire leading the team in almost every offensive category. He has surpassed 2,000 hits, 500 doubles, 1,000 runs, 1,000 RBI's and will soon reach 450 homers. He has been an Rookie of the Year, MVP, multiple time All-Star and All-League selection and won several Gold Gloves. He is a legend and beloved by the New Orleans fans who will surely come out in droves to see their hero off.
Mar 14 2035: Looking Ahead to 2025 and Beyond! - by mjreichard on March 2nd, 2018
The Knights have been riding their veterans for a few seasons and it is time to turn over some positions to the youngsters. Hall of Fame 3B Brandon Glenn and SP Hector Robles have moved on after stellar careers in New Orleans.
Last years breakout stars Dakila Hizon (3B) and Jacques Pieters (1B) will take the corner infield spots this year. They will be joined in the lineup by rookie sensation CF Christian Ramos, as future Hall of Famer and Knights legend Adrian Fuentes finishes off his career this season as the full-time DH.
Rookie of the Year SP Yoshio Iwakuma will take over the #1 spot in the rotation leading a group of both veterans and rookie SP Lane Conti.
With young superstars RF Quentin Skinner and SS Mel Glover already in the fold along with veteran All-Star LF Jerry DiMaggio the Knights are looking to compete this year in Level V.
Nov 04 2034: Award Winners - by mjreichard on December 22nd, 2017
Congrats to Knight Award Winners...
League MVP/All-Leage - RF Quentin Skinner
Rookie of the Year - SP Yoshio Iwakuma
All-League - CF Jerry DiMaggio
Nov 04 2034: Season End - by mjreichard on December 21st, 2017
It was a great year for the Knights despite losing the championship to Ithaca 4-2. The Titans were a great team all year and we congratulate them on their championship. They have lots of talent and a wonderful owner.
The Knights are looking forward to tomorrow's league award ceremonies to see what hardware their players will take home. We have an MVP candidate in RF Quentin Skinner and All-League candidates in Skinner, CF Jerry DiMaggio, 2B Ryo Shimizu and DH Jacques Pieters. Young sensation Yoshio Iwakuma should be at the top of the list for Rookie Pitcher of the Year and veteran C Marco Jiminez should be a contender for Gold Glove along with veteran LF Adrian Fuentes.
The Knights look forward to moving up to League V next season, where they won a championship just a few seasons ago, and competing for another title. We have a few young stars in Skinner and SS Mel Glover to go along with our veteran core and minor-league sensation OF Christian "The Kid" Ramos expected to compete for a job in 2035.
Nov 01 2034: Championship Series Returns to New Orleans - by mjreichard on December 21st, 2017
This championship series has been one for the ages. The mighty Ithaca Titans have shown their hitting prowess over the first 5 games, but the Knights have held on to win 2 games.
The series returns to New Orleans with two of the top pitchers in the league facing off with the Titans ahead 3-2!