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Location: Bowie, MD (Mid-Atlantic)

League: V.7 - East

Owner: Benchwarmer send message
          [since January 06th 2015 | last seen May 25th 2018]

Manager: Rob Reed

Ballpark: Old Bay Field

Rank: #288 - Rating: 105.23

Fan Mood: 107.54

Prestige: 12

Color: Navy

Team Notes:

• Feb 19 2036: Seth Benson was claimed off of waivers.
• Feb 05 2036: Carmelo Menendez was claimed off of waivers.
• Feb 05 2036: Alberto Herrera was claimed off of waivers.
• Feb 05 2036: Daniel Espinoza was claimed off of waivers.
• Feb 05 2036: Jesús Padrón was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 22 2036: Chan Ho Kwon was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 15 2036: Megat Lee was selected to the national team of Singapore.
• Jan 15 2036: Gonçalo Rocha was selected to the national team of Portugal.
• Jan 15 2036: Eitan Malka was selected to the national team of Israel.
• Nov 04 2035: Kazu Fujimoto was named the Rookie Pitcher of the Year.

League Record:

Wins: 6 Losses: 4 Pct: .600 Last10: 6-4 Streak: L3

Ave: 4.2 - 4.4 RS: 42 RA: 44 DIFF: -2


Group 96 [0 | Still Alive]

Press Releases:

May 06 2030: McDaniel Released - by Benchwarmer on December 31st, 2016

The team announced that it has parted ways with long-time DH Chris McDaniel. "Chris decided it was time to go a new direction, he knew he was not performing the way he needed to." Said team owner Benchwarmer. "We wish him all the best with his new team or in retirement, whichever way he decides to go."

Oct 20 2029: Bowie Clinches With 4 Games Left - by Benchwarmer on November 27th, 2016

Finally after several seasons of near misses, the Bowie Gulls have finally won V.7 East to move up to LL IV. "This represents several seasons worth of work building this team. I've got guys that I drafted or picked up when I took over ownership pulling a lot of the weight. This is really something special. Hats off to Broken Arrow, they fought to the last." said team owner Benchwarmer. "Wow, this is amazing." said star 1B Yusuke Fujita after scoring the winning run on a sac fly in the 10th inning to win the game and clinch the division. Fujita was mobbed at home plate by his teammates after he scored. Bowie will now face old rival Missoula in the playoffs. Last time these two met, Bowie got the better of their post season matchup.

Apr 12 2029: Stover Fired, Reed Hired - by Benchwarmer on October 8th, 2016

Amidst a slump that dates back to last season, the Gulls have decided to fire their manager Ike Stover, and in his stead hired Rob Reed. "It's time to put some fire under the belly of this team" quipped Reed in his introductory press conference. "We have a bit of an early hole to dig out of, but I think we can do it."

Jan 20 2029: Taylor Goes Deep Twice in World Classic! - by Benchwarmer on September 20th, 2016

Bowie OF Bailey Taylor went yard twice in the British team's first game against Russia. The team has announced that they will be holding a "Bomber Bailey" T-Shirt giveaway featuring the player with bombs and the team logo in the background during the pre-season alongside other shirts. The Gulls wish him and the rest of the British team well in their remaining games.

Jan 15 2029: Sal Wilcox Released, New Season Approaches - by Benchwarmer on September 19th, 2016

Long time reliever and closer Sal Wilcox was released by the team today. Wilcox was relegated from the closing roll in the middle of the previous season, and the team decided to part ways with him this season. "We think we've got a good pitching staff for this season, but Sal unfortunately will not be part of it."

As the team looks forward to the new season, here are three things to watch:

1. Changing of the guard.
The team, particularly the fielders, is gradually changing over to new, young faces. The team is expecting great things out of some of the rising young stars like 1B "Mount" Fujita, C Seiichi Kamida, and OF Howard Potter.

2. Suspect bats
If it weren't for the mostly stellar pitching and solid defense, the team likely would have found themselves down in LL VI. "Ya gots ta get da runners in from da bags, ya know what I mean?" the team's hitting coach Bob "Boss" Malone quipped after the team lost several one-run games in a short span. The Boss and company have a lot of work to do before the season starts.

3. Gold Gloves?
As a team, the Gulls had one of the best fielding percentages in LL V last season. It looks like the team may be shaping up to be even more formidable this season. "I'm feeling a lot more comfortable now that I've had the starting role for part of last season," said SS Alan Reilly, "It's entirely different going out there and knowing 'hey, I've done this before, I can do it again."

The team will be featuring T-Shirt giveaways during Spring training for several fan favorite players such as Potter, Fujita, and DH Chris McDaniel. While fans won't be able to see much of their favorite players on the diamond, they will be available for autographs before and after Spring training games at the Esskay tent outside the stadium. Bring your giveaway T-Shirt to have it autographed by your favorite player! Some rumored giveaways for the season include a Fujita bobblehead featuring the 1B on top of Mount Fuji, and official "Chris Crash" thunderstix, named for the chant that fans have started whenever Chris McDaniel steps to the plate.

In other news, the team is looking forward to renewing the rivalry with the Missoula Polar Bears who have fallen back to V.7, as well as the newly relocated Broken Arrow Rebels. It should be another fun season in V.7!