Team: Apopka Rockets [ID #716]
Apopka, FL (Southeast)
[since October 10th 2018 | last seen August 22nd 2019]
Rank: #223 - Rating: 120.12
Mar 10 2042: Gabriel Penny
was signed as a free agent.
Mar 10 2042: Yuki Matsuda
Jan 22 2042: Do Hyun Park
was claimed off of waivers.
Jan 15 2042: José Luis Peña
was selected to the national team of Venezuela
Jan 15 2042: Andriy Kovalenko
was selected to the national team of Ukraine
Jan 15 2042: Darío Valdez
was selected to the national team of Nicaragua
Jan 15 2042: Armando Galindo
was selected to the national team of Cuba
Nov 04 2041: Caleb Hansen
was named the league MVP.
Jun 26 2041: Ricardo Avila
May 17 2041: Erik Hebert
was signed as a free agent.
Wins: 0 Losses: 0 Pct: .000 Last10: 0-0 Streak: -
Ave: 0.0 - 0.0 RS: 0 RA: 0 DIFF: 0
[0 | Still Alive]
May 14 2041: hansen hits for the cycle
- by shmyles on June 23rd, 2019
's 2041 can't get much hotter, but we still wouldn't put it past him.
his most recent feat is hitting for the cycle in a 4-for-5 effort in the rockets' 6-5 walk-off thriller
against the newton gravity. hansen was the winning run after simultaneously getting himself on base and completing his cycle with a 2-out triple in the ninth, which, competing only with the imminent walk-off single by josué santa cruz, was likely the loudest offensive play of the game.
"it's pretty hard to believe i got the triple at a time like that," said hansen. "it put me in a weird mindset. like, i didn't have any guys in scoring position again so i didn't want to be the walk-off guy. if i hit a homer i don't get the cycle. so when i got a pitch i thought i could go at, i took my cut and just hoped no matter how good i got it it wouldn't go over the fence. it was like having a prayer answered when it rolled all the way to the corner."
hansen's bat has stayed hot all year, and is currently on pace to destroy his season best home run record set last year at 24, currently leading the league with 14 through less than 35 games.
May 06 2040: hansen's big day
- by shmyles on April 5th, 2019
young stunner caleb hansen
went deep three times last friday in a cup game
that concluded today as a four-game sweep of the north el dorado pay dirt. he's decidedly in good form after homering again saturday and posting another hit in today's 5-2 victory.
"i feel like i'm playing the best baseball i've ever played," he told a reporter friday. hansen boasts an impressive .352/.402/.657
on the year in league play.
"there's been a great environment in the clubhouse and we're all really committed to playing better baseball. that's motivating me a lot when i go out there."
dana robbins praised the team's performance over the weekend and expressed hopes that the struggling rockets would be inspired to "keep that same energy" tomorrow against division leaders atlantic city.
"somebody tweeted that during the game. he said something like 'keep this energy rockets,' or...no, no, i know. it said 'k-t-s-e rockets.' obviously," gesturing to himself, "i had no clue what that meant. i'm in my sixties and it's my second day on this twitter thing. c'mon, guys."
as usual, robbins earned some laughs from the press conference clientele.
"but i've been googling stuff for decades," he went on, "as i assume everyone has been. i'm not that
old. so i googled those letters, and i found out that it's an acronym for...what, again? keep what?"
an aide chimed in with the answer: "keep that same energy?"
"right," robbins went on, "exactly. so i just thought, like, that's incredible. that's perfect. 'keep that same energy.' the rockets you saw tonight could and should be the rockets most nights. when we make plays like we did today the guys get fired up and do their goofy handshakes in the dugout. let's keep that when it matters. keep that energy or whatever."
the rockets have lost 17 games already and are coming off of a 1-2 series loss to the brookview island falcons, but things are looking up, rock fans. we feel that this won't be hansen's last day like this by a longshot.