Apopka Rockets

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Team: Apopka Rockets [ID #716] Bookmark Apopka Rockets

Location: Apopka, FL (Southeast)

League: V.15 - East

Owner: shmyles send message
          [since October 10th 2018 | last seen December 02nd 2020]

Manager: Dana Robbins

Ballpark: Apopka Silo

Rank: #375 - Rating: 89.09

Fan Mood: 114.24

Prestige: 37

Color: Red Pinstripes

Team Notes:

• Mar 30 2048: Jim Lawrence was claimed off of waivers.
• Mar 12 2048: Federico Hinojosa was claimed off of waivers.
• Feb 05 2048: Antoine Richard was claimed off of waivers.
• Feb 05 2048: Chuck Bush was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 15 2048: Esteban Canada was released.
• Jan 15 2048: Kirk Kishio was signed as a free agent.
• Jan 15 2048: Adam Shaw was released.
• Jan 15 2048: Kevin Livingstone was signed as a free agent.
• Jan 15 2048: Brock Gleason was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 15 2048: Jorge Cuevas was released.

League Record:

Wins: 2 Losses: 5 Pct: .286 Last10: 2-5 Streak: L1

Ave: 4.3 - 5.7 RS: 30 RA: 40 DIFF: -10


Group 40 [0 | Still Alive]

Press Releases:

May 14 2041: hansen hits for the cycle - by shmyles on June 23rd, 2019

caleb hansen'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.