Nov 01 2053: Chop Chop! LaGrange win the League 3 world series! - by sadman on February 16th, 2022
In a very tight series that went to game 6, the Lumberjacks have finally won a league 3 title, the first time in their history now headed for league 2. The Burbank Entertainers, who beat the Lumberjacks for the in Cup final a few seasons ago, fought very hard and made LaGrange pull out all the stops to get thier revenge. In this writers opinion, MVP Pitcher of the finals series goes to 'Nuts' McCracken, who pitched 14 innings over 2 quality starts for 2 wins. He held the Entertainers to a .200 average with 15 strikeouts. MVP batter has to go to the likely league MVP, 'Swords' Ortega. He punched in the most RBIs in the series (7) and had the second most runs (8) with a .360 average over 25 at bats. Lead-off hitter, Green, and catcher, Romo, also arguably could have been MVPs of the series, both hitting clutch home runs when it counted and Romo in particular hitting left handed against all lefty starters. The final game of the series became a steam train for the Lumberjacks, once they got going there was no stopping them. In a 2-12 win in front of their home crowd at a sell-out Stumps Stadium, McCracken pitched masterfully to be awarded player of the game (7 innings, 2 runs, 8K). He was followed by Hewitt to close out the game over 2 fantastic shutout innings. Hewitt is likely playing his last season and spent much time on the bench this season so a fairy-tale end to his lengthy career. Many of the veterens stepped up this finals for Lagrange including Galvin (1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 doubles), Scott (6 RBI, 2 doubles) and pitcher Esposito (2 starts, 10 innings, 4.50 ERA). With some players getting older, and some young guns stepping up now, next season will be very exciting for the Lumberjacks who believe they can be a Legends League team in future.
Aug 07 2051: All hail the Major! - by sadman on August 24th, 2021
Today's game marked a huge achievement for Pedro 'Major' Mejia. Most agree he is the undisputed best pitcher of all time for the Muskogee Mad Moose (81 all time game MVP's well above the pack), but today he put it beyond doubt. In the 3rd inning of today's start, he recorded his 1649th strikeout, putting him atop the all time strikeout leaderbaord for Muskogee, snatching the long time record held by Yamazaki. He also holds the club record for all time wins (155) and quality starts (207) over his 418 games started, and second on innings pitched (2426) over 16 years at the club. His 4 all star team selections, 4 all league selections, and 1 national team selection will ensure his memory lasts long after retirement. At 36 years old, Major is still going strong sitting at 8-6 this season over 19 starts, 3.67 ERA, not far off his all time season average of 3.62. It is unlikely Major will go around again next season, but the club will forever remember his achievements as his acceptance into the hall of fame is all but assured. All hail the Major!
Oct 04 2032: Forum for our League: VI.30 - by sadman on July 12th, 2017
Good luck for the last part of the season!! Its so close!
Jun 27 2025: The best team in Broken Bat has been KNOCKED OUT OF THE CUP by the Cowboys! - by sadman on December 18th, 2015
The crowd at the Midwest City Fields sold out final cup game between the Cowboys (League V) and the number 1 ranked team in Broken Bat, the Orlando Sharks (Legends League), are still going absolutely crazy and cannot believe what has just happened. After being thoroughly beaten in game one by 11 runs to 2, the Cowboys came out firing in game 2 with nothing to lose. Not one person in the crowd thought the Cowboys had a hope of winning, but after confining the Sharks to 3 runs on only 6 hits they pulled off a huge upset to win the game, 6-3. The Cowboys were stunned after such an upset, but the twinkle of hope shone in more than a few players eyes. Could they pull off the biggest upset in Broken Bat history and take the cup round off the Sharks in game 3 to make it to the final 32 teams? Surely not. But the crowd sure hoped so! A sold out Midwest City Fields watched on as the cup round went into the final game 3. Veteran Brad Cain took to the mound for the Cowboys, only a recent acquisition off the free agency list. But the Cowboys scouts could see potential still left in the 31 year old and he did not let them down. Believe it or not readers, but the Cowboys have beat the Sharks in the final game by the closest of margins, 1 run to 0. Cain went the whole 9 innings, giving up only 3 hits to the number 1 ranked team in Broken Bat. What a huge upset! The Cowboys are most definitely a team on the rise, only winning League VI last season and already 2nd on the ladder in league V. However, to knock out the Orlando Sharks throws into stark perspective that the Cowboys have the potential to beat any team in Broken Bat. Keep on eye on these guys folks! What will the future hold for the Cowboys now? Can they go on and take the cup? Two days ago no-one would have given them a hope, yet it is undeniable this team can go all the way.
Mar 18 2025: Onwards and upwards - by sadman on November 22nd, 2015
After taking out the playoffs in a 7 game thriller from the Plano Dragons, the Dade City Dinosaurs have been promoted into a new league. With so much success in 2024, sponsors and new supporters have come flooding in to rally around this team. A move to Midwest City was the natural next step according to manager, Sadman. "With the amount of talent we have in this team, we could not afford to stay in Dade City. The Mid West is much more appropriate for our club, and the town folk have embraced us. This year we have acquired some new players to add even more excitement to our team. I know alot of people questioned letting go Neito after winning the Cy Young award, but behind the scenes he had some serious issues during spring training. I think a bad habbit of his finally took its toll and his skills dropped off dramatically, we had to let him go." Neito looks to have been replaced by some seasoned veterans who have had plenty of past success. Can the Midest City Cowboys have similar success in this new league? The teams they will play this season are much more skilled than those they have played lately, so time will tell if they can raise the bar and continue to win those crucial games.