Mar 18 2058: Hudson and Hurtado Elected To Goldendoodle HOF - by Jerbeetwo on January 8th, 2023
Glen Hudson, the Goldendoodle all time hits leader and Rueben Hurtado, the teams all time wins leaders have been elected to the teams Hall Of Fame by the veterans committee established by GM Jerbeetwo to evaluate and acknowledge the achievements of the historical greats in Goldendoodle history.
Glen Hudson leads all Goldendoodle hitters with 2647 Hits. Glen is also sixth on the all time Batting Average list with a .288 lifetime average. His other accomplishments are second in team Doubles with 622, first with 159 Triples, and second in team Home Runs with 375. Hudson started his career in 2005 finishing up in 2020. His 1385 Runs and 1510 RBI's also lead the team.
Rueben Hurtado is the all time Wins leader with 201. Rueben also leads the team in Innings Pitched with 3219. Other accomplishments are second in career strikeouts with 2236, second in complete games with 31, second in shut outs with 9, and third in quality starts with 154. He finished with an ERA of 3.56 with the Goldendoodles, third all time. Hurtado came up through the minor league system with Glen Hudson making his debut the same season in 2005. His Goldendoodle playing time ended in 2021 at the age of 35 but in a remarkable feat of pitching endurance and a love for the game Rueben continued to pitch until the age of 43 before finally retiring, to the detriment of his career statistic. He finished with a 201-157 career record in Goldendoodle auburn.
"I established the Veterans Committee to right the HOF wrongs we presently have and reward fitting players from our past for their fine career achievements. I can't think of two finer gentlemen and players from our past to begin this process with than Glen Hudson and Rueben Hurtado. They will be honored before Opening Day ceremonies" Jerbeetwo announced in a press conference this morning.
Oct 26 2055: Longview Parts Ways With Bailey - by Jerbeetwo on July 18th, 2022
The Longview Goldendoodles and Kurt Bailey have come to a mutual agreement not to renew the long time managers contract for next season. Bailey, the winningest manager in franchise history with a 1302-1038 record, has not had a losing record since the 2046 season. “I just felt it was time to pursue a new career path and I want to thank the Goldendoodles for the opportunity they provided me. This has been a wonderful ride from LL6 to LL2 and I believe the franchise is in a good spot with a good future. It’s time for me to move on to new challenges.”
Replacing Bailey is 33 year old Ed “Sparky” Shull who the Goldendoodles expect to improve the team offense and defense while not skipping a beat with a relatively young and developing pitching staff. “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to lead the Longview franchise in their quest to reach the Legends level. We have a good solid core of ballplayers and we’re just a player or two away from reaching our goals. I have a fine coaching staff and I am confident we can continue the success that the Goldendoodles have attained over the recent past.”
Attendance records were set last year in Longview and the new buzz around town has everyone excited for next season.
Oct 22 2053: Longview Posts Historic Season - by Jerbeetwo on February 13th, 2022
The Longview Goldendoodles posted their most historic season in team history by winning 105 games clinching a trip to LLIII for the first time since the 2020 season, a drought of 33 seasons. Team MVP Salvador De La Torre lead the way with a .300 BA, 32 HR’s, and 124 RBI’s in what is arguably a pitchers park though set to undergo a 250 million dollar off-season upgrade of the press box, VIP boxes, and outfield walls. The stadium will also be retrofitted to accommodate 2,000 more fans as the outfield fences get pulled in.
Manager Kurt “Sparky” Bailey in his post game comments stated “I couldn’t be more proud of this team and our players for how they went out and took care of business throughout the long season. The contributions of De La Torre, Solis, Seifert, McGraw, and Guzzie were just remarkable in leading our team this year and you can’t forget the pitching of Steffen, Elias, Barclay, and Williams along with the mid season callup of Josh Hughes and the great job of pitching coach Jackie Sam in solidifying our staff.”
Baily also commented “I want to commend the Wylie Generals on a fine season and how they fought us to the very end. It was a tighter race than the standings show and I am sure we will see them down the road again in the higher levels. We have more work to do in the playoffs and prepping for next season in Level III but our boys look forward to the challenge and competition that it will bring.”
Oct 09 2051: Longview Clinches - by Jerbeetwo on September 9th, 2021
For the first time since the 2025 season the Longview franchise has clinched a trip to LLIV. When asked to comment on this season’s success manager Kurt “Sparky” Bailey said “it has been a long grind against some very fine competition but our team stepped up this year and played good fundamental baseball.”
On the pitching side of the ledger Longview has been led by the 1-2 tandem of lefty Alvaro Cornejo and righty Trevor Harmon’s combined 34 wins to date. Another significant contributor has been Louie Willson and his 49 saves in his first season as a closer in his 9 year career.
It has been a balanced hitting attack for Longview this year as no single player has hit 25 homeruns or driven in 90 runs so far on the season. The Great Wall Of Longview has certainly kept the ball inside the park with the Goldendoodles only hitting 140 homeruns but a total of 380 doubles and 28 triples.
“We can’t rest on our laurels because 2052 is going to bring a more intense level of play and competition” quipped Bailey. It will certainly be fun times in Longview as the Goldendoodles strive to continue building on the success of 2051 over the off season.
Aug 31 2042: Longview Goes All In - by Jerbeetwo on October 8th, 2019
The Longview Dogs have pushed all of their chips to the center of the table in the race to win the West Division of League VI.17. Longview ownership yesterday opened the checkbook to shake up the lineup and pitching rotation to get back into the race that just a week was much tighter.
The Dogs added pitchers Humberto Diaz, Lewis Morris, and Dan Shaw in an attempt to shore up the starting rotation which has been on a gradual decline over the last half season. On the offensive side of the ledger the Dogs added catcher Bryan Shaw, center fielder Rogelio Alonso, and infielder Glen D’ Amico to add some punch into the lneup and off the bench.
When asked about this dramatic change by ownership of team purse strings General Manager Jerbeetwo said “ We have been in a very tight race with a very good Coachella Catfish ballclub that just felt like was beginning to slip away from us. We are committed to bringing winning baseball to East Texas and rewarding our dedicated fanbase with a promotion to Level V. Anything less is not acceptable and for the next month money is no object.”
Humberto Diaz will make his first start for the Dogs today. Catching for him and batting lead off will be Bryan Shannon. Newcomer Rogelio Alonso will bat eighth and improve the bottom of the order and the outfield defense. Glen D’ Amico will improve the bench and give the Dogs a big bat for pinch hitting late in ball games, something they have lacked all season.
Time will tell if this drastic change in team financial policy will pay off but the Dogs certainly are going all in for the final 43 game stretch for this Inaugural Season in Longview.