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.
May 05 2042: Longview Park Sells Out - by Jerbeetwo on September 6th, 2019
Longview Park sold out for the first time since new ownership took the team over in the middle of last season for today’s Cup Match against the Holland Rams, a 6-4 win. Fans stood outside for the first time in a long time in this reporter’s memory and watched the entire game on the new Jumbotron Screen erected by the team before the season started. Management stated “We want to thank the fans who braved the Texas heat today to enjoy this important Cup Game. It certainly does not go unnoticed by the players and ownership.” During the 7th inning stretch the ticket office handed out a free ticket to all those who stood outside and watched for a future game of their choice. The team also announced the game being sold out during the inning inside the park and told all in attendance that in appreciation today’s ticket stub would be able to be used for any future game this season.
The mood of the park was very excited as these fans can see the turnaround that is taking place in the Dogs organization and on the field of play. Ryan Scott who attended the game with his wife and three children said “We are so excited to have Broken Bat baseball in Longview. The team is really hustling and has made lots of improvement. This team can hit! We’ll be back again soon.”
Longview currently sits in first place n the Western Division of League VI.17 a spot it hasn’t enjoyed for quite some time. It could be a very exciting time in Dogs history.
Jun 27 2041: Dogs Fire Cox - by Jerbeetwo on July 6th, 2019
The Murrieta Dogs today announced the firing of manager George Cox. Cox, 61, has been managing Murrieta for the past 11 seasons. He successfully led the Dogs to Division V in 2034 but returned to Division VI the next season. “We wish to thank George for his outstanding leadership during his tenure in Murrieta but new management feels this is the right time for the team to start a new direction”. Kurt Bailey, 41, will be replacing Cox as the Dogs interim manager. “We admire Kurt’s approach to the game and his stressing of fundamentals. We believe Kurt has all the tools to lead this franchise and bring competitive baseball back to Murrieta.
Rumors have been circulating in Murrieta that the franchise will be relocating at the end of this season and new management has been looking for ways to cut costs amid dwindling attendance numbers. Management stated that they do not comment on rumors.