Oct 22 2051: 5,000 - by PrivateSnowflake on September 13th, 2021
Sept. 19, 2051 Bloomington, IN.: On a rainy September evening and with 39,990 Thunder faithful braving the elements, Girardo Hinojosa lifted a game-winning, walk-off home run to right field, capping a dramatic 10-9 win over visiting Birmingham which gave the Bloomington franchise, including playoff and Cup games, win number 5,000.
Jul 21 2049: Cesar Sacked - by PrivateSnowflake on March 19th, 2021
Bloomington, IN.: The Winds of Fate that blew Cesar Reyna into Bloomington just last mid-season have turned ice-cold and swept the now former skipper out of town.
Just 9 months after turning in a 73-32 record and leading the Thunder to the Legends Championship, Reyna was let go after posting a 33-52 first-half performance.
Gregg Barone has been brought in to replace Reyna.
Nov 04 2048: Legends at last! - by PrivateSnowflake on January 28th, 2021
Boulder, CO., call courtesy. WBLO radio: "The Thunder players standing on the first step of the visiting dugout...Rider gets the sign from Cardona...Kicks and deals...Groundball to third base!...Quintero has it!...On to first!...Legends at last!...The championship belongs to Bloomington!"
Oct 24 2047: 4,000 - by PrivateSnowflake on November 10th, 2020
Allen, TX: On a hot Texas evening and 47 years after its founding, the Thunder franchise recorded win number 4,000 on October 17. From Brunsway Lake to a quick stop in Grand Forks and now 27 years in Bloomington, the franchise reached the milestone led by the efforts of a rookie pitcher and a manager who was three years from being born at the time of the franchise's founding.
Aug 31 2045: Thunder Ship Shannon Out - by PrivateSnowflake on May 26th, 2020
Bloomington, IN.: Sparky Shannon was relieved of his managerial duties today as the club looks to retool ahead of the 2046 season. In two separate stints in Bloomington, Shannon led the Thunder to two Legends division crowns, a LLII pennant, and the 2043 Cup Championship.
Shannon recorded a 539-519 regular season record and an amazing 127-57 record in Cup play.
Former Murfreesboro manager Sheldon Brown has been brought in to guide the club over the final 43 games. The club would not comment on Brown's long-term outlook in Bloomington.