Jul 08 2053: New manager, old coach announces himself. - by Kittens-B-Us on January 17th, 2022
Six people walked onto the stage, one of them Octopus hitting coach Theo Griffith.
The girl in the adorable leopard skin Neko costume smoothed her hair and pushed Theo to the podium.
"Um," he stuttered. "Well, um, I guess there has been some upper management changes here." He looked back over his shoulder to the five standing there. "Apparently I have been promoted to Manager. Maybe I should say interim, I am not sure, they don't talk too much. Anyhow that is what they wanted me to tell you. I don't think I can answer any questions, truthfully I am in the dark too." New Manager, ex hitting coach Theo turned to look at the five who stared back at him. The Neko girl gave just the slightest shake of her head.
"Oh, that's right," Ice Griffith said, not looking to cool at the moment. "We also left the name Octopus behind us. We will now be known as the Bobcats. thank you everyone"
He turned to look askance of the five. They had vanished. Theo "Ice" Griffith shrugged his shoulders and thought he needed to stop at The Cleveland Heights Saloon on his way home.
Aug 30 2046: The Cleveland Heights Octopuses will be moving next season. - by DABEASTYBEAST on August 10th, 2020
Former owner Alliepixie has sold the team to DABEASTYBEAST. New owner DABEASTYBEAST will be making some changes. After a disappointing 45-71 start, Manager Drew Conti has been fired and replaced with Jim Martell. The Octopuses will bid farewell to Cleveland Heights at the end of this season and head for Las Vegas.
Jul 16 2046: 2046 Mid Season Press Conference - by Alliepixie on July 29th, 2020
As coach Martell took his seat a flurry of reporter's questions, (all muffled by face coverings) flooded the room.
- Will the team be rebuilding?
- When will the axe fall on the high price, ineffective veterans?
- Are you sorry you took this team?
- Coach, we are 29-51 and projected to go 54-106 by the end of the season. How do you plan on fixing the pitching problems that have allowed 15 double digit losses?
- Will the team still be playing in Cleveland Heights next year? and if so will they still be playing on turf?
"Hang on hang on," The new Cardinal's manager raised his hands. "First and foremost let me give congratulations to Juan Ortiz our left fielder who was nominated to this years all star team. It is the second time Juan has received this honor and the first time he has done so as a Cardinal. Ok that said, let me see if I can answer your questions.
"Will we still be playing in Cleveland Heights next year? We have absolutely no plans on moving the team. Will we still have turf? If I have to go out to the field and eat every blade of astroturf and then spend the next three weeks running around as a human scarecrow to keep the birds from eating the seed we will have grass here next season.
"Yeah, we are struggling this year, but who doesn't love a challenge? 29-51, 54-106, Rebuild? The Cardinal's don't rebuild, we Evolve. We have a very good minor system that has good players moving up but still needs some filling up with quality players and we are going to rely heavily on the draft as we Forge a new identity for this great team. We do have some older talent on the team and I will be the first to tell you of their value in helping the new kids learn and keeping a team competitive as the younger guys are coming into their own. These veterans will help sculpt these younger players into the champions of the future.
"I look forward to a productive 2nd half of this 2046 season. Thank you."
Jun 08 2046: Dismal Start leads to chaos on field. - by Alliepixie on July 20th, 2020
The Cardinals have begun the season with a very dismal 19-31 record. This caused an incident on field after last nights game.
After being humiliated in a 3 game series at home Manager Conti attempted to commit Hari Kari on the pitchers mound with a sharpened baseball bat, and like much of the season so far he fell a bit short. He is doing fine recuperating at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Behavioral Health and asks that in lieu of flowers you send your cash donations to City of Cleveland Recreation Department youth baseball and softball programs.
Coach Jim Martel who has a stellar reputation has been hired to fill the duties of manager for the Cardinals.
Mar 20 2046: 2046 Season brings many changes for Cardinals - by Alliepixie on June 29th, 2020
After finishing 76-84 two straight seasons and fighting to stay out of the basement many new players have been brought in. "In 2045 we had one of the lowest batting averages and highest amount of errors of any team in the league," said Coach Conti. "We have taken steps to not only shore up the defense but build a stronger offense in the off season."
The team while not having a great Spring Training numbers wise going 10-20 in this years Cactus league, the team considers this Spring a success in the amount of training provided to it's minor leaguers and the 3 junior major league players that had a significant role on the roster.
Adding 500 seats to Cleveland Heights Field will bring more fans into see the new Turf field installed this year. The announcer for the field warming up his play calling flicks the switch on the ballfield microphone and sings out "It's a beautiful day for BASEBALL"