Category: League News

Hops Hope for First Playoff in Long Shot Wildcard Race

(GAME DATE — Sep. 9, 2019) — The Milwaukee Hops are hoping to land their first ever playoff spot in a frantic “down to the wire” wild card race as the season enters the final weeks of play.

Like the Arizona Cowboys, who also came into being in the 2012 expansion, the Hops are on track to have their first finish above .500 this season, and are currently 74-70 (.514). Their previous best finish was in 2017, when they ended up 45-55 (.450). Continue reading “Hops Hope for First Playoff in Long Shot Wildcard Race”

Miracle Cowboys Will See First Playoff

(GAME DATE — Sep. 9, 2019) — The “Miracle” Arizona Cowboys will likely see their first ever playoff as the clock runs down on the 2019 Bull League season, as the club has seen their first year over .500 so far.

The 2012 expansion club had consistently placed 5th for the past 6 seasons, never achieving more than a .440 win percentage, and this year has powered along on the back of strong offense, and workhorse bullpen. Now, they are 77-67, winning at a .535 pace, and firmly in divisional 3rd place that should see them handily snag the 2nd Metro League wild card. Continue reading “Miracle Cowboys Will See First Playoff”

Lahey Taps 5 Taters in 2 Days; Player of the Week

(GAME DATE – Sep 9, 2019) — Nevada Speeders first baseman Jim “Mister” Lahey had an incredible week at the plate, batting in 5 homers over the weekend in Miami, and going 12-for-28 through 7 games.

The former California Tidals player, who was a trailer park supervisor before turning to baseball, is now at 59 home runs on the season, which is the current season record, and is on pace to push that up to 66 for a 162-game season. Continue reading “Lahey Taps 5 Taters in 2 Days; Player of the Week”

Dallas Out; 6th Season in a Row in Last Place

(GAME DATE — Sep.9, 2019) — The Dallas Deputies have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, and will likely finish the 2019 season in last place for the sixth year in a row. But, despite the disappointing showing, the team’s proponents and front office remain hopeful for a big turnaround in the near future.

They did not crash to the depths of their 2014 season, when they finished that 82-game schedule with a paltry 21-61 (.256) record, instead cruising to a 55-87 (.387) showing so far this year, and on track to have their 4th best all-time finish. Continue reading “Dallas Out; 6th Season in a Row in Last Place”

Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up

(GAME DATE — Aug. 29, 2019) — The Bull League is entering its final month of play for the 2019 season, and the pennant chase will really start in earnest, as teams active rosters expand to 40 players for the final weeks.

Several teams are expected to make some big moves, with those locked-in teams using the extra roster spaces to bring in new players who can allow their veterans some rest ahead of the playoffs, while out-of-contention teams will give their upcoming stars a chance to shine before the offseason roster decisions get made. Continue reading “Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up”

Long-time Nomads Hitting Coach Rumored to be on Chopping Block

(GAME DATE AUG. 29, 2019) — Corey Normore, the long running hitting coach for the Toronto Nomads, is said to be facing unemployment after the 2019 season, despite the team producing one of its best seasons in years.

Normore, who started with the AAA-level Brampton Longhorns in 2010, is in his fourth season with the Nomads as hitting coach. The team has seen steady hitting improvement since 2016 when he was promoted out of the minor league system.

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