Rambo Confirmed as MVP, ROTY; 2020 Awards Announced

(GAME DATE – Nov 10, 2020) — In the least surprising news in Bull League history, hotshot rookie sensation John Rambo was announced as the winner of the LL Carl Simms MVP Award and Rookie of the Year Award winner for the 2020 baseball season.

It was nearly a sweep for 1st place votes in both awards, with Chicago’s Rambo earning 7 or 8 first place votes cast, for a total of 36 points for the MVP nod. The outfielder, who was 2 home runs away from the Bull League’s first batting Triple Crown, more than doubled the points collected by teammate Jon Guillot, who garnered 15 points for second place. Continue reading “Rambo Confirmed as MVP, ROTY; 2020 Awards Announced”

Will 2021 Be Dave Norman’s Year for the HOF?

(GAME DATE — Oct. 31, 2020) — Very shortly the ballots will be sent out to the league’s GM’s for their votes on their selections for the most eligible players to be inducted into the Bull League Hall of Fame. For the fourth year in a row, Dave “The Dominator” Norman’s name will appear on that ballot — will 2021 finally be the year he is admitted to the hallowed Hall?

The fleet-footed right fielder is known for his all-time stolen bases record, 303 after his 21 seasons of service, accumulated in 1,297 games. But few know that Norman was also a two-time league batting champ, one of the few to be named such in both leagues. Continue reading “Will 2021 Be Dave Norman’s Year for the HOF?”

Montreal Carabins Take First Canada Cup

(GAME DATE — Oct. 27, 2020) — The Canadian Interuniversity Sports baseball season has come to an end after the Montréal Carabins were crowned the Canada Cup champions earlier this month. The team, which plays in the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association (CCBA), defeated the Waterloo Warriors of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) conference, winning the best-of-three series, 2-1.

It was a first championship for the Carabins, who featured a stunningly impressive squad, including right fielder Price Simms, catcher Herbert Matthews, and righty hurler Bryant Ford. Continue reading “Montreal Carabins Take First Canada Cup”

Longhorns Win 3rd Cow League Championship in 10 Years

(GAME DATE — Oct. 27, 2020) — The Toronto Nomads AAA affiliate Brampton Longhorns have won their third Cow League Cup championship since 2010, after dismantling the Thunder Bay Rail Heads in 6 games.

The Rail Heads, who are the top farm team for the Minneapolis Ravens, were making their seventh franchise playoff appearance, and were hoping for their first championship win. Continue reading “Longhorns Win 3rd Cow League Championship in 10 Years”

Rambo a Lock for MVP, Rookie Nods, Rest of Awards Wide Open

(GAME DATE — Oct. 27, 2020) — The indomitable Chicago rookie sensation John Rambo is a virtual guarantee to take home the Lake League’s Carl Simms MVP Award and the Rookie of the Year Awards for the 2020 season, along with the Gold Crown for the RF position.

This has been nearly certain since the all-star break, when the 23-year-old drafted last year out of Arizona State was among LL HR leaders by then, and hit a 2-run shot in his only all-star game at bat. But the rest of the player awards are less certain, and early returns on voting have shown few locks as solid as Rambo. Continue reading “Rambo a Lock for MVP, Rookie Nods, Rest of Awards Wide Open”

Contraction Draft Starts – Top Names Revealed

(GAME DATE — Oct. 27, 2020) — The offseason is upon us and before the arbitration hearings and free agency filings occur, the league’s four teams on the contraction chopping block will be folded and their players sent to free agency.

But, not before the remaining 16 teams have had an opportunity to pick through their rosters and select a number of players to take over their contracts or minor league rights. Continue reading “Contraction Draft Starts – Top Names Revealed”