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2020 Preview: Lake League East

BOSTON BACK IN CHARGE

Boston is predicted to claim the LL East pennant handily in 2020.

(GAME DATE – April 1, 2020) — It’s no April Fool’s joke. Boston is our prediction to lead the Lake League East Division at the conclusion of the 2020 Championship Season. Last year’s division winners New York are predicted to come in 3rd, but realistically could bump Pittsburgh out of their 2nd place spot and secure a wild card spot at the end of the year.

The Brawlers have had a busy off-season making some important roster moves after posting their first sub-.500 season since 2012 last year. Their 80-82 finish was 14 games behind the NY Dragons, and they were 8 games behind the offensively deficient Toronto Nomads.

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Spring Training Begins for 2020 Season

(GAME DATE – Feb. 26, 2020) — The Bull League kicks off Spring Training today, and players and GMs are anxious to play some baseball once again.

The off-season was quiet, with just a handful of big name free agent deals, and not too many trades, as teams worked on developing their talent internally and making adjustments as we move into the second year of full 162-game schedules. Continue reading “Spring Training Begins for 2020 Season”

Lineup Mixups Mar First Ohio-Rimouski Game

Teams are blaming faulty fax machines, or misdirected emails, but whatever the cause, both Rimouski and Ohio failed to field their expected starting pitchers for Game 1 of their LL Elimination Round series, it has come to light.

The Ohio Oxen were widely expected to start Sandy Koufax Award contender Frasor Clause or A.C. Deucey for the first game of the series. Clause set a Lake League record for wins, going 15-2 this year, while Deucey set a club record for ERA at 2.25. Continue reading “Lineup Mixups Mar First Ohio-Rimouski Game”