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Good Socks 200th HR

(GAME DATE — June 23, 2020) — New York third baseman Justin “Flamethrower” Good pounded a home run during the Dragons 9-8 loss to Pittsburgh yesterday. Despite the defeat, the long ball was a significant achievement and raised his career home run total to 200.

“Some hitters never live up to the hype,” said his manager. “Justin has definitely lived up to his. He’s hammered the heck out of the ball year after year.” Continue reading “Good Socks 200th HR”

Lozano Tags Number 200

(GAME DATE — May 29, 2020) — Veteran Roberto Lozano hit a historic home run today — career blast number 200. “I am happy to be in such elite company. It has been quite a ride so far,” Lozano said after the game.

The California Tidals third baseman went 1 for 3 with 1 home run and 2 runs batted in as the won 16-2 over the New York Dragons in interleague play. Continue reading “Lozano Tags Number 200”

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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Oxen Go the Distance to Take Down Dragons

(GAME DATE – Oct. 6, 2019) — The Ohio Oxen have made a triumphant return to the playoffs, after missing out in 2018, with a series win over the New York Dragons in the Lake League Elimination Round of the 2019 Bull League playoffs.

In their last playoff appearance, in 2017, they had an ignominious early exit in the first round after the Rimouski Fighting Moose downed them in 4 games, despite Ohio having had the best record in the LL that year at 60-40, and coming off a Bull Cup championship year in 2016.

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Dragons to Face Oxen in LL Elimination Round

(GAME DATE – Sep. 30, 2019) — The New York Dragons, who have the most Bull Cup Championships in Bull League history, at five, and are the only team to “threepeat” (winning in 1997, 1998 and 1999), have made a triumphant return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2016 season, after a 94-68 finish.

They will face the Ohio Oxen, who were the Bull Cup champions that year, winning their 4th Bull Cup in history. The Oxen missed the playoffs last year, and are back in as a wild card, having tied the Toronto Nomads in win-loss record at 88-74, but edging them in run differential by +3.

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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”