Tag: Opening Day

Chicago Pit Bulls Ship Dawson to New York

April 1, 2024

Earlier today, officials from the Chicago Pit Bulls and the New York Dragons announced that they had finalized negotiations on a trade between the two teams. The deal will send 26-year-old RHP Chad Dawson, 33-year-old RHP Oscar Gonzalez and 33-year-old RHP Ryu Saito to New York in exchange for 20-year-old minor league LHP Thad Robin and 22-year-old minor league 3B Gilbert Plansky.

Saito pitched 51 games for Chicago in 2023, finishing the season with a 2-2 record, 10 saves, and a 12.6 K/9 over 67.1 innings of work.

 

Opening Day 2024!

April 1, 2024

It is once again Opening Day in the Bull Baseball League, as we launch the 2024 championship season. This season marks the 35th anniversary since the league was formed, in 1989. It is also the 33rd season in which the teams have competed for the Bull Cup.

The opening day Lake League matchups include 4-time consecutive defending Bull Cup champions, Chicago Pit Bulls at Toronto Nomads, the Milwaukee Hops at the revamped New York Dragons, who unveiled a new logo for the occasion, and the Minneapolis Ravens at the 2023 LL East division champion Montreal Metros.

In the Metro League, it will be defending ML champs Miami Storm taking on the California Tidals, the Arizona Cowboys hosting the Washington Freedom, and the Houston Oilers at the Nevada Speeders.

All 16 teams get underway on April 2nd.

The Ox Ranch in Cinci Finishes Offseason Renos

(GAME DATE – April 4, 2022) — Just in time for Opening Day, the Ohio Oxen have completed much needed renovations to their relatively new stadium, The Ox Ranch in Cinci.

The stadium had its right field fences rebuilt closer to home plate, and a shockingly large, 70-foot tall, wall installed in left field, where the outfield is much shorter. Continue reading “The Ox Ranch in Cinci Finishes Offseason Renos”

Opening Day 2022 Arrives!

(GAME DATE — April 4, 2022) The grass is freshly mowed. The baselines newly painted and stark white against the soothing green and rich infield dirt. The stadiums are prepped, and refreshments chilled and the food at the vendors stalls is hot and ready. The clubhouses have been scrubbed and readied, the players’ gear is all moved in.

It’s Opening Day for the 2022 baseball season — in the Bull League! Continue reading “Opening Day 2022 Arrives!”

Opening Day Freak Accident Sidelines Dragons’ Santana

Willie Santana, the rookie center fielder for the New York Dragons, will miss today’s opening day game against the Ohio Oxen after tripping on a tarp while heading onto the field prior to today’s game.

The speedy 23-year-old Cuban caught his foot on the tarp as grounds crew were clearing it off the field following a rain shower earlier in the day. New York was about to take to the field for pre-game warmups. Continue reading “Opening Day Freak Accident Sidelines Dragons’ Santana”