April 02, 2007, 09:30:56 am by admin.
SD: Chill The Champagne

With an 8 game lead and about 8 games left, it will take a collapse never seen before to blow this one. While the Padres certainly know late-season failure, we are pretty sure it's time to pop the corks!

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March 26, 2007, 08:55:28 pm by admin.
OAK: Michael Essary unloads, hits number 500

OAKLAND - Michael Essary got a standing ovation from 10,122 fans in Oakland, who witnessed his historic 500th career homerun. In the 1st inning he unloaded his 500th blast off Bill Parise. Perhaps his best year so far was 2027 where he hit .276 with 57 homeruns and 132 RBI. Michael has hit 40+ homeruns in a season 9 times. 'I guess I'll celebrate a bit today. But the most important thing is winning, and my whole career I gave everything I could to help my team.' The Hall of Fame already has reserved a place for this great player.

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March 26, 2007, 08:48:26 pm by admin.
NGBL: August 2030 Hitters of the Month

The American League Batter of the Month award goes to Taylor Breen, Orlando's starting designated hitter. In 95 at bats he hit .368 with 11 HR and 36 RBI. His season numbers are: .333 AVG, 170 hits, 38 doubles, 3 triples and 48 bombs, along with 148 RBI and 107 runs scored. He's 10th in the American League in batting, 2nd in homeruns and 1st in RBI!

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March 26, 2007, 08:42:57 pm by admin.
NGBL: August 2030 Pitchers of the Month

Moises Ellison couldn't have pitched much better than he did in August, and the American League thought so as well, naming the right-hander Pitcher of the Month. He went 7-0 in August and finished the month with an ERA of 0.91. He struck out 61 in 49.1 innings. Moises has a record of 21-6 this season, with an ERA of 2.77. In 192 Innings he was able to strike out 208 batters. He has one complete game and one shutout. He's 3rd in the American League in ERA and 2nd in wins!

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March 17, 2007, 11:45:30 am by admin.
MIN: Jon Gust Gets His Chance -- As a Manager

MINNESOTA -- Jon Gust waited years for his chance to be on a major league team, and he's ready to start at the highest level.

The Minnesota Twins introduced their new manager Sunday night at a news conference at Gate 31 of the Kansas City International Airport, and Jon Gust was asked if his lack of managerial experience at any level was a concern.

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March 17, 2007, 11:43:14 am by admin.
MIN: Otis Franko Collects 3,000th Hit

MINNESOTA - Otis Franko got a standing ovation from 20867 fans in Minnesota, who witnessed his 3000th career hit. In 16 years of big league action so far, Otis has compiled a batting average of .320, along with 467 homeruns and 1617 RBI. 'My firends always told me that I will do it one day. I never believed it. Good that I was wrong!' His hit in the 2nd inning was a single off Ovidio Barrera. It's no secret that he will one day be in the Hall of Fame!

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March 14, 2007, 03:56:06 pm by admin.
PIT: Betemit Announces Retirement From Baseball

Hall of Famer and current Pittsburgh Pirates Manager Wilson Betemit surprisingly announced his retirement Friday, ending a 29-year big-league career that included stints with the Braves, Mariners, Padres, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Voodoo, and Pirates.

He informed his agent, Jason Hasbard, of his decision to retire at the conclusion of the 2030 season this week, and, after sleeping on it for a few days, called general manager Jeff Knecht with the news Thursday afternoon.

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Past Champions (SIM)
Yr Team Record
30 New York Mets 99-63
29 Chicago White Sox 91-71
28 Pittsburgh Pirates 114-48
27 Orlando Generals 106-56
26 Pittsburgh Pirates 122-40
25 Pittsburgh Pirates 110-52
24 Pittsburgh Pirates 106-56
23 Arizona Diamondbacks 94-68
22 Washington Senators 97-65
21 Atlanta Braves 94-68
20 Mexico City Red Devils 94-68
19 Las Vegas Outlaws 98-64
18 Pittsburgh Pirates 107-55
17 Los Angeles Dodgers 91-71
16 Canada Blue Jays 91-71
15 Boston Red Sox 105-57
14 Chicago Cubs 116-46
13 Chicago Cubs 104-58
12 Oakland A's 92-70
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Jim Thome Awards
American League

Andy Compton
(2B)Seattle Mariners

A season for the ages earned Seattle's second baseman Andy Compton the American League Jim Thome Award this year. Compton has hit 46 homeruns this year while batting .332. He adds 52 doubles, along with 146 runs scored. He's 8th in the American League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI! Compton wins the award for the 2nd time in his 7-year career.

National League

Eduardo Zamora
(2B) New York Mets

It was a day to remember for New York (N)'s Eduardo Zamora, who won the National League Jim Thome Award today. It put the finishing touches on what has been a tremendous season for the slugger. He has hit 47 longballs while batting .374 this season. His 224 hits and 67 walks add up to a .442 on-base percentage. He's 1st in the National League in batting, 6th in homeruns and 1st in RBI! Zamora wins the award for the 3rd time in his 5-year career.

Cy Young Awards
American League

Joey Flores
(SP) Chicago Whitesox

Chicago (A)'s lefty Joey Flores was untouchable all year long. His work paid off today as the American League named him the Cy Young Award winner! His ERA of 2.28 helped him to a 26-4 record this year. He struck out 223 and walked 31 in 268 innings. Joey has pitched 2 shutouts and 3 complete games. He's 1st in the American League in ERA and 1st in wins! Flores wins the award for the 3rd time in his 7-year career.

National League

Reid Daves
(SP) Chicago Cubs

All the hard work finally paid off for Chicago (N)'s Reid Daves as well. The southpaw was named the Cy Young Award winner in the National League today. His ERA of 2.68 helped him to a 19-8 record this year. He struck out 164 and walked 88 in 215 innings. He's 4th in the National League in ERA and 2nd in wins!

Rookie of the Year Awards
American League

Ali Hepp
(LF) Milwaukee Brewers

Ali Hepp will never forget his first full season. The American League was convinced that Milwaukee's leftfielder, 26 years old, should be the Rookie of the Year winner of 2031. Hepp has hit 20 taters this year while batting .299. He adds 35 doubles, along with 97 runs scored.

National League

Timothy Ware
(3B) Cincinnati Reds

The National League Rookie of the Year winner was announced today as well, with Cincinnati's third baseman Timothy Ware earning the trophy for putting up the best numbers among rookies in his league. Timothy is hitting .292 this year, with 171 hits in 586 at bats. He has driven in 56 runs, slugging .408.

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