Tuesday, May 27, 2008

World Series Champs

Season 1. San Juan Clementes (mazz993) - AL

Season 2. Seattle Pilots (threester) - AL

Season 3. Scranton Shrutes (mookie79) - AL

Season 4. Jacksonville betelnut (cpkung) - AL

Season 5. Jacksonville betelnut (cpkung) - AL

Season 6. Wichita Wallabies (jdbkaput) - NL

Season 7. Seattle Pilots (threester) - AL

Season 8. Monterrey Pepper Jacks (tooly_mctool) - NL

Season 9. Ottawa Sundragons (sundragons) - NL

Saturday, May 10, 2008

2008 NL League Leader wrap-up


David Baez
(Burlington) 60 - The highest total in either league, Baez made a lot of happy hippies in Burlington this season. Let's hope he wants to be paid in granola bars.

Larry Butler
(Ottawa) 159 - Butler has had (another) monster season, and has established himself as perhaps the best young hitter in the game.

Alex Pujols
(Charleston) 145 - Caught just 9 times - he must make Vince Coleman look like Harmon Killebrew.

Batting Average:
Sherm Bradshaw
(Santa Fe) .345 - Bradshaw bested teammate Kirk Winston by just 2 points. Any other ballpark - they hit around .280 (just kidding KP! I'll be expecting the trade offer shortly).

Larry Butler (Ottawa) 1.056 - See his previous entry.

Bob Stargell
(Monterrey) 17 - A very good year from a very good young lefty. A Pepperjacks mainstay for a while, I'd wager.

Miguel Rodriguez
(Oklahoma City) 42 - Only blew 5 chances, and the Bombers (boo!) only won 68 games. I suspect a statue of him has been erected in OKC, albeit nowhere near the old Federal Building.

Felipe Feliz
(Santa Fe) 224 - The enigmatic and well-traveled Feliz finally finds his comfort zone in Santa Fe, of all places.

William Taft
(Philadelphia) 3.01 - *No*, no *that* William Taft, this one is a veteran pitcher having a career year, not a morbidly obese President who introduced the bathtub to the White House.

Season 8 AL League Leader Wrap-up



Ryan Cannon (Rochester) 58 - Who? I know, a pretty one dimensional hitter, but that is a pretty good dimension. Edged out the much better known William Washington by 1 homer - both homered in the last game of the season.

(tie) Javier Chavez (Buffalo) and William Washington (Seattle) 146 - These two will ultimately settle the tie via deathmatch, as their owners would like to in real life.

Dorian Alred
(Little Rock) 105 - Got caught just 18 times, which, unfortunately, is a pretty high CS rate for HBD right now. Just edged out the amazing Fred Simms of Scranton who had 102.

Batting Average:
Andre Martin
(Rochester) .355 Big Andre had a late surge to surpass Cesar Cortazar's .353 for Jacksonville.

Andre Martin
(Roc) 1.133 I included this to piss off William Washington.

(tie) Cap DiSarcina (Pittsburgh), Eli Santana (Charlotte), and Piper Jackson (Jacksonville) 20 - All 3 quite obviously had exceptional seasons, although Jackson has trouble keeping up in the ERA department.

Michael Choi
(Jacksonville) 50 - Wow. A very impressive number, only blowing 8 of save opportunities. This is also a new single-season record for saves.

Eli Santana
(Charlotte) 260 - 7 fewer than last year, although I doubt that infamy is complaining.

Vic Cruz
(Seattle) 2.25 - So much for switching leagues/ballparks. Cruz improved his performance from last year for his new Seattle team.