Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Two Errors By Reed Help Give the Monarchs Their 11th Crown

It just wasn't the right day for London starter Paul Reed.

The game was going well for the Dragons up until the seventh inning.  They took a one run lead in the fourth against Monarchs starter Toyoshige Takahashi with a leadoff single by Miguel Ramirez, a wild pitch, a sac fly by Mauro Ocascio and a triple by Edgardo Collazo.

From there, the score remained 1-0 until the seventh as neither pitcher allowed another runner to reach third.

The bottom of the seventh started off with a walk to Norman Kuhn, followed by a single by pinch-hitter Narahiko Nakamura, sending Kuhn to second.  Raul Ortega then singled, sending Kuhn home and tying up the score with still no one out.  Next up, Terry Hubbard hit a grounder back to Reed, who fumbled the play, loading the bases.

The next batter was Dewey Wilson, who brought in two runs with a single.  After George Hendricks advanced the runner to third on a fielder's choice, Maximo Rodriguez grounded the ball back to Reed who, again, flubbed the play, allowing Hubbard to score.  After that, Reed got the next two hitters out to end the inning, but the damage was done.  The Dragons went down 1-2-3 in both the eighth and ninth to end the game and give Mack another crown.

Congratulations to both Mack and Scott for a well-played series.  We'll give Mack a few days to bask in the glory of his championship and move on next week.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Errant Pick Off Throw By Rivera Puts Monarchs Within One Game of Another Title

With the score tied at three apiece, two out and the bases loaded in the seventh inning, London reliever Victor Rivera attempted a pick-off throw at first base to catch backstop Steve Jones off the bag.  However, in his rush to get the catch Jones napping, the throw went wide of first base, allowing Dewey Wilson to score with the go-ahead run.

Game Six:  Wednesday night.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Moore Outdeuls O'Herlihy To Tie Up Series

London hurler Erik Moore pitched seven innings of six-hit, one run ball, helping London tie up the Cecil Cup series at two games apiece.

Game Five:  Monday night.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hernandez Shuts Down Dragon Batters, Seattle Takes 2-1 Lead

Enrico Hernandez pitched a complete game, five-hit shutout against the Dragons tonight, to give the Monarchs a 2-1 lead in the series.

Game Four:  Saturday night.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

25th Anniversary

With the soon-to-be-complete 2026 season being the 25th in league history, I have been working all season long on compiling the history of my team. I am putting together the All Time Sluggers/Manatees/Scorpions/Lenape Team, featuring the top 18 players in franchise history.

It's been a fun ride for my team, as the graph below indicates. I started off with a dynasty, had a few rough seasons around the middle, and have been a consistent contender the past few seasons.

To give a few hints as to the 25th anniversary team, it contains three players from the 2026 Shackamaxon Lenape, seven original 2002 Stockholm Sluggers, and five members of the 2004-2007 Cecil Cup champions, each with four rings.

Stay tuned for more.

Seattle Bats Come Alive, Crush Dragons 13-5, Series Tied

Game 3:  Thursday night

Monday, June 15, 2015

London's Five Run 3rd Draws First Blood

The London Dragons breathed some fire and scorched the Seattle Monarchs in the first game of the 2026 Cecil Cup.

London took a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a Miguel Ramirez RBI ground out.  Seattle responded with a run in the second when Dewey Wilson singled to right, bringing home Terry Hubbard.

With the score tied at 1-1, Seattle starter Bruno Talamantez simply could not get out of the inning.  After giving up a single to Ron Wood, a triple to Edgardo Collazo, a double to Carlos Ortega and a  single to Artie Buchanan, he capped it off with a two run home run to Mauro Ocascio, giving London a 6-1 lead.   Seattle did manage to add one more run in the bottom of the ninth, but it was just too little, too late.

Game 2:  Tuesday night.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

London Takes Game Six and Advances To Cecil Cup!

Game Date:  Oct 2, 2026

The Cecil Cup series is set -- it'll be ten-time winner Seattle vs. first-timer London*.

Game 1:  Monday night.

* Well, the franchise won when they were in River City, but this will be their first trip to the Cecil Cup as London.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

London's Big Bats Give Dragons 3-2 Lead on Brick

The Dragons broke out the big bats again with a 15-3 victory over the Brick Barracudas, putting them within one game of the Cecil Cup finals.  Tune in on Saturday night for game six!

Seattle Sweeps, Brick & London Tied At Two

Game Five:  Tonight.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Game Three: Seattle up 3-0, London Takes 2-1 Lead

Seattle starter Enrico Hernandez held the Raptor batters to one hit over seven innings as the Monarchs defeated Antelope Valley 2-0.

In Brick, London batters unloaded on Brick starter Kevin Lambert and reliever Pedro Caro, winning by a score of 13-5.

Game 4:  Wednesday evening.

Seattle Takes 2-0 Lead, Brick and London Tied at 1 each

Game 3:  Monday night

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Rain Delay

Due to some roster issues that one owner is having, I'm going to hold the sim for Game 2 until Saturday night.
also you have 5 players who are on waivers might want to look at

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

Round 1 Schedule

Thank you, Michael, for running the last sim of the season.  We're now on to the postseason.  The schedule for Round 1 will be as follows:

Game 1:  Wednesday evening 6/3
Game 2:  Thursday evening 6/4
Game 3:  Sunday evening 6/7
Game 4:  Monday evening 6/8
Game 5:  Wednesday evening 6/10
Game 6:  Thursday evening 6/11
Game 7:  Saturday evening 6/13

If your team is in the playoffs, please make sure your playoff roster is set by 8:00 PM EDT on Wednesday at the latest.


September II Sim Done -- on to the postseason!

Game Date: September 24, 2026

It's time for the 25th postseason in SDMB League history! Competing in the league championship series are:

Seattle Monarchs (113-49 record) against the Antelope Valley Raptors (90-72)

Brick Barracudas (99-63) against the London Dragons (92-70)

London clinched their ticket for the postseason in the final sim, eliminating Brooklyn in the final week of the season. They join Brick and Antelope Valley as first-time (for their owners) playoff contenders. The other team in the postseason need not be mentioned.

League News:

  • The Batting Champ for 2026 was Katsuhiko Jouda of Brooklyn, who batted .357, besting Norman Kuhn of Seattle and Adrian Cisneros of Atlanta.
  • David Seibel of Shackamaxon was the home run champ for 2026, with 56 home runs, tying Luis Jeon's 2020 campaign for the most in a single season in league history. This is Seibel's second home run title, and second time eclipsing 50 home runs in a season.
  • Mark Smith of Atlanta had the most RBIs, 154, this season.
  • For the pitchers, Jim Knowles of Antelope Valley bested his teammate Ernest Metcalf and London's Victor Rivera for the ERA title, with 2.78 ERA this season.
  • Metcalf won 21 games, the most this season, and Maui's Emilio Romero led the league with 261 strikeouts.
  • Petero Hokaulohi of Antelope Valley set the single season record for base hits with 242, breaking Andy Robinson's record of 239 set last season.
  • Seattle's Terry Hubbard was the Player of the Week for 9/21/2026.


  • Seattle SP Juan Villatoro will miss 3-4 weeks with a herniated disk.
  • London 2B Jesus Alvarez will miss 2 weeks with a sprained finger.

Administrative Note:

Since the AA season is over, I completed the Gallardo trade between Shackamaxon and Brick by naming Don Jones of Brick's AA team as the former Player To Be Named Later. He was acquired by Shackamaxon for $1.

Draft Order:

For the eight teams not in the postseason, their offseason has begun with the sorting of the first eight spots in the draft:

  1. Houston Armadillos (54 wins)
  2. Hickory Huskers (56 wins)
  3. Philadelphia Crushers (63 wins)
  4. Maui Mashers (73 wins)
  5. Atlanta Hurricanes (79 wins)
  6. Ohio Buckeyes (81 wins)
  7. Brooklyn Wolves (85 wins)
  8. Shackamaxon Lenape (87 wins)
(Yes, the entire Zotti League finished at or above .500 again. This isn't the first time it's happened.)

Postseason Schedule:

I have simmed up until the opening day of the postseason. Zev will set the schedule for the postseason and take things over from here. Good luck to Bill, Fred, Scott, and Mack! Don't forget to set your 25-man playoff rosters!