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Shire: B. *Trollbasher (MI)
Mordor: T. *Samarkand (DM)

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Shire: L. Legura (MI)
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Sam Gamgee Batter Award
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Mordor: H. Rockdelver (DG)

Gwaihir Reliever Award
Shire: K. the Irritable (LT)
Mordor: P. Pieweto (ISE)

Frodo Rookie Award
Shire: T. Armorbender (OF)
Mordor: I. Foriand (MM)

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(September 19, 2014) Posted: 4:23 PM EDT.

Welcome Mister Frodo to Bree

It's time, here in the great city of Bree, for a new baseball season; and, this season, we introduce a new manager of the Bree Cheese. Mister Frodo, as he wishes to be called, comes to Bree from a long line of managerial positions, and a solid background as a baseball player. Your ever-faithful sports reporter for the Bree Bugle, Hub Chubb, asked Mister Frodo to share some first impressions of the Cheese, including its opening Spring Training week, which he watched from the dugout letting his coaches, as he told me, make the on-field decisions for this first set of practice games.

"Well, I’ll tell you, Mr. Chubb, I like what I'm seeing with this team. Our owner, May Hill, has what I must call reasonable expectations . . . though, of course, I hope and intend to exceed those expectations. And I must say I don’t feel constrained in what I'll be able to do to build this franchise into a winner again. Bree has a long and proud history; I knew that coming in, of course. So, we're not going to take off in some untoward direction, though we will have to use what resources Ms. Hill makes available to us to improve in some areas . . . and to continue building a strong minor league system, as my esteemed predecessor Sgt. Grump so ably did.

As I was saying, Ms. Hill knows the value of a silver penny; but she also knows that it takes a willingness to invest in talent so that it might develop, and to attract talent to one's team. Ms. Hill showed this willingness and understanding as we made our first sizable investment in the rookie outfielder, Tweety Bird. Don't let the name fool you: this boy is going to be something in this league. The first seven games were enough to show me that our investment in him will reap huge dividends in the future. Hitting at a .391 clip, he is, with a couple of homers—not too shabby, I'd say. He’s young, of course, and he'll have his up's and down's.

Which brings me to another of our pre-season moves: bringing in this aptly named "Fuzzy" Knucklebreaker, a catcher with a terrific hitting approach, solid defense; we think he's going to be a great find. But, again, the kid is 23 . . . so, we'll give him time. We have several very able backstops he can learn from.

We're blessed with a good, solid, pitching staff—though, I have to say that the loss of Sabino Fadrielinde for three months stung a little. We have the arms in the pen to take up the slack, and a good starting rotation. We may not have the aces some other clubs have—though I believe this young fellow Fistslammer will be one, if he isn't already. Which of course is why we invested a fair number of those silver pennies to keep him here for four more years.

But all of our starters will keep us in games. And we'll learn from game to game. That's my charge: to make sure everyone on the team is working on his or her game, working to improve. And I’ll tell you, I've spent some time in the clubhouse—I don't see a long face or a bad attitude anywhere I look. You make a visit to that clubhouse next chance you get, Mr. Chubb, and you'll see what I mean.We're going to give this city a good and growing baseball team.

As you know, Hub, we'll get together again just before the season begins. So, collect your questions and observations, and we'll talk again. Meanwhile, citizens of Bree, come on out and support your team!"

(September 15, 2014) Posted: 7:41 PM EDT.

SGCBL News: Spring Training Begins

Monday, February 25th, 2030
Grass and chalk. Leather and pine tar. These are the scents of baseball. Fans are flocking to training camps across Tolkien Baseball where spring training is just getting under way. Many tough decisions rest before team coaches and scouts. Is it time to take a chance on the raw youngster? Does that veteran have one more productive season left? The choices made in the coming weeks could determine the outcome of the season ahead.

(August 18, 2014) Posted: 6:37 PM EDT.

Star MR Stonesoup Settles on Dagorlad

Saturday, February 9th, 2030
Dagorlad officials were grinning from ear to ear as they introduced their latest blockbuster signing to the media earlier today.

Teun Stonesoup, one of the game's marquee talents, opted for the Disaster after receiving a 3-year, $37,200,000 offer.

Up to now in his career Stonesoup has compiled a 18-29 mark in 242 games with 456 strikeouts and 335 walks in 400.2 innings. He has been credited with 11 saves and has a 5.71 ERA.

It's Official: CL Bricebolb Signs with Stars

Wednesday, February 6th, 2030
Feedback was positive in Grey Havens today as the club announced an agreement with closer Wulferth Bricebolb, one of the league's marquee players.

In his career Bricebolb has 104 saves with a 18-20 record and a 3.67 ERA.

Veteran Thunderarrow Agrees to 1-Year Deal

Wednesday, January 30th, 2030
Dead Marshes fans were pleased with the signing of Moisil Thunderarrow today. The 36-year-old inked a 1-year, $1,400,000 deal with the Uruk-hai.

Though his numbers don't jump out at you, Thunderarrow does fill a void for Dead Marshes, according to several respected analysts.

Thunderarrow has 1 save in his career with a 88-111 record and a 5.01 ERA.

(August 14, 2014) Posted: 6:50 PM EDT.

Trollmaster, Dunharrow Announce 5-Year Deal

Tuesday, January 29th, 2030
In a move expected to bring depth to the Devils, Dunharrow brass announced the signing today of catcher Karan Trollmaster.

Trollmaster will be pocketing $12,900,000 per season, an amount some BNN analysts think might be too high.

Over her 808-game career Trollmaster has compiled a .274 batting average and collected 753 hits, 56 home runs and 387 RBIs.

Star SS Sandyman Settles on Minas Tirith

Tuesday, January 29th, 2030
In what local scribes are hailing as huge, the Titans inked a $193,600,000 deal with shortstop Rowan Sandyman.

Team Officials expect Sandyman to fill an immediate void on the roster and felt the deal would make them an instant playoff contender.

Looking at his all-time stats, Sandyman has a career .286 average with 1385 hits, 246 doubles, 46 triples, 87 home runs and 600 RBIs to date. He has scored 763 runs, walked 559 times and stolen 320 bases.

MR Nourdi Signs New Pact with Lothlorien

Friday, January 25th, 2030
Lothlorien fans embraced the signing of Rose Nourdi today with a few doubts. While most were appreciative that the club had signed a solid ballplayer, they were also concerned about her reputation as a "me first" kind of gal.

Nourdi was signed for $7,070,000 over 1 year.

In her 249-game career Nourdi has been credited with 18 wins, 14 losses and 59 saves. Her ERA stands at 3.55, and she has fired third strikes past 251 batters in 251.1 innings while giving up 162 walks.

Moss Signs for 7 years

Thursday, January 24th, 2030
Media analysts hailed Dead Marshes's signing of Bulbo Moss, one of Tolkien Baseball's brightest stars, as a pivotal move.

While the deal is certain to raise a few eyebrows, Moss is expected to earn every bit of the $46,210,000 promised him over 7 years.

In his career Moss has totaled 27 victories and 21 defeats with a 3.13 ERA. The 26-year-old hurler also has struck out 407 batters in 414 innings and surrendered 352 hits.

Royals, Neuromancers Confirm Swap

Wednesday, January 16th, 2030
After prolonged negotiations Rivendell agreed to ship 26-year-old second baseman Ludor Bright Blade to Chiba City for 21-year-old minor league center fielder Baztrak Giantthrottler and 21-year-old minor league shortstop Rose Overturf. The deal is awaiting confirmation from the league office but neither team expects any hang-ups. "It took longer than expected," said one GM, "but we knew that the deal was going to happen."

Looking at his all-time stats, Bright Blade has a lifetime .264 average with 233 hits, 47 doubles, 1 triple, 14 home runs and 98 RBIs. To date he has scored 109 runs, walked 107 times and stolen 9 bases.

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"Beings will come Frodo. They'll come to Middle Earth for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your road not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as hobbits, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only 2 gold pieces per person. They'll pass over the gold without even thinking about it: for it is gold they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. Beings will come Frodo. The one constant through all the years, Frodo, has been baseball. Middle Earth has rolled by like an army of Mumakil. It has been erased like a slate, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Frodo. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... beings will come Frodo. Beings will most definitely come." - Torrenz Mantalker, Gladden Field of Dreams