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April 14, 2014

Scarlett *III to Miss 5 Weeks

Friday, June 22nd, 2029 Whether she wants it or not, Scarlett *III of the Bucklebury Fairies will be getting some R & R -- rest and relaxation. The catcher was hurt in today's Fairies-Royals game while running the bases. Team...

April 07, 2014

Goodrich Out of Commission 7 Months

Sunday, June 10th, 2029 Crystal Goodrich could soon be placed on the disabled list. The Bucklebury reliever told reporters that she expects to be "out of commission" for 7 months because of a torn labrum. She hasn't played since 06/07/2029...

April 03, 2014

Cam Premier Pitcher in May

Friday, June 1st, 2029 Despite the number of years he's been in the league, Splint Cam still gets excited when he puts together a quality stretch like he had in May. The 32-year-old starter for Bucklebury was named Shire Conference...

March 20, 2014

Ravenhill-Bucklebury Deal Confirmed

Monday, April 30th, 2029 Several Darkwings and Fairies players soon will have to start shopping for a new home. It was announced today that the two teams came to agreement on a trade. Ravenhill will get 25-year-old minor league right...

December 09, 2013

Cam Spins No-Hitter Against Bree

Thursday, September 21st, 2028 Splint Cam was untouchable today at Bree-Land Ballpark, displaying a good fastball, a wicked curve and an unhittable change in his 11-0 win against the Bree Cheese. The Bucklebury hurler did not allow a single hit,...

December 02, 2013

Nosejuggler's Strong Week Earns SC Trophy

Monday, September 11th, 2028 His critics are starting to suggest that Bucklebury's Huugdish Nosejuggler doesn't have much left, but the 35-year-old Nosejuggler prefers not to think that way. He cooked up a remarkable week in the last seven days, topping...

Hairpoker Hurls No-Hitter

Thursday, September 7th, 2028 "Gandilgorn Hairpoker was just plain nasty on the mound today," according to his batterymate and quite a few of the Numenor Kings after the Bucklebury hurler fired a 3-0 no-hitter. The Kings were powerless against him....

Nosejuggler Tags Number 300

Wednesday, September 6th, 2028 Huugdish Nosejuggler hit a historic home run today -- career blast number 300. "I am happy to be in such elite company. It has been quite a ride so far," Nosejuggler said after the game. The...

Huugdish Nosejuggler Bashes Three over the Wall

Wednesday, September 6th, 2028 Huugdish Nosejuggler showed some power today as he launched three balls into the seats against the Numenor Kings and sparked the Fairies to a 15-6 victory. For the day he collected 3 hits in 3 at-bats,...

Moonbane 6-6 Against Kings

Wednesday, September 6th, 2028 It was a big day with the bat for Huunai Moonbane of the Bucklebury Fairies at Capital One Stadium as he bashed out hit after hit after hit to defeat Numenor 15-6. After the game he...

November 26, 2013

Cam Top SC Starter in August

Friday, September 1st, 2028 Despite the number of years he's been in the league, Splint Cam still gets excited when he puts together a quality stretch like he had in August. The 31-year-old starter for Bucklebury was named Shire Conference...

November 15, 2013

Fairies Bridger Named SC's #1 Player

Monday, August 14th, 2028 This week she took her hitting to another level. That's why Hildibrand Bridger of the Bucklebury Fairies was named the Shire Conference Player of the Week. For the week the 26-year-old first baseman batted .529 (9-17)...

October 15, 2013

Fairies Cam Fans 15 Kings

Tuesday, June 13th, 2028 It was something to behold. Splint Cam was masterful today in the Fairies 5-4 victory over the Numenor Kings. He had them batting the breeze most of the day. In a strong performance Cam registered 15...

September 09, 2013

SC Picks April's Top Pitcher

Monday, May 1st, 2028 Despite the number of years he's been in the league, Jesse Faroden still gets excited when he puts together a quality stretch like he had in April. The 29-year-old starter for Bucklebury was named Shire Conference...

September 02, 2013

SC Star of the Week Honored

Monday, April 17th, 2028 There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Huugdish Nosejuggler, the Bucklebury left fielder, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid his...

May 23, 2013

Bucklebury's *III Reaches 2000 Hits

Sunday, September 5th, 2027 Scarlett *III was bubbling over with joy, celebrating her 2000th hit in the Bucklebury 3-2 victory over the Uruk-hai at Uruk-hai Field. "I learned what hard work, focus, dedication, and opportunity can do. This is how...

May 20, 2013

Heartmasher Brilliant, Fans 16

Tuesday, August 24th, 2027 What a game Duudak Heartmasher threw today at The Fairie Dome! He really had the Minas Tirith batters swinging and missing. Heartmasher sat down 16 hitters on strikes and whipped the Titans 5-0. He allowed 4...

May 13, 2013

Faroden Hurls Bucklebury to Shutout Win

Monday, August 9th, 2027 Jesse Faroden of the Bucklebury Fairies was masterful today, pitching a 1-hit 9-0 shutout against the Carrock Bears and giving his bullpen a rest by going the distance. According to his manager, "He had command of...

May 02, 2013

SC Star of the Week Announced

Monday, July 26th, 2027 At the age of 32, Lumdor Moraden might have some potential he hasn't realized yet -- if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Bucklebury shortstop put up some exceptional numbers the...

April 29, 2013

Bucklebury Beats Grey Havens 5-3, Heartmasher Ks 16

Monday, July 12th, 2027 It was a 16-K day for Bucklebury pitcher Duudak Heartmasher at Grey Havens Field today. He really put on a show in beating the Grey Havens Stars 5-3. Heartmasher had his good stuff and good location...

March 04, 2013

SC's #1 Player Named

Monday, May 10th, 2027 The Player of the Week has been announced by the Shire Conference. The award went to Phaitai Elendil, center fielder of the Bucklebury Fairies. He dominated league pitchers with a .379 average to win the honor....

November 19, 2012

SC Pick for Top Pitcher in August is Heartmasher

Tuesday, September 1st, 2026 Despite the number of years he's been in the league, Duudak Heartmasher still gets excited when he puts together a quality stretch like he had in August. The 27-year-old starter for Bucklebury was named Shire Conference...

November 05, 2012

Goodrich Bangs 3 HR Against Carrock

Saturday, August 8th, 2026 Dudo Goodrich of the Fairies brutalized Carrock pitching, parking three home runs into the bleachers in today's 15-1 victory. The Bucklebury shortstop was red-hot, the ball just exploded off his bat all day long. "I don't...

November 01, 2012

SC Names Fairies Moraden Winner

Monday, August 3rd, 2026 It was a sweet day for Lumdor Moraden of the Bucklebury Fairies, who found out he has been named the Shire Conference Player of the Week. The Fairies shortstop put up a solid .588 average and...

Cam Cops #1 Pitcher Award in July

Saturday, August 1st, 2026 Despite the number of years he's been in the league, Splint Cam still gets excited when he puts together a quality stretch like he had in July. The 29-year-old starter for Bucklebury was named Shire Conference...

October 15, 2012

Faroden Spins 19-K Game

Monday, June 29th, 2026 Jesse Faroden of the Bucklebury Fairies struck out an amazing 19 batters today at The Fairie Dome and whipped the Mirkwood Marauders 9-1. Faroden allowed 4 hits and gave up no walks in a sensational mound...

October 11, 2012

SC Player of the Week Goes to Aner of Bucklebury

Monday, June 22nd, 2026 There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Donethirion Aner, the Bucklebury first baseman, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid his...

Bracegirdle to Miss 6-7 Months

Monday, June 22nd, 2026 Team officials for the Bucklebury Fairies have revealed that the recent injury to Gorbadoc Bracegirdle will keep him out for 6-7 months. The 29-year-old designated hitter suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament on 06/18/2026. He has...

October 04, 2012

Bucklebury Beats Grey Havens 5-2, Cam Ks 19

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2026 Today at The Fairie Dome Splint Cam was on target and in command. The Bucklebury hurler racked up 19 strikeouts in a 5-2 triumph over Grey Havens. Cam had 1 walk and gave up 4 hits...

September 20, 2012

Goodrich Selected Top Performer in SC

Monday, May 11th, 2026 Dudo Goodrich demonstrated his potential to be a star in the game last week and today he took home the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award. The Bucklebury shortstop wreaked havoc on opposing pitchers last...

July 02, 2012

Fairies Win Sweepstakes for MR Irontwister

Thursday, December 18th, 2025: The Bucklebury Fairies have called a press conference later today to announce the signing of reliever Ginar Irontwister to a 2-year, $4,000,000 contract. Both Irontwister and the Fairies are said to be very pleased to come...

June 15, 2012

Bucklebury Fairies, Darkwings Agree to Trade

Friday, November 21st, 2025: In a hastily-called press conference, Bucklebury announced today a trade with Ravenhill that will send 33-year-old closer Isengrim Sandyman to the Darkwings in exchange for 30-year-old reliever Wendell Bugbearchoker and 21-year-old minor league third baseman Vagnar...

June 04, 2012

SC's Best Pitcher is Cam

Sunday, November 2nd, 2025: The Gandalf Pitcher Award for 2025 has been presented and the Shire Conference winner is Splint Cam of Bucklebury. "It's always nice to receive an award like this," said Cam. "I just hope I can improve...

May 17, 2012

Merauman Sticks it to SC Pitchers

Monday, September 29th, 2025: So far in his young career, Boralob Merauman has kept a low profile, but after his performance at the plate last week, he attracted the notice of the rest of the Shire Conference in a big...

300th Save for Isengrim Sandyman, Bucklebury Downs Moria 8-5

Friday, September 26th, 2025: The Bucklebury Fairies really celebrated their 8-5 victory over the Moria Miners at The Fairie Dome. Not only did the Fairies win the game, but reliever Isengrim Sandyman recorded his 300th-career save. The bullpen ace stopped...

May 03, 2012

Cam Earns August's Best Pitcher Honor

Monday, September 1st, 2025: The Bucklebury Fairies felt very secure when they sent Splint Cam out to the hill last month. The 28-year-old starter went after Shire Conference hitters with a vengeance and earned August's Pitcher of the Month award....

April 30, 2012

Nosejuggler Gets Injury Report

Tuesday, August 19th, 2025: Huugdish Nosejuggler could soon be placed on the disabled list. The Bucklebury left fielder told reporters that he expects to be "out of commission" for 5 months because of a fractured elbow. He hasn't played since...

April 26, 2012

Great Week for Bucklebury's Gorbadoc Bracegirdle

Monday, August 18th, 2025: There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Gorbadoc Bracegirdle, the Bucklebury designated hitter, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid his...

February 27, 2012

This Week's Star Player is Orebiter

Monday, May 19th, 2025: This week's Player of the Week was Mefur Orebiter of the Bucklebury Fairies. His big bat belted and blasted Shire Conference pitching for 10 hits in 25 at-bats, 2 home runs and 8 RBIs while hitting...

February 23, 2012

Nosejuggler Injury Update

Friday, May 9th, 2025: The injury that has kept Huugdish Nosejuggler out of action since 05/08/2025 will keep him out a while longer. Bucklebury Fairies officials made the announcement this afternoon. They said that Nosejuggler is expected to miss at...

February 16, 2012

SC Player of the Week Selected

Monday, May 5th, 2025: Gorbadoc Bracegirdle must have thought he was in seventh heaven this week. First he went on a sensational hitting spree, belting the ball at a .545 pace, then the Bucklebury designated hitter finds outs he has...

February 09, 2012

Week's Best Player: Bucklebury's Aner

Monday, April 21st, 2025: Donethirion Aner of the Bucklebury Fairies cruised to Shire Conference Player of the Week honors after putting together one of the finest stretches in his career last week. The first baseman batted .387 (12-31) with 4...

Nosejuggler Signs for 3 years

Saturday, April 19th, 2025: Fans hailed the signing of Huugdish Nosejuggler today as the Bucklebury Fairies left fielder came to terms with the club. Set to make $33,000,000 over the upcoming 3 years, Nosejuggler signed primarily out of loyalty to...

Veteran Re-Signs with Fairies

Friday, April 18th, 2025: Bucklebury fans celebrated as word of a signing became reality. Isengrim Sandyman won't be pulling up stakes anytime soon, as he has signed a 4-year extension at a pay rate of $7,500,000 per annum. Since he...

November 28, 2011

Five-in-a-Row! Scarlett *III Named Shire MVP

In one of the tightest races ever, Scarlett 'Mawaan' *III won her fifth straight Shire Aragorn MVP award. The Bucklebury catcher hit .360 with 36 HR and 101 RBI and added her third Legolas Fielder award for her efforts behind...

2024 SC Gandalf Pitcher Award Announced

Wednesday, November 6th, 2024: The Bucklebury Fairies have a rising superstar or maybe even a budding Hall-of-Famer in the making. It's Splint Cam, this year's Shire Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award selection. This blossoming hurler wowed fans, peers and sportswriters with...

November 21, 2011

Bucklebury Tops Minas Morgul

Sunday, October 27th, 2024: "Anticipatin' celebratin'" was the Bucklebury clubhouse slogan for the Return of the King Series this year -- and celebrate they did, when they beat the Minas Morgul Slayers 4-1 in the series. The Fairies won the...

November 17, 2011

Another Fairie Repeat, Bucklebury Wins Towers

BUCKLEBURY - The Bucklebury Fairies have taken one more step toward becoming the league's first repeat champions since the Mirkwood three-peat of 2005-2007. The Fairies finished off the Bree Cheese in 6 games to take their 4th Shire Conference championship...

November 16, 2011

Bucklebury defeats Bywater in epic Game 7

BUCKLEBURY - The Bucklebury Fairies took their first round playoff series against the Bywater Bounders in dramatic fashion, as Scarlett *III hit a massive, 501-foot, 2-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning of Game 7 to win the...

October 13, 2011

Week's Premier Performer Honored by SC

Monday, August 5th, 2024: Tuor Boreborn demonstrated his potential to be a star in the game last week and today he took home the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award. The Bucklebury second baseman wreaked havoc on opposing pitchers...

*III Captures SC Batter of Month Award

Thursday, August 1st, 2024: Scarlett *III battered Shire Conference pitchers all July and wound up taking home the Batter of the Month Award. "I've been around Tolkien Baseball long enough to know you really have to work hard day in...

October 03, 2011

Bucklebury's Bracegirdle Injured, Out of Lineup

Friday, July 12th, 2024: Bucklebury fans will be disappointed to learn that Gorbadoc Bracegirdle suffered a fractured hand while running the bases in today's game. After the doctor informed the Bucklebury Fairies manager that Bracegirdle was expected to miss 5...

SC Player of the Week Goes to Moraden of Bucklebury

Monday, July 8th, 2024: Lumdor Moraden made quite a splash in the Shire Conference this past week. The Bucklebury Fairies shortstop drilled opposing pitchers for 9 hits in 14 at-bats to roll up a .643 batting average and the Shire...

Scarlett *III Slugs 300th Home Run

Friday, July 5th, 2024: Bucklebury's outstanding catcher Scarlett *III joined the 300 home run club today at The Water Park with a booming blast in the Fairies win over the Bounders. They topped Bywater 8-3. On her milestone day *III...

September 19, 2011

Faroden Brilliant, Blanks Eagles

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024: Today at The Eyrie Jesse Faroden of the Bucklebury Fairies baffled Erebor batters on 1 hit en route to a 2-0 shutout. "He was able to keep hitters off balance and got the ball down," said...

September 08, 2011

Cam Snags SC Top Hurler Trophy

Saturday, June 1st, 2024: Splint Cam has made fans throughout Tolkien Baseball take notice over the past month with an exceptional 5-0 record. No pitcher in the Shire Conference threw better in May, garnering him the Pitcher of the Month...

September 01, 2011

SC Premier Player Picked

Monday, May 20th, 2024: There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Lumdor Moraden, the Bucklebury shortstop, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid his team,...

Bucklebury-Moria Fight Results in Suspensions

Thursday, May 16th, 2024: Gromgob Gaulf of the Bucklebury Fairies and Tanta Buckland of the Moria Miners got into a wrestling match yesterday at The Fairie Dome and now must pay the consequences for violating league rules. They have both...

August 15, 2011

Drigrin Overturf Suffers Injury

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024: Drigrin Overturf of the Bucklebury Fairies was injured in today's game against Bywater and had to be helped off the field by the trainers. The initial diagnosis is a strained hip muscle and he is expected...

August 01, 2011

Bucklebury's Orebreaker Down with Injury

Sunday, March 10th, 2024: "It was kinda freaky. Hopefully, I'll be back in the lineup soon," said a dejected Gloisil Orebreaker after injuring himself in a game against Rivendell. The Bucklebury manager told reporters, "He will miss up to 4-5...

June 27, 2011

Scarlett *III Wins Fourth Straight MVP

Saturday, November 4th, 2023: Bucklebury's Scarlett *III capped off another great year with her fifth Aragon MVP Award. This is the fourth season in a row that the coveted trophy has been handed to the hard-hitting catcher. Scarlett picked up...

Gandalf Pitcher Award Announced, Winner is Cam

Friday, November 3rd, 2023: The Bucklebury Fairies have a rising superstar or maybe even a budding Hall-of-Famer in the making. It's Splint Cam, this year's Shire Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award selection. This blossoming hurler wowed fans, peers and sportswriters with...

2023 SC Top Hitter Trophy Given to *III

Friday, November 3rd, 2023: Bucklebury's Scarlett *III put the wraps on a fine campaign today by winning the 2023 Shire Conference Sam Gamgee Batter. The 28-year-old veteran scorched the opposition with a .350 average, picking up 178 hits, 19 doubles,...

Samwise Peatfingers Latest SGCBL HOF Inductee

Friday, October 27th, 2023: "From the first time I saw him play, I knew he had the potential to be one of the best," Samwise Peatfingers's first manager said, "and the more I saw him play, the more certain I...

June 08, 2011

Fairies Triumph in 2023 Return of the King Series

Wednesday, October 25th, 2023: The Fairies are the class of the Tolkien Baseball this year. They proved it with a 5-1 elimination win over Minas Morgul today at The Fairie Dome. That victory gave Bucklebury the 2023 Return of the...

May 26, 2011

Huugdish Nosejuggler Will Miss 6 Weeks

Friday, September 15th, 2023: Bucklebury Fairies left fielder Huugdish Nosejuggler suffered a hamstring strain during a recent game with the Bywater Bounders and will miss 6 weeks. Nosejuggler told BNN, "I hurt it making a defensive play. I'm optimistic that...

May 19, 2011

Cam Best SC Starter

Friday, September 1st, 2023: Splint Cam has made fans throughout Tolkien Baseball take notice over the past month with an exceptional 6-0 record. No pitcher in the Shire Conference threw better in August, garnering him the Pitcher of the Month...

Bracegirdle Wins Best Bat Award in August

Friday, September 1st, 2023: August's Hitter of the Month has been selected by the Shire Conference. This month's trophy was presented to the Bucklebury designated hitter, Gorbadoc Bracegirdle. He starred by hitting .296 with a .442 on-base percentage, totaled 32...

May 16, 2011

Aner on Fire, Named Player of the Week

Monday, August 28th, 2023: 23-year-old Donethirion Aner sent shock waves through Tolkien Baseball last week with an eye-popping performance that brought him the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award. A newcomer to the league, Aner made the establishment sit...

May 12, 2011

Star of the Week Selected in SC

Monday, August 21st, 2023: At the age of 28, Lumdor Moraden might have some potential he hasn't realized yet -- if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Bucklebury shortstop put up some exceptional numbers the...

April 29, 2011

Shire Conference Announces #1 Player

Monday, August 7th, 2023: Gloisil Orebreaker is respected by most Bucklebury Fairies fans for his no-frills style of play. The 23-year-old right fielder went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Shire Conference Player of the Week...

SC's Best Batter Picked

Tuesday, August 1st, 2023: Seasoned by several years of professional experience, 28-year-old Scarlett *III put together a solid offensive month for Bucklebury and was crowned July's top batter in the Shire Conference. She batted .333 with 7 home runs, 20...

April 07, 2011

SC Announces Best Batter Award

Saturday, July 1st, 2023: Scarlett *III battered Shire Conference pitchers all June and wound up taking home the Batter of the Month Award. "I've been around Tolkien Baseball long enough to know you really have to work hard day in...

Jesse Faroden Hurt, Out 4 Months

Monday, June 26th, 2023: The Bucklebury Fairies were dealt a severe blow when Jesse Faroden was hurt throwing a pitch recently in a game against the Rivendell Royals. After the game, the team trainer reported Faroden might have to spend...

April 04, 2011

Fairies Lose Elladan Mithrandir

Monday, June 19th, 2023: The Bucklebury Fairies were dealt a severe blow when Elladan Mithrandir was hurt throwing a pitch recently in a game against the Moria Miners. After the game, the team trainer reported Mithrandir might have to spend...

March 28, 2011

*III Shire Conference's Hottest Hitter

Monday, June 12th, 2023: There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Scarlett *III, the Bucklebury catcher, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid her team,...

Fairies *III Sizzles with Cycle

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023: Scarlett *III of the Bucklebury Fairies touched all the bases today at The Fairie Dome in the 19-5 victory over Dead Marshes, hitting for the cycle. She teed off on Uruk-hai pitching for a single, double,...

March 24, 2011

Stars End Bucklebury Winning Streak

Saturday, June 3rd, 2023: It took 31 games and the entire month of May, but someone finally put a halt to the Bucklebury winning streak. The Grey Havens Stars defeated the Fairies, 8-2, behind the complete game effort of Vruudish...

Shire Conference Premier Pitcher is Faroden

Thursday, June 1st, 2023: May's premier pitcher was Jesse Faroden of Bucklebury Fairies. He pulverized Shire Conference hitters all month long and picked up the Pitcher of the Month award. The Fairies star hurler fashioned a 5-0 en route to...

SC's Top Hitter Announced

Thursday, June 1st, 2023: Huugdish Nosejuggler battered Shire Conference pitchers all May and wound up taking home the Batter of the Month Award. "I've been around Tolkien Baseball long enough to know you really have to work hard day in...

March 21, 2011

Bucklebury Wins 23rd Straight, Sets New Record

Thursday, May 25th, 2023: The rain and cold didn't keep the more than 120,000 fans away from the Fairie Dome as the Bucklebury Fairies defeated Moria, 5-1. The 23rd straight victory for the Fairies breaks the record set by Bree...

March 17, 2011

Week's Best Player: Bucklebury's Bracegirdle

Monday, May 22nd, 2023: There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Gorbadoc Bracegirdle, the Bucklebury designated hitter, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid his...

March 07, 2011

*III SC Outstanding Batter of the Month

Monday, May 1st, 2023: Scarlett *III battered Shire Conference pitchers all April and wound up taking home the Batter of the Month Award. "I've been around Tolkien Baseball long enough to know you really have to work hard day in...

Big Day for *III: Swats 5 Hits

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023: If just anyone could go out and hit a baseball, big dollar contracts wouldn't exist. But they can't, so the good hitters get the big bucks. Scarlett *III showed how it's done as she went 5...

March 03, 2011

SC's Top Player Named

Monday, April 24th, 2023: At the age of 27, Scarlett *III might have some potential she hasn't realized yet -- if her success at the plate last week is any indication. The Bucklebury catcher put up some exceptional numbers the...

February 17, 2011

Bucklebury Unveils New and Improved Fairie Dome

via Bucklebury Free Press It was supposed to be a triumph. A celebration to ring in the new year as champions. Instead, it's now become a prize of commiseration. The new jewel of the Buckland skyline, The Fairie Dome, now...

December 17, 2010

Scarlett *III Wins Third Straight MVP

Friday, November 11th, 2022: Today Bucklebury catcher, Scarlett *III, was voted the Shire Conference winner of the Aragorn Most Valuable Player Award for the third year in a row. It is her 4th overall in her 6-years as a major...

SC's Best Pitcher is Heartmasher

Friday, November 11th, 2022: The Gandalf Pitcher Award for 2022 has been presented and the Shire Conference winner is Duudak Heartmasher of Bucklebury. "It's always nice to receive an award like this," said Heartmasher. "I just hope I can improve...

Shire Conference Top Batsman Is *III

Friday, November 11th, 2022: What a way to finish off the year -- being honored with the 2022 Sam Gamgee Batter in the Shire Conference. It had already been a very special season for Bucklebury's Scarlett *III, but today's announcement...

December 02, 2010

Fairies Star Earns SC Bat Title

Sunday, October 2nd, 2022: Nobody in the Shire Conference outhit Scarlett *III this season. It became official today with the close of the regular season that the talented Bucklebury catcher was the best in the league. Her .365 average put...

November 11, 2010

Heartmasher Picked as August's Pitcher of the Month

Thursday, September 1st, 2022: Duudak Heartmasher hasn't been around the big leagues long enough to know that youngsters shouldn't be winning Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month. But when you put up numbers like his, you're going to get some...

SC's #1 Batter Chosen

Thursday, September 1st, 2022: Seasoned by several years of professional experience, 27-year-old Scarlett *III put together a solid offensive month for Bucklebury and was crowned August's top batter in the Shire Conference. She batted .398 with 9 home runs, 25...

November 04, 2010

Faroden on Fire, Strikes out 15 Royals

Monday, August 15th, 2022: If you can't hit 'em, you can't beat 'em. That was the story today at the Bucklebury-Rivendell clash at The Fairie Dome. Fairies twirler Jesse Faroden gunned down 15 Royals via strikeouts and beat them 2-1....

October 26, 2010

SC's #1 Batter Chosen

Monday, August 1st, 2022: Seasoned by several years of professional experience, 27-year-old Scarlett *III put together a solid offensive month for Bucklebury and was crowned July's top batter in the Shire Conference. She batted .404 with 12 home runs, 36...

October 21, 2010

Shire Conference Names Top Player

Monday, July 25th, 2022: Gloisil Orebreaker is respected by most Bucklebury Fairies fans for his no-frills style of play. The 21-year-old right fielder went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Shire Conference Player of the Week...

October 18, 2010

Super Week for Bucklebury's *III!

Monday, July 11th, 2022: There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Scarlett *III, the Bucklebury catcher, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid her team,...

October 11, 2010

SC #1 Pitcher in June is Bucklebury's Heartmasher

Friday, July 1st, 2022: Duudak Heartmasher hasn't been around the big leagues long enough to know that youngsters shouldn't be winning Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month. But when you put up numbers like his, you're going to get some...

September 27, 2010

Fairies Overturf Smacks 6 Hits

Friday, June 17th, 2022: Drigrin Overturf told the press after his 6-hit day, "Every batter wants to have a quality at-bat every time he steps up to the plate. He wants to hit the ball hard." Well, that's just what...

Star LF Signs Extension with Bucklebury

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022: Bucklebury fans celebrated as word of a signing became reality. Huugdish Nosejuggler won't be pulling up stakes anytime soon, as he has signed a 3-year extension at a pay rate of $13,000,000 per annum. Since he...

September 20, 2010

SC Awards Best Batter Prize to *III

Monday, June 6th, 2022: There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Scarlett *III, the Bucklebury catcher, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid her team,...

Best Starter Chosen by Shire Conference

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022: In May, Jesse Faroden tore through the Shire Conference like a seasoned veteran -- quite impressive for a player only 23 years old. The young Bucklebury starter posted a 6-0 mark and an ERA of 2.18...

September 09, 2010

SC Premier Player Picked

Monday, May 23rd, 2022: At the age of 28, Huugdish Nosejuggler might have some potential he hasn't realized yet -- if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Bucklebury left fielder put up some exceptional numbers...

September 02, 2010

15 Ks for Faroden, Beats Minas Tirith 7-2

Thursday, May 5th, 2022: Bucklebury got the best of the Minas Tirith Titans today at The Fairie Dome. They won the game 7-2 behind the fine pitching of Jesse Faroden, who totaled 15 strikeouts in a sensational outing. Faroden notched...

August 23, 2010

Red-Hot Rampage Reaps SC Reward

Monday, April 18th, 2022: There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Scarlett *III, the Bucklebury catcher, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid her team,...

Bucklebury-Carrock Brawl, Badgermangler and Dryadslasher Suspended

Monday, April 11th, 2022: Hot tempers flared and a few punches were thrown at the Bucklebury and Carrock game yesterday and ended up with two players ejected. Gorilf Badgermangler of the Fairies and Vrsugar Dryadslasher of the Bears have now...

August 19, 2010

Fairies Moraden Suffers Injury

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022: Injuries are something every team has to deal with. That fact struck home for the Fairies when after today's game against the Miners, the club found out they would be without the services of Lumdor Moraden...

July 27, 2010

Bucklebury, Dagorlad Close Deal

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022: The Fairies and the Disaster finalized a deal this afternoon. Bucklebury has traded for 24-year-old starting pitcher Splint Cam and 30-year-old closer Isengrim Sandyman and in return Dagorlad will receive 25-year-old second baseman Muugak Livertrembler. In...

June 24, 2010

Scarlett *III Wins Shire MVP Again!

Friday, November 5th, 2021: For the second year in a row, Bucklebury catcher Scarlett *III has won the Shire Conference Aragorn MVP trophy after once again being named the Sam Gamgee Batter winner for her .396 batting average, 43 HR...

Heartmasher Named SC Gandalf Pitcher Award Winner

Friday, November 5th, 2021: The Bucklebury clubhouse staff referred to him as "the kid" this season. Next year Duudak Heartmasher will have to have a new nickname. He earned it after winning the 2021 Shire Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award. Heartmasher...

Scarlett *III Chosen SC's Best Hitter

Friday, November 5th, 2021: Scarlett *III has been around Tolkien Baseball enough to know a good hot streak when she sees one -- and she got to see one firsthand all year. For her standout run through the 2021 season,...

June 17, 2010

Raiders Top Fairies

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021: They did it! The Isengard Raiders are the best team in the Tolkien Baseball! They did it by knocking off the Bucklebury Fairies 5-4 today at The Fairie Dome to win the Return of the King...

Nosejuggler Pops 3 Out of the Park Against Raiders

Monday, October 25th, 2021: Huugdish Nosejuggler of the Bucklebury Fairies had a lot to celebrate in today's 12-6 win over the Isengard Raiders. Three times he celebrated by pounding the ball out of The Fairie Dome. He kiddingly told reporters...

June 10, 2010

Moraden, Green Suspended for Fracas

Monday, October 4th, 2021: A bench-clearing brawl marred the Bucklebury-Bywater game at The Fairie Dome yesterday and resulted in two players being suspended today by the league office. The Fairies Lumdor Moraden and the Bounders Carl Green were ejected from...

June 07, 2010

Scarlett *III Is SC Swing King

Thursday, September 30th, 2021: Scarlett *III of the Bucklebury Fairies was named Shire Conference batting champion yesterday. The 26-year-old catcher hit .396 with 43 home runs and 128 RBIs during the 2021 campaign, collecting 218 hits in 551 at-bats, while...

Heartmasher Gets SC Triple Crown

Thursday, September 30th, 2021: If Duudak Heartmasher doesn't win the Gandalf Pitcher Award this year, someone's going to call for a recount! Duudak wrapped up one of the rarest feats in baseball -- the pitching triple crown! He topped all...

June 03, 2010

Fairies Nosejuggler Out of Action

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021: Huugdish Nosejuggler had to leave the Fairies game against Carrock after suffering back tightness while running the bases. He will be out of the lineup at least 2 weeks. He told reporters, "I just felt a...

May 24, 2010

Nosejuggler Wins SC Best Player Award

Monday, September 6th, 2021: His hard work and hustle paid off this week. The hard-working and hard-playing Huugdish Nosejuggler was rewarded with the Shire Conference Player of the Week honors. The scrappy Bucklebury Fairies left fielder hit .485 while collecting...

Heartmasher Acclaimed Top Pitcher in August

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021: Duudak Heartmasher hasn't been around the big leagues long enough to know that youngsters shouldn't be winning Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month. But when you put up numbers like his, you're going to get some...

SC's #1 Batter Chosen

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021: When Gorbadoc Bracegirdle stepped up to the plate in August, he did it with confidence and today he was honored with the Shire Conference Batter of the Month award. The young Bucklebury designated hitter posted a...

May 20, 2010

Bucklebury 1B Badgermangler Will Miss 5 Weeks

Sunday, August 29th, 2021: The Bucklebury Fairies were dealt a severe blow when Gorilf Badgermangler was hurt running the bases recently in a game against the Rivendell Royals. After the game, the team trainer reported Badgermangler might have to spend...

May 17, 2010

Minas Tirith Halts *III's Hitting Steak

Saturday, August 21st, 2021: Bucklebury triumphed over Minas Tirith today 11-10. However, that was not the whole story. Fairies catcher Scarlett *III failed to get a hit for the first time in 27 games. *III went hitless in 4 at-bats...

League KO's Bounders-Fairies Players with 8-Game Suspensions

Friday, August 20th, 2021: You would have thought you were at a hockey game yesterday at The Water Park. A free-for-all broke out when Pimpernel Oreslayer of Bywater and Sancho Peatfingers of Bucklebury rushed one another on the field and...

May 13, 2010

Scarlett *III Caps Great Week

Monday, August 16th, 2021: At the age of 26, Scarlett *III might have some potential she hasn't realized yet -- if her success at the plate last week is any indication. The Bucklebury catcher put up some exceptional numbers the...

April 29, 2010

Best Starter Chosen by Shire Conference

Sunday, August 1st, 2021: In July, Duudak Heartmasher tore through the Shire Conference like a seasoned veteran -- quite impressive for a player only 22 years old. The young Bucklebury starter posted a 4-0 mark and an ERA of 2.52...

SC Announces Outstanding Batter Award

Sunday, August 1st, 2021: Seasoned by several years of professional experience, 26-year-old Scarlett *III put together a solid offensive month for Bucklebury and was crowned July's top batter in the Shire Conference. She batted .433 with 9 home runs, 27...

Nosejuggler Sidelined for 4 Weeks

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021: Medical officials from the Bucklebury Fairies reported that the club's 27-year-old left fielder, Huugdish Nosejuggler, suffered a strained quad in yesterday's matchup against the Lothlorien Lumberjacks while running the bases. Nosejuggler is expected to miss 4...

April 26, 2010

Week's Best Player: Bucklebury's *III

Monday, July 26th, 2021: There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Scarlett *III, the Bucklebury catcher, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid her team,...

April 22, 2010

Super Week for Bucklebury's Moraden!

Monday, July 19th, 2021: There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Lumdor Moraden, the Bucklebury first baseman, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid his...

April 15, 2010

Player of the Week Trophy to *III

Monday, July 5th, 2021: At the age of 26, Scarlett *III might have some potential she hasn't realized yet -- if her success at the plate last week is any indication. The Bucklebury catcher put up some exceptional numbers the...

Bucklebury's Starter Receives SC Pitching Award

Thursday, July 1st, 2021: When Duudak Heartmasher takes the hill, there's a good chance for a Bucklebury victory. At least that's the way it was in May. He excelled with a 5-0 mark and a 1.47 ERA in 7 starts,...

April 09, 2010

Week's Premier Player: Bucklebury's *III

Monday, June 21st, 2021: One of the league's most exciting young players, Scarlett *III of the Bucklebury Fairies earned herself Shire Conference Player of the Week honors with a standout performance in last week's games. For the week the 25-year-old...

Bucklebury's Heartmasher Tosses Perfect Game

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021: The Bucklebury Fairies celebrated and piled on top of Duudak Heartmasher after he recorded the final out of a perfect game against the Dagorlad Disaster. Heartmasher kept the Dagorlad offense guessing all day long and with...

April 05, 2010

Bucklebury's Mithrandir Down with Injury

Thursday, June 10th, 2021: Whether he wants it or not, Elladan Mithrandir of the Bucklebury Fairies will be getting some R & R -- rest and relaxation. The starting pitcher was hurt in today's Fairies-Darkwings game while running the bases....

April 01, 2010

Veteran Peatfingers Re-ups in Bucklebury

Saturday, June 5th, 2021: Happy times in Bucklebury as the Fairies and star reliever Sancho Peatfingers put the finishing touches on a $2,590,000 contract extension that will keep the 38-year-old in town 1 year longer. The signing is great news...

Fairies Hurler Named May's #1 Starter

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021: Duudak Heartmasher hasn't been around the big leagues long enough to know that youngsters shouldn't be winning Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month. But when you put up numbers like his, you're going to get some...

*III Grabs SC Best Batter Award for May

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021: Scarlett *III battered Shire Conference pitchers all May and wound up taking home the Batter of the Month Award. "I've been around Tolkien Baseball long enough to know you really have to work hard day in...

March 26, 2010

SC Player of the Week Selected

Monday, May 24th, 2021: There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Huugdish Nosejuggler, the Bucklebury left fielder, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid his...

March 18, 2010

SC Trophy Goes to *III of Bucklebury

Monday, May 10th, 2021: It's always a thrill for fans of the team and students of the game alike when a superstar in the making shows what she's got. Scarlett *III, the Bucklebury Fairies 25-year-old catcher, put herself in the...

March 15, 2010

April's Top Starter is Heartmasher

Saturday, May 1st, 2021: In April Bucklebury starter, Duudak Heartmasher really put the strong arm on the other Shire Conference teams and hauled in the Pitcher of the Month trophy. He did it with an impressive 5 wins and 2...

February 25, 2010

Fairies Sancho Peatfingers Hurt

Saturday, March 20th, 2021: Sancho Peatfingers of the Bucklebury Fairies could be headed for the disabled list after suffering a torn labrum in a game against the Lake Town Archers. He is expected to miss at least 4 months. The...

January 04, 2010

Scarlett *III Wins the MVP

Sunday, November 8th, 2020: With her Sam Gamgee Batter award tucked under her arm, Scarlett *III stopped by to pick up her 2nd Aragorn MVP award. The Bucklebury catcher was voted the most valuable player in the Shire Conference for...

SC's #1 Pitcher is Mithrandir

Sunday, November 8th, 2020: This year there was no one better on the mound than Elladan Mithrandir. Posting 23 wins and a 2.64 ERA was only part of the story for the Bucklebury superstar. For his outstanding performance in 2020...

2020 #1 Batter Picked

Sunday, November 8th, 2020: Scarlett *III has been around Tolkien Baseball enough to know a good hot streak when she sees one -- and she got to see one firsthand all year. For her standout run through the 2020 season,...

January 02, 2010

Elrond Managers Awarded

The league announced the winners of the 2020 Elrond Manager of the Year awards for both conferences today. In the Shire, Bucklebury GM and manager, Lord Xade, was given the title. Xade led the Fairies to a 101-61 record and...

December 07, 2009

Veteran Re-Signs with Fairies

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020: Fairies fans were divided today as Bucklebury confirmed that the front office has signed Sancho Peatfingers to a 1-year extension at a rate of $1,790,000 per year. While many were enthusiastically behind the signing, others worried...

December 03, 2009

Fairies Starter Wins SC Pitching Award

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020: Duudak Heartmasher has made fans throughout Tolkien Baseball take notice over the past month with an exceptional 6-0 record. No pitcher in the Shire Conference threw better in August, garnering him the Pitcher of the Month...

November 30, 2009

Bad News for Bucklebury, Andrack Antslammer Hurt

Thursday, August 27th, 2020: Andrack Antslammer and the Bucklebury Fairies got a bad break in today's game against the Titans as the team confirmed he will miss 2-3 weeks with elbow tendinitis. The Fairies starting pitcher suffered the injury throwing...

October 12, 2009

Heartmasher Stands Out, Choice for Best Pitcher

Monday, June 1st, 2020: In May Bucklebury starter, Duudak Heartmasher really put the strong arm on the other Shire Conference teams and hauled in the Pitcher of the Month trophy. He did it with an impressive 4 wins and 1...

October 05, 2009

15-K Masterpiece for Mithrandir

Saturday, May 16th, 2020: Bucklebury defeated the Lake Town Archers today at The Fairie Dome. The Fairies got a strong outing from winning pitcher Elladan Mithrandir. He blazed 15 third strikes past Lake Town batters. Mithrandir won the game 13-2,...

September 28, 2009

*III Grabs SC Best Batter Award for April

Friday, May 1st, 2020: Scarlett *III battered Shire Conference pitchers all April and wound up taking home the Batter of the Month Award. "I've been around Tolkien Baseball long enough to know you really have to work hard day in...

September 24, 2009

Bucklebury's *III SC Star of the Week

Monday, April 27th, 2020: Scarlett *III demonstrated her potential to be a star in the game last week and today she took home the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award. The Bucklebury catcher wreaked havoc on opposing pitchers last...

September 03, 2009

Fairies Lose Huugdish Nosejuggler

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020: Bucklebury left fielder Huugdish Nosejuggler left today's game with a torn back muscle. The injury looked like it occurred making a defensive play in the game against Minas Ithil. One fan said, "As soon as it...

August 31, 2009

Earilmarion Suffers Career-Ending Injury

It was a somber day at Khazad-dum Stadium today as Gomsh Earilmarion was seriously injured colliding with a player at a base in a game against the Moria Miners. He was taken off the field on a stretcher and straight...

May 28, 2009

July's #1 Hurler Announced - Boffin Winner

It was a very good month for Drogo Boffin in July. The 37-year-old veteran starter for the Bucklebury Fairies outpitched everybody -- young and old -- to claim the Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month award earlier today. Boffin ran...

May 25, 2009

Livertrembler Selected Player of the Week

Muugak Livertrembler has the tools to stick in this league for many years. The 23-year-old second baseman of the Bucklebury Fairies had a pretty fair bat in the Shire Conference over the past seven days and won the Player of...

May 21, 2009

Swap: Long Cleve for Sathien

Fans in Grey Havens woke up this morning to learn that their team had traded 35-year old starting pitcher Born Long Cleve to the Bucklebury Fairies. In return, the Stars will receive 35-year old starting pitcher Thutai Sathien and a...

May 11, 2009

Minas Tirith, Bucklebury Agree to Trade

Trade winds have been blowing through Minas Tirith. This time, a deal has materialized between the Titans and Fairies. According to sources inside the organization, Minas Tirith will ship 31-year old starting pitcher Elladan Mithrandir and a 3rd round draft...

April 27, 2009

Star CL Signs Pact with Fairies

Fans hailed the signing of Elrialob Noriand today as the Bucklebury Fairies closer came to terms with the club. Set to make $12,580,000 over the upcoming 2 years, Noriand signed primarily out of loyalty to the organization, thrilling the most...

April 13, 2009

Livertrembler on Fire, Named Player of the Week

Muugak Livertrembler demonstrated his potential to be a star in the game last week and today he took home the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award. The Bucklebury second baseman wreaked havoc on opposing pitchers last week, pounding them...

March 23, 2009

Hard to Handle Hitter Wins SC Honor

Scarlett *III has the tools to stick in this league for many years. The 23-year-old catcher of the Bucklebury Fairies had a pretty fair bat in the Shire Conference over the past seven days and won the Player of the...

February 26, 2009

Veteran Boffin Signs 2-Year Deal

Despite his solid numbers, some fans questioned the value of the Drogo Boffin signing even as Bucklebury officials paraded him before the media this afternoon. Boffin will surely bring a lot to the club, but he comes at a price...

It's Official: MR Tunnelkiller Signs with Fairies

The Fairies and Drogo Tunnelkiller appeared before the Bucklebury media today as the two sides emerged from marathon contract talks. Tunnelkiller, a reliever, is poised to make $24,000,000 over 3 years. Tunnelkiller has run up these career stats so far:...

Bucklebury Makes Big Splash in Free Agency: Signs MR

Team insiders were tight-lipped prior to today's deal that brought 30-year-old reliever Scott Buxton to Bucklebury. Buxton is considered one of the league's A-list players and certainly will enhance any chances the Fairies have to win a playoff spot this...

Bucklebury Wins Lottery for SP Peatfingers

There was a buzz in the air today as news broke of Bucklebury finalizing a deal with star starting pitcher Sancho Peatfingers. The deal, worth an estimated $12,000,000 over 2 years, proved a big hit with Bucklebury fans and media...

February 02, 2009

Triple Crown Winner Named MVP

There wasn't much doubt as to who would win this year's Shire Conference Aragorn MVP award. Bucklebury's Scarlett *III easily took the prize based on her triple crown season. Scarlett led the League with a .379 batting average, and she...

Badgermangler This Year's Premier Rookie

Bucklebury third baseman Gorilf Badgermangler set the tone for rookies across the Shire Conference in 2018 and today was tabbed for the league's Frodo Rookie Award. He hit .296 in 158 games while collecting 192 hits, 27 home runs, 133...

*III Selected SC's #1 Batter

The top votegetter in this year's Shire Conference Sam Gamgee Batter balloting was Scarlett *III, the outstanding Bucklebury catcher. She finished the season with a .379 average and a .430 on-base percentage. Scarlett *III also registered 233 hits, 15 doubles,...

January 12, 2009

Bucklebury C Takes Triple Crown

Scarlett *III is sitting on top of the world tonight. She got herself a Triple Crown this year -- the 1st player in SGCBL history to ever accomplish this feat. The Bucklebury Fairies catcher outpaced the rest of the Shire...

December 18, 2008

SC's #1 Player, *III of Bucklebury

One of the league's most exciting young players, Scarlett *III of the Bucklebury Fairies earned herself Shire Conference Player of the Week honors with a standout performance in last week's games. For the week the 23-year-old catcher had a lofty...

November 24, 2008

Shire Conference Names #1 Player

His hard work and hustle paid off this week. The hard-working and hard-playing Gorilf Badgermangler was rewarded with the Shire Conference Player of the Week honors. The scrappy Bucklebury Fairies third baseman hit .552 while collecting 16 hits in 29...

November 10, 2008

*III Grabs SC Best Batter Award for June

Scarlett *III has made a definite impact on the baseball world by snatching Shire Conference Batter of the Month honors for June. In 24 games the Bucklebury batter hit .423 with 10 home runs, 33 RBIs and 25 runs scored....

November 06, 2008

Toughest Out of the Week Wins SC Award

Scarlett *III demonstrated her potential to be a star in the game last week and today she took home the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award. The Bucklebury catcher wreaked havoc on opposing pitchers last week, pounding them for...

Archers Chill Badgermangler's Hot Streak

Gorilf Badgermangler's 22-game hitting streak has now come and gone. It was snapped June 16 in the Fairies 9-7 setback to the Archers. Badgermangler went without a hit in 5 trips to the plate. Talking to BNN after the game...

October 23, 2008

Player of the Week Trophy to *III

It's always a thrill for fans of the team and students of the game alike when a superstar in the making shows what she's got. Scarlett *III, the Bucklebury Fairies 22-year-old catcher, put herself in the spotlight last week making...

October 20, 2008

Shire Conference Announces #1 Player

One of the league's most exciting young players, Gorilf Badgermangler of the Bucklebury Fairies earned himself Shire Conference Player of the Week honors with a standout performance in last week's games. For the week the 25-year-old third baseman had a...

October 16, 2008

SC Star of the Week Honored

Scarlett *III has the tools to stick in this league for many years. The 22-year-old catcher of the Bucklebury Fairies had a pretty fair bat in the Shire Conference over the past seven days and won the Player of the...

October 13, 2008

Badgerdicer Swats #300

300 home runs is a lot of home runs to hit. It's a number that very few players reach. On May 17 Buugush Badgerdicer became a member of that exclusive club. He belted it at Bree-Land Ballpark against the Cheese....

September 29, 2008

Nosejuggler Suspended, Out 2 Games

The Bucklebury Fairies were not very happy with the home plate umpire in the April 17 1-0 loss to Rivendell at The Fairie Dome. One in particular -- Huugdish Nosejuggler. Upon being called out on strikes, the Fairies left fielder...

September 25, 2008

Filmaldur, Middlebrook Receive 4-Game Suspensions

LAKE TOWN - The league decided to come down hard on Santos Filmaldur of the Archers and Vuli Middlebrook of the Fairies for their roles in a brawl during a game between Lake Town and Bucklebury at Lake Town Park...

September 22, 2008

Elanor Bridger Injured, Out for Year

Elanor Bridger has to call it a season. The Bucklebury Fairies closer sustained a season-ending injury against the Moria Miners and will not play again this year according to club doctors. Bridger was injured while throwing a pitch. Her doctors...

September 15, 2008

Done Deal: Badgerbadger for Greenthumb

Fans in Bucklebury woke up this morning to learn that their team had traded 26-year old left fielder Boli Stoneteeth, 27-year old minor league starting pitcher Wooley Badgerbadger, and two 2nd round draft picks to the Erebor Eagles. In return,...

September 14, 2008

Bucklebury, Dol Guldur Trade Players

The general manager of the Bucklebury Fairies has signed off on a trade for Dol Guldur's a 3rd round draft pick. To complete the deal, the Fairies will send 33-year old catcher Gutslinger the Wretched to the Dragons. Lifetime the...

September 11, 2008

Slayers, Fairies Swap Players

A trade between Minas Morgul and Bucklebury was made official this morning. The Slayers have sent 26-year old left fielder Boli Stoneteeth, 29-year old reliever Elrialob Nöriand, a 1st round draft pick and a 2nd round draft pick to the...

September 05, 2008

Veteran Antslammer Signs 2-Year Deal

BUCKLEBURY - The Fairies today announced that they have come to terms with Andrack Antslammer, a 34-year-old starting pitcher they've been scouting for a while. Antslammer will earn $7,500,000 a year over 2 years and is expected to play a...

August 18, 2008

Are Fairies Ready for Big Free Agent Splash?

BUCKLEBURY - It's not every day a goliath of the game is implicated in contract talks with your favorite organization, but such was the case today as Ishwush the Basher and Bucklebury wrestled with the possibilities of a settlement. Sources...

July 30, 2008

Bucklebury-Minas Morgul Trade: Marblerage for $1

The Bucklebury Fairies have parted ways with 32-year old third baseman Mim Marblerage, sending him to the Minas Morgul Slayers for $1 in cash. The Fairies general manager confirmed the deal in an announcement this morning. Marblerage is currently batting...

July 24, 2008

SC Player of the Week, *III of Bucklebury

Scarlett *III went on a week-long hitting spree against Shire Conference pitchers and captured the Player of the Week honors. The Bucklebury catcher battered the opposition for 15 hits, 3 home runs, 5 RBIs and scored 7 runs. She hit...

June 26, 2008

Best Player Award Caps Great Week

32-year-old third baseman Mim Marblerage of the Bucklebury Fairies is the talk of the Shire Conference for putting on a torrid hitting display last week and claiming the Player of the Week Award. Marblerage rapped out a sensational .545 batting...

June 18, 2008

Fairies-Dragons Swap: Iceywater for draft pick

BUCKLEBURY - The Bucklebury Fairies have finalized a deal with the Dol Guldur Dragons for the services of a 2nd round draft pick. In exchange, the Dragons will receive 35-year old starting pitcher Lerin Iceywater. In 17 starts this season...

April 16, 2008

Fyrith and Badgerbadger Traded

BUCKLEBURY - The Bucklebury Fairies have finalized a deal with the Dol Guldur Dragons for the services of 26-year old starting pitcher Wooley Badgerbadger and a 1st round draft pick. In exchange, the Dragons will receive 32-year old designated hitter...

April 13, 2008

DH Fyrith Signs on with Bucklebury

BUCKLEBURY - MESN has learned that the Bucklebury Fairies are set to announce a free agent signing of designated hitter Gollilmer Fyrith. While it has yet to be confirmed, it appears the deal is worth $33,000,000 over 3 years. His...

January 17, 2008

Moss Inks 2-year Pact

BUCKLEBURY - Sources familiar with dealings between Fastolph Moss and Bucklebury report that the two sides have pushed aside their differences and worked out an extension. The 31-year-old agreed to a $3,280,000 deal that will have him playing at The...

December 31, 2007

Arostegui Week's Top Player

This week's Player of the Week was Roberto Arostegui of the Bucklebury Fairies. He battered Shire Conference pitching for 12 hits in 30 at-bats, 4 home runs, and 6 RBIs while hitting .400 and scoring 8 runs. Thus far this...

December 27, 2007

Unrest in Bucklebury

via Fairie Free Gazette and Swap Bulletin BUCKLEBURY - "Wednesday, April 27th, 2016: Tookes Wants Out of Bucklebury? It is unknown at this time if there is any truth to the rumor that Bucklebury's Robert Tookes has asked his team...

December 13, 2007

Nadrierion Makes 300 HR Mark

BUCKLEBURY - The Bucklebury 8-2 victory over Bywater on April 14 was highlighted by Thudor Nadrierion's 300th career home run. His teammates congratulated him at home plate after he circled the bases. "I didn't see all of them out there,"...

December 05, 2007

Bucklebury Fairies Xiquena to Dol Guldur for Snowlegs

BUCKLEBURY - A trade between the Bucklebury Fairies and the Dol Guldur Dragons was made official this morning. The Bucklebury Fairies have sent 29-year old catcher Amadis Xiquena to the Dol Guldur Dragons in exchange for 33-year old starting pitcher...

September 27, 2007

Scarlett *II Twirls No-Hitter Against Dagorlad

BUCKLEBURY - The Bucklebury Fairies and their fans had a lot to celebrate on August 8 as 30-year-old hurler Scarlett *II no-hit the Dagorlad Disaster 2-0 at The Fairie Dome becoming one of the few pithcers to have tossed more...

September 23, 2007

Fairies and Raiders Agree to Deal

BUCKLEBURY - Officials for the Bucklebury Fairies confirmed that they have traded 32-year old starting pitcher Matthew Reade to the Isengard Raiders. In return, the Fairies will receive 20-year old minor league starting pitcher Merin Chiselsnapper. Reade has made 19...

September 20, 2007

Minas Tirith and Bucklebury Agree to Swap

BUCKLEBURY - A trade between the Minas Tirith Titans and the Bucklebury Fairies was made official this morning. The Minas Tirith Titans have sent 29-year old catcher Amadis Xiquena, 21-year old minor league left fielder Huugdish Nosejuggler, 18-year old minor...

Bucklebury's Gäldor SC Star of the Week

This week's Player of the Week was Pimth Gäldor of the Bucklebury Fairies. His big bat beat up on Shire Conference pitching for 15 hits in 27 at-bats, 3 home runs, and 7 RBIs while hitting .556 and scoring 11...

September 19, 2007

Fairies and Royals Agree to Swap

BUCKLEBURY - Officials for the Bucklebury Fairies confirmed that they have traded 32-year old left fielder Samwise Peatfingers to the Rivendell Royals. In return, the Fairies will receive 20-year old minor league left fielder Voirin Tunnelmaker, 22-year old minor league...

Firbal the Nasty and Eärilmarion Traded

BUCKLEBURY - The Bucklebury Fairies have finalized a deal with the Minas Morgul Slayers for the services of 20-year old minor league third baseman Gomsh Eärilmarion. In exchange, the Slayers will receive 30-year old first baseman Firbal the Nasty. So...

Elivande and Worm Swapped

BUCKLEBURY - A trade between the Bucklebury Fairies and the Ravenhill Darkwings was made official this morning. The Bucklebury Fairies have sent 33-year old third baseman Girith Falathion, 31-year old starting pitcher Darkle Elivande and a 3rd round draft pick...

May 31, 2007

SC Trophy Goes to Clubwalker of Bucklebury

With some great hand-eye coordination and a sweet, compact swing, Bucklebury Fairies catcher Boinar Clubwalker took the Shire Conference by storm this past week to take the latest Player of the Week honors. "The ball was looking like a beach...

May 17, 2007

SC Announces Best Batter Award

August's outstanding offensive player in the Shire Conference has been picked and the honor goes to the Bucklebury hitting machine Samwise Peatfingers. He won the award by hitting .343, blasting 8 home runs, knocking in 19 runs and scoring 21...

May 10, 2007

Reade Thrilled to Remain with Bucklebury

BUCKLEBURY - A throng of media gathered on August 14 as Matthew Reade announced that he had come to terms with the Fairies and that he would be sticking around town another 2 years. Reade is set to draw $21,740,000...

May 07, 2007

Peatfingers Makes 300 HR Mark

BUCKLEBURY - The Bucklebury 5-4 victory over Weathertop on August 10 was highlighted by Samwise Peatfingers's 300th career home run. His teammates congratulated him at home plate after he circled the bases. "I didn't see all of them out there,"...

May 04, 2007

SC Selects Reade July's Best Starter

Despite the number of years he's been in the league, Matthew Reade still gets excited when he puts together a quality stretch like he had in July. The 31-year-old starter for Bucklebury was named Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month...

April 23, 2007

Firbal the Nasty's Strong Week Earns SC Trophy

Firbal the Nasty made quite a splash in the Shire Conference this past week. The Bucklebury Fairies first baseman drilled opposing pitchers for 10 hits in 30 at-bats to roll up a .333 batting average and the Shire Conference Player...

March 28, 2007

Dagorlad Ace Traded to Fairies

DAGORLAD - With their season seemingly on the rocks, Disaster management has decided to retool for the future. To that end, Dagorlad traded their ace pitcher, Matthew Reade, to the Bucklebury Fairies in exchange for a rookie starter and a...

March 22, 2007

Shire Conference Reveals Latest Player of the Week: Thudor Nadrierion of the Bucklebury Fairies

BUCKLEBURY - Thudor Nadrierion has enjoyed his role with the Bucklebury Fairies--perhaps never more than he did last week, when a hot 6 games at the plate made him the obvious choice for Shire Conference Player of the Week. Nadrierion...

March 09, 2007

Firbal the Nasty on his way to Bucklebury

MINAS MORGUL - The Slayers and Fairies announced a deal today that sends star first baseman, Firbal the Nasty, to Bucklebury in exchange for 2 youngsters and a pair of draft picks. Firbal, 29, has been a hitting star ever...

March 08, 2007

Bucklebury Fairies First Baseman Black Tears up Opposing Pitchers, Wins SC Player of the Week Title

BUCKLEBURY - Bucklebury Fairies fans are celebrating Orgulas Black's selection as SC Player of the Week. Black assembled some pretty stout credentials over the past seven days. He coaxed 12 hits out of 29 at bats and jogged down to...

February 18, 2007

Nadrierion headed to Bucklebury

BUCKLEBURY - Star infielder, Thudor Nadrierion, was traded by Ravenhill to the Fairies in a deal that was surely intended to relieve the Darkwings payroll burden. Nadrierion signed a 5-year deal in 2011 that guarantees him $14 million per season...

November 24, 2006

SC Player of the Week Pick--Bucklebury First Baseman Black

Orgulas Black punched, poked, and pummeled the baseball last week, and today he garnered a majority of the votes for the Shire Conference Player of the Week award. The Bucklebury Fairies first baseman ripped the ball at a .448 pace,...

November 06, 2006

Boinar Clubwalker of the Fairies Takes Shire Conference Player of the Week Trophy

Catcher Boinar Clubwalker swung a blistering bat last week for the Bucklebury Fairies, rapping out 13 hits against Bucklebury opponents to propel himself to the Shire Conference Player of the Week award. It seemed that whenever Clubwalker hit the ball,...

October 23, 2006

Fairies *II Delivers a No-Hitter

CARROCK - April 7 was a fantastic day for Scarlett *II of the Bucklebury Fairies and a lousy day for the Carrock Bears. Her pitching artistry completely befuddled and bewildered them all game long and when it was over she...

September 08, 2006

Mirkwood defeats Bucklebury in Shire Wild Card tie-breaker

BUCKLEBURY - In an amazing race down the stretch, the Mirkwood Marauders and Bucklebury Fairies finished in a 87-75 tie for the Shire Conference Wild Card. The two teams met in a tie-breaking game at Bucklebury's Fairie Dome to...

September 07, 2006

Bucklebury's Peatfingers earns Batter of the Month award

It's the 1st time that the Shire Conference Batter of the Month award goes to Bucklebury's leftfielder Samwise Peatfingers. He hit .410 with 24 RBI and slugged .700 in 100 at bats. Peatfingers has hit for a .271 average this...

September 04, 2006

Bucklebury's Peatfingers wins Player of the Week award

Samwise Peatfingers from Bucklebury wins his 5th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the Shire Conference. Samwise went 13 for 26 (.500), while hitting 3 HR and collecting 9 RBI. Peatfingers has...

August 28, 2006

Peatfingers and *Balrog Slayer win Player of the Week award

Samwise Peatfingers wins his 4th Player of the Week award. Shire Conference pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. Peatfingers helped his team with an average of .500 and 7 RBI in 22 at bats....

August 14, 2006

Buugush Badgerdicer clubs four rockets

BUCKLEBURY - Buugush Badgerdicer was in a groove on August 6, and the results spoke for themselves. He powered Bucklebury to a 18-5 win over Mirkwood by homering four times. His 1st shot, a two-run homerun off Fridak Derrohater in...

August 10, 2006

Bucklebury's Scarlett *II wins Player of the Week award

It's the 2nd time that the Shire Conference Player of the Week award goes to Bucklebury's pitcher Scarlett *II. Scarlett went 2-0 with an ERA of 2.45, while fanning 11 in 14.2 innings of work. She hurled a shutout as...

Red hot Badgerdicer and Chubb win Batter of the Month award for July

The Shire Conference's best player of the month was Bucklebury's Buugush Badgerdicer, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Buugush pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .327 with 9 and 25 RBI while slugging .615. Badgerdicer has hit...

July 20, 2006

Bucklebury trade with Old Forest

OLD FOREST - The Merry Fellows announced another deal today involving the Bucklebury Fairies. The Fairies, looking to restock their minors, are getting Till Silentmallet, a 21-year-old 1B prospect from Old Forest in exchange for Gamaithor Elylith, Boriam Celebrin and...

July 18, 2006

Shinsnapper Returns to Bree

BUCKLEBURY - Fairie ace, Torg Shinsnapper, is returning to the Bree organization for the first time since being traded as an injury-plagued AA reliever in 2005. Bucklebury dealt the 30-year-old right-hander to the Cheese for 17-year-old Foiron Gororon, who was...

June 15, 2006

Scarlett *II quiets Bywater bats with shutout

BYWATER - Scarlett *II had her best stuff going, and Bywater hitters had nothing to cheer about. Bucklebury's right-hander pitched a 2-hitter on April 12, her 1st shutout of the season. Scarlett (1-1) struck out 5 and walked 4, throwing...

June 13, 2006

Boraulf and Facedragger named to Hall of Fame

League officials announced the results of this year's Hall of Fame voting, revealing that Boreathor Boraulf and Kogar "Cap" Facedragger were the two lucky players to have received the required 75 percent to be elected. Boraulf dominated Shire Conference hitters...

June 12, 2006

Bucklebury.V.12

via Bucklebury team press service "Better than .04" - Shire Times. "The best Bucklebury line up - Ever" - Buckland Times. These are the reviews being heaped onto the Fairies 2012 squad. But is all this praise worthy? I can...

May 19, 2006

2011 Elrond Managers

The Elrond Manager of the Year awards were given out at a ceremony today. Winning the award in the Shire Conference is Xade of Bucklebury. He piloted his team to 1st place in the Dwarf Division and on to the...

Isengard's Morales named Frodo Rookie Award

Orgulas Black was named the Shire Conference Frodo Rookie Award winner today. Bucklebury's first baseman put up pretty good numbers for a rookie this year. This 23 year old kid will probably have a long and successful career! Black has...

May 08, 2006

Scarlett *II turns in great performance against Carrock

BUCKLEBURY - Great days are rare. But not for Bucklebury's right-hander Scarlett *II. Carrock found out the hard way that he is among the leagues top pitchers, getting just 2 hits. It's his 2nd shutout this season, and the 3rd...

April 27, 2006

Grey Havens' Eliondel named Batter of the Month

Pimth Gäldor of Bucklebury wins his 2nd Batter of the Month award for putting up the best numbers in the Shire Conference. Pimth was on fire, hitting .299 with 12 homeruns and 23 RBI. Pimth is hitting .303 this year,...

April 17, 2006

Player of the Week honors go to Gäldor and Pimmelgrim

Pimth Gäldor from Bucklebury wins his 4th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the Shire Conference. Gäldor helped his team with an average of .438 and 9 RBI in 16 at bats....

April 06, 2006

Lothlorien's Gauthor wins Player of the Week award

The Player of the Week award in the Shire Conference goes to Bucklebury's Flordor Eärämbor this time, as the second baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in her league. Eärämbor helped her team with an average of .542 and 10...

March 23, 2006

Wilderland has no chance in a 2-hitter by William Oconnor

WILDERLAND - Bucklebury's southpaw William Oconnor is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking Wilderland on just 2 hits on July 1. It's his 3rd shutout this season, and the 4th time he has done it...

Mandicer (BUC) and the Smasher (LOT) win monthly award

The Shire Conference Batter of the Month award goes to Srukor Mandicer, Bucklebury's starting catcher. Srukor went 34 for 92 (.370), while hitting 4 HR and collecting 28 RBI. Srukor is hitting .284 this year, with 76 hits in 268...

March 13, 2006

Mandicer and Sandybanks win Player of the Week award

The Player of the Week award in the Shire Conference goes to Bucklebury's Srukor Mandicer this time, as the catcher displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Srukor pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .500 with 2 HR and 8 RBI...

February 23, 2006

Grey Havens' Eliondel wins Player of the Week award

It's the 1st time that the Shire Conference Player of the Week award goes to Bucklebury's pitcher Scarlett *II. Scarlett went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00, while fanning 17 in 16.1 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as...

William Oconnor pitches 2-hit shutout against Moria

MORIA - William Oconnor had some fun on May 5. Moria hitters did not. Bucklebury's lefty gave up just 2 hits in his 2nd shutout of the season. He now has 3 career shutouts in 42 games started. 'Well, the...

February 20, 2006

William Oconnor pitches his 1st shutout of the season

GONDOLIN - Bucklebury's southpaw William Oconnor is clearly one of the best pitchers in the game. Gondolin found out the hard way on April 30, getting just 2 hits. Oconnor 1st shutout this season was a masterpiece, as he was...

February 16, 2006

Eärämbor (BUC) and the Sling (ROH) win P.O.W. award

Bucklebury's second baseman Flordor Eärämbor had some reason to celebrate, as the league named her the Shire Conference Player of the Week. Flordor went 13 for 23 (.565), while hitting 2 HR and collecting 12 RBI. She got at least...

February 09, 2006

Bucklebury's Eärämbor wins Player of the Week award

The Player of the Week award in the Shire Conference goes to Bucklebury's Flordor Eärämbor this time, as the second baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Eärämbor helped his team with an average of .611 and 5...

January 12, 2006

Grey Havens' Brickfist wins Player of the Week award

Bucklebury's leftfielder Samwise Peatfingers had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the Shire Conference Player of the Week. Peatfingers helped his team with an average of .474 and 9 RBI in 19 at bats. While compiling an...

January 02, 2006

Dagorlad's Ploughman named Batter of the Month

The Shire Conference's best player of the month was Bucklebury's Pimth Gäldor, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Gäldor helped his team with an average of .342 and 20 RBI in 79 at bats. While...

December 29, 2005

Bucklebury's Hafur Goblincrusher goes deep three times

MORIA - Hafur Goblincrusher was in a groove, and the results spoke for themselves. He powered Bucklebury to a 10-3 win over Moria on August 27 by homering three times. His 1st shot, a solo homerun off Tiran Beardstroker in...

December 12, 2005

Player of the Week honors go to Gäldor and Shieldmover

The Player of the Week award in the Shire Conference goes to Bucklebury's Pimth Gäldor this time, as the rightfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He hit .409 with 10 RBI and slugged 1.227 in 22 at...

November 24, 2005

Minas Tirith has no chance in a 2-hitter by Scarlett *II

BUCKLEBURY - It was a great day for Bucklebury's right-hander Scarlett *II. The 25-year old recorded her first career shutout on June 25, a 2-hitter, against Minas Tirith on Saturday. Scarlett (8-3) struck out 7 and issued 1 BB, throwing...

November 15, 2005

Bucklebury's Peatfingers wins Player of the Week award

Bucklebury's leftfielder Samwise Peatfingers had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the Shire Conference Player of the Week. He hit .556 with 10 RBI and slugged 1.222 in 18 at bats. Fruron Elvand wins his 6th Player...

October 27, 2005

Numenor's Bonemangler named Pitcher of the Month

Torg Shinsnapper pitched like a legend in April, and the Shire Conference named him Pitcher of the Month for his extraordinary performance. He struck out 44 hitters in his 6 starts, putting together a record of 5-1 while pitching 44...

October 15, 2005

Fairies deal with Witch Kings

BUCKLEBURY - The movement of "older" talent continues, as the Fairies announced a trade with Weathertop that sends Issth "The Great Hope" Elilmalad and Ciro "The EXTREME" Landa to the Witch Kings in exchange for hot prospect, Boinar "Lucky" Clubwalker....

Deneadur Traded to Moria

BUCKLEBURY - Fans of the Fairies were baffled as the team announced the trade of fireballer, Denaumir "Iceball" Deneadur, to Moria for a 2011 draft pick. Deneadur has been a key part of the Bucklebury starting rotation since his acquisition...

September 20, 2005

Frodo Rookie Award winners

Scarlett II was named the Shire Conference Frodo Rookie Award winner today. Bucklebury's pitcher put up pretty good numbers for a rookie this year. This 24 year old kid will probably have a long and successful career! This season Scarlett...

September 01, 2005

Pitcher of the Month award winners announced

Bucklebury's pitcher Torg Shinsnapper is the Shire Conference winner of the Pitcher of the Month award in August. He went 6-0 in August and finished the month with an ERA of 1.29. He struck out 40 in 49 innings. Torg...

August 29, 2005

Isengard's Stargobbler wins Player of the Week award

Torg Shinsnapper of Bucklebury wins his 1st Player of the Week award for dominating Shire Conference's hitters the entire week. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 0.00 while going 2-0. He pitched two shutouts! Torg...

Rivendell has no chance in a 2-hitter by Torg Shinsnapper

BUCKLEBURY - Great days are rare. But not for Bucklebury's right-hander Torg Shinsnapper. Rivendell found out the hard way that he is among the leagues top pitchers, getting just 2 hits on August 28. It's his 5th shutout this season,...

July 28, 2005

5-hit performance by Bucklebury's Razrhot the Smasher

BUCKLEBURY - Razrhot the Smasher punished Minas Tirith's pitching on June 26, collecting five hits in 5 AB. That definitely helped Bucklebury, they won the game 20 to 0. A 365 foot drive to left field marked his 2nd hit,...

July 26, 2005

Fairies and Devils make big trade

BUCKLEBURY - Fearing that the season and their Wild Card chances might be slipping away, the Bucklebury Fairies made a deal with the Devils that sends pitcher Fabur "The Apostle" Beardcutter back to Dunharrow in exchange for first baseman Razrhot...

July 11, 2005

Torg Shinsnapper blanks Minas Tirith with a 2-hitter

MINAS TIRITH - Great days are rare. But not for Bucklebury's right-hander Torg Shinsnapper. Minas Tirith found out the hard way on May 18 that he is among the leagues top pitchers, getting just 2 hits. It's his 1st shutout...

June 27, 2005

Fabur Beardcutter fires 1-hitter against Gondolin

GONDOLIN - It was a great day for Bucklebury's right-hander Fabur Beardcutter. The 29-year old recorded his first career shutout, a 1-hitter, against Gondolin on April 21. 'Giving my team a chance to win is the most important thing for...

Pimth Gäldor pounds three dingers

GONDOLIN - Hitting a homerun is fine, but hitting three of them in one game is something special. Bucklebury's leftfielder Pimth Gäldor accomplished that feat in a 7-5 win over Gondolin on April 20. In the 1st inning he unloaded...

June 23, 2005

Hafur Goblincrusher knocks lights out with three homeruns

BUCKLEBURY - Hafur Goblincrusher can hit'em a long way, and Wilderland pitchers couldn't smile about that on April 16. Bucklebury's first baseman unloaded three bombs, adding to his reputation of being one of the best power hitters in the game....

June 17, 2005

Rockbinder Traded in 3-Way Deal

GORGOROTH - Ralin Rockbinder, the first player selected to play for the SGCBL in 2003, has been traded from Gorgoroth (formerly Bree) in a 3-team deal that involved the Balrogs, Bears and Fairies. Rockbinder, 28, was the league's first Frodo...

Gorgoroth, looking to move what they see as a declining Rockbinder off their payroll, put out trade feelers earlier in the off-season. Carrock, seeing the opportunity to acquire a relatively young, speedy, power hitter who is also an excellent outfielder, approached Balrog owners about the possibility of a trade. However, in order to take on Rockbinder's $13.6 million salary, the Bears would have to get rid of someone. The likely candidate was Hafur Goblincrusher. Goblincrusher, 33, has been Carrock's slugging first baseman since coming from Mirkwood in 2005. He is currently making $10.8 million, and his contract runs out at the end of this season.

The Balrogs, however, were not interested in Hafur. They turned their sights to Carrock's young catcher, Novathiel Novathien. The proposed deal would have sent Rockbinder and minor league outfielder, Kayoti the Wiley, to the Bears for Novathien and Akhakan Dimcirion. But with Carrock owners unwilling to lose Goblincrusher's bat without anything in return, they needed a third party willing to take Hafur in trade.

Enter Bucklebury. Responding to Carrock's queries about Goblincrusher, the Fairies offered to a straight swap of their 1B, Galogorn Elvol, for Goblincrusher. Elvol, 32, doesn't have Hafur's power, but he has a better batting average, and for $8 million less than Goblincrusher, the Bears jumped at the opportunity.

Additionally, Gorgoroth agreed to a deal that would send outfielder Rabur "Rocky" Rockback to the Fairies in exchange for reliever Haleodriel Grilbo.

So, Gorgoroth gets Novathien, Dimcirion and Grilbo; Carrock gets Rockbinder, K. the Wiley and Elvol; and Bucklebury gets Goblincrusher and Rockback.

June 15, 2005

Disaster, Fairies make minor league swap

DAGORLAD - The Disaster acquired reliever Rohtog "The Cleaner" Sandstomper from Bucklebury today in exchange for outfielder Edward Buskirk. Sandstomper, 25, has been a part of the Fairies organization since 2003. While he spent some time in the Bucklebury bullpen...

June 11, 2005

Bucklebury gets aging outfield star

BUCKLEBURY - 36-year-old CF Arweand "Black Bell" Belámir agreed to a minor league contract for a year to see if he could make it to the majors for one last time. Belámir started with Lonely Mountain (now Bucklebury) in 2003...

June 09, 2005

Faeries get Abominable

BUCKLEBURY - The Bucklebury Fairies signed outfielder Ishukh the Abominable to a $6 million contract for the next 2 years. Ishukh, 32, has been a backup outfielder for the Isengard Raiders for most of his career, compiling a .276 batting...

June 07, 2005

Rumors of Mawaan mood swings shocking Faerie fans

via Dia Elrubo, Fairie Express BUCKLEBURY - "Get the camera out of my face or I will tear your lungs out." these were the words that shook Bucklebury after the announcement of the MVP awards this past weekend. It wasn't...

"I've only been here for half a year and in that time, all Scarlett has done is make me sick" Bucklebury outfielder and Goblin, Buugush Badgerdicer was heard to say. "But abusing a little fan, that's way worse than anything I would do"

"I's was at de MVP ceremonys. Scarlett was being her usually goodies self, with da *shudder* pleases and the thank yous and the hows your families, buts after da show, I couldn'ts find her anywhere. Til this morning. This morning, justs before her press conference, she walked in. Torg. she said. pullings me close. You are my favorites Goblin, she said. I wants you to do somethings for me. I's want you to ki... oh, but I won't be continuing that story, needless to say, Scarlett is a lot more fun now." Bucklebury Star pitcher Torg Shinsnapper was overheard to saying.

Something is definiely happening to this fine upstanding citizen of Bucklebury and this reporter is going to put the pieces together. Management has been awfully quiet in regards to their favorite daughter's sudden change in outlook. so, what has happened? The rumours are flying. Was it an evil wizard? Is Bran Morda up to something? Was it the Cheese? Perhaps Loopy has decided to eliminate the competition with some kind of curse? There are even rumours that Scarlett may be sporting some kind of moustache, which this reporter finds very hard to believe.

June 01, 2005

Numenor Kings crowned champs!

NUMENOR - For the first time since 2004, Numenor and Bucklebury met in the Return of the King Series. And like that series, the Kings proved victorious. Game 1 was a pitchers' duel between Gollogrin Gaum and Fabur Beardcutter. Gaum...

Elrond Managers Named

MIDDLE EARTH - The Elrond Manager of the Year awards were given out at a ceremony today. Winning the award for the 2nd straight year in the Shire Conference is Xade of Bucklebury. He piloted his team to 1st place...

Gwaihir Reliever Awards Announced

MIDDLE EARTH - The winners of the 2008 Gwaihir Reliever Awards, given to the best relievers in each Conference, were announced today. The Shire Conference winner is Imrohil Haleogast of Bucklebury. He had a record of 7-2 with an ERA...

May 31, 2005

Two Towers Series Recap

Bucklebury wins 1st Shire Championship since 2004 MIRKWOOD - The Bucklebury Fairies became the Shire Conference champions for the first time since 2004 by defeating the reigning league champion Mirkwood Marauders in 5 games in the Two Towers Series. In...

May 30, 2005

Fellowship Series Recap

Fairies take series from Archers, 4-1 LAKE TOWN - With their ace starters, Beardcutter and Shinsnapper, winning 2 games apiece, the Bucklebury Fairies defeated the Lake Town Archers in their Fellowship Series matchup. This is the first time the Archers...

May 16, 2005

Fairies win Dwarf Division

BUCKLEBURY - With just 17 games left in the season, the Bucklebury Fairies have clinched a playoff spot by winning the Dwarf Division. The Fairies, led by Xade, are making the post season for the first time since 2004 when...

May 03, 2005

Stonearm has stellar intro

via Dia Elrubo Fairie Express BUCKLEBURY - In just his second week of Major league Baseball, Sobur Stonearm, the dwarf from the Dominican Republic (I think that is out east somewhere) has managed to pull off a fantastic week. Firstly,...

March 01, 2005

What a machine!

BUCKLEBURY - Of the 22 games that the Brithon Fey (BUC-A) have played this year, 19 of those games have been started by 43 year old Haleaman "the Nut Job" Grewyn. In just 3 weeks, this man, this aging, shall...

February 07, 2005

Foxburr to Minas Morgul in Big Trade

BUCKLEBURY - Minto Foxburr, the hot young third baseman for the Fairies, has been dealt to the Minas Morgul Slayers for a pair of pitchers. It is the second time the 22-year-old has been traded in his short career. The...

November 05, 2004

Bucklebury: Quest for a Manager

by Dia Elrubo BUCKLEBURY - The initial plan to find a new manager after what team owner, xade, has dubbed 'The Cheese Affair', was to produce a T.V show. Not just any TV show, but the "greatest damn show"...

But backstage it wasn't anywhere near as rosy. Virgil's ego was growing rampant, the team started refering to him as Virgil Bighead. They were very original jokes. BigHead... that still makes me laugh... But it didn't just stop with Virgil, other starters wanted their lick of the 'Big Brass Ring'. In particular, Christof Worm seemed to feel he was entitled to it or something. And then came the hitters. Foxburr keep muttering that he was gunna be a star, Galdor tried the 'You pay me the most so I must be the most important' line, even Mandicer was roaring at me when we walked past each other in the office. It had to stop.

And it has. Virgil has been shipped off to Moria, and the show has been cancelled. "Much to the teams dismay, but more to mine. I had hoped to find a manager for the Fairies with that wacked out money making scheme... Perhaps I need to come up with something aa little more wacked out and money making...," said xade.

Maybe he should sleep on it.

October 29, 2004

An Interview with Christof Worm

by Dia Elrubo BUCKLEBURY - This reporter sat down to have a chat with one of the newest Fairies, starting pitcher Christof "Royal" Worm. Worm, 26, was picked up in the Rule 5 draft this spring, and immediately stepped...

R: So, Christof, you were picked up by Bucklebury in the Rule 5 Draft from Gondor.

C: Well, yes, that is true, but only because the Gondor line-up was most excellent.

R: Ah yes, and how do you feel about playing for the Fairies?

C: I do have to say that I am most impressed with both the infrastructure and the players. Especially the bullpen, I believe they are most severely underrated.

R: And the starters?

C: There is a reason Bucklebury needed me.

R: I see... well, there has been a huge turn around at Bucklebury this season, you went from a pack of mediocire hitters to excellent. You're fan base has already gone up 5 points. What do you think has happen with the team to bring about this change.

C: Isn't that obvious? Why it's me.

R: You? But Bucklebury's pitching is down from last year. And you've been throwing 5.77.

C: Um... Quite. But there are other factors involved. Like our Rookies. And the free agency, we have 12 players on our list that weren't there last year.

R: 12? I'm glad I wasn't there when Xade was swinging that ax. Speaking of Xade, have you heard from him since his departure?

C: Well yes, I mean... Quite.

R: Excuse me?

C: Quite.

R: o.k... I'll take that as a maybe... OK, just one last question, Why the nickname?

C: Well I believe that should be obvious. For generations my family has been at the top of the A list. We have been wined and dined by royally. We quite literally have pomp running through our veins.

R: But, I haven't heard of any socialites nor royally by the name of Worm.

C: Quite.

R: I see. Well, thank you for your time, this has been Dia Elruborn reporting.

October 27, 2004

Fairies offer prize: Manager Job

BUCKLEBURY - Still unsure of his abilities as manager after former skipper, Xade, quit the team in fear of his life, team owner, xade, has devised a unique plan to come up with a replacement: a game show called...

October 18, 2004

Fairies Shocked As Manager Quits

By Peroido Baggins Bucklebury Times BUCKLEBURY - A shocked Bucklebury team received stunning news just moments before the start of the new season. Team manager, Xade, has decided to leave the team, reportedly for his own safety. "I's quits!"...

When it was suggested that xade take over managerial duties, he replied, "What's that? Me? No, you don't understand. I'm a screw-up. A fraud. I don't belong here. Well, I know that some teams have a DH. Sometimes people 'Hit for the cycle'. I know that everything is Bree's fault, and that everyone hates something called the 'Yang-keys'... Hey... is that someone at the door?"

Later, at the official news conference announcing the manager's departure, xade had this to say:

"Xade and I have come to a very agreeable agreement. He's going to break his promise to take the Fairies to victory in order to save is own skin, and I'm going to suppress the rage I'm feeling right now. I feel that this is a very positive stepping stone for the Fairies. We still got Minto. And he's gunna be a star. A star I tells ya! 2007 is gunna be a great year for the Fairies! We're gunna be hitting those... round things. And our... um... round thing throwers are gunna be throwing their round things so the guy can catch it... and... Oh my god, we're so screwed! I'm a fraud! I don't even know... Hey what's that smell, smells kinda like chloro...hmpmmpmhpmhmm..."

With that, the press conference was over, and xade was dragged away by his PR Ogres. A second Press release was put out, but all it contained were cheesy lines like:

"2007 - Got Fairie?" and "2007 - Revenge of the Fairies"

Following those slogans was a crudely drawn picture of a stick figure holding a cup with the words "2007 - year of the Fairie."

I don't think we will be getting anything more out of the Bucklebury board at the moment. But I will keep you all up to date on how this plays out. Perhaps it will be a good thing for the Fairies. Perhaps not. I'm sure time will tell.

October 08, 2004

Bucklebury Report

By Peroido Baggins BUCKLEBURY - There was much joy and dancing in the Fairie Dome tonight as Bucklebury Manager xade announced the latest arrival to the club. "Today's, the firsts of the free agent days, and we's signed Pimth...

"Initially, I had reserves about playing for a club like the fairies, they're are a young team and might look to me for leadership, I hope not. Plus, they had a .414 winning average last year. But then the Bucklebury finance division drove a oliphant drawn carriage full of money up to my house and I couldn't say no. So now I'm a fairie and I couldn't be happier."

But not everyone is happy with this news , and not just the other five managers trying for him, upon hearing the news of the signing, Eond Elruborn was heard to say the following

"duh... He plays rightfield... I play rightfield... uuhhh... ummmm... but... how can we both play rightfield?... Lugnar? Do you know?... if he's playing rightfield, how will I play... oh wait..." And then proceeded to put his mace through three lockers before being security 'Calmed him down'.

A Bucklebury PR rep released this statement.

"I would just like to state that the rumours that Eond 'flipped out' are completely bogus. He didn't not smash up a locker room and he is not currently tied to a bed, obviously Eond wasn't happy with hearing the news. He has been playing at Bucklebury his entire career, but these things happen. Bucklebury management is currently doing the best they can to find him a place on a winning team (or whatever team gives the best offer)."

So, there you have it. Obviously, Bucklebury is extremely happy to add this hitting superstar to their current mix of youth. I for one have to say that I have never seen a batter with a better eye for the ball.

October 07, 2004

Fairies Snag Top Free Agent

BUCKLEBURY - The Fairies became the first team to sign a free agent this off-season, securing 2003 Frodo Rookie and 3-time All-Star, Pimth Gäldor, to a contract of $12 million per year, for 5 years. Gäldor, 27, was thought...

October 05, 2004

2008 - The Year of the Faerie

By Peroido Baggins BUCKLEBURY - But for now, lets just focus on the 2007 season. I have been lucky enough to be granted a press conference with the much feared yet highly misunderstood manager of the Bucklebury Fairies, Xade....

So with the 2007 season dedicated to putting together some resemblance of a pitching squad, xade looks to be doing fairly well to be delivering his promise to the people of Bucklebury that they will once again be enjoying Post Season cheer by the end of 2008.

"Well, afters I tooks over the squad backs at the ends of the '05 season, I's thoughts to myself. I'm a born and bred Buckleburian. We's deserves better. After the shambles the team was left in from its former owner, I's knew I would have to do somethings to bring this glorious club back to where's it's belongs. So I mades a promise. The playoffs by 08."

So that's where we are. Bucklebury look to be making good progress in their hitting, Xade is still as menacing as ever, and I'm not wearing concrete boots so it all looks to be looking good. Let us wish these brave fairies a little luck in their '07 season shall we?

June 10, 2004

Fairies Trade Facedragger, Fans Outraged

BUCKLEBURY - Once the team captain and the pride of Bucklebury, Kogar Facedragger has been traded to the Mirkwood Marauders in a shocking development for Fairy fans. Facedragger, whose nickname is "Cap," was the 1st player picked by the...

April 23, 2004

Fairies Get New Owner

BUCKLAND - At 62-89, The Bucklebury Fairies are a shadow of their former selves. As the Lonely Mountain Losers, they took the SC Dwarf Division flag in 2003, winning 104 games. In 2004, they won 100 games, took the...

January 14, 2004

Buckland Party Celebrates 2004 Fairies

by Hilda Gold BUCKLAND - Team members and management gathered at Brandy Hall Sunday in celebration of their stunning 2004 season. "We've had a very good year," remarked team manager Brandywine Bucktook over a pint of home brew. "The...

December 24, 2003

Fairies New Shire Champs!

BREE - After taking a 10-1 pounding at the hands of Gogak Drowslammer and the Cheese hitters, Bucklebury came back with some fireworks of their own, scoring 7 runs in the top of the 9th inning of Game Seven to...

November 08, 2003

Fairies Sign Contract Extensions

BUCKLAND - Two potential free agents for 2005 were taken off the market, as the Bucklebury Fairies signed Arweand Belámir and Borulf Celorfilad to new contracts. Belámir, an outfielder who's been the Fairies' primary DH and leadoff hitter this...

October 07, 2003

In Search of Kogar

An Intimate Chat with League Record-Breaker, Kogar Facedragger by Lavender Bracegirdle Boffins relayed by Radagast the Brown SHIRE, EAST FARTHING It was a clear day, a promising day, when I set out to find Middle Earth's fastest rising star--not fair...

Despite Cap's nasty reputation for violently killing Hobbits, my will was set, and only death would break it. Within a few minutes, I found myself at the Buckland home of team owner and manager, Brandywine Bucktook, (a third cousin of mine on my mother's side.) While I munched on a mid-morning snack of seed cakes and cheese with tea, Bran made arrangements for an interview on my behalf. Two hours later, I was on my way to Mordor.

BARAD-DUR
The smell caught me off-guard as I followed an Orc named "Krag" to the "apartment" (term used loosely) Kogar sublets in the tower of Barad-Dur. Bran Bucktook had warned me about the smell, and her words served as a reminder as I struggled to keep composure. "Pretend you don't smell a thing," she advised. "It's important to remember that they don't like the way we smell anymore than we like their scent. Don't go on about how they reek unless you'd like to find yourself the main course of an impromptu picnic."

As a safety precaution, Bran had arranged for me to be escorted by Radagast the Brown, a kindly wizard with a powerful staff the size of a malorn tree. Radagast remained one step behind, ever-alert, as we entered the cubicle-sized living quarters of Kogar Facedragger.

Kogar immediately welcomed us inside and offered a draught of strong mead he had imported just for the occasion. The Orc was all smiles. "I don't get many visitors here," he said, as he seated himself atop a pile of rotting carcasses. "Could I offer you some meats? A fine dwarf leg, perhaps?" Though I had missed elevensies and it looked like I'd be missing lunch, too, I politely declined and cut right to the chase.

"Tell me, Cap: Who is the real Kogar Facedragger?" I gently prodded. The Orc, still smiling, placed a hand over the spot where a heart might potentially be. "The real Kogar," he began, "is not just about guts and glory. I am an ocean, a river, a poet, a song."

Stunned by this surprising turn of tenderness, I prodded further, asking him to share with us a glimpse into his innermost thoughts. What he said next brought a tear to my eye.

"I collect fingers, dwarf fingers mostly, but I also have an extensive collection of elf and man flesh. I take long walks in the rain, and love to snuggle round a good, blazing fire." Cap wiped a tear with his sleeve. "My secret desire is to someday have a room full of little Orclings running around. I'm a real family Orc."

Cap then told me of his Orclinghood on the slopes of Mount Doom; how his father had tragically been eaten by his mother, and then his steady climb to success as a professional baseball player. When asked about the recent incident involving the dismembered Hobbit, Cap shrugged and said, "I'm just an honest Orc trying to make an honest living. That particular Hobbit had it coming."

"Was there provocation, then?" I asked. A shadow crossed Cap's face as he growled, "He looked at me funny." Almost immediately, the shadow lifted, and Cap jumped from his seat. "Do you wanna play Twister? I've got board games. Scrabble? Parcheesi?"

I declined his offer to play and thanked the Orc for a brilliant interview.

BREE
Radagast the Brown speaking. It is with a heavy heart that I write the sad end to this tale. Minutes after Lavender's fond farewell, a band of neighboring Orcs had us surrounded. I fought off some thirty Orcs, but by the time I had finished, it was too late. The only remains I found of dear Lavender were her notebook and this quill I am using to write with. Poor Lavender's last words were, "I'll wrap up this last paragraph when we get to the Prancing Pony."

I have taken the liberty of editing any general spelling errors and filling in missing details for the final copy, especially in relation to the size of my staff.

Sleep well, sweet Hobbit.

September 10, 2003

Fairies New Logo

By Tolman Smallburrow from Archet BUCKLAND - The recently moved Bucklebury Fairies unveiled its new logo today. The whimsical nature of the artwork, while pleasing to the elves and hobbits, has not made the transition to Buckland any easier...

September 07, 2003

Losers Move to Buckland, Renamed 'Fairies'

By Nerin Silverfeet BUCKLAND - A harried-looking, blood-smeared Brandywine Bucktook, team owner, gave a startling announcement to League officials this morning that the Lonely Mountain Losers ball club will be relocating to Buckland, near the Brandywine River of the Shire....

Permission to change the name was first obtained from League Commissioner, Solonor Rasreth. "I didn't want to call the team together for a new-name brainstorming session without getting the green light from Commissioner Rasreth first," said Bucktook. "I didn't want to get the team's hopes up. You know how Orcs can be when they've got their hearts set on something--they can get pretty riled up, and I don't need anyone eating anyone else again this year."

Initial brainstorming sessions went well, as the Dwarf-monopolized team met with their Orc, Elf, and Hobbit team mates in Smaug's Lair, Lonely Mountain, but matters soon turned ugly. "We dwarves were in favor of 'the Lonely Mountain Arkenboys,' as a nod to our most precious Arkenstone," said Hammermaker. "But with the addition of certain female Hobbits on the team, that name was instantly shot down."

Camellia Baggins, recently signed for the Minor Leagues, suggested a less sex-exclusive name. "I wanted 'the Lonely Mountain Lovegirdles,'" said Baggins. "But once I suggested it, all Mordor broke loose." The team burst into fierce and bloody brawling, which team management was unable to control. After three days of relentless fist-swinging and axe-brandishing, team owner Bran Bucktook made an executive decision. "I pretty much stood on top of a pile of Orc carcasses and let them have it," said Bucktook. "I told them that I'd had enough of this stinking cave and that we'd be moving the team entirely to Buckland, where the sun actually shines once in a while. Of course, this announcement was met by more bloodshed, but by then all the real troublemakers had fallen to their deaths, and we were able to pick up the pieces and move on."

The new team name was given a mixed reception, but none were more upset about it than team leader Kobur Hammermaker. "We've gone from being the Losers to the Fairies," said Hammermaker. "It's just gone from bad to worse."

Hammermaker has accused team owner Bran Bucktook of moving to Buckland for personal motives. "She's only interested in a good draught of 1420. We could've moved anywhere in Middle Earth, but she chose an area particularly well known for the growing of pipe-weed. I think that says something about her motivations." Bucktook denies the allegations. "The decision to move to Buckland was made purely in the interest of the team."

The team will be training as The Bucklebury Fairies this spring.

April 14, 2003

Losers Top Spenders

Salaries Stay Below Cap For Now Lonely Mtn - As the initial draft was coming to a close, Saturday, it became apparent that the Losers were not afraid to spend to win. At $80,878,028, Lonely Mountain's payroll is the largest...

As expected, Arweogast Belaraviel, 32, became the highest paid player in the league when he signed with the Bag End Bombers for just over $22 million. Belaraviel, a first baseman with 11 years experience in previous leagues (mainly the United Association of Sorcerors Baseball Teams and the Bywater Baseball League), joins Gondor's third baseman, Iseolf "Nitro" Imreogorn, 35, as the SGCBL's first and only $20 million players.

A complete financial report for the league can be viewed online at http://solonor.com/baseball/stats/lfin.html