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October 06, 2014

MC Star of the Week Named

Monday, April 8th, 2030 Minto Mulhall, known affectionately as "the old man" by the younger players in the Hops clubhouse, showed his teammates how to do it last week -- and in the process the 35-year-old vet beat out all...

Whistler Spins No-Hitter Against Lothlorien

Saturday, April 6th, 2030 Ediberto Whistler relied on excellent pitch selection and pinpoint control to hold Lothlorien hitless in his 3-0 win. "I stayed ahead of batters," he said after the game, "and was able to get a lot of...

September 27, 2014

Hobbit RJW to Fill GM Role for Hops

Monday, March 18th, 2030 The Misty Mountain Hops have reached an agreement with Hobbit RJW to be their new General Manager. The Hops will hold a press conference at one o'clock to address the signing....

August 11, 2014

Armormaster, Lomebrildur Swap Clubs

Tuesday, January 8th, 2030 In an effort to add some depth to its roster, the Rivendell Royals have swapped 25-year-old catcher Foinus Armormaster to the Misty Mountain Hops for 27-year-old starting pitcher Tavseen Lomebrildur and 23-year-old minor league reliever Golliagol...

August 04, 2014

It's Official: CF Elölindë Signs with Hops

Saturday, December 29th, 2029 The Hops today announced that they have come to terms with Diazava Elölindë, a 29-year-old center fielder they've been scouting for a while. Elölindë will earn $19,800,000 a year over 5 years and is expected to...

Misty Mountain Makes Big Splash in Free Agency: Signs SS

Tuesday, December 18th, 2029 As speculation mounted into the morning, rumors over a final agreement between Carl Sandburg and Misty Mountain became a reality, with the star opting for a $3,560,000 deal over 1 year. His lifetime stats show that...

July 31, 2014

Misty Mountain Inks Star CF to $100,000,000 Deal

Sunday, December 16th, 2029 Misty Mountain came to terms with veteran center fielder Mark Sheppard today, locking up the 34-year-old to a $100,000,000, 5-year deal. Sheppard is hitting .284 lifetime with 1026 hits, 207 doubles, 35 triples, 162 home runs...

July 17, 2014

Misty Mountain's Whistler Takes Best Pitcher Prize

Monday, November 12th, 2029 The Gandalf Pitcher Award for 2029 has been presented and the Mordor Conference winner is Ediberto Whistler of Misty Mountain. "It's always nice to receive an award like this," said Whistler. "I just hope I can...

Mordor Conference Selects Best Rookie

Monday, November 12th, 2029 The outstanding Mordor Conference newcomer for 2029 has been selected and the trophy goes to Misty Mountain first baseman Issth Foriand. He received the Frodo Rookie Award on the strength of his fine performance this season....

May 15, 2014

Misty Mountain Loses Dap, Out 3-4 Months

Monday, August 6th, 2029 David Dap will have to wait a while longer. The Misty Mountain reliever was informed this afternoon that he will miss another 3-4 months with a torn triceps. The injury has kept him off the field...

May 05, 2014

MC's Star Player Named

Monday, July 16th, 2029 26-year-old Fral Orcteeth sent shock waves through Tolkien Baseball last week with an eye-popping performance that brought him the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award. A newcomer to the league, Orcteeth made the establishment sit...

April 17, 2014

Misty Mountain Starter Selected Best Pitcher

Sunday, July 1st, 2029 Ediberto Whistler left little doubt in the minds of Mordor Conference officials that he should be named June's Pitcher of the Month for his outstanding performance. "I wasn't always confident at the start of a game,"...

March 28, 2014

Big Bat Pays Off, Foriand Player of the Week

Monday, May 21st, 2029 One of the league's most exciting young players, Issth Foriand of the Misty Mountain Hops earned himself Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors with a standout performance in last week's games. For the week the...

March 20, 2014

Hops Fields April's #1 Pitcher

Tuesday, May 1st, 2029 Peregrin Fields's been around the league long enough to appreciate the honor he received today. After going 5-0 in April, the 29-year-old Misty Mountain hurler has been named Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month. He fanned...

March 04, 2014

MC Names Hops Imrithor Winner

Monday, April 9th, 2029 25-year-old Oltina Imrithor sent shock waves through Tolkien Baseball last week with an eye-popping performance that brought her the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award. A newcomer to the league, Imrithor made the establishment sit...

February 17, 2014

Hammerarm Injury Update

Wednesday, March 7th, 2029 Team officials for the Misty Mountain Hops have revealed that the recent injury to Guggek Hammerarm will keep him out for 9-10 months. The 23-year-old right fielder suffered a ruptured medial collateral ligament on 03/04/2029. He...

December 09, 2013

On a Roll: Orcteeth Hits for Cycle

Tuesday, September 19th, 2028 Fral Orcteeth produced one of the rarest feats in baseball today when he hit for the cycle against the Dunharrow Devils in the Misty Mountain 8-0 win at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras. Afterward, Orcteeth...

October 17, 2013

Brian Middlebrook Captures MC Award

Monday, June 26th, 2028 Misty Mountain Hops right fielder Brian Middlebrook rose above the controversy surrounding his soon-to-expire contract, thriving under pressure last week and copping the Player of the Week award in the Mordor Conference. Middlebrook put up a...

Middlebrook Touches All the Bases, Hits for Cycle

Thursday, June 22nd, 2028 Misty Mountain right fielder Brian Middlebrook had a field day at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras battering Dagorlad pitchers and hitting for the cycle. He sparked the Hops to a 2-1 triumph over the Disaster...

September 09, 2013

Belorfir Belts 3 HR Against Mirkwood

Monday, April 24th, 2028 Borelas Belorfir, the Misty Mountain left fielder, put on a dazzling display of power today at Woodland Field against the Mirkwood Marauders. In the 22-2 victory Belorfir penned his name into the record books, slamming a...

August 29, 2013

Whistler Receives Injury Update

Wednesday, April 5th, 2028 Since 04/02/2028, when he suffered a torn back muscle, Ediberto Whistler has been waiting. Waiting to hear how badly he injured himself during that day's game. Today word came down from the doctors that the Misty...

May 06, 2013

MC Player of the Week Awarded

Monday, August 2nd, 2027 His hard work and hustle paid off this week. The hard-working and hard-playing Celillbo Lomambor was rewarded with the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors. The scrappy Misty Mountain Hops second baseman hit .414 while...

March 18, 2013

Whistler MC Winner, Top Hurler in May

Tuesday, June 1st, 2027 The premier pitcher this past month in the Mordor Conference was Ediberto Whistler of the Misty Mountain Hops. He was one mighty tough pitcher, finishing May with a sensational 6-0 record and a 1.76 ERA. The...

January 17, 2013

Misty Mountain Deals Trample to Ravenhill for Orcteeth

Friday, January 1st, 2027 The Misty Mountain Hops and Ravenhill Darkwings have put the finishing touches on a deal that was weeks in the making. Misty Mountain will part with 27-year-old second baseman Borigal Trample, while the Darkwings have dealt...

December 20, 2012

MC Frodo Rookie Award Announced

Thursday, November 12th, 2026 Ediberto Whistler's age didn't show very often in his first year. He performed more like a veteran on the hill for the Misty Mountain Hops and today he walked away with the 2026 Mordor Conference Frodo...

First Baseman Installed in Hall of Fame

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2026 The baseball legends today welcomed to their exclusive club a new first baseman by the name of Buffy *Balrog Slayer. Her induction ceremony was held today at the Tolkien Baseball Hall of Fame. "I remember thinking...

December 03, 2012

Trample Selected Top Player

Monday, September 28th, 2026 At the age of 27, Borigal Trample might have some potential he hasn't realized yet -- if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Misty Mountain shortstop put up some exceptional numbers...

November 19, 2012

Fields Grabs MC Top Pitcher Trophy

Tuesday, September 1st, 2026 Peregrin Fields has made fans throughout Tolkien Baseball take notice over the past month with an exceptional 5-0 record. No pitcher in the Mordor Conference threw better in August, garnering him the Pitcher of the Month...

October 01, 2012

On a Roll: Middlebrook Hits for Cycle

Friday, May 29th, 2026 4 hits is a great day for any player, but when they come in four different denominations, that's a cycle -- a rarity by baseball's standards. Brian Middlebrook had a single, double, triple and home run...

August 06, 2012

Week's #1 Player: Misty Mountain's Glimmerhand

Monday, April 6th, 2026 At the age of 34, Arghren Glimmerhand might have some potential he hasn't realized yet -- if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Misty Mountain catcher put up some exceptional numbers...

2000th Hit for Glimmerhand

Sunday, April 5th, 2026 For Arghren Glimmerhand, it was a red-letter day. The Misty Mountain Hops catcher slapped his 2000th career hit. That his team defeated the Lothlorien Lumberjacks, 2-1, made it even sweeter. His manager paid tribute to Glimmerhand...

April 26, 2012

Misty Mountain Loses Dap for 14 Months

Monday, August 18th, 2025: A blow for David Dap today -- team doctors were able to determine the full extent of his recent injury. He will miss 14 months with a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Dap suffered the injury on...

April 23, 2012

Glimmerhand Joins Kings of Clout with #300

Wednesday, August 6th, 2025: Misty Mountain's 6-3 victory over Dunharrow was highlighted by Arghren Glimmerhand'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," Glimmerhand...

April 12, 2012

Star of the Week Picked in MC

Monday, August 4th, 2025: His teammates, fans, peers and even the BNN sportswriters all agreed that Sanai the Sly was worthy of the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award. During the week the Misty Mountain center fielder compiled a...

February 23, 2012

the Wretched Signs for 7 years

Friday, May 9th, 2025: Media analysts hailed Misty Mountain's signing of Vrsorbag the Wretched, one of Tolkien Baseball's brightest stars, as a pivotal move. While the deal is certain to raise a few eyebrows, the Wretched is expected to earn...

January 12, 2012

Stars Send Sandburg to Misty Mountain

Monday, February 17th, 2025: Everybody is overjoyed with a trade consummated today by the Grey Havens Stars and the Misty Mountain Hops. In the deal Grey Havens got 21-year-old minor league starting pitcher Elreamer Isadriel from Misty Mountain and dealt...

January 09, 2012

Misty Mountain, Ravenhill Swap Players

Monday, February 10th, 2025: BNN is reporting a rumored trade between the Misty Mountain Hops and Ravenhill Darkwings has been finalized. The deal, which is expected to be announced sometime during the next few hours, will reportedly send 26-year-old starting...

January 05, 2012

Star 3B Signs Extension with Misty Mountain

Wednesday, February 5th, 2025: Puuggek Orcsmith might be greedy, but there's no disputing his talent. The hotshot third baseman will pocket $28,500,000 after re-signing with the Hops earlier today, and will hang around another 4 years. Some more financially prudent...

October 20, 2011

Rubalcaba Big Deal in Misty Mountain: Hits for Cycle

Thursday, August 15th, 2024: Haleodur Rubalcaba ripped out 1 single, 1 double, 1 triple and 1 home run for the Misty Mountain Hops yesterday, but it was all for naught as Misty Mountain lost to Lothlorien 20-9. "I can't get...

September 05, 2011

Misty Mountain's Orcsmith Gets MC Player of the Week

Monday, May 27th, 2024: It's always a thrill for fans of the team and students of the game alike when a superstar in the making shows what he's got. Puuggek Orcsmith, the Misty Mountain Hops 24-year-old third baseman, put himself...

August 25, 2011

*Balrog Slayer Takes This Week's Trophy

Monday, May 6th, 2024: A battle-tested Buffy *Balrog Slayer declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran she is. Today the 37-year-old Misty Mountain first baseman collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week...

Number 3000 for *Balrog Slayer

Friday, May 3rd, 2024: Buffy *Balrog Slayer of the Misty Mountain Hops collected career hit number 3000 against the Carrock Bears today. The 37-year-old first baseman went 2 for 3 in a 8-1 Misty Mountain victory at Old League Park....

April's Premier Batter Announced

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024: When guys like Misty Mountain's Arghren Glimmerhand win Batter of the Month awards, it just makes you feel good. In a productive April, the longtime Mordor Conference veteran toyed with opposing pitchers all month long, collecting...

August 18, 2011

MC's #1 Player, Glimmerhand of Misty Mountain

Monday, April 22nd, 2024: At the age of 32, Arghren Glimmerhand might have some potential he hasn't realized yet -- if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Misty Mountain catcher put up some exceptional numbers...

Star RF Signs Pact with Hops

Thursday, April 18th, 2024: The Misty Mountain Hops have finished a deal with All Star-caliber right fielder Brian Middlebrook that will extend his stay in Misty Mountain at least 4 years and will pay out $45,250,000. Presently Middlebrook is hitting...

August 08, 2011

Glimmerhand Finalizes Contract Extension with Misty Mountain

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024: Misty Mountain fans celebrated as word of a signing became reality. Arghren Glimmerhand won't be pulling up stakes anytime soon, as he has signed a 4-year extension at a pay rate of $22,560,000 per annum. Since...

July 01, 2011

Star MR Goldsplitter Signs for 3 years

Friday, November 17th, 2023: Happy times in Misty Mountain as the Hops and star reliever Noisur Goldsplitter put the finishing touches on a $6,000,000 contract extension that will keep the 27-year-old in town 3 years longer. The signing is great...

June 27, 2011

Buffy *Balrog Slayer named Mordor MVP

Saturday, November 4th, 2023: Buffy *Balrog Slayer has been a consistent force for the Misty Mountain Hops for many years, but it has been a while since she won any batting trophies. That was remedied this season, as the slugger...

2023 MC Best Batter, Misty Mountain's *Balrog Slayer

Friday, November 3rd, 2023: What a way to finish off the year -- being honored with the 2023 Sam Gamgee Batter in the Mordor Conference. It had already been a very special season for Misty Mountain's Buffy *Balrog Slayer, but...

May 30, 2011

Hops Lose Mungo Hedgeworth

Thursday, September 21st, 2023: Disappointing news today for Misty Mountain Hops fans. Mungo Hedgeworth was hurt throwing the ball in their game against the Dunharrow Devils and has a strained hamstring. Team trainers were hesitant to predict a date for...

May 19, 2011

*Balrog Slayer Cops MC Batter of the Month Honors

Friday, September 1st, 2023: On the heels of a very productive August, Buffy *Balrog Slayer received Mordor Conference Batter of the Month recognition today. The battle-tested first baseman hit .426 for the Misty Mountain Hops and racked up 15 home...

May 12, 2011

Hops Lose Hedgeworth for 5 Weeks

Sunday, August 20th, 2023: It took the Misty Mountain team doctor a while to realize it, but left fielder Mungo Hedgeworth won't simply play through a quad strain after he got hurt running the bases in today's Witch Kings-Hops game....

May 05, 2011

*Balrog Slayer MC's Best of the Week

Monday, August 14th, 2023: In the twilight of her career, 36-year-old Buffy *Balrog Slayer of Misty Mountain recaptured some of the old magic last week and came away with the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award. "I've been playing...

April 29, 2011

Kings, Hops Confirm Swap

Monday, July 31st, 2023: The Numenor Kings addressed a concern today, coming to terms with the Misty Mountain Hops on a trade that will send 39-year-old starting pitcher Hallalonn Brilhirion from the Kings to the Hops in exchange for 21-year-old...

Green, Nosehammer Swap Clubs

Monday, July 31st, 2023: Officials for Weathertop confirmed that they have traded 34-year-old starting pitcher Carl Green to the Misty Mountain Hops. In return, the Witch Kings will receive 20-year-old minor league starting pitcher Pruurag Nosehammer and a 3rd round...

April 18, 2011

MC Trophy Goes to Glimmerhand of Misty Mountain

Monday, July 17th, 2023: There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Arghren Glimmerhand, the Misty Mountain catcher, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid his...

April 04, 2011

*Balrog Slayer Makes 600 Mark

Tuesday, June 20th, 2023: She has done it! Buffy *Balrog Slayer has become the first player to reach the 600 home run mark. She did it today, but the Misty Mountain Hops still dropped the game to the Grey Havens...

Misty Mountain's Glimmerhand to Miss 6 Weeks

Tuesday, June 20th, 2023: A blow for Arghren Glimmerhand today -- team doctors confirmed he will miss 6 weeks with a fractured hand. Glimmerhand suffered the injury being hit by a pitch. Although officials from the Misty Mountain Hops are...

March 31, 2011

Mungo Hedgeworth Will Miss 6 Weeks

Tuesday, June 13th, 2023: Mungo Hedgeworth of the Misty Mountain Hops was injured in today's game against Dunharrow and had to be helped off the field by the trainers. The initial diagnosis is a herniated disc and he is expected...

March 21, 2011

Hedgeworth Wins MC Player of the Week Prize

Monday, May 29th, 2023: Mungo Hedgeworth is respected by most Misty Mountain Hops fans for his no-frills style of play. The 22-year-old third baseman went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Mordor Conference Player of the...

March 14, 2011

*Balrog Slayer Picked MC Player of the Week

Monday, May 15th, 2023: A battle-tested Buffy *Balrog Slayer declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran she is. Today the 36-year-old Misty Mountain first baseman collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week...

February 10, 2011

Star SP Signs Pact with Hops

Saturday, March 18th, 2023: Happy times in Misty Mountain as the Hops and star starting pitcher Timlus Beardsmelter put the finishing touches on a $13,500,000 contract extension that will keep the 30-year-old in town 2 years longer. The signing is...

Star SP the Wretched Signs for 2 years

Tuesday, March 14th, 2023: Media analysts hailed Misty Mountain's signing of Vrsorbag the Wretched, one of Tolkien Baseball's brightest stars, as a pivotal move. While the deal is certain to raise a few eyebrows, the Wretched is expected to earn...

January 26, 2011

Mirkwood, Misty Mountain Swap Players

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023: The Baseball News Network is reporting that the Marauders and Hops have consummated a trade. Misty Mountain will receive 32-year-old second baseman Borg Ditchdigger in a swap for 26-year-old shortstop Sim Brandybuck. A league analyst called...

December 13, 2010

Hops Triumph in 2022 Return of the King Series

Monday, October 31st, 2022: How does it feel to win the Return of the King Series? "It's strange. Weird," is the way the Misty Mountain manager put it. "Like it was supposed to happen. Whenever something did happen, it didn't...

November 01, 2010

MC Player of the Week Named

Monday, August 15th, 2022: Arghren Glimmerhand is respected by most Misty Mountain Hops fans for his no-frills style of play. The 30-year-old catcher went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Mordor Conference Player of the Week...

October 26, 2010

MC's Premier Batter Picked

Monday, August 1st, 2022: Buffy *Balrog Slayer battered Mordor 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...

October 18, 2010

Player of the Week: *Balrog Slayer of the Hops

Monday, July 18th, 2022: After all of Buffy *Balrog Slayer's years in baseball, some have suggested -- albeit very delicately -- that she should think about calling it quits. But the "mature adult," as she calls herself, showed last week...

Beardsmelter Holds Wyrms Scoreless

Saturday, July 9th, 2022: Fans at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras witnessed the Hops blank the Wyrms behind a superb effort by Timlus Beardsmelter. The Misty Mountain pitcher allowed 1 hit in recording the shutout. So far this season...

October 14, 2010

Misty Mountain Ships Handtrembler to Numenor

Monday, July 4th, 2022: Misty Mountain and Numenor have made a swap. Players involved in the transaction are the Hops 19-year-old minor league reliever Muumsh Handtrembler and 21-year-old minor league starting pitcher Tigtai Bugast and the Kings 22-year-old minor league...

Hall of Fame Inducts Starting Pitcher

Monday, July 4th, 2022: What a way to cap a glorious career -- get elected to the Tolkien Baseball Hall of Fame. That's exactly what happened to pitching star, Sorrel Amblestar. The Baseball Writers Association rewarded him for his sensational...

September 23, 2010

Barrage of Hits Gets Glimmerhand MC Award

Monday, June 13th, 2022: There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Arghren Glimmerhand, the Misty Mountain catcher, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid his...

September 20, 2010

Misty Mountain's *Balrog Slayer Top MC Batter in May

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022: Buffy *Balrog Slayer battered Mordor 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...

September 13, 2010

Week's Top Performer Honored by MC

Monday, May 30th, 2022: A battle-tested Buffy *Balrog Slayer declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran she is. Today the 35-year-old Misty Mountain first baseman collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week...

August 26, 2010

Erebor, Misty Mountain Close Deal

Monday, April 18th, 2022: The Erebor Eagles have released a statement confirming the trade of 39-year-old shortstop Hamson Muddyfoot to the Misty Mountain Hops for 25-year-old minor league starting pitcher Gloilin Oreback. The deal was finalized today. This year Muddyfoot...

August 19, 2010

*Balrog Slayer's 23-Game Hit Streak Ends

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022: Buffy *Balrog Slayer's hit streak ended at 23 games today as the Hops first baseman went 0-for-4 in a 6-0 loss to the Devils. "It's one of those things," *Balrog Slayer said. "It just didn't happen....

Bad News for Misty Mountain, Lómithien Injured

Friday, April 1st, 2022: Misty Mountain Hops shortstop Thaithor Lómithien left yesterday's game against the Grey Havens Stars after suffering a concussion colliding with a player at a base. Lómithien was taken to the clubhouse for examination by team doctors....

June 03, 2010

Number 2500 for *Balrog Slayer

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021: The box score from yesterday's game will show that Misty Mountain beat the Grey Havens Stars, 3-1. It will also show that first baseman Buffy *Balrog Slayer went 2-for-4 for the Hops. It will not show,...

May 24, 2010

Snowthorns Triumph in 2021 Single A Championships

Saturday, September 4th, 2021: The celebrations have begun. The streets are alive with people and the confetti is flying. The Southfarthing Snowthorns have done it -- they won the 2021 Single A Championships. The Snowthorns defeated the Ettenmoors Eruption 6-3...

May 17, 2010

Star RF Middlebrook Signs for 3 years

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021: Happy times in Misty Mountain as the Hops and star right fielder Brian Middlebrook put the finishing touches on a $20,760,000 contract extension that will keep the 25-year-old in town 3 years longer. The signing is...

May 10, 2010

Hops RF Calafalas Out

Friday, August 6th, 2021: It was announced today in Misty Mountain that Hops right fielder Idril Calafalas will be on the mend for 7 weeks because of a hamstring strain she sustained in a recent game against the Dead Marshes...

April 29, 2010

Misty Mountain's *Balrog Slayer Top MC Batter in July

Sunday, August 1st, 2021: Though her face is weathered and her hands are calloused, Buffy *Balrog Slayer can still get it done in Tolkien Baseball. In fact, the 34-year-old first baseman for Misty Mountain was named the Mordor Conference Batter...

Trade: Tendertush for Tendertush

Monday, July 26th, 2021: After a week of negotiations, the Hops and Miners have come to terms on a deal that will send 24-year-old reliever Bodo Tendertush to Moria for 22-year-old minor league reliever Berliac Tendertush. This season Tendertush has...

April 26, 2010

Week's #1 Player: Misty Mountain's Calafalas

Monday, July 26th, 2021: Veteran Idril Calafalas had a great week at the plate for the Hops to capture the majority of votes for Player of the Week in the Mordor Conference. The 33-year-old Misty Mountain right fielder built a...

Bounders Chill *Balrog Slayer's Hot Streak

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021: Buffy *Balrog Slayer's 21-game hitting streak has now come and gone. It was snapped today in the Hops 7-1 setback to the Bounders. *Balrog Slayer went without a hit in 4 trips to the plate. Talking...

Miners Ship Tendertush To Hops

Monday, July 19th, 2021: The Miners announced today that they have sent 24-year-old reliever Bodo Tendertush to the Hops in exchange for a 3rd round draft pick. To date this year Tendertush has fashioned a 2.22 ERA over 48.2 innings...

April 22, 2010

Calafalas Bangs 3 HR Against Mirkwood

Sunday, July 18th, 2021: Idril Calafalas of the Misty Mountain Hops had a lot to celebrate in today's 10-4 win over the Mirkwood Marauders. Three times she celebrated by pounding the ball out of Woodland Field. She kiddingly told reporters...

April 12, 2010

*Balrog Slayer Wallops #500

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021: It was a historic day for Misty Mountain's fine first baseman Buffy *Balrog Slayer. She slammed home run number 500 in the Hops 6-5 loss to the Ravenhill Darkwings at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras....

March 29, 2010

Veteran C Glimmerhand Stays in Misty Mountain

Thursday, May 27th, 2021: Fans hailed the signing of Arghren Glimmerhand today as the Misty Mountain Hops catcher came to terms with the club. Set to make $69,930,000 over the upcoming 3 years, Glimmerhand signed primarily out of loyalty to...

March 26, 2010

Hops Amblestar Out Permanently, Can't Come Back From Injury

Monday, May 24th, 2021: The news couldn't be any worse -- Misty Mountain doctors told Sorrel Amblestar his baseball career is probably over. The 37-year-old starting pitcher received the harrowing news yesterday. Hops team officials were notified that Amblestar had...

Hops Bugbearshaker Suffers Injury

Friday, May 21st, 2021: The Misty Mountain Hops were dealt a severe blow when Higor Bugbearshaker was hurt throwing a pitch recently in a game against the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai. After the game, the team trainer reported Bugbearshaker might have...

March 04, 2010

Ouch! Sorrel Amblestar Shelved by Injury

Thursday, April 1st, 2021: Misty Mountain fans will be disappointed to learn that Sorrel Amblestar suffered elbow inflammation while throwing a pitch in today's game. After the doctor informed the Misty Mountain Hops manager that Amblestar was expected to miss...

February 10, 2010

Lake Town, Misty Mountain Deal Made

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021: Fans in Lake Town woke up this morning to learn that their team had traded 22-year-old reliever Arweowyn Eläthien, 24-year-old minor league reliever Christopher Turtleherder and 20-year-old minor league right fielder Buudush Toothchewer to the Misty...

February 01, 2010

Veteran Ravensword Agrees to 2-Year Deal

Thursday, December 31st, 2020: Despite his solid numbers, some fans questioned the value of the Royce Ravensword signing even as Misty Mountain officials paraded him before the media this afternoon. Ravensword will surely bring a lot to the club, but...

December 03, 2009

*Balrog Slayer Cops MC Batter of the Month Honors

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020: On the heels of a very productive August, Buffy *Balrog Slayer received Mordor Conference Batter of the Month recognition today. The battle-tested first baseman hit .404 for the Misty Mountain Hops and racked up 17 home...

November 26, 2009

Beardsmelter Signs for 3 years

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020: The Misty Mountain Hops have finished a deal with All Star-caliber starting pitcher Timlus Beardsmelter that will extend his stay in Misty Mountain at least 3 years and will pay out $11,400,000. Looking at his season...

November 19, 2009

Red-Hot Calafalas MC Player of the Week

Monday, August 10th, 2020: At the age of 32, Idril Calafalas might have some potential she hasn't realized yet -- if her success at the plate last week is any indication. The Misty Mountain right fielder put up some exceptional...

November 09, 2009

Falathion of Misty Mountain Player of the Week

Monday, July 20th, 2020: Sarkthor Falathion has the tools to stick in this league for many years. The 23-year-old right fielder of the Misty Mountain Hops had a pretty fair bat in the Mordor Conference over the past seven days...

November 05, 2009

Lake Town-Misty Mountain Trade: Fiol for Eowiowyn

Monday, July 6th, 2020: The Baseball News Network is reporting that the Archers and Hops have consummated a trade. Misty Mountain will receive 20-year-old minor league first baseman Arweolbo Fiol and 18-year-old minor league starting pitcher Nolak the Wicked in...

November 02, 2009

*Balrog Slayer Claims MC Batter of the Month Award

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020: Seasoned by several years of professional experience, 33-year-old Buffy *Balrog Slayer put together a solid offensive month for Misty Mountain and was crowned June's top batter in the Mordor Conference. She batted .330 with 12 home...

October 05, 2009

Quinn Ladygrass to Miss 3-4 Months

Thursday, May 14th, 2020: "I'm frustrated right now," said Misty Mountain starting pitcher Quinn Ladygrass. "I can't help this team by sitting on the bench or in the training room." Unfortunately for the Hops, that's where she will be spending...

September 24, 2009

MC Star of the Week Named

Monday, April 27th, 2020: 24-year-old Syo-go Beagol sent shock waves through Tolkien Baseball last week with an eye-popping performance that brought him the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award. A newcomer to the league, Beagol made the establishment sit...

July 25, 2009

MC Frodo Rookie Award Goes to Falathion

Today the Mordor Conference announced the winner of the 2019 Frodo Rookie Award. The top-ranked rookie was the talented Misty Mountain right fielder Sarkthor Falathion. The 22-year-old Hops newcomer took the trophy by hitting .278 in 128 games this season...

Dagorlad-Misty Mountain Trade Confirmed

The general manager of the Dagorlad Disaster has signed off on a trade for Misty Mountain's 28-year old starting pitcher Carl Headstrong, 22-year old minor league starting pitcher Kuung Parth Gam and 23-year old second baseman Bilbo Middlebrook. To complete...

June 15, 2009

MC Star of the Week Picked

His hard work and hustle paid off this week. The hard-working and hard-playing Arghren Glimmerhand was rewarded with the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors. The scrappy Misty Mountain Hops catcher hit .556 while collecting 10 hits in 18...

June 01, 2009

Misty Mountain, Veteran Calafalas Sign Deal

The Hops must be relieved this evening as word that Idril Calafalas has decided to stay put became reality. The 31-year-old will call Misty Mountain home for at least another 2 years. So far in 2019 Calafalas is batting .290...

*Balrog Slayer Collects Hit Number 2000

Misty Mountain first baseman Buffy *Balrog Slayer finished the day with 2 hits in 4 at-bats and 2000 career hits. The Hops also finished off the Royals, 6-5. The 32-year-old *Balrog Slayer added her name to the list of players...

May 11, 2009

Week's #1 Player: Misty Mountain's Calafalas

Her hard work and hustle paid off this week. The hard-working and hard-playing Idril Calafalas was rewarded with the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors. The scrappy Misty Mountain Hops right fielder hit .400 while collecting 12 hits in...

April 16, 2009

*Balrog Slayer Picked MC Player of the Week

There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Buffy *Balrog Slayer, the Misty Mountain first baseman, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid her team, but...

April 06, 2009

April's Premier Batter Announced

On the heels of a very productive April, Buffy *Balrog Slayer received Mordor Conference Batter of the Month recognition today. The battle-tested first baseman hit .375 for the Misty Mountain Hops and racked up 13 home runs, 32 RBIs and...

March 30, 2009

#400 for *Balrog Slayer

It was an historic day in the life of Buffy *Balrog Slayer. The 31-year-old Misty Mountain first baseman recorded the 400th homer of her career in the Hops 7-3 triumph over the Ravenhill Darkwings on April 20. In the clubhouse...

March 23, 2009

*Balrog Slayer: Big Hit in the Mordor Conference

At the age of 31, Buffy *Balrog Slayer might have some potential she hasn't realized yet -- if her success at the plate last week is any indication. The Misty Mountain first baseman put up some exceptional numbers the past...

March 13, 2009

Season Ends for Tran Clawfoot of Misty Mountain

The season is ending on a bad note for Tran Clawfoot, second baseman for the Misty Mountain Hops. It was announced today that he will miss the rest of the season because of injury. Clawfoot was hurt against the Dead...

February 26, 2009

Star MR Preposterous Settles on Misty Mountain

The Hops pulled out all the stops today to announce the signing of reliever Hieronymous Preposterous. The 33-year-old is one of the game's preeminent playmakers and has definitely proven why he was such an attractive signing. The contract is a...

MR Erling Goldworthy Landing in Misty Mountain

Sportswriters, fans and team officials watched today as 36-year-old reliever Erling Goldworthy committed to a $5,000,000, 2-year deal with the Misty Mountain organization. Some openly worry that despite his talent, Goldworthy is too old to get it done anymore and...

February 23, 2009

Misty Mountain Wins Lottery for MR Grillo

Misty Mountain fans are justifiably excited today as the team unveiled their latest acquisition in Leopoldo Grillo. The 31-year-old is a big money player and will certainly have an immediate impact on the organization. Some estimates have him making $19,500,000...

February 13, 2009

Miners, Hops Confirm Swap

Fans in Moria woke up this morning to learn that their team had traded 34-year old starting pitcher Quinn Ladygrass to the Misty Mountain Hops. In return, the Miners will receive a 1st round draft pick. In her career Ladygrass...

January 05, 2009

Hookers Crowned AAA Champions

"It was two outs in the last inning of the 2018 League Championship Series and my heart is pounding. When the last out was made, a grand feeling came over me. We were the champs for today and forever. We...

December 11, 2008

*Balrog Slayer Snares MC Top Batter Award in August

Buffy *Balrog Slayer battered Mordor Conference pitchers all August 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 and day out...

MC Starter of the Month Goes to Amblestar

Despite the number of years he's been in the league, Sorrel Amblestar still gets excited when he puts together a quality stretch like he had in August. The 35-year-old starter for Misty Mountain was named Mordor Conference Pitcher of the...

December 08, 2008

200 Victories for Misty Mountain's Amblestar

Sorrel Amblestar of the Misty Mountain Hops pitched his way into the exclusive 200-win club August 21 at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras by stopping the Bywater Bounders 6-2. In his historic outing, he surrendered 4 hits and 1...

November 28, 2008

*Balrog Slayer's Strong Week Earns MC Trophy

There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Buffy *Balrog Slayer, the Misty Mountain first baseman, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid her team, but...

November 20, 2008

Veteran Amblestar Re-ups in Misty Mountain

The Misty Mountain Hops have finalized a deal with All Star-caliber starting pitcher Sorrel Amblestar that will extend his stay in Misty Mountain at least 3 years and will pay out $58,600,000. So far this season Amblestar has a 8-4...

Glimmerhand Signs for 3 years

Team officials triumphantly announced that the Hops and superstar catcher Arghren Glimmerhand have closed a deal that keeps the 26-year-old in a Misty Mountain uniform for another 3 years. Glimmerhand will earn $69,930,000 as part of the settlement. In the...

November 17, 2008

Hops Lose Toothchewer for Season

Doctors in Misty Mountain said Nazbog Toothchewer may not play anymore this year. The Hops starting pitcher received a ruptured tricep tendon during a game against the Dol Guldur Dragons and will be out for at least 10-11 months. Club...

October 23, 2008

Big Day for *Balrog Slayer: Swats 6 Hits

On top of the Misty Mountain hit parade June 9 was Buffy *Balrog Slayer. She went to the plate 6 times and marched away with 6 hits, sparking the Hops to a 7-6 victory over the Isengard Raiders. The sweet...

October 13, 2008

Eugene Mayes Sidelined for Season

The news is bad in Misty Mountain. The Hops have lost the services of starting pitcher Eugene Mayes for the rest of the season due to a ruptured disc. Mayes was injured in a recent game with the Dead Marshes...

October 07, 2008

Star of the Week Awarded in MC

Buffy *Balrog Slayer of the Misty Mountain Hops culminated a sensational week of play by being named the Mordor Conference Player of the Week. She rocked the opposition with a .433 batting average, 13 hits in 30 at-bats, 4 home...

September 18, 2008

Hops Clawfoot Out Rest Of Season

The season is ending on a bad note for Tran Clawfoot, second baseman for the Misty Mountain Hops. It was announced today that he will miss the rest of the season because of injury. Clawfoot was hurt against the Grey...

August 28, 2008

MR Elril-Garŕ Agrees to $3,375,000 Yearly Deal with Hops

The Hops and Lanar Elril-Garŕ reached an accord earlier today which brings the reliever to town for 2 years. Elril-Garŕ will pocket $6,750,000 total, and is widely expected to contribute significantly to the club's playoff drive. Taking the mound 563...

Misty Mountain Inks Star MR to $9,300,000 Deal

Word of a huge deal between Moles Moleman and Misty Mountain broke on BNN minutes before a deal was officially announced. The premiere reliever will play for an estimated $3,100,000 per year. He is definitely capable of putting together big...

August 11, 2008

New Hops GM meets press for first time

MISTY MTN - If one was looking for an indication of the direction that new Misty Mountain Hops GM Drew Marco would take the team, it may be difficult to figure out. On the one hand, he seems to want...

"In order to compete in the current market, we need to be able to be able to look for answers from both inside and outside the organization. We need to be able to develop players from within our organization as a means of providing potentially inexpensive talent." He added, "But we also need to be able to go out and find a player to plug into a particular role on the team if that makes sense. We expect to be able to compete in the free agent market, and in order to do that, we need to have inexpensive talent available from within our organization."

One of the main points that Marco continually hit upon in his comments was that other than his two stars-Amblestar and Buffy--everyone in the organization would be available for the right price.

"Obviously," he said, "the core of our team is Ambelstar and Buffy and we intend to build around that core. If, however, we are approached with an opportunity to improve our team, I could see a situation where we would make a deal."

In addition, Marco squashed rumors that the current ownership group was looking to make a major move with the team.

"I have already met with The Witch King, and I can tell you unequivocally, the Misty Mountain Hops will remain in Misty Mountain. The ownership has no interest in selling or moving the team."

This past season, the Hops finished two games over .500, but were a disappointing 12 games out of the Wild Card spot and a whopping 19 games out of the Orc Division championship. Although, their 82-80 record did extended their streak of never finishing below .500 in a season.

The final comment by Marco gave Misty Mountain fans hope for the future of the team.

"We have a great organization and a very strong core to the team," Marco said. "We will do everything within our power to make sure that we build around that core and compete for the championship for many years."

August 06, 2008

Misty Mountain Puts Drew Marco on the Pedestal: Signs as GM!

Misty Mountain Hops fans and baseball pundits were stunned when the Hops announced that Drew Marco has agreed to become the team's new general manager. Fans are already calling radio stations expressing their hope that Marco will bring a championship...

July 31, 2008

Aluviel Has Hot Hand, Bangs 6 hits

History in the making. That's what the fans at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras got to see on September 29, when Misty Mountain outplayed the Uruk-hai 19-3. Tatharin Aluviel of the Hops came to the plate 6 times and...

July 21, 2008

Snowthorns Win 2017 League Championship Series

The 2017 League Championship Series is history and the SGCBL Single A has added another champion to its record book. Southfarthing prevailed over Hithlum today and wrote their names in it with a 12-2 victory at Southfarthing Grounds. It was...

Herders KO's Manglers

The Mittalmar Herders concluded the season in grand fashion -- they won the SGCBL Double A League Championship Series. They nailed it down at Herders Ballpark by whipping the Methedras Manglers 11-4 to win it all. They took the series...

July 17, 2008

MC Player of the Week Awarded

The Mordor Conference has named its Top Player of the Week. The honor went to Buffy *Balrog Slayer, first baseman of the Misty Mountain Hops. In an extraordinary hitting display, she belted out hits at a .382 pace to win...

June 30, 2008

Eagles Swap Crashingwrath to Hops for Novathien

EREBOR - A trade between the Erebor Eagles and the Misty Mountain Hops was made official this morning. The Erebor Eagles have sent 33-year old right fielder Bofur Crashingwrath and 24-year old minor league reliever Glurin the Daft to the...

June 09, 2008

MC Names Best Player

Buffy *Balrog Slayer finds herself in the Mordor Conference spotlight today after his impossible-to-ignore performance last week. She carried the Misty Mountain Hops on her shoulders, earning Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors. The 30-year-old hit .524 (11-21) with...

June 02, 2008

Clawslinger Pounds MC Pitchers This Week

A battle-tested Bombur Clawslinger declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran he is. Today the 33-year-old Misty Mountain right fielder collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award. He wrapped up the...

May 12, 2008

Mordor Conference Announces April's Top Pitcher

April was a magical month for Sorrel Amblestar of Misty Mountain. He held the Mordor Conference hitters spellbound, conjuring up a 6-0 mark and a 1.74 ERA. Amblestar also chalked up 8 starts, 57 innings and 56 strikeouts. For this...

MC's Top Hitter Named

Misty Mountain's Buffy *Balrog Slayer wowed sportswriters in April with an award-winning performance. For her standout play she was voted the Mordor Conference Batter of the Month. She rang up a .325 batting average with 13 home runs, 32 RBIs...

May 08, 2008

300 Home Runs for *Balrog Slayer

300 home runs is a lot of home runs to hit. It's a number that very few players reach. Today Buffy *Balrog Slayer became a member of that exclusive club. She belted it at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras...

May 02, 2008

MC Star of the Week Announced

A hot-hitting week got Buffy *Balrog Slayer the Mordor Conference Player of the Week trophy. She really wore out her welcome with league pitchers. The Misty Mountain first baseman slammed them for a .333 average, 11 hits in 33 at-bats,...

April 19, 2008

Misty Mountain, MR Giantprodder Come to Terms

MISTY MTN - Misty Mountain officials presented Nank Giantprodder to the media this afternoon as their latest signing. The 35-year-old will make $2,000,000 a year over the course of his 2-year deal. During his career Giantprodder has 18 saves with...

March 30, 2008

*Balrog Slayer Wins Third MVP Trophy

For the third time in the last 4 years, Buffy *Balrog Slayer of Misty Mountain has won the Mordor Conference Aragorn MVP award. This year she did it by narrowly defeating teammate, Sorrel Amblestar. Both were named 1st on the...

Buffy *Balrog Slayer Picks Up Third MVP Trophy

For the third time in the last 4 years, Buffy *Balrog Slayer of Misty Mountain has won the Mordor Conference Aragorn MVP award. This year she did it by narrowly defeating teammate, Sorrel Amblestar. Both were named 1st on the...

2016 MC Gandalf Pitcher Award Chosen

Sorrel Amblestar of the Misty Mountain Hops had an excellent year and has been rewarded with the 2016 Mordor Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award. He regularly dished out misery to other ballclubs, capping the season with a fine 26-10 won-lost mark....

March 17, 2008

Hops Take Mordor Title

MISTY MTN - Nearly 70,000 fans in Gap of Rohan Park went berserk as the Misty Mountain Hops won their 2nd straight Mordor Conference title. It came on the back of great pitching, especially by ace, Sorrel Amblestar, and timely...

March 06, 2008

MC Player of the Week Named

All week long Buffy *Balrog Slayer was the toughest out in the Mordor Conference and that is the prime reason she was voted the Player of the Week. The Misty Mountain first baseman rapped out 11 hits in 30 at-bats...

Glimmerhand, Hops Sign 2-year Deal

The Hops must be relieved this evening as word that Arghren Glimmerhand has decided to stay put became reality. The 24-year-old will call Misty Mountain home for at least another 2 years. In 2016 Glimmerhand has put up a .323...

Tathor Legaldor Re-Ups with Misty Mountain

A $34,170,000 package keeping Tathor Legaldor a member of the Hops has been accepted by the player and his agent. Legaldor will earn $8,542,500 annually over the next 4 years. So far this year in 138 games Legaldor is hitting...

February 25, 2008

Southfarthing Wins 2016 A League Championship Series!

The season came to a crashing halt for the Lithlad Lizards when the Southfarthing Snowthorns beat them 2-0 today at Southfarthing Grounds to sweep the single-A League Championship Series 4-0. Fans in Southfarthing have already begun the celebration and officials...

February 04, 2008

MC Star of the Week Announced

The top batter in the Mordor Conference last week was Buffy *Balrog Slayer, who batted .522 and towered above everybody with a 6-game hitting barrage. During the week *Balrog Slayer banged out a .522 batting average (12-23), 4 home runs,...

January 21, 2008

Misty Mountain Shortstop Picked MC Player of the Week

Misty Mountain Hops shortstop Moli Willowbottom had a great time at the plate last week, running up some sensational numbers that no one else could match. Few people were surprised today when the Mordor Conference named him Player of the...

Misty Mountain Starter Wins June's Pitcher Award

The Pitcher of the Month has been chosen and the Mordor Conference trophy went to Misty Mountain hurler, Sorrel Amblestar. During the month, Amblestar was impressive with a 2.66 ERA and 4 wins and 1 loss. In 47.1 innings he...

January 07, 2008

MC Pitcher of the Month Goes to Amblestar

May was a magical month for Sorrel Amblestar of Misty Mountain. He held the Mordor Conference hitters spellbound, conjuring up a 5-2 mark and a 2.15 ERA. Amblestar also chalked up 8 starts, 62.2 innings and 43 strikeouts. For this...

*Balrog Slayer Takes MC's Best Bat Award

Buffy *Balrog Slayer of the Misty Mountain Hops had a field day with Mordor Conference pitchers last month and was crowned the Batter of the Month as a result. During May she compiled a .348 batting average, drove in 27...

December 24, 2007

MC Premier Player Picked

The Mordor Conference has selected its Player of the Week. The honor went to Buffy *Balrog Slayer, first baseman of the Misty Mountain Hops. In a standout performance, she lit up the league with a .423 average to win the...

December 10, 2007

Misty Mountain's *Balrog Slayer Snaps Up Player of the Week

What's in a number? In baseball, just about everything. The numbers that Misty Mountain's Buffy *Balrog Slayer stacked up last week were the envy of the league, as *Balrog Slayer came away with Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors....

November 01, 2007

Bree Crowned SGCBL Champions

BREE - The Bree Cheese ignited a huge celebration as they beat the Misty Mountain Hops 4-1 to win the Return of the King Series. Bree won the series 4-2, capturing the title for the 1st time. "We stepped it...

October 05, 2007

Glimmerhand Selected MC Player of the Week

Arghren Glimmerhand of the Misty Mountain Hops had a big week with the bat and today was voted the Player of the Week by the Mordor Conference. The 23-year-old catcher put up these award-winning numbers: .550 batting average, 2 home...

September 24, 2007

*Balrog Slayer Crowned Top MC Hitter in July

Today Misty Mountain's Buffy *Balrog Slayer was named the Mordor Conference Batter of the Month for July. She punished MC hurlers hard all month long, collecting 40 hits in 107 at-bats. With a .374 batting average, 7 home runs, 27...

September 13, 2007

Misty Mountain's Clawfoot Gets MC Player of the Week

It was announced today that Misty Mountain second baseman Tran Clawfoot was selected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award for his superb play last week. All week long the Misty Mountain second baseman was a certified hitting machine...

August 06, 2007

MC Selects Amblestar April's Best Pitcher

Last month was a very successful month for Sorrel Amblestar of Misty Mountain. So successful that he has been honored as the Pitcher of the Month in the Mordor Conference. Amblestar shut down league hitters in fine fashion, rounding out...

June 14, 2007

MC Aragorn MVP Announced

It's back-to-back MVP's for Misty Mountain's Buffy *Balrog Slayer! The MEBWA and team owners gave her the Mordor Conference Aragorn MVP for the 2nd year in a row after she tore up the hitting leaderboards once again. Buffy hit .327...

May 17, 2007

Torrid August Gets *Balrog Slayer MC #1 Batter Trophy

Buffy *Balrog Slayer of the Misty Mountain Hops was named the Mordor Conference's best batter in August. She knocked the tar out of the ball all month long. Here's what her stats sheet looked like for the month: 119 AB,...

Toughest Out of the Week Wins MC Award

When it came to hitting the baseball, Buffy *Balrog Slayer was in a class by herself in the Mordor Conference this past week. Nobody did it better. The outstanding first baseman for Misty Mountain tagged opposing pitchers for a .581...

May 07, 2007

Balrog Slayer Raps 3 Homers Against Wargs!

MISTY MTN - Going... Going... Gone! Buffy *Balrog Slayer did it 3 times in the Misty Mountain 14-3 victory over the Wilderland Wargs. 3 home runs in one game! "I was in a groove," she said, "and every pitch they...

Trollsnapper Wins, Whitewashes Minas Ithil

MISTY MTN - It was a razor-sharp performance by Tubur Trollsnapper of the Misty Mountain Hops against the Minas Ithil Wyrms. He fashioned a fine 1-hitter on August 5 in blanking them 3-0 and chalked up 11 strikeouts and 1...

April 26, 2007

Best Player Award Caps Great Week

Buffy *Balrog Slayer of the Misty Mountain Hops had a big week with the bat and today was voted the Player of the Week by the Mordor Conference. The 27-year-old first baseman put up these award-winning numbers: .480 batting average,...

April 19, 2007

Potent Bat Pays Off, Clawfoot Player of the Week

There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Tran Clawfoot, the Misty Mountain second baseman, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid his team, but also...

April 16, 2007

Toughest Out of the Week Wins MC Award

There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Saravin Darkbrother, the Misty Mountain center fielder, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid his team, but also...

Misty Mountain Starter Named MC's #1 Pitcher

The Pitcher of the Month Award has been announced and the Mordor Conference winner is Misty Mountain hurler, Tubur Trollsnapper. For his fine efforts in June he has been named the league's #1 pitcher. During the month, Trollsnapper excelled with...

March 19, 2007

Last Week's Star in MC: Buffy *Balrog Slayer--First Baseman Runs up .393 Average to Earn Kudos

MISTY MTN - Pitchers who faced the Misty Mountain Hops last week were happy to see Buffy *Balrog Slayer in the rear view mirror. The 27-year-old first baseman was dubbed the Mordor Conference Player of the Week for a 6-game...

March 15, 2007

*Balrog Slayer Puts Muscle in Misty Mountain Attack, Garners MC Batter of the Month Award

The hard-hitting first baseman from Misty Mountain, Buffy *Balrog Slayer, wielded a big bat in April and was hailed as the Mordor Conference Batter of the Month. She hit a healthy .348, pushing across 26 runs, scored 23 times and...

March 01, 2007

Hops First Baseman Buffy *Balrog Slayer Wins Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award

MISTY MTN - Buffy *Balrog Slayer has just enjoyed one of the better weeks of her career. The fact was not lost on Mordor Conference officials, who named her Player of the Week. *Balrog Slayer logged an average of .417...

February 11, 2007

2013 Aragorn MVP's announced

MIDDLE EARTH - The winners of the 2013 Aragorn Most Valuable Player awards for the Shire and Mordor Conferences have been determined by ballot of the owners. In the Shire Conference, Sjors 'Truly' Cheeseslicer of Old Forest becomes the 2nd...

February 06, 2007

Hops Not Resting On Laurels

MISTY MTN - Fresh from their first league championship, the Hops are not content this off-season to rest on their laurels. Rumors swirl of big contracts being offered to several players to fill some perceived gaps in the lineup, with...

January 29, 2007

Buffy *Balrog Slayer of Misty Mountain Named Premier MC Batsman, Cops 2013 Sam Gamgee Batter

Buffy *Balrog Slayer proved that you can step out of the shadows onto the stage in no time if you've got the talent and the drive to hone your skills. Hard work, long hours, and a tireless resolve paid off...

Amblestar's Sparkling Season Nets MC Gandalf Pitcher Award for Misty Mountain Star

What a season! And what a pitcher! Mordor Conference batsmen were beleaguered, besmirched, blitzed and blistered this year by the 2013 Gandalf Pitcher Award winner. The Misty Mountain ace, Sorrel Amblestar, was truly the league's King of the Hill. He...

January 27, 2007

Misty Mountain Wins League Title

Everything came together for Misty Mountain, as they won their first league championship trophy, defeating the Old Forest Merry Fellows in 6 games. Sorrel Amblestar was on fire, winning 2 more games to go 6-0 in the playoffs and take...

Conference Champions Crowned

Old Forest wins 2nd straight Shire title Old Forest won its 2nd straight Shire Conference championship trophy by defeating the Wilderland Wargs in 6 games in the Two Towers Series. In Game 1, Frodo Chubb and Lintegurth Musiceye squared off...

January 18, 2007

Hops win Orc Division

MISTY MTN - For the first time since 2009, Misty Mountain fans will get the chance to see the Hops in postseason action. They clinched the Orc Division pennant on September 26 with a win over Dead Marshes. Though not...

January 04, 2007

Balrog Slayer of Misty Mountain Jolts Her Way to MC Batter of Month Award

When it came to hitting the baseball, Buffy *Balrog Slayer had few peers in the Mordor Conference during August. The first baseman for Misty Mountain mauled opposing pitchers for a .357 batting average and was voted the league's best batter...

December 25, 2006

Thrice is Nice!! Balrog Slayer Unloads 3 Homers Against Wargs

MISTY MTN - In a game against Wilderland on August 10, Misty Mountain's Buffy Balrog Slayer was in a groove the likes of which few have seen. She tortured Wilderland Wargs pitchers, cracking out a home run in three of...

December 21, 2006

July MC Batter Award Announced

Arghren Glimmerhand of the Misty Mountain Hops recorded a .429 BA in July with 30 hits in 70 at-bats. This red-hot hitting rampage captured the Mordor Conference Batter of the Month trophy for him. The Misty Mountain catcher shelled opposing...

December 11, 2006

MC Names Clawfoot of the Misty Mountain Hops Player of the Week

According to the voters, Tran Clawfoot of the Misty Mountain Hops had the best week of all Mordor Conference hitters over the past seven days. He becomes the newest MC Player of the Week. The second baseman's accomplishments in his...

November 16, 2006

Hops-Marauders Deal

MIRKWOOD - The Mirkwood Marauders announced a deal with Misty Mountain that would send pitcher, Tubur "Rib Cracker" Trollsnapper, to the Hops in exchange for catcher, Bagwurz "Bad Ass" Bloodaxe. Trollsnapper, 28, is an injury-plagued, fireballing right-hander who has not...

October 26, 2006

Devils Pitching Can't Stop Hot Bat of Misty Mountain's *Balrog Slayer

DUNHARROW - Buffy *Balrog Slayer put on a hitting clinic today. The Misty Mountain first baseman sprayed hits all over the ballpark by lashing Dunharrow pitching for 5 hits in 7 at-bats. B. *Balrog Slayer doubled in the 1st, singled...

October 13, 2006

Grailas traded to Old Forest

MISTY MTN - Team officials for Misty Mountain announced a deal that will send ace pitcher, Gwomer "The Hoard" Grailas, to Old Forest. In exchange, the Merry Fellows give up the original Merry Fellow--their 1st pick of 2003, Rognash Kidneyslammer--and...

September 14, 2006

Chubb (OF) and Amblestar (MM) win Gandalf Pitcher Award

The Shire Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award winner was announced today, with Old Forest's southpaw Frodo Chubb taking home the desired trophy. He certainly earned it, he struck fear into hitters all year long. This season Chubb compiled an ERA of...

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

Grailas bags 150th career win

MISTY MOUNTAIN - The hometown crowd at the Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras were treated to a rarity on September 19th, as ace hurler Gwomer Grailas nailed his 150th career win in a 3-0 win over the Dagorlad...

August 31, 2006

Bagwurz Bloodaxe out for 8 weeks

MISTY MOUNTAIN - Misty Mountain's catcher Bagwurz Bloodaxe will miss at least 8 weeks after he got hurt seriously in a collision at home plate on September 12. He laid on the ground without movement for several minutes and had...

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 07, 2006

Bywater has no chance in a 2-hitter by Celomli Denaidur

BYWATER - Great days are rare. But not for Misty Mountain's right-hander Celomli Denaidur. Bywater found out the hard way that he is among the leagues top pitchers, getting just 2 hits on July 23. It's his 1st shutout this...

July 24, 2006

Goriborn and Grailas receive Pitcher of the Month award for June

Gwelf Goriborn pitched like a legend in June, and the Shire Conference named him Pitcher of the Month for his extraordinary performance. He started 5 games in June, going 5-0 and compiling an ERA of 0.90 in 40 innings. Gwelf...

July 16, 2006

Gwomer Grailas turns in great performance against Dunharrow

DUNHARROW - Misty Mountain's lefty Gwomer Grailas is clearly one of the best pitchers in the game. Dunharrow found out the hard way on June 15, getting just one hit. Grailas 2nd shutout this season was a masterpiece, as he...

July 03, 2006

Misty Mountain's Novathiel Novathien ropes five hits

DEAD MARSHES - 'Wow, five hits in one game is something special, isn't it?' said Misty Mountain's rightfielder Novathiel Novathien after the 9-1 win over Dead Marshes on May 16. His 1st hit, a two-run homerun off Legan Isauhir in...

June 22, 2006

Sorrel Amblestar fires NO-NO against Grey Havens

MISTY MOUNTAIN - Misty Mountain's right-hander Sorrel Amblestar is a really great pitcher. And she once again showed her stuff while making history on April 26, blanking Grey Havens on no hits. Hoisil Goldfist spoiled the bid for a perfect...

June 15, 2006

Istvan the Archer out for 8-9 weeks

MISTY MOUNTAIN - Misty Mountain is without its right-hander Istvan the Archer for at least 8-9 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Clarence Pender in a game against Dagorlad on April 12. His face showed signs of...

June 12, 2006

Tran Clawfoot (MM) will miss 5 weeks

MISTY MOUNTAIN - Grey Havens' Narnose Filthsludgefad drilled Misty Mountain's second baseman Tran Clawfoot in the 8th inning on April 2. He was slow getting up and had to leave the game. Tran Clawfoot will miss at least 5 weeks....

June 09, 2006

Hops post 2012 lineups

t was with great pleasure and anticipation that Misty Mountain Hops manager, The Witch King of Angmar, announced the lineup for the 2012 club. While much of the team has remained intact from the previous season, there are several new...

Also newly acquired from Bree is utility infielder Chukky Cheesegrater, who the Hops are hoping will fill the gap that has long existed in the infield.

The biggest news, though, was the promotion to full-time status of twenty year old Arghren Glimmerhand to the club. A catcher with a huge future i front of him, he will be backing up the extremely reliable Bagwurz "Bad Ass" Bloodaxe and learning the ropes of how to play at a major league level. Shedding his childhood name of Fili Kendrick, this dwarf is sure to make a huge splash with the fans of the team!

This move left the Hops with a conundrum, in that Novathiel "Novacaine" Novathien also plays catcher. In experiments last season, "Novacaine" worked well in the outfield, where he will be moving full-time this year. It is hoped that his bat will re-ignite this season(along with all the others who slumped last season), bringing a long-sought trophy to Caradhras.

Opening Day is fast approaching, and we look forward to hearing the cry of "Play Ball!" at the Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras.

May 11, 2006

Uruk-hai win Orc Division in 1-game playoff!

DEAD MARSHES - For only the second time in league history, two teams were tied atop their division at the end of the regular season. The Dead Marshes Uruk-hai and Misty Mountain Hops finished on September 30 with 89-73 records....

April 27, 2006

Pitcher of the Month award winners announced

Winner of this months Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month award is Bree's Arweolbo Arweoden. His record of 3-0 in 5 was among the leagues best this month. In 35.2 innings of work he allowed just 17 hits while striking...

April 06, 2006

Collinsworth (MT) and Clawfoot (MM) win monthly award

The Batter of the Month award in the Shire Conference goes to Minas Tirith's Gregory Collinsworth this time, as the rightfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Collinsworth helped his team with an average of .374 and 23...

April 03, 2006

Sorrel Amblestar fires 2-hitter against Old Forest

OLD FOREST - Great days are rare. But not for Misty Mountain's right-hander Sorrel Amblestar. Old Forest found out the hard way that he is among the leagues top pitchers, getting just 2 hits on July 18. It's his 2nd...

February 20, 2006

Misty Mountain's Bloodaxe wins Player of the Week award

The Shire Conference's best player of the week was Old Forest's Hudash Elfprodder, who wins the award for the 2nd time in his career. In 29 at bats he hit .586 with 4 HR and 11 RBI. Hudash has gone...

February 13, 2006

Gwomer Grailas out for 5 weeks

MISTY MOUNTAIN - Misty Mountain is without its ace Gwomer Grailas for at least 5 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Moraudoc Leguden in a game against Dagorlad on April 12. His face showed signs of pain...

January 16, 2006

Batter of the Month award winners announced

The Batter of the Month award in the Shire Conference goes to Old Forest's Hudash Elfprodder this time, as the leftfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He had an on base percentage of .347 and hit .307,...

January 05, 2006

Chubb (OF) and Aenoa (MM) win P.O.W. award

It's the 2nd time that the Shire Conference Player of the Week award goes to Old Forest's pitcher Frodo Chubb. Chubb was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 2.25. Along the way he struck out 13...

January 02, 2006

Gwomer Grailas blanks Isengard with a 2-hitter

ISENGARD - Misty Mountain's left-hander Gwomer Grailas is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff on September 2, blanking Isengard on just 2 hits. It's his 2nd shutout this season, and the 9th time he has done...

Spinner (BYW) and Grailas (MM) win monthly pitcher award

Bywater's pitcher Bugrin Spinner is the Shire Conference winner of the Pitcher of the Month award in August. He had an ERA of just 1.57 in 46 innings of work in which he struck out 40 hitters. His record in...

December 29, 2005

Goragol (CAR) and Novathien (MM) win P.O.W. award

The Shire Conference's best player of the week was Carrock's Greogrin Goragol, who wins the award for the 5th time in his career. He hit .409 with 5 RBI and slugged .955 in 22 at bats. He has hit 16...

November 21, 2005

Musiceye (WIL) and Mansmasher (MM) win P.O.W. award

The Player of the Week award in the Shire Conference goes to Wilderland's Lintegurth Musiceye this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. Musiceye was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of...

November 10, 2005

Celomli Denaidur (MM) will miss 5 weeks

MISTY MOUNTAIN - Misty Mountain is without its right-hander Celomli Denaidur for at least 5 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Ciurk Badgerpoker in a game against Rohan on May 29. His face showed signs of pain...

October 27, 2005

Huge blow for Misty Mountain's *Stinkblossom, career over

MISTY MOUNTAIN - It was one of baseball saddest days. Misty Mountain's left-hander Tanta *Stinkblossom fell victim to a career ending injury in a game against Dead Marshes on April 28. She complained about pain after throwing a pitch to...

September 20, 2005

Goriborn and Stinkblossom receive Gandalf Pitcher Award

Awards may not be the most important thing for Gwelf Goriborn, but Mirkwood's right-hander smiled as he was named the Shire Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award winner. This season Goriborn compiled an ERA of 2.47, going 24-5 in 35 starts. He...

Gwaihir Reliever Awards announced

MIDDLE EARTH - The winners of the 2009 Gwaihir Reliever Awards, given to the best relievers in each Conference, were announced today. The Shire Conference winner is Amon Thoirney of Bywater. He had a record of 8-3 with an ERA...

September 18, 2005

Hops defeat RoughRiders in Fellowship Series

MISTY MTN - With every game hanging on 1 run, the Misty Mountain Hops hung on to defeat Rohan in 7 games to win the right to go to their 3rd Two Towers Series. Game 1 was a classic pitchers...

September 15, 2005

Hops win Orc Division title

MISTY MTN - In the middle of a dramatic series against their division rivals, Grey Havens, the Misty Mountain Hops came up with a big win on September 28. By defeating the Stars, 9-4, Misty Mountain secured their first playoff...

September 12, 2005

Halflinglover (RIV) and Bloodaxe (MM) win P.O.W. award

The Player of the Week award in the Shire Conference goes to Rivendell's Praggek Halflinglover this time, as the centerfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He had an on base percentage of .517 and hit .462, while...

Bagwurz Bloodaxe punishes Dunharrow with three dingers

MISTY MOUNTAIN - Bagwurz Bloodaxe was in a groove, and the results spoke for themselves. He powered Misty Mountain to a 4-3 win over Dunharrow on September 22 by homering three times. A 371 foot drive to left field marked...

Misty Mountain's Sruukor Mansmasher slams five hits

MISTY MOUNTAIN - 'You know, in batting practice I didn't really feel that comfortable about my stroke today, but baseball is more than hitting. Then, when you're not trying to force a hit, you slug them in droves,' says Sruukor...

September 01, 2005

Nosegobbler (BYW) and Stinkblossom (MM) win P.O.W. award

Neegar Nosegobbler wins his 3rd Player of the Week award. Shire Conference pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. Neegar went 13 for 24 (.542), while hitting 3 HR and collecting 8 RBI. Nosegobbler has...

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...

July 21, 2005

Gwomer Grailas (MM) will miss 5 weeks

MISTY MOUNTAIN - When it rains, it pours. Misty Mountain's ace Gwomer Grailas will not pitch for at least 5 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against Dunharrow on June 10...

June 27, 2005

Siltina Gléng out for 5 weeks

MISTY MOUNTAIN - When it rains, it pours. Misty Mountain's right-hander Siltina Gléng will not pitch for at least 5 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. She suffered a serious injury in a game against Lothlorien on April 19...

June 23, 2005

Tanta Stinkblossom quiets Dunharrow bats with shutout

DUNHARROW - Good things can happen when you throw strikes. And Tanta Stinkblossom did so on April 13, in a 1-hit shutout against Dunharrow. 'I had a good grip on the ball today and I was able to put it...

Problems in Caradhras?

via Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - Word has begun leaking out that Tanta Stinkblossom, the sweet little hobbit girl who had taken the world of Hops baseball by storm in previous years, may...

June 12, 2005

The 143,750,000 gold piece man

via Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - With great fanfare, the Misty Mountain Hops signed ace starting pitcher Gwomer Grailas to a contract of an incredible 28,750,000 gold pieces per season, for five years....

Hops spend big for Grailas

MISTY MTN - Despite pronouncements from team officials that they would not overpay players, the Hops went all-out to get starting pitcher Gwomer Grailas this off-season, signing him to a $28.75 million deal for 5 years. Grailas, 29, was the...

April 25, 2005

Misty Mountain's Arwaumer out for 6 weeks

MISTY MOUNTAIN - Misty Mountain is without its right-hander Arwailbo Arwaumer for at least 6 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Mugor Ghoulslobberer in a game against Minas Morgul on August 6. His face showed signs of...

April 20, 2005

Legithraviel Shipped to Moria

MISTY MTN - The Hops have sent pitcher Tavus Legithraviel and his $12 million salary to Moria in exchange for the Miners' first round draft pick next season. Legithraviel, 30, is a 2-time All-Star who has nevertheless been a problematic...

April 09, 2005

Bugbearripper to Bree?

MISTY MTN - Though it hasn't been approved by Hops management, there is a trade in the works that would send Misty Mountain ace, Eralak "Snortin'" Bugbearripper, over to the Cheese for Siltina Gléng and a minor leaguer. Bugbearripper, 33,...

March 14, 2005

Hops trade Imrilron

via Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - Less than a year after pulling the trigger on the blockbuster trade that brought Isilborn Imrilron to the Mordor Conference, management of the team decided it was time...

March 07, 2005

Imrilron first to crack 1,000 hits

MISTY MTN - Isilborn Imrilron keeps adding to his stunning career. Not only has he won the Aragorn MVP twice and the Sam Gamgee Batter award three times, but the league leader in hits, homers, and RBI became the first...

December 16, 2004

Hops Make Blockbuster Deal with Old Forest

OLD FOREST - For the second time in his career, the league's premiere hitter, 5-time All-Star, Isilborn Imrilron, is packing his bags and moving to another team. The Merry Fellows agreed to terms with the Misty Mountain Hops just before...

October 21, 2004

Hops Refuse to Name New Manager

by Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - It was announced today that a new manager had been hired by the Misty Mountain Hops to replace the brutally murdered Smahsh Ehn'Bahsh, but team ownership is...

October 20, 2004

Hops Manager Found Dead

by Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - It was a stunned Hops owner who met the press today at The Gap of Rohan™ Park at Caradhras to inform them that Hops manager, the renowned...

October 16, 2004

Hops Enter 2007 With High Expectations

by Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - After a disappointing 2006 season that saw the Hops surge, fall, surge and fall one last time, the team re-focused its energies on its internal structure, working...

September 25, 2004

Gnomedragger First 8-Position Player In League

by Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - Hops minor league prospect Nunk "Gnu" Gnomedragger became the first player in league history to learn all eight fielding positions with his successful turn at catcher at...

June 13, 2004

Hops move minor league prospects with eye on future

by Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - In two separate trades this past weekend, the Misty Mountain Hops juggled their minor leagues with an eye toward the near-future. First, in a trade with Bree,...

March 27, 2004

Tragedy Strikes Hops Captain!

By Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - Kyrion Myrthar, star shortstop and captain of the Misty Mountain Hops, was pronounced dead on the scene of a drive-by stabbing late last night while walking back...

Misty Mountain fiddles as deadline looms, makes two trades

By Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - More than content with how this supposed rebuilding season has gone, Misty Mountain finds themselves atop the Orc Division, even though they've been without the services of...

As a result, coach Smahsh Ehn'Bahsh has gone with a four man rotation, calling up future star Celomli Denaidur as a spot starter, and relied heavily on the bullpen. Today, word has it that the bullpen got deeper, as minor league utility infielder Wagush Toothbelly was traded to the Mirkwood Marauders for reliever Vaus Threril, who hasn't been able to crack the big team this season. Misty Mountain appears ready to release fading reliever Hosil Goldsmith to make way to the fireball-throwing Threril.

Another move by the Hops in the wee-hours saw the movement of minor league outfielder Gundabald Bunce to the Sylvan Rangers in return for second baseman Lol Fiststomper. While the Hops currently employ Gandomir Fadriewyn at second base, the aging veteran's demands for a lengthy -- and expensive -- contract extension at age 35 seemed to signal the need to move younger. Fadriewyn has been informed that he will be free to sign with a new team come the off-season, but with the hopes that he will be wearing a Return of the King series ring.

February 10, 2004

Misty Mountain Off to Respectable Start

By Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - With twenty-one percent of the season already played, the Hops have slowly begun to gel, compiling a 19-15 record, good for a .559 average and a tie...

January 25, 2004

Hops Start New Season with High Hopes

By Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - It's been an off-season of rebuilding on the Misty Mountain Hops, seeing a number of changes in the organization geared toward pushing the team into the next...

Witch King's Loss met with derision
His loss, however, was met with disdain by the Bleacher Creatures, those inimitable season-ticket holders who sit by the bullpen. Said Mosey Plushbottom, a life-long Hops fan, "What in the name of the Valar are those idiots doing? The Witch King's a hall of famer, and they trade him for some kids who may never develop? (Team owner) Baron and (team coach) Smahsh Enh'Bahsh must go, the lousy bums!" Said Plushbottom, "If they think the addition of Anänd is enough to ease the pain, they got another thing comin'! That guy ain't got what it takes t' survive in the Orc Division!"

Elvér, Orckiller make the team
In other team news, two bright, young prospects have made the team this season. At first base, Galeoman Elvér will now offer his monstrous bat to the lineup, hopefully pushing up the team's batting average. Elvér came to the Hops organization last season in the big trade that saw reliever B. Babe Belülith head to Bree for four players. Mefur Orckiller, signed as a free agent two seasons ago, has progressed well as a utility infielder, and it's hoped his bat and glove will contribute well to the team.

Don't forget that opening day at The Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras™ is on Thursday, April 7th, which will also be Wizard Staff Day. Come out and support the team as it starts its season at home and begins its drive to the playoffs!

December 29, 2003

Hops Move Minor League Team

By Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - Noting the overcrowding at Helm's Deep, the Misty Mountain Hops have officially moved their AA affiliate, the Helm's Deep Huorns. Now located in Methedras, they will henceforth...

December 09, 2003

Hops Battle To Hold On To Top

By Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - As the season moves into its final two weeks, the Hops had some good fortune this week, finding a way to open their slim lead in the...

The hitting of Denar "Boomer" Axecutter is a case in point: voted Player of the Week in the Mordor Conference, he performed admirably under pressure. Other key players in recent play who have contributed mightily are aging third baseman Biadoc "Doc" Belóndil (10 for 27 over the last nine games, .370, 2 HR, 6 RBI), Celiahil "Plowman" Celeoman (2-1 in his last three starts, for a 2.95 ERA in 21.1 IP), and utility outfielder Gwudriel "Gangrene" Greagrin, (5-16 over his last five games, for .313 and 2 RBI).

Such character, especially from Belóndil, who has already been told he won't be returning next season, is part of the reason why the team is finding ways to win. The next seven days promise to be difficult, with games every single day before the scattered play at the beginning of October. Make sure you show up for the final games at The Gap of Rohan Park early, as the games are sure to be intense!

November 18, 2003

Misty Mountain’s Lead Threatens to Hop Away

By Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal Misty Mountain Hops Baseball MISTY MTN - In recent weeks, the Hops' one-time lead of six games over their rivals from the Grey Havens has slipped to a mere two games. Much of the...

Other woes for the Hops has been a weakness in something long regarded as their strength: their starting pitching. Elrilmer "The Witch King" Elriawyn has lost his last three starts, allowing eight earned runs in that period, raising his ERA to 2.87. Eralak "Snortin'" Bugbearripper has also lost his last three starts, also allowing eight earned runs. The only good news has been the return of Pimra "Glass Jaw" Gŕlas, who missed about six weeks due to a strained tricep muscle. His return to the mound saw him dominate Gondor’s hitters on August 8th, striking out nine and allowing only one earned run in 8.2 innings of play. His return bodes well for the team, which has seen ace relievers Arwailbo "Dirge" Arwaumer and Dejaria "Blister" Belán sidelined with minor injuries in the past week.

If the Hops have hopes of retaining their lead in the hard-fought Orc Division, it’s time for the bats to awaken and the pitching to return to form.

November 08, 2003

Hops Sign Pitchers

MISTY MTN - In a bid to keep its pitching staff intact for next season, the Hops have signed Guuruk Earthslicer and Vamsh Ratchewer to extended contracts. "Dicer" Earthslicer was first signed to a minor league deal by the...

October 22, 2003

Hops Shake Things Up

By Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal MISTY MTN - Despite reclaiming first place in the fiercely contested Orc Division in the Mordor Conference this past week from the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai, the Misty Mountain Hops made a major move to...

September 18, 2003

Hops Pick Up Where They Left Off

By Frerin Rockear Caradhras Courier-Journal MISTY MTN - "Play Ball!" was the cry heard this past Monday as the Hops launched their 2004 season on the road against their divisional rivals, the Grey Havens Stars. Having retooled after their...

2003 Gandalf Pitcher Award winner Elrilmer "The Witch King" Elriawyn was solid in his season debut, pitching six complete innings, allowing two earned runs and seven strikeouts. Second baseman Gandomir "Flytrap" Fadriewyn proved his value again, going three for five with two RBIs and earning Player of the Game status. Team captain, Kyrion "The Inquisitor" Myrthar continued his long ball crusade, knocking one out of the park in the seventh, bringing in two runs in the process. Final score was 7-3, with Elriawyn earning his first win of the year.

Tuesday found the Hops finishing up the two game series against the Stars, winning 6-3, with new Hops starting pitcher Pimra "Glass Jaw" Gŕlas earning the win while fanning nine batters and allowing only two earned runs in eight innings on the mound. Recently acquired utility outfielder Gwudriel "Gangrene" Greagrin was the player of the game, hitting two for three with three RBIs and his first stolen base as a Hop. Sruukor Mansmasher, coming to bat as a pinch hitter for his sole plate appearance of the young season, hit a 393 foot homerun to add to the onslaught. Fans will want to keep an eye on this young orc!

Thursday found the Hops in Dunharrow, facing off against the Devils in a continuation of last season’s fierce competitions. In a closely fought game, the Hops came out on top after ten innings, winning 3-2. New ace Celiahil "Plowman" Celeoman was solid in seven innings, allowing no runs while fanning three batters and earning Player of the Game honors. Ace-reliever Boraiborn "Babe" Belülith earned the win, although he was injured while on the mound at the end of the ninth inning. He’s expected to miss only a few days, so fans can expect him back in action soon, hopefully by mid-week. Superstar reliever Golliathor "Fireball" Gandudriel shut down the Devils, earning his second save of the year while fanning two batters in the tenth. Recent pickup firstbaseman Grend "Gory" Goraborn hit the longest homerun of his career, hammering it 435 feet!

Friday's game against the Devils was a blowout, with the Hops unleashing fifteen hits to three by the Devils in their march to a 9-1 rout. Yet despite the massive offensive of bats, the Player of the Game was young Hops pitcher Eralak "Snortin'" Bugbearripper, who allowed only one earned run in six innings while smoking four batters. Hops manager Smahsh Ehn’Bahsh has waxed enthusiastically in the past about Snortin’, and was pleased when the Orc came into training camp in peak physical condition. The results of the off-season conditioning program obviously payed off, as he dominated Devils hitters, allowing only two hits while facing twenty three batters. The Hops bats were hot, unleashing four long balls out of the yard from four different batters, while stealing two bases on top of that bounty.

Saturday's game saw the Hops fall to the Devils, 1-0, as the hot Hops bats cooled off, getting only two hits in thirteen tensely-fought innings. The Witch King was hot on the mound, going seven innings and striking out eight Devils batters, only to see reliever Imreoma "Widowmaker" Gwilron give up a solo homerun to Devils prospect Dejahja Anóndir in the bottom of the thirteenth inning.

Sunday found the Hops back at the Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras for their home-opener against last season's Orc Division winners, the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai. Glass Jaw Gŕlas got the start, and he went the distance, striking out five Uruk-hai batters while letting no runs score on three hits. Kyrion Myrthar scored the lone run of the game on a homerun in the sixth inning off the highly-tauted Uruk-hai prospect, Nasil Oresplitter.

When asked how the team was gelling this season so early on, Coach Smahsh said, in his own inimitable style, "Smahsh think team learn that winning best. If no win, team feel sting of lash!" Several Hops players were seen nodding in agreement, with several winces from several of the non-Orcs on the team. Overall, team morale appears to be excellent, especially when compared to the horrible start of last season. There are some niggling problems that Coach Smahsh said he’s monitoring, including the lack of hitting by right fielder Dejus "Lightning" Celénduil, last season’s Conference-leading base-stealer. In six games this season, he is hitting a woeful .083, with only one base stolen and two hits in twenty four at-bats. Catcher Bodash "Bad Ass" Armslasher is also having problems at the plate so far, netting only three hits, while getting one walk and whiffing three times in twenty six at-bats.

Pitching is far from a problem this season, as the Hops combined team ERA of 1.09 is dominating their opponents. Allowing only seven earned runs in six games, they combine that with a jaw-dropping 32 hits against and an opponents astonishing average of .159. The new acquisitions appear to be blending in perfectly with the team, and the sky appears to be the limit for the team as they look forward to the long season ahead.

September 17, 2003

Hops Get Corporate Sponsor

By Frerin Rockear MISTY MOUNTAIN - In a press conference today, Hops PR director Glorfindel Telrúnya announced a new partnership between the Misty Mountain Hops and The Gap of Rohan Clothing Company. The Gap of Rohan will be the...

August 16, 2003

Hops Get New Look For '04

MISTY MTN - Last year's Mordor Conference wild card team, the Hops, are sporting a different look this season. In addition to new uniforms, the team has adopted a fresh, new logo. Rumor has it that they may be...

June 24, 2003

Araumer re-signs with Hops

MISTY MOUNTAINS - Arwaibo Arwaumer, reliever for the Misty Mountain Hop, signed a contract extension today worth $9.75 million over three years. He more than doubles his earlier contract of $1.5 million a year. Arwaumer has been a rock out...

May 30, 2003

Morgana Loses Head Over Left Fielder

MISTY MTN - Morgana may have seen her last game. In a match between the Hops and the Numenor Kings on June 23, the infamous "kissing bandit" ran into left field to try to plant one on outfielder Srogor Liverslurper....

April 29, 2003

Hops On Buying Spree

Misty Mtn - Amid rumors of an impending coaching shakeup in the minors, the Hops took advantage of the large pool of unclaimed talent on the Free Agents list. Team owner, Scott Baron, announced the team had signed 60 players...

April 23, 2003

Hops Hope Smahsh Provides Flash

Misty Mountains - Misty Mountain Hops management announced today that drastic measures were being contemplated in light of the team's woeful 4-9 start. New team manager, Smahsh Ehn'Bahsh, when asked what this means, replied, "Smahsh no think team get point....