Ravenhill

Ravenhill Darkwings


August 06, 2014

Hall of Fame Honors Ciurk Badgerpoker

Tuesday, January 1st, 2030 A huge crowd watched Ciurk Badgerpoker become the newest member of the Tolkien Baseball Hall of Fame today. "I'm a big believer in whatever you want, if you want something out of this game, you've got...

June 05, 2014

Cheese Chill Starslobberer's Hot Streak

Monday, September 10th, 2029 There was double misery today for the Darkwings Erurbag Starslobberer as he saw his 38-game hitting streak end and his team lose 1-0 to Bree at Bree-Land Ballpark. The 24-year-old left fielder was held hitless in...

June 02, 2014

Starslobberer Hits in 38 Consecutive Games, Sets New Record

Saturday, September 8th, 2029 Erurbag Starslobberer collected 2 hits in today's game and extended his hitting streak to 38 games and setting a new League record. His club, the Ravenhill Darkwings, beat Bucklebury 5-3. After the ballgame, Starslobberer quipped to...

Hit Streak Now at 37 for Starslobberer

Friday, September 7th, 2029 The hot bat of Darkwings left fielder Erurbag Starslobberer continues to churn out hit after hit, game after game. His consecutive-game hitting streak now numbers 37 games after he went 1-for-4 in today's 11-3 loss to...

May 30, 2014

Starslobberer Hits in 32 Consecutive Games

Sunday, September 2nd, 2029 Today Erurbag Starslobberer went 2-for-5 in the Ravenhill Darkwings 10-3 victory over the Rivendell Royals. This extended his hitting streak to 32 games. Starslobberer declined to comment for the media immediately after the game. Erurbag Starslobberer...

Starslobberer Stretches Hit String to 31

Saturday, September 1st, 2029 Erurbag Starslobberer, left fielder for the Ravenhill Darkwings, ran his consecutive-game hitting streak to 31 games with 2 hits in his club's 9-4 victory today over the Misty Mountain Hops at The Ballpark at Helms Deep....

Starslobberer Keeps Hit Streak Alive

Friday, August 31st, 2029 The streak is alive and well -- at least for today. Erurbag Starslobberer did it again. He bashed 2 hits in today's game and for the last 30 games in a row has collected at least...

May 26, 2014

Starslobberer's Hit Streak Soars to 25 Games

Saturday, August 25th, 2029 Erurbag Starslobberer, left fielder for the Ravenhill Darkwings, ran his consecutive-game hitting streak to 25 games with 2 hits in his club's 11-5 victory today over the Dunharrow Devils at Dunharrow Field. Erurbag Starslobberer grounded out...

20-Game Hitting Streak for Starslobberer

Monday, August 20th, 2029 The Minas Morgul Slayers whipped Ravenhill today 3-1, but didn't stop Erurbag Starslobberer's consecutive-game hitting streak. The Darkwings left fielder collected 1 hit and pushed the number to 20 games in a row. Erurbag Starslobberer struck...

May 23, 2014

Player of the Week Trophy to Humanslurper

Monday, August 20th, 2029 His hard work and hustle paid off this week. The hard-working and hard-playing Pugnash Humanslurper was rewarded with the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors. The scrappy Ravenhill Darkwings second baseman hit .455 while collecting...

May 19, 2014

Rasreth Selected Player of the Week

Monday, August 13th, 2029 Shima Rasreth is respected by most Ravenhill Darkwings fans for his no-frills style of play. The 32-year-old third baseman went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Mordor Conference Player of the Week...

April 18, 2014

Big Bat Pays Off, Pender Player of the Week

Monday, July 2nd, 2029 Her hard work and hustle paid off this week. The hard-working and hard-playing Gamella Pender was rewarded with the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors. The scrappy Ravenhill Darkwings center fielder hit .545 while collecting...

April 17, 2014

Sandyman Signs for 3 years

Friday, June 29th, 2029 The Ravenhill Darkwings have finished a deal with All Star-caliber closer Isengrim Sandyman that will extend his stay in Ravenhill at least 3 years and will pay out $13,000,000. This year Sandyman has made 28 relief...

April 14, 2014

Kendrick Guns Downs 15 Stars

Saturday, June 23rd, 2029 Gleonyc Kendrick of the Ravenhill Darkwings really put on a pitching clinic today at Grey Havens Field as he struck out 15 Grey Havens Stars in a 10-1 victory. Kendrick was simply magnificent as he held...

April 03, 2014

Player of the Week Trophy to Armorshaker

Monday, June 4th, 2029 The #1 hitter in the Mordor Conference was Ravenhill center fielder Gollilmer Armorshaker. He was selected the Player of the Week. During the week Armorshaker banged out a .520 batting average (13-25), 5 home runs, 15...

Swap: Beländir for Patterson

Monday, May 28th, 2029 It's all done except the paperwork. The Ravenhill Darkwings and the Land of Oz Munchkins have agreed to a trade that will send 29-year-old catcher Danus Beländir, 27-year-old first baseman Phaialia Lomombor, 24-year-old minor league reliever...

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...

Darkwings, Miners Close Deal

Monday, April 30th, 2029 Trade winds have been blowing through Ravenhill. This time, a deal has materialized between the Darkwings and Miners. According to sources inside the organization, Ravenhill will ship 28-year-old center fielder Malin Roadapple, 29-year-old third baseman Minto...

March 13, 2014

This Week's Star Player is Armorshaker

Monday, April 30th, 2029 Gollilmer Armorshaker is respected by most Ravenhill Darkwings fans for his no-frills style of play. The 27-year-old center fielder went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Mordor Conference Player of the Week...

March 10, 2014

Ravenhill Darkwings, Archers Agree to Trade

Monday, April 16th, 2029 The Baseball News Network is reporting that the Darkwings and Archers have consummated a trade. Lake Town will receive 29-year-old right fielder Po the Independent, 28-year-old reliever Rebo Pelham, 29-year-old minor league shortstop Borigal Trample and...

March 06, 2014

Ravenhill-Rivendell Announce Swap

Monday, April 9th, 2029 It is being reported in Rivendell that the Royals and the Ravenhill Darkwings have agreed on a trade. According to anonymous sources 26-year-old catcher Fesil Stonethrottler will be dealt to the Darkwings in return for 26-year-old...

March 03, 2014

Darkwings-Titans Swap Confirmed

Sunday, April 1st, 2029 Ravenhill and Minas Tirith have swapped players. The Darkwings announced today that they have sent 26-year-old starting pitcher Shaoja Florian, 30-year-old shortstop Prorbag Spleensmasher, 21-year-old minor league closer Lomli Ironfist and 22-year-old minor league shortstop Myrth...

January 09, 2014

$9,900,000 Lands 3B Banks for Darkwings

Sunday, December 10th, 2028 Sportswriters questioned the wisdom of the freshly signed pact between Minto Banks and Ravenhill today. The deal, set at a $9,900,000 price tag, will run for 3 years. On the face of it, all is well,...

October 15, 2013

Sandyman Earns 400th Save In Darkwings Win Over Miners

Monday, June 12th, 2028 Ravenhill Darkwings closer Isengrim Sandyman notched career save number 400 today during the Darkwings 7-3 over the Moria Miners. The 36-year-old hurler gave up no runs and no hits in 0.1 innings to close out the...

September 23, 2013

Ravenhill Left Fielder Picked MC Player of the Week

Monday, May 15th, 2028 His hard work and hustle paid off this week. The hard-working and hard-playing Erurbag Starslobberer was rewarded with the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors. The scrappy Ravenhill Darkwings left fielder hit .600 while collecting...

September 12, 2013

Royals Spellbound, *Silverspike Hurls No-Hitter

Friday, May 5th, 2028 No hitters are rare. But the fans at Royals Stadium received a special gift as Legeron *Silverspike of the Darkwings tossed a no-hitter against the Rivendell Royals. He was masterful as he struck out 8 and...

June 24, 2013

Mordor Conference Best Pitcher Named

Monday, November 15th, 2027 The Gandalf Pitcher Award for 2027 has been presented and the Mordor Conference winner is Joe Graves of Ravenhill. "It's always nice to receive an award like this," said Graves. "I just hope I can improve...

Trample Signs for 5 years

Thursday, November 11th, 2027 BNN has confirmed that the Darkwings and Borigal Trample have come to terms on a $34,000,000 package that will keep the shortstop in town for another 5 years. Team officials are set to officially announce the...

May 23, 2013

August's Top Starter Named in MC

Wednesday, September 1st, 2027 The Mordor Conference announced the winner of the Pitcher of the Month Award for August. It went to Joe Graves of Ravenhill for his outstanding 5-0 record and 1.23 ERA. Graves also chalked up 6 starts,...

May 13, 2013

Ravenhill Re-Signs Scimitar to Extension

Sunday, August 15th, 2027 Team officials triumphantly announced that the Darkwings and superstar right fielder Rhedry Scimitar have closed a deal that keeps the 39-year-old in a Ravenhill uniform for another 3 years. Scimitar will earn $54,000,000 as part of...

May 06, 2013

MC Selects Kendrick July's Best Starter

Sunday, August 1st, 2027 Gleonyc Kendrick hasn't been around the big leagues long enough to know that youngsters shouldn't be winning Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month. But when you put up numbers like his, you're going to get some...

April 25, 2013

Star SP Klingerberg Signs for 4 years

Wednesday, July 7th, 2027 Ravenhill officials and Hyman Klingerberg shook hands on a $32,200,000 deal today. The extension will keep Klingerberg from becoming a free agent for at least 4 years. This season Klingerberg has crafted a 3-3 mark with...

April 04, 2013

Mordor Conference Announces #1 Starter

Thursday, July 1st, 2027 Joe Graves was on cloud nine the entire month of June, capping it off with the Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month honors. The Ravenhill starter was spectacular in 6 starting assignments with 4 wins and...

March 18, 2013

Roadapple Takes Home MC Top Batter Award

Tuesday, June 1st, 2027 Ravenhill Darkwings 26-year-old center fielder Malin Roadapple hit his way to a .412 batting average and the Mordor Conference Batter of the Month award in May. He had 10 home runs, 28 RBIs and 21 runs...

March 11, 2013

Darkwings Scimitar Hits 600th Homer

Sunday, May 23rd, 2027 A big sigh of relief erupted from Rhedry Scimitar after he hit his 600th career homer. The Ravenhill right fielder said, "I'm glad it's over...now I can go back to just playing baseball." It was quite...

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...

January 10, 2013

Star SS Signs Extension with Ravenhill

Monday, December 21st, 2026 The Ravenhill Darkwings have finished a deal with All Star-caliber shortstop Prorbag Spleensmasher that will extend his stay in Ravenhill at least 7 years and will pay out $84,000,000. Spleensmasher has a lifetime .275 average with...

December 20, 2012

Graves Wins MC Aragorn Award

Ravenhill's Joe Graves added another trophy to his case this season, winning the MC Aragorn MVP award to go along with his Gandalf. The young star lit up the league after coming over from the SFL in a February trade,...

Mordor Conference Crowns Ravenhill's Graves

The Ravenhill clubhouse staff referred to him as "the kid" this season. Next year Joe Graves will have to have a new nickname. He earned it after winning the 2026 Mordor Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award. Graves made 32 starts this...

Ultimate Fantasy Baseball Association Crown To Ravenhill, Beats Wizards

Sunday, November 1st, 2026 It was a storybook year for the Ravenhill Darkwings as they closed out a 4-0 series win over the Diagon Alley Wizards to claim the Ultimate Fantasy Baseball Association Championship. They wrapped it up with a...

December 13, 2012

Darkwings Win 2026 Return of the King Series

Monday, October 26th, 2026 Nobody played better baseball this season than the Tolkien Baseball champions, the Ravenhill Darkwings. They defeated the Bucklebury Fairies 3-1 today at The Ballpark at Helms Deep and hauled in the Return of the King Series...

December 03, 2012

Scimitar Hits 3 Homers Against Numenor

Sunday, September 27th, 2026 It was a good day for Ravenhill and an exceptional day for Rhedry Scimitar. The 39-year-old right fielder sent three bombs out of the park to help the Darkwings beat the Numenor Kings 6-2 at The...

November 01, 2012

Mordor Conference Picks Top Player

Monday, August 3rd, 2026 His face might be sun-baked after all the years he's invested in this game, but 38-year-old Rhedry Scimitar of the Ravenhill Darkwings is still playing a kid's game -- and getting paid for it. The veteran...

Graves Picked as July's Pitcher of the Month

Saturday, August 1st, 2026 Last month was a very good one for Joe Graves of Ravenhill. So good that he has been picked as the Pitcher of the Month in the Mordor Conference. Graves throttled league hitters the entire month,...

October 15, 2012

MC Premier Pitcher is Ravenhill's Graves

Wednesday, July 1st, 2026 In June, when the name of Joe Graves appeared on the Ravenhill lineup card it was a virtual lock on a victory. He started 6 times and chalked up 5 wins and 1 loss. With those...

October 01, 2012

May's Best MC Hurler is Graves

June 1, 2026 - When Joe Graves took the hill in May, he was in charge. The Ravenhill starter never let the Mordor Conference batters get a foothold against him. For his peerless performance, he came away with an impressive...

Ravenhill's Armorshaker Snaps Up Player of the Week

June 1, 2026 - Ravenhill sports fans can't stop singing the praises of , who has been selected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week. was in a comfort zone all week, finishing with a .615 average (8-13), 9 RBIs...

September 17, 2012

MC's #1 Player, Scimitar of Ravenhill

Monday, May 4th, 2026 Rhedry Scimitar had a week for the ages as he romped to the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award. The happy-go-lucky 38-year-old still plays ball like a kid, mashing and slashing as he goes. The...

August 16, 2012

Scimitar Gets Number 2500

Thursday, April 23rd, 2026 The box score from yesterday's game will show that Ravenhill beat the Minas Ithil Wyrms, 5-4. It will also show that right fielder Rhedry Scimitar went 2-for-3 for the Darkwings. It will not show, however, that...

July 16, 2012

Darkwings Deal Oathsmelter to Hitchhikers for Graves

Monday, February 16th, 2026 In a move that has left many fans wondering, the Ravenhill Darkwings have traded 26-year-old closer Colg Axesnapper, 22-year-old minor league starting pitcher Tibur Oathsmelter and 22-year-old minor league shortstop Greond Greasy to the Intergalactic Hitchhikers....

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...

April 26, 2012

MC Star of the Week Chosen

Monday, August 18th, 2025: 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. Malin Roadapple, the Ravenhill Darkwings 25-year-old center fielder, put himself in...

March 19, 2012

Rhedry Scimitar Strokes 3 Home Runs

Friday, June 13th, 2025: What did Rhedry Scimitar eat for breakfast prior to his game against Bree? Whatever it was, it provided some surprising power as the Ravenhill right fielder smacked three balls up and out of the park at...

February 13, 2012

*Silverspike Shines in Gem

Sunday, April 27th, 2025: Legeron *Silverspike of the Ravenhill Darkwings shut down the Erebor Eagles 5-0 on a 1-hitter, holding them scoreless while ringing up 7 strikeouts and allowing 5 walks. After the game *Silverspike said, "Guys have been fouling...

February 07, 2012

Star 3B Buckland Signs for 7 years

Sunday, April 13th, 2025: Fans hailed the signing of Elanor Buckland today as the Ravenhill Darkwings third baseman came to terms with the club. Set to make $70,000,000 over the upcoming 7 years, Buckland signed primarily out of loyalty to...

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 02, 2012

It's Official: SP Klingerberg Signs with Darkwings

Saturday, January 11th, 2025: The Ravenhill Darkwings have called a press conference later today to announce the signing of starting pitcher Hyman Klingerberg to a 3-year, $59,670,000 contract. Both Klingerberg and the Darkwings are said to be very pleased to...

December 22, 2011

Ravenhill Wins Lottery for SS Spleensmasher

Monday, December 16th, 2024: There was a buzz in the air today as news broke of Ravenhill finalizing a deal with star shortstop Prorbag Spleensmasher. The deal, worth an estimated $27,600,000 over 3 years, proved a big hit with Ravenhill...

October 31, 2011

Armorshaker Hittin' on All Cylinders

Friday, September 6th, 2024: Most fans have never seen a player get a single, double, triple and home run all in one game -- but it happened today at The Ballpark at Helms Deep. Gollilmer Armorshaker of the Ravenhill Darkwings...

October 03, 2011

Ravenhill Swaps No-Tooth to Minas Ithil for Ghoulslasher

Thursday, July 4th, 2024: The Darkwings have reached a deal with Minas Ithil, sending 28-year-old starting pitcher Fragar No-Tooth and 23-year-old minor league third baseman Libur Trollhead to the Wyrms in exchange for 25-year-old minor league second baseman Foimli Ghoulslasher...

September 05, 2011

Scimitar Tags Number 500

Saturday, May 25th, 2024: Ravenhill's 7-4 victory over Weathertop was highlighted by Rhedry Scimitar's 500th career home run. His teammates congratulated him at home plate after he circled the bases. "I didn't see all of them out there," Scimitar said...

August 18, 2011

Veteran Scimitar Signs with Darkwings

Saturday, April 20th, 2024: Rhedry Scimitar inked a deal that will keep the seasoned veteran on the Darkwings roster another 3 years. Earlier today team personnel announced that the 36-year-old had settled on a $22,066,666-a-year deal to play at The...

August 11, 2011

Star 3B Signs Extension with Ravenhill

Friday, April 5th, 2024: Team officials triumphantly announced that the Darkwings and superstar third baseman Elanor Buckland have closed a deal that keeps the 26-year-old in a Ravenhill uniform for another 1 year. Buckland will earn $11,500,000 as part of...

August 09, 2011

Ravenhill, Dunharrow Deal Made

Monday, April 1st, 2024: Ravenhill and Dunharrow have agreed to a trade today. 30-year-old starting pitcher Losur Beardsmith, 26-year-old minor league starting pitcher Sraggek the Slobberer, 31-year-old reliever Gal Echeandia, 29-year-old center fielder Xap Hippogryph, 25-year-old third baseman Misil Silverhead...

Ravenhill-Dunnharrow in 11-player blockbuster deal

RAVENHILL - Darkwings’ manager Papa Bear, in a press conference early this morning, shocked the fans and sports pundits of the Ravenhill community when he confirmed news of an 11-player blockbuster trade with Dunharrow. Although the trade has not yet...

August 01, 2011

Darkwings SP Pigford Out

Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: Ravenhill fans will be disappointed to learn that P Pigford suffered a torn flexor tendon in his elbow while throwing a pitch in today's game. After the doctor informed the Ravenhill Darkwings manager that Pigford was...

July 05, 2011

Ravenhill Reaches Agreement with Papa Bear as Newly Seated General Manager

Thursday, November 30th, 2023: Newly installed GM Papa Bear was spotted in the clubhouse at 7:00 AM, meeting with his coaching staff. "I want to be sure they know where we stand," he explained, "I'm not sure how it worked...

May 30, 2011

C Tom *Dill Hurt

Friday, September 22nd, 2023: Ravenhill learned today that they will be without catcher Tom *Dill for 4 months. *Dill was injured running the bases and sustained a ruptured achilles tendon. He was hurt in the game against the Lothlorien Lumberjacks....

May 26, 2011

League Punishes Pair for Fighting

Sunday, September 17th, 2023: After an intense confrontation, both the Raiders Eimer Eärüviel and the Darkwings Glonar Arwima were handed their punishments today. The league commissioner's office issued suspensions for an on-the-field conflict that occurred at a recent Isengard-Ravenhill game....

May 19, 2011

Ravenhill's *Dill MC's Best

Monday, September 4th, 2023: Tom *Dill has the tools to stick in this league for many years. The 24-year-old catcher of the Ravenhill Darkwings had a pretty fair bat in the Mordor Conference over the past seven days and won...

April 25, 2011

LF Satina Isauron Hurt

Wednesday, July 26th, 2023: The Ravenhill Darkwings were dealt a severe blow when Satina Isauron was hurt making a defensive play recently in a game against the Numenor Kings. After the game, the team trainer reported Isauron might have to...

April 04, 2011

Darkwings Lose Scimitar for 8-9 Months

Wednesday, June 21st, 2023: Watching Rhedry Scimitar getting helped off the field today at The Ballpark at Helms Deep, fans of the Ravenhill Darkwings feared the worst. The news wasn't quite as bad as initially feared, but the right fielder...

March 31, 2011

Bad News for Ravenhill, Bell Injured

Tuesday, June 13th, 2023: A blow for Katie Bell today -- team doctors confirmed she will miss 4-5 months with shoulder inflammation. Bell suffered the injury throwing a pitch. Although officials from the Ravenhill Darkwings are confident she'll make a...

March 24, 2011

Extension Keeps Goblinmaker in Ravenhill

Monday, June 5th, 2023: A contract extension between Grudrak Goblinmaker and Ravenhill was reached earlier today. Goblinmaker will continue to play for the Darkwings and will pocket $2,163,000 over the next 1 year. In 20 relief appearances in 2023, Goblinmaker...

March 03, 2011

MC Premier Player Picked

Monday, April 24th, 2023: His hard work and hustle paid off this week. The hard-working and hard-playing Tom *Dill was rewarded with the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors. The scrappy Ravenhill Darkwings catcher hit .435 while collecting 10...

Star MR Signs Pact with Darkwings

Friday, April 21st, 2023: Fans hailed the signing of Gal Echeandia today as the Ravenhill Darkwings reliever came to terms with the club. Set to make $5,500,000 over the upcoming 1 year, Echeandia signed primarily out of loyalty to the...

November 15, 2010

Darkwings Scimitar Down with Injury

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022: Dealing with injuries is part of the game and now Rhedry Scimitar of the Darkwings knows this firsthand. He was injured against the Old Forest Merry Fellows while making a defensive play. Diagnosed as a strained...

November 08, 2010

Faelivirin Blasts 3 out of the Park

Sunday, August 28th, 2022: Isengard knocked off Ravenhill 8-4 in spite of a fantastic home run display by Celomer Faelivirin, the Darkwings right fielder. Faelivirin drilled three home runs out of the park, but couldn't bring home the victory. Afterward...

September 30, 2010

Scimitar Wins MC Player of the Week Honors

Monday, June 27th, 2022: There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Rhedry Scimitar, the Ravenhill right fielder, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid his...

August 30, 2010

Long Cleve Picked as April's Pitcher of the Month

Sunday, May 1st, 2022: It was a very good month for Born Long Cleve in April. The 38-year-old veteran starter for the Ravenhill Darkwings outpitched everybody -- young and old -- to claim the Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month...

August 19, 2010

Scimitar Collects Hit Number 2000

Monday, April 4th, 2022: The day belonged to Rhedry Scimitar of the Ravenhill Darkwings as he became the latest player to reach the 2000-hit plateau. He did it in Ravenhill's 11-9 win over Lothlorien. "It's a moment I'll never forget,"...

August 05, 2010

Turqual Tapped to Take Over GM Duties of Darkwings

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022: Marred by front-office turnover after last season, the Ravenhill Darkwings ushered in Lord Turqual as their new general manager today, The 44-year-old told the fans and media during a press conference that he expected to earn...

July 26, 2010

Darkwings Win Sweepstakes for SP Long Cleve

Friday, January 21st, 2022: Born Long Cleve took the Darkwings up on their lucrative $58,400,000 deal today, ending speculation on which baseball metropolis he would call home next year. But the signing came at too high a price, say longtime...

$6,390,000 Lands RF Threril for Darkwings

Thursday, January 13th, 2022: Ravenhill announced the signing of right fielder Fegnar Threril earlier today, ending speculation on who they would acquire to fill the void at that position. Threril will earn $2,130,000 per year, and will be with the...

Ravenhill Announces Deal for Veteran 3B

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022: Sportswriters, fans and team officials watched today as 37-year-old third baseman Tonak Nosethrower committed to a $17,720,000, 2-year deal with the Ravenhill organization. Some openly worry that despite his talent, Nosethrower is too old to get...

July 13, 2010

Veteran Elfprodder Signs 2-Year Deal

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021: Ravenhill fans embraced the signing of Hudash Elfprodder today with a few doubts. While most were appreciative that the club had signed a solid ballplayer, they were also concerned about his reputation as a "me first"...

July 01, 2010

Darkwings Negotiating with Veteran SP Belurion

Sunday, November 21st, 2021: Fans across Ravenhill were hopeful as word of the Darkwings making a play for one of baseball's biggest names took root, causing management to issue a statement that no such deal had been reached, nor was...

May 27, 2010

Ravenhill, Veteran the Basher Sign Deal

Saturday, September 11th, 2021: The Ravenhill Darkwings have finished a deal with All Star-caliber starting pitcher Ishwush the Basher that will extend his stay in Ravenhill at least 2 years and will pay out $12,100,000....

Cheese Chill *Dill's Hot Streak

Monday, September 6th, 2021: The Ravenhill Darkwings lost to the Bree Cheese 6-1 today at The Ballpark at Helms Deep, but perhaps the bigger news was the end of Tom *Dill's 20-game hitting streak. "We felt if we could slow...

May 13, 2010

MC Names Darkwings Scimitar Winner

Monday, August 16th, 2021: There's nothing like being in the prime of your baseball career -- and playing like it. Just ask Rhedry Scimitar, the Ravenhill right fielder, who swung a sweet bat all week to not only aid his...

April 22, 2010

2000 Hits for Ploughman

Sunday, July 18th, 2021: Isembard Ploughman reached the 2000-hit milestone this afternoon at The Water Park. The 38-year-old Darkwings left fielder went 1-for-4 in a losing effort in the Ravenhill 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Bywater Bounders. During...

April 05, 2010

*Dill Picked Best Player

Monday, June 14th, 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 he's got. Tom *Dill, the Ravenhill Darkwings 21-year-old catcher, put himself in the...

March 18, 2010

Darkwings, Veteran Elivande Agree to Terms

Saturday, May 8th, 2021: Darkwings fans were divided today as Ravenhill confirmed that the front office has signed Darkle Elivande to a 1-year extension at a rate of $1,110,000 per year. While many were enthusiastically behind the signing, others worried...

Scimitar Rips HR Number 400

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021: It was a great day for Rhedry Scimitar, but not a good one for his Ravenhill Darkwings. The 33-year-old right fielder reached a personal milestone with his 400th career homer, but it wasn't enough to beat...

February 15, 2010

2B Grudgesmelter Selects Ravenhill's $4,360,000 Bid

Saturday, February 27th, 2021: Ravenhill announced the signing of second baseman Milo Grudgesmelter earlier today, ending speculation on who they would acquire to fill the void at that position. Grudgesmelter will earn $2,180,000 per year, and will be with the...

January 04, 2010

Elreodriel Is MC's Premier Rookie

Sunday, November 8th, 2020: The Mordor Conference Frodo Rookie Award winner for 2020 is Kimmina Elreodriel of the Ravenhill Darkwings. This season the 24-year-old first baseman played in 153 games, recording a .269 batting average with 26 home runs, 95...

November 12, 2009

Elessar Curumo Hired to Shake Things up as the New General Manager of the Ravenhill Darkwings

Monday, July 20th, 2020: Can Ravenhill win with Elessar Curumo at the helm? Several respected baseball commentators urged team ownership to show patience with the new man. "New general managers are always in a rough spot," wrote one. "The organization...

October 12, 2009

Star of the Week Picked in MC

Monday, June 1st, 2020: Kimmina Elreodriel has the tools to stick in this league for many years. The 24-year-old first baseman of the Ravenhill Darkwings had a pretty fair bat in the Mordor Conference over the past seven days and...

Lumberjacks Pitching Ravaged by Ravenhill

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020: Kimmina Elreodriel led the Ravenhill Darkwings to a 32-5 win over the Lothlorien Lumberjacks. She topped all hitters in the game with 5 hits in 6 at-bats. K. Elreodriel walked in the 2nd, hit an RBI...

August 31, 2009

Ravenhill Inks Star SP to $3,750,000 Deal

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020: The Ravenhill Darkwings have called a press conference later today to announce the signing of starting pitcher Darkle Elivande to a 2-year, $3,750,000 contract. Both Elivande and the Darkwings are said to be very pleased to...

August 24, 2009

Veteran RF Scimitar Settles on Darkwings

Talk of a deal between Ravenhill and Rhedry Scimitar came together today as the two sides inked a deal worth $110,250,000 over 5 years. Scimitar is highly regarded around Tolkien Baseball for his talents and is expected to add that...

May 28, 2009

Darkwings Thunderarrow Named MC's Best Pitcher

Moisil Thunderarrow took a much-deserved turn in the spotlight earlier today as he accepted the Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month award for July. The 25-year-old Darkwings starter is a relative newcomer to the league, but nonetheless racked up an...

May 04, 2009

Elramli Elimir Gets Hit Number 2000

July 1st at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras Ravenhill got a 5-1 victory over Misty Mountain and Elramli Elimir got his 2000th career hit. The Darkwings right fielder recorded 4 hits in 4 at-bats to reach that coveted milestone....

April 13, 2009

Veteran Re-Signs with Darkwings

Isembard Ploughman probably doesn't have his best years ahead of him, but he will surely contribute a lot to the Darkwings effort. Ravenhill locked him up for an additional 2 years at a rate of $18,250,000 per. Ploughman is batting...

March 19, 2009

Ravenhill's Stonehelm Will Miss Season

The news is bad in Ravenhill. The Darkwings have lost the services of starting pitcher Tesil Stonehelm for the rest of the season due to a torn bicep muscle. Stonehelm was injured in a recent game with the Dol Guldur...

February 26, 2009

Darkwings Win Sweepstakes for SP Arwima

The Darkwings and Glonar Arwima reached an accord earlier today which brings the starting pitcher to town for 7 years. Arwima will pocket $85,640,000 total and is widely expected to contribute significantly to the club's playoff drive. Arwima has a...

January 08, 2009

Star of the Week Selected in MC

At the age of 31, Mosin Bunce might have some potential he hasn't realized yet -- if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Ravenhill second baseman put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days...

January 05, 2009

Gone, Baby, Gone

With the Ravenhill Darkwings struggling to keep pace in the sub-.500 Goblin Division, GM Lord Mithrennaith said, "Enough!" He fired Darkwings manager Galialas Reese today, ending his short tenure with the organization. Reese, 43, showed promise in the minors at...

December 11, 2008

Ploughman Reaches 400 Mark

Bree defeated Ravenhill on August 28, 6-4, and took some of the joy out of Isembard Ploughman's 400th career home run. "I just wanted to get a good swing on the ball all day," Ploughman said. "And I did." Despite...

December 08, 2008

Star SP Signs Extension with Ravenhill

The Ravenhill Darkwings have finalized a deal with All Star-caliber starting pitcher Rabur Axecutter that will extend his stay in Ravenhill at least 5 years and will pay out $32,500,000. In 2018 Axecutter has a 12-5 record with a 4.13...

November 17, 2008

Ravenhill's Elimir Will Miss Season

The news is bad in Ravenhill. The Darkwings have lost the services of right fielder Elramli Elimir for the rest of the season due to a dislocated shoulder. Elimir was injured in a recent game with the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai...

November 06, 2008

Elimir Goes 6-6 Against Lothlorien

It was a hits blitz for Elramli Elimir on June 22 at The Ballpark at Helms Deep. The Ravenhill Darkwings right fielder tore into Lothlorien for 6 hits in 6 at-bats to pace the Darkwings to a 14-4 victory and...

September 25, 2008

Ravenhill's Norà Sidelined for Season

The season is ending on a bad note for Thurlla Norà, right fielder for the Ravenhill Darkwings. It was announced today that he will miss the rest of the season because of injury. Norà was hurt against the Isengard Raiders...

August 28, 2008

Ravenhill Makes Big Splash in Free Agency: Signs SP

The Ravenhill Darkwings have called a press conference later today to announce the signing of starting pitcher Ishwush the Basher to a 4-year, $60,020,000 contract. Both the Basher and the Darkwings are said to be very pleased to come to...

July 31, 2008

Elimir Slaps 6 Hits

"Ever since I picked up my first bat my coaches were always saying to keep your eye on the ball, don't overswing... just make contact and ya never know what'll happen," Ravenhill's Elramli Elimir told reporters after the game. "That's...

July 14, 2008

MC's Best Player, *Dill of Ravenhill

This week's outstanding performer in the Mordor Conference was catcher Tom *Dill of the Ravenhill Darkwings. He racked up a .474 average and was voted the Player of the Week. Over the last week *Dill plastered 9 hits in 19...

June 30, 2008

Darkwings-Archers Trade: Elviorion for Earkiller

RAVENHILL - The rumor has been going on for a while now, but today it was made official. The Ravenhill Darkwings sent 25-year old catcher Tonak Elviorion to the Lake Town Archers for 30-year old left fielder Shaumli Earkiller and...

April 27, 2008

Eagles-Darkwings Trade: Fite for Kidneydragger

EREBOR - A trade between the Erebor Eagles and the Ravenhill Darkwings was made official this morning. The Erebor Eagles have sent 34-year old starting pitcher Paul Fite to the Ravenhill Darkwings in exchange for 18-year old minor league closer...

April 19, 2008

Norà Commits to $16,000,000 Deal with Ravenhill

RAVENHILL - There was a buzz in the air today as news broke of Ravenhill finalizing a deal with star right fielder Thurlla Norà. The deal, worth an estimated $16,000,000 over 4 years, proved a big hit with Ravenhill fans...

April 02, 2008

Ravenhill Signs Argon Thudhammer to General Manager Position

RAVENHILL - Marred by front-office turnover after last season, the Ravenhill Darkwings ushered in Argon Thudhammer as their new general manager today, The 33-year-old told the fans and media during a press conference that he expected to earn their support....

February 11, 2008

Ploughman Thrilled, Remains with Darkwings

RAVENHILL - A throng of media gathered as Isembard Ploughman announced that he had come to terms with the Darkwings and that he would be sticking around town another 3 years. Ploughman is set to draw $45,000,000 in pay over...

December 13, 2007

Toughest Out of the Week Wins MC Award

A battle-tested Daniel Kemble declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran he is. Today the 34-year-old Ravenhill left fielder collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award. He wrapped up the week...

November 13, 2007

Ravenhill Hands Reins to Black as New GM!

RAVENHILL - Club officials say better days might be ahead for the Ravenhill Darkwings with the signing of Vic Black as general manager. A press conference is planned to give all the details....

November 10, 2007

Search Over for Wilderland; Papa Bear Inks GM Deal

WILDERLAND - Marred by front-office turnover after last season, the Wilderland Wargs ushered in Papa Bear as their new general manager on November 22, The former Ravenhill GM told the media during a press conference that he was leaving a...

October 22, 2007

Number 300 for Ploughman

RAVENHILL - At The Ballpark at Helms Deep Isembard Ploughman smashed his 300th career home run in a game against Lothlorien on September 29. The 32-year-old right fielder had a hand in the Ravenhill Darkwings 7-5 victory with 1 home...

September 27, 2007

This Week's Star Player is Ploughman

Isembard Ploughman of the Ravenhill Darkwings was locked in all week as he bullied the Mordor Conference pitchers he faced. Ploughman put up some great numbers and hauled in the Mordor Conference Player of the Week trophy. He hit .355...

September 25, 2007

Ravenhill Press Conference

RAVENHILL - At a recent press conference, the GM of the Darkwings fielded questions from the press about recent trades. Reporter from The Ravenhill Rag: Skipper, what can you tell us about your most recent trade? Certainly some of the...

PapaBear: Well, of course, we feel we got just the players we need in our most recent deal. We do hate to give up Christof, no question. But, in Elivande we think we’re getting a younger starting pitcher with the potential to be a winner with us for years to come. Mim Marblerage, now . . . we can see how that might confuse folks a little. Fact is, though, that Mim told us, shortly after arriving, that he did not want to consider any contract extension offers from us . . . intended to test the market. This surprised us a little, to be honest. But it ain’t unusual these days, either . . . seems like everybody wants more money, y’know? Anyhow, we don’t like to bring in players as what you may call “hired guns,” for the short term. So, when we talked to some of our friends in the Buckleberry organization, it was clear that Girith Falathion would fit our plans very well. We think he’s at the top of his game. And, though he’s 33, he has a 4-year contract. We think he’ll be one of those players who just keeps getting better with age; so, we’re glad to have Falathion on board.

Now, Boreborn . . . that’s a tough loss, no doubt. But, we were able to make that part of the deal because we have a few young people in our franchise who play that position and who are just about ready to be solid contributors—maybe even great ones—at the major league level: just to throw a few names out there, so they’ll know what we’re looking for from them: Green, Moss, Stonearm, Bos . . . and, heck, a few others, too. But, ya gotta be careful, these days, about whose horn you toot, if ya know what I mean. Those I named, they know they’re on our radar screen for making a difference real soon.

TRR: Well, Skipper, sounds pretty good. I guess we’ll see pretty soon how it plays out. Thanks for giving us a few minutes. And, best of luck to the Darkwings in the stretch run.

September 23, 2007

Kings Deal Larrabee to Darkwings for Ringeling

NUMENOR - The Numenor Kings have finalized a deal with the Ravenhill Darkwings for the services of 34-year old closer Tobi Ringeling and 27-year old closer Batja Manburner. In exchange, the Darkwings will receive 33-year old closer Daniel Larrabee. In...

September 19, 2007

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...

September 17, 2007

News from Ravenhill

From the Darkwings’ Front Office RAVENHILL - With the acquisition of Mim Marblerage as our regular third-baseman, and Nienna of Dorthonion at 2b (both can play both positions equally well), we feel we now have a potent offense that will...

For our organization, we feel that we have a strong young catching corps throughout our minor league system, and that it is time for Tonak Elviorion to take on the Major League catching responsibilities for which he has been preparing himself since he came to us. Robert Herren has given us great performance in his back-up role at catcher, and with occasional duty in right field. Though we will not strictly platoon our catchers, Robert will be getting plenty of starts vs. left-handed pitching, and will spell Tonak vs. right-handers as needed.

We are sure that, once Mim becomes familiar with the new surroundings, there will be a smooth transfer of some of the clubhouse leadership as we battle to catch our rivals in what we believe may soon become a much tighter race.

And, finally, our addition of two young and enthusiastic pitchers—Terra Treegirl and Petunia Chiseltooth—continues our efforts to build an effective young pitching staff, while our veterans Worm, Earora, Kwak, and Ringeling keep the ship on a steady course and help the “young guns” find and make their mark.

September 16, 2007

Darkwings and Wargs Agree to Swap

RAVENHILL - Officials for the Ravenhill Darkwings confirmed that they have traded 22-year old catcher Husil Hammermaker, 34-year old third baseman Pruugor Hearteater, 29-year old second baseman Bulbo Sandybanks, 31-year old closer Glosin Foeslayer and 26-year old minor league reliever...

September 02, 2007

Ravenhill-Mirkwood Trade: Stonemasher for of Dorthonion

RAVENHILL - The Ravenhill Darkwings have parted ways with 28-year old second baseman Legeden Nerith, 29-year old reliever Koisil Stonemasher and 31-year old reliever Elanor Bridger, sending him to the Mirkwood Marauders for 29-year old third baseman Nienna of Dorthonion,...

August 13, 2007

Keeping it in the family

RAVENHILL - As usual, Hammermaker is atop the list of Mordor Conference batters. Only this time, it's not Kobur, it's his little brother, Husil that is in the spotlight. Husil, 22, was taken by the Darkwings in the Rule 5...

July 19, 2007

Disaster and Darkwings Agree to Deal

DAGORLAD - The Dagorlad Disaster have parted ways with 32-year old left fielder Isembard Ploughman and a 1st round draft pick, sending him to the Ravenhill Darkwings for 32-year old starting pitcher Jerrolde Rector, 23-year old minor league center fielder...

July 16, 2007

Dunharrow Deals Grub to Ravenhill for Arwodur

DUNHARROW - The Dunharrow Devils have parted ways with 32-year old reliever Till Grub, 19-year old minor league second baseman Duane Elylith and a 2nd round draft pick, sending him to the Ravenhill Darkwings for 38-year old starting pitcher Ban...

May 04, 2007

Super Swinger Snags MC Player of the Week

Ravenhill Darkwings shortstop Nienor *Silverspike walked away with the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award today after putting up some impressive numbers over the past seven days. "The Darkwings fans are really behind me right now," said the 24-year-old....

May 03, 2007

Dunharrow Devils and Darkwings agree to trade

DUNHARROW - The Dunharrow Devils have parted ways with 31-year old starting pitcher Jerrolde Rector, sending him to the Ravenhill Darkwings for 33-year old starting pitcher Robert Tookes. The Devils general manager confirmed the deal in an announcement on July...

March 22, 2007

Tovar traded to Cheese

RAVENHILL - On the same day she was named the Mordor Conference Player of the Week, Inadora Tovar finds herself boarding an ox cart for Bree. The Darkwings first baseman was traded to the Cheese, along with outfielder, Teun "The...

Darkwings First Baseman Inadora Tovar Selected MC Player of the Week

RAVENHILL - Inadora Tovar went on a hitting spree last week against Mordor Conference pitchers and today copped the Player of the Week award. The Ravenhill Darkwings first baseman peppered the opposition for 14 hits in 26 at-bats with 3...

March 17, 2007

Ravenhill trades for the future

via Ravenhill Free Press RAVENHILL - In two carefully and patiently executed negotiations, Ravenhill management has traded five of its long-time greats, and fan-favorites, for its future . . . without, the franchise representative said, giving up on the present...

When asked whether the moves mean that Ravenhill has “given up on this season,” the spokesman said, “Not at all . . . we expect Sandyman and Tookes to contribute right away, and we think 1 or 2 of the young players we’ve brought in will be ready to contribute at the big league level very soon. We have a good solid core of players on this team, still, and we intend to compete right down to the wire. And, don’t forget the players in our minor league system who’ve been waiting for a chance to make their mark. Some of them will get that chance very soon.”

The key Ravenhill players involved in the trades seemed to understand management’s position, and seemed to be excited at the prospect of carrying on their solid careers in their new situations. Two of them spoke with us after the press conference.

“I was surprised, no question,” said Ulaf Silverglove. “But, I can see where Ravenhill is going with these deals, and I’m happy to do everything I can to help Minas Morgul have a great season . . . and many more to come.”

Eucalypta the Pink was, perhaps, more surprised than anyone about the moves. “I had no idea . . . it really has taken me by surprise. I guess it just goes to show that you have to keep your mind in the game and not worry about anything on the business side of it. I guess that’s what I take from this: I’m a pitcher, not a businessperson. I think Bywater will be very happy with what they get with me on the mound . . . while Denaigol is losing a lot of balls over the wall in right center field.” The hurler smiled, and continued packing bags and saying goodbyes.

March 16, 2007

Slayers and Darkwings reach deal

RAVENHILL - The Darkwings continued their move to a younger, rebuilding team today with a mult-player swap with the Minas Morgul Slayers. In exchange for Mathilda the Sling, Ciurk Badgerpoker and Ulaf Silverglove, Ravenhill will get two 1st round draft...

Ravenhill, Bywater agree to trade

BYWATER - The Bounders took steps to further their pennant drive today, acquiring starting pitcher, Eucalypta the Pink, and outfielders Denaigol Denaihir and Masin Oathworker from the Ravenhill Darkwings in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers and pitcher Robert...

March 15, 2007

Ravenhill Second Baseman Nerith Hoists Up MC Rookie of Month Honor

In April Legeden Nerith really banged the baseball and brought in the MC Rookie of the Month trophy. He sent 4 screamers into the bleachers, bombarded opposing pitching at a .309 clip, and plated 9 runs. He also slammed 9...

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...

Devils-Darkwings make spring trade

DUNHARROW - Officials from Dunharrow announced an agreement with the Ravenhill Darkwings on a trade that will pare down some of the team's bulging salary. In the deal, the Devils will send recently acquired pitcher, Christof Worm, and infielder, Isengrim...

January 31, 2007

Moria-Ravenhill Deal

MORIA - In a trade agreed to by the parties near the end of the season, the Darkwings and Miners have swapped players. Ravenhill will get OF Denaigol 'Hitman' Denaihir, SP Feanor Greycloak and minor league OF Masin Oathworker. Moria...

Denaihir had an excellent year for the resurging Miners team, hitting .281 with 28 HR and 109 RBI and being named to the Shire All-Star team. Meanwhile, Greycloak's performance was spotty. While his record was 8-10 with a 4.18 ERA, he hurled a shutout, and 12 of his 23 starts were considered Quality Starts. The 22-year-old Oathworker was Moria's 1st round draft pick in 2010 and hit .290 for AAA Long Cleve.

On Ravenhill's side of the deal, Shaglakh, known as the "Fox", is known more for his fielding and speed than his bat, winning the 2012 Legolas in RF, but he hit .333 last season. Anstlammer has always been an excellent pitcher until this season. Moria is betting that his 9-13 record and 4.11 ERA were a bump in the road. Up until this season, Andrack had never had a losing season or an ERA above 4. And Brandewyn of Rohan is a solid young utility infielder.

November 27, 2006

Darkwings Third Baseman Nadrierion's .440 Earns Him MC Player of the Week

Thudor Nadrierion went on a hitting spree last week against Mordor Conference pitchers and today copped the Player of the Week award. The Ravenhill Darkwings third baseman peppered the opposition for 11 hits in 25 at-bats with 12 runs batted...

November 02, 2006

MC Prize for Player of the Week Bestowed on Teun Mulder of Ravenhill

Ravenhill Darkwings fans are celebrating Teun Mulder's selection as MC Player of the Week. Mulder assembled some pretty stout credentials over the past seven days. He coaxed 9 hits out of 23 at bats and jogged down to first 2...

October 26, 2006

Ban Arwodur Strongarms Lumberjacks, Tosses Shutout

RAVENHILL - Ban Arwodur of the Ravenhill Darkwings was lights out in a 5-hit whitewash of the Lothlorien Lumberjacks on April 9. He told SION reporters, "I had my good stuff, and it went where I wanted it to go."...

October 20, 2006

Ravenhill Bombshell: Sackville Retires!

RAVENHILL - In a stunning announcement, Ravenhill Darkwings star, Posco Sackville, told members of the press that he is quitting the team. Sackville, who is only 27, gave no reason for his decision to retire. However, sources close to the...

October 04, 2006

Arwodur headed to Ravenhill

RAVENHILL - The paint hasn't dried on the walls in the new Darkwings offices, but they have already made a significant change in their roster. All-star and future Hall-of-Famer, Ban Arwodur, has agreed to a 3-year contract that will pay...

October 02, 2006

Rohan Team Moves To Ravenhill!

ROHAN - Fans of the Roughriders were stunned this morning with news that their team had packed up in the middle of the night and moved out. The Rohan Roughriders offices at Helm's Deep were practically empty, with only...

September 11, 2006

Slayers take series in 7 games

ROHAN - After going 0-3 against the Slayers in the series, Rohan brought it back to their home field for a Game 7 showdown in the Fellowship Series. Game 1 saw Kashi Darkleaf and Andrack Antslammer hook up in a...

September 08, 2006

Rohan rides to 3rd straight division title

ROHAN - The Roughriders stayed ahead of the Lumberjacks throughout the final months of the season to take their 3rd straight Goblin Division title by 8 games. And Rohan closer, Ander Easyheart, picked up his 49th save to tie...

August 14, 2006

Season ending injury strikes Rohan's *Sackville

ROHAN - Rohan's shortstop Posco *Sackville suffered a season ending injury on August 6 when he was struck by a pitch from Grey Havens' Legolas Manfen. He collapsed in pain and was helped off the field. After being taken to...

July 13, 2006

Rohan's the Devastator wins Player of the Week award

The Player of the Week award in the Shire Conference goes to Mirkwood's Odovacar Underhill this time, as the second baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He hit .440 with 7 RBI and slugged .800 in 25...

July 10, 2006

Carrock's *Rider earns Batter of the Month award for May

Carrock's second baseman Trik *Rider had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the Shire Conference Batter of the Month. In 88 at bats he hit .409 with 3 HR and 16 RBI. *Rider has walked 23 times...

July 03, 2006

Koisil Stonemasher shuts out Dol Guldur on one hit

ROHAN - Rohan's southpaw Koisil Stonemasher will never forget this day. The 26-year old recorded his first career shutout on May 19, a 1-hitter, against Dol Guldur on Saturday. It was the second 1-hit shutout thrown by Rohan pitchers in...

Freodriel Elrymbor pitches 1-hit shutout against Numenor

NUMENOR - Numenor's hitters were dominated by Rohan's Freodriel Elrymbor on May 18. He gave up just one hit in recording his 1st shutout of the season. Elrymbor (4-3) struck out 4 and walked 2, throwing 56 of 94 pitches...

June 19, 2006

Squishmasher (RIV) and Mulder (ROH) win P.O.W. award

The Shire Conference's best player of the week was Rivendell's Loopy *Squishmasher, who wins the award for the 11th time in his career. Loopy pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .565 with 1 HR and 6 RBI while slugging .826. *Squishmasher has...

May 19, 2006

Gwaihir Reliever Awards announced

The winners of the 2011 Gwaihir Reliever Awards, given to the best relievers in each Conference, were announced today. The Shire Conference winner is Phanmina Fil-Gar of Mirkwood. She had a record of 8-5 with an ERA of 2.57 and...

April 06, 2006

Rohan's Bell severely injured

ROHAN - When it rains, it pours. Rohan's right-hander Katie Bell will not pitch for at least 5-6 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. She suffered a serious injury in a game against Dunharrow on July 31 where she...

April 05, 2006

Irontearer moved to bullpen

ROHAN - Rohan pitching has come to the end of an era as SP Libur Irontearer will be taken off the starting rotation this week. Irontearer has been leading the Rohan pitching staff for the past 7 years. Only last...

Manager jools does not regret his decision on the 4 year contract. 'I don't begrudge Libur the money he has rightly earned. He has stayed loyal to the team through all these years and never demanded too much. And who knows, maybe he will play an important role yet in the bull pen this season, teaching the younger guys how to throw a mean ball.' That being said, jools immediately stated Irontearer will be protected against fouling his brilliant statistics so far. 'It's no good wearing him down to the point he no longer can perform at the level we're used from him. Even if that means a preliminary retirement.’

In the mean time Rohan management has taken appropriate action ro replace Irontearer. Dol Guldur SP Drogo Loamsdown has been contracted to fill in the vacancy. Despite Drogo's disappointing performance so far, Rohan is pleased with the young man (26). ‘We hope he will improve and maybe playing for a winning team will help.’

In order to claim Loamsdown, Rohan had to let go one of it's most intrigueing players of the last couple of seasons: Olli 'Bolli' Pimmelgrim. At first it was thought Pimmelgrim would be a decent utility only, but this season it has become clear he has a lot more up his sleeve. 'Bolli' has developed into a major slugger, with 11 HR and 14 Doubles for 174 at bats this year. Percentage wise that's well into the Mordor League top ten for both doubles and homeruns. Also he's getting a huge amount of BB's. Pimmelgrim has 34 for 174 at bats, which puts him up 1st in Mordor League percentage wise. Add to this his excellent running capabilities and decent fielding ratings, and he might be THE discovery of Middle Earth baseball this season.

'We're sad to see Bolli go,' jools commented, 'but it's give and take. Hopefully the fans won't be disappointed, because he's a spectacular player to watch. With him at the plate you know it will be either a home run, a walk followed by hazardous base running, or a strike out. He will be missed, but hopefully he will have a wonderful career with Dol Guldur.’

The departure of Pimmelgrim will no doubt be a relief to infielders Sandybanks and Duhm-Krom, with whom he was in fierce competition for an infield position on the roster. 'That was also a reason for chosing to let Olli go,’ says jools. ‘A player like him should have a permanent spot in the line up and with Sandybanks and Duhm-Krom, we could not guarantee that. And of course we hope it will bring back some rest in the team. Now that decisions have been made, the team's strategy is clear for the future, and all noses are pointing in the same direction again (as goes the Dutch expression).'

Rohan-Dol Guldur Trade

ROHAN - The RoughRiders looked to improve their pitching staff with the acquisition of Drogo "Smokey" Loamsdown in a trade with the Dragons. Dol Guldur agreed to send Loamsdown to Rohan in exchange for infielder Olli "Bolli" Pimmelgrim. Loamsdown, 25,...

March 30, 2006

Ciurk Badgerpoker clubs five hits in a game

OLD FOREST - Rohan's centerfielder Ciurk Badgerpoker accomplished a difficult feat in a 11-6 win over Old Forest on July 8, drilling five hits to improve his career batting average to .284! In the 1st inning he unloaded a solo...

February 27, 2006

Bree's Grunthos the Flatulent wins Player of the Week award

The Shire Conference Player of the Week award goes to Grunthos the Flatulent, Bree's starting leftfielder. He had an on base percentage of .560 and hit .476, while driving in 9 runs. This year the Flatulent drove in 23 and...

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 13, 2006

*Debuugger and Nadrierion win Player of the Week award

It's the 6th time that the Shire Conference Player of the Week award goes to Lake Town's shortstop Silas *Debuugger. In 25 at bats he hit .440 with 4 HR and 15 RBI. Silas managed to drive in at least...

January 20, 2006

Rohan takes series from Stars

ROHAN - The Rohan RoughRiders are heading to the Mordor Conference finals for the first time since 2006. They defeated the Grey Havens Stars in 5 games to advance to the Two Towers Series with a 13-inning win sealing the...

Game 1 had Rohan's Andrack Antslammer pitching a dandy, going 7 innings, allowing just 2 runs and striking out 6. The Stars' Phanth Fimir only allowed 3 earned runs, but with 2 outs in the 3rd, he mishandled a ball off the bat of Krom Duhm-Krom, loading the bases for a 2-run Posco Sackville single. Rohan won the game, 5-2.

In Game 2, the Stars fought back, as Born Long Cleve only allowed 2 runs in 7 innings of work. Duhm-Krom returned one of the unearned runs from the prior game, allowing Golligast Gandulbo to score on a throwing error in the 1st inning. Grey Havens won 4-3.

When the series went to Rohan for Game 3, the RoughRider bats came alive. They knocked out Grey Havens starter, Glosil Foerender, in the 4th. Despite losing the game, 8-7, the Stars' Golligast Gandulbo was named player of the game after going 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and 4 RBI.

Game 4 was yet another one where a mistake that led to an unearned run decided the outcome. Rohan's Libur Irontearer went 6 scoreless innings, striking out 7. The Stars pitchers did not allow a single earned run, but Begrin Starsley's throwing error in the 4th led to a 3-run double by Rohan's Inadora Tovar, and the RoughRiders won the game, 3-1.

Finally, in Game 5, the two teams hooked up for a mighty struggle that lasted 13 innings and saw 14 pitchers. Fimir and Mathilda the Sling held each other in check, allowing just 2 runs each, for the first 7 innings. In the 9th, Grey Havens' Marroc Gamwich hit a single that scored Starsley to take a 3-2 lead, but Rohan struck back in the bottom of the inning when Duhm-Krom scored on a Sackville RBI single. In the bottom of the 13th, Ulaf Silverglove hit a double to the gap in left-center, and Duhm-Krom drove him in with a 1-out single, giving Rohan the 4-3 victory.

January 16, 2006

Rohan wins Goblin Division

ROHAN - The Rohan RoughRiders defeated Weathertop, 8-2, behind their veteran hurler, Libur Irontearer (16-8), to win their 10th straight game and clinch the Goblin Division title for the first time since 2004. Rohan had struggled during most of the...

January 05, 2006

Thudor Nadrierion punishes Dagorlad with three dingers

DAGORLAD - Rohan beat Dagorlad 9-2 on September 10, but that was not the real story of the game. Thudor Nadrierion was, as he went deep three times. His 1st shot, off Franak Clubslicer in the 4th inning, was a...

December 16, 2005

Rohan's Silverglove named Batter of the Month

It's the 1st time that the Shire Conference Batter of the Month award goes to Wilderland's second baseman Mim Marblerage. He had an on base percentage of .378 and hit .340, while driving in 25 runs. Marblerage has walked 25...

December 12, 2005

Rohan's Antslammer out for 5 weeks

ROHAN - When it rains, it pours. Rohan's southpaw Andrack Antslammer will not pitch for at least 5 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game on July 19 against Minas Tirith where...

Elrymbor traded to Rohan

BREE - One-time All-Star starting pitcher, Freodriel Elrymbor, has been traded from the Cheese to the RoughRiders. He was traded just last month from Lothlorien to Bree, appearing in just 3 games for the Cheese. Rohan management plans on using...

December 08, 2005

Rohan's Silverglove wins Player of the Week award

It's the 3rd time that the Shire Conference Player of the Week award goes to Old Forest's rightfielder Gollauman Gandilhil. Gollauman pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .619 with 2 HR and 7 RBI while slugging 1.095. Gollauman is hitting .310 this...

December 03, 2005

Numenor-Rohan Trade

NUMENOR - The Kings and RoughRiders swapped minor leaguers today. The Kings sent pitcher, George Estrella, to Rohan in exchange for infielder Mosin Bunce. Estrella, 26, has been in the Kings' farm system since 2003. He is currently pitching for...

November 24, 2005

Ciurk Badgerpoker out for 8 weeks

ROHAN - Being hit with a pitch is no fun at all. Especially when you get injured. Rohan's centerfielder Ciurk Badgerpoker will miss about 8 weeks after being hit by Dolok Bonemangler in the 4th inning of the game between...

November 11, 2005

Goldilocks-Gonzalez Trade

ROHAN - Rohan and league officials in charge of maintaining the Gondolin franchise came to an agreement today that sends 1B Elanor Goldilocks to the Griffons in exchange for infielder Osvaldo "Speedy" Gonzalez. Goldilocks, 24, has been in the Roughriders'...

November 10, 2005

Mirkwood's Calafalas wins Player of the Week award

The Player of the Week award in the Shire Conference goes to Mirkwood's Idril Calafalas this time, as the centerfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Idril went 14 for 26 (.538), while hitting 1 HR and collecting...

September 15, 2005

Numenor wins Goblin Division, Rohan takes Wild Card

NUMENOR - With their victory over Lothlorien, the Kings took the Goblin Division pennant for the 5th straight season, earning their 6th visit to the playoffs. Meanwhile, Rohan's win over Weathertop and Grey Havens' loss to Misty Mountain gave the...

August 29, 2005

Eucalypta the Pink out 4-5 weeks!

ROHAN - Rohan's southpaw Eucalypta the Pink suffered a severe injury on Tuesday and will be out for at least 4-5 weeks, perhaps missing the rest of the regular season. In the 7th of the game against Dol Guldur on...

August 15, 2005

Gandilhil (OF) and Mulder (ROH) win P.O.W. award

The Player of the Week award in the Shire Conference goes to Old Forest's Gollauman Gandilhil this time, as the rightfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He hit .464 with 8 RBI and slugged 1.000 in 28...

August 08, 2005

Bulbo Sandybanks ropes four hits, completes cycle

ROHAN - Bulbo Sandybanks hits 'em where they ain't. Numenor certainly agrees as Rohan's third baseman unloaded four hits and hitting for the cycle. A pitch from Misil Orebearer in the 2nd inning left his bat for a solo homerun,...

August 01, 2005

Lake Town's Forgedelver earns Pitcher of the Month award

Gomli Forgedelver pitched like a legend in June, and the Shire Conference named him Pitcher of the Month for his extraordinary performance. He had an ERA of just 0.85 in 52.2 innings of work in which he struck out 51...

Mirkwood's Faromli earns Batter of the Month award

The Shire Conference's best player of the month was Mirkwood's Galaigast Faromli, who wins the award for the 2nd time in his career. He had an on base percentage of .359 and hit .326, while driving in 25 runs. Faromli...

July 28, 2005

Meriawyn and Camelwhisperer win Player of the Week award

Rivendell's second baseman Mororon Meriawyn had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the Shire Conference Player of the Week. Mororon was on fire, hitting .500 with 4 HR and 5 RBI. He got at least one hit...

July 20, 2005

Rohan, Minas Morgul make minor swap

ROHAN - The RoughRiders sent three minor leaguers to the Slayers in exchange for Minas Morgul's first two picks in the 2010 draft. Pitcher Garadorn Evermind, first baseman Neil Friesen and outfielder Wilo "Flametrhower" Toothkicker were traded from the AAA...

July 18, 2005

Pitcher of the Month award winners announced

It's the 2nd time that the Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month award goes to Mirkwood's pitcher Gwelf Goriborn. He went 6-0 in May and finished the month with an ERA of 1.86. He struck out 37 in 48.1 innings....

Red hot Graniteslinger and Badgerpoker win Batter of the Month award for May

The Batter of the Month award in the Shire Conference goes to Mirkwood's Valin Graniteslinger this time, as the first baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He had an on base percentage of .383 and hit .358,...

July 09, 2005

Rohan Trades Chiselsnapper

ROHAN - The RoughRiders, looking to improve their bullpen, made a deal with Mirkwood that sends power hitting third baseman, Genus Chiselsnapper, to the Marauders in exchange for pitcher, Gilberto "Solar" Solis. Chiselsnapper, 27, was the 11th pick of the...

July 04, 2005

Minas Tirith's Goramir wins Player of the Week award

The Player of the Week award in the Shire Conference goes to Grimli Goramir. In 26 at bats, he hit .538 with 3 HR and 7 RBI. His season numbers are: .344 AVG, 44 hits, 9 doubles, no triples and...

June 30, 2005

Gondolin's Orcdelver wins Player of the Week award

The Shire Conference Player of the Week award goes to Mefur Orcdelver, Gondolin's starting third baseman. In 28 at bats he hit .429 with 5 HR and 9 RBI. His season numbers are: .275 AVG, 30 hits, 2 doubles, no...

June 20, 2005

Andrack Antslammer NO-HITS Weathertop

WEATHERTOP - Andrack Antslammer had his best stuff going on April 8, and Weathertop hitters were chanceless. Rohan's left-hander fired a NO-NO, his 1st shutout of the season. Antslammer (1-1) struck out 6 and issued 4 BB, throwing 62 of...

June 12, 2005

Rohan free agent signings

ROHAN - The RoughRiders picked up a couple of free agents, including SS Sebur "The Shark" Silverhead for $1.2 million per year for 1 years and pitcher Vabis Thrarawen for $1.7 million per year for 2 years. Silverhead, 37, was...

June 07, 2005

Iseomer Knighted by Rohan

ROHAN - ‘All hail Sir Iseomer!’ it sounded from the Golden Hall at Edoras across the ever green plains of Rohan after Legeron Iseomer was knighted Ridder of the Mark by King Jools (also known as King Droolius the First,...

June 03, 2005

Dunharrow making early deals

DUNHARROW - The Devils are wasting no time launching into 2009. Before the playoffs were even finished, the team had agreed to two trades, including a deal that gave up their first 5 draft picks to Mirkwood....

The first trade of 2009 involved a swap with Rohan that sent 3B Bulbo Sandybanks to the RoughRiders in exchange for Fosco Bramble and $20 million. Sandybanks, 23, was the Devils 2nd pick in 2004. The young hobbit has shown great potential, but a string of injuries has kept him from breaking out. Bramble, 24, was Isengard's 1st pick in the 2004 draft. Traded from the Raiders to Rohan last season, Bramble has yet to show what he can do at the plate, but he is a pretty good infielder with a strong arm.

In the Mirkwood deal, Dunharrow decided to give up on this season's draft and try to obtain some young talent that could be used more immediately. For their first 5 picks, the Devils recieved $21 million and pitchers Fosco Sandybanks and Friagorn Eluldur, infielders Lolindir Ciryatan and Drogo Knotwise, and outfielders Dain Stoneteeth and Gunus Goblinbinder.

Sandybanks, 23, was Mirkwood's 3rd pick in 2004 and has bounced around the Marauder minors ever since. He has yet to blossom into a star reliever, but he has incredible stuff. Eluldur, 28, was signed by Mirkwood in 2003. He has made a couple of September trips to the big leagues, but has yet to find his niche.

Ciryatan, 25, is a hard-hitting corner man, who's played at first and third for Isengard and Mirkwood in the minors. Knotwise, 27, has a gun for an arm and can play 2B, 3B and SS. He can hit a little, too.

Stoneteeth, 22, was Moria's 2nd pick in 2006 and was traded to Mirkwood in 2007. He has great range in all outfield positions and has worked hard at getting his strikeout totals lowered. Goblinbinder, 27, is also a multi-faceted outfielder with a good bat and strong arm.

Legeron Iseomer retires

ROHAN - Former Gandalf Pitcher award winner, Legeron Iseomer, officially retired today. Iseomer, 39, announced his retirement at the start of the 2008 season. He was put out of commission early when he suffered a ruptured elbow ligament in September....

May 12, 2005

Rohan's Iseomer severely injured, career probably done

ROHAN - When it rains, it pours. Rohan's lefty Legeron Iseomer will not pitch for at least 8 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against Dol Guldur on September 6 where...

April 14, 2005

Eucalypta the Pink out for 6 weeks

ROHAN - When it rains, it pours. Rohan's left-hander Eucalypta the Pink will not pitch for at least 6 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. She suffered a serious injury in a game against Dead Marshes where she left...

April 11, 2005

Rohan Sends Rockback to Shire

ROHAN - In a move designed to get some younger talent and relieve payroll pressures, the RoughRiders announced a deal with the Griffons that would send catcher Rafur Rockback to Gondolin in exchange for pitcher Andrack Antslammer and a third...

March 30, 2005

38 and still going strong

via Rohan Post Dispatch ROHAN - While Rohan is desperately waiting for their many young talents to bloom and improve, 38-old champion of veterans SP Legeron Iseomer last week set a stunning example as to how to keep in shape....

"It's my weekly riding tour on my trusted steed over the plains," Iseomer stated when asked after his secret. "These days youngsters seem to think they are already stars and spend too much of their time off among the Edoras jet set. You can't expect to develop your talents when you sit in inns until after midnight each weekend."

Surely the League's oldest still playing all time star pointed to Badgerpoker, Bima, Bramble, Mulder, Karbonkel and Sareoden, six of Rohan's most notorious nightraiders, who are frequently joined by their female collegue Mathilda the Sling. 'That just doesn't do,' according to Iseomer, who is expected to be knighted after this season as Ridder of the Mark.

'Legomer is a living legend and a perfect example of a very professional baseball player,' manager Jools said when asked about Iseomer's seemingly everlasting improvement. 'It's incredible in fact. I mean just look at this guy. He is 38 years of age but still he looks like he's only 20 and each year it seems like he even grows an inch or so. And with this huge bunch of curly hair of his and those round rosy cheeks, one might think he only grows younger and stronger.'

With these remarks, Rohan's new manager unintentionally blew new life into old rumours. For many years, critics have claimed that Iseomer during his rides on the plains, strays far North and has been seen passing into Fangorn forest at times. 'I don't give not much credibilty to that,' Jools retorted. 'Much more important right now is that Rohan management finds a way to extend Legomer's contract for another year. We are looking for ways to make him change his mind.'

In the mean time, the much harrased manager has announced Bramble, Mulder and the Sling will be spending time in AAA until their performances improve.

October 21, 2004

Rohan Reacts

By Kurmazh the Atrocious ROHAN - In recent events, several players and even a manager have turned up dead, apparently victims of cheese poisoning. Management and players of Rohan were contacted to get their reactions. We spoke with Fosco...

We also caught up with team captain, Rafur "Rocky" Rockback, and asked for his take on these recent events. "Cheese poisoning? (incoherent grumbles)...silliest thing I ever heard...(incoherent grumbling)....silly Shire Conference.....(incoherent grumbling)...next thing you know they'll be instituting the DH here in the Mordor," he said. At which point the grizzled signal caller stormed off back into the RoughRider dressing room.

For a more eloquent response, we contacted superstar pitcher Legeron Iseomer for a comment. He said, "I don't know, it's all very suspicious if you ask me. I think I am going to just avoid cheese altogether until the league resolves this issue."

We also managed to arrange for a conference with Elowin Eomer, spokesman for the team owners, the Rohan Ranchers Association, and General Manager of the RoughRiders. "Currently, we understand that the league has hired the services of an investigator, and we believe that this is the proper course of action. The last thing we want to do is come to any conclusions as to why this is happening without all the facts."

When approached, a RoughRiders fan had this to say on the subject: "This is just (expletive deleted), whoever is doing this has no respect for the game and should have his (expletive deleted)(expletive deleted), and then I would like to (expletive deleted) him in the (expletive deleted)! But, hey, they haven't gotten any of the RoughRiders! GO ROUGHRIDERS!"

The Rohirrim will continue to play ball as usual, but no doubt with just a little anxiety to see this issue resolved.

August 11, 2004

Rohan Cleans House

By Kurmazh the Atrocious ROHAN - The Rohan ownership, after having fought back an incursion of wild men along their borders in the first half of the season, returned to find their team, the RoughRiders, in first place. However,...

July 31, 2004

Rohan Busy Before Trade Deadline

ROHAN - The RoughRiders, trying to keep pace with division rival Numenor, have entered into several trades right before the July 31 deadline. Team officials announced deals with Bree and Bywater and a potential swap with Carrock in the...

February 04, 2004

The Rohan Report

by Kurmazh the Atrocious NEW BLOOD IN ROHAN This season marks the debut of young pitching phenom James Miller. Thought by many to be the number one pitching prospect in the minors last season, Rohan native Miller is expected...

RoughRiders off to slow start, but expected to improve
The RoughRiders are off to a rocky start in April with a record of 9 wins and 13 losses, the RoughRiders are struggling to find the form they had last season when they lead from opening day until the playoffs. Rafur Rockback, the teams leader has only gone 3 for 21 in the last week and is trying to shake off the funk and spark the team. The diminutive star was unavailable for comment, when approached he grumbled something about "too darn early dagnabit" and then walked away.

Meanwhile other players who were not really effective last season have stepped up. Fikak Daggerprodder a free agent acquisiton last season was believed by many to be a dissappointment, and with the addition of Disil Axesmith in a late season trade, it was believed that Rohan management didn't want to take any chances. With Axesmith failing to deliver and fleeing to the greener patures of Numenor, Daggerprodder again found himself in a position to prove himself and this time he is taking advantage of the situation. Fikak has hit .338 so far this season, and hit two round trippers and driven in 11 runs.

"I really felt like I lets the team down last season, I knows I can play much better, and I wants to help the team," the eloquent goblin stated.

Flordor Eärämbor, has also stepped up his game is starting to hit the ball with some authority. A role player last season, he quietly shored up the 4 spot on the field all last season for the RoughRiders. This season Eärämbor has started strong and is hitting the ball well with a .338 and 12 RBI. The Elf wanted to share some poetry to describe how good he was feeling about his performance thus far this season but unfortunately we didn't have the patience...err the space to reprint it.

Despite the contribution of these players, the Rohirrim are growing concerned with the performance of their team and they hope they can snap this cold streak as the team heads towards May and get back in the race for the Mordor Conference.

"I've seen this before, we made a big improvement last season and there have been alot of changes, once things settle down, we'll play the ball your used to seeing from the Riders," Fosco Baggins, team skipper was quoted as saying before spitting out some tobbacco juice and wiping his arm across his mouth.

October 30, 2003

Rohan Charges Into All-Star Break

By Kurmazh the Atrocious Rohan Weekly ROHAN- The RoughRiders continue their winning ways as the All Star break approaches. Appearing in the All-Star Game for the RoughRiders, and starting at catcher, will be team captain, Rafur Rockback, who is...

Crowds At Helms Deep
The controversey earlier this season surrounding the presence of so many teams in the Helms Deep area has apparently subsided, as it is now clear the Rohirrim are firmly on board the RoughRider wagon as it gains speed. Rohan currently boasts the fifth highest attendance figures in the league--compared to last year when the team was still the Palantir Stones and ranked 13th overall. All throughout Rohan, fans can be seen wearing the distinctive Red and Black.

Rohans Two Towers
One of the keys to the success of the RoughRiders this season, and the one most overlooked, has been the performance of the platooning first base duo of Vrurag Throatpoker and Elruden Elraralindë. These two veterans have quietly been compiling some big offensive numbers for the RoughRiders. Elraralindë, who gets the majority of starts against righty pitchers, is batting an impressive .335 with 9 homers and 38 RBI. While the Throatpoker, who plays against lefties, has been dominating with a .386 and 26 RBI. The unlikely Elf and Orc combo are often seen playing catch and joking before games, and neither is concerned with sharing the spotlight. "Though my foul friend does smell, I can't deny his ability and his love of the art of baseball," Elruden had to say about his team mate Throatpoker. "'Es all right for a pointy eared fella," was Throatpoker's response. High praise indeed from an Orc.

October 02, 2003

RoughRiders Weekly

By Kurmazh the Atrocious Rohan Weekly ROHAN - The RoughRiders find themselves in first place in the Goblin Division, stretching their lead over last years conference champs, the Valinor Vandals, to three games. The way they have won these...

RoughRiders of the Week
It seems every week a new team member is stepping up his play to lift the RoughRiders to victory this week, the bullpen really sounded off with several stellar performances by Meli Orcmaker and Rinak Kidneyraper who both collected a pair of wins in outstanding relief performances this past week.

Pitching Changes
Vral Spikekiller, the skilled veteran has been relegated to spot starter and mopup relief in favor of Libur Irontearer, a 28 yaar old free agent acquisition. Vral had a less than stellar season in 2003 with only 9 wins and 14 losses and a 4.76 ERA for Palantir, he started slow this year as well losing his only three decisions and registering an 8.64 ERA. Irontearer who was acquired from the Lonely Mountain Losers, now the BuckleBerry Fairies, had an impressive 17 and 6 season. Early in the year he was put in the position of spot starter and mop up due to the great depth on the Rohan staff. The dwarf would get his chance and take advantage of this opprotunity, allowing only 2 runs in 13 innings of work and grabbing a win against Misty Mountain and garnering Player of The Game honors.

When Vral was aksed how he felt to be bumped back to spot starter status he had this to say, "Well, O'course I'm a bit upset about it. Hey, I ain't the boss, the wee feller is the boss and he said to give the stunty a chance, I just want to help dis team win, and I gets paid to do that, if it means I gots to be a spot starter, than so be it!"

Other Notes
Posco Sackville is Day to Day with a bruised cheekbone he recieved after getting hit by a pitch during a road game against Dul Guldur. The team was happy that the rookie phenom was not hurt more seriously by the wayward pitch and tensions ran high after the rookie shortstop went down.
"We wuz all holdin' our breath when we saw little Posco fall down, but we all sighed when the little feller got up and trotted down to first. He's a tuff little guy," said Posco's team mate and friend Wilo Toothkicker.

There was some concern that there would be retaliation, but the RoughRiders took the high road. "I'm not gonna take a cheap shot at another team, it's not worth the chance of ending some guys career over a lost temper," team manager Baggins said, before spitting and wiping his mouth with his sleeve.

September 29, 2003

Helms Deep Crowded, Horse Lords Demand Resolution

By Kurmazh the Atrocious Rohan Weekly ROHAN - Elodin, chairman of the Rohan Ranchers investment group and owner of the Rohan RoughRiders, is threatening to petition the King of Rohan to do something about the number of baseball clubs...

The Dagorlad Disaster minor league affiliate, the Helms Deep Harriers, and the Misty Mountain Hops minor league club, the Helms Deep Huorns, also play in the vicinity. Elodin and his investment group argue that they took a risk by moving the Palantir club to the limited market of Rohan with the promise that they could increase the popularity of the sport among the Rohirrim if given the opportunity to field a franchise. Part of the deal was to build a ball park at Helm's Deep, and construction has begun on a complex that should be ready by next season. In the meantime, the RoughRiders have been playing in an old arena in downtown Helms Deep in the shadow of the great fortress. The Rohan Ranchers believe that having to share the venue with minor league teams is costing the team money.

Elodin has offered a forum for both the Misty Mountain and Dagorlad management to voice their response to his request in the hopes that the two will move their clubs and avoid the involvement of the King of Rohan. Elodin also stated that he and his fellow Ranchers are willing to wait until next season in order for the two minor league clubs to find a new venue.

There is some concern among local fans who have jumped aboard the RoughRider band wagon, some of which are also Harrier and Huorn fans, that this contreversy may affect the play of the RoughRiders and may hurt overall attendence at RoughRider games. They are also torn over the potential loss of their favorite minor league teams. "Wow, I really had a blast watching Harrier games last season, and I was ecstatic to hear we were getting a pro team this season, but I still love the Harriers, and it would be a real bummer if they left town over this," one fan was quoted as saying.

Some action groups among the fans have submitted research to the management of the RoughRiders showing that over the last month fan interest has actually increased for the RoughRiders despite the presence of the two minor league clubs. However, an attorney representing the RoughRiders was less than convinced, pointing out that it has, after all, only been one month of the RoughRiders first season.

When Rafur Rockback team captain of the RoughRiders was contacted to comment on the players perspective, the Dwarf refused to comment, grumbled and then walked away.

Please look for future updates on this developing story.

September 17, 2003

Rohan Makes Strong Start

By Kurmazh the Atrocious Rohan Weekly ROHAN - Well the Rohirrim were feeling paticularly rambunctious as the Rohan RoughRiders opened up the season on the right foot, going 5-1. The pitching staff is looking paticularly impressive as predicted by...

Pitching Notes
Fosco Baggins said that pitching would be the key this year, and early in the season the Rohan staff is looking quite dominating. With the likes of Wonai Trollprodder, Legeron Iseomer and Somina Glomir, this combination of starters is as good as any in the league. With Goldarm coming in from the bullpen, it will be quite a task to get the best of this talented group all season. With ERA's all under 4, and an undefeated record, all three of these starters are living up to their billing, and Goldarm has already accrued 3 saves on the season.

Batter Notes
Team Captain, catcher Rafur Rockback, has started off strong, hitting 10-for-19 at .526, with 6 RBI and a round tripper. Many say that Rockback can make a play for the vaunted triple crown, if he can remain consistent.

The big story in Rohan, though, is the explosiveness of Wilo Toothkicker. The young orc centerfielder has really taken off to start the season, going 10-for-25 for a .400 average with 2 homers and 12 RBI. When asked about his inspired play, he said, "I just wants to help me team, I thinks we can be contendas."

Many were concerned that with a new hobbit manager there may be some dissension in the dugout with the orc players, but it seems the business-like attitude and no-nonsense team philosphy of Fosco Baggins is working wonders for the team's chemistry. In fact, it is surprising to see that Posco Sackville and Toothkicker have developed a rather odd friendship, and the two room together on road trips. Many believe that Baggins does this on purpose to promote team play.

The Rohan fans have been very excited about their new team's play, and early attendence records bode well for baseball in the land of the horselords. The Rohirrim just hope that this is a trend that will continue throughout the season.

September 03, 2003

Bright Prospect For Rohan

By Kurmazh the Atrocious ROHAN - The Rough Riders are looking to the future with 18-year-old Posco *Sackville. Fosco Baggins brought this rookie phenom with him from Buckland where he had been coaching him as a shortstop. Fosco knew that...

August 30, 2003

Rohan's New Look

By Kurmazh the Atrocious ROHAN - Elodin, chairman for the investment group that owns the Rohan RoughRiders held a press conference to show off the RoughRiders new uniforms and logo. Rafur Rockback was on hand to model the new...

August 18, 2003

Stones Move to Rohan, Name New Manager

By Kurmazh the Atrocious ROHAN - Today, the former owners of the Palantir Stones baseball club announced the sale of the team to an investment group from Rohan. The investment group, chaired by a Rohan noble by the name of...