Misty Mountain Devastated by Playoff Elimination

Saturday, September 29th, 2040
The Misty Mountain Hops players and coaches held a closed-door meeting today after the club was eliminated from postseason contention.

“We just wanted to talk about the season and where we are right now and how we get to our ultimate goal,” said a dejected Zoello Rödinger. “We don’t want to have this feeling next season.”

Before this season, the Hops last missed the playoffs in 2038. In the 37 years they have been a Tolkien Baseball franchise, they have missed the playoffs 19 times. In the last 10 years, they have missed the playoffs 5 times. Misty Mountain has won the Return of the King Series 2 times in their history.