Category: Bree

300 Homers for *Knucklebreaker

Sunday, August 2nd, 2037
The Bree Cheese defeated the Moria Miners 8-7 yesterday in a game that featured Eideron *Knucklebreaker’s 300th career home run.

In the clubhouse, the Cheese catcher spoke about the milestone achievement. “To be honest, I don’t even remember my first home run,” he said. “But this one I don’t think I’ll forget. Who knows if I’ll hit another hundred, or fifty, or even ten?”

On his historic day, *Knucklebreaker banged out 3 hits in 5 at-bats and scored 3 runs with 3 RBI.

In his 979-game career *Knucklebreaker is batting .319 with 1153 hits, 300 home runs, 817 runs scored and 796 RBIs.

Cheese Edmund Boroden Down and Out for Year

Friday, July 17th, 2037
Edmund Boroden of the Cheese just might have to call it quits for the season. The 32-year-old Bree starting pitcher received a possible season-ending injury against the Mirkwood Sylvan recently at Bree-Land Ballpark. Boroden suffered bone chips in his elbow while throwing a pitch. The Cheese medical staff said he could be out quite some time, as much as 4-5 months.

Season-to-date Boroden has rung up 3 wins and 3 losses in 14 appearances. He has an ERA of 4.48 and has fanned 71 batters in 76.1 innings.

Bree Cheese Adopt New Pitching Program

Wednesday, June 17th, 2037
Bree pitching coach Colg Legslobberer does not see what all the fuss is about. To Legslobberer, the controversial new training regimen that requires his staff to put in more hours, is simply him doing his job — he is coaching the pitching staff.

“Every pitcher has a throw-off day between appearances,” personname #1 l said. “Now I want to extend that time, when it happens, or have them add a day. It’s simple — do more, get more.”

Team manager Tonak Gnomedragger has always trusted Legslobberer to make good decisions on and off the field and has publicly supported the plan. When pressed, Legslobberer was quick to explain his philosophy.

“The key to improving what a pitcher does isn’t focusing on his pushups, fancy weight training techniques, this arm exercise or that one,” he said. “What makes a guy throw better, and with more confidence, is throwing.”

Bree owner May Hill remarked that a growing number of teams are embracing philosophies that protect pitchers, mainly because how much they have financially invested in them. Legslobberer’s approach is cutting directly against that grain.

“It’s up to Tonak whether this translates into more innings pitched,” Hill said. “It’s up to Colg to make sure it’s effective.”

SC Player of the Week Goes to Bird of Bree

Monday, April 20th, 2037
At the age of 31, Tom Bird might have some potential he hasn’t realized yet — if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Bree right fielder put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .579 batting average. For his efforts Bird collected the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

He racked up 11 hits in 19 at-bats, 4 home runs and 6 RBIs last week in 5 games.

Gandalf Pitcher Award Winner Announced

Wednesday, November 26th, 2036
The Bree Cheese have a rising superstar or maybe even a budding Hall-of-Famer in the making.
It’s Meriamli Rockcrusher, this year’s Shire Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award selection. This blossoming hurler wowed fans, peers and sportswriters with a fabulous performance.

Rockcrusher compiled a 20-6 record in 33 starts, tallied 306 strikeouts in 248.2 innings and recorded a 2.50 ERA. Other clubs managed only a .220 batting average against him.

Bulbo Moss of the Bucklebury Fairies finished second in voting, while Eormenred *UrukBane of the Carrock Bears finished third.