Category: Dead Marshes

Injury Forces Thraryn *Samarkand Out

Thursday, March 21st, 2041
A blow for Thraryn *Samarkand today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 4-5 months with a broken bone in the elbow. *Samarkand suffered the injury colliding with a player at a base. Although officials from the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about *Samarkand’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

Rivendell Trades Belilmalas for Dead Marshes’s Nerith

Monday, January 28th, 2041
The Royals have reached a deal with Dead Marshes, sending 31-year-old C Galugol Belilmalas and 23-year-old minor league 1B Gruudak Fouldeath to the Uruk-hai in exchange for 26-year-old C Eeaden Ulongyr and 34-year-old 1B Ollla Nerith. Reports had been hinting at a deal in recent days, but weren’t confirmed until this afternoon.

In his 1195-game career Nerith is batting .287 with 1289 hits, 168 home runs, 587 runs scored and 637 RBIs.

SP Fithraldor, Dead Marshes Announce Agreement

Thursday, December 20th, 2040
Sportswriters, fans and team officials listened today as 27-year-old starting pitcher Mereahil Fithraldor committed to a $42,400,000, 3-year deal with Dead Marshes.

While Fithraldor is seen as a solid player, he is still relatively inexperienced.

Lifetime Fithraldor has compiled a 39-30 record with a 3.48 ERA in 35 starts.

Star of the Week Picked in MC

Monday, August 27th, 2040
With some great hand-eye coordination and a sweet, compact swing, Dead Marshes Uruk-hai right fielder Farag Headmasher took the Mordor Conference by storm this past week to take the latest Player of the Week honors.

“The ball was looking like a beach ball all week,” a happy Headmasher said to BNN reporters. “When it’s that big, it doesn’t matter where they throw it — I can hit it anywhere.”

The 27-year-old right fielder hit .550 (11-for-20) last week with 5 home runs, 10 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

This season Headmasher is hitting .270 with 125 hits, 27 home runs, 84 RBIs, scored 62 runs and played in 120 games.

MC Star of the Week Named

Monday, August 13th, 2040
Thraryn *Samarkand, known affectionately as “the old man” by the younger players in the Uruk-hai clubhouse, showed his teammates how to do it last week — and in the process the 36-year-old vet beat out all competition for the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

He put up a .583 batting average, 14 hits in 24 at-bats, no home runs and 5 RBIs. *Samarkand also scored 4 runs.

For the year *Samarkand is batting .394 with 12 home runs.

Chiba City Trades Goodbody for Dead Marshes’s La’Lin

Tuesday, July 31st, 2040
Earlier today, officials from the Chiba City Neuromancers and the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai announced that they had finalized negotiations on a trade between the two teams. The deal will send 32-year-old minor league RHP Fay Goodbody and 22-year-old minor league RF Linda Buckland to Dead Marshes in exchange for 22-year-old minor league RF Luigino La’Lin.

In her 77-game career Goodbody has been credited with 20 wins, 34 losses and 0 saves. Her ERA stands at 7.20, and she has fired third strikes past 258 batters in 380 innings while giving up 261 walks.

Player of the Week: Dead Marshes’s Nerith

Monday, July 9th, 2040
Veteran Ollla Nerith had a great week at the plate for the Uruk-hai to capture the majority of votes for Player of the Week in the Mordor Conference.

The 33-year-old Dead Marshes first baseman built a .440 average on the strength of 11 hits in 25 at-bats, 4 home runs and 9 RBIs.

Nerith currently has a .327 batting average with 107 hits, 20 homers, 69 RBIs, 51 runs scored and a .395 OBP.

Dead Marshes’s Belöl Gets MC Player of the Week

Monday, May 7th, 2040
The Mordor Conference has named its Top Player of the Week. The honor went to Merin Belöl, second baseman of the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai.

In an extraordinary hitting display, he belted out hits at a .481 pace to win the award. Belöl went 13-for-27 for the week, totaled 1 home run, 6 RBIs and scored 4 times.

This season in 31 games Belöl is batting .362 with 3 home runs, 19 RBIs and has scored 18 times.

Thraryn *Samarkand Hits #300

Wednesday, April 18th, 2040
Misty Mountain defeated Dead Marshes today 6-4 and took some of the joy out of Thraryn *Samarkand’s 300th career home run.

“I just wanted to get a good swing on the ball all day,” *Samarkand said. “And I did.”

Despite the loss, it was a good game for the 36-year-old Uruk-hai center fielder. He had 1 hit, scored 1 run and had 3 runs batted in.

The Hops manager said, “You could see he was aggressive up there. The worst thing we did was throw him a strike. It probably would have been better if we threw the ball outside of the strike zone every time he came to the plate because he seemed like he was in a hurry to get it over with.”

Lifetime *Samarkand is hitting .353 and has totaled 300 home runs.

Dead Marshes Uruk-hai Ship Bridger to Minas Tirith

Wednesday, March 7th, 2040
Done deal! The Dead Marshes Uruk-hai have agreed to send 29-year-old C Nicholas Bridger and 23-year-old C Legolas Weissmuller to the Minas Tirith Titans for 29-year-old LF Gusil Zayas. The trade, rumored for days, was completed in the wee hours this morning.

His all-time numbers show Bridger is carrying a .259 career batting average with 56 home runs and 174 RBIs.

Zayas is hitting .270 lifetime with 448 hits, 78 doubles, 13 triples, 12 home runs and 143 RBIs to date. He has scored 201 runs, walked 148 times and has a .337 OBP.