Category: Minas Tirith

Minas Tirith’s Simbelmyne Snaps Up Player of the Week

Monday, September 19th, 2039
At the age of 28, Katie Simbelmyne might have some potential she hasn’t realized yet — if her success at the plate last week is any indication. The Minas Tirith left fielder put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .615 batting average. For her efforts Simbelmyne collected the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

She racked up 16 hits in 26 at-bats, 1 home run and 5 RBIs last week in 6 games.

Presently Simbelmyne is batting .306 with 11 home runs and 65 RBIs. She has played in 142 games and scored 67 times.

Titans Mathematically Out of Playoffs

Sunday, September 4th, 2039
It has been a woeful season for the Minas Tirith Titans and now they have been officially eliminated from playoff contention.

“You always need some things to break your way to get into the playoffs,” said manager Derrick Croker. “And nothing broke our way this year.”

This is the club’s 3rd playoff miss in a row. They last appeared in the postseason in 2036. In the last 10 seasons, the Titans have missed the playoffs 4 times. In total, the Titans have missed the playoffs 26 times in their 36-year history.

Time Lords, Titans Swap Players

Wednesday, July 13th, 2039
A trade was announced today at a press conference in Gallifrey. Not satisfied with their current roster, the Gallifrey Time Lords general manager shook things up by acquiring 29-year-old LHP Saravin Sathie, 20-year-old minor league RHP Mica Llatas and $250,000 in cash from the Minas Tirith Titans for 29-year-old 1B Grul Gnomekicker and 19-year-old minor league 2B Gwebrylla Peatfingers.

“We’re a better team now,” Time Lords general manager Phaiar Elr√©mbor said. “We’ve added several pieces to the puzzle.”

Thus far this year Gnomekicker is hitting .327 with 14 home runs, 35 RBIs and 30 runs scored.

Minas Tirith Sources Say Gamialf Gone as Manager

Monday, June 6th, 2039
“I’m just a scapegoat,” said Geadriel Gamialf to reporters in the stadium parking lot after the Minas Tirith Titans announced his firing as manager early today. “You think I did a bad job? It’s the players who couldn’t hit, couldn’t pitch, couldn’t catch the damn ball. And you can print that,” he added, as he stamped out a cigarette and stomped off.

Gamialf’s replacement wasn’t immediately named, but a Minas Tirith official said an announcement could come as soon as tomorrow.

GM Earthlover Told to Hit the Road in Minas Tirith

Monday, June 6th, 2039
In a move that surprised few, the Minas Tirith Titans have dismissed general manager Rulo Earthlover.

Earthlover’s job security has been in doubt for some time, as the Titans have lost games, whiffed on key draft picks and not been able to engineer a turnaround through free agency.

Earthlover himself has seemed ready to move on, and even before today’s announcement few observers expected him to stick around into next season.

“I will cherish my time in Minas Tirith,” Earthlover said. “I’m sorry it had to end this way but it is clear the relationship was not working.”

Titans Kinar Gorimli Down and Out for Year

Tuesday, March 1st, 2039
The Minas Tirith Titans were dealt a severe blow when Kinar Gorimli was hurt throwing a pitch recently in a game against the Minas Ithil Wyrms. After the game, the team trainer reported Gorimli might have to spend a lengthy time on the disabled list. Today doctors confirmed it, ruling the 33-year-old reliever out for the rest of the season with a torn flexor tendon in his elbow. They indicated it would take Gorimli at least 10 months to heal.

Superstar Goblinmaster Signs with Minas Tirith

Monday, December 20th, 2038
Team insiders were tight-lipped prior to today’s deal that brought 28-year-old starting pitcher Eruushnak Goblinmaster to Minas Tirith.

Goblinmaster is considered one of the league’s A-list players and certainly will enhance any chances the Titans have to win a playoff spot this year.

In his career Goblinmaster has fashioned a 98-59 mark, 2.80 ERA and thrown 1502.1 innings. Opposing clubs are batting .198 lifetime against him and he has logged 2029 career strikeouts.

15-K Masterpiece for Ironfist

Monday, August 16th, 2038
Minas Tirith defeated the Dol Guldur Dragons today at Elrod Stadium at Finrod Field. The Titans got a strong outing from winning pitcher Lomli Ironfist. He blazed 15 third strikes past Dol Guldur batters. Ironfist won the game 4-1, allowing 1 hit and giving up 1 walk in the victory.

This year Ironfist has a 11-5 record with a 2.60 ERA in 24 starts.

Dunharrow, Minas Tirith Trade Made

Thursday, July 29th, 2038
Dunharrow and Minas Tirith have agreed in principle to a trade. The Devils will send 33-year-old RF Granil Ironbane and 24-year-old minor league RHP Satu Toothdecay to the Titans for 34-year-old minor league 1B Rinak Shewmaker. The deal is expected to be finalized shortly and the clubs will be introducing their new players to the press when the paperwork is complete.

Minas Tirith will retain a portion of Shewmaker’s remaining contract.

Looking at his present stats, Ironbane has compiled a .244 batting average in 52 games with a .276 on-base percentage, while hitting 7 home runs and driving in 18 runs.

Hitting .188 to date, Shewmaker has 16 home runs and 49 RBIs. He has played in 72 games.

Red-Hot Simbelmyne SC Player of the Week

Monday, May 17th, 2038
Katie Simbelmyne stepped up to the plate in a big way last week and today she took home the Shire Conference Player of the Week honors.

The Minas Tirith left fielder ripped opposing pitchers for 12 hits in 25 at-bats and 3 home runs. She put together a sizzling .480 batting average as she knocked in 6 runs and scored 6 times.

This season Simbelmyne is swinging the bat at a .342 rate with 52 hits in 152 at-bats. To date she has hit 5 home runs, scored 32 runs and driven in 10.