Category: Old Forest

Elrailbo on the Attack, Player of the Week

Monday, July 18th, 2039
Diador Elrailbo must have thought he was in seventh heaven this week. First he went on a sensational hitting spree, belting the ball at a .615 pace, then the Old Forest first baseman finds out he has been selected the top performer and gets the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

Asked what his hitting philosophy was, Elrailbo quipped to the BNN reporters, “Well, my theory of hitting is to just watch the ball as it comes in and hit it.”

It was a good week’s work for Elrailbo. He hit .615 average (8-for-13) with no home runs and 2 RBIs.

Elrailbo is batting .275 with 19 home runs and 52 RBIs this season.

*Hubbard Collects Hit Number 2500

Wednesday, June 29th, 2039
The Old Forest contest with Carrock featured a real shining moment: Elle-Rhonda *Hubbard, the Merry Fellows catcher, collected career base hit #2500. That her team lost the game, 5-4, took away only a little bit of the luster. Fittingly, the 35-year-old *Hubbard, who went 1-for-4, received a warm ovation from the Old League Park crowd.

*Hubbard has a career .295 average with 2500 hits, 365 doubles, 45 triples, 586 home runs, 1614 RBIs, and 1792 runs scored to date.

Phailla Sil-Gal Injured, Out for Year

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2039
The season is ending on a bad note for Phailla Sil-Gal, closer for the Old Forest Merry Fellows. It was announced today that he will miss the rest of the season because of injury. Sil-Gal was hurt against the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai while throwing a pitch. He suffered shoulder inflammation and will be out for at least 8 months.

For the year Sil-Gal has 4 saves in 14 relief appearances with a 1-1 mark and 4.67 ERA.

Garon Paddywhack Suffers Injury

Monday, February 28th, 2039
A blow for Garon Paddywhack today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 4 months with a partially torn labrum. Paddywhack suffered the injury throwing a pitch. Although officials from the Old Forest Merry Fellows are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Paddywhack’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

It’s Official: RP the Devastator Signs with Merry Fellows

Tuesday, February 8th, 2039
The Merry Fellows and Kurt the Devastator reached an accord earlier today which brings the reliever to town for 3 years.

the Devastator will pocket $8,700,000 total and is widely expected to contribute significantly to the club’s playoff drive.

the Devastator has put up these career stats: 21 wins, 22 losses, 391 appearances, 65 saves, 390.1 IP, 381 strikeouts, .262 OBA and a 3.53 ERA.

Old Forest: SP Paddywhack Coming to Town

Tuesday, February 8th, 2039
The Old Forest front office announced the signing of Garon Paddywhack today as the team’s new starting pitcher. The 32-year-old came to terms with the Merry Fellows and will be hauling in $28,000,000 a year over 4 years.

In his whole career, the 32-year-old Paddywhack has won 157 and lost 107, piling up 2722 strikeouts and 531 walks in 2460 innings with a 3.35 ERA. Opponents have hit .230 against him.

SC Player of the Week Named

Monday, July 26th, 2038
A battle-tested Rasman Elong declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran he is. Today the 34-year-old Old Forest right fielder collected the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

He wrapped up the week with a .400 average, 8 hits in 20 at-bats, 3 home runs, 6 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

For the season Elong has produced 137 hits in 368 at-bats for a .372 average with 19 home runs and gotten on base at a .419 clip.

Red-Hot Githrarith SC Player of the Week

Monday, July 5th, 2038
Vabis Githrarith of the Old Forest Merry Fellows might have lost a step over the years, but the 36-year-old designated hitter can still get it done. He beat out several other worthy Shire Conference hitters over this past week to claim the Player of the Week Award.

Githrarith posted a .476 batting average with 6 home runs and 9 RBIs last week while scoring 8 runs. For the week he was 10 for 21.

Currently Githrarith is batting .231 with 17 home runs, 34 RBIs and 41 runs scored.

Githrarith Joins Kings of Clout with #300

Friday, July 2nd, 2038
Old Forest’s 5-2 victory over Erebor was highlighted by Vabis Githrarith’s 300th career home run. His teammates congratulated him at home plate after he circled the bases.

“I didn’t see all of them out there,” Githrarith said with a chuckle, “until I rounded third base.” He added sheepishly: “It was only a home run. It’s not like I won us a World Series!”

In 4 at-bats the Merry Fellows designated hitter collected 1 hit in his historic game, scored 1 run, and had 2 RBI.

Looking at his career numbers, Githrarith has played in 1665 games with a .267 batting average. Among his 1521 hits are 272 doubles, 30 triples and 300 home runs. He also has scored 981 runs and driven in 896 runs.

SC Batter of the Month Honors to Elong

Thursday, July 1st, 2038
Seasoned by several years of professional experience, 34-year-old Rasman Elong put together a solid offensive month for Old Forest and was crowned June’s top batter in the Shire Conference.

He batted .389 with 6 home runs, 19 RBIs and 20 runs scored.

Currently Elong is batting .373 with 109 hits and 12 home runs. He has knocked in 53 runs and scored 51 times.