Category: Old Forest

$49,000,000 Lands SP Greenthumb for Merry Fellows

Tuesday, February 21st, 2040
Old Forest officials were grinning from ear to ear as they introduced their latest blockbuster signing to the media earlier today.

Gilly Greenthumb, one of the game’s marquee talents, opted for the Merry Fellows after receiving a 5-year, $49,000,000 offer.

In his whole career, the 33-year-old Greenthumb has won 71 and lost 78, piling up 942 strikeouts and 342 walks in 1481 innings with a 3.42 ERA. Opponents have hit .251 against him.

Star RP Earthmaster Settles on Old Forest

Tuesday, February 21st, 2040
Word of a huge deal between Lomli Earthmaster and Old Forest broke on BNN only minutes before it was officially announced.

The reliever will join the Merry Fellows for an estimated $4,610,000 per year over 3 years. Earthmaster has shown he is capable of putting together big money campaigns, which is exactly what Merry Fellows ownership was looking for.

Earthmaster has put up a 3.51 ERA in his career and fanned 541 hitters. His record stands at 29-42 with 149 saves.

Old Forest Inks Star RP to $10,800,000 Deal

Thursday, February 9th, 2040
There was a buzz in the air today as news broke of Old Forest finalizing a deal with star reliever Voilin Chiselmasher.

The deal, worth an estimated $10,800,000 over 3 years, is being hailed by media analysts and could be a popular one with the Old Forest fans. The consensus is that Chiselmasher will contribute a lot to the team.

To date Chiselmasher has 24 wins and 21 losses with 136 saves. His lifetime ERA stands at 2.98, and he has 429 strikeouts in 369 innings.

$9,800,000 Lands RP Oreshaker for Merry Fellows

Thursday, February 9th, 2040
Merry Fellows officials presented Tigan Oreshaker to members of the local print media today as their new reliever.

The deal, worth $9,800,000, guarantees the 35-year-old a home in Old Forest for 3 years. It should improve the ballclub, assuming he plays to his potential.

Oreshaker has fashioned a career won-lost record of 35-31. In 552.2 innings he has recorded 595 strikeouts and put up a 3.81 ERA while earning 117 saves.

Veteran Gàndir, Old Forest Complete Deal

Thursday, February 9th, 2040
The Old Forest Merry Fellows presented a battle-hardened Thaimli Gàndir to the local press corps today as their latest signing. The 35-year-old reliever sealed a 1-year deal worth $4,500,000 mere hours before the formal introduction.

Gàndir has put up these career stats: 36 wins, 33 losses, 490 appearances, 127 saves, 633.2 IP, 741 strikeouts, .233 OBA and a 3.58 ERA.

Eladriewen Top Hitter in SC in September

Saturday, October 1st, 2039
Old Forest Merry Fellows fans may just have witnessed a star player blossoming before their eyes in September.

Giden Eladriewen put up a remarkable month at the age of 25 and has been named the Shire Conference Batter of the Month.

For the month, Eladriewen hit .291 with 16 home runs, 21 RBIs and 26 runs scored.

This year Eladriewen has collected a .285 batting average to date with 178 hits in 624 at-bats, 108 RBIs, 62 home runs and scored 120 times. He has played in 154 games.

Eladriewen Sets New Single-Season Home Run Record

Wednesday, September 28th, 2039
With one historic and mighty swing at Shire Greens Stadium Giden Eladriewen of the Old Forest Merry Fellows wrote his name in the league record book. Home run number 62 made it official. He now holds the record for most homers in a season, snapping the old mark of Gamilas Eowil-Galad, the previous record holder. Interviewed after the game Eladriewen said, “Don’t get me wrong. I loved setting the new home run record. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the cheers and hullabaloo, but I don’t think the records I’ve set will be the thing I’ll most remember from baseball. Those will be broken and fade away over time, but the most cherished memories for me will be the teams I played for, my teammates, the families, friends, fans and the communities. They will always hold a very special and lasting place in my heart.”

Giden Eladriewen flied out in the 1st, struck out in the 2nd, hit a solo-shot off Simão O’Mullery in the 5th, struck out in the 7th and homered off Tigzava Gàndir in the 9th.

Eladriewen is currently hitting at a .287 pace with 62 home runs and 106 RBIs.

Eladriewen Hits 60!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2039
Old Forest 3B Giden Eladriewen became just the 2nd member of the 60-homer club when he took the first pitch from Rivendell starter, Crystal Goodrich, in the bottom of the 4th inning and sent it flying 382 feet over the center field fence of Shire Greens Stadium.

Eladriewen joins Gamilas Eowil-Galad who set the current record of 61 HR in a season back in 2008, over 30 years ago!

Eladriewen Picked SC Player of the Week

Monday, September 26th, 2039
One of the league’s most exciting young players, Giden Eladriewen of the Old Forest Merry Fellows earned himself Shire Conference Player of the Week honors with a standout performance in last week’s games.

For the week the 25-year-old third baseman had a lofty .440 average (11-for-25), collecting 7 home runs, 10 RBIs and 9 runs scored.

In his season totals Eladriewen has 59 home runs and a .285 batting average.

Eladriewen Hits 3 Homers Against Minas Tirith

Wednesday, September 21st, 2039
Giden Eladriewen brutalized the Minas Tirith Titans pitching staff, launching three home runs in today’s 13-1 victory at Shire Greens Stadium. The Old Forest Merry Fellows third baseman was red-hot, the ball just exploding off his bat all day.

“I don’t try to hit homers,” he said later. “I try to go out there and put a good swing on the ball, and sometimes it is going to go out of the park. I didn’t try to hit the first one or the second one or the third one.”

For the game, he went 4-for-5 with 4 RBIs and 3 runs scored.

“Too much Giden Eladriewen today,” Titans manager Derrick Croker said. “That’s my assessment of the game. That’s what our problems boiled down to.”

Giden Eladriewen grounded out in the 1st, hit a two-run home run off Tavla Duskmere in the 2nd, singled in the 4th, hit a solo-shot off Guurag Løvli in the 6th and hit a solo-shot off Guurag Løvli in the 8th.

This season Eladriewen is swinging the bat at a .284 pace. He has hit 57 home runs and scored 111 times, while driving in 100. His on-base percentage is .338 and he has played in 147 games.