Category: Old Forest

Playoffs? No Chance for Old Forest

Wednesday, September 12th, 2040
The Old Forest Merry Fellows will have to play out the season without even the faintest glimmer of hope for a late-season playoff push. The club was mathematically eliminated today from postseason contention.

Old Forest last appeared in the postseason in 2032. This is their 8th consecutive year missing the playoffs, and in total they have not advanced past the regular season 24 times in their 37-year history. In the last 10 seasons, the Merry Fellows have missed the playoffs 6 times. Old Forest has won the Return of the King Series 3 times in their history.

Elreodriel Week’s Best Player

Monday, September 10th, 2040
Old Forest Merry Fellows center fielder Gandeaden Elreodriel rose above the controversy surrounding his soon-to-expire contract, thriving under pressure last week and copping the Player of the Week award in the Shire Conference.

Elreodriel put up a .452 batting average (14-for-31) with 1 home run, 1 RBIs and scored 10 times.

Thus far this year Elreodriel is batting .277 with 6 home runs, 36 RBIs and 44 runs scored.

League Issues 3-Game Suspensions for Brawl

Friday, August 31st, 2040
Hot tempers flared and a few punches were thrown at the Old Forest and Mirkwood game yesterday and ended up with two players ejected. Giden Eladriewen of the Merry Fellows and Galailbo Earbelly of the Sylvan have now been reprimanded and issued 3-game suspensions by the league commissioner for their parts in the fracas.

Eladriewen is hitting .236 so far this season with 76 RBIs and 72 runs scored. He has 119 hits including 34 home runs, 42 walks and .308 OBP.

Earbelly has taken the mound for 32 relief appearances this season, nailing down no saves while notching a 2-0 record with a 1.98 ERA. The Mirkwood reliever has limited opposing batters to a .193 batting average.

SC Player of the Week Selected

Monday, August 20th, 2040
Granil Ironbane showed his stuff this past week as the veteran rode a hot streak all the way to Shire Conference Player of the Week honors.

The 36-year-old Merry Fellows right fielder compiled a .455 average (10-for-22), 4 home runs and 7 RBIs.

Thus far this season Ironbane has hit .264 with 23 home runs, 63 RBIs and scored 52 times.

Merry Fellows Paddywhack Named SC’s Best Pitcher

Tuesday, May 1st, 2040
Garon Paddywhack’s been around the league long enough to appreciate the honor he received today. After going 5-0 in April, the 33-year-old Old Forest hurler has been named Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month.

He fanned 43 in 50 innings, logged an ERA of 1.98 and allowed opponents to hit .214 against him.

SC Awards Best Batter Prize to Hammerarm

Monday, April 23rd, 2040
Few players his age are still in the league, but Guggek Hammerarm of the Old Forest Merry Fellows clearly loves the game and clearly he can still get the job done. Last week the 35-year-old designated hitter hit the ball with the consistency of someone ten years younger, which made Hammerarm a popular and well-deserved selection as Shire Conference Player of the Week.

He paced the Merry Fellows attack by putting up a .484 batting average, 15 hits in 31 at-bats, 8 RBIs and 5 home runs. Hammerarm also scored 8 runs.

So far this season Hammerarm has gotten 23 hits in 83 at-bats for a .277 batting average with 6 home runs. His stats include 10 RBIs and 11 runs scored. He has played in 19 games.

Year Over for Merry Fellows Headstrong

Wednesday, April 18th, 2040
Justin Headstrong has to call it a season. The Old Forest Merry Fellows shortstop sustained a season-ending injury against the Mirkwood Sylvan and will not play again this year according to club doctors. Headstrong was injured while running the bases. His doctors diagnosed it as a broken kneecap and stated that he would not be able to play for 9 months.

This year Headstrong has hit at a .271 pace and produced 4 RBIs, 1 home run and scored 5 runs.

*Hubbard Gets #600

Friday, April 13th, 2040
She has done it!

Elle-Rhonda *Hubbard has reached the 600 home run mark. She did it today, but the Old Forest Merry Fellows still dropped the game to the Bree Cheese by the score of 3-2.

“Number 600 was hard to come by. I think the pressure was getting to me a little bit. I got a call a few days ago from a couple of guys that have been through this and they just said, ‘Keep going, have some fun. Just be you.’ I think that helped me a little bit, having those guys make a call to me and try to settle some of the nerves down.”

On her historic day *Hubbard was 2-for-6 with 1 run batted in and 1 run scored.

All-time *Hubbard has played in 2360 games, batted .293 with 600 home runs and 2563 base hits.

Player of the Week: Elrailbo of the Merry Fellows

Monday, April 9th, 2040
Diador Elrailbo is respected by most Old Forest Merry Fellows fans for his no-frills style of play. The 29-year-old first baseman went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Shire Conference Player of the Week honors.

He compiled a .375 average (9-for-24) with 5 home runs, 12 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

$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.