Thursday, December 11, 2008

Season 10

The new season has started and every team has completed their first two series. It's still way early, but three AL teams that were sub-.500 last year are in first place - Toronto, El Paso, and Los Angeles.

Players to Open the Season Rip-Roarin Hot:

Krause hit the 200th HR of his short career (this is his 6th ML season) and has hit 5 HRs already in Season 10. He's hitting .457 through the first 8 games. He pounded Little Rock by going 5-for-6 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs in the season's third game.

Terrero, in three starts, is 3-0. He's only given up 4 runs in 21 2/3 IP. He has never made an all-star team and has never won more than 14 games in a season, but if he keeps this up, he will surely accomplish both.

In half of Gentry's games this season, he has driven in 2 or more runs. His 4 HRs and 15 RBIs through 8 games put him on pace for his 7th straight season of 30+ HRs and 100+ RBIs.

J.P. Nunez is proving his worth as the #2 overall pick in season 5. He's 2-0 in two starts, including a complete game victory over the defending champs.

Tough Luck Break of the Early Season:

Unless you are jnewfry, you have to feel bad for William Duran. He pitched a 1-hit complete game against Witchita, but lost 1-0. Duran struck out 8 over 8 innings, but a 7th inning solo HR by Brendan Strong was all the Lineman needed to win.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Fingers Season 10

National League
Baltimore Blue Crabs @ St. Louis Gashouse Gang
Charleston Men of Risk @ Trenton Capitols
San Diego Krocodiles @ Colo. Springs Rainbow Trout
New Orleans Flashers @ Memphis Blues
Seattle Blue Angels @ Philadelphia Phonetics
Salt Lake City Condors @ Iowa City Corn Kings
Little Rock Travelers @ Sante Fe Scorchers
Vancouver BC Powders @ Portland Poo Holes

American League
Boston Brawlers @ D.C. Maximum Velocity
Chicago Blackhawks @ Cinncinati MuckLucks
Mexico City Diablo Rojo @ El Paso Federales
Syracuse Hop Hounds @ N.Y. Mets R Pond Scum
Los Angeles Rapid Bats @ Honolulu Breakers
Kansas City Shuffle @ Jackson Brownes
Sacramento Sacrificial Lambs @ Scottsdale Spartans

Toronto Brass Rails @ Wichita Lineman

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


The New York Mets R Pond Scum won the Fingers League World Series 4 games to 3 over the New Orleans Flashers. The M.A.P.S. fought back from a 3 games to 1 defecit to capture their 4th title in 5 seasons.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Season Nine





Game 1 @ N.Y.

Regular Season: 17-3 / 3.06 ERA / .223 OAV / 197.1 IP / 193 K
Post Season: 3-2 / 4.91 ERA / .241 OAV / 22 IP / 20 K

Regular Season: 13-6 / 2.96 ERA / .215 OAV / 197.1 IP / 183 K
Post Season: 3-0 / 2.93 ERA / .216 OAV / 30.2 IP / 28 K

Saturday, November 8, 2008

All-Time Fingers Team

The 9th Regular Season in Fingers League has come to a close. Below is a list of the best players, position-by-position, in the league's history. A couple of positions were toss-ups, but there were quite a few players that were locks at their respective positions.

Catcher - Quilvio Pena - Pena was the backbone of three championships for the Beetle franchise. He started 1075 games at catcher and made only six errors. A .321 career hitter, Pena has made 4 NL All-Star teams and has won 4 NL Silver Slugger Awards. In 66 postseason games, he hit .325.

1st Base - Davey Nieves - The 30-year old Nieves is the all-time 'hit king' of Fingers. His 201 hits in season nine upped his career total to 1662. It was the fifth time he had over 200 hits. He also helped Oklahoma City win a World Series in season four, and is a .327 career postseasn hitter.

2nd Base - Bonk Blake - Blake, like Pena, won three titles with the Beetles. He is probably the best all-around hitter in league history. .324 career hitter, 335 HRs, 1130 RBIs, and 1085 runs. Bonk has also been clutch in the playoffs; .320, 105 hits, 18 HRs, 64 RBIs in 95 career playoff games. In addition, he's won 2 NL MVP Awards, 5 Silver Slugger Awards and been named to 7 all-star teams.

Shortstop - Carlos Sanchez - Sanchez, 28, is the youngest on the list. But in 6+ seasons, he has crushed NL pitching. He already has 306 HRs and 787 RBIs. This past season he knocked 62 balls out of the yard and drove in 159.

3rd Base - Danny Clark - This former cricket and current Gashouse Gang member has quietly compiled strong numbers. He has over 1600 hits and will hit his 200th HR next season. Clark has had over 150 hits in all 9 seasons, and has hit 20 or more HRs in 7 seasons.

Left Field - Pedro Alvarez - Pedro, without a doubt, is the 'Babe Ruth' of Fingers. He's the first player to reach 500 HRs, and finished season nine with 527. Alvarez won three titles with New York and has 25 career post season HRs. He also has 4 MVP Awards, 2 in each league.

Center Field - Nolan Wall - Wall is an eight-time all-star, who just rakes. He won three championships with the Beetles before moving on to Boston. He's two HRs shy of 400 for his career. And has also driven in 1200 runs, more than anyone with the exception of Pedro Alvarez. One of the rare players to play playoff baseball all nine years.

Right Field - Doug Harding - Former Blackhawk, Capitol and Brawler, hit .309 with 319 HRs in 8 seasons. Won the AL MVP Award in season three.

Starting Pitcher - Frank Chong - Chong was the first $20 million/year player in league history. Winner of 154 games, including 9 straight years of 15+ wins. Three-time NL Cy Young Award winner. Career Leader in IP, Wins, Quality Starts, Strikeouts, Complete Games and Shutouts.

Relief Pitcher - James Yamaguchi - Both David Walsh and Tino Kimura have more saves, but Yamaguchi is only 30 years old, and should end his career as the leader. He has 247 career saves, including 12 more in the postseason. Only player to win the Fireman of the Year Award in both the AL and NL.