Growing old in Cairo (2041-28)

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Growing old in Cairo (2041-28)

Post by Fat Nige » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:49 pm

Taipei pass 100 wins

It had been fairly obvious for some while now that the Tigers were going to win over 100 games in 2041 and they finally hit three figures on August 22nd. After scoring 13 against Tokyo the day before, they needed pitch hitter Roberto Romero to knock a bottom of the ninth innings single to clinch a 5-4 win. Taipei didn’t hang around then, notching their 101st win the next day with a 13-0 shutout of Tokyo.

There’s been a steady stream over the last couple of months of Tigers’ best players heading across the world to Double-A Montevideo, but Taipei have kept up the pace and their record of 101-24 is the team’s best ever tally. They did win 100 games in their inaugural season in the FEBL, but teams weren’t strictly using the league as an A-ball league that year (2038), indeed even Taipei had 26 players on the roster over 25-yrs-old.

The ‘Class of 2041’ have settled in well to their pro careers, 16-yr-old Roger Mackey and 17-yr-old Bradley Pryor have both made double-digit starts in the Tigers rotation and, while their ERA is a bit higher than they would like, they both have five wins to their credit. 17-yr-old Jake Williams is hitting just shy of .400 (.394/.493/.468), he’s improved his defence at First (marginally) and has hit his first pro home run. 17-yr-old Nigel Roberts is definitely regarded as one for the future and has developed the capability to play at Second & Third as well as his natural SS position. He actually looks as though he may be a second baseman in the future, but will be given a season or so to learn his trade at these positions.

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Miguel Gutierrez, Taipei's single-season RBI king with 120


Miguel Gutierrez is one of the last two Taipei players hitting over .400 for the season and now holds the all-time Tigers single-season records for hits (188) and RBI (120) as well as being within inches of several more records. Fellow outfielder Theobold Feldhahn has moved into a tie for the third overall single-season RBI mark with 108 and despite having to sit out a few days with shoulder subluxation should have more than enough games left in 2041 to move into the outright second spot (he needs two more).

In the big hitting Far Eastern Baseball League this year Tigers RD of +731 is only good enough for third best in the league, Jakarta has a RD of +753 and Bangkok, despite being nine games back of Taipei, has a RD of +898. Of course though, for every big hitter there’s a big loser, Shanghai’s -779 RD is pretty much dwarfed (if you can say that in this PC world) by Tokyo’s RD of -1,257, a sad state of affairs for a team that won the FEBL World Series just last year. Taipei has only got into four extra innings games and has won all four, a feat matched by Ulaanbaatar (great place if you have a few spare ‘A’s in scrabble), the only two undefeated extra innings FEBL teams. Just 15 games left in the 2041 regular season now, all the post season participants are already known, the only battle still to be decided is the Pennant winner of FEBL Division 1. Taipei is nine ahead right now and their magic number is 7.
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Re: Growing old in Cairo (2041-28)

Post by HoosierVic » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:36 am

A run differential of -1,257? Tokyo must have recruited their pitching staff from the Little Sisters of the Poor. Or did they just give up and let their opponents use batting tees?

Congrats to Taipei, by the way!

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Re: Growing old in Cairo (2041-28)

Post by Fat Nige » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:32 am

It’s part of the Japanese government scheme that insures everyone has a role in life. If you’re no good at anything and all else fails, you can join the Tokyo Magic as a pitcher. Crowds are way up, just turning up will almost guarantee you a few souvenir balls from the game
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Re: Growing old in Cairo (2041-28)

Post by HoosierVic » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:33 am

Fat Nige wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:32 am
It’s part of the Japanese government scheme that insures everyone has a role in life. If you’re no good at anything and all else fails, you can join the Tokyo Magic as a pitcher. Crowds are way up, just turning up will almost guarantee you a few souvenir balls from the game
They must have gotten a hell of a good wholesale rate on balls ...

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