2037.03 - The Long Beach Independent - FERNANDOMANIA!

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2037.03 - The Long Beach Independent - FERNANDOMANIA!

Post by Lane » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:40 pm

SURFERS SIGN BIG BAT

Febrary 2, 2037
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The atmosphere was electric in the lines at the ticket box at Vito Costantino Memorial Stadium this morning. The weekend brought news that the Surfers had signed Fernando Moreno, the man who made a name for himself hitting bombs in Huntsville was most recently a member of the rival California Crusaders. Moreno has 539 career home runs, and seemingly as many awards and Landis rings in his trophy case. He's bringing his talets to Long Beach for at least the next two years, on a deal worth up to $32 million.

Fans were bundled up against the early-morning temperature of 58 degrees at the ballpark, but didn't seem to mind the cold. Lines were long well before the 9 AM opening of ticket sales, and spontaneous chants of "Fernando! Fernando! Fernando!" broke out above the chatter. To this point in the offseason, season ticket sales had been sluggish on the heels of losing all-time great Surfer Carlos Gonzales to the Boise Spuds, and an increase in ticket prices of nearly 10% over 2036. Analysis of fan interest after the Moreno signing indicates that the fans are more excited today than at any point since the 2029 Championship.

After today's surge in ticket sales, analysts predict that they will meet or exceed last season's figure of 26,031. In an offseason where the Surfers struck out on seemingly every other big name free agent that they pursued, the eleventh hour signing of Moreno may have saved the offseason. Not only do they add a much needed power bat to the lineup, but they have boosted ticket sales and all but guaranteed that they will be able to maintain their current budget through 2038.

In other news, Spring Training will be opening later this month and fans will get their first good look at prospects like Carl von Meister, who looks to make a bid for the Opening Day center field job in competition with recently signed outfielder Roy Lynn.
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Post by Ted » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:07 pm

You and your damn divisional opponent specific moves. Seriously, I hope he continues to play well. Looks Like I'll be stacking lefty pitchers when you come to town. Shouldn't be too hard to hide my one right handed starter.
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Post by Lane » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:50 pm

Ted wrote:
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You and your damn divisional opponent specific moves. Seriously, I hope he continues to play well. Looks Like I'll be stacking lefty pitchers when you come to town. Shouldn't be too hard to hide my one right handed starter.
I guess he'll just have to feast on your right handed relievers. Looking forward to seeing him tee off as a visitor in that bandbox of a park you have.
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Post by indiansfan » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:00 pm

Like both your CF, be interesting to see who wins. Liked Lynn but had nowhere to put him, looks like a good versatile guy to sign.
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Post by Lane » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:02 pm

indiansfan wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Like both your CF, be interesting to see who wins. Liked Lynn but had nowhere to put him, looks like a good versatile guy to sign.
Yeah, I think I overpayed for Lynn, but he's just 27 and I know I need guys in the OF that can hit lefties since Kazansky and Holguin are really more platoon type guys. Can't go wrong with Lynn's defense at the very least.
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