World Baseball Classic 46- Everything Thread

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World Baseball Classic 46- Everything Thread

Postby Newmanistan » Wed May 22, 2019 3:45 pm




It's time for World Baseball Classic 46. Signups have concluded and there will be 36 competing nations. They are as follows:

1) Cassadaigua
2) Scootalove City (Herp)
3) The Sherpa Empire
4) Free Republics
5) Ko-oren
6) Newmanistan
7) The Greater Nordics
8) Drawkland
9) Schiltzberg
10) Abanhfleft
11) Oscioru
12) Alpine Union
13) Lisander
14) Banija
15) Pratapgadh
16) Equestrian States
17) Tierra de Castro
18) Anthor
19) The Holy Athonite State
20) Nova Anglicana
21) Hapilopper
22) Trastamar
23) The Aurian Plains
24) Ancherion
25) West Phoenicia
26) Liventia
27) Ethane
28) Xanneria
29) Cosumar
30) Vangaziland
31) Hampton Island
32) United States of Devonta
33) Tornado Queendom
34) Lycrabon
35) St Saratoga
36) Saintland

Format- Six Groups of Six, 3 home games and 3 road games against each group mate.
Playoffs- Top two teams per group advance to playoffs. Then, the next best four teams outside of the top two will qualify. First place teams will be seeded 1-6, second place teams will be seeded 7-12, and wild cards will be seeded 13-16 regardless of actual records.

Group Draw conducted: Monday, May 27 at approximately 9pm EDT
First Scorination Day: Friday, May 31
Full schedule will be posted with the group draw.

Step 1, post a roster Please submit one, while the more detail is better, anything is appreciated. Naturally, the more detailed rosters get a higher roster bonus, but don't let that detract you from posting a basic roster if that is all you have time for. Example rosters are as follows:
Highly Detailed Roster
Detailed Roster
Decent Roster
Basic Roster

Notice that the roster have the RP Permissions Box. This is a summary of what that is all about:
You are pretty much able to do as you please if you are the first one roleplaying a game, but be aware that each nation has a set of rules, called RP Permissions, and they look like this:
Choose my runscorers: Yes/No (Can they choose who scored your runs?)
Choose my lineup: Yes/No (Can they pick a starting lineup at will for you, or must they stick to what you have created?)
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes/No (Can they opponent choose any pitcher, or are they supposed to follow your rotation to a tee? It can be good to check their prior game RP to see if they mentioned their starting pitcher for the next game as well).
Godmod scoring events: Yes/No (This allows the opponent to be very detailed and specific when describing how scoring events transpired).
RP injuries to my players: Yes/No (Is the opponent allowed to say your player got hurt? Some nations will say yes with a disclaimer of only saying they are hurt, and not saying what was hurt or how badly someone was hurt.)
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes/No (Can the opponent completely do whatever they please in regards to injuries)
Eject my players: Yes/No (Is the opponent allowed to eject your players?)
Godmod other events: Yes/No (Other events refer to unusual or crazy things, such as, perhaps, the outfielder's arm was suddenly able to extend 50 feet and they took away your potential HR. Some nations that may be open to crazy things but do not want to be caught off guard may add a disclaimer to TG them any ideas first)).
Use DH at home: Yes/No (Every baseball fan's favorite argument. Is the DH used at your home stadium?)
Other: (Are there nation specific tendencies that you want your opponent to abide by? List it here). An example is: Newmanistan is very aggressive on the basepaths and speedy baserunners are commonly looking to steal both second and third. This is the place to put that information.

Note: If your opponent has roleplayed the game before you, you are expected to roleplay it the same way, although you still can have some flexibility: For example, did your opponent RP a three run double, in one inning.... that really should have been called foul? Did the umpire blow a called strike three on the opponents big slugger before they hit the big homer? Those are things you can still have flexibility with.

The importance of roleplay:
Now, begin roleplaying! Every matchday is a new opportunity to obtain RP bonus. The more RP bonus you get, the better. While a nation's beginning rank is very important to start, RP bonus becomes just as important. It is possible to do well in this tournament in your first try. I made the finals in my first Classic. Schiltzberg won the whole thing in his first. It can happen, but at the same time, it happened because we roleplayed to a high level as often as we were able. It did not just fall in our laps.[/quote]
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CHAMPIONSHIPS: DBC 4; 27th BoF; CoH 34, 36, & 37; Oxen Cup 12; WBC 10, 12, 15, 17, 41, & 43; IBC 4 & 5; WLC 1
Runner Up: DBC 5 & 6; Oxen Cup 6; WBC 7,9 11, & 14; IBC 1; WB 4, 6 & 34; WLC 2 & 3
World Cups qualified for: 46, 48 (R of 16), 49, 50, 54
Hosted: WORLD CUP 49, WB 1, 2, & 5; WBC 8, 11, 14, 19, & 38; CoH 33, 35, & 39; WLC 2, 4 & 5; WCoH 10, IBC 24, NSSCRA, Horse Racing

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Postby Newmanistan » Wed May 22, 2019 3:45 pm

Pot 1- Newmanistan (1), West Phoenicia (2), Cassadaigua (3), Free Republics (4), The Sherpa Empire (5), Ko-oren (6)

Pot 2- Nova Anglicana (7), Schiltzberg (8), Hampton Island (9), Ethane (10), Lycrabon (11), Vangaziland (12)

Pot 3- Liventia (13), Alpine Union (14), Abanhfleft (15), Tierra de Castro (16), Drawkland (17), Scootalove City (19)

Pot 4- Equestrian States (20), Banija (21), Oscioru (23), Cosumar (24), The Greater Nordics (25), Lisander (27)

Pot 5- St Saratoga (36), Saintland (44), Anthor (46), Xanneria (49), Devonta (77), Hapilopper (UR)

Pot 6- Ancherion (UR), The Aurian Plains (UR), Pratapgadh (UR), Tornado Queendom (UR), The Holy Athonite State (UR), Trastamar (UR)

Groups 1-3 Scorinated by Newmanistan
Groups 4-6 Scorinated by The Sherpa Empire

Group 1:
Liventia (13)
The Sherpa Empire (5)
Lisander (27)
Saintland (44)
The Holy Athonite State (UR)
Vangaziland (12)

Group 2:
Free Republics (4)
Oscioru (23)
Trastamar (UR)
Tierra de Castro (16)
Hampton Island (9)
Hapilopper (UR)

Group 3:
Lycrabon (11)
Drawkland (17)
Cassadaigua (3)
St Saratoga (36)
Tornado Queendom (UR)
Cosumar (24)

Group 4:
Ethane (10)
Devonta (77)
Newmanistan (1)
Scootalove City (19)
The Greater Nordics (25)
Ancherion (UR)

Group 5:
Schiltzberg (8)
Ko-oren (6)
Pratapgadh (UR)
Banija (21)
Anthor (46)
Abanhfleft (15)

Group 6:
Equestrian States (20)
West Phoenicia (2)
Alpine Union (14)
The Aurian Plains (UR)
Xanneria (49)
Nova Anglicana (7)

Newmanistan Cutoffs: approximately 10pm EDT (Likely 10:30pm on days NSSCRA Races are scorinated. NSSCRA schedule is still TBD)
The Sherpa Empire: approximately 12am EDT (two hours after Newmanistan cutoffs of the same matchday)

Schedule: (Home Team on left)

DAY 1- Friday, May 31st
MD1- 6 v 1, 5 v 2, 4 v 3
MD2- 4 v 6, 3 v 5, 2 v 1
MD3- 6 v 2, 1 v 3, 5 v 4

DAY 2- Saturday, June 1st
MD4- 5 v 6, 4 v 1, 3 v 2
MD5- 6 v 3, 2 v 4, 1 v 5
MD6- 1 v 6, 2 v 5, 3 v 4

DAY 3- Sunday, June 2nd
MD7- 6 v 4, 5 v 3, 1 v 2
MD8- 2 v 6, 3 v 1, 4 v 5
MD9- 6 v 5, 1 v 4, 2 v 3

DAY 4- Monday, June 3rd
MD10-3 v 6, 4 v 2, 5 v 1
MD11- 6 v 1, 5 v 2, 4 v 3
MD12- 4 v 6, 3 v 5, 2 v 1

DAY 5- Tuesday, June 4th
MD13- 6 v 2, 1 v 3, 5 v 4
MD14- 5 v 6, 4 v 1, 3 v 2
MD15- 6 v 3, 2 v 4, 1 v 5

DAY 6- Wednesday, June 5th
MD16- 1 v 6, 2 v 5, 3 v 4
MD17- 6 v 4, 5 v 3, 1 v 2
MD18- 2 v 6, 3 v 1, 4 v 5

DAY 7- Thursday, June 6th
MD19- 6 v 5, 1 v 4, 2 v 3
MD20-3 v 6, 4 v 2, 5 v 1
MD21- 6 v 1, 5 v 2, 4 v 3

DAY 8- Friday, June 7th
MD22- 4 v 6, 3 v 5, 2 v 1
MD23- 6 v 2, 1 v 3, 5 v 4
MD24- 5 v 6, 4 v 1, 3 v 2

DAY 9- Sunday, June 9th (No games on Saturday, 6/8)
MD25- 6 v 3, 2 v 4, 1 v 5
MD26- 1 v 6, 2 v 5, 3 v 4
MD27- 6 v 4, 5 v 3, 1 v 2

DAY 10- Monday, June 10th
MD28- 2 v 6, 3 v 1, 4 v 5
MD29- 6 v 5, 1 v 4, 2 v 3
MD30-3 v 6, 4 v 2, 5 v 1

June 12th- 1st Round, Games 1 & 2
June 13th- 1st Round, Games 3 & 4
June 14th- 1st Round, Game 5 (No games on Saturday, 6/15)

June 16th- Quarterfinals, Games 1 & 2
June 17th- Quarterfinals, Games 3 & 4*
June 18th- Quarterfinals, Game 5*

June 19th- Semifinals, Games 1 & 2
June 20th- Semifinals, Games 3 & 4*
June 21st- Semifinals, Game 5* (No Games on Saturday, 6/22)

June 23rd- Finals Game 1, 3rd Place Game 1
June 24th- Finals Game 2, 3rd Place Game 2
June 25th- Finals Game 3, 3rd Place Game 3 (No Games on Saturday, 6/29)
June 26th- Finals Game 4, 3rd Place Game 4*
June 27th- Finals Game 5*, 3rd Place Game 5* (No Games on Tuesday, 7/2)
June 28th- Finals Game 6*
June 30th- Finals Game 7* (No Games on Saturday, 6/29, I know it stinks to potentially have an off day at this point in the schedule, but I will not be around at all that day)
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Runner Up: DBC 5 & 6; Oxen Cup 6; WBC 7,9 11, & 14; IBC 1; WB 4, 6 & 34; WLC 2 & 3
World Cups qualified for: 46, 48 (R of 16), 49, 50, 54
Hosted: WORLD CUP 49, WB 1, 2, & 5; WBC 8, 11, 14, 19, & 38; CoH 33, 35, & 39; WLC 2, 4 & 5; WCoH 10, IBC 24, NSSCRA, Horse Racing

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Postby Newmanistan » Wed May 22, 2019 3:46 pm

Hosting Cities:
So let’s move on now to the cities hosting the games.

1) Tundra Falls (Tundra Falls Proving Grounds)
What is the Proving Grounds? It is simply a marvel of the world. A football, soccer and baseball stadium, and indoor arena (to host hockey/basketball or other sports) are lined up in a row, each in itself being a state of the art facility in its offerings. These stadiums, however, make up the infield of a 3.5-mile auto racing super speedway. So it is many facilities, within one facility. Additionally, there is a horse racing track that surrounds the indoor arena, and a racing road course throughout the parking lot.

Each stadium has there own individual capacities, but in reality, if for example, the baseball stadium is sold out, fans can then sit in the grandstands of the auto racing facility and watch the game on giant “diamond visions”. As the grandstands of the auto racing facility completely surround the stadiums, it is possible for over half a million people to be in attendance.

All domestic Newmanistanian championship events, from high school level on up, are played at the Proving Grounds, and it is possible for all venues to be hosting events simultaneously. It is Newmanistanian legend (which is RP’d to be fact), that Spirits look over the Proving Grounds, and if Newmanistan gets a “lucky bounce” once in a while, that there was superhuman reasoning for it.

It has hosted many interregional championship games, including the Classic, and will again this year. Tundra Falls is in the south east of the empire, about 100 miles northwest of Pocono City.

Field Dimensions: LF: 383, LCF: 399, CF: 415, RCF: 402, RF: 377. Wall height: 9 feet.
Capacity: 61,000 (Baseball Stadium only, overflow seating possible).
Real Life USA City Equivalent: Think Green Bay and the passion for Lambeau Field.
Real life city is provided as a cultural comparison

2) Pocono City (Emperor Michael IV Stadium)

Welcome to the Capital of Newmanistan. It is located in the south east, and has something for everyone. You can get a sense for a lot of the history of the Empire here with museums galore that feature the Royal Family, but also other cultural features.

Any stadium named after Emperor Michael IV is going to be a visually stunning facility, and it delivers exactly that. While the Proving Grounds attracts people and fame due to its history and lore, this is truly the most modern stadium in the Empire. Every now and then, members of the Royal Family will be in attendance.

Field Dimensions: LF: 359, LCF: 390, CF: 408, RCF: 390, RF: 359, Wall height: 8.5 feet.
Capacity: 66,000
Real Life USA City Equivalent: New York City with the Washington, DC political vide thrown in.

3) Loudon (The Jungle)

The city of Loudon is the third largest city in the empire, and is located in the northeast. It is generally considered the anti-Pocono City because it is a place where people can go to be completely away from the government. Therefore, Loudon is a bit more liberal, overall. The stadium is home to the Loudon Leopards, and “The Jungle” used to just be a nickname before becoming its official name since everyone referred to it as such. It gets LOUD. Though that should not surprise.

Field Dimensions: LF: 362, LCF: 371, CF: 385, RCF: 375, RF: 349. Wall height: 8 feet, LF-CF, 10 feet, CF to RF.
Capacity: 54,000
Real Life USA City Equivalent: Chicago

4) Jessicaville (Empress Jessica I Stadium)

Back in the day, the nation of Secristan was Newmanistan’s neighbor to the east. When Secristan ceased, Newmanistan took over 2/3rds of the land (with Cassadaigua, who was on the other side of Secristan, getting the other 1/3rd). Jessicaville was formerly Amherst, Secristan, what had been Secristan’s capital. When it was taken over to become part of Newmanistan, the Emperor re-named it Jessicaville in honor of Empress Jessica I, one of the greatest rulers in our history. The stadium is formerly Amherst Stadium (Secristan had a name for it which I forget), which it means it did host the WBC 12 championship games. Since it has been a long time, this is now like any other city in Newmanistan and no longer has the Secristani influence.

Field Dimensions (modern day): LF- 390, LCF- 392, CF- 415, RCF- 393, RF- 372. Wall height: 8 feet.
Capacity: 68,000
Real Life USA City Equivalent: Los Angeles

5) Putnam Lake (Jeremy McAllister Stadium)

Named for Newmanistan’s greatest soccer player, this southwestern city is the smallest of the eight hosting events and may not offer a ton other then its great beaches.

Field Dimensions: LF- 340, LCF- 359, CF- 392, RCF- 370, RF- 338 Wall Height: 11 feet.
Capacity- 55,000
Real Life USA City Equivalent: Miami

6) Southport (Keisler Stadium)

Named after the great Stacey Keisler, the greatest pitcher of all time (in our opinion of course, though she’d have a very good case for the title), this South Central city lives and breathes baseball. There are monuments throughout the city for Keisler and other Rockets players. Tickets for the games will sell out within hours, even if the Rockets are not playing.

Field Dimensions: LF- 385, LCF- 401, CF- 423, RCF- 390, RF- 377 Wall height: 9 feet.
Capacity: 60,000
Real Life USA City Equivalent: Dallas
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CHAMPIONSHIPS: DBC 4; 27th BoF; CoH 34, 36, & 37; Oxen Cup 12; WBC 10, 12, 15, 17, 41, & 43; IBC 4 & 5; WLC 1
Runner Up: DBC 5 & 6; Oxen Cup 6; WBC 7,9 11, & 14; IBC 1; WB 4, 6 & 34; WLC 2 & 3
World Cups qualified for: 46, 48 (R of 16), 49, 50, 54
Hosted: WORLD CUP 49, WB 1, 2, & 5; WBC 8, 11, 14, 19, & 38; CoH 33, 35, & 39; WLC 2, 4 & 5; WCoH 10, IBC 24, NSSCRA, Horse Racing

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Postby The Sherpa Empire » Wed May 22, 2019 8:31 pm

(OOC: I'll probably come back to this later with some more info, but I figured I'd go ahead and put some of this stuff up now for anyone that is itching to start RPing.)

(1) Cassadaigua (23-7 +60) vs (16) Schiltzberg (15-15 +15) @ Eden Gardens, Kolkata
(8) Hampton Island (20-10 +21) vs (9) The Greater Nordics (19-11 +31) @ Jinnah Stadium, Islamabad

(4) Banija (21-9 +14) vs (13) Ethane (19-11 +17) @ Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
(5) The Sherpa Empire (20-10 +33) vs (12) Saintland (17-13 +23) @ Syangboche Athletic Complex, Namche

Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
Capacity 41,820, located in Delhi Municipal District. Built in 1883, this park has a long history hosting both cricket and baseball games. Some of that history is not particularly glamorous, as the previous owners of the Delhi Rajas were Hindu fundamentalists and advocates of caste-based eugenics. However, the current owners have done a lot to clean up the team's image.

Eden Gardens
Capacity 66,000, located in Kolkata, Bengal Province. This is the largest ballpark in the Sherpa Empire and the oldest still in use. It was originally built in 1864, but has been expanded and renovated many times. There is a museum documenting the history of the park as both a baseball and cricket stadium. The field has a lot of foul territory, giving fielders plenty of room to chase down foul balls. Kolkata is one of the South's most progressive and intellectual cities.

Jinnah Stadium
Capacity 48,200, located in Islamabad Municipal District. This is a heavily Islamic part of the Empire, and as such day games will include a break for afternoon prayers. All food in the concession stands is halal, though there are a couple of places that sell alcoholic beverages like beer and chang.

Syangboche Athletic Complex
Capacity 43,800, located in Namche, Capital District, at an elevation of 3780m (12,402ft) this is one of the most extreme hitter's parks in the world because of the high altitude and the short left field. It occasionally has absolutely terrible weather such as snow or high winds. There is a nice museum under the stadium. Altitude sickness is sometimes an issue, and stadium security keeps a stockpile of oxygen tanks, just in case. Before the ballpark was built, this site used to be an airport.
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Lisander National Baseball Team
Ranking: 27th, 1.41pts
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Trigramme: LIS
Nickname: Arminhos (Stoats)
Colors: White and Black (Livery colors of Prince of Ermines)
Mascot: Lisanderian Stoat (Mustela Erminea Lisanderia)
Record: 81-96 (in WBC 63-83)
WBC 44:11-12 (3rd in Group 3)

General Information
Baseball in Lisander is forever a promise of evolution. The history of the sport in the principality is somewhat irregular. Arminhos, the national team, participated in two editions of the International Baseball Slam years ago before the interest fade away. Lately, the Ministry of Sports's continued support for the National Baseball Association (rebranded as National Baseball League) has been important in ensuring the continuity of the Arminhos on the international stage and Lisander national team played recently in editions 40, 41, 42, 44 and 45 of WBC. In addition, local business investments are being very valuable for establishing professional teams in a league that may, in the near future, exceed current Rookie level.

The main contingent of first-generation baseball players in Lisander was made up of immigrants, especially from Caribbean nations such as Saint Ianina and the Far East as Kikunomi. In cities with large numbers of immigrants and descendants like Aomori, Kikunomijin names and surnames can be seen in the small ballparks. In the last decades, in particular, immigrant descent families have given their children Latin names, and this national team is a reflection of Lisander's miscegenated society, with names like Shunsuke Montells, Rafael Inoue and Alex Itosugi, four of the newcomers to the 28-man roster. Another influence of Kikunomijin baseball is the number of Rotation Pitchers, 6 instead of 5.

The growth of the sport over the years is due not only to immigrants but also to the media. Watching the big leagues of other countries, more and more young people are interested in baseball. College students began to form teams and play among themselves, and when these guys leave college, the sport continues. The amateur leagues received a great influx of this generation that learned baseball "in front of the tv, without interest in football or rugby". Aomori Institute of Technology won the biggest title of Lisanderian Baseball, the NationStates College Baseball championship. Names like catcher Guilherme Hirano, Milo Akagi (who plays for Shichijou Lions in the last Kikunomijin Baseball Alliance, for short, KBA) and the captain of that team, Eric Selden, joined the Arminhos for this WBC 45. Together with them, the Starter pitcher of Soria University, Lisandro Rafael Antos (the first Lisanderian without Kikunomijin ancestor to play for Amane Buffaloes, of Kikunomijin Baseball Alliance).

And it's with a mixed team of such diverse origins that the Lisander Arminhos begins its journey at WBC 46. A group of veteran remnants of the two IBS appearances, former college students trying to continue in baseball, and a few prominent amateurs betting his chips that can build a career in the sport. All of them preparing for a new era of professionalism, and full of expectations with what comes around.

Unlike most national teams, Lisander does not use white and green as his first combination of uniform, but rather white and black, which are the livery colours of the house of the Prince of the Ermines, heir to the Crown of the Principality. The Sovereign of Lisander Peter IV, while still Prince of the Ermines, placed the Association under his patronage. As a form of thanks, the national team adopted the colours of its coat of arms, which also represent the colours of the national animal itself.Image
Arminhos uniforms urgently needed an update. The previous model had been used since the IBS era. A new cap logo was created, and the new typography matches the jersey script. As usual, the Home uniform is white with black sox and the Away uniform have a subtle pinstriped black jersey, white pants, and black socks. The brand-new alternate uniform brings the national colours instead of prince colors, and features the name of the nation instead of the cap logo that can be seen in away one.

#30 |C| Adrian Solis | 30 yo | Soria Mariners
A veteran from IBS, was the reserve catcher in that time. Now, with 30 years old, is unquestionably the better catcher in a nation with few good ones. He has great vision of the pitch. 8th at bat.

#2 | C | Guilherme Hirano | 20 yo | Aomori Institute of Technology
The NSCB champion catcher. He still has a college year to attend, but his abilities earned him a place on this team. Lisander is needing catchers, and this one is growing to be big.

Pitching Rotation
#4 | P | Tiago Porter | 28 yo | Antioch Arrows
Tiago Porter was a boy from Soria who has never played or watched baseball before the college, but his right-hand fastball is probably the best in Lisander.

#18 | P | Alain Matsumori | 26 yo | Aomori Blitz
Another IBS veteran. Alumni of Aomori Institute of Technology, founded with his brother Julian, the baseball section of Aomori Blitz. They also were coaching the AIT team who won NSCB.

#44 | P | Shunsuke Montells | 25 yo | Sirenia Suns
Montells is a Half-Kikunomijin who lived the last seven years in Kikunomi. He played for Oenara Hawks of Kikunomijin Baseball Alliance.

#90 | P | Martin Barrios | 23 yo | Kasandora Dockers
Played IBS VIII and IX. Is part of the effort to popularize baseball in Lisander being the Ace Pitcher of Kasandora Dockers, a newly-formed team who hasn't ever played.

#20 | P | Lisandro Rafael Antos | 21 yo | Amane Buffaloes, Kikunomi
Antos was in his last year of playing for the University of Soria when US joined NSCB. His skills were noted by the management team of Amane Buffaloes, from KBA.

#11 | P | Pedro Katzel | 20 yo | Aomori Giants
Katzel was the Ace pitcher of NSCB title of AIT. Like many other U-22s, he's playing part-time in local professional team.

#10 | P | Lucas Secondat | 19 yo | I Lupi di Moria (Moria Wolves)
Even tempted to go to the Academy of a KBA team, Secondat decided to finish his AIT graduation and play part-time for his city team.

#70 | P | Alex Barone | 30 yo | Soria Mariners
Alex Barone is a very reliable pitcher, being in the team as a relief pitcher since IBS VIII.

#24 | P | Frederic Nanterre | 32 yo | Kasandora Dockers
With many years of his life dedicated to baseball, he's a central figure in Kasandora Dockers, acting like player-manager.

#44 | P/DH | Rafael Inoue | 24 yo | Aomori Blitz
Inoue is another solid pitcher, but also have some good batting skills. He'll be Designed Hitter against Western Phoenicia because of his experience in Shichijou Lions Academy. 9th at bat, like every other pitcher.

#46 | P | Pierre Oyon | 26 yo | Despina Dragons
Ace pitcher for Despina Dragons, is on the team since IBS. Solid right 4-seam ball.

#15 |P | Theodore Canterville | 26 yo | Antioch Arrows
The second pitcher of Antioch Arrows rotation is recovering from an injury on his elbow, so won't be seen much around the field.

#8 | 1B |Ricardo Rios | 30 yo | Antioch Arrows
A phisically strong First Baseman, is also know by strong hit. 6th at bat.

#3 | 2B | Trevor Essendon | 27 yo | Soria Mariners
Strong-handed, Essendon was a pitcher when first played. His vision of the field is renowned. He and Adrian Solis are friends for many years and have nice pitch chemistry. 5th at bat.

#7 | SS |Rei Yokoyama | 29 yo | Eiryou Stars, Kikunomi
Fast as a doe, Rei is three times the MVP of Lisander semi-pro league, and is playing in KBA, for Eiryou Stars. 4th at bat.

#19 | 3B | Alex Itosugi | 24 yo | Aomori Giants
Third baseman, 2nd at bat. A very agile player. Left-handed.

#33 | IN | Eric Selden | 21 yo | I Lupi di Moria (Moria Wolves)
Captain of Aomori Institute of Technology team, this First Baseman also acts like Moria Wolves manager, being probably the youngest baseball manager of all time.

#28 | IN | Milo Akagi | 20 yo | Shichijou Lions Academy, Kikunomi
Following the steps of his older brother Toji, Milo Akagi transferred to Shichijou Lions Academy, to study and work with Baseball. Despite his size, he's a very technical Third Baseman.

#13 | IN | Tiago Koizumi | 22 yo | Aomori Giants
Another AIT Alumni, he decided to keep playing baseball in one of the local teams. He's a Second Baseman.

#16 | LF | Martin Hansen | 26 yo | Kasandora Dockers
Called the "Silent Seven" for his speed and an excellent batter, Hansen signed a long-term contract with Kasandora Dockers, but some newspapers say he's leaving for KBA in the next season. 3rd at Bat.

#26 | RF | Toji Akagi | 28 yo | Shichijou Lions, Kikunomi
The Akagi older brother lives baseball 24 hours per day. He's a player for Shichijou Lions of KBA and also is a baseball teacher in a school for Lisanderian Expats. He's an all-rounder. His sense of position made him the best RF in the nation, and he's also a confident batter. 1st at bat.

#6 | CF | Julian Matsumori | 27 yo | Aomori Blitz
Julian, as his brother, is a founder and plays for Aomori Blitz. One is a pitcher and the other is a batter. Being a fast man, he left right field and was moved to center by Coach Hiddleston in IBS X. He now rules in that position.

#17 | OF | Iker Inglis | 19 yo | Aomori Institute of Technology
Inglis is a young CF, who had a great NSCB and is evaluating his career, thinking about moving to pros. Will be reserve for gather experience.

#81 | OF | Virgulino Kapsberg | 19 yo | University of Soria
Kapsberg can play in both left and right outfield since he's ambidextrous. Also can play as a catcher, if any problem happens.

#9 | Manager | Kenji Hirano | 38 yo | Aomori Giants/Arminhos
After nearly fifteen years serving Aomori Giants and Arminhos as a Third Baseman, Hirano finally retired from the pitch and accepted a management position in the National Baseball League.

#1 | Assistant Manager | Christina Hishida | 20 yo | Aomori Institute of Technology
Christina is an outfielder ready to play, but since National Baseball League must adhere Ministry for Sport guidelines for sports competitions to receive financial support, she isn't allowed to play in NBL. Yet, Baseball rules make no distinction on gender, and the matter is on the Lisander Sports Superior Court. Hishida was officially assigned as Assistant Manager and players agreed to give her #1 jersey in protest against the Ministry for Sport rule.

#0 | Head Coach | Todd Heimler | 46 yo | Arminhos
The University of Soria Bats head coach was assigned to be the coach of Arminhos in this WBC.

#77 | Assistant Coach | Edward Langley | 39 yo | Antioch Arrows
A pitcher who recently retired, was invited to join the roster as an assistant. Langley played with most of its team in IBS.

Batting Lineup
1. Akagi T.
2. Itosugi
3. Hansen
4. Yokoyama
5. Essendon
6. Rios
7. Matsumori
8. Solis
9. Pitcher/Inoue (as DH)

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Choose my lineup: Drop me a TG if you have a decent reason to modify my batters' lineup
Follow my pitching rotation: Drop me a TG if you have a decent reason to modify my pitchers' rotation
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes, provided not a permanent injury
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes
Use DH at home: No. DHs are bad.
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Postby Tornado Queendom » Thu May 23, 2019 4:55 am

Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Yes
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes?
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes
Eject my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes
Use DH at home: Yes
Other: The Tornado Queendom has a tendancy to put Attitude in their sports

Team name: Austro-0Hungarian Tornadoes

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Emily Baldeck
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Molly Einsiedel
Sally Berleburg
Amy Windeck
Stacy Tornado
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Rita Walsee
Jessica, Calw
Sue Göldlin
Hannah Derecho
Elizabeth Marschalck von Bachtenbrock
Nicole Bawir von Franckenberg‎
Jeanne Katzenelnbogen‎
Katrina Hurricane
Wilma Gans von Otzberg

It'll take place in the Cyclone Arena (Vienna), best known as the site of VNWFMania X-Seven. Due to the Storm Girl population, we decided to just use an indoor stadium. That way, no Rain can stop us.
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Postby Hapilopper » Thu May 23, 2019 7:02 am


Full Nation Name: The Dominion of Hapilopper
Short Nation Name: Hapilopper
Trigramme: HAP
Demonym: Hapiloppian
Team Nickname: The Thrashers

Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Use my lineup as a guide, but I've included a depth chart for each position for if you want to swap players out. I've platooned 2nd base, so #2 or #12 could work just as well.
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes, but keep in mind I do not consider pitchers hitting grand slams to be godmodding. My OOC favorite team had two pitchers hit grand slams in a one-week span last year IRL.
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but please don't kill my players. I'll do that if necessary
Godmod injuries to my players: TG me beforehand.
Eject my players: Yes, but again, TG me, let's have fun with it.
Godmod other events: Yes
Other: The pitchers are moody, the hitters like to steal, except for #1 and #7 who clog the bases a bit too much. I want to make a note of #38, Aaron Armstrong, a relief pitcher that I've set as a two-way player on the outfield depth chart. Think of Michael Lorenzen of the Cincinnati Reds, whose batting prowess is really good for a pitcher. If you want to use him as a designated hitter or an outfield replacement player, I'm cool with that.

Concerning the depth charts, I will indicate in RP if a player is at a point he should sit for a game, or serve as a late-inning replacement.

For 135 years, the National League of Hapilopper has been one of the premier sports leagues in the nation, and baseball has long been the Dominion's national pastime. Children learn the basics and fundamentals of the "Dominion's Game" almost as soon as they're able to walk, and the elementary, middle and high schools of Hapilopper are filled with eager players looking to join the 10 teams that play in the NLH. The high schools around each of the major population centers hold baseball leagues that are just as intense, if not more so, than the major leagues, as players try to get spotted by NLH scouts looking for the next great player.

The NLH's games are regularly seen on each of Hapilopper's major broadcast networks - HTN, the Hapilopper Television Network, NBS, the National Broadcasting Service and VTV, the Venerable Television Network. All three networks boast huge ratings for baseball games, with HTN's concept, "The Series of the Week," featuring every game of a three-game set over a weekend, recently praised by industry insiders as "the most interesting idea to come to sports television in many years."

The NLH features a fast-paced, wild style of baseball. More often than not, those that can, steal bases like their life depends on it. A number of players run the belief that "chicks dig the long ball," and those players, such as Jerome Hayden and Terry Blanchard, are among the flashiest players in the sport. However, a good number of players - and teams - also believe in small ball tactics - manufacture runs at every instance. The West Hampton Royals, for instance, are well known for their insistence on bunting to generate baserunners and runs, famously winning the NLH Cup in 2016 with a walkoff suicide squeeze.

With that in mind, the NLH has come to put together a team of all-stars and misfits to face the best teams around the world in the 46th World Baseball Classic. The team marks one of Hapilopper's first efforts in international sport, but the team, in spite of whatever previous issues players may have had with each other, have vowed to be a united front as they take on some of the world's best.

#1 - Levi Berry | First Base | Hapilopper City Nationals
Age: 24 | Throws: Right | Bats: Right
A solid hitter, Berry is known for drawing walks - lots of them - while waiting for the right pitch for him. Hit .325 last year, most of them singles, but a lot of those hits helped Hapilopper City to the NLH title last year. Not the fastest runner and is not asked to steal that often.

#2 - Campbell Braxton | Second Base | Peoria Warriors
Age: 28 | Throws: Right | Bats: Right
A solid piece of the Sherman-Braxton-Hammond double play trio for the Peoria Warriors, Braxton is known more for his defensive prowess than his offensive prowess - or lack of it. Braxton is asked to bunt more than anything else, and typically hits in the 7 position. He hit .236 last year with no home runs.

#3 - Leroy Hunnisett | Third Base | Hapilopper City Nationals
Age: 26 | Throws: Left | Bats: Switch
One of the HC Nationals' strong hitters, Hunnisett hit .328 last year, narrowly beating out teammate Levi Berry for the NLH batting title last year. Hunnisett does not get along with national teammate Charlton Forest following a beanball incident last year, when Forest threw a fastball at Hunnisett's head after teammate Terry Blanchard blasted a grand slam in a HC/Kingsland game last year.

#4 - Jerome Hayden | Shortstop | Washington Metropolitans
Age: 21 | Throws: Right | Bats: Right
Jerome Hayden of the Washington Metropolitans is the power hitter of the national staff, hitting 46 home runs last year. Hayden also led the NLH in having pitches thrown at him, largely due to the fact Hayden also likes to showboat. Does not get along with Calvin Ware of the Buckridge Blues for this reason. Hayden hit a towering home run last April and stood there and watched it. The next time Ware faced Hayden, Ware threw a fastball behind Hayden and a brawl ensued.

#5 - Dayton Rowe | Left Field | North Hampton Generals
Age: 19 | Throws: Left | Bats: Left
Dayton Rowe, the darling of the North Hampton Generals, hit .285 last year including a higher than average amount of extra-base hits. Rowe is loved by the fans in North Hampton for his on-the-field abilities and his off-the-field antics, including, but not limited to, viral videos where he impersonates various celebrities at fast food drive thrus, and his video game "Let's Play" series.

#6 - Brandt Williamson | Center Field | Buckridge Blues
Age: 22 | Throws: Right | Bats: Right
A real power hitter, Brandt Williamson is known for hitting the ball to the opposite field, leading to the Buckridge Blues installing a gigantic bell above the right-field suites at Raceway Park. The "Oppo Taco Bell," as it is known, is loved by Blues fans, reviled by baseball purists and hated by opposing pitchers, notably Charlton Forest, who reportedly put out a $10,000 bounty on any player who can destroy the bell with a home run (or any other means).

#7 - Wes Sawyer | Right Field | Hapilopper City Nationals
Age: 22 | Throws: Right | Bats: Right
Wes Sawyer of the HC Nationals is a great contact batter, hitting .309 last year, but is plagued by injuries, and missed half of last season after breaking his left foot rounding the bases. Not asked to steal bases that often, and his left foot remains a question.

#8 - Mo Beverly | Catcher | West Hampton Royals
Age: 23 | Throws: Right | Bats: Switch
Mo Beverly is considered the "meat and potatoes" of the West Hampton Royals, starting every game for the last three years, even when the team experienced an unbelievable turnover. Mo hit .289 last year, with 31 home runs, but also hit into 20 double plays last year. Mo took batting practice in a women's one piece swimsuit in Surrey last year after the Surrey Wolves' announcer, Jim Simpson, took offense with West Hampton players taking batting practice in "WH K's Cancer" shirts last year. Simpson was not pleased with Beverly's move, but everyone else thought it was hilarious.

#30 - Charlton Forest | Starting Pitcher | Kingsland Braves
Age: 26 | Throws: Left | Bats: Left
The ace of the Hapilopper national staff, Forest went 24-6 with a 2.35 ERA last year. His fastballs top out at 99. His arsenal also includes a circle change, a forkball and a slider. Unfortunately, Forest is also known for being rather moody. After Terry Blanchard hit a grand slam for the HC Nationals against his Kingsland Braves, Forest threw a 99 mph fastball at the head of Leroy Hunnissett, sparking a wild bench-clearing brawl. Blanchard and Hunnisett are still not fans of Forest, so it'll be interesting to see how these three gel in the locker room.

#31 - Cale Waller | Starting Pitcher | Surrey Wolves
Age: 23 | Throws: Right | Bats: Left
Waller, named for a famous racing driver with a tendency to never give up, went 19-5 with a 2.62 ERA last year. His arsenal includes a 98 MPH fastball, a 12-6 curveball and a palmball. While Waller is a reasonably good hitter, hitting .203 last year, his baserunning prowess, described as "slapstick comedy" by HTN commentator Marty Miller, almost led to the NLH instituting the designated hitter last year. This was highlighted by Waller's infamous "Triple TOOTBLAN" last year that cost the Surrey Wolves a win over the Buckridge Blues, when Waller thought it a magnificent idea to steal home at the same time an intentional walk was called.

#32 - Whit Dabney | Starting Pitcher | Peoria Warriors
Age: 25 | Throws: Right | Bats: Right
Whit Dabney, the no-nonsense knuckleballer for the Peoria Warriors, is projected to have a 20 plus year career throwing just the knuckleball. His no-nonsense attitude has fallen afoul of some unlikely targets, most notably "Ripper" the mascot of the Buckridge Blues. Between innings in a game last September, "Ripper"'s antics offended Dabney, who charged at the mascot, leading to one of the wildest bench-clearing brawls in recent memory. Dabney was soon removed from the game as the fans at Buckridge's Raceway Park took to throwing garbage at the knuckleballer.

#33 - Victor Foster | Starting Pitcher | Hapilopper City Nationals
Age: 28 | Throws: Left | Bats: Left
Last year with the HC Nationals, Vic Foster went 18-8 with a 2.75 ERA using an arsenal including a 98-mph fastball, a 12-6 curveball, a circle change, a forkball and, it is rumored, a spitball. Last May, Garvinson manager Jim Patrick asked the umpiring crew to check Foster, alleging he had "defiled" the ball, as he put it. The crew found nothing, but it was the 11th time since his rookie year that Foster has been accused of putting a substance on the ball.

#34 - Milford Gibbs | Starting Pitcher | Washington Metropolitans
Age: 27 | Throws: Right | Bats: Left
Milford Gibbs, who, by the way, hates that first name, is the fifth of Hapilopper's pitchers. He had a 3.28 ERA last year and a 16-9 record, using a fastball exceeding 100 mph, a cutter, a straight changeup and a slurve. Gibbs has trouble with his endurance, however, and tends to fall off a proverbial cliff after reaching a pitch count of 95.

#35 - Jordan Meadows | Relief Pitcher | Garvinson Trojans
Age: 24 | Throws: Left | Bats: Left
One of the two Meadows twins, Jordan Meadows is known as the resident LOOGY - left-handed one-out guy - of the Hapilopper team, but is also known for his alter-ego, Rodney DeRude, a mulleted redneck-looking throwback to the 90s that has made baseball fans in Garvinson double over with laughter - and on one occasion - sent Surrey Wolves announcer Jim Simpson into an apoplectic rage for something involving "respecting the sanctity of the game." Jordan wasn't even in the game at the time.

#36 - Martin Meadows | Relief Pitcher | Garvinson Trojans
Age: 24 | Throws: Left | Bats: Left
The other of the two Meadows twins, Martin Meadows is a fireballer, known for his fastball that has topped out at 103 mph. His control isn't always there, though, and batters have run for cover on several occasions. So did Garvinson announcer Robert McCall during on game last August. Martin threw a wild pitch that somehow made its way into the H-Sports/Garvinson announce booth. Fans watching the game on that channel heard McCall shout "Oh SHIT!" before ducking for his life.

#37 - Calvin Ware | Relief Pitcher | Buckridge Blues
Age: 29 | Throws: Left | Bats: Left
Calvin Ware, the Buckridge Blues' left-handed middle reliever, has several pitches in his arsenal including a forkball, a 12-6 curveball and a split-finger fastball that tops out at 95 mph. Ware is also known to be something of a hothead, having caused a bench-clearing brawl last April against Washington after Jerome Hayden admired a monstrous home run he hit. Ware is also known for destroying clubhouse phones and monitors after bad outings.

#38 - Aaron Armstrong | Relief Pitcher | Surrey Wolves
Age: 20 | Throws: Right | Bats: Right
Aaron Armstrong, the Surrey Wolves' middle reliever is known for his 22-inch biceps, his 101-mph fastball and his ability to hit monstrous home runs. Last May in a game against the HC Nationals, Armstrong blasted a tape measure home run that both exited BankTrust Park in Surrey AND ended up smashing a windshield of a car behind the stadium. Armstrong has received permission from the Hapilopper National Team and from the Surrey Wolves to cut the sleeves off of his jersey, allowing players and fans alike to marvel at his 22-inch guns.

#39 - Robert Stevens | Relief Pitcher | West Hampton Royals
Age: 23 | Throws: Right | Bats: Really, really badly
Robert Stevens, who typically serves as the closer of the West Hampton Royals, has been asked to serve as the national team's mop-up man. Stevens, who had a 1.35 ERA last year, got West Hampton out of some real bad jams last year - twice against the HC Nationals, striking out the side both times when the bases were loaded. Rather than let the issue get to him, Stevens chewed his gum and calmly sat the HCN down one-by-one. The WHR won both of those games, too. Stevens is typically not asked to hit in any circumstance, as his hitting is seen as "disastrous" on good days, and "slapstick" on bad days.

#40 - Darren Goodwin | Closer | Peoria Warriors
Age: 28 | Throws: Right | Bats: Right
Darren Goodwin, Peoria's intense closer, registered 52 saves last year with an ERA of 1.55, mainly using his fastball clocked at a whopping 109-mph. Goodwin's control is sometimes an issue, but what would you expect with pitches that fast. Goodwin is known for dancing on the roofs of moving minivans around Peoria to the tune of various 80s pop hits after registering a save. Don't ask us why, and he's been asked to stop, but who's to say he won't do the same thing on the streets of Tundra Falls in Newmanistan should he beat that powerhouse of a team?

#11 - Ben Hammond | First Base | Peoria Warriors
Age: 25 | Throws: Right | Bats: Right
Benjamin Hammond of the Peoria Warriors is one-third of the Sherman-Braxton-Hammond double play trio, and would have been picked to be the team's first string first baseman... if his hitting was a little better. Hammond hit .239 last year, while he was beaten to the job by Levi Berry, who hit .325. Hammond is known for his pranks, most notably one where teammate Terrence Sherman somehow got stuck in the ceiling of the Warriors clubhouse minutes before a game against Washington last year.

#12 - Ernest Brand | Second Base | Surrey Wolves
Age: 23 | Throws: Right | Bats: Right
A solid hitter, some questioned why Campbell Braxton was picked over Brand, as Brand hit .275 last year. Braxton supporters, however, point to Brand's questionable reliability at second base, and his unfortunate tendency to over throw the first baseman when fielding routine ground balls. Brand is seeing a sports psychologist to hopefully get him past this.

#13 - Chandler Harrell | Third Base | Washington Metropolitans
Age: 30 | Throws: Left | Bats: Left
The old man of the first team staff at 30, Chandler Harrell is a solid hitter on the Washington Metropolitans team, hitting .301, but has a solid dislike for anything that would distract his team from the ultimate goal of victory. Last August, in a highly publicized incident, Harrell, angered at some of his teammates playing "Fortnite" for extended periods of time, grabbed a bat and smashed a $3,000 TV that was used for the game.

#14 - Dalton Sadler | Shortstop | Emporia Reds
Age: 18 | Throws: Right | Bats: Right
It was widely expected that Dalton Sadler would follow in his father's footsteps and go racing. His father, Will Sadler, was a famous racing driver, winning the HASCAR Challenge Cup in 1995 and 1997. However, Dalton had no interest in racing, choosing to play baseball instead. Sadler is considered one of the rising stars of the NLH, and is in his rookie year playing for the Emporia Reds.

#15 - Marion Pound | Outfield | Garvinson Trojans
Age: 20 | Throws: Left | Bats: Left
Marion Pound, son of Richard Pound, a famous knuckleballer for the Garvinson Trojans, started as a two-way pitcher and outfielder, but an injury to his throwing arm convinced him to give up pitching. Pound is a solid outfielder, known for his acrobatic maneuvers in center field, most notably one day last July when Pound seemingly climbed a 15 foot wall to rob Levi Berry of a home run.

#16 - Terry Blanchard | Outfield | Hapilopper City Nationals
Age: 23 | Throws: Left | Bats: Left
Terry Blanchard is a sleeper hit for the HC Nationals, and is known for hitting home runs when it counts. Take, for example, a game-changing grand slam last year against Kingsland that is still talked about today, almost as much for the bench-clearing brawl that almost immediately followed when Charlton Forest threw a fastball at Leroy Hunnissett's head.

#17 - Ethan Abbey | Outfield/Designated Hitter | Buckridge Blues
Age: 29 | Throws: Left | Bats: Left
Ethan Abbey is a solid outfielder but was held back from the Hapilopper's starting lineup out of any need for a designated hitter, if necessary. Abbey hit .312 last year with 39 home runs and 143 RBIs. He also stole 53 bases last year, most notably when he stole home against Kingsland on Opening Day last year, without the aid of a passed ball or a wild pitch.

#18 - Grady Elliott | Catcher | Washington Metropolitans
Age: 19 | Throws: Right | Bats: Left
19-year old Grady Elliott was the last position player picked on the main squad. Elliott is a highly popular young player in the Washington area, having grown up there, gone to school there, played for the school's teams and now he's hoping to make Hapilopper proud. This is his rookie year, but he hit .396 last year for J.L. Putnam High School.

1: #2 - Braxton
2: #1 - Berry
3: #5 - Rowe
4: #4 - Hayden
5: #3 - Hunnisett
6: #8 - Beverly
7: #7 - Sawyer
8: #6 - Williamson
9: (Pitcher)

1: #2 - Braxton
2: #1 - Berry
3: #5 - Rowe
4: #4 - Hayden
5: #17 - Abbey (DH)
6: #3 - Hunnisett
7: #8 - Beverly
8: #7 - Sawyer
9: #6 - Williamson

1: #30 - Forest
2: #31 - Waller
3: #32 - Dabney
4: #33 - Foster
5: #34 - Gibbs
E: #36 - M. Meadows (Emergency starter)

1: #36 - M. Meadows (Middle reliever)
2: #38 - Armstrong (Middle reliever)
3: #35 - J. Meadows (Left-Handed One-Out Guy)
4: #37 - Ware (Late inning setup man)
5: #39 - Stevens (Mop-up man)

1: #40 - Smith
2: #39 - Stevens (If Smith is tired or just blew a save)

1: #17 - Abbey
2: #38 - Armstrong

1B: #1 - Berry, #11 - Hammond (if #1 tired)
2B: #2 - Braxton/#12 - Brand (two players platooned)
3B: #3 - Hunnisett, #13 - Harrell (if #3 tired)
SS: #4 - Hayden, #14 - Sadler (rarely - in late inning blowout games)
LF: #5 - Rowe, #16 - Blanchard, #17 - Abbey (if no DH)
CF: #6 - Williamson, #15 - Pound, #38 - Armstrong (if no DH and hasn't pitched)
RF: #7 - Sawyer, #17 - Abbey (if no DH), #15 - Pound
C: #8 - Beverly, #18 - Elliott (when #32 pitches)

Capital Stadium, Hapilopper City, Hapilopper
Built: 1970 | Seating Capacity: 63,535 | Open-Air | Artificial Turf
Dimensions: 330 ft. Left Field, 375 ft. Left Center, 404 ft. Center, 375 ft. Right Center, 330 ft. Right
Capital Stadium, the home of the HC Nationals, is Hapilopper's largest baseball stadium, seating over 63,000 for baseball and 66,000 for gridiron football. The stadium, the last of Hapilopper's classic cookie-cutter venues, is located just off the West River and right in the heart of towntown Hapilopper City. As is custom with cookie-cutter stadiums, the park is completely symmetrical and is surrounded by multiple decks of stands, typically filled with screaming fans when the HC Nationals are doing well. Back in the 1970s, the HC Nationals, and their vaunted "National Machine" dominated Hapiloppian baseball, and brought over four million fans through the turnstiles on six occasions. Hapiloppian fans have vowed to come to Capital Stadium in force for HNBT games.

Capital Stadium is considered a "neutral" park and does not favor hitters or pitchers per se, but the artificial turf, known as "HCNTurf", is seen as the HC Nationals' secret weapon. Balls bounce and fly like crazy off the turf, and the HC Nationals have commonly selected players that have been able to use that turf - and its unusual properties - to good use.
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Postby Lycrabon » Thu May 23, 2019 11:18 am

New year, new team

ST. CATHERINE - It has been 25 tournaments since the Blue Jays hoisted the trophy. That's also the only time they have advanced out of the quarterfinals. To remedy that, the LBA hired past hero Garry Barnett, Jr. to lead the team to the promised land. Barnett then chose teammate Paul Bray as his bench coach, and started the process of choosing a team to return to glory - or at least the semifinals.

Once again, Riverside Stadium in the capital will host group stage games, where Bray was the first player to put one in the river as a member of the New Alexandria Rangers.

Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: No - see below.
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes - that's why I have it
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but only that they got injured.
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Yes, but in similar numbers to yours (no 1 of yours to 6 of mine).
Godmod other events: Yes, but TG ME FIRST! I've been on the other side, after all - just ask the more senior co-host.
Use DH at home: No
Other: Barnett is a very fiery manager, and is prone to random ejections for arguing calls.

MGR : 57 Garry Barnett, Jr.
BENCH COACH: 12 Paul Bray
PITCH: 40 Kenny Trujillo
HITTING: 26 Denny Melton
1BC: 2 Grant Villalobos
3BC: 15 Terry Warren

Starting Lineup: (NBL Team, bats right unless marked)
3B 16 Nolan Buxton (New Alexandria Rangers)
SS 1 Sonny Bradford (L) (Lakeview Pirates)
1B 55 Tim Bray (New Alexandria Rangers)
CF 22 Marco Daniels (L) (Spokane Indians)
(DH when necessary)
2B 32 Alex Walton (SH) (St. Catherine Mets)
LF 24 Craig Johnston (St. Catherine Mets)
RF 25 Stan Krueger (SH) (Lakeview Mariners)
C 72 Dillon Gonzalez (L) (Lakeview Pirates)
P -- Starting Pitcher

Reserve Players:
IF 33 Zach Rayner (St. Catherine Mets)
OF 11 Sebastian Hendricks (Spokane Indians)
C 20 Karl Lester (SH) (St. Catherine Blue Jays)
IF/DH 9 Zane Gale (L) (Lakeview Pirates)
OF 6 Nathan Hodson (Lakeview Mariners)

1- 43 Jason Hagan (St. Catherine Blue Jays)
2- 31 Zachary Horton (RHP) (New Alexandria Rangers)
3- 59 Jason Gentry (Spokane Indians)
4- 30 Jay Kearns (RHP) (St. Catherine Mets)
5- 64 Will Anderson (RHP) (Trois-Rivieres Browns)

Relievers: (LHP unless marked)
LR 45 Trent McGowan (Lakeview Pirates)
LR 52 Jonah Farley (Lakeview Mariners)
MR 49 Mitchell Mooney (RHP) (Trois-Rivieres Browns)
MR 47 Donald Stevens (St. Catherine Mets)
MR 46 Daniel O'Sullivan (RHP) (Spokane Indians)
SU 65 Dylan Bradshaw (Lakeview Mariners)
CL 73 Theodore Gilmore (RHP) (St. Catherine Blue Jays)
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Union of Socialist Alpine Republics National Baseball Team

Reprezentacja Alpejski w Baseball

Unija Socijalističke Alpske Republike Nacionalna Bejzbol Momcad

Selección de béisbol de Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Alpinas

Équipe d'Union des Républiques Socialistes Alpines de Baseball

Full nation name: Union of Socialist Alpine Republics
Short nation names: Alpine Union, U.S.A.R.
Trigramme: UAR
Demonym: Alpine
Nicknames: Alpines, Bisons, Reprezentacja Alpejski, Greens

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: No
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes
Use DH at home: No
Style mod: +1


Combined record

as Southern Democratic States

as U.S.A.R.
WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC 39: 24-14, Loss in quarterfinals
WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC 41: 16-17, Loss in Round of 16
WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC 43: 23-12, Loss in quarterfinals
WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC 45: 18-11, Loss in Round of 16


Alpine Life Park
Location: Los Osos, SO
Capacity: 48,114
Tenant: Los Osos Rangers
Hosting: MD4 vs West Phoenicia - MD18 vs Equestrian States - MD30 vs Nova Anglicana

Denizens Bank Park
Location: Rockingham, CH
Capacity: 43,651
Tenant: Rockingham Grays
Hosting: MD12 vs vs Xanneria - MD20 vs Nova Anglicana - MD24 vs West Phoenicia

Dodger Stadium
Location: Potosi, SO
Capacity: 41,164
Tenant: Potosi Dodgers
Hosting: MD6 vs vs The Aurian Plains - MD14 vs West Phoenicia - MD28 vs Equestrian States

Chester County Coliseum
Location: Braddock, WA
Capacity: 35,067
Tenant: Braddock Athletics
Hosting: MD2 vs Xanneria - MD10 vs Nova Anglicana - MD26 vs The Aurian Plains

Kovacic Sportni Park
Location: Dobravlje, KR
Capacity: 20,615
Tenant: Dobravlje Blue Sox
Hosting: MD8 vs vs Equestrian States - MD16 vs vs The Aurian Plains - MD22 vs Xanneria


MD1: The Aurian Plains (UR) vs Alpine Union (14)
MD2: Alpine Union (14) vs Xanneria (49) @ Chester County Coliseum
MD3: Equestrian States (20) vs Alpine Union (14)
MD4: Alpine Union (14) vs West Phoenicia (2) @ Alpine Life Park
MD5: Nova Anglicana (7) vs Alpine Union (14)

MD6: Alpine Union (14) vs The Aurian Plains (UR) @ Dodger Stadium
MD7: Xanneria (49) vs Alpine Union (14)
MD8: Alpine Union (14) vs Equestrian States (20) @ Kovacic Sportni Park
MD9: West Phoenicia (2) vs Alpine Union (14)
MD10: Alpine Union (14) vs Nova Anglicana (7) @ Chester County Coliseum

MD11: The Aurian Plains (UR) vs Alpine Union (14)
MD12: Alpine Union (14) vs Xanneria (49) @ Denizens Bank Park
MD13: Equestrian States (20) vs Alpine Union (14)
MD14: Alpine Union (14) vs West Phoenicia (2) @ Dodger Stadium
MD15: Nova Anglicana (7) vs Alpine Union (14)

MD16: Alpine Union (14) vs The Aurian Plains (UR) @ Kovacic Sportni Park
MD17: Xanneria (49) vs Alpine Union (14)
MD18: Alpine Union (14) vs Equestrian States (20) @ Alpine Life Park
MD19: West Phoenicia (2) vs Alpine Union (14)
MD20: Alpine Union (14) vs Nova Anglicana (7) @ Denizens Bank Park

MD21: The Aurian Plains (UR) vs Alpine Union (14)
MD22: Alpine Union (14) vs Xanneria (49) @ Kovacic Sportni Park
MD23: Equestrian States (20) vs Alpine Union (14)
MD24: Alpine Union (14) vs West Phoenicia (2) @ Denizens Bank Park
MD25: Nova Anglicana (7) vs Alpine Union (14)

MD26: Alpine Union (14) vs The Aurian Plains (UR) @ Chester County Coliseum
MD27: Xanneria (49) vs Alpine Union (14)
MD28: Alpine Union (14) vs Equestrian States (20) @ Dodger Stadium
MD29: West Phoenicia (2) vs Alpine Union (14)
MD30: Alpine Union (14) vs Nova Anglicana (7) @ Alpine Life Park


Thanks to No Nonsense Sportswear (NNS) for the uniforms!
Home: Green. Away: Grey
Kits designed by No Nonsense Sportswear (NNS) from Filindostan

Head coach: Buck Jennings
Assistant Coach: Branko Stojanovic
Pitching coach: Fred Sweet
Batting coach: Leon Webber
1st base coach: Balazs Radacsi
3rd base coach: Drazen Petrovic

Pitching Rotation:

Pos     #       Name                 Age     Hand  Team                 Birthplace                      College                    Draft
SP 13 Tyler Floyd 33 RHP Redington Beach Pirates Shaker Heights, WA
SP 34 Rusty Castillo 28 LHP Beardstown Angels Laguna Seca Ranch, SO
SP 43 Alejandro Gonzalez 31 LHP Neoga Indians San Gregorio, SO
SP 38 Zvonimir Hajrovic 28 LHP Crikvenica Reds Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje, DI
SP 35 Frédérique Lafleur 22 LHP Miltonsburg Braves Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs, SG Central Saguenay Black Bears 2021 1.2


Pos     #       Name                 Age    Hand  Team                  Birthplace                      College                    Draft
MR1 56 Nick Olczak 25 LHP Brighton Bulls - ENBL Millersburg, CH
MR2 32 Lucija Kikanovic 28 LHP Crikvenica Reds Vrnogracka Slapnica, HZ
MR3 39 Jeff Perry 26 RHP Los Osos Rangers Roaring Creek, CH
MR4 36 Zoja Stankovic 32 RHP Puck Royals Podvolovljek, KR
S-up 45 Genevieve McGowan 30 LHP San Joaquin Colt .45s Rosewood, WA
CL 21 Keegan McGranahan 24 RHP Oglethorpe Red Sox Prairie du Sac, WA Wabash Huskies 2019 1.13

Batting Order without the DH:

Pos     #       Name                 Age    Bats  Team                  Birthplace
RF 5 Wilton Jimenez 32 S Beardstown Angels San Miguel, SO
2B 10 Stijn Bolsenbroek 24 S Steendam Brewers Schoondijke, HO Chattahoochee State Seminoles 2019 1.2
1B 12 Szandra Szucsanszki 23 L Los Osos Rangers Hegyhatszentjakab, TD North Chattah. Crimson Tide 2020 1.1
LF 55 Gustavo Mendoza 24 L Amalfi Fortitudo Los Ranchos, SO Sonoma State Golden Bears 2019 1.1
3B 1 Kevin McNeill 29 R Neoga Indians Mocking Bird Branch, CH
CF 88 Esmeralda Sanchez 26 S Potosi Dodgers Ojo Amarillo, SO
SS 11 Zlatan Belec 29 L Dobravlje Blue Sox Krn, KR
C 9 Madison O'Keefe 24 R Puck Royals Butts Corner, CH Chattahoochee Tigers 2019 1.3
P Starting Pitcher

Batting Order with the DH:

Pos     #       Name                 Age    Bats  Team                  Birthplace
RF 5 Wilton Jimenez 32 S Beardstown Angels San Miguel, SO
2B 10 Stijn Bolsenbroek 24 S Steendam Brewers Schoondijke, HO Chattahoochee State Seminoles 2019 1.2
1B 12 Szandra Szucsanszki 23 L Los Osos Rangers Hegyhatszentjakab, TD North Chattah. Crimson Tide 2020 1.1
LF 55 Gustavo Mendoza 24 L Amalfi Fortitudo Los Ranchos, SO Sonoma State Golden Bears 2019 1.1
3B 1 Kevin McNeill 29 R Neoga Indians Mocking Bird Branch, CH
DH 2 Tyson Lindsey 32 L Rockingham Grays Beer Bottle Crossing, OK
CF 88 Esmeralda Sanchez 26 S Potosi Dodgers Ojo Amarillo, SO
SS 11 Zlatan Belec 29 L Dobravlje Blue Sox Krn, KR
C 9 Madison O'Keefe 24 R Puck Royals Butts Corner, CH Chattahoochee Tigers 2019 1.3


Pos     #       Name                    Age     Bats    Team                    Birthplace              College                      Draft
C 71 Niko Andrijasevic 27 S Ozorkow Mets Crikvenika, DI
1B 2 Tyson Lindsey 32 L Rockingham Grays Beer Bottle Crossing, OK
3B 24 Garrett Strzelecki 22 R Oglethorpe Red Sox Beaver Crossing, OK Okanogan State Jackrabbits 2021 1.1
SS/2B 15 Britt O'Dowd 25 L Harwich Giants Owltown, CH
SS 13 Keegan McCullough 23 S Beach City Mariners Wiederkehr Village, CH Chattahoochee Tigers 2020 1.2
RF/LF 3 Logan Hamburger 27 R Waddington Cardinals Huntsburg, WA
CF/LF 8 Luca Dzsudzsak 27 S Turakerepes Expos Jaszfelsoszentgyörgy, TD

Extra players

Pos     #       Name                    Age     Hand    Team                    Birthplace              College                      Draft
SP 33 Kyleigh McLaughlin 22 RHP Bloomingburg Tigers Ashton Corners, WA Wabash State Cardinals 2020 1.3
SP 31 Shane Kowalczyk 25 RHP Waddington Cardinals Elk Run Heights, WA
RP 65 Tyler Zastryzny 30 LHP Bloomingburg Tigers Harbor Springs, WA
RP 18 Zoey Kjerstad 22 RHP Turakerepes Expos Old Landing, CH Central Chattah. Razorbacks 2020 1.21
C 14 Ryan Kapstein 25 Bloomingburg Tigers Bay Shore, WA
1B 16 Krunoslav Bogdanovic 33 S San Joaquin Colt .45s Kukljica, DI
2B 74 Jessica McSweeney 22 S Puck Royals Logan Elm Village, WA Wabash State Cardinals 2021 1.3
3B/2/S 29 Ashley Kershaw 32 R Redington Beach Pirates Oglethorpe, CH
SS 6 Edin Zukanovic 30 R Rockingham Grays Kljuc, HZ
RF 25 Kendall Ott 22 R Ozorkow Mets Green Harbor, SG West Wabash Badgers 2020 1.4
LF/CF 61 Bobby Zapata 25 S Beach City Mariners Tularosa, SO
LF 17 Krisztian Szabo 31 R Potosi Dodgers Göd, TD

CH: Chattahoochee
DI: Dalmatia and Istria
KR: Carniola
HO: Hollandia
HZ: Herzegovina
OK: Okanogan
SG: Saguenay
SO: Sonoma
TD: Transdanubia
WA: Wabash

Chattahoochee, Okanogan, Saguenay, Sonoma and Wabash were part of the Southern Democratic States
Dalmatia and Istria, Carniola, Herzegovina and Transdanubia were part of Hrvatska i Prekodunavlje
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Postby Pratapgadh » Thu May 23, 2019 7:41 pm

Pratapgadh National Baseball Team


Manager: Arjun Ghuwalewala
Head Coach: Dilip Gusain
Assistant Coach: Bholanath Bartwal
Pitching Coach: Mohit Nagar
Batting Coach: Chetak Kayan


Pitching Rotation





Batting (Without DH)




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Postby The Greater Nordics » Thu May 23, 2019 8:47 pm

Starting Lineup
Position Name Age Bats/Throws

LF Soren Vang 28 L/L
1B Ludde Knutsen 30 Switch/R
CF Caroline MacWilliam 24 Switch/L
2B Oscar Christiansen 28 L/L
SS Ester Isaksson 29 Switch/L
RF Torsten Eriksson 23 L/L
3B Mats Patriksson 27 L/L
C Sam Nilsson 31 R/R
Pitcher's Spot
The DH if used is Josefine Kron

SP Jon Isaksson 30 L/L
SP Alf Kuiper 29 R/R
SP Erna Wolff 24 L/L
SP Bjorn Karlsson 27 R/R
SP Carl Karstensen 23L/L
RP Amanda Engberg 27 L/L
RP Katharina Dahl 22 R/R
RP Sari Albinsson 24 R/R
Closer Lise Olson 31 L/L
IF Josefine Kron 26 Switch/R
IF Emelie Bergman 23 R/R
IF Johanna Forsberg 22 L/L
C Sonja Jakobsson 25 R/R
C Loke Irving 21 Switch/L
OF Laila Albinsson 26 R/R
OF Andrea Smit 24 L/L*
OF Freyr Hagen 22 Switch/R*

*- World Baseball Classic rookie
Manager: Leif Holt
Pitching Coach: Anca Ahlberg
Hitting Coach: Katriina Johansen
1B Coach: Rudolf Sörensson
3B Coach: Adrian Craig
Bench Coach: Magnus Sander
Team Doctor: Dr. Elisabet Bager
Other information
The home stadium of the Greater Nordics is King Lauritz II stadium. It is a classic style ballpark outside of Copenhagen. It seats 38,000.

My players are aggressive at the plate and on the basepaths. They may be caught stealing because of it but they also steal a lot of bases. They like to swing for the fences on every pitch so they strike out more than most teams but they can also score a lot of runs off of homers.Leif Holt is back as manager after leading the Nordics at the last classic. There has been some retirements from the last group but the positions were filled with players with WBC experience and the team is looking to go far this year. There is only two players in their first WBC so this team has experience.

DH at home: No
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: No, follow the lineup listed
Follow my Pitching Rotation: I dont have a pitching rotation
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes but TG me if it is a big one
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes
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Postby West Phoenicia » Fri May 24, 2019 6:55 am

Team name: Name: The Confederates

Governing Body: West Phoenician Baseball Association
Team Colours: Light Purple, Grey and Orange strip

World Baseball Classic Titles: One
Currently Ranked: 2nd
Highest placing in WBC: 1st place (WBC 44)

Confederates Home Stadium : Emperor Glenton Gryphon-Bush II Stadium
Capacity: 40,000


* Manager: Jacob Prosper
** Head Coach: Julian Pancretè

* Assistant Coach: Raj Pulltana
* Assistant Coach: Eddie Meadows

* Team Physician: Mark English
* Team Dietitian: Dr Melody Cross


* C Ryan Lunger
* 1B Glen Melbourne
* 2B Emanuel Army
* 3B Jack Navy
* SS Kevin Dances
* LF Lukas Towers
* CF Heniel Hewett
* RF Wayne Sorbent
* DH Carson Van Buren


* C Abigail Wittman
* IF Scottie Blues
* IF Anton Narre
* IF Marcus Wu
* IF Calvin Dragg
* IF Thomas Zeal
* OF Ricky Sharma
* OF Gavin Tong
* OF Matt Dukes


* RRHP Mateo Vergas
* LHP Cliff Samuels
* RHP Hieu Phan
* RHP Ashwyn Sid
* LHP Mandeep Singh
* RP David Zealish
* RP Ross Mendez
* RP Barry Parry
* CP Tiger Singh
* CP Pedro Timms


* Ryan Lunger
* Stephen Portland
* Abigail Wittman
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Postby -Anthor- » Fri May 24, 2019 6:18 pm

Anthoran National Baseball Team
"The Thunderheads"

The Thunderheads are returning to play in the 46th World Baseball Classic after missing the 45th, their first miss since their first appearance in the 37th edition, after a number of upheavals and changes, perhaps the most notable being the departure of the Llamaland native Colin Nittledeen, who had spent the last 3 tournaments as the manager; the man had served as his native country's national team manager for three years as well, guiding them to a WBC Finals appearance even and firmly established them as a firm contender, and when the ABL (who is administratively in charge of the national team) hired him on, they did so hoping he could translate his success into also helping build up the Anthoran brand, which at the point of his hiring had spent the last 4 tournaments playing always-bridemaids. He delivered big time in his first season when he managed to navigate the Thunderheads to a quaterfinals appearance, however the success ended their and his last two tournaments the Thunderheads failed to even register a winning record. Due to those failures, ABL League President Irwin Victors let Nittledeen's contract lapse, and the changes didn't end there; Victors also fired hitting coach Oliver Bailey, his assistant, Pitching Coach Jeremy Callahan and his assistant, and a number of other coaching staff, a near complete cleaning of house. League Vice President for International Settings Samson Pearce, the man previously in charge of managing the NT's manager also lost his job, and was replaced with Ian Courtenay, a 51 year old native of northern Anthor who spent a number of years working within the Triad Pro-Am League as a front-office executive and the previous GM for the Bradford Edge, the first champions of the ABL and one of it's most successful teams so far in it's nascent history; Courtenay promised a complete overhaul of the Thunders to make them competitive again and remove any staleness.

The first major change was announcing that due to all the changes, the 45th edition of the World Classic would be skipped to allow for transition time; Aarron Cannon was hired on as the new manager, perhaps the best Anthoran baseball coach that is currently out there. He agreed to manage the Thunder and retain his post as the manager of East Kilbridge, and with his league-best career record of 502-308 and the fact that for the five seasons he's managed Kilbride, they've won 2 titles and only missed the playoffs once it's easy to see why he was selected. The 54-year old native of Silverdale said he was "excited" to begin improving the Thunder, and his roster is very different from the last one the Thunder played under. Shane Woodward is removed from the team entirely after a notable decline at age 31, and he's replaced with the 33-year old Sherboune hurler Travis Killian, who is known for being an consistent, durable starter with one of the lowest WHIP's in the league which will be key in this campaign. Ross Struthers became a free agent more then a season ago and missed all of the last 605 season, remaining an unsigned free agent despite no apparent skill drop (news rumors put his financial demands as the main reason for the holdout) - due to this, Cannon has replaced him with the Bardeny closer Mike Lighell, who despite his age at 33 remains one of the best flamethrowing closers in the DC. The bullpen has also been revamped, and with a change in ABL rules, expanded severely and with the new tools available to him, Cannon is hoping the Thunderheads' typical flaw, their pitching, will have finally been remedied and ready to support their usually high performing offense, which will continue to be held down by three-time league MVP Tony Russell, and sluggers Peter Eaves and Al Fox. Cannon also made one more significant change by getting League permission to designate new home and away uniforms for the Thunderheads, with the nascent one-time used 44th edition jersey gone and replaced with a new home uniform that retains the traditional blue and tan of the team, but also adds a deep maroon while the away jerseys contain a all grey top and maroon pants with blue/grey socks; the same maroon cap with a blue bill is used on both uniforms.

Home Stadium: Marblerose Park (45,600), Summercliff, Anthor
Manager: Aarron Cannon
Bench Coach(Takes over in case of ejection): Sinjin Phillips
Hitting Coach: Sophie Falconer
Pitching Coach: Easton Harmon
Jerseys: Home Away

Starting Pitchers
[RHP] Ben "Snake" Gibson (Sherborne) - #4, Aged 29
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): 26-3, 2.07 ERA, 317 K's, 243 IP *Reigning DC POY
[RHP] Alair Morgan (Warick) - #18, Aged 29
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): 7-5, 2.43 ERA, 131 K's, 115 IP
[RHP] Francis "Melody" Reed (Sherbourne) - #8, Aged 31
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): 19-7, 2.04 ERA, 245 K's, 229.2 IP
[RHP] Travis Killian (Sherbourne) - #42, Aged 28
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): 19-8, 2.02 ERA, 227 K's, 226.2 IP
[RHP] Wayne McDonald (Newark) - #7, Aged 28
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): 15-13, 3.33 ERA, 220 K's, 256 IP

[RHP/CL] John Kelsey (Sherbourne) - #19 , Aged 28
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): 2-0, 43 SV's, 86.4 IP, .80 WHIP, .64 ERA, 12.8 K/9 (120 K's)
[RHP/CL] Mike Lighell - #61 , Aged 33
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): 6-6, 46 SV's, 85.1 IP, 1.05 WHIP, 1.69 ERA, 10.8 K/9 (102 K's)
[RHP/RP] Jude Cooke (Bristol) - Setup #13, Aged 32
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): 2-0, 1 SV's, 77 IP, 10.4 K/9, 2.49 ERA, 0.97 WHIP
[LHP/RP] Elliot Dougherty (Warwick) - Setup #44, Aged 30
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): 1-3, 1 SV's, 57.2 IP, 11.9 K/9(76 K's), .92 WHIP, 1.25 ERA
[RHP/RP] Logan Grange (Nottingham) - Setup/Middle Relief #51, Aged 34
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): 2-1, 18 SV's, 55.1 IP, .69 WHIP, 9.1 K/9(87 K's), .98 ERA
[RHP/RP] Julian Arscott (Warwick)- Mid Reliever #55, Aged 35
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): 3-6, 28 SV's, 77.2 IP, .98 WHIP, 12.6 K/9(109 K's), 1.62 ERA
[RHP/RP] Bryan Richardson (Luton) - Middle Relief #34, Aged 32
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): 5-5, 1 SV's, 54.2 IP, 1.35 WHIP, 14.7 K/9(89 K's), 4.28 ERA
[RHP/RP] Clyde Cherry (Coventry) - Middle Relief #31, Aged 35
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): 2-1, 1 SV's, 60.1 IP, 0.86 WHIP, 9 K/9 (60 K's), 0.90 ERA
[RHP/RP] Steve Millar (East Kilbride) - Long Relief/Stopper #69, Aged 31
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): 12-1, 1 SV's, 74.2 IP, .79 WHIP, 12.7 K/9(105 K's), 1.57 ERA

(R) Brandon Lyr (Wayford) - #54, Aged 27
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .292 AVG, .564 SLG, .917 OPS, 511 AB, 149 H, 32 HR, 99 RBI, 71 R
(R) Jason MacKey (East Kilbride)* - #88, Aged 31
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .233 AVG, .518 SLG, .831 OPS, 494 AB, 115 H, 40 HR, 93 RBI, 74 R

First Base
(R) Peter Eaves (Alnwick)* - #90, Aged 30
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .333 AVG, .640 SLG, 1.035 OPS, 633 AB, 211 H, 49 HR, 122 RBI, 115 R
(R) Eddie Sissons (Hutton) - #19 Aged 26
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .336 AVG, .604 SLG, .474 OBP, 1.078 OPS, 548 AB, 184 H, 33 HR, 87 RBI, 98 R, 126 BB

Second Base
(L) Tony Russell (East Kilbridge) - #31, Aged 37*
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .376 AVG, .548 SLG, 1.040 OPS, 551 AB, 207 H, 18 HR, 79 RBI, 92 R, 59 XBH
(S) Gael "Bronco" Luke (Holywell) - #33, Aged 31
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .340 AVG, .670 SLG, 1.102 OPS, 470 AB, 160 H, 40 HR, 94 RBI, 78 R
(R) Taylor "Slap" Townsend (Bradford) - #2, Aged 36
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .315 AVG, .681 SLG, 1.107 OPS, 492 AB, 155 H, 51 HR, 109 RBI, 115 R

(L/R) Brad "Buck" Green (Sherbourne)- #21, Aged 30
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .336 AVG, .570 SLG, .433 OBP, 589 AB, 198 H, 33 HR, 12 RBI, 96 R, 38 XBH

Third Base
(R) Ryan Hardy (Alnwick) - #11, Aged 35
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .273 AVG, .410 SLG, .377 OBP, 227 AB, 62 H, 7 HR, 21 RBI, 35 R
(R) Bill Jacobs (Buckfast)* - #1, Aged 33
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .303 AVG, .515 SLG, .391 OBP, 585 AB, 177 H, 26 HR, 84 RBI, 87 R, 43 XBH

Left Field
(L) Clive Harness (Plymouth) - #4, Aged 26
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .341 AVG, .590 SLG, .384 OBP, 580 AB, 198 H, 33 HR, 84 RBI, 96 R, 44 XBH
(L) John Kirby (Bournemouth)* - #26, Aged 26
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .330 AVG, .585 SLG, .410 OBP, 610 AB, 201 H, 41 HR, 95 RBI, 106 R, 32 XBH

Center Field
(L) Christopher "Broadway" Rogers (Morecombe)* - #7, Aged 28
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .350 AVG, .772 SLG, .455 OBP, 391 AB, 137 H, 42 HR, 94 RBI, 91 R, 24 SB, 34 XBH
(R) John Neary (Sherborne) - #40, Aged 31
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .335 AVG, .521 SLG, .397 OBP, 641 AB, 215 H, 18 HR, 65 RBI, 115 R, 57 XBH, 62 BB, 24 SB

Right Field
(L) Shane Kennedy (Luton)- #16, Aged 28
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .315 AVG, .480 SLG, .362 OBP, 537 AB, 169 H, 12 HR, 60 RBI, 75 R, 45 XBH
(R) Kyle Patterson (Nottingham) - #17, Aged 36
Last Full Season Stats(Last Season): .272 AVG, .699 SLG, .378 OBP, 541 AB, 147 H, 69 HR, 138 RBI, 117 R, 24 XBH

LF Clive Harness (S)
SS Brad Green (S)
2B Gael Luke (S)
CF Christopher Rogers (L)
3B Ryan Hardy (S)
C Jason MacKey (R)
RF Shane Kennedy (L)
1B Peter Eaves (R)
DH Taylor Townsend (R)

LF Clive Harness (S)
SS Brad Green (S)
2B Tony Russell (L)
CF Christopher Rogers (L)
3B Ryan Hardy (S)
C Bradley Greer (R)
RF Shane Kennedy (L)
1B Peter Eaves (R)
Pitcher's Spot

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Yes
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes (TG first)
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes (TG First)
Eject my players: No
Godmod other events: Yes (TG First)
Use DH at home: Yes
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Postby Abanhfleft » Sat May 25, 2019 12:16 am

Abanhfleft men's national baseball team

No one even cares about baseball in Abanhfleft anymore. (No, not really. It's just everyone's gotten used to the Revolution underperforming so everyone's just set their bars very, very low.)

Name of nation: Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft
Demonym: Fleftic
Team name: Abanhfleft Revolution
Nickname: Revolutionaries (common), Revolters (derogatory)
Official history: This will be Abanhfleft's ninth time participating in the World Baseball Classic. It's also probably the ninth time that they'll disappoint.
Team colors: Blue, orange, and green
Style modifier: +2. Abanhfleft is experimenting with new styles to try and finally get a win in the WBC.

Key: (Shirt number, pitches/bats, age)

1 - Bertram Benedetto (#19, R/R, 26)
2 - Guillermo Rodriguez (#54, S/R, 30)
3 - Sanford Capuano (#95, L/L, 30)
4 - Yakub Petrenko (#13, R/R, 29)
5 - Joffrey Yedlin (#24, S/R, 29)
Long Reliever - Kenton Regner (#44, R/R, 26)
Long Reliever - Dan Lesesne (#66, L/S, 26)
Middle Reliever - Collin Olea (#43, L/L, 28)
Middle Reliever - Patrick Fulver (#46, R/R, 34)
Middle Reliever - Damon Simmer (#42, S/L, 29)
Setup Receiver - Olivier Savanier (#39, L/L, 29)
Closer - Peter Langford (#90, R/R, 28)

Catcher - James Hester (#10, S/R, 31, Starter)
Catcher - Doyle Rotz (#51, R/L, 28)
First Base - Marshall Householder (#88, R/L, 29, Starter)
First Base - Elroy Combs (#5, L/L, 24)
Second Base - Yorge Freyas (#29, R/R, 26, Starter)
Second Base - Jorge Day (#30, L/S, 27)
Third Base - Rhett Ricker (#41, L/L, 27, Starter)
Third Base - Kristopher Hine, (#97, S/R, 25)
Short Stop - Desmond Bo (#00, R/R, 34, Starter)
Short Stop - Ulrika Zimmermann (#49, R/R, 30, female)

Left Fielder - Hashim Khateb Bansamun (#66, R/R, 24, Starter)
Left Fielder - Jerrell Reuter (#62, R/L, 31)
Center Fielder - Peter Offutt (#94, R/R, 31, Starter)
Center Fielder - Arturo Cox (#95, L/L, 32)
Right Fielder - Massimo Verde (#18, L/L, 32, Starter)
Right Fielder - Aedan Soto (#7, L/R, 22)

1 - P. OFFUTT (CF, R)
2 - Y. FREYAS (2B, R)
3 - D. BO (SS, R)
4 - M. VERDE (RF, L)
5 - H. K. BANSAMUN (LF, R)
7 - J. HESTER (C, R)

In the event that a DH is not allowed, the starting pitcher takes the DH's place.

Reheboam Zimmermann was killed in the same terrorist attack that changed forever the lives of those on the national baseball team. Who knows in which direction the new management will take this team?







The Abanhfleft Baseball Federation has announced that it will be using two baseball stadia as venues for the Abanhfleft Revolution's home matches.

Official name: Stadion Memoriam de December 27
Capacity: est. 26,500
Record attendance: 37,084 (Verbergerkinnh Cubs vs. Copper Cuprum Miners; October 5, 2022)
Operators: Verbergerkinnh Cubs

Official name: National Baseball Stadium
Capacity: est. 60,000
Record attendance: 65,233 (Effelenendro Islanders vs. Pilken Blue Sox, 19 October 2022)
Operators: Abanhfleft Baseball Federation, Effelenendro Islanders (for games against big teams)

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes, within reason
Choose my lineup: No, please stick to the starters as much as possible
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes, you must follow it to the letter
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but TG me first
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: No
Godmod other events: Yes, except killing my players or coaching staff, and please TG me before doing this
Use DH at home: Yes
The Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft
Leader: President Rako Novoire

Territories and dependencies:
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Economic Left/Right: -1.72
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.88
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Third place winner in the World Lacrosse Championship XIX
Winner of the Baptism of Iron XVI!
Third place winner in the 33rd Di Bradini Cup!

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Postby Ko-oren » Sat May 25, 2019 3:39 am

Ko-orenite National Baseball Team
野球コ・オレン代表 - Jakyuu Ko-oren Daijhou - Selesson Co-orenensa de Beisbol


AC = Amandine Challengers / AK = Arakura Knights / AW = Aminey Wanderers / ED = Echizen Dragons / FW = Ferrovente Whales / IA = Intermare Admirals / KE = Katashi Generals / KA = Katashi Giants / NS = Nitoya Silvers / SQ = Suvira Quarry / ST = Santa Teresa Stars / TD = Teragaseki Dynamo

SP = Starting pitcher / MP = Middle relief pitcher / 8P = Set-up man / CP = Closer

Name (Age) Team Handedness Position

Starting (by batting order):
Dodo Ritsushima (30) KA R SS
Jasuviro Esumi (28) KE R CF
Roibén Peredo (31) ST L LF
Sabino Lema (30) ST R 3B
Joshinobu Vamada (26) KE L RF
Oscar Viera (24) FW R 2B
Tevi Kagulazaka (29) ED L C
Ré Fouquet (30) ED L 1B

Simon Gray (29) AW R SS
Henrique Toca (32) SQ R 2B
Papa Girard (28) AK L 3B

Ano Makkinga (28) IA R CF
Mason Bennett (25) AW R LF
Ryoma Okino (30) TD R CF

Juan Berganza (28) ST L C

Kasper Brands (35) AW R SP
Gus Gavreau (31) AW L SP
Senzo Utada (31) TD R SP
Suta Akija (26) KA L SP
Suno Matsuda (25) SQ L SP

Distehonan Lambirthingun (24) IA R MP
Roman Sotolongo (30) ST R MP
Tacaro Cevocalu (27) IA R MP
Moises Carballar (31) FW L MP

Habi Hoga (27) KA R 8P
Koyo Igarashi (24) SQ L 8P

Virovaru Janagimoto (24) AC R CP
Varunobu Ozawa (27) AK L CP
Montaro Wakajoshi (21) ST R CP

Notes on the team
The selectors have had a huge challenge in selecting good players while also taking into account their (team's) form and their individual handedness. The players on the teams that finished atop the league last season aren't exactly the same as the players with the best individual statistics and measurables. Also, there are many good right-handed players while the great lefties from WBC 45 have retired. Add the pressure from having won the last WBC, and there are a lot of factors suggesting that the Greenblues cannot repeat their feat.

Whatever happens, it shouldn't be the fault of the catchers, Kagulazaka or Berganza. They remain incredible players that are the most dependable players in probably the entire domestic league, any position. Esumi should add some much-needed speed in the batting order, which is one of few issues carrying over from the previous Classic. Generally, players are selected for their defensive prowess first, and attacking speed/power/hitting ability second. That said, there is far more of an offensive focus on this team than on previous teams, as Ko-oren generally had trouble outscoring their opponents in games where they couldn't keep their opponents under 2-5 runs.

Brands and Gavreau play on the same team - and probably that is why the Aminey Wanderers finished so high. Brands and Itada are the marquee pitchers, and could be saved up for a bigger match on a later day, forcing Gavreau, Utada or Matsuda to pitch twice in 3-4 games. With the lack of left-handed relievers, expect Igarashi to be subbed in earlier than his 8th-inning-status might suggest. Carballar is very inexperienced and really does not meet the quality of Lambirthingun, Sotolongo or Cevocalu. Sotolongo and Cevocalu especially, are excellent relievers who have been a huge part of the WBC 45 championship-winning team. For closers, Janagimoto and Ozawa should appear most often, with Wakajoshi's selection coming down to his promising talents.

The championship-winning club team are the Amandine Challengers (AC). The Santa Teresa Stars came second (ST) and the Aminey Wanderers surprisingly took third (AW).

RP Permissions
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Yes
Follow my pitching rotation: Not necessarily
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Yes
Godmod other events: No
Use DH at home: No
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Postby Cassadaigua » Sun May 26, 2019 6:45 am

Team Cassadaigua
Official Roster for World Baseball Classic 46

Home Stadium is the 70,000+ seat Dagan Airways Stadium in Concord Heights

DH: No
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: It is posted here.
Follow my Pitching Rotation: It is posted here.
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Yes only if you make it exciting!
Godmod other events: Yes as long as no one dies or is seriously hurt.

Coach- Maddie Polanco- 6th Classic with Cassadaigua, Bench Coach of Super-Llamaland's WBC 40 Championship squad among other accolades with Super-Llamaland, and led Cassadaigua to the semis in each of WBC 41 and 42.

Starting Rotation (Stats in the last Cassadagan season included)
SP- #38- Katia Tavarez, 28, LHP (22-6, 2.25 ERA, 246 K's)
SP- #52- Lauren Sutter, 28, LHP (20-7, 2.41 ERA, 213 K’s)
SP- #32- Samantha Owens, 26, RHP (21-5, 2.21 ERA, 233 K’s)
SP- #23- Kayla Mason, 24, RHP (20-7, 2.31 ERA, 208 K’s)*
SP- #27- Desiree Plummer, 23, LHP (19-5, 2.22 ERA, 218 K’s)*

RP- #39- Meghan Townsend, 27, RHP, Anytime Relief
RP- #26- Amanda Freeman, 33, LHP, Anytime Relief
RP- #37- Sandra Quinones, 27, LHP, Long Relief
RP- #35- Claudia Van Larsen, 31, RHP, Long Relief
RP- #34- Tara McGuinness, 25, LHP, Short Relief
RP- #36- Elizabeth Chapman, 32, RHP, Short Relief
RP- #41- Roxanne Gomez, 26, Set-up Reliever
CP- #45- Rachel Sauter, 33, RHP, Closer

Here is our lineup with the players stats from the most recently completed season in Cassadaigua. All players are switch hitters, you don’t get to this level in Cassadaigua without having that ability.

1) #13- Jenna Bailey- CF, 32 (.332, 9 HR, 67 RBI, 97 SB)
2) #11- Julie Sherman- SS, 31 (.305, 8 HR, 70 RBI, 28 SB)
3) #29- Macy Hamel- 3B, 22 (.277, 42 HR, 125 RBI, 1 SB)*
4) #17- Cassie Daniels- 2B, 28 (.337, 33 HR, 111 RBI, 36 SB)
5) #28- Taylor Bryant- LF, 29 (.334, 31 HR, 102 RBI, 49 SB)
6) #21- Jordyn Prosser- 1B, 27 (.316, 25 HR, 93 RBI, 8 SB)
7) #24- Danielle Trufant- C, 28 (.287, 22 HR, 90 RBI, 1 SB)
8) #14- Rachel Adams- RF, 29 (.265, 20 HR, 85 RBI, 7 SB)
9) Pitcher

#31- Eliza McReynolds- C, 26
#20- Natalie Shattuck- 1B/3B, 27*
#2- Brianne Salvador- 2B/SS, 25*
#9- Katrina Pavlovsky- OF, 25*
#10- Avery Kallner- OF, 23*
#16- Chelsea Barrett- Any but C, 26

* = WBC Rookie
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(Motorsports, college basketball, and volleyball, too)

Specific Titles: World Cup 50, 51; WBC 14, 16, & 19; WB 8 & 22; WCOH 11; IBC 13.
Also: CoH 39; Swamp Soccer 4, WVE (Vball) 6; NSCAA 3, 5 & 9; NSSCRA 7
Runner Up: CoH 40, WB 21, WcoH 8, IBC 12, WBC 13 & 15, DBC 21
WC Qualified for: 45, 46, 49-61, 67, 79 (DNP WC 69-77).
Games of the XIII Summer Olympiad: Second Most Medals
Hosted: World Cup 54 & 67; CoH 57 & 73, BoF 47, CR 30, WB 16, WBC 18, 26, 40, 43 & 45, Conferences within NSCAA 4, 5 & NSCH 1; WLC 7 & 30.

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Postby The Aurian Plains » Mon May 27, 2019 12:40 pm

The Aurian Plains Baseball Confederation (APBC) has elected for the first time in our nation's history to name a roster to the World Baseball Classic. It was a tough choice with several who did not make the cut who easily could have. The APBC has been in existence for the past 20 years and seen a handful of stars come and go, such as Hall of Fame inductees Bryce Terwiliger, who leads all-time in home runs with 599, though was sadly injured and unable to pick up that nice, round 600th, or pitcher Ezekiel Gallagher, the ace who pitched 223 2/3 innings in one season with a 1.43 ERA, unmatched to this day, and is third all-time in strikeouts with 3,843.

Team Profile
Nickname: Golden Foxes
Manager: Richie Firenza
Batting Coach: Caleb Calder
Pitching Coach: Forrest Hughes

Home Stadium: Derrick Dome (seats 45,000), home of the APBC champion Boomtown Slickers






Leadoff hitter Nolan Parenko set a new APBC season record with 75 stolen bases this past season, shattering the previous record of 62 by Greg Yurenthal 13 seasons prior. Enrique Esparza also set a new season record with 58 home runs, edging Mark Gaston's 57 mark from 12 years ago. Harold Schneider also provides solid power, helping keep a big slugger in the lineup regardless of whether or not they may use a DH.

In the pitching staff, Izaya Enumota leads the way as the first-ever APBC starting pitcher with at least 150 innings pitched to register an ERA below 2, narrowly earning it in his final start of the regular season against West Aurian Plains. Swift Flats would, unfortunately, not quite have the talent to advance past the Commission Quarterfinals, dropping the series in five to Sherwood. Weston Fletcher was the longest-served this season, narrowly missing on being the first 200-inning pitcher in APBC history, though nonetheless proving why he is Vulpes Rivers' ace.

Yellow City and Boomtown met in the Commission Finals, and the Slickers upended the heavily-favored, well-represented Dillas in seven games for the franchise's first championship on the back of clutch closing from Elmo Ryerson. During the regular season, Karl Jagersen became the first bullpen pitcher to notch 100 strikeouts in a season, helping to buoy the Cowboys to a postseason berth, though they were swept out of the Quarterfinals by Yellow City as their bats went flat.

Uniforms WIP

Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Yes, though starters are preferred unless something has happened
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes (exception: in elimination games, all bets are off! Resume if eliminated before the group stage ends.)
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: You may say they were injured
Godmod injuries to my players: You may say it took them out of the game (I'd prefer to decide long-term consequences)
Eject my players: Yes
Godmod other events: No severe injuries or fatalities
Use DH at home: Yes (use DH whenever allowed)
Other: Runners on first base are aggressive about stealing second, taking slightly liberal leads on the basepath. Runners on second like to keep the pitcher honest, though they will rarely try to go for third unless their coach signals them explicitly to hold or go. Batters go for contact first, save for the cleanup, who goes for the fences. Pitchers tend to favor offspeed and movement over heat, though all have at least a decent four-seamer in their back pocket for an element of surprise.
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Postby Newmanistan » Mon May 27, 2019 4:13 pm

The following will be the groups for the WBC 46

Groups 1-3 Scorinated by Newmanistan
Groups 4-6 Scorinated by The Sherpa Empire

Group 1:
Liventia (13)
The Sherpa Empire (5)
Lisander (27)
Saintland (44)
The Holy Athonite State (UR)
Vangaziland (12)

Group 2:
Free Republics (4)
Oscioru (23)
Trastamar (UR)
Tierra de Castro (16)
Hampton Island (9)
Hapilopper (UR)

Group 3:
Lycrabon (11)
Drawkland (17)
Cassadaigua (3)
St Saratoga (36)
Tornado Queendom (UR)
Cosumar (24)

Group 4:
Ethane (10)
Devonta (77)
Newmanistan (1)
Scootalove City (19)
The Greater Nordics (25)
Ancherion (UR)

Group 5:
Schiltzberg (8)
Ko-oren (6)
Pratapgadh (UR)
Banija (21)
Anthor (46)
Abanhfleft (15)

Group 6:
Equestrian States (20)
West Phoenicia (2)
Alpine Union (14)
The Aurian Plains (UR)
Xanneria (49)
Nova Anglicana (7)

See the second post of the thread for more detail, and the full schedule.
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CHAMPIONSHIPS: DBC 4; 27th BoF; CoH 34, 36, & 37; Oxen Cup 12; WBC 10, 12, 15, 17, 41, & 43; IBC 4 & 5; WLC 1
Runner Up: DBC 5 & 6; Oxen Cup 6; WBC 7,9 11, & 14; IBC 1; WB 4, 6 & 34; WLC 2 & 3
World Cups qualified for: 46, 48 (R of 16), 49, 50, 54
Hosted: WORLD CUP 49, WB 1, 2, & 5; WBC 8, 11, 14, 19, & 38; CoH 33, 35, & 39; WLC 2, 4 & 5; WCoH 10, IBC 24, NSSCRA, Horse Racing

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Postby Hapilopper » Mon May 27, 2019 6:46 pm

The Hapilopper National Baseball Team clubhouse, Capital Stadium, Hapilopper City
The day of the group draw, 11:15 AM local time

All things considered, the mood in the HNBT clubhouse was rather quiet. A lot of the HNBT players knew each other, either from teaming with each other or playing against each other in the National League of Hapilopper, so not a lot of introductions were necessary. Instead of introducing each other, players acknowledged each other - well, most of them, and made themselves home in the clubhouse.

Calvin Ware, the moody middle-reliever, opened up a copy of the local newspaper at his locker, while sternly eyeing Jerome Hayden, the team's starting shortstop. Hayden was sitting at a couch with Milford "Mill" Gibbs and Dayton Rowe, watching some "H-Sports Now," the country's leading sports news show. Ware was hoping Hayden wouldn't come over and strike up a conversation with him, considering the last time the two encountered one another, they were throwing punches at each other at Metropolitan Stadium in Washington last September.

Over at a table, three players from the HC Nationals, Terry Blanchard, Leroy Hunnisett and Levi Berry were holding a rather serious conversation over lunch. The conversation centered around any possible confrontation with other players, especially after manager Carl Gardner told players, individually, that any past conflicts with each other could not impact their ability to team with each other, or the players would be removed from the team without any warning.

Translation: "Bury the hatchet or we'll bury you."

"I don't know if I really want to talk to Charlton. That jackass probably still harbors a grudge against us," Blanchard said about Charlton Forest, the ace of the HNBT pitching staff.

Last summer, Blanchard hit a towering home run at River Park in Kingsland, and stopped to admire his handiwork, before strolling around the bases. In response, Forest threw a fastball at the head of the next batter, Hunnisett, who gestured to Forest, almost as if to say, "What did I ever do to you?" Forest responded by screaming at the batter, who charged the mound. The ensuing brawl took around a half-hour to break up, and was considered one of the ugliest sights in NLH history. It was also the most recent time Forest had seen either Hunnisett or Blanchard.

"Listen, both of you pretty much have to man up, talk to him, try to smooth over your issues and get on with it," Levi said. "There's a bunch of reserve players named. They'll replace you with one of the reserves and you won't get another chance. We have to be a united front. Remember what Carl said? There's no two ways about it."

Just then, Forest and catcher Mo Beverly walked into the clubhouse, having come back from practice in the bullpen. Forest, with his long dark hair, five o'clock shadow, and lit cigarette in his mouth. Yes, we know the clubhouse was a no-smoking zone, but when Gardner reminded Forest of this rule earlier in the morning, Forest hurled a fastball at Gardner's head. Fortunately, he ducked, but the ball blasted right through one of the clubhouse televisions, knocking it from its mounts and on the ground. Gardner decided to give Forest that one concession.

Berry, Hunnisett and Blanchard looked over to the entrance of the clubhouse to see Forest walking right to them, pointing to Leroy and Terry. "I need to talk to both of you," Charlton said with a very serious tone in his voice. "We need to clear the air."

"You eaten yet? Get some food over there and join us," Levi said. "We do need to talk."

After grabbing a full plate of food, Charlton sat at the table, put out what was left of his cigarette and addressed his two rivals directly.

"Listen. You two may not like me, and frankly I'd believe the feeling is mutual," Forest said. "But if we're going to get anywhere in this tournament, we need to put those feelings behind us. OK? If we're going to get past the group stage, at the very least, we need to let go of any personal feelings we have."

Hunnisett and Blanchard looked at Forest with a cold expression. It wasn't going to end that easily.

"So, you think I'm just going to forget the fact you tried to throw one at my head?" Hunnisett said, visibly angry. "Why should I forgive you for that? Why should I forget what you did? It's not that simple, and you're not going to get out of that so easy."

"I'm not asking you to forgive me," Charlton said. "We don't have to hang out after the games, we don't have to get drinks after the game, and we don't have to go get cigars after the game together. What I am asking, however, is we work together while we're here. We work to win the ball games. We're going to be out at the group stage if we keep holding this dumbass grudge. Let's put Hapilopper ahead of our own damned egos and win it for them. Win it for all of us."

Blanchard was about to get up but quickly realized Gardner had come out of his office. It turned out he was listening to Forest's plea for teamwork. Berry shot Blanchard a deadly stare, which pretty much told him to sit back down. Meanwhile, Hunnisett was still cold.

"How about YOU put Hapilopper over your own interests!" Hunnisett shouted, not believing Forest's plea was genuine. "How about you not act all offended when someone tells you what to do? How about you not try to kill our manager when he tells you to not smoke in the damned clubhouse? If we're going to listen to you, how about you do what you tell us to do. I don't want to have to come in here and smell some damned cigarette because you had to light up! You want us to be a part of the team? YOU DO THE SAME."

Forest sat back in his chair, contemplated Hunnisett's plea and nodded his head, before turning to look at what had been a growing crowd around the table. Ware and Hayden, another duo of players who didn't like each other, were standing on opposite sides of the table, staring at each other.

"It's a deal," Forest said, looking Hunnisett square in the eye. "We're going to win these ballgames, no matter what. Frankly, I think that should go for each of us."

Forest looked at Ware, then at Hayden, who broke their cold stares to look down at the team's ace. "That goes for both of you too. If we're not a united front, we're screwed. We need to learn to coexist together. Period."

"Damn straight," replied Blanchard. He nodded his head, smiled and looked around to see the crowd. "Damn straight. WE'RE GOING TO WIN THIS WHOLE THING!!"

Forest cracked a huge smile at Blanchard's enthusiasm, shook hands with his three new teammates and gave a loud whoop. At this point, the entire team started shouting with the intensity of a jailbreak. The Hapilopper National Baseball Team was a united front. Blanchard's promise didn't look like it would hold true, but the team was going to whatever it took to fulfill that promise. It was Hapilopper vs. the World.

They would need to be a united front. Their first game would be against the #4-ranked team in the world, Free Republics.
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Postby Tornado Queendom » Mon May 27, 2019 7:40 pm

Pyrotechnics go off at the Cyclone Arena, with the commentators testing the league shouting this.
"Explosion! Contusion! Concussion!"
Tornado Molly then holds a political rally, and announces the following (this is a shortened version of the speech).
"I know this show will be too extreme for some, but hear me out. This is due to the Tornado Queendom's tendency to get edgy, and we do so a lot. We will also stop the Anti-Fairy Pact with some propaganda, as long as we stay together."
Metallica then performs the Tornado Queendom Anthem, in full with lyrics.
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Postby The Sherpa Empire » Mon May 27, 2019 9:50 pm

Baseball is one of the few sports that is popular throughout all parts of the Sherpa Empire, across different regions, ethnic groups, and social classes. This year's national team roster is brought to you by the letter "Q" with veteran shortstop Qiu returning for the first time since WBC 42, and young talents Qu, Qiao, and Qiang making their WBC debuts. There has been a lot of turn-over this year, and this is the youngest team that has ever represented the Sherpa Empire at the World Baseball Classic, but it remains to be seen whether their youth will be an asset or a weakness.

Sherpa National Baseball Team Roster

C: Pei Tan (Fuzhou Bats)
C: Pratesh Hodivala (Delhi Rajas)
1B: Nawang Gurung (Righteous Bay Lions -- North Prarie)
2B: Yawei Qu (Hangzhou Brewers)
3B: Tandi Ojha (Islamabad Snow Leopards)
SS: Jianhou Qiu (Changsha Turtles)
IF: Debashish of Gorkhaland (Khumbu Icefall Doctors) -- This is the same player that has appeared as "Debashish Morrison" in previous WBCs. He got adopted into a noble family and traded to Khumbu.
IF: Usha Chawa (Lhasa Lamas)
IF: Yangzhi Yi (Nanjing Mandarins)
LF: Wangchu Namkha Qiang (Darjeeling Green Sox)
RF: Kusang Banerjee (Bengal Tigers)
CF: Tianling Qiao (Guilin Pangolins)
OF: Zhiku Tsongba Sherpa (Jaipur Jewelers)
OF: Changmin Le (Chengdu Pandas)

Starting Rotation:
Kami Akunjee (Khumbu Icefall Doctors)
Mingma Al Ali (Jaipur Jewelers)
Tsheri Pham (Guangzhou Pirates)
Jian Zhang (Guiyang Grasshoppers)
Kaji Thepgumpanat (Kunming Dragons)

Kaixiang Chang (Hangzhou Brewers)
Karan Sangakkar (Darjeeling Green Sox)
Luochong Zhuang (Hangzhou Brewers)
Tsewang Akbar (Chengdu Pandas)
Gyurme Hammad (Guiyang Grasshoppers)
Lakpa Fang (closer, Guilin Pangolins)

Coaches: Phurwa Thapa, Apa Shah, Nuru Odiya, Finjhok Chang

Manager: Sarang Oli

Normal Batting Order

1. Qiu
2. Ojha
3. Qu
4. Qiao
5. Qiang
6. Banerjee
7. Gurung
8. Tan
9. Pitcher's slot

Batting Order With DH

1. Qiu
2. Ojha
3. Qu
4. Qiao
5. Qiang
6. Le
7. Banerjee
8. Gurung
9. Tan

Stadia for Group Stage Home Games

Chengdu Sports Centre
Capacity 42,000, located in Chengdu, Sichuan Territory.
This stadium is known for the colorful Chinese opera skits during the 7th inning stretch.
MD2 vs. Liventia, MD 15 vs. Saintland, MD 16 vs. Holy Anthonite State, MD 28 vs. Vangaziland, MD 29 vs. Lisander

Seven Star Stadium
Capacity 27,322, located in Guilin, Guangxi Territory.
A cozy ballpark in one of the Empire's most scenic cities. The outfield has elegant stonework and a view of the surrounding mountains. (Note for Vangazi baseball fans that also like NSSCRA: Li River Speedway is not close to Seven Star Stadium or the city center.)
MD 5 vs. Saintland, MD 6 vs. Holy Athonite State, MD 18 vs. Vangaziland, MD 19 vs. Lisander

Chokpori Stadium
Capacity 29,000, located in Lhasa, Tibet.
Despite having a large outfield, this is still a hitter's park because of the high altitude -- around 3800m (12,400ft) above sea level. The architecture is very pretty with gold tile roofs.
MD 8 vs. Vangaziland, MD 9 vs. Lisander, MD 22 vs. Liventia

Queen of the Hills Sports Complex
Capacity 37,300, located in Darjeeling, Gorkhaland.
This one of the smaller ballparks in the Empire, but its cozy feel, quaint brick work, and the pretty landscaping around the park are beloved by the fans. There are also other activities like mini-golf nearby if fans want something to do before the game. It has a short outfield, though the outfield wall is relatively tall and it's somewhat common for balls to bounce off instead of going out. Elevation 2,042m (6700ft) above sea level.
MD 12 vs. Liventia, MD 25 vs. Saintland, MD 26 vs. Holy Anthonite State

RP Permissions
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: You can put in bench players, or make minor changes to the batting order, but don't do anything overly weird please.
Follow my pitching rotation: Follow the rotation in my roster or what I said in my RPs.
Godmod scoring events: As long as the events are relatively realistic
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but let me determine severity
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Don't have wild brawls every game, but an ejection here or there is OK
Godmod other events: TG for permission
Use DH at home: What's a DH? (That means no.)
Other: My team is fairly conservative when it comes to baserunning, so I wouldn't expect a lot of amazing steals or a lot of people caught stealing. Most people in the Sherpa Empire don't speak good English, so keep that in mind if anyone tries to talk to them.
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Postby Free Republics » Tue May 28, 2019 6:46 am

Free Republics National Baseball Team

Manager - Kyle Thomas
Assistant Manager - Fitz Dupont
Bench Coach - Joseph Martensson
Batting Coach - Geoffrey Amato
Pitching Coach - Aimone Cremonesi
1st Base Coach - Blaze Kaminski
3rd Base Coach - Salomon Castro
Bullpen Coach - Yuusuke Heida
Colors: Blue and White
Demonym: Republican
Trigram: FFR


League Key

ABF - Acedonian Baseball Federation (Acedonia)
ENBL - Newmanistan Baseball League (Newmanistan)
IBL - Iodara Baseball League (Free Republics)
JBL - Jolarus Baseball League (Free Republics)
RABL - Republic of Amolotopia Baseball League (Free Republics)
RCAA - Republican Collegiate Athletic Association (Free Republics)
SPBAA - Shostistan Professional Baseball Players Association (Free Republics)
TPB - Taiyou Pro Baseball (Noburu Taiyou)
XBL - X Baseball League (Free Republics)
YBL - Yorkoba Baseball League (Free Republics)


Slot #   Name                  Bats Throws Age  Club Team (League)                Selected Stats
1 88 "Wild" Ralph Fiedler R R 22 South Charlotte Condors (ENBL) 16-9, 211 K, 88 BB*
2 72 Taryn Russell R R 25 Oldston Arsonists (XBL) 18-9, 2.28 ERA, 194 K, 17 BB
3 42 Gioacchino Arcuri R L 26 Mortonsville Monsters (XBL) 18-7, 2.31 ERA, 264 K, 42 BB
4 19 Zac Gatehouse R R 29 New City Time Bombs (XBL) 17-10, 2.44 ERA, 155 K, 23 BB
5 47 Ming Hsing R R 23 Petrograd Greed (XBL) 15-11, 2.93 ERA, 243 K, 30 BB, 213.2 IP

*Age 19 season (which is the most recent season that I'm aware of)


Role #    Name                  Bats Throws Age  Club Team (League)                Selected Stats
CL 91 Kiyosumi Takeuchi L L 25 Tohoko Giants (TPB) 11-1, 57 SV, 1.05 ERA, 122 K, 82.2 IP
SU 28 Mario Rothschild R R 35 Albertope Forsakers (XBL) 31 SV, 2.38 ERA, 45 K, 37 IP
SU 11 Luana Cremonesi R R 20 Nejax Horns (RCAA) 3-0, 19 SV, 0.15 ERA
MR 21 Kacie Munro L L 27 Republica Vipers (XBL) 11-4, 2.46 ERA, 125 K, 94.1 IP
MR 34 Avdei Kazantsev R R 32 Latroit Ligers (YBL) 5-1, 2.37 ERA, 19 K, 46 IP
MR 74 Ecio Saucedo R R 28 Borotia Riflemen (IBL) 10-3, 1.25 ERA, 54 SV, 77 K, 74 IP
LR 16 Rhys McIntyre R R 22 Republica Patriots (RCAA) 11-0, 0.67 ERA, 127 K, 4 BB, 98.2 IP
LR 31 Sheamus O'Connor R R 31 Reco Purple Sox (JBL) 17-7, 2.46 ERA, 233 K
LR 23 Namo Busque R L 33 New City Time Bombs (XBL) 18-11, 3.88 ERA, 221 K

Starting Lineup (listed in order)

POS  #    Name                  Bats Throws Age  Club Team (League)                Selected Stats
CF 89 Ferrau Bergeron R R 27 Baseton Bullies (XBL) .331 AVG, 17 HR, 91 SB, .454 OBP
2B 43 Ethan Joyner S R 26 Mortonsville Monsters (XBL) .292 AVG, 28 HR, 27 SB
SS 20 Honomi Kamei R R 25 Republica Vipers (XBL) .421 AVG, 29 HR, 47 SB, 41 2B, 25 3B, .436 OBP, 11 K
1B 33 Oskar Bjorgum L L 26 Petrograd Greed (XBL) .327 AVG, 53 HR, 4 SB, 110 K, 527 AB
3B 7 Hollie Rogers S R 21 Baseton Bullies (XBL) .341 AVG, 32 HR, 38 SB, 78 K
DH 4 Nicholas Fisher S R 36 New City Time Bombs (XBL) .259 AVG, 43 HR, 1 SB, .379 OBP
C 40 Teresa Mrazova R R 24 New City Time Bombs (XBL) .272 AVG, 36 HR, 13 SB, 39.6% caught stealing percentage
LF 3 Evelin Norberg L L 27 Petrograd Greed (XBL) .314 AVG, 43 HR, 19 SB
RF 1 Philipp Schmitz R R 22 Shottsburg Sharpshooters (SPBAA) .404 AVG, 7 HR, 133 SB, 51 2B, 34 3B

NOTE: Ethan Joyner was injured against Oscioru on MD27. He has been replaced by Sarah Fuerst who will bat 2nd in the Republican starting lineup from MD28 onward.

2B   69   Sarah Fuerst           R     R    18   Republica Patriots (RCAA)         .446 AVG, 13 2B, 5 3B, 3 HR, 31 SB


POS  #    Name                  Bats Throws Age  Club Team (League)                Selected Stats
C 13 Brock Shield S R 29 Republica Vipers (XBL) .261 AVG, 31 HR, .362 OBP, 36.5% caught stealing percentage, 183 K
C 12 Jayden Riley S R 33 Oldston Arsonists (XBL) .237 AVG, 1 HR, 0 SB, 46.4% caught stealing percentage
CRN 24 Alexander Capon L R 29 Bees (ABF) .333 AVG, 63 HR, 5 SB, 121 K
MID 27 Harald Amundsen R R 21 Nejax Republic Cowboys (RCAA) .488 AVG, 21 HR, 19 SB
OF 90 Randy Baran L L 33 Toakameau Degenerates (XBL) .307 AVG, 29 HR, 14 SB, 26 assists
OF 78 J.L. Longoria S L 31 Tohoko Giants (TPB) .288 AVG, 13 HR, 44 2B, 12 3B, 42 SB, .402 OBP
UT 64 Julie Brodeur S R 27 Petrograd Greed (XBL) .313 AVG, 21 HR, 31 SB, 24 2B, 7 positions played
PR 77 Rene Jager R R 25 Republica Vipers (XBL) 64 SB, 7 CS, 78 R, 0 AB, Games of XIII Olympiad Gold Medalist in Men's 100 m Dash


MD3 vs Trastamur

Stadium: Family Farmers Field
Stadium Location: Mortonsville, Exastrium
Stadium Capacity: 37,809
Distance to Walls: 313 to left, 289 to right, 413 to center
Stadium Surface: Grass

MD5 vs Hampton Island

Stadium: General Milani Park
Stadium Location: East Point, Orlandiana
Stadium Capacity: 51,789
Distance to Walls: 325 to left, 323 to right, 380 to left-center, 377 to right-center, 407 to center
Stadium Surface: Grass

MD6 vs Hapilopper

Stadium: Conway Park
Stadium Location: Lambridge, Taxachusetts Charter Society
Stadium Capacity: 37,499
Distance to Walls: 310 to left (Brick Monster: 40 feet high), 379 to deep-left center, 390 to center, 420 to deep-right center, 390 to right center, 302 to right
Stadium Surface: Grass

MD7 vs Oscioru

Stadium: Nicholls Air Park
Stadium Location: Baseton, Amolotopia
Stadium Capacity: 47,321
Distance to Walls: 329 to left, 298 to right, 404 to center
Stadium Surface: Grass

MD9 vs Tierra de Castro

Stadium: National Organization for Men Stadium
Stadium Location: Estonopolis, Keronoma
Stadium Capacity: 58,534
Distance to Walls: 335 to left and right, 408 to center
Stadium Surface: Artificial Turf

MD13 vs Trastamur

Stadium: RepublicSoft Stadium
Stadium Location: New City, Orlandiana
Stadium Capacity: 42,282
Distance to Walls: 341 to left and right, 421 to center
Stadium Surface: Grass

MD15 vs Hampton Island

Stadium: MingleDome
Stadium Location: Latroit, Yorkoba
Stadium Capacity: 73,203
Distance to Walls: 330 to left and right, 400 to center
Stadium Surface: RepuliTurf

MD16 vs Hapilopper

Stadium: Island Park
Stadium Location: Toakameau, Falatulu
Stadium Capacity: 51,882
Distance to Walls: 321 to left, 323 to right, 393 to center
Stadium Surface: Grass

MD17 vs Oscioru

Stadium: Miktondo Flip Park
Stadium Location: Borotia, Iodara
Stadium Capacity: 53,886
Distance to Walls: 283 to left, 324 to right, 462 to center
Stadium Surface: Grass

MD19 vs Tierra de Castro

Stadium: HawkDome
Stadium Location: Ostorak, Esparioka
Stadium Capacity: 37,777
Distance to Walls: 330 feet to left, 385 feet to left center, 400 feet to center, 375 feet to right center, 310 feet to right
Stadium Surface: Turf

MD23 vs Trastamur

Stadium: Federation Post Park
Stadium Location: Shottsburg, Shostistan
Stadium Capacity: 53,201
Distance to Walls: 308 to left, 312 to right, 388 to center
Stadium Surface: Grass

MD25 vs Hampton Island

Stadium: Horn Field
Stadium Location: Goldberg, Nejax
Stadium Capacity: 84,201
Distance to Walls: 346 feet to left and right, 419 to left-center and right-center, 444 to center
Stadium Surface: Grass

MD26 vs Hapilopper

Stadium: BearOil Park
Stadium Location: Petrograd, Plymouth
Stadium Capacity: 48,505
Distance to Walls: 299 to left and right, 399 to center
Stadium Surface: BearGrass

MD27 vs Oscioru

Stadium: Memorial Park
Stadium Location: Republica, Republica District
Stadium Capacity: 51,378
Distance to Walls: 330 feet to left and right, 408 to center
Stadium Surface: RepubliTurf

MD29 vs Tierra de Castro

Stadium: Johnston Marijuana Park
Stadium Location: Riverton, South Lakota
Stadium Capacity: 47,321
Distance to Walls: 324 feet to left, 396 feet to center, 319 feet to right
Stadium Surface: Grass


After an embarrassing failure to even make the playoffs on home soil at WBC 42, the Republican National Baseball Team was completely revamped going into WBC 43. Republican National Baseball, LLC fired the entire coaching staff and carried on an extensive search to find a new manager. Eventually, they settled upon Kyle Thomas as the new manager. Thomas hired a completely new coaching staff, including former national team pitcher Aimone Cremonesi as the new pitching coach. The new coaching staff carried out an extensive scouting expedition to build a new team, eventually settling on a roster of 30, which was significantly smaller than previous Republican National Team rosters.

For the first time, the Free Republics sent a mixed-gender team to that WBC and the new women players made significant contributions to the team. The first woman selected to the team was Luana Cremonesi, the niece of the pitching coach. As a freshman, she won the closer job for the Nejax Horns, one of the elite college teams in the Free Republics and helped lead the team to a national championship by being virtually unhittable all season long. Honomi Kamei and Hollie Rogers started at shortstop and 3rd base, respectively. Kamei was the sole bright spot on a terrible Republica Vipers team, putting up numbers that would have likely won the MVP award on a better team. Hollie Rogers was the reigning RABL MVP after leading the Barkersville Titans to a surprise pennant (she has since won a second consecutive RABL MVP and led the Titans to another pennant). Teresa Mrazova's handling of the New City Time Bombs pitching staff was a major reason why the Time Bombs had won the XBL pennant, which won her a 3rd place finish in XBL Rookie of the Year voting. She served as Zac Gatehouse's personal catcher but otherwise backed up Brock Shield. Evelin Norberg and Julie Brodeur played key roles on a Petrograd Greed team that led the XBL in scoring but failed to repeat due to the implosion of their starting pitchers. Brodeur could fill in at any position in the event that a player is hurt or needs rest.

Kamei emerged as arguably the best player in the world with a dominant performance in WBC 43 and took another giant leap forward during the XBL season that saw her voted the unanimous MVP as she led a much better Republica Vipers team, including new signing Brock Shield, to a respectable 4th place finish. Kyle Thomas named Teresa Mrazova as the starting catcher for WBC 44 after she took the next step as a hitter during the XBL season, keeping the Time Bombs afloat in spite of Nicholas Fisher's down season. Taryn Russell takes Sheamus O'Connor's spot in the rotation while O'Connor remains on the roster as a long reliever in Leon Eichel's old spot. Eichel had an extremely bad season for the Oldston Arsonists at 39 and was dropped from the national team. Russell broke out for the Arsonists this year, emerging as the team's new ace. On the 5th matchday of this WBC's group stage, she will become the first female starting pitcher for the Republican National Team. The Republican rotation has been shuffled based on the results of last WBC and the recent domestic season. Namo Busque, who signed with the New City Time Bombs during the WBC, will now be the Republican National Team's ace while Gioacchino Arcuri, who was awarded the Platinum Arm award for best pitcher in the XBL, will start third because Kyle Thomas didn't want to start two lefties back-to-back. The fact that the two pitchers widely regarded as the best in the XBL would start against Liventia and Maklohi Vai, respectively, was surely just a coincidence.

In the years since WBC 43, this team has yet to return to the finals even with the addition of pinch running specialist and Olympic 100 Meter Dash gold medalist Rene Jager last year. Kyle Thomas has elected to retain the same roster for another WBC but has shuffled the lineup a bit to reflect developments in domestic baseball. Ming Hsing has replaced the aging Nemo Busque in the rotation, Kiyosumi Takeuchi replaces the aging Mario Rothschild as closer and Evelin Norberg has won the starting job in left field after her breakout season for the Petrograd Greed (OOC: This resembles Christian Yelich's breakout in RL baseball last year). After several disappointing WBCs in a row, patience is now running low among fans and the higher ups at Republican National Baseball, LLC. alike.

While the designated hitter Nicholas Fisher is a great hitter, he is absolutely awful in the field and thus will only be used as a pinch hitter in games where the designated hitter is not being used.

All of the players on the bench are likely to see playing time over the course of the WBC and Kyle Thomas will not hesitate to pull a pitcher who is obviously tired. Strategic substitutions and defensive shifts should be expected at appropriate times.

The various leagues in which these players compete domestically vary greatly in terms of caliber of play. The ENBL in Newmanistan is obviously vastly superior to any of the domestic leagues in the FFR but among those domestic leagues the XBL and the TPB are the best leagues with the RABL and SPBAA on a slightly lower tier. The RCAA is college baseball and therefore plays only a 60 game regular season with a much lower level of play.

RP Permissions

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes (but don't do anything that would be impossible under the rules of the sport)
Choose my lineup: Yes (please read the notes section first)
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes
Eject my players: Yes (unlimited)
Godmod other events: Yes
Use DH at home: Yes
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1st: DBC 28, X Winter Olympics, Independents Cup 4, CoH 66
2nd: World Cup 68, DBC 27, U15WC 8, UWCFA Gold Cup I, BoI 15, 2nd Imperial Chap Olympiad, NSCF 11
3rd: World Cups 71 & 81, DBC 29, UWCFC Gold Cup III, GCoS 1
Qualified: World Cups 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 79
Host: World Cups 68 & 81, CoH 58, X Winter Olympics, World Bowls XXII & XXXI, WBC 42, RUWC 25, Beach Cup XI, World Korfball Classic III, Runner Cup 7
Current Senior Consul: Kyle Bolton (Liberty)
Current Junior Consul: Scarlett Nicholls (Liberty)
Demonym: Republican
Trigram: FFR
Official Nation Name: Federation of Free Republics
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Postby Saintland » Tue May 28, 2019 6:54 am

Saintland National Baseball Team


Captain: King Paulus XVI
Colors: Red and White
Demonym: Sanctii
Trigram: SNT
Stadium: Royal Park
Stadium Location: St. Petrus
Stadium Capacity: 51,773
Distance to Walls: 325 feet to left and right, 405 to center
Stadium Surface: SaintTurf

Roster (Bats/Throws/Age)


1: King Paulus XVI (S/R/41)
2: Nicolaus Tuccius (R/R/25)
3: Andreas Volusenus (R/R/28)


CL: Ioannes Accius (R/R/30)
MR: Lucius Saufeius (L/L/32)
LR: Josephus Fulcinius (R/R/23)

Starting Lineup (listed in order)

SS: Paulus Pinarus (R/R/24)
LF: Lucas Flavia (L/R/26)
DH: King Paulus XVI (S/R/41)
3B: Nicolaus Maccius (R/R/25)
RF: Georgius Manlius (R/R/30)
1B: Andreas Aufidius (L/L/24)
2B: Lucas Salvius (R/R/23)
C: Thomas Arminius (L/L/25)
CF: Josephus Modius (R/R/31)


C: Davidus Delluius (R/R/24)
IF: Paulus Fundanus (R/R/26)
OF: Silvester Titius (R/R/23)


The newly reunited Kingdom of Saintland sent a male team to WBC 43, the first time they had done so since WBC 31. Feministvs Sanctvsterra, which sponsored Sanctii National Baseball Teams for many years, is no more having been disbanded by order of King Paulus XVI. The son of King Andreas, King Paulus XVI ascended to the throne of East Saintland a few months prior to that WBC following his father's death from natural causes. Weeks later, King Petrus XX of West Saintland also died of natural causes, without a male heir. Although West Sanctii succession law had been changed to permit a female heir to ascend to the throne, Paulus XVI did not recognize the legitimacy of this law, choosing instead to recognize the old law under which he was the legitimate heir to the western throne. When the western prime minister refused to recognize Paulus's claim to the throne, his armies marched across the St. Paulus Wall and set out to claim his throne by force. Eventually, with covert assistance from the Salvation Circle, a secret front for the Church of Saintland that runs the Malifornia Charter Society in the Free Republics, he conquered West Saintland and claimed both thrones after his cousin "Queen" Gloria renounced her claim to the western throne.

In the weeks following his military triumph, King Paulus XVI decided to pursue his lifelong dream of playing in the World Baseball Classic, a tournament that a team from Saintland had not participated in since World Baseball Classic 40, prior to the second time warp. King Paulus selected 16 of the best male baseball players from Saintland to join him on this team. While most of the players are from the eastern portion, due to the Feministvs Sanctvsterra regime's policies that discriminated against male athletes, Andreas Volusenus and Lucas Flavia are from the western part of the Kingdom. King Paulus was hoping for success in the WBC in order to help heal the lingering division in Sanctii society and show the remaining followers of the goddess heresy that the God of their ancestors is real. However, they failed to make the playoffs in WBC 43 or 44 and did not enter WBC 45.

King Paulus XVI has a reputation as a dominant pitcher and hitter in Sanctii domestic baseball, who has led the league in wins on 10 occasions, ERA on 12 occasions, strikeouts pitched on 8 occasions, batting average on 6 occasions, home runs on 14 consecutive occasions and RBIs on 11 occasions. Although he is starting to show the signs of age, he remains one of the best pitchers and one of the best hitters in Saintland today and has been the MVP of East Saintland's league 15 times, which is more than twice as many MVP awards as any other Sanctii baseball player has ever won.

RP Permissions

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes (be realistic)
Choose my lineup: No (King Paulus XVI should be the DH, if a DH is used and he's not pitching. If he is pitching and a DH is used, Saintland will forego use of the DH for that game. If he is not pitching and a DH is not being used, he will play at first base. Regardless, he should always hit 3rd.)
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: No
Godmod other events: Yes
Use DH at home: Yes (unless King Paulus XVI is pitching)
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Official Name in English: Kingdom of Saintland
Monarch: King Petrus XX
Prime Minister: Sara Poenius
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Postby Cosumar » Wed May 29, 2019 4:03 pm

Cosumar National Baseball Team
WBC 46 - Newmanistan

Team Information

Nation - The Fiefdom of Cosumar
Demonym - Cosumarite
Region - Atlantian Oceania
Official Colors - Royal Blue, White, Navy, Silver
Domestic League - Professional Baseball League of Cosumar ("PBL")

History - This will be Cosumar's 31st World Baseball Classic. Though the Dragons have a long history in this competition, they have never been particularly successful aside from one 2nd-place finish. Our WBC 36 ranking of 6th was our peak, but has decreased following some lackluster showings (currently 21st). WBC 42 & 43 were something of a rebound after having our playoff streak snapped in a terrible WBC 41, but we still suffered disappointing sweeps in the first round. Last time, we failed to make the playoffs again, putting pressure back on Saturn Odain.

Style Modifier - -2.5


Primary Stadium - Orangi Field (Indoor, Capacity 55.000)

Sponsored by Cosumar's most popular carbonated beverage "Orangi Flavored Sodas", Orangi Field is an enormous indoor baseball complex in southwestern port city Crawford. In pleasant weather, the dome's roof will open, welcoming that beloved sunny-day baseball game feel. However, in the event of heat or precipitation, the roof can be closed as seen below. Orangi Field was constructed prior to Cosumar's WBC 18 campaign. It has been selected to once again serve as the Dragons' primary home field for the 46th World Baseball Classic. It is next-door to the similarly-named Orangi Stadium, a soccer stadium that houses Crawford City FC.

Secondary Stadium - Royal Park (Outdoor, Capacity 41.000)

Royal Park is a beautiful old-fashioned field that serves as the home field for our most famous domestic team, the Ramusok Royals. Although not as high-tech as Orangi Field, Royal Park is legendary because of its rich history. It is known as Royal Park not just because of the name of its tennant, but also because it is just right down the road from the King's Royal Palace in the capital's historic Omrade av Storslagenhet (OAS) district. King James II himself is often sighted here for games. From the natural green grass to the cheap food, 64-year-old Royal Park offers the classic ballgame experience. Decades of tradition and amazing moments of Cosumarite baseball. It will serve as an alternate to Orangi Field in case of emergency, and our FIRST home game is always played here out of tradition.


First Starter (Ace) - Luka Kalvovic - (R/R, 6"2, 180, 30M)
Second Starter - Rochea Corcoran - (L/L, 5"6, 120, 27F)
Third Starter - Kim Chaucer - (L/R, 5"8, 145, 33F)
Fourth Starter - Karlene Hook - (L/L, 5"10, 165, 24F)
Reliever (Long) - Creg Kirkevold - (L/L, 6"1, 230, 31M)
Reliever (Long) - Merrill Ottesen - (R/R, 5"5, 120, 22F)
Reliever (Middle) - Antigone Haxx - (R/R, 5"9, 160, 26F)
Reliever (Middle) - Pär Svendsen - (L/L, 6"2, 200, 32M)
Reliever (Set-Up) - Skihera Vu'Faka - (R/R, 6"4, 170, 36F)
Reliever (Anytime/Utility) - Austen Rising - (S/R, 5"9, 160, 33F)
Closer - Journey Rittenhouse - (R/R, 5"9, 167, 27F)
Closer - Voyde Kvanderveldt - (L/L, 6"3, 170, 28M)


Starters at each position listed first

Catcher - Illeyria Gillaspia - (R/L, 5"11, 165, 26F)
Catcher - Romeo Scarnecchia - (R/R, 5"11, 220, 29M)
First Base - Claudia Allais - (L/R, 5"10, 180, 27F)
First Base - Rorik Grønning - (R/R, 5"10, 175, 27M)
Second Base - Jansen Kiskke - (R/R, 6"0, 170, 33F)
Second Base - Andrus Mullanathan - (S/R, 6"1, 195, 26M)
Third Base - Erak Karppinen - (R/R, 6"3, 195, 27M)
Third Base - Du Va'Beke - (S/S, 6"7, 272, 32M)
Short Stop - D'Eriq Koover - (L/L, 5"11, 200, 21M)
Short Stop - Kaely Lykorian - (L/L, 5"4, 120, 34F)


Left Field - Sinéad Bazeden - (L/R, 5"10, 155, 28F)
Left Field - Jan Ausbon - (R/R, 6"1, 190, 23M)
Center Field - Aerin Aldrich - (R/R, 5"4, 145, 32F)
Center Field - Awana Delmendane - (L/L, 5"8, 160, 25F)
Right Field - Joan Kettler - (R/R, 5"11, 170, 27F)
Right Field - Sigurdar Skald - (S/R, 6"5, 235, 31M)

Batting Order / Starting Line-up

1 - J. KISKKE - (2B, R)
2 - S. BAZEDEN - (LF, L)
3 - E. KARPPINEN - (3B, R)
4 - S. SKALD - (DH, S)
5 - C. ALLAIS - (1B, L)
6 - A. ALDRICH - (CF, R)
7 - D. KOOVER - (SS, L)
8 - I. GILLASPIA - (C, L)
9 - J. KETTLER - (RF, R)

We prefer to use a Designated Hitter. If DHs are not in use, remove him from the batting order. Slide everyone else up one spot and place the pitcher last.



The uniform of Cosumar Baseball, as is tradition, consists of a navy shirt with silver sleeves and pants. The hat is also navy, with a silver C in the center. The socks are silver with a blue stripe. The number will go in the top right corner of the front of the shirt and in the center on the back. The player's last name will be placed on the back, arched over the number.

Coaching Staff

Manager - Saturn Odain

It's no surprise that longtime Cosumar Baseball figurehead Louis Copenhaver was let go after the disappointments of WBCs 41/42. Filling the void, in his third tournament leading the stallions, is Saturn Odain. The former Ruminov Robbers managers has cut an iconic figure in the bullpen in the PBL for years with his 6"6 frame, potbelly and red beard. Though his Robbers teams have never won a title, he has been universally praised for coaching the small-market band of misfits into perennial moneyball contenders. He's known for being a "hard" manager because he demands the most out of his players, which could be a much-needed change, shattering the complacent & comfortable culture that had set in under Copenhaver and previous regimes. Odain, now 56, has shook up the roster in turn. Many perennial PBL all-star veterans who thought their place in the national team was still assured despite underachieving on the international stage have been cut in favor of younger and less-proven rising players for Odain to mold.

First Base Coach - Johnar Sunhold

Sunhold was a collegiate star at the University of Ankortroth and a former #1 draft pick. After a long and successful career as a slugger in the PBL (retiring at #4 all-time in home runs), he transitioned seamlessly into coaching. He started out as a batting coach for a few minor league teams but eventually worked his way up to a PBL managerial position five years ago. His success at the Goldstaff Golden Eagles landed him the honor of being the First Base Coach for the National Team starting in WBC 42. He's the energetic, youthful face of the coaching staff that relates best to the players and sorts out any locker room issues. 45 years old.

Third Base Coach - Joanie Sansom

Joanie Sansom was the first female coach in the history of Cosumar Baseball when she took up this post for WBC 39. Sansom, now 64, is a veteran of the PBL as both a player and coach. She has managed three PBL clubs in her career, winning one title, but is currently serving as the President and GM of her hometown team, the Crawford Cocodragons. She has taken this side appointment with the National Team as a way to reconnect with her coaching roots and get back on the field. She is known for her warm, people-person demeanor and slow, colorful drawl. But also for a sharp intellect hiding behind this charming facade.

OOC Permissions

Choose my run-scorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Yes
Follow my Pitching Rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes, within reason
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but allow me to determine severity
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes
Eject my players: Yes
DH used at home: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes, but shoot me a TG
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Postby Newmanistan » Wed May 29, 2019 4:17 pm


“Home of the Six-Time Champions!”

Let’s start with the technicalities:
My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: No, my lineup is listed here. Use that!
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes. I will normally include upcoming pitchers in my prior RP.
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but only say they are hurt. I will determine the severity.
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Yes, on a basis of no more then one more then you eject from your own team.
Godmod other events: No
Use DH at home: Another “Hell no!” here

Additional Information that is very important to me: Newmanistan does not prescribe to the modern day concept of pitch counts determining how long a starting pitcher is kept in for. In fact, pitch counts are not even kept track of outside of curiosity sake. Such count is not displayed on the scoreboard, so if you want to track it for your pitcher, you must do it manually.

– If Newmanistan has given up 2 runs or less and WON, then the starting pitcher has gone all nine innings. No ifs, ands, or buts. This is true even if it would have been a save situation.

– Another Newmanistan trait is aggressive base stealing. Think back to the days of Vince Coleman and Ricky Henderson in their primes.

Home Stadium Schedule:
Between MD1-5: Tundra Falls Proving Grounds, Tundra Falls
Between MD6-10: Empress Jessica I Stadium, Jessicaville
Between MD11-15: The Jungle, Loudon
Between MD 16-20: Keisler Stadium, Southport
Between MD 21-25: Emperor Michael I Stadium, Pocono City
Between MD 26-30: Tundrs Falls Proving Grounds, Tundra Falls

Head Coach: Jessica Hedstrom, 52, Southport Tigers
– Successfully led the Rockets to the final in her first year as coach of the Rockets. Do recall that she replaced the legendary Ashley Stevens prior to WBC 45, as Stevens retired. The entire coaching staff was turned over then, and will return here.

Hitting Coach:Emily Martin, 54, Southport Tigers
– Coach Hedstrom bring in a familar face, as the former hitting coach, Chelsea Benjamin, is now 64, and still does the job with Pocono City, but officially declared that she would not be back to the WBC even if Hedstrom wanted to bring her in.

Pitching Coach:Rachel Cerullo, 57, Dover City Mountaineers
– You have probably noticed this trend now. Another new addition to the coaching staff. Cerullo was a great starting pitcher in her day and should be fine in this role.

1A) Hannah Lee, 31, LHP, South Charlotte Condors (#25)
– In WBC 40 at 19, she was added to the roster to get the WBC experience, and was not used a ton. Made a spot start in qualifying for WBC 41, and tossed a shutout. Tossed another key shutout in the playoffs. Had a great WBC 42, and cannot be blamed for the Rockets premature exit in there. Moved to the top of the rotation of WBC 43, and was the starting pitcher for the Game 6 finale against Free Republics. Remained consistent in WBC 44 and 45.

1B) Cassie Burke, 26, RHP, Dover City Mountaineers (#37)
– At just 19 years of age, Cassie made quite an impression with the small market Seminole Bay Gators, the coach Stevens continues with the theme of going with the hot hands from the most recent ENBL season. She’s a bit young to be given this role, not even Hannah Lee was handed a starting spot this young, but her 1.86 ERA and 246 K’s were very impression. Due to playing with Seminole Bay, the win-loss record is not as impressive, but she’ll be happy to get more run support now. Now in her third Classic, Burke has a lot more expected of her. Signed with Dover City this past off-season.

1C) Madison Sullivan, 27, LHP, South Tier Seagulls (#40)
– Was part of the WBC 44 roster out of the bullpen as a long reliever, but was seen as someone who would be strongly considered for a starting position. With Courtney Duvall and Jennifer Hughes no longer part of the rotation, there were holes to fill, and this hard thrower should do well. (Duvall, now 39, still plays with Loudon, but her game has declined with age. Hughes, now 35, is still with Jessicaville and performing well, but she declared she wanted to retire from the national team).

1D) Shannon Kelly, 34, RHP, Putnam Lake Eagles (#33)
– Made her debut in WBC 42 in the bullpen, and in WBC 43, she appeared in the starting rotation for the first time. She has had a steady career with the Eagles, and has been solid and consistent in the WBC. An important veteran influence in the rotation.

1E) Paige Norwood, 22, LHP, North Charlotte Wildcats (#46)
– Had a strong rookie year with the Wildcats, impressing the coaching staff so much that she was made a part of this rotation. The timing was right for a player of her age to get this opportunity, and Paige was on the money in seizing the chance. WBC 46 is probably the first time since we returned from hiatus that are entire rotation is in tact from one Classic to the next.

Closer- Katrina Payne, 33, RHP, Dover City Mountaineers (#44)
– Katrina first appeared on the roster in WBC 42 as a short reliever. She was upgraded to the set up role for WBC 44, and now with yet another age-related retirement, she is the official closer of this team. That’s fine, as she is the regular closer in Dover City, and has been.

Set-Up- Brittany Overton, 26, LHP, South Charlotte Condors (#30)
– Overton stepped in to the closer role with Condors, and was impressive thanks in part of her fastball and splitter combination. She’ll mix in a tricky changeup to go along with that, too. As is usually the case on our roster, the set up reliever is a closer domestically. Brittany is a complete rookie to this level of play, but someone we hope can become a mainstay.

Kristen Phillips, 23, LHP, North Charlotte Wildcats (#51) (WBC Rookie)
– The lone member of the entire of pitching staff that is making her debut in WBC 46. The southpaw will be used in middle innings, and as is typical for a first time reliever on our roster, won’t be in major pressure situations until she has proven herself in them.

Alyssa Wolcott, 29, RHP, Tundra Falls Mariners (#48)
– A middle reliever for the team that is a bit unusual for the roster because typically Stevens just uses transformed starters in these spots. Wolcott, however, is a middle reliever at home as well, and through an incredible work ethic, has been impressive to the point of inclusion on the roster.

Andrea Courville, 32, RHP, Jessicaville Millionaires (#49)
– Andrea is not flashy, and sometimes people will wonder how she does it. Her secret is pinpoint location, and the ability to be a step ahead of the batter in keeping them guessing. Her curveball and slider are nasty, plus she even mixes in the screwball from time to time. Her fastball isn’t really super fast, but it just seems that way after facing the breaking stuff. This is her first time on the team, and will likely be used in mid-inning situations. Debuted in WBC 41 as a part of the bullpen, and after showing great progress the last two years, got a chance to start in WBC 42, though now returns to the pen, where she remains.

Heather Doran, 28, LHP, Tundra Falls Mariners (#32)
– First time member of the team will be used in short relief situations where a left hander would be particularly useful.

Morgan Timmerman, 29, RHP, Pocono City Capitals (#38)
– Another first timer that is capable of pitching several innings if need be, but the preference will likely be to use her in short relief where a righty is useful.

1) Ashley Sorenson- LF (L/L) (#2), 23, Brighton Bulls
– Moves up from #2 to the prestigious leadoff spot for this Classic. That won’t mean much for everyone else, since we have two leadoff type players in our lineup in those spots all the time anyway. Ashley will run at will.

#2- Katie McCreary- CF (R/R) (#17), 26, Centralia Cougars (First time in starting lineup)
– McCreary was part of our roster for the last couple Classics, but now gets her chance to be in the starting lineup. She can fly, and will continue the tradition of being an aggressive base runner in not just the leadoff spot, but in the second spot.

3) Sydney Hassler- 2B (R/S) (#3), 31, Tundra Falls Mariners
– While many thought Sydney could have 45-50 HR potential when she was younger, she has become a more conventional 2B in terms of those numbers, hitting around 25. She hits for a good average, and can run a little bit.

4) Stephanie Reynolds- RF (R/S), 31, Pocono City Capitals (#14)
– Reynolds has impressed everyone at home with her power. As a rookie with Pocono City, she pounded out 49 long balls, while maintaining a BA of .318. She also has a great eye, and drew over 100 walks last season. Succeeded when moved up from 6th to 3rd in the last Classic, so being put in the #4 spot this year is an additional vote of confidence, but she can handle it.

5) Lori Brewster- 1B (L/S), 29, South Charlotte Condors (#23) (First time in starting lineup)
– Brewster has been a loyal member of the bench in recent Classics, including behind the great Mallory Harris. In the ENBL of late, her power numbers have continued to increase, and most important she is cutting down the strikeouts.

6) Joanne Collins- 3B (L/S), 27, Putnam Lake Eagles (#16)
– Made her debut in WBC 44. The first thing many will notice is how well she fields her position. Hits for a solid average, with enough pop in the bat to make pitchers respect it. Hit 6th in the last Classic as well, and some will question why Hedstrom put Brewster ahead of her since sometimes Brewster will strike out a little too much.

7) Mikayla Larson- SS (R/R), 24, Loudon Leopards (#4) (First time in starting lineup)
– The team is used to having great shortstops. Kayla Carey for so many years nailed down this position, and last year Kenzie Magee made the most of her one chance, now she too has moved on from international play. Larson hopes to be next in line, and is a very consistent hitter.

8) Kaylee Vickers- C (R/R), 30, Pocono City Capitals (#39) (First time in starting lineup)
– Another first timer in the starting lineup. Hits for a good average, with above average power. Does a great job behind the plate in calling a game and throwing out baserunners. Remember, in Newmanistan, she faces that challenge often.

9) Pitcher

Nicole Hoskins- C, 24 (#45) (WBC Rookie)
Michelle Fraser- CI, 27 (#18)
Shelby Pritchett- CI, 22 (#19) (WBC Rookie)
Sierra Davis- CI, 30 (#13)
Taylor Rethke- MI, 23 (#3) (WBC Rookie)
Kelsey Hawke- MI, 25 (#8)
Stephanie Callahan- OF, 28 (#10)
Ashley McCabe- OF, 34 (#12)
Nicole Larkin- OF, 21 (#7) (WBC Rookie)
Jessica Novotny, 33- Utility (#9)

(OOC) Why The Rockets are All-Female: From time to time, I get asked this. When we signed up for our first Classic, WBC 7, we anticipated that we would not be good right away. Therefore, for that Classic, I used a team of all women to provide an IC reason for why we might not have been as good. Then, we made it all the way to the championship series. Based on that, I just figured I would stick with it. As it continued to work, why mess with it?
Six-time World Baseball Classic Champions
CHAMPIONSHIPS: DBC 4; 27th BoF; CoH 34, 36, & 37; Oxen Cup 12; WBC 10, 12, 15, 17, 41, & 43; IBC 4 & 5; WLC 1
Runner Up: DBC 5 & 6; Oxen Cup 6; WBC 7,9 11, & 14; IBC 1; WB 4, 6 & 34; WLC 2 & 3
World Cups qualified for: 46, 48 (R of 16), 49, 50, 54
Hosted: WORLD CUP 49, WB 1, 2, & 5; WBC 8, 11, 14, 19, & 38; CoH 33, 35, & 39; WLC 2, 4 & 5; WCoH 10, IBC 24, NSSCRA, Horse Racing



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