It was a rival & heated All-Star game with some bad blood along with three hit batters and two ejections. In the bottom of the 4th inning with the National League & holding a 2-0 lead & Justin Verlander (Sacramento) on the mound the American League Miguel Cabrera (Severn) laced a double to left center. Prince Fielder (Representing Tijuana – since traded to Jersey) was clapping and laughing as Miggy slide into 2nd base was not the most graceful of attempts. Verlander didn’t like Fielders antics and pointed at Fielder. Fielder mouthed something back and the two exchanged words. On the very first pitch Verlander nailed fielder in the ribs & dropped him to the ground. A pop out to center and a infield fly gave Verlander a chance to get out of the 4th inning with the lead still intact. Adam Jones (Detroit) strode to the plate & pointed his bat (Babe Ruth like) to Center field. Again Verlander yelled in, Jones yelled back, and both benches started to enter the field. The Umpires, Jim Joyce, Adrian Johnson, Marvin Hudson, Mark Carlson, Teddy Barrett & Dan Iassogna did a great job settling things down no punches were thrown. But Verlander took things into his own hands. After a strike one on the inside corner with a curve, Verlander came back with a inside fastball that hit Adam Jones just above the knee – and that was all, home plate umpire Dan Iassogna tossed Verlander from the All-Star Game. Iassogna also stepped in between Verlander & Jones, and again the other umpires did a great job stepping in between any players before things got out of Control.
How is the MWBL going to handle the Christmas Classic Home Run Derby? This is an idea that came from a league (BUNT), that I check out from time to time, and think has a great web site. Dave Snyderman one of the members came up with the idea a few years ago and which has been refined somewhat as they went along. The MWBL refined the idea a little more, and adopted the concept for the Christmas Classic Home Run Derby.
It is very simple really. What the MWBL Commissioner will do is take a pair of percentile dice. These are 2 dice, each with 10 sides, and ideally, both with different colors, one red one white. If you ever played any role playing games you probably have seen these dice. They are readily available at hobby shops and game stores that cater to the role play crowd. When rolled, these dice will produce a number between 01 and 00 thus the name percentile dice.
Representing the American League & National League will be the following twelve (12) players.
|Miguel Cabrera||Giancarlo Stanton||Mark Trumbo||Andrew McCutchen||Pedro Alvarez||Josh Hamilton|
|Ryan Braun||Adam Dunn||Adrian Beltre||David Ortiz||Edwin Encarnacion||Josh Reddick|
The first OFF SEASON GENERAL MANAGERS MEETING is scheduled for this Sunday night – 12/08/2013 – 9:30 PM ET.
It’s not a mandatory thing, but it is kind of fun to be online and talk trade with 20+ GM’s.
Not only does the Major League Baseball General Managers Meetings start that week. So does the MWBL GM Meetings.
The MWBL Hot-Stove off Season is in “Full Swing” by then –
So don’t forget about the General Managers Meeting Sunday night December 8th, 2013 at 9:30 PM ET.
We always appreciate it when we get a lot of Community activity from the GM’s.
Much of the off-season wheeling and dealing usually gets underway here.
Make plans to be there if you can. Once again Sunday night December 8th, 2013 at 9:30 PM ET.
We get together in the MWBL Chat Room and talk Deals. It’s a precursor to Draft Day to make sure everyone’s can get into the CHAT Room.
The Commissioner Office will arrive in the chat room around 9:15 PM, and General Managers can come and go as they please. Usually last about 1 hour.
The Second General Managers Meeting is set for Sunday January 12th, 2014 at 9:30 PM ET.
The Third and final General Managers Meeting is set for Sunday February 9th, 2014 at 9:30 PM ET.
MWBL DRAFT DAY is Scheduled for Saturday February 22nd, 2014 – 9:30 AM ET.
The 2014 Draft Lottery was held on Wednesday night October 2nd, 2013. The Motor City Muscle ended up with the #1 Draft Pick. Manhattan Project will pick second, followed by Dallas Cougars, Bethesda Bandicoots & then the regular order based on 2013 Standings & Playoff positioning.
Please mark your calendars for the 2014 MWBL Draft Day, once again on Saturday February 22nd, 2014 at 9:30 AM ET.
In a backroom deal between Mobsters Boss – Stray Corrado and Explorers owner Bill Schindel, the two teams reversed a deal that was spawned many moons ago. Jeter started his MWBL career (pre-MWBL, but still MWBL roots) as a minor league draft pick of the Explorers and now he’s back. When Jeter was reached for comment, his first response was, “It’s about time! Not that I haven’t enjoyed my time in Chicago land, but Columbus is where my heart is. I’m going to be giving them 110% like I did with Chicago and hope that age isn’t creeping up on my. Although I really will miss the Mobster team mates (and the clubhouse food here is great – 1st class plus), I will be looking to move in to the Explorers new home and help out the young players and their development. Most guys my age might think this is a bad move, but the “going home” aspect makes it work nicely.”
Explorer management ecstatic about the acquisition and hope Jeter can play into his 50′s. And there is already talk that there will be a long term position with the team if he ever retires.