Friday, June 26, 2009

We’ve taken the first battle!

Marlene, Boilerstoker and I are reporting that it was a close battle our first night of fighting in Tradewater. We were successful though and scrapped by with a one to nothing victory over the Pirates. Marlene kept the Pirates occupied with her sexy smile, while Boilerstoker turned up the heat and stream to make it uncomfortable. With the Railroaders doing the rest of the fighting, all I had to do was chow down on the Bucs’ supplies and break wind for our sails to propel us home.

We’ve overtaken the Buc in the standing now, and with 2 more nights of the same results we’ll have more ground to stand on. Let’s keep the pressure on! My spy sources tell me the Oilers aren’t fairing well in Marion, so look out, here we go!

UPDATE: Well, the battles fought in Marion and Sikeston were a bit different from ours. Apparently the Dogs and Cats had bigger cannons than the Bulls and Oilers. With Owensboro dropping their game, we now hold an even position with them in the standings. Holding the high ground can be tough, we're a marked band of brothers now. No time to rest, let's get back in there and give no quarter!

The Bucs take the second battle. UPDATE (Saturday, June 27): Darn that double cannon shot in the 8th. Another close one but the Bucs fought their way back and beat us. We did a fine job in the 9th to get back 1 of the runs, but we'll have to do better tomorrow night. Let's just ignore the clammering of the Pirates and get the best of 3 over these guys.

Railroaders win the 3rd battle. UPDATE (Sunday, June 28): The Bucs had a false sense of security with an early volley, but the scrapping Railroaders fought back and pounded out a 9-4 win. We did it, the best of 3 in our last trip to Tradewater. The next time we see them, it will be on our ground.

Now it's time to face off with the Oilers, tied with us at the top. We need everyone out at the Yard on Monday and Tuesday to support the Railroaders as they go for control in the standings.


  1. Yo right mate, we got the scallywags last night and we have to sail into their yard and take another game,Mate Tingle and the crew kept the Pirates at bay last night with a shutout,awsome job guys!The way baseball is,tonight could be a slugfest , Gonna be another hot one out there- Just right for us to FIRE IT UP.
    Roll Train

  2. Last nights game was full of intensity despite the score being 1-0. These next 2 games will be decided on who makes the proper adjustments. Tradewater has players who like to run their mouths and talk trash; I think the railroaders can overcome this obstacle and win this series. Stay focused on the task at hand roaders and keep the intensity!

    Dedicated Railroader Fan

  3. yes they talk trash-unfortunatly last night they
    "talked the talk and walked the walk"
    tonight we gotta get fired up with some offense be error free,we should come home with a win!
    the pitcher that dropped his drawers on the mound to tuck in his shirt for them pirates should have had to hit the bench-not a classy thing to do in front of women and children
    Roll Train

  4. How 'bout them 'Roaders?? Couldn't be there but listened by Teamline beginning in the 6th. Great game Railroaders!!

    Now let's grease the skids under the Oilers and skid them out of 1st.