Sunday, July 31, 2011

Comment on the 2011 Railroaders Season

It was a grand year for Railroaders, Post Season Playoff Champions (4-1) and a 2nd place finish in the regular season (23-19) only 1 game out of 1st place. There was great attendance at the Yard in support of the team throughout the year. Everyone involved with Railroader baseball would like to thank the players for the thrill and chills of excitement they brought to Fulton. We wish them the best as they leave to further their education and baseball aspirations. If you’d like to express you appreciation, this is the place to do it. Please make your comments here as we look forward to 2012 and more Railroaders baseball.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Backs against the Wall

Wow, who would have thought the Oilers would rack up 52 runs on the Railroaders in the last 4 games played against them, including 5 homeruns in last night's game! As we managed 18 runs over the course of those 4 games, the Oilers seem to have our number and continued to pound the dickens out of us. There are 2 chances left though for guys to turn it around, and the challenge is great as the team must travel to Owensboro 1 game down to play in hostile territory. Can they pull it off? Can the Railroaders reverse the Oilers momentum? We'll have to wait for the smoke signals tonight to find out.

UPDATE: Smokes signal couldn't get through due to Rain (out). Tomorrow they try again with a doubleheader at 5 pm.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Final Championship Series

It all begins tonight, best of 3 in the final round of Post Season Playoffs. Just us and the Oilers left to compete. I broke out the ole' crystal ball to check and see if anything is revealed. I see a lot of hitting going on, will it be a shootout or a blowout. In the last 3 games with the Oilers of the regular season they totaled up 35 runs on us and won all three. The Railroaders were 6-5 against the Oilers before those last 3 nightmare games. Final season record with the Oilers was 6-8, time to even the score on head-to-head play. Let's get our bats and meet them on the field. It may be the 1st game in the series, but its the last game at the Yard, let's go out get the first win at home tonight!

Last Teamline webcast tonight for 2011. It's been real!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

No. 2 Post Season ballgame w/Bobcats

Lots of wood at Marion last night, I could almost hear the cracks of the bats all the way from Fulton. The Railroaders not only hit the ball, they ran the bases and scored more than enough to win 9-3. Tonight the boys are home for #2 with the Cats. Question is, will there be a #3 tomorrow night at the Yard? Either way, I'm pleased we aren't thru with baseball yet. I know the guys must be tired and ready for a break before returning to school. Hopefully there's some thrills left in them for the Fans and even a Post Season Title for those who want it the most.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Post Season Playoff Series

We have arrived at the end of the regular season in 2nd place, and now time for Postseason Playoffs. As the #2 seed in Round 1 the Railroaders face the #3 seeded Bobcats. First game is in Marion and the second 2 games in Fulton for the best of 3 series. The Railroaders are planning to provide TeamLine coverage over the Internet for all games played in Fulton, but not the away games.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Great Finish on the Season

Couldn't be prouder of the Railraoders as they complete their regular season in fine form. Hurt by injuries, hot and tired, the guys continued to battle on the field and conclude with 4 straight wins. Fitting they beat the Bobcats on the final game, reversing the opening night loss to the Cats. Now we wait and see, what will it be? How will it end? Will we play a deciding game with the Oilers or have accept a second place standing? Still plenty of drama to think about.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Down to the wire

Our win last night and Owensboro's come-from-behind victory over Marion, makes the final finish for the top 3 team as tight as it can be. A defeat of the Bobcats tonight in the Yard will lock Marion in 3rd place and ensure Fulton a 2nd in the standings. A Railroader win tonight is all we can control in a confusing ending on the season.

The Oilers have held on to their half game lead, and must now face off with the frustrated Pirates tonight. With 2 games left and planted in 4th place, the Bucs will be playing for pride in far away places. The Oilers also have 2 games remaining and would need to dropped both for the Railroaders to take 1st if Fulton wins on Saturday. One of those 2 games for Owensboro is a suspended tie with Marion going into the bottom of the 11th inning. Will it have to be played?

The Bobcats aren't finished yet either with a shot at 2nd in the standings. With 3 games yet to complete, the Cats could end up tied with the Railroaders in that spot. "Sudden death game?"

So there's still plenty of drama to be had in the 2011 regular season, then we have the Post
Season Playoff series. Post season games are due to begin on Tuesday, yet there's still no clear picture of seeding for the playoffs other than the Bucs in 4th. Can or will the Pirates help the Roaders, and spoil the mix on Saturday and Sunday for the Oilers and Cats?

Go Railroaders! Go Pirates!

Final thought on the Pirates: If Tradewater wins their last 2 games and Marion is beaten in all their 3 remaining games, They would be tied at the bottom of the standings.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Railroaders' best chance for the Pennant

The Owensboro Oilers, currently in 1st by 0.5 games, have 3 games left to complete. They are 1 with the Pirates on Saturday, and 2 with the Bobcats in which one is the suspended game (tied) from July 10.

The Marion Bobcats are currently 1 game behind us in 3rd and 1.5 in back of the Oilers. The Bobcats have 4 games left; 1 with the Railroaders on Saturday, 1 in Tradewater on Sunday, and of course 2 against the Oilers with 1 tonight and the other being the suspended game.

The Railroaders must win their last 2 games to get a 23-19 record. Should that occur, here are three possible situations:

1) If the Oilers win 2 of 3 games left, we’re tied in 1st place. If they don’t play the suspended game and win the other 2, they’re in 1st place by a 0.5 game. The Railroaders would have to insist on the completion of the suspended game. If they lost it we’d be tied in 1st place, a win would give them the season title finishing 24-18.

2) Oilers lose 2 of 3, they finish 2nd second place a game in back of us at 22-20.

3) The Bobcats are different story, behind us by 1 game with 4 to complete. Assuming we win our 2 final games, one being with the Bobcats, that 1 loss finishes them off because the best record they could achieve would be 22-20.

The Pirates are the spoilers in this finish. They have 3 games left, one with each team. Bottom line, we win 2 and the pressure is on the Oilers & Bobcats.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Too many leaks!

The Railroaders no longer control their destiny after losing a third straight game to the Oilers. With 35 runs scored against us in those 3 losses, we’d better find a fix and fast or we’ll end up where we were a month ago, in last place! The Oilers have a 1 ½ game lead and we have no more games with them to redeem ourselves. Our chance for the season title comes down to sweeping the Pirates in 3 games and beating the Bobcats on Saturday, and we’ll need help from the Cats & Bucs to chop away at the Oilers who have 4.9 games left to play (one w/Pirates and 3.9 against the Bobcats). The 3.9 games include a suspended tie game between the Oilers and Cats with the score 6-6 in the middle of the 11th innings. Long story, see the league website on the archive page.

So the stage is set. The Railroaders must win out through Saturday at Home. Our best chance would come with the Pirates beating the Bobcats and Oilers with their final 2 games. That would put us in 1st place by a game over the Oilers and Bobcats trailing by 3. What’s left . . the 4 games between the Oilers and Bobcats, with one being the suspended game. If this occurs, the Oilers would need all 4 games to finish first, while the Bobcats would be unable to catch us even if they took all 4 of the games.

Tall order, I must say, especially if we can’t get the leaks fixed by tonight. The Pirates are coming into town for a doubleheader and the Heat is on in every direction. Time to separate the men from the boys. Let’s go and get the job done, guys.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Let's clean it up Guys!

Someone must have throw the wrong switch somewhere, this is not the track we're suppose to be on. Let's get this train back on the tracks and fixed ASAP. Okay, everyone has a bad day, but 2 butt kickings in a row? The only good thing on the evening came as a gift from the Pirates who downed the Cats twice. Alright then, we're only a half game down and we can make it up on Wednesday. I'm sure the Oilers feel like they have our number now and wouldn't mind clobbering us a third straight time. Come on men, time to get into the game and play some ball. Its going to get hotter in the next few days, but I know you can finish strong. Go to Owensboro and take the final game with the Oilers, come back home and take the pennant at Home. The Fans will be out in force this weekend, what a great time for baseball. You can do it, there's no doubt in my mind.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday night Railroaders & Oilers, online TeamLine

Big game for both teams in Fulton, and its all business tonight! The Railroaders looking to extend their lead and the Oilers trying to overtake. The Bobcats in Tradewater for a doubleheader with the Pirates. Standings will shift one way or the other tonight.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Final week of regular Season

As of Monday, July 18, 2011

For those who like analysis of the pennant race, there are plenty of various combinations in this tight race that made is interesting and puzzling. Every game played now will focus the picture better, but we can see a little of it now. It’s still anyone title to take. The Pirates hold the hardest road as they’ll need to win out with 8 games left to have a shot. As for the top 3 teams, Wow! A person can get lost in all the scenarios and numbers. Assuming no team will win all their remaining games, I believe the Railroaders will need a 23-19 record to finish 1st place in the standings. To do that they must take 4 of their final 6 games left to play.

With that in mind, here’s one possible scenario: The Railroaders sweep the Oilers in 2 games, take 1 of 3 with the Pirates then win on Saturday against the Bobcats. Fulton gets 23 wins. The Pirates would be out of it even if they took all their remaining 5 games with the Oilers & Cats. The Oilers’ best possible record at that point would tie us at 23-19, however, they would have to win all 5 of their remaining games consisting of 1 with the Pirates and 4 against Bobcats, a very tall task. For the Bobcats to match a 23-19 record, Marion would need to take 6 of 8 undecided games consisting of 4 each with both the Pirates and Oilers. Again, a tall task indeed.

However it does play out, it’s going to be great finish for the OVL in its first year, and some good baseball left to watch. To top it off, there is still the Post-Season Playoffs that will be starting next week. How will the seeding for Playoffs turn out? If you think you see a good scenario in the numbers, let’s hear it!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Online TeamLine now

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Friday, July 15, 2011

TeamLine tonight + Pink Out night

Big game tonight with Railroaders hosting the Owensboro Oilers who are just a half game behind the Railroaders. It is also "Pink Out" night hosted by Parkway Regional Hospital. The Railroaders are wearing special brown & pink jerseys which are being auctioned off with the proceeds going to "Relay for Life."

It should be good game between these two OVL teams as the Oilers try to take 1st in the standing away from the Railroaders. Let us hear from you while you're listening to us on TeamLine by making a comment to the post. "Play Ball!"

Update: $1145 was raised towards Relay for Life!

Glasscock Goosebump Statue

Boilerstoker and I have collected funds from all the great Railroader Fans, and we have ordered and received just the thing everyone is waiting on. Ole' Glasscock needs to be recognized for his closing abilities, as do all the players for great baseball playing. Now we just need to find a play to put this tribute. There's still a ways to go in the season and plenty more ball to play. Time to sprint to the finish line with wins. By the time we get there, we should have found a suitable place to set this heavy bugger down. We'll all be able to marvel at it and wonder how would we have ever gotten along without Glasscock.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Into the final stretch

As we round the final curve, there are only 9 scheduled games left for the Railroaders and they have a full head of steam. The Bobcats have a total of 13.1 games remaining on their schedule (1 game incomplete to be continued). Can the Cats pick up the pace and finish after leading for so long? The Oilers are on our heels, and could jump ahead anytime, and they have 12 games to get in before the end of next week. Let's don't lose sight of the Bucs either. Although they have fallen back in the race, 3 games out, there are 11 games left for them to surge and get back in it.

At this moment, I'm feeling good about our finish. We came out of the gate slow but have slowly work ourselves forward with a steady increase in speed. Now having played more games than any other team and above 500 with the most wins at 17 in the league, yea I'd say I'm positive on our chance. The Bobcats are in town Yard tonight, so let's head to the Yard for a crucial contest towards crossing the finish line first.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Everyone chasing the Cats

The OVL race is closing up tight. It's still any team's chance to win the season pennant. On any given day of play, the standings are shifting around dramatically. We're about to head into the final stretch and the baseball playing is going to be intense. The Railroaders have won 5 of their last 7 and looking much stronger as we head further into the 2nd half of the season. Big games this coming Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Home in the Yard, followed by the final week with home games on Tuesday, Thursday (doubleheader), Friday and Saturday. Guess who we finish up with on the last night of the regular season? That's right, the Bobcats. Let's go Railroaders!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Online with TeamLine tonight in Fulton

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The Race is Tight

Only 2.5 games separate all four teams in the OVL just after the mid-point of the season. Who the teams are and how they play to becoming clearer. There are still make-up games for some teams to play, and those will wear on those teams who have to play more before the post season playoffs begin at the end of July.

The Bobcats have the edge in pitching with their team's 2.48 ERA and less error prone than the other teams. Both the Railroaders (67) & Oilers (60) appear to the base running pros for 2011. The Railroaders (.256) then Pirates (.250) are the most efficient at the plate.

I like the Railroaders odds at this point. They've won 3 of last 4 games and seem to really be coming a more complete team. If the pitching improves a bit and the errors gotten under control, we have a good chance to finish strong. We have fewer games to play than any other team. Let's stay in shape and play hard. Any other observations from anyone?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Pirates up next

The Bucco's heading our way for a 4th of July game in the Yard. We are 5-3 on them thus far, let's make it 6 and take the 3rd spot. One step at a time, guys. The Railroaders can do it, let's just get focus and cut the errors out! They have killed us several times and it's such a waste. I think it's time we get out of the cellar and start moving up.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Back to the Cats

Are we about to get the train on the right track? Nice 2 game sweep of the Pirates. We get to go at it with them again on the 4th of July in the Yard. But now it's back to the cats, a 3 game series and a big one at that. First, today in Marion and then a doubleheader tomorrow, Sunday, in the Yard. A holiday summer weekend with lots of baseball, sounds good to me.

The Railroaders hit their mid-season point tonight, half the games completed with another 21 to go. The race is tightening up and its still any one's season to take. The Bobcats have dropped 2 in row and will be fighting mad. I'm sure they'd love to take it out on the Railroaders and get back on their winning ways. They do have great pitching, I must admit, but there are also holes of opportunities we can exploit. Our guys are starting to see the light. Let's go get'em!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

At Home battle with the Pirates

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Singing in the Rain

Not again? Haven't the farmers had enough? Well I have, my yard doesn't need anymore water and neither does the Yard. If this keeps up we'll need to try a new sport, maybe water polo. Are you kidding?!? Weather looks to be clear for the next couple of days anyway and we have Home game on Thursday with the Pirates. So bring on the Bucs, I know that will be a good game. But if it rains again, I think we should issue the players rain coats and mud boots and get on with some baseball playing. Again, hope the guys are resting up, there are a lot of doubleheaders again. This Sunday will be one with those Bobcats.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Examining the Bobcats

Great game last night and a good win. Seemed everyone really enjoyed themselves, including yours truly. And the Railroaders were certainly on point and their choreographed dancing in the dugout lifted the Fans’ spirits even higher. I certainly hope the guys took their energy with them to Owensboro today for the doubleheader with the Oilers. A sweep would be great and really push us forward going into the second half of the season next week.

Perhaps we should examine the next big challenge for the Railroaders . . . the Bobcats. Let’s analysis the Cats to better understand how we might deal with them this Tuesday at the Yard and the remainder of the season.

Our current head-to head record with the Bobcats is 2-4, and we’ll face them 8 more times. On the Left, take a look at some of the side-by-side stats between the two teams. I have my thoughts, but I want to hear yours. Go ahead and “comment” on what you think , or how you’d development a plan to “skin the cats!”

Saturday, June 25, 2011

TeamLine online

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Friday, June 24, 2011

The Race is tightening up

With our Railroaders defeating the 1st place Bobcats last night and the Pirates beating the 2nd place Oilers, and with a fast approaching mid season point; it makes one wonder what is lying ahead. The Railroaders are over .500 in road games (5-4) and only 1-5 at home. Ummm . . I feel a winning streak coming on. The Lord knows, Fulton is do some the great baseball at home in the manner the Railroaders have been playing road games. Tonight seems like a good time to start.

The Bobcats are in town, still ahead in the pack. The Oilers handled them fine and did our Railroaders last night giving them their first back to back losses on the season. Let's tighten this race even more, take them down another notch and hand them a 3rd straight loss. One good thing about being on the bottom in the standings, there's no where to go but up! And this is a great time to start doing it with only 6 games left to the midway point of the season.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Costly error

Darn unearned run ended our chances last night. Let's pick it up and work just a little harder preventing crucial errors when the game is on the line. Good game otherwise, keep up the pressure and good things lay ahead. I'm getting the feeling that the table is slowly turning. The Railroaders play is getting better every game. Pitching has improved, bats and base running are really looking good. We're not at the half season point yet, so pently of ball left to play. Now let's go and get the Bobcats tonight in Marion and again tomorrow at Home. The picture can be a lot different by this time next week.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ready to attack again

The Railroaders won the first battle with the Pirates last night. Now its time to hit them again tonight at Tradewater and move us up in the standings. The Bucs and Roaders exchanged equal Hits in the last game, but our guys came out ahead in scoring home shots. Let's keep the pressure up and go right back at 'em, no time to waste. We're getting our rhythm, so go Railroaders, full stream ahead!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

One step forward, one step back

After the doubleheader with the Oilers, we're no worse off than we were. The split keeps us at 5 games back of the Bobcats and unfortunately still in 4th place. More road games ahead this week; tonight and tomorrow in Tradewater with the Pirates, then in Marion on Thursday with the Bobcats. We're playing .500 ball on the road so let's see if we can pick it up and gets some wins over the next 3 days. The guys return home on Friday to face the Cats and on Saturday against the Oilers. Sunday is another doubleheader in Owensboro. Time to get on our game and do some advancing in the standing! I'd really rather be breakdancing on the heads of our opponents. Come'on guys I know you can do it!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Good for Farmers, Not so good for Baseball

3 days in a row and 4 games postponed, our Railroaders just want to play ball. More bad weather in the entire OVL area, what's a baseball fan to do? At least rescheduling has began so we'll not miss out on anything, we'll just have to wait. The guys will be playing more games in the next few weeks to catch up, but they'll do. Maybe a good time to reflect on how we can mound a comeback in the standings.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Almost a Great Game

What a game, but we came up just a little short. We're close to being the team we need to be, so let's don't get too discouraged. There's still 3 quarters of the season left and the Railroaders are getting better each game. I know they haven't peak yet, and it's only a matter of time until we reach critical mass. One more with Pirates at home, let's take this one!

That's the way to play baseball

What a great game last night at the yard! Not only did we get our first home win, the Railroaders played with energy and enthusiasm like we haven't seen yet this season. Could it be that the train is on the right track now? Time will tell, but I have feeling we're heading for heights unknown. The thrills and excitement we experienced last night are just the beginning of a reversal in the spirit of our team. There's pently of baseball left and the Railroaders look to be real contenders at this point. Two more game with the Bucs in this series, one tonight at Tradewater then back to Fulton on Thursday night for the third game. Can hardly wait to see more of that high action baseball!

Monday, June 13, 2011

I'm soooooo confused....

I just don't understand and have no words of comfort.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Rain Out #1

The farmers in Owensboro where glad to see the Railroaders come into town yesterday. Seems everytime we go there, it rains and such was the case last night in the bottom of the 3rd. We had a 2-1 lead too. Oh well, back to Fulton for a doubleheader tonight. I miss the old Yard anyway. The food especially, can't wait to have some real ballpark hotdogs and nachos with jalapenos. Have to say, the trip was nice, but it's good to be heading back.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Just a couple of mental errors

I've had mental error many times in my life, but proper care has helped me reverse many of my brain's malfunctions. Just like last night's game, there are moments when I doubt my ability to overcome my lack of good sense. I've found though, I learn quickly and rarely make the same error again. So let's just pick it up here and go forward. Our player's skills are not in doubt, and their hearts are in the game. All we need to do is focus and keep our mind in the game. If we have a brain fart, let's get over it and get back into the fight. On to the Oilers!

Try . . Try . . again

We're on the edge of greatest, and the guys are showing signs busting out into a winning streak. Let's keep going and before you know it, brighter days again. In the big picture, we're only 2 games behind the Cats and only 6 games into the season. Lots of ball left to play. Now let's deal with Oilers.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Another Win on the Road!

Isn't this is just wonderful, the guys went to Marion and beat the Bobcats. That's the second win on the road! 2-0 on away games, what's a guy to do? Well I'm heading on the road too. I need to see the Railroaders win so I'll just wait here until the next train north and catch it. Time to experience the the thrills first hand. Great job guys, let's keep it up!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What happened here?

The Bucs derailed us!

The train is rolling now

What a job the Railroaders did last night against the Pirates. The crew finally got the train out of the station and here are a few that help do it. Nick Duff 3 of 7 with a triple, scored 1 and 1 RBI. Alex Azeredo 3 of 7 and 2 RBI. Brock Downey 2 of 7 with a triple, scored 1 and 1 RBI. Zach Bailey 2 for 6 and scored a run. Tyler O’Daniel 1 for 2 and a RBI. And Brandon Eggenschwiler 1 of 6 and a RBI. Rob Hogenkamp also contributed a hit. The Offensive is rolling now, let go!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Now that's what I'm talking about!

Great win, great play, and on the road. Can't wait for the guys to get back to the Yard and do the same thing again to the Bucs tomorrow night. Good Job!!!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

After extensive thought

I usually do most my serious thinking early in the morning after I've hauled myself out of bed. And of course, at this time of year, the Railroaders occupy an considerable amount of that time. I realize I sometimes forget that each year a new batch of guys (for the most part) come here to play. A wise comment from "Anonymous" points out, "its early" and that is correct. There are adjustments to be made and I'm sure Matt & Tate are working on them. It is only 2 games and there's pently more to be played. Win or lose, I have faith these Railroaders will generate some trills and chills in the coming weeks. I'm feeling better already, but I admit the sooner the better for me!

Time to go face the Pirates. Big job ahead, they are a rough team by design. The Raiders of baseball! This will be a good test for the team and a little voice inside me says our Railroaders will handle them well. But let me get back to you on that, there's more thinking to be done.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Great Food!

Like I said, the BBQ sandwiches at the Yard are the best I've had. I even enjoyed the Nachos. Next home game is Wednesday with the Pirates. But first the boys go to Tradewater on Tuesday and see if winning on the road is in their future.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shock Therapy

Now that I've received my treatment, I think everything will be okay. Of course I waited until after the game last night to take it, didn't want to alarm anyone in the stands above. It was a hot night for temps and cat bats. And although the oven in the Yard will be on again tonight, I think we can fire up the engine a little further and build up pressure a bit more, ya think? While the field is hot, the grandstands were quite cooler, in more ways than one. It's time for the Fans to get with it tonight. The Relay for Life was last night and we still had 200 at the game. Tonight is Chamber of Commerce so there be more out to Yard to support the Railroaders. One thing I can say good about last night was the Food! Man those BBQ sandwiches with slaw were some of the best scrapes I every eaten.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Time to get the Train rollin'

Well it's near time to get the Railroaders 2011 season ride underway. There appears to be a fine squad of Railroaders assembled for another winning year and a run for the first ever OVL championship. The first opponent this year is the Marion Bobcats. The Bobcats were 22 wins - 26 loses overall last year and had a 16-24 record with the league only. The Railroaders were 27-14 overall in 2010 and 29-15 within the league. Head to head in 2010, the Railroaders were 8-2 over the Bobcats. Marion's club is now under a new manager as are the Railroaders. It will be an interesting opening game for both team. I can hardly wait, and think I'll head to Yard now to at least see if the food is cooking! Sure to be pently of Fans out tonight, so the dropping will be pentliful. See you at Game!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

All Abroad

I hear you, Boilerstoker! It’s about time to load up the train and get this show on the road. And we welcome back Rattler who has return from the great northwest. I hope there is room enough for all 3 of us to be part of the Railroader crew. I'm not sure management will put up with us too much, but we are good at eating up the leftovers.

These 2011 Players are lookin’ good and I think we can expect some exciting baseball this season. They practice looked good today and I'm already starting to believe in these guys. Even in the heat, their were going at. They seem to quickly adjust to the Yard and I'm sure they'll be ready for the Bobcats on Friday.

It’s great to get back to the Yard, the field is in good shape and the grandstand is ready. The smell of freash Railroader Dogs will soon fill the air, and with the players and fans we’ll begin the season tomorrow in grand style. I'm really looking forward to the nachos!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lets Roll

I can hear the Train rolling around the bend,opening night Just a couple days away, come on out and enjoy great baseball ,free Wi Fi , and dont forget the Hotdogs,feel free to drop some scraps for Hoghead and myself.Hmmm got to see a bit of the team today, things look good for the 2011 season. Whooo Hoooo

Roll Train!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

6 weeks away

Well the new baseball season for the railroaders is right around the corner. Gonna have a whole new outlook of the new season. The rr's have moved to the ohio valley league this season and are looking to become the champions in their first year.Owensboro, Tradewater and Marion also joined the league this year and although they will only play 42 games this year, i still feel like the rr's will pull out a championship. It is our time

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Back in the Saddle again!

The 2011 Season is just around the corner. I’ve been touring the country in the off season on my custom built Knucklehead, but I’m now heading back towards the Yard and hope to get there in time for the Railroaders opening night against the Bobcats. Besides that, I’ve been kicked out of most the places I’ve visited over the last 9 months and its best I get back to Fulton where folks at least tolerate my presence.

A lot has happened to the Railroaders the last year. They are now a part of the newly formed Ohio Valley League which appears to have bright future ahead of it. Although the 2011 season will only have 4 teams, the 2012 season should see another 2 teams join the fold. Meantime, this year will still be a great one and looking of the Railroaders roster, we have a good chance to do well in the pennant race.

Boilerstoker and I will be rejoined by our ole’ friend Rattle, so there will be no shortage of opinions to go around. Our Facebook page is going well too, with over 360 Friends. There are also a few more personalities that may remerge as the season draws near.

The Yard is about ready and the Railroader Dogs are cooking (they should be nice and tender by opening night). The club is also adding free WiFi in the grandstand this year, so even more action online will be available. I, for one, am looking forward to an exciting season of baseball against the Pirates, Bobcats and Oilers. Of course there’s the nachos too!