Thursday, May 31, 2018

Firing up for another Season of Baseball beginning Tonight.

Baring the threatening weather, the Railroaders will open tonight at home in the Yard and take on the Hoptown Hoppers.  With a 24-16 in 2017, the Hoppers were 1st in the West Division and 2nd in the OVL overall. The Railroaders finished last in the West with a 18-22 record in a tight group including the Chiefs and Miners.  For 2018 there are no divisions. All 8 teams remain grouped together (I wonder why?).

Moving on to the home opener here in Fulton.  The Railroaders and Hoppers have always produced good games together. Fulton will be the underdog once more, with the Hoppers getting a little more time to prepare. The Railroaders full roster has not yet arrived, but 15 (maybe plus) will be on hand to put up a good fight.

Last year’s home opening (2nd game of the season) saw the Railroaders come from behind in the 10th inning with a walk off grand slam homerun. A victory tonight against the Hoppers would be not only a great start, but also a big win against a good adversary. The Fans can help by supporting the guys at the Yard.

Lots of new changes are coming this year for the Railroaders and the OVL. New scoring, stats and game information with GameChanger. The Railroaders website will be upgraded over the course of the season. And of course TeamLine for all Railroader home games will remain with audio and video available.

I’m looking forward to 2018 as it will be my last year blogging. Several new personnel will be handling various jobs around the Yard. I urge everyone to welcome and support their efforts. I certainly do! 

Comments are welcome, even during the game. TeamLine announcers will be watching. “Play Ball!”


  1. So far the weather looks good. 6 hours before game time

  2. I've been in my front yard too long playing baseball myself. I'm ready to watch the big boys play tonight! Let's get a win boys! Join me on the radio at 6:55 to listen in live to your Fulton Railroaders! #chuggachuggachoochoo

  3. Game ready to start. All other OVL games rained out.