Welcome to the Season 17 of the USMLB.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Welcome to the First edition of the USMLB Daily. A lot of news and information will be in here and fun things will be added through out it. I hope that you enjoy and that the report will be up Monday, Wednesday and Friday till the end of the season. Draft information will also be added to the Daily report after the draft. If there’s anything you would like me to cover or add just let me know and I’ll do my best to add it.

First off all I would like to thank all the new teams that have joined the league this season. I hope that you enjoy the league as much as I do and that you’ll hang around for a while.

Sad news for the USMLB world is that “The Puffman”Dicky Puffer has retired. Asked what is going to with his life now that his baseball career is over, Dicky replied he would like to get a coaching job at his old high school in Maryland but will probably join the family business again at Puffer Marshmallows. Good luck to the Puffman on his future endeavors.

What a start to the season for the Tucson Chupacabras at 11-3 already but could be even more shocking is that the team has only allowed 55 runs which averages out to 3.92 runs per game. With an offense almost scoring 8 runs per game know wonder there off to a hot start.

To celebrate the first five years that the USMLB has been around I have ranked every franchise to find the best franchise in the USMLB for the last five years and here is the winner:

Atlanta Brave Vawts (AL)
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Yes I know they have never won a world series but they have won the American League East four straight years and have made the playoffs for five straight years. They have played 46 playoff games going 21-25 during that time. They also have the most victories for any team during the last five years. They also had the second best pitching staff, fourth best offensive and seventh best defense during the same five years. The team has also had 10 AllStars, 2 Cy Young Winners, 1 Firemen of the Year Winner, 1 Silver Slugger award and 2 Gold Glove awards.

Second is the Durham Bulls franchise
Third is the Anaheim Beefpound franchise
Fourth is the Monterrey Stars franchise
Fifth is the Jackson BlaZers franchise

Rumor Mill:
Breaking news from Durham as Owner George Steinhacker is now regretting firing Alfred "Sparky" Martin and that he is thinking about rehiring him this season. A top ranking official in the Durham operation spoke on condition of anonymity because he is afraid that he will be fired for speaking about this to the public said “the new manager McGraw had spoke to Steinhacker like he was a cadet at West Point the other day and Steinhacker had to be talked out of firing McGraw on the spot.” Should be an interesting season in Durham this year.
We are still waiting for Vawt to explain to us what a Vawt is?

Useless Information:
The Monterrey Stars are already on pace to hit 473 homeruns by the end of the season which would break the record of 376 homeruns.
The Tacoma Pioneers are on pace to only give up 502 runs during the season which will be 3.09 runs allowed a game which would break the record of 585 runs allowed.
Milwaukee Bucks are on pace to have 842 double plays by the end of the season which would break the record of 530 double plays.

Where are they now?:
Now what has happen to Mark Phillips? The two-time AllStar is sitting at home wondering if any will be calling for his services this season. Phillips has hit 218 homeruns during last five seasons with 24 coming in Anaheim last season. His agent has been claiming all off-season and the beginning of this season that he could still hit and would be a welcome edition to any team looking for a power bat off the bench or as a starter. For right now Phillips will be enjoying the golf courses and spending time with his family. His agent also went on to say that if his client doesn’t sign with a team this season he might call it a career.