Season Opener

The season opener went the way of the Birch Creek Sand Bitches last night, in a pitchers duel between Roy Halladay and Tim Hudson. Halladay scattered 6 hits over 7.1 shutout innings in the win, and Eric Gagne overcame a rocky entrance into the game to get the save. Trot Nixon was the hero at the plate for Birch, hitting an RBI triple in the 2nd for the first run of the season, and a solo HR in the 9th to go ahead 3-1. Hudson pitched 7.1 innings of 5-hit ball in the loss. Folks are excited about what the team from the Creek might do this year.

Although the Mongooses from Cache/Sardine

Although the Mongooses from Cache/Sardine are happy for the Slappers, it’s time to look at the next generation of PTP dominance. The franchise that missed the world series by just one inning (not counting a game that disappeared) is going to change its name and location, and is going to frighten the league by announcing they have re-signed Eric Gagne, Johan Santana, Roy Oswalt, and Jose Reyes for the upcoming year. Reyes was a major surprise after being a 24th rounder and making only $300,000, he took the starting SS spot from Nomahhh Gahhhciaparra, early in the season. So the franchise is poised at a title run, and they shall now be called… the Birch Creek Sand Bitches

Slappers Win Championship

The Slappers completed their dominance of this inaugural PTP season by sweeping the Curb Dogs 3-0. Manager Utley didn’t go to his bullpen once during the series using Cy Young winner Hudson, runner up Prior and Webb to complete the championship run. The Slappers hit a combined .339 through the postseason with 9 HRs and 38 runs in the 3 games. The Slappers produced 67 baserunners. The 3 starters for the Slappers combined for a 2.00 ERA, with 22 K’s in 27 innings and only allowing 17 hits and 5 BB’s. Albert Pujols was named the series MVP hitting .500 with 2 HRs and 8 RBI. After the celebration manager Utley announced the signing of pitchers Hudson and Prior and hitters Pujols and Lopez.

The Slappers had a remarkable turnaround early in the season after getting swept by the Curb Dogs. They won 8 of their last 11 games, and including the postseason, 11 of 14.

Javy Lopez, Tim Hudson Earn Highest Honors

Javy Lopez was named the Davis League MVP today by voting managers. Tim Hudson was named the Davis League Cy Young. Tim Hudson was the only player of the 16 submitted to receive at least 1 vote from each of the 4 managers.


Player         1st    2nd    3rd    Total

Javy Lopez      3      -      -      15
Barry Bonds     -      2      -       6
Luis Gonzalez   1      -      1       6
Edgar Renteria  -      2      -       6
Ivan Rodriguez  -      -      2       2
Derek Jeter     -      -      1       1

Player         1st    2nd    3rd    Total
Tim Hudson      2      -      2      12
C.C. Sabathia   1      1      1       9
Vicente Padilla 1      1      -       8
Mark Prior      -      1      1       4
Kevin Brown     -      1      -       3

MVP_5: Lopez

MVP_3: Renteria

MVP_1: Rodriguez

CY_5: Sabathia

CY_3: Padilla

CY_1: Hudson

MVP_5: Gonzalez

MVP_3: Bonds

MVP_1: Rodriguez

CY_5: Padilla

CY_3: Prior

CY_1: Hudson

MVP_5: Lopez

MVP_3: Renteria

MVP_1: Gonzalez

CY_5: Hudson

CY_3: Brown

CY_1: Sabathia

MVP_5: Lopez

MVP_3: Bonds

MVP_1: Jeter

CY_5: Hudson

CY_3: Sabathia

CY_1: Prior