BRAVES: An Open Letter to I, Shaun Keay

Late last night, I, Shaun Keay, wrote the article “Why Are You Running?” that among other things recapped our game from last week against the Braves.  Now I’m not one to mislead, embellish, or fabricate anything just for the sake of clicks; in fact I pride myself on my 100% accuracy rate ever since I took…

When I Dip You Dip We Dip

Depending on who you ask, this past weekend the SweatSox either entered our 2nd or 3rd Nepean Brewers Tournament.  The Brewers have erased all trace of the 2014 tournament from the official record, their website, and the complimentary program. Baseball historians everywhere are now looking for answers on a few key issues re: 2014… Did our 0-3…

We’re Here For The Orgy

This past weekend the SweatSox played in the 2nd annual Heritage Classic Baseball Tournament hosted by the Tier 3 Old Sox, who have rebranded themselves the Mavericks since the last time we faced off way back in 2008.  Drawn into a pool with our Tier 3 hosts and the Tier 4 Cubans, the SweatSox were…

Athletics vs Cubs – June 11, 2015

Earlier tonight in Tier 1 action, the Capital City Cubs and Kanata Athletics squared off at Kinsmen, which if you didn’t already know is right down the road from my humble abode. In attendance was none other than the NCBL’s impartial Score Keeper (iSK for short): Cory Bond. I probably could’ve been there had I…

Sportsplex Scoreboard – June 2, 2015

Last night, the NCBL had 2 games scheduled at the Sportsplex.  In Tier 3 action, the Dukes visited the Black Sox, which was followed by a Tier 1 matchup between the Bytown Battalion and Panthers.  Our Authority Cory Bond seemingly had nothing better to do last night because he was in attendance playing with his new scorekeeping app. Boxscore…

RIP: Geoffrey Magnus

It was a cold, dark, windy night at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Stadium (it just rolls off the tongue doesn’t it) as the Ottawa Champions took on the NCBL’s Tier 1 All-Stars earlier tonight.  It wasn’t a true NCBL All-Star team since guys like Eric White (.500), I, Shaun Keay (.400), and Patrick Lyons (1.000)…

Fallout from the NCBL Kick-off Meeting

Since I joined the SweatSox in 1998, there have been approximately 60 NCBL meetings.  I’ve been to none of them.  That’s never stopped me from quickly figuring out what happened at these meetings though, especially now that I have dozens of sources throughout the league.  The 2015 Kick-off meeting was this past Sunday morning, and…

NCBL Kick-off Meeting Predictions

The 2015 NCBL Kick-off Meeting is tomorrow morning, which means it’s time once again for my tri-annual meeting prediction column.  For all you stat lovers out there, I’ve done the math and can confirm that my predictions have a 99.14% accuracy rating, so you might as well take what I’m about to say as fact.…

The 2015 SweatSox Practice Schedule

Yesterday afternoon, the 2015 NCBL Practice Schedule was released.  Each team was assigned two slots, which meant it was inevitable that teams would join forces and share practice times, and/or plan out exhibition games.  I’m hearing SweatSox management did both, doubling our preseason field time. Here’s the SweatSox Preseason Schedule: 1. Friday, May 1st –…

Source: The Heritage Classic Schedule

One of my sources inside the Mavericks organization sent me a copy of what appears to be the 2015 Heritage Classic schedule.  Here’s an exclusive look at the matchups: Pool A: SweatSox, Mavericks, Team Cuba Pool B: Expos, BlackSox, Braumeisters Location: ALL GAMES will be played at Heritage Note: I can’t believe they didn’t split…