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10/25/21

10/24/21

  • The Benchwarmer Bash Page for 2021 is posted.  The page shows the possible league champions that might move on to the Association round along with definite wild card teams and teams that are on the bubble to be wild cards.
  • 2021 in Review:
    • See Standings for All Leagues and Around BWB
    • Of 260 division winners from 2020, 112 repeated with division titles this season (90 of 256 repeated last year)
    • 87 of the division winners from last season finished below .500 in 2021, 32 of them dropped all the way to last place this year. 1 of those teams lost 100 games this year.
    • From the 256 divisions that existed in 2020, 38 division winners in 2021 are franchises that never before won a division title.
    • Of the 65 league champions from 2020, 37 of them repeated as division winners this season. (20 of 64 league winners from 2019 won divisions in 2020).
    • 29 teams went "worst to first" - finishing in 4th place in 2020 and winning a division this year.
    • 20 teams out of 1,072 won 100 games this year, topped by Sherman Wan with Aurora Borealis in Blame Canada League at 111 wins.
    • 20 teams lost 100 games, with 2 teams dropping 112 for the season.
    • 49 teams had 36 or more losses in 2020, the short season equivalent of losing 100 games in a normal season - 4 of them won their division this year and 14 finished .500 or better. However, 15 of those teams finished in 4th place this season and 2 of those teams lost 100 games this year.
    • 58 teams won 36 or more games in 2020. 7 of them won 100 games this season and 32 were division winners this year. However, 14 of those teams were below .500 (with one team with 100 losses) and 6 of those teams dropped to 4th place this season.
  • 2021 in Review (part 2):
    • Of the 65 league champions in 2020, 37 of them repeated* as division winners - 22 are still alive with conference championships and a chance for a repeat league title.  (2019: 34 of 59 league champs in the previous season won their division - 22 repeated as conference champions). *OK, with the league tournaments last year, not all league champions won their divisions, so for some it's not really a "repeat"
  • Congratulations to owners still alive with multiple conference wins: (see how this compares to 2019)
    • 30 Teams -  Jason Kiernan (out of 54 division winners)
    • 11 Teams - Sherman Wan (25)
    • 10 Teams - Ricardo Alexander (15) and Dave Matter (19)
    • 9 Teams - John Hula (15)
    • 6 Teams - Roland Dupont (17) and Michael Quinn (11)
    • 5 Teams - David Henning (9)
    • 3 Teams - Michael Horvitz (7), Jerry King (6), Andrew Lehman (9), Michael Rudolph (8), Jay Snyder (8), and Tom Twomey (3)
    • 2 Teams - A Citarella (3), Robert Elias (3), Greg Flees (2), Don Kruse (3), Michael Lehman (3), Jamison Reese (4), and John Stroba (2)

10/23/21

10/22/21

  • Playoffs: Week 1 Complete: Games 6 & 7 posted - See Playoffs for All Leagues
  • Don't forget that you can reset your lineups for the 2nd week of the playoffs.  The deadline is Saturday night at midnight Eastern.

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10/21/21

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10/19/21

  • Playoffs: Week 1: Game 1 posted - See Playoffs for All Leagues
  • Sad news to report - I received an email from Michael Horvitz's wife on Friday letting me know that Michael had passed away. Michael joined BWB in 2010 and was in 41 leagues this season so I'm sure that many of you had connections with him on the trade market.  He had a pretty successful 2021 with 7 division titles (see below), including a couple of teams winning their first title in the league's 11th season (Minnie & Paul League) and 9th season (Pacific Northwest League).  He had pretty much cornered the market in using "Cincinnati" as his team locations.  It appears that he was around 64 years old.
  • Congratulations to owners with multiple division wins (I didn't post a list in 2020, but you can see how this compares to 2019):
    • 54 Teams - Jason Kiernan - This is obviously a record in BWB and a pretty amazing achievement. 54 titles in 67 leagues is a success rate of 80.6% and his teams across all of BWB had a combined winning percentage of  .613
    • 25 Teams - Sherman Wan
    • 19 Teams - Dave Matter
    • 17 Teams - Roland Dupont
    • 15 Teams - Ricardo Alexander, John Hula
    • 11 Teams - Michael Quinn
    • 9 Teams - David Henning, Andrew Lehman
    • 8 Teams - Michael Rudolph, Jay Snyder
    • 7 Teams - Michael Horvitz
    • 6 Teams - Jerry King
    • 4 Teams - Jamison Reese
    • 3 Teams - A Citarella, Robert Elias, Don Kruse, Michael Lehman, Tom McGraw, Tom Twomey
    • 2 Teams - Alonda Clifton, Greg Flees, Rick Furtak, Brian Haines, Leif Jonson, Tom Kohl, Bill Munger, John Stroba, Danny Zaccaro

10/18/21

  • Week Twenty-six Transactions PostedThe deadline for Week Twenty-seven is Saturday, October 23 at Midnight Eastern - see Season Deadlines
    • There are no transactions this week - this is only for setting your lineups for the 2nd week of the playoffs
    • You may reorder your pitching rotation in the 2nd week without worrying about how many days of rest from the previous week.  We'll start Week 27 games from scratch in that regard.

10/17/21

  • Playoff schedules are posted - see the link for playoffs on your league's home page or you can get a link to any league's playoffs from this page.
  • I still have a bit of prep to do. Due to some technical/computer issues I lost most of my productive time on Thursday night and all of Friday.  I hope to start posting game scores on Monday.

10/13/21

  • Tiebreakers posted for home field advantage and playoff seeding for all leagues throughout the post season.  With this task done, I can move on to create the playoff brackets.  Ideally we're on track for games to begin this weekend.

10/12/21

  • Week 25 Statistics and Players of the Week
  • Because the setup of playoff brackets takes some time, I've extended the deadline for transactions/lineups to Friday night, Oct 15, at midnight Eastern.
    • You can cut players or move players to IR this week - no free agent signings.
    • This is the last week for player cuts. A reminder that any player under contract for 2022 and beyond must be kept on your roster in December/January when we pick players to roll over into 2022. If you've changed your mind about keeping a player, you've got to cut him this week - although you will have a chance to trade him away in November/December.
  • As a reminder, we use MLB games 81-155, picked randomly, for the stats for playoffs.  See rule 2.2.2 for more details and see rule 2.2.3 for additional considerations for starting pitchers.

10/11/21

  • Here's a recap of our final 12 Division Winners from the October 2 tiebreaker games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • B Movie Actor League - Bubba Ho-Tep Division: Fantasy Island (owner Roland Dupont - 16th win in 2021) - 3rd straight division crown, 4th overall
    • Batman League - Bale Division: Kersh (& Trouty) Goes to Disneyland (owner Sherman Wan - 25th win in 2021) - Repeat win, 7th overall; 2015 league champ
    • Beatleball - Lennon Division: Abbey Road Warriors (owner Andrew Lehman - 8th win in 2021) - First pennant since 2004 when league champion
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League - Sutton Division: South Hills California Elite (owner Michael Quinn - 11th win in 2021) - Repeat win, 8th overall; 2-time league champ (2013 & 2009)
    • Fenway Fenatics - Cronin Division: Cincinnati Red Stockings 2 (owner Michael Horvitz - 7th win in 2021) - Repeat division winner
    • Minnie & Paul League - Viola Division: Grosse Pointe Trailer Trash (owner Andrew Lehman - 9th win in 2021) - 1st division title in the league's 11th season; Best previous finish was 3rd 4 times
    • Moneyball League - Art Howe Division: Rich Kids (owner Roland Dupont - 17th win in 2021) - 3-time defending league champ (5 overall); 9th straight division title
    • Pacific Northwest League - Ducks Division: Griffey, Edgar, and The Big Unit Ride again (owner Jason Kiernan - 54th win in 2021) - 4th division win; 2019 league champ
    • Redbirds League - Slaughter Division: Bloomingdale Camelback Crickets (owner Chris Bellina) - 2nd division title - first since 2014
    • Silver Screen League - Major League Division: Celluloid Heroes (owner Alonda Clifton - 2nd win in 2021) - Also won the division in 2018
    • Superman League - Dean Cain Division: Fusilli Jerries (owner John Hula - 15th win in 2021) - 3rd consecutive division win, 5th overall
    • They Might Be Giants League - Ott Division: NYC2ATL Orange Eagles (owner Ricardo Alexander - 15th win in 2021) - 2nd division win

10/3/21

  • The regular season is over and...BWB is taking some time off.
    • The playoffs are coming but will be delayed and hopefully will begin around the time that the MLB league championship series get underway.
    • There's quite a bit of manual set up necessary to set up the BWB playoff schedule.  I had hoped to get much of that done before I left, but hit some snags in that plan.
    • With that, the deadline for transactions and lineup changes has been extended to Tuesday night, October 12, at midnight Eastern.  See all the transaction/lineup deadlines  It's possible that it will be extended a bit more.

10/2/21

  • 12 division ties to break - Results are in - Regular season is complete!
    • B Movie Actor League - Bubba Ho-Tep Division: Fantasy Island (Roland Dupont) at Busey's Blasters (Dave Matter)
      • Result: Fantasy 5   Busey's 4 (Extra Innings)   - Box
      • Fantasy won the division the last 2 years and Busey's won in 2018
      • Busey's won the season series 12-6
      • Busey's won 4 out of 6 in their final two series in Weeks 23-24
      • Record for the last 10 games: Fantasy 5-5  Busey's 5-5
    • Batman League - Bale Division: Quick Draw McGraw (Tom McGraw) at Kersh (& Trouty) Goes to Disneyland (Sherman Wan)
      • Result: Kersh (& Trouty) 6   Quick Draw 5 (Extra Innings)   - Box
      • Quick Draw has never won the division in the league's 11 seasons. Kersh (& Trouty) won last year and has six total pennant.
      • Kersh (& Trouty) won the season series 10-8
      • Kersh (& Trouty) won 4 out of 6 in their final two series in Weeks 23-24
      • Record for the last 10 games: Quick Draw 6-4  K&T 5-5
    • Beatleball - Lennon Division: Rome Gladiators (Danny Zaccaro) at Abbey Road Warriors (Andrew Lehman)
      • Result: Abbey Road 4   Rome 1   - Box
      • Rome has won the division 6 of the last 9 seasons while Abbey Road only made the playoffs once in their league championship season in 2004.
      • The teams split their season series 9-9 and had the same division record. Abbey Road gets home field with the better conference record.
      • Rome won 4 out of 6 in their final two series in Weeks 24-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Rome 7-3  Abbey Road 6-4
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League - Sutton Division: South Hills California Elite (Michael Quinn) at Brooklyn Blue (Roland Dupont)
      • Result: South Hills 3   Brooklyn 2   - Box
      • Brooklyn has one division title in 2014, while South Hills won last season and in 6 other seasons.
      • Brooklyn won the season series 11-7
      • Brooklyn won 4 out of 6 in their final two series in Weeks 24-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: South Hills 6-4  Brooklyn 6-4
    • Fenway Fenatics - Cronin Division: Cincinnati Red Stockings 2 (Michael Horvitz) at Centauri Cosmic Conundrum (David Henning)
      • Result: Cincinnati 8   Centauri 5   - Box
      • Cincinnati won the division last year, while Centauri won 4 of the previous 5 seasons with league titles in all 4 of those.
      • Centauri won the season series 10-8
      • Grosse Pointe won 4 out of 6 in their final two series in Weeks 23-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Cincinnati 4-6  Centauri 6-4
    • Minnie & Paul League - Viola Division: Minneapolis Millers (Dave Matter) at Grosse Pointe Trailer Trash (Andrew Lehman)
      • Result: Grosse Pointe 4   Minneapolis 3   - Box
      • Minneapolis last made the playoffs in 2011-2013, with 2 league titles. Grosse Pointe has never finished higher than 3rd place in the 10 league seasons prior to 2021.
      • Grosse Pointe won the season series 12-6
      • Cincinnati won 4 out of 6 in their final two series in Weeks 24-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Minneapolis 6-4  Grosse Pointe 7-3
    • Moneyball League - Art Howe Division: Already Dunn (Mike Scott) at Rich Kids (Roland Dupont)
      • Result: Rich 5   Already 2   - Box
      • Rich is the 3-time defending league champ, while Already has never won the division in the league's 8 seasons.
      • The teams split their season series 9-9. Rich gets home field with the better division record.
      • Already won 4 out of 6 in their final two series in Weeks 23-24
      • Record for the last 10 games: Already 5-5  Rich 6-4
    • Pacific Northwest League - Ducks Division: Griffey, Edgar, and The Big Unit Ride again (Jason Kiernan) at Cobble Beach Leathernecks (Stuart McKenna)
      • Result: Griffey, Edgar, and 5   Cobble Beach 4   - Box
      • Griffey, Edgar and won the division 3 times 2017-19. Cobble Beach won 3 times 2013-15.
      • Cobble Beach won the season series 10-8
      • The teams split the 6 games in their final two series in Weeks 24-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Griffey, Edgar, and 7-3  Cobble Beach 3-7
    • Redbirds League - Slaughter Division: Montara PacSox (Sherman Wan) at Bloomingdale Camelback Crickets (Chris Bellina)
      • Result: Bloomingdale 4   Montara 0   - Box
      • Montara has 6 division pennants, including last season, while Bloomingdale has only 1 title in 2014.
      • The teams split their season series 9-9. Bloomingdale gets home field with the better division record.
      • Bloomingdale won 5 out of 6 in their final two series in Weeks 23-24
      • Record for the last 10 games: Montara 5-5  Bloomingdale 7-3
    • Silver Screen League - Major League Division: Celluloid Heroes (Alonda Clifton) at Avalon Dryads (John Stroba)
      • Result: Celluloid 5   Avalon 2   - Box
      • Celluloid won the division in 2018, Avalon won it in 2016.
      • The teams split their season series 9-9. Avalon gets home field with the better division record.
      • The teams went 3-3 in their final two series in Weeks 24-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Celluloid 7-3  Avalon 3-7
    • Superman League - Dean Cain Division: Ames Twisters (Tom Kohl) at Fusilli Jerries (John Hula)
      • Result: Fusilli 4   Ames 2   - Box
      • Ames won the division twice, most recently in 2017. Fusilli has won 4 times, including the last two years.
      • Fusilli won the season series 10-8
      • Fusilli won 4 of 6 in their final two series in Weeks 23-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Ames 2-8  Fusilli 9-1 (and a current 8-game winning streak)
    • They Might Be Giants League - Ott Division: Gilroy Garlic Gulls (Sherman Wan) at NYC2ATL Orange Eagles (Ricardo Alexander)
      • Result: NYC2ATL 3   Gilroy Garlic 0   - Box
      • Gilroy Garlic won the division in 2020 and has 5 overall, while NYC2ATL has one pennant in 2018
      • The teams split their season series 9-9. NYC2ATL gets home field with the better division record.
      • The teams went 3-3 in their final two series in Weeks 23-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Gilroy Garlic 3-7  NYC2ATL 9-1

10/2/21

  • 45 Division Champions from the September 30 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • A League About Nothing - Kramer Division: Cincinnati Hapless Wonders (owner Michael Horvitz - 5th win in 2021) - Previous best finish was 3rd in 3 seasons
    • American Association - Pittsburgh Alleghenys Division: Area 51 ET's (owner Jerry King - 5th win in 2021) - Also won in 2019
    • Anchorman League - Jennings Division: Cooperstown Wannabees (owner David Henning - 6th win in 2021) - Defending league champion
    • Beatleball
      • McCartney Division: Cold Was the Steel of My Axe to Grind (owner Sherman Wan - 21st win in 2021) - 10th division win, 4th consecutive; 4-time league winner
      • Harrison Division: Big Mack Attack (owner Tom McGraw - 3rd win in 2021) - 3rd consecutive pennant
      • Starr Division: Volkswagon Hipsters (owner Jason Kiernan - 52nd win in 2021) - Defending league champion; 9th division title
    • Beer League - Yeast Division: The Natty Lights (owner Bill Munger) - New owner gets 12th pennant in 15 seasons; 5-time league champ and 2-time Bash champ
    • Big Red Machine League - George Fosterz Division: Atlanta Redbirds (owner Robert Elias - 3rd win in 2021) - Repeat winner
    • Birdland - Frank Robinson Division: Annapolis Crabbers (owner Dave Matter - 17th win in 2021) - 2nd place in 2020, missed by 1 game
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League - Reese Division: Aksarben Krusaders (owner Don Kruse - 3rd win in 2021) - 8th division win in 13 seasons
    • Blue and Gray League
      • Grant Division: Bradford Bluecoats (owner Jay Snyder - 7th win in 2021) - 5th division win; 3-time league champ
      • Sherman Division: Lincoln Logs (owner Andrew Lehman - 6th win in 2021) - 6th division win; 2012 league champion
      • Jackson Division: Charleston Cannon Fodder (owner Jerry King - 6th win in 2021) - Defending league champion via league tournament along with 3 other titles; 11th division win
    • British Invasion League - The Who Division: Abbey Road Revolution (owner David Henning - 7th win in 2021) - Inaugural season
    • Cleveland Rocks
      • Boudreau Division: North Coast Wahoos (owner Michael Rudolph - 7th win in 2021) - League champ in 2019; 3rd straight division win
      • Doby Division: Buckeyeland Blasters (owner Dave Matter - 18th win in 2021) - First division win since 2014
    • Commissioners League
      • Frick Division: San Andreas Quakers (owner Bill Munger - 2nd win in 2021) - 4th division win; 2014 league champ
      • Ueberroth Division: Gotham Gargoyles (owner John Hula - 12th win in 2021) - Also won in 2018
    • Federal League
      • Baltimore Terrapins Division: Longyearbyen Lost Miners (owner Sherman Wan - 22nd win in 2021) - 5th division win; 3-time league champ
      • Ueberroth Division: Atlanta Kool Runnings (owner Ricardo Alexander - 12th win in 2021) - Won 5 straight pennants 2014-2018; 2014 league champion
    • Five Boroughs League
      • Queens Division: Manhattan Magillas (owner Dave Matter - 19th win in 2021) - First division title; had finished 2nd 3 times
      • Staten Island Division: Shaolin Killa Bees (owner John Hula - 13th win in 2021) - Finished last in each of the league's previous 5 seasons
    • Four Star League - Patton Division: Main Street Hustlers (owner Roland Dupont - 13th win in 2021) - First trip to playoffs since 2014
    • Game Night League - Inaugural season
      • Life Division: Atlanta Robot Baseball (owner Ricardo Alexander - 13th win in 2021)
      • Battleship Division: Boom!!! Tetris for Jeff (owner Jason Kiernan - 53rd win in 2021)
    • Golden Throat League - Bob Prince Division: Azilum Antionettes (owner Jay Snyder - 8th win in 2021) - Defending league champion; 6th consecutive division win
    • Gone But Not Forgotten League
      • New York Giants Division: Minor League Baseball (owner Andrew Lehman - 7th win in 2021) - Repeat winner
      • Philadelphia Athletics Division: Center City Flashbacks (owner David Henning - 8th win in 2021) - Also won in 2019
    • Grunge League - Hole Division: Knee Deep In Hoopla (owner Michael Lehman - 3rd win in 2021) - First division win after 2 straight 2nd-place finishes
    • Home of the Brave - Maranville Division: Kiss My Asp (owner Alonda Clifton) - First division win - had finished 2nd in 3 of the league's first 4 seasons
    • K Street League
      • Blyleven Division: Darwin Destroyers (owner Matt Strawbridge) - Repeat winner, 6th overall; 2 league titles
      • Sutton Division: Dawns Early Light (owner Ken Stevenson) - 4th consecutive pennant, 6th overall; 2019 league champion
    • The Kings of Queens - Harrelson Division: Cincinnati Redlegs 2 (owner Michael Horvitz - 6th win in 2021) - Repeat division winner
    • Marxball - Groucho Division: Freedonia Freedom Fighters (owner John Hula - 14th win in 2021) - Best previous finish had been 2nd place in 2017-2018
    • Murderers' Row
      • Big Poison Division: Palookaville Pugs (owner Sherman Wan - 23rd win in 2021) - 9th division win in 12 seasons; 2 league titles
      • Big Puma Division: Guttenberg Gandolfinis (owner Tom Twomey - 3rd win in 2021) - 10 division win in 12 seasons; 2 league titles
    • Original Six League - Red Wings Division: Destiny's Guardians (owner David Henning - 9th win in 2021) - First division win; finished 3rd last year
    • Pacific Northwest League - Beavers Division: Walla Walla Sweet Onions (owner Michael Horvitz - 3rd win in 2021) - 3rd division pennant; 2016 league champ
    • Perfect World League
      • David Wells Division: Adrenaline Mob (owner A Citarella - 3rd win in 2021) - 3rd consecutive pennant, 7th overall; 2011 league champion
      • Randy Johnson Division: Malta Peanut Butter Falcons (owner Sherman Wan - 24th win in 2021) - Also won in 2020, 6th pennant; League champ in 2015
    • Reality Bites League - American Idol Division: Kingston Jamaicans (owner Ricardo Alexander - 14th win in 2021) - Missed division win in 2020 after 6 straight; 2015 league champ
    • ThirtyThirtysomething League - Jeff Bagwell Division: Des Moines Corncobs (owner Tom Kohl - 2nd win in 2021) - Finished 2nd in the league's first 2 seasons
    • Tobacco Road League - Blue Devils Division: Smoke Rings (owner Roland Dupont - 14th win in 2021) - First division win
    • Will Ferrell League
      • Blades of Glory Division: Whistling Dixie (owner Roland Dupont - 15th win in 2021) - Repeat winner
      • Stranger Than Fiction Division: Boone Central Cardinals (owner Mike Cerny) - Repeat winner

9/30/21

  • Week 25 Continues - Games 149-150 posted - See results
    • We're not done!  We have some ties to break - 12 divisions ended in ties. Details will be posted on Friday.
    • See standings for all leagues
    • Around BWB
    • The next score update for Game 151 tiebreakers is expected on Saturday
  • On the final day of the BWB regular season, here's our last update to the close pennant races around BWB leagues before Games 149-150.
    • 57 of the 268 divisions have not yet crowned a champion
    • Included in that, all 4 divisions in Beatleball and 3 of the 4 divisions in Blue and Gray League are yet to be decided
    • Some teams are making an incredible run at the end while some formerly safe division leaders have had some epic collapses.
    • We have at least 2 divisions with a chance for a 3-way tie (Batman League and Minnie & Paul League)

9/29/21

  • 35 Division Champions from the September 28 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • American Association - Louisville Colonels Division: Throwback All-Stars (owner Jason Kiernan - 46th win in 2021) - Repeat winner, 3rd overall
    • Batman League
      • Keaton Division: Waterbury Riddlers (owner Mike Scott) - First pennant in the league's 12th season; Had finished 2nd 4 times
      • Kilmer Division: Winged Vengeance (owner John Hula - 10th win in 2021) - 3rd division win
    • Birdland - Brooks Robinson Division: NYC2ATL Jr. Eagles (owner Ricardo Alexander - 9th win in 2021) - Defending league champ; 3rd straight division title
    • Blame Canada League - Eric Division: Mogadishu Pirates (owner J.C. Freeman) - Repeat win, 4th overall
    • Blue and Gray League - Lee Division: Lexington Native Guards (owner Jason Kiernan - 47th win in 2021) - Repeat winner, 4th overall; League title in 2013
    • Born to Run League - Raines Division: Sonoma Reds (owner Ken DeGroot) - First division win in the league's 5th season
    • Broadway League - Rounding Third Division: NYC2ATL Evil Empire (owner Ricardo Alexander - 10th win in 2021) - 4th division win in the league's 4 seasons; 2018 league champion
    • Cleveland Rocks - Harder Division: Wonton Soup (owner Roland Dupont - 10th win in 2021) - Defending league champ via 2020 league tournament, but this is first division win
    • Deuces Wild League - Musial Division: Lexington Losers (owner Tom McGraw - 2nd win in 2021) - First division win in league's 13th season; best finish had been 2nd place twice
    • Experts League - Web Division: Irish Alcohooligans (owner Jerry King - 4th win in 2021) - 3rd win, first since 2016 when league champion
    • Federal League - Brooklyn Tip-Tops Division: Sheshequin Shenanigans (owner Dave Matter - 13th win in 2021) - 6th division win; League champ in 2017 and 2016
    • Fenway Fenatics - Doerr Division: St. Louis Redbirds (owner Michael Quinn - 10th win in 2021) - 5th division pennant; League champ in 2016
    • Geek Pride League - Zuckerberg Division: Orphanville Pickpockets (owner Michael Horvitz - 4th win in 2021) - Also won in 2019
    • Gone But Not Forgotten League - St. Louis Browns Division: Veeckville Gaedels (owner A Citarella - 2nd win in 2021) - 3rd consecutive title; 2019 league winner
    • Grand Slam League - Ramirez Division: Winston Wants Bangers for Breakfast (owner Jamison Reese - 4th win in 2021) - League champ in 2019, 2nd division title
    • Hall of Fame League - Ruth Division: Nordeast Original Sinners (owner Andrew Lehman - 5th win in 2021) - 8th division title; 3 league championships
    • The Kings of Queens - Hernandez Division: Astoria Argyle Sox (owner Sherman Wan - 19th win in 2021) - 4th division win - last one was in 2018 when league champion
    • Motor City League - Greenberg Division: Mt Pleasant Bomb Squad (owner Jason Kiernan - 48th win in 2021) - 4th consecutive title, 7th overall; 2016 league champ
    • North Siders League
      • Williams Division: Chicago Prophets (owner Rick Furtak - 2nd win in 2021) - Only previous trip to playoffs was in 2015
      • Jenkins Division: The Blues Brothers Rhythm and Blues Revue (owner John Hula - 11th win in 2021) - 3rd division win
      • Sutter Division: Wrigleyville Bryzzo Souvenirs (owner Jason Kiernan - 49th win in 2021) - 3rd straight division win, 5th overall
    • Phightin' Phils League - Ashburn Division: Wadsworth Whiffers (owner Michael Rudolph - 6th win in 2021) - Third consecutive win, fourth overall
    • Redbirds League - Brock Division: Manalapan Monchichis (owner Tom Twomey - 2nd win in 2021) - 7th division title but first since 2016; League champ in 2014
    • Scooby Doo League - Daphne Division: North DeLisle Rangers (owner Sherman Wan - 20th win in 2021) - 5th straight pennant, 6th overall; 2018 league champ
    • South Siders League - Fox Division: Wimpy's Hawks (owner Dave Matter - 14th win in 2021) - 3rd consecutive win
    • Steel City League - Kiner Division: Stargell's Spectacular Slammin Spectacle (owner Jason Kiernan - 50th win in 2021) - Repeat winner; 2020 Benchwarmer Bash champion
    • Superman League - Brandon Routh Division: Heavenly Hash (owner Roland Dupont - 11th win in 2021) - First trip to playoffs since 2 season run in 2013-14
    • That's the Fact Jack League - Stripes Division: Kingston Don Dadda (owner Ricardo Alexander - 11th win in 2021) - 4th division win; League champ in 2019 and 2018
    • They Might Be Giants League - Marichal Division: Silicon Valley Sluggers (owner Dave Matter - 15th win in 2021) - Repeat winner, 3rd overall
    • ThirtyThirtysomething League - Raul Mondesi Division: Duluth Superiors (owner Jerry Stevens) - 2nd place last year, first division win
    • Triple Crown League - Robinson Division: Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2015 Pan Americans (owner Leif Jonson - 2nd win in 2021) - 15th season, first pennant; Best finish had been 2nd place 4 times
    • Tobacco Road League - Tar Heels Division: Southern Cardinals (owner Michael Quinn - 6th win in 2021) - Previous best finish was 3rd last season
    • Whiff League - Andres Gallaraga Division: Cyclonic Swingers (owner Dave Matter - 16th win in 2021) - Finished 2nd in each of the league's first 2 seasons
    • White Elephant League - Jackson Division: Rising Stars (owner Roland Dupont - 12th win in 2021) - Also won in 2019
    • Will Ferrell League - Old School Division: Buddy the Elf Plays Every Position (owner Jason Kiernan - 51st win in 2021) - First division win, finished 2nd in 2020

9/27/21

  • 25 Division Champions from the September 26 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • A League About Nothing - Newman Division: Jerry's Villian (owner Michael Quinn - 8th win in 2021) - 2nd division pennant, also won in 2017
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League - Drysdale Division: Scully's Songbirds (owner Jason Kiernan - 41st win in 2021) - Defending winner, 4th overall; 2010 league champ
    • Born to Run League - Cobb Division: Escape from New Jersey In a Green Ford Taurus SHO (owner John Hula - 8th win in 2021) - First division win; Won the league title in the 2020 tournament
    • Broadway League - The Hot Corner Division: Rochelle Rochelle (owner Michael Rudolph - 4th win in 2021) - Repeat win
    • Bronx Bombers League - DiMaggio Division: Harlem Hillbillies (owner Roland Dupont - 8th win in 2021) - 3rd division title
    • Chevy Chase League - Clark W. Griswold, Jr. Division: Cool Dudes (owner Roland Dupont - 9th win in 2021) - 9th title in franchise history; 2012 league champion
    • Experts League - Print Division: Mare Serenitatis Water Bears (owner Sherman Wan - 18th win in 2021) - Defending league champ; 4th division pennant
    • Fenway Fenatics - Boggs Division: Werewolves of London (owner Jamison Reese - 3rd win in 2021) - First trip to playoffs since 2014
    • Firemen League - Wagner Division: Lefty Flamethrowers (owner Jason Kiernan - 42nd win in 2021) - Defending league champ; 3rd division title
    • Four Star League - MacArthur Division: Mt. Eaton Hilltoppers (owner Dave Matter - 11th win in 2021) - First pennant in league's 12th season; best finish had been 2nd place last year and in 2012
    • Hall of Fame League - Cobb Division: San Diego Surfriders (owner John Hula - 9th win in 2021) - Defending league champion in 2020's tournament; First division win since 2014
    • K Street League - Seaver Division: Wayne Mad Generals (owner Robert Elias - 2nd win in 2021) - Defending league champion (three overall); 6th division title - 5th in a row
    • Longball League - Killebrew Division: WC In the Cards (owner Michael Quinn - 9th win in 2021) - First division win since 2011, 3rd overall
    • Moneyball League
      • Scott Hatteberg Division: Freeport Pretzels (owner Jeff Zick) - Third division title
      • David Justice Division: Random Ninjas (owner Jason Kiernan - 43rd win in 2021) - Repeat winner, 4th overall; 2017 league champion
    • Perfect World League - Kenny Rogers Division: Gambler's Luck (owner Jason Kiernan - 44th win in 2021) - First division win in the league's 12th season; had 4 2nd-place finishes
    • Shadowball League - Memphis Red Sox Division: Bingo Long's Travelling All-Stars (owner Jason Kiernan - 45th win in 2021) - Defending league champ (2018 as well); 5th division title
    • Silver Screen League - Bad News Bears Division: Chatsworth Tatum Tots (owner Dave Matter - 12th win in 2021) - First pennant in the league's 8th season; best finish had been 2nd in 2016 and 2015
    • South Siders League - Faber Division: Georgia Pecans (owner Willis Lee) - First division win
    • Steel City League
      • Wagner Division: Monongahela River Monsters (owner Michael Rudolph - 5th win in 2021) - Repeat win, 3rd overall; 2016 league champ
      • Traynor Division: Hershey Special O.P.S. (owner David Henning - 4th win in 2021) - Defending league champion in 2020's tournament; 6 straight wins 2014-19
    • That's the Fact Jack League - The Life Aquatic Division: Proton Gunslingers (owner David Henning - 5th win in 2021) - 4th division win; League champ in 2017 and 2016
    • Three of a Kind League - Beckley Division: Wyalusing Whiffers (owner Jay Snyder - 6th win in 2021) - 2020 broke a string of 6 straight division wins; this is 9th overall and has 2 league titles
    • Wes Anderson League - Rushmore Division: Rock Solid (owner Danny Zaccaro - 2nd win in 2021) - First division crown; 2nd place in both 2020 and 2019
    • White Elephant League - Hunter Division: Arctic Ocean Elephant Seals (owner Michael Lehman - 2nd win in 2021) - 2nd division win; 2018 league champion

9/25/21

  • I had mentioned a while back there was a mistake in the team stats that could be showing more Pinesitter Pitchers for your team than actually occurred.  That is now fixed and Power Index rankings are now using that corrected data.
  • 23 Division Champions from the September 24 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Anchorman League - Reasoner Division: Cold Pizza (owner Roland Dupont - 5th win in 2021) - 3rd division win, first since 2015
    • Blame Canada League - Kenny Division: Banff Snowcaps (owner Dave Matter - 8th win in 2021) - 3rd straight division title, 4th overall
    • Broadway League - Riding The Pine Division: Bring Him Home (owner Sherman Wan- 13th win in 2021) - 2nd division win
    • Chevy Chase League - Emmit Fitz-Hume Division: Quahog Drunken Clams (owner Don Kruse - 2nd win in 2021) - 5th pennant; League champ in 2013
    • Experts League - Blogs Division: St. Louis Prefectos (owner Sheldon Price) - 4th division win; 2-time league champion
    • Fenway Fenatics - Fisk Division: MacPhail's Phire Sale (owner Christian Ingram) - 5th division title
    • Geek Pride League - Dorsey Division: Seattle Grunge (owner Dave Matter - 9th win in 2021) - 3rd division win; 2013 league champ
    • Longball League
      • Robinson Division: Lagrange Sluggers (owner Tom McGraw) - 1st playoff appearance since 2009
      • McGuire Division: Risky Business (owner Roland Dupont - 6th win in 2021) - 3rd straight division title, 4th overall
    • Minnie & Paul League - Oliva Division: Minoso & Waner (owner Jason Kiernan - 39th win in 2021) - 4th division pennant; League champ in 2015
    • Moneyball League - Ron Washington Division: Billy's Cards (owner Michael Quinn - 7th win in 2021) - First playoff trip since 2013
    • Motor City League - Gehringer Division: Alcubierre-Obousy Skunkworks (owner Sherman Wan - 14th win in 2021) - 3rd division win; 2019 league champ
    • Reality Bites
      • Fear Factor Division: Pawn Stars of Las Vegas (owner Jason Kiernan - 40th win in 2021) - Defending league champion
      • Amazing Race Division: Interlaken Cheese Transport (owner Sherman Wan - 15th win in 2021) - 6th division crown; 2-time league champ
      • Bachelor Division: Carmel Surf Dogs (owner Andrew Lehman - 4th win in 2021) - 5th division pennant
    • Shadowball League - Birmingham Black Barons Division: Tombstone Gun Fighters (owner Robert Elias) - Defending champ, 10th overall; looking for first league title
    • Three of a Kind League - Wagner Division: Havana Lounge Lizards (owner Jerry King - 3rd win in 2021) - 7th division win, 1st since 2016; 2011 league champion
    • Tobacco Road League - Demon Deacons Division: Kentucky Farm Boys (owner Jamison Reese - 2nd win in 2021) - 1st division win
    • Triple Crown League - Yastrzemski Division: Garreg Mach Monks (owner Sherman Wan - 16th win in 2021) - 3rd straight win, 5th overall; 2011 league champion
    • Wes Anderson League - The Life Aquatic Division: All Day Suckers (owner Roland Dupont - 7th win in 2021) - Repeat winner
    • White Elephant League - Williams Division: NYC2ATL White Eagles (owner Ricardo Alexander - 8th win in 2021) - 3rd division win in the league's 4 seasons
    • Winners Circle League
      • Spahn Division: Monsters Aren't Afraid (owner Sherman Wan - 17th win in 2021) - 3rd division win; League champ in 2017
      • Galvin Division: Angel Cats (owner Dave Matter - 10th win in 2021) - Repeat winner; League champ in 2018

9/23/21

  • 28 Division Champions from the September 22 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • A League About Nothing - Elaine Division: Infinite Zeroes (owner David Henning) - Defending league champion
    • American Association - Cincinnati Red Stockings Division: Gentleman Jack (owner Roland Dupont - 2nd win in 2021) - Repeat division winner
    • Big Red Machine League
      • Dave Concepcion Division: Dave Concepcion Daveplugs (owner Jason Kiernan - 34th win in 2021) - Won league championship in league's first season last year
      • Sparky Anderson Division: Bottom of the Barrel (owner Andrew Lehman - 3rd win in 2021) - Finished 2nd last season
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League - Campanella Division: Wisconsin Dawgs (owner Greg Flees) - 3rd division title - Defending league champion; 9th division win in 12 seasons
    • British Invasion League - The Animals Division: Kingston Brixton Yardies (owner Ricardo Alexander - 6th win in 2021) - Inaugural season
    • Cleveland Rocks - Averill Division: Lake Erie Storm (owner David Henning - 2nd win in 2021) - 7th division win in 9 seasons - 3rd consecutive; League champ 2014-2016
    • Experts League - Airwaves Division: Stateroom Egg Boilers (owner Jason Kiernan - 35th win in 2021) - 3rd straight pennant, 10th overall; 3-time league champion
    • Firemen League - Eckersley Division: Flagstaff Flag Raisers (owner Dave Matter - 7th win in 2021) - 3rd division win, first since 2016
    • Five Boroughs League - Brooklyn Division: Brooklyn Ghostbusters (owner John Stroba - 2nd win in 2021) - Best previous finish had been 2nd place in 2017-2018
    • Golden Throat League - Jack Buck Division: Cincinnati Orphans (owner Michael Horvitz) - Back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016
    • Grand Slam League - McCovey Division: Oklahoma Sooners (owner Phillip Dang) - Also won in 2018
    • Grunge League - Alice in Chains Division: Sun + Ocean Blue (owner Sherman Wan- 12th win in 2021) - Repeat division win
    • The Kings of Queens - Koosman Division: Kansas Bucks (owner Greg Flees - 2nd win in 2021) - 9th division tiltle in the league's 12 years; no league championships yet
    • Minnie & Paul League - Blyleven Division: Cincinnati Cardinals 1 (owner Michael Horvitz - 2nd win in 2021) - 1st pennant in league's 11th season; had finished 3 times, including 2020
    • North Siders League - Sandberg Division: Waypoint Spartans (owner David Henning - 3rd win in 2021) - 3rd straight division win; League champ in 2019 and 2014
    • Original Six League
      • Bruins Division: Salted Nuts (owner Roland Dupont - 3rd win in 2021) - 1st pennant; finished 2nd the previous 2 seasons
      • Black Hawks Division: Super Mario All Stars!!! Now with Sid the Kid!!! (owner Jason Kiernan - 36th win in 2021) - 4th consecutive division win
    • Pacific Northwest League - Cougars Division: Cincinnati Flying Pigs (owner Michael Horvitz - 3rd win in 2021) - Best previous finish in league's 8 seasons was 3rd (3 times)
    • Phightin' Phils League - Alexander Division: NYC2ATL Blackbirds (owner Ricardo Alexander - 7th win in 2021) - 2nd division win - first since 2016
    • Royal Flush League - Splittoff Division: St. Louis Aces (owner Michael Quinn - 5th win in 2021) - 3rd consecutive division win; 2017 league champ
    • South Siders League - Walsh Division: South Pole Blizzard (owner Jason Kiernan - 37th win in 2021) - 4th consecutive division win; Won the league in 2018
    • ThirtyThirtysomething League - Ron Gant Division: The Thunder Down Under (owner Skip Hohensee) - Repeat win
    • Tobacco Road League - Tar Heels Division: Southern Cardinals (owner Michael Quinn - 6th win in 2021) - Previous best finish was 3rd last season
    • Wes Anderson League - Bottle Rocket Division: Surfin USA Looking for Bill Murray (owner Jason Kiernan - 38th win in 2021) - 2nd division title
    • Whiff League
      • Jose Canseco Division: New Day (owner Roland Dupont - 4th win in 2021) - Also won in 2019
      • Willie Stargell Division: The Usual Suspects (owner Micah Bustard) - First division crown
    • Will Ferrell League - Talledega Nights Division: Carter Lake Scorpions (owner Don Kruse) - Also won division and conference in 2018

9/21/21

  • 16 Division Champions from the September 20 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • A League About Nothing - Peterman Division: Overdried Clothes (owner Jason Kiernan - 31st win in 2021) - First division win in league's 5th season after 3 straight 2nd place finishes
    • Anchorman League - Chancellor Division: House of Cronkite (owner Brian Haines - 2nd win in 2021) - 2nd division win - first since 2016
    • B Movie Actor League - Burn Notice Division: California Kicked UR A$$ (owner Craig Burke) - 3rd division title - League champion in 2016; 2nd division win
    • Birdland - Eddie Murray Division: Bluth Frozen Bananas (owner Daniel Foley, Jr.) - Also won the division in 2018
    • British Invasion League - The Zombies Division: Dave Clark Five Over and Over (owner Jason Kiernan - 32nd win in 2021) - Inaugural season
    • Deuces Wild League - Cobb Division: Rock Ridge Raiders (owner Jerry King - 2nd win in 2021) - 4th division win; League champion in 2018 and 2017
    • Federal League - Buffalo Buffeds Division: Clockwork Angels (owner A Citarella) - 3rd straight division crown
    • Five Boroughs League - Bronx Division: Total Chaos (owner Roland Dupont) - Also won division in 2018
    • Four Star League - Bradley Division: Kenobi's Jedi Knights (owner Jason Kiernan - 33rd win in 2021) - 2nd straight division win
    • Game Night League - Inaugural season
      • Clue Division: Kentucky Fried Foghorn Leghorn (owner Sherman Wan - 10th win in 2021)
      • Operation Division: SoCal Blue Dogs (owner Scott Owens)
    • Minnie & Paul League - Carew Division: Bloomington Metropolitans (owner Sam Campbell) - 2nd division title - first since 2015
    • Murderers' Row - Big Ed Division: Atlanta Bronx Bombers (owner Ricardo Alexander - 5th win in 2021) - 6-time league champion; 9th division title
    • Phightin' Phils League - Klein Division: Mt. Eaton Fox Squirrels (owner Dave Matter - 6th win in 2021) - 5 straight division wins; League champ in 2018 and 2017
    • South Siders League - Minoso Division: Machynlleth Power (owner Sherman Wan - 11th win in 2021) - Defending league champion
    • Steel City League - Mazeroski Division: Roberto's Boys (owner John Hula - 7th win in 2021) - First trip to playoffs in the league's 5th season

9/18/21

  • 28 Division Champions from the September 16 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Anchorman League - Rather Division: Hot Stove (owner Dave Matter - 4th win in 2021) - One previous trip to playoffs in 2017
    • B Movie Actor League - Brisco County Jr. Division: Brisco County Dharmanauts (owner John Hula - 5th win in 2021) - 3rd division title - looking for first trip to the finals
    • Batman League - Clooney Division: Biff, Bam, KKrunk (owner Jason Kiernan - 25th win in 2021) - Defending league champ, 6th division pennant
    • Beer League
      • Water Division: Goose Island 312 Chicago Microbrew (owner Jason Kiernan - 26th win in 2021) - Repeat title, 6th overall; 3-time league champ
      • Malt Division: Maiden's Trooper Ale (owner Derrick Silensky) - 2nd division title in team history
    • Blame Canada League - Kyle Division: Aurora Borealis (owner Sherman Wan - 7th win in 2021) - 5th time on top; 2 league titles (2017 and 2014)
    • British Invasion League - The Kinks Division: York Mints (owner Tom Kohl) - Inaugural season
    • Bronx Bombers League
      • Gehrig Division: Standing Stone Subtle Tsunami (owner Jay Snyder - 4th win in 2021) - Missed division win in 2020 after 5 straight; 3 league titles
      • Ford Division: DJ Alyx and the Vortigaunts (owner Sherman Wan - 8th win in 2021) - 3rd division title
      • Rizzuto Division: St. Louis Braumeisters (owner Justin Juengel) - Franchise's first division crown in league's 11th season after 4 straight 2nd-place finishes
    • Firemen League - Smith Division: House of Leary (owner Brian Haines) - 5th division crown; Has 3 league wins: 2019, 2017, and 2012
    • Golden Throat League - Ernie Harwell Division: Vin's Vacationers (owner Jason Kiernan - 27th win in 2021) - Repeat win, 4th overall
    • Hall of Fame League - Wagner Division: Ozzie Smith's Defensive Wizards (owner Jason Kiernan - 28th win in 2021) - Repeat winner, 6th overall
    • Home of the Brave - Niekro Division: Phoenix Loveweavers (owner John Stroba) - First division title - first time above 3rd place
    • K Street League - Perry Division: D.C. Lobbyists (owner Jon Swanson) - 7th division win; Only conference title was in 2014
    • Marxball - Zeppo Division: Kingston FC (owner Ricardo Alexander - 4th win in 2021) - 4th straight division title
    • Murderers' Row - Big Donkey Division: Chicago Public Enemies (owner Jerry King) - Defending league champion - 6th division win but looking for first league championship
    • Original Six League - Rangers Division: Lamoureux Mighty Dekes (owner Sherman Wan - 9th win in 2021) - Defending league champ; 2nd division pennant
    • Perfect World League - David Cone Division: Bates Motel Cabana Boys (owner Andrew Lehman - 2nd win in 2021) - 3rd division win - first since 2016
    • Phightin' Phils League - Roberts Division: Steak Sandwich Fanatics of Philadelphia (owner Jason Kiernan - 29th win in 2021) - 3rd division win
    • Redbirds League - Smith Division: Brazil 2014 Canarinho (owner Leif Jonson) - 9th division win in 16 seasons; League champ in 2019 and 2016
    • Royal Flush League
      • Patek Division: West Bottoms Hungry Heifers (owner Dave Matter - 5th win in 2021) - Best previous finish in league's first 6 seasons was 2nd (3 times)
      • Quisenberry Division: Runner Runner Royal Flush (owner John Hula - 6th win in 2021) - Also won the division in 2019
    • Shadowball League - Pittsburgh Crawfords Division: Cal Tech Atoms (owner Jamison Reese) - Repeat division winner, 7th overall; League champ twice
    • Superman League - Christopher Reeve Division: Jor El Cards (owner Michael Quinn - 3rd win in 2021) - 4th division pennant; League champ in 2017
    • They Might Be Giants - Hubbell Division: Herrickville Haberdashers (owner Jay Snyder - 5th win in 2021) - Defending league champ, 7th division win
    • White Elephant League - Fingers Division: Who's on First? Abbott or Costello (owner Jason Kiernan - 30th win in 2021) - 3rd division win in the league's 4 seasons
    • Winners Circle League - Mathewson Division: Christy Cardinals (owner Michael Quinn - 4th win in 2021) - Only previous trip to playoffs was in 2011

9/15/21

  • 17 Division Champions from the September 14 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Born to Run League
      • Coleman Division: Brooklyn Dodgers (owner Jason Kiernan - 20th win in 2021) - Also won the division in 2019
      • Latham Division: Nebraska Grasshoppers (owner Rick Furtak) - 3rd division title
    • Commissioners League
      • Chandler Division: Runnin' Redbirds Circa late 80's (owner Jason Kiernan - 19th win in 2021) - 9th division win; League champ in 2012 and 2011
      • Giamatti Division: Towanda Teetotalers (owner Jay Snyder - 3rd win in 2021) - 5th division win - owns 3 league crowns (2018, 2017, 2015)
    • Four Star League - Eisenhower Division: General Anesthetic (owner John Hula - 2nd win in 2021) - 3rd division win - first since 2014
    • Geek Pride League - Tomlinson Division: Ai. Phi. Oh Volunteers (owner Jason Kiernan - 21st win in 2021) - Defending league champion - 3rd division win
    • Grunge League
      • Soundgarden Division: Seattle Spoonmen (owner Michael Rudolph - 2nd win in 2021) - Also won division in 2018
      • Stone Temple Pilots Division: Plush sung by Percival Edmund (owner Jason Kiernan - 22nd win in 2021) - League champ in 2019, 2nd division title
    • Hall of Fame League - Cooperstown Division: Chicxulub Revolution (owner Sherman Wan - 6th win in 2021) - 13th division title; 4-time league champ, most recently in 2019
    • Marxball - Harpo Division: Adolph's Harpsters (owner Dave Matter - 3rd win in 2021) - Repeat title
    • Scooby Doo League
      • Shaggy Division: Rittman Corked Bats (owner Michael Rudolph - 3rd win in 2021) - 4th consecutive division win, 5th overall
      • Velma Division: Harlem Ghostbusters (owner John Hula - 3rd win in 2021) - First playoff appearance since 2016
    • Silver Screen League - Bang the Drum Slowly Division: Reality Bites (owner John Hula - 4th win in 2021) - Repeat division winner, 4th overall
    • That's the Fact Jack League - Lost in Translation Division: Passage Tombs (owner Jim Duzyk) - Also won division in 2017
    • Three of a Kind League - Speaker Division: Three Blind Mouse-ketiers (owner Jason Kiernan - 23rd win in 2021) - Repeat division winner
    • Triple Crown League
      • Medwick Division: World War Z (owner Danny Zaccaro) - 6th straight division win - looking for first trip to finals
      • Klein Division: Underwater Flying Submarines (owner Jason Kiernan - 24th win in 2021) - 6th straight division win, 7th overall; Beat World War Z in conference finals each of last 5 years

9/13/21

  • 11 Division Champions from the September 13 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • B Movie Actor League - My Name is Bruce Division: Don't Let Me Down (owner Jason Kiernan - 12th win in 2021) - 3rd consecutive division win
    • Blame Canada League - Stan Division: Fairplays Hubba-baloo (owner Jason Kiernan - 13th win in 2021) - Defending league champ, 2nd division title
    • Firemen League - Franco Division: Smoke on the Water (owner Sherman Wan - 5th win in 2021) - 8th division title in 9 years; 3 straight league crowns 2013-2015
    • Golden Throat League - Haray Carey Division: Atlanta Gangsters (owner Ricardo Alexander - 3rd win in 2021) - 3rd straight title, 5th overall; Looking for first league championship
    • Grand Slam League - Murray Division: Moons Over My Hammy (owner Jason Kiernan - 14th win in 2021) - Defending league champion; 3rd division win
    • Redbirds League - Dean Division: Big Arch Over St Louis (owner Jason Kiernan - 15th win in 2021) - Was league champion last year without winning division; 1st division win since 2014
    • Superman League - George Reeves Division: Hollywood Squares (owner Michael Lehman) - 3rd division title; League champ in 2012
    • They Might Be Giants League - Terry Division: McCovey Cove Candlestick Makers (owner Jason Kiernan - 16th win in 2021) - Repeat winner, 3rd overall
    • ThirtyThirtysomething League - Willie Mays Division: Gant's Galloping Ghosts (owner Jason Kiernan - 17th win in 2021) - Defending league champion - 3rd division title in league's 3 seasons
    • Three of a Kind League - Connor Division: Damien Boys of Summer (owner Michael Quinn - 2nd win in 2021) - Repeat winner, 6th overall; League champ in 2016 and 2009
    • Whiff League - Sammy Sosa Division: Big Train Rides The Ryan Express (owner Jason Kiernan - 18th win in 2021) - Defending league champion

9/11/21

  • As we near the end of the regular season, I like to highlight the close pennant races around BWB leagues.  There will be eventually some more detail including the status of the teams' records in head-to-head play this season along with a listing of the games they have remaining between them.  For now, we've got a list of the teams within 6 games of the division lead.

9/10/21

  • 13 Division Champions from the September 9 games - it was a good day for Jason: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Birdland - Jim Palmer Division: Palmer, McNally, Cuellar, Dobson Throwing 20s at the wall (owner Jason Kiernan - 6th win in 2021) - Repeat division winner
    • Chevy Chase League
      • Ty Webb Division: Rummerfield Riverhorses (owner Jay Snyder - 2nd win in 2021) - 4 division wins in 5 years, 6th overall; 2017 league champion
      • Fletch F. Fletch Division: Lampoon's Play Baseball (owner Jason Kiernan - 7th win in 2021) - 3rd straight title, 6th overall; 2 league championships including 2020
    • Deuces Wild League - Brett Division: Double or Nothing (owner Jason Kiernan - 8th win in 2021) - Defending league champ - 3rd division crown
    • Home of the Brave - Mathews Division: Spahn and Sain Then Pray for Rain (owner Jason Kiernan - 9th win in 2021) - Repeat division winner, 3rd overall
    • Longball League - Mays Division: Mudville Nine (owner Rob Behymer) - Repeat winner, 9th overall; League champion in 2016
    • Marxball - Chico Division: Fiorello's Hard Boiled Eggs (owner Jason Kiernan - 10th win in 2021) - Defending league champ plus a title in 2018; 4th division win
    • Motor City League
      • Horton Division: Trumbull Rumblers (owner John Hula) - 2nd straight division win
      • Newhouser Division: Atlanta Wolverines (owner Ricardo Alexander - 2nd win in 2021) - 5th consecutive tltle, 6th overall; League champ in 2018 and 2017
    • Shadowball League - Chicago American Giants Division: Las Vegas Billionaires (owner Jim Sowerby) - Repeat winner, 11th overall; League champ 4 times most recently in 2015
    • Silver Screen League - Angels in the Outfield Division: Court Jesters (owner Jason Kiernan - 11th win in 2021) - Defending league champion - 2nd division win
    • That's the Fact Jack League - Caddyshack Division: Ty's Ties (owner Dave Matter - 2nd win in 2021) - Repeat winner
    • Wes Anderson League - The Darjeeling Limited Division: Twee True Outcomes (owner Sherman Wan - 4th win in 2021) - Defending league champ - 2nd division title

9/7/21

  • 9 Division Champions from the September 6 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Beer League - Hops Division: Kingfisher Ale Slammers (owner Tom Twomey) - 11th consecutive division title, 12th overall; Only one trip to finals in 2011 when league champion
    • Broadway League - Take Me Out Division: Jekyll & Hyde Singing in the Chicago Rain (owner Jason Kiernan - 4th win in 2021) - 3rd straight division win; League champ in 2019
    • Geek Pride League - Berners-Lee Division: Boba Chette and the Darksabers (owner Sherman Wan) - 6th division crown - won the league twice in 2017 and 2015
    • Grand Slam League - Ventura Division: Moons Over My Hammy (owner Sherman Wan - 2nd win in 2021) - 4th division title in 5 years; League champ in 2018
    • Home of the Brave - Nichols Division: Santa Clarita Lost Boys (owner Andrew Lehman) - 2nd division title; League champion in 2017
    • Pacific Northwest League - Huskies Division: Snoqualmie Owls (owner Sherman Wan - 3rd win in 2021) - Defending league champion - 5th division win (first time in an odd year)
    • Royal Flush League - Otis Division: Speed Wins and Homers do too!!! (owner Jason Kiernan - 5th win in 2021) - Repeat winner, 3rd time overall
    • Tobacco Road League - Wolfpack Division: Cape Fear Sea Wolves (owner Dave Matter) - Also a division winner in 2019
    • Winners Circle League - Alexander Division: Meshoppen Mythomaniacs (owner Jay Snyder) - First playoff appearance since 2013

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