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10/1/19

9/30/19

  • The regular season is over and...BWB is taking some time off.
    • The playoffs are coming but will be delayed to run during the MLB World Series
    • With that, the deadline for transactions and lineup changes has been extended to Friday night, October 18, at midnight Eastern.  See all the transaction/lineup deadlines
    • There will still be a few updates on the site through Friday this week - I hope to have all the division/playoff tiebreakers sorted out and the playoff brackets posted by then.
  • With the 9 division tiebreakers done (and one race in The Kings of Queens we missed to list a couple days ago), we have our final 10 Division Champions: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Broadway League
      • The Hot Corner Division: The Lamb Seems Right Out Of Place Under Manmade Neon Lights (owner John Hula - 8th win in 2019) - Finished 2nd last season in league's first year
      • Riding The Pine Division: Times Square Pickpockets (owner Jon Swanson - 3rd win in 2019) - Finished 3rd, 18 GB in league's first season last year
    • Cleveland Rocks - Averill Division: Lake Erie Storm (owner David Henning - 27th win in 2019) - 5th division win - was league champ 2014-2016
    • Experts League - Web Division: Fantasy Couch (owner Andrew Eggers) - Repeat winner, 5th overall; League champ in 2010
    • Federal League - St. Louis Terriers Division: Kansas City Packers (owner Michael Quinn - 7th win in 2019) - First division win in league's 8th season; Best finish had been 2nd 4 times
    • The Kings of Queens - McGraw Division: Doc and Straw and Mookie!!! (owner Jason Kiernan - 27th win in 2019) - First division win in league's 10th season; Finished 2nd twice, but not since 2012
    • Marxball - Harpo Division: Phenway Phantoms (owner Danny Zaccaro - 7th win in 2019) - Also won the division in 2017
    • Reality Bites League - American Idol Division: Kingston Jamaicans (owner Ricardo Alexander - 14th win in 2019) - 6th consecutive title, 10th overall; League champ in 2015
    • Shadowball - Memphis Red Sox Division: Kingston Bob Marleys (owner Ricardo Alexander - 15th win in 2019) - 6th division win; League champ in 2013
    • Will Ferrell League - Blades of Glory Division: CO Springs Pirates (owner Chris Dressman) - 3rd consecutive division win - League champ in 2017

9/29/19

  • 9 division ties to break - Game results are in!
    • Broadway League - The Hot Corner Division: The Lamb Seems Right Out Of Place Under Manmade Neon Lights (John Hula) at Reese's Pieces (Jamison Reese)
      • Result: The Lamb Seems Right Out Of Place  10  Reese's  2 - Box
      • 2018 was the league's first season - Reese's won the division, while The Lamb was 2nd, 8 GB
      • Reese's won the season series 10-8
      • The Lamb won 5 out of 6 in their final two series in Weeks 23-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: The Lamb 8-2  Reese's 3-7
    • Broadway League - Riding the Pine Division: Rusty Nails (Roland Dupont) at Times Square Pickpockets (Jon Swanson)
      • Result: Times Square  7  Rusty  6 - Box
      • 2018 was the league's first season - Times Square finished 3rd (13 GB) and Rusty finished 4th (19 GB)
      • Times Square won the season series 10-8
      • Times Square won 5 of 6 in their final series in Weeks 24-25, but Rusty won Game 150 to force the tie.
      • Record for the last 10 games: Rusty 3-7  Times Square 6-4
    • Cleveland Rocks - Averill Division: Lake Erie Storm (David Henning) at Cleveland Hot Waxx (Alonda Clifton)
      • Result: Lake Erie  6  Loser  1 - Box
      • Lake Erie won the division in 4 straight seasons 2014-2017 with 3 league championships.  Cleveland has never won the division, with its best finish as 2nd place twice.
      • Lake Erie finished the season with an 11-game winning streak.  Cleveland won its final 3 games to maintain the tie.
      • The teams split their season matchups 9-9.  Cleveland gets home field with the better division record.
      • Cleveland swept a series in Week 23 and Lake Erie swept a series in Week 25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Lake Erie 10-0   Cleveland 5-5
    • Experts League - Web Division: NYC FantasyBaseballSherpa.com (Scott Swanay) at Fantasy Couch (Andrew Eggers)
      • Result: Fantasy  4  NYC  2 - Box
      • NYC has 2 division wins, but not since 2013.  Fantasy is the defending champ and has 4 total division titles.
      • The teams split their season matchups 9-9.  Fantasy gets home field with the better division record.
      • Fantasy won 4 of their final 6 games in Weeks 23-24
      • Record for the last 10 games: NYC 3-7  Fantasy 6-4
    • Federal League - St. Louis Terriers Division: Atlanta Kool Runnings (Ricardo Alexander) at Kansas City Packers (Michael Quinn)
      • Result: Kansas City  6  Atlanta  3 - Box
      • Atlanta is the 5-time defending division champ and won the league in 2014.  Kansas City has never won the division in the league's previous 7 seasons - it has 4 2nd-place finishes.
      • Kansas City won the season series 11-7
      • Kansas City won 4 of 6 in the final meetings between the teams in Weeks 23-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Atlanta 5-5  Kansas City 7-3
    • Marxball - Harpo Division: New York Opera Company (Jon Swanson) at Phenway Phantoms (Danny Zaccaro)
      • Result: Phenway  6  New York  1 - Box
      • New York's highest finish in the league's 2 seasons has been 3rd.  Phenway won the division in 2017.
      • Phenway won the season series 10-8
      • New York won 4 of 6 head to head meetings in Weeks 23-24
      • Record for the last 10 games: New York 5-5  Phenway 2-8
    • Reality Bites League - American Idol Division: Real Thing (Roland Dupont) at Kingston Jamaicans (Ricardo Alexander)
      • Result: Kingston  2  Real  0 - Box
      • Real has only made the playoffs once - it won the division in 2006.  Real finished 2nd in 2018, but was 24 GB.  Kingston has won this division for the past 5 seasons and 9 overall.  Kingston has one league title - in 2015.
      • Kingston won the season series 12-6
      • Kingston swept Real in Week 25 and took 2 of 3 from Real in Week 25 - including a win in Game 150 to force the tie
      • Record for the last 10 games: Real 5-5  Kingston 4-6
    • Shadowball League - Memphis Red Sox Division: Kingston Bob Marleys (Ricardo Alexander) at Bingo Long's Travelling All-Stars (Jason Kiernan)
      • Result: Kingston  6  Bingo  5 - Box
      • Kingston has won the division 5 times, most recently in 2016-2017, and was league champ in 2013; Bingo Long's is the defending league champion and has 2 other division titles.
      • They didn't meet in a tiebreaker last year, but Bingo Long's won the division by 1 game over Kingston.
      • Bingo won the season series 11-7
      • Bingo won 5 of 6 of their final head to head games in Weeks 23-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Kingston 8-2  Bingo Long's 7-3
    • Will Ferrell League - Blades of Glory Division: Whistling Dixie (Roland Dupont) at CO Springs Pirates (Chris Dressman)
      • Result: CO Springs  2  Whistling  1 - Box
      • CO Springs won the division in the league's first 2 seasons.  Whistling finished 2nd in 2017.
      • CO Springs won the season series 12-6
      • CO Springs won 4 of their final 6 games in Weeks 23-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Whistling 4-6  CO Springs 7-3

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9/28/19

  • 47 Division Champions from the September 26 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Anchorman League
      • Jennings Division: Brick Barometers (owner Tom Twomey - 5th win in 2019) - Only team to win this divison in the league's six seasons - 3 league championships
      • Chancellor Division: Penny Arcade Hustlers (owner Jamison Reese - 7th win in 2019) - First division win - finished 2nd twice in the league's previous 5 seasons
      • Reasoner Division: Chicago Mashers (owner Jason Kiernan - 21st win in 2019) - 2-time defending league champion - 4th straight division win division win
    • Beatleball - Lennon Division: Rome Gladiators (owner Danny Zaccaro - 4th win in 2019) - Repeat winner - 6th overall; League champ in 2012
    • Beer League - Malt Division: Canadian Moosehead (owner Michael Gaston) - Repeat winner - 6th overall
    • Birdland - Eddie Murray Division: Troop C Lion Tamers (owner Bret Kahler) - Finished 2nd in 2018, the league's first season
    • Blame Canada League
      • Eric Division: Frigid Pink Ladies of the Arctic Night (owner Jamison Reese - 8th win in 2019) - 3rd straight year on top, 5th overall; League champion in 2011
      • Kenny Division: Banff Snowcaps (owner Dave Matter - 6th win in 2019) - Also won in 2016
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League
      • Reese Division: Aksarben Krusaders (owner Don Kruse - 4th win in 2019) - 3rd consecutive division win, 7th overall - league champ in 2017
      • Sutton Division: New New York Mets (owner Daniel Foley, Jr. - 2nd win in 2019) - Won final 12 games of the season to take 4th division crown - defending league champ
    • Born to Run League
      • Raines Division: Central City Flashes (owner David Henning - 24th win in 2019) - Finished 2nd in the league's previous 2 seasons
      • Latham Division: Nebraska Grasshoppers (owner Rick Furtak) - Repeat winner
    • Bronx Bombers League - DiMaggio Division: Harlem Hillbillies (owner Roland Dupont - 6th win in 2019) - First trip to playoffs since 2012
    • Chevy Chase League - Fletch F. Fletch Division: Lampoon's Play Baseball (owner Jason Kiernan - 22nd win in 2019) - First division win since 2010, 4th overall; League champ in 2010
    • Cleveland Rocks - Harder Division: Feller's Fireballers (owner Jason Kiernan - 23rd win in 2019) - Best previous finish had been 3rd place
    • Deuces Wild League
      • Cobb Division: Cincinnati Big Red Machine (owner Michael Horvitz) - First trip to playoffs since 2010; 2009 league champion
      • Brett Division: November Nine (owner Danny Zaccaro - 5th win in 2019) - 6th division title; League champion in 2016
    • Firemen League - Eckersley Division: Friendly Assassins (owner Roland Dupont - 7th win in 2019) - First division win after 2 consecutive 2nd place finishes
    • Four Star League - MacArthur Division: Men Injecting Men 2 Still Roided Up (owner Christian Ingram) - 5th division win
    • Geek Pride League
      • Zuckerberg Division: Orphanville Pickpockets (owner Michael Horvitz - 2nd win in 2019) - First division win - 2nd place last season
      • Berners-Lee Division: Strange Things (owner Roland Dupont - 8th win in 2019) - First division win - had finished 2nd in 2017
    • Golden Throat League - Ernie Harwell Division: Erebor Dragons (owner David Henning - 25th win in 2019) - Repeat winner, 7th overall; League champion in 2011
    • Gone But Not Forgotten League - New York Giants Division: New York GIANTS (owner Michael Lehman - 5th win in 2019) - Inaugural season
    • Grand Slam League - Ramirez Division: Winston Wants Bangers for Breakfast (owner Jamison Reese - 9th win in 2019) - First trip to the playoffs
    • Hall of Fame League - Cobb Division: Seventh Heaven (owner Roland Dupont - 9th win in 2019) - 5th division championship; League winner in 2007
    • Minnie & Paul League - Blyleven Division: Tondara Ninjas (owner Mike Cerny) - First division crown in league's 9th season
    • Murderers' Row
      • Big Puma Division: Guttenberg Gandolfinis (owner Tom Twomey - 6th win in 2019) - 3rd division win - first since 2016
      • Big Donkey Division: France UEFA Euros (owner Leif Jonson - 7th win in 2019) - Repeat title, 5th overall
    • North Siders League
      • Jenkins Division: Amsterdam Rhinos (owner Doug Schnack - 2nd win in 2019) - 3rd division win - League champ in 2015
      • Sutter Division: Wrigleyville Bryzzo Souvenirs (owner Jason Kiernan - 24th win in 2019) - 3rd division win - first since 2015
    • Perfect World League - Kenny Rogers Division: Utopia Unicorns (owner David Henning - 26th win in 2019) - 2-time defending league champ - has 3 overall
    • Reality Bites League - Amazing Race Division: Gashouse Gorillas (owner Rob Behymer) - First trip to playoffs since 2007 in a league championship season
    • Shadowball - Pittsburgh Crawfords Division: Stockholm Socialists (owner Jon Swanson - 2nd win in 2019) - First division win in the league's 15th season; Had finished 2nd 8 times
    • Silver Screen League - Major League Division: Jobu's Rum Runners (owner Michael Rudolph - 9th win in 2019) - Also won the division in 2017
    • Superman League
      • George Reeves Division: Jor El Cards (owner Andrew Lehman - 3rd win in 2019) - 1st division title in league's 8th season; Previously finished 2nd 4 times
      • Brandon Routh Division: Metropolis Ites (owner Jason Kiernan - 25th win in 2019) - Defending league champion (also 2016) and 4th consecutive division win
    • That's the Fact Jack League
      • Caddyshack Division: Spackler Gopher Patrol (owner Jay Snyder - 9th win in 2019) - 4th consecutive title
      • Lost in Translation Division: The Thing Under the Bed (owner Andrew Lehman - 4th win in 2019) - Repeat winner
    • They Might Be Giants - Marichal Division: Hampton Flashes (owner Roland Dupont - 10th win in 2019) - Defending league champion
    • ThirtyThirtysomething League Raul Mondesi Division: Friday Knight Hipsters (owner Andrew Lehman - 5th win in 2019) - Inaugural season
    • Three of a Kind League
      • Wagner Division: Florida Simple Solutions (owner Skip Hohensee - 3rd win in 2019) - 3rd consecutive division win, 5th overall; League champ in 2013
      • Connor Division: Maryland Marauders (owner Michael Gaston - 2nd win in 2019) - 3rd division win - first since 2014
    • Triple Crown League
      • Yastrzemski Division: Seattle Slew (owner Sherman Wan - 14th win in 2019) - First division win since 2011 when taking a league championship
      • Medwick Division: World War Z (owner Danny Zaccaro - 6th win in 2019) - 4th straight division win - this one came down to the final week
    • Whiff League
      • Andres Gallaraga Division: Connecticut Nutmegs (owner Brian Strevig) - Inaugural season
      • Jose Canseco Division: New Day (owner Roland Dupont - 11th win in 2019) - Inaugural season

9/27/19

  • The ability to set your lineups for the playoffs has been open since Week 25 transactions posted on 9/15.  The deadline is tentatively set for this Sunday at 1 PM Eastern, but that will be extended.
    • You can also cut players or move them to IR - there are no free agent signings.  This is the final chance to cut anyone this season.
    • You will later have a chance to reset your lineups again for the 2nd week of the playoffs.

9/26/19

  • Week 25 is complete - Games 149-150 posted - See results
    • Well...we're not quite finished - we have 8 division ties to break (details to be announced Friday afternoon/evening)
    • See standings for all leagues
    • Game 151 tiebreaker scores are expected to post on Saturday night or Sunday.
    • Around BWB

9/25/19

  • Almost 1/4 of our divisions are not yet decided - 57 races remain active heading into the final 2 games of the season, including a remote possibility of a 4-way tie in Marxball. Here's today's update on the close races around BWB.
  • The next score update will most likely be delayed until Thursday.

9/24/19

  • 38 Division Champions from the September 23 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Batman League
      • Keaton Division: Infinity Island Shadows (owner Robert Elias - 6th win in 2019) - 2-time defending league champion; 7th consecutive division win - also won the league in 2013-2014
      • Clooney Division: Bruce Wayne Is A Sissy (owner Jamison Reese - 6th win in 2019) - First division win in league's 10th season; Finished 2nd 4 times, including last year
    • Beatleball - Harrison Division: Big Mack Attack (owner Tom McGraw - 5th win in 2019) - 16th season for the league - FIRST DIVISION WIN (finished 2nd 4 times - most recently in 2017)
    • Beer League - Water Division: Elsinore Hosers (owner A Citarella) - 5th division win but first since 2012; 2008 league champion
    • Blame Canada League - Kyle Division: Aurora Borealis (owner Sherman Wan - 13th win in 2019) - 3rd straight playoff berth, 4th overall; League titles in 2017 and 2014
    • Born to Run League - Coleman Division: Runnin' Redbirds Circa late 80's (owner Jason Kiernan - 18th win in 2019) - Finished 2nd in league's previous 2 seasons
    • Five Boroughs League
      • Brooklyn Division: Coney Island Babies (owner Michael Lehman - 3rd win in 2019) - Best previous finish had been 3rd place (twice)
      • Queens Division: Hostile Take-over (owner Danny Zaccaro - 2nd win in 2019) - Repeat winner, 3rd overall
      • Bronx Division: Oklahoma Noodlers (owner Phillip Dang - 2nd win in 2019) - 2nd division win
    • Four Star League
      • Eisenhower Division: Georgetown Canal Mules (owner Yuri Belova) - 3rd division win - first time since 2013
      • Patton Division: Miami County Mercenaries (owner David Henning - 17th win in 2019) - 5th consecutive division crown, 7th overall; only one league title in 2011
    • Golden Throat League - Jack Buck Division: Atlantic City Hi-Rollers (owner Tom McGraw - 6th win in 2019) - First division win in league's 14th season; Finished 2nd last year and 3 other seasons
    • Gone But Not Forgotten League - St. Louis Browns Division: Veekville Gaedels (owner A Citarella - 2nd win in 2019) - Inaugural season
    • Home of the Brave - Maranville Division: Twin Cities Lakers (owner Sam Campbell) - Repeat winner
    • Longball League
      • Mays Division: Danny's Wallbangers (owner Danny Zaccaro - 3rd win in 2019) - First division win since 2006; League champ in 2005
      • McGwire Division: Risky Business (owner Roland Dupont - 4th win in 2019) - 2nd division win - first since 2015
      • Killebrew Division: McGwire and Sosa Race in 98 (owner Jason Kiernan - 19th win in 2019) - 7th division crown (first since 2016); League champ in 2015
    • Minnie & Paul League - Carew Division: Old Hickory Longshots (owner Ken DeGroot - 5th win in 2019) - Repeat winner, 5th overall title; League champ in 2011
    • Motor City League - Horton Division: Gratiot Cards (owner Michael Quinn - 5th win in 2019) - 3rd straight division win - 5th overall; looking for first league crown
    • North Siders League
      • Williams Division: Carolina Swamp Foxes (owner Robert Elias - 7th win in 2019) - 3rd division win
      • Sandberg Division: Waypoint Spartans (owner David Henning - 19th win in 2019) - 4th division title - league champ in 2014
    • Original Six League - Rangers Division: Hockey Pucks (owner Michael Lehman - 4th win in 2019) - Defending league champion
    • Phightin' Phils League - Alexander Division: Fairborn Flying Angels (owner David Henning - 20th win in 2019) - 3rd consecutive division win, 5th overall; League champ in 2015
    • Royal Flush League - Patek Division: Bedrock Sonic Clubs (owner David Henning - 21st win in 2019) - Only team to win this division in the league's 5 seasons; won league title in 2015
    • Shadowball - Birmingham Black Barons Division: Bedrock Water Buffaloes (owner Leif Jonson - 6th win in 2019) - League champion in 2016-2017; 5th division title
    • Steel City League - Mazeroski Division: Carnegie Mellons (owner Dave Matter - 5th win in 2019) - Repeat division winner
    • That's the Fact Jack League - The Life Aquatic Division: Groundhog Central Weather Prognosticators (owner John Hula - 6th win in 2019) - First trip to playoffs - finished 2nd twice
    • They Might Be Giants
      • Terry Division: Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head (owner John Hula - 7th win in 2019) - 4th division title
      • Ott Division: California Dreamin' Team (owner David Henning - 23rd win in 2019) - 3rd division win; league champ in 2016
    • Three of a Kind League - Beckley Division: Wyalusing Whiffers (owner Jay Snyder - 8th win in 2019) - Defending league champion; 6th consecutive division title (8th overall); League champ also in 2012
    • Wes Anderson League Bottle Rocket Division: Surfin USA Looking for Bill Murray (owner Jason Kiernan - 20th win in 2019) - Inaugural season
    • White Elephant League
      • Jackson Division: Rising Stars (owner Roland Dupont - 5th win in 2019) - Finished 2nd last season in league's first year
      • Hunter Division: Red Hot Elephant Fritters (owner Alonda Clifton - 2nd win in 2019) - Finished 3rd, 24 GB, last season in league's first year
    • Will Ferrell League
      • Talledega Nights Division: Kentucky Bluegrass (owner J.C. Freeman) - First division crown
      • Stranger Than Fiction Division: Foggy Bottom Plumbers (owner Yuri Belova - 2nd win in 2019) - Finished 4th in both of league's first 2 seasons
    • Winners Circle League - Galvin Division: Charlotte Racers (owner Sheldon Price) - New owner this year, but 7th division win for the franchise; 4 league championships

9/22/19

  • 43 Division Champions from the September 21 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • American Association - Philadelphia Athletics Division: New York Supermen (owner Jake Roberts - 2nd win in 2019) - First division title; best finish had been 3rd place twice
    • B Movie Actor League - Brisco County Jr. Division: San Francisco Dharmanauts (owner John Hula - 3rd win in 2019) - 2nd trip to the playoffs - previously won in 2016
    • Batman League
      • Kilmer Division: Winged Vengeance (owner John Hula - 4th win in 2019) - First division win since 2014
      • Bale Division: Wayne Dark Crusaders (owner David Henning - 13th win in 2019) - Repeat division winner, 3rd overall
    • Birdland
      • Jim Palmer Division: Them Olde Black Crows (owner Jamison Reese - 4th win in 2019) - Repeat winner
      • Frank Robinson Division: Edgar's Ravens (owner Alonda Clifton) - Defending league champion
    • Born to Run League - Cobb Division: Quad Cities Stealing Home (owner Tom Kohl) - League champion in 2017
    • Broadway League - Take Me Out Division: Jekyll & Hyde Singing in the Chicago Rain (owner Jason Kiernan - 12th win in 2019) - Finished 2nd in 2018, the league's first season
    • Cleveland Rocks - Doby Division: Shaky Heights Bombers (owner Jim Meyer) - 3rd straight division win, 4th overall; league champ in 2017
    • Commissioners League
      • Frick Division: Midwest Reclamation Project (owner David Henning - 14th win in 2019) - 3rd division win; league title in 2016
      • Ueberroth Division: Kenesaw Mountaineers (owner Sherman Wan - 7th win in 2019) - 4th straight division title, 7th overall; only made the league finals once in 2010
    • Federal League - Baltimore Terrapins Division: Okefenokee Gators (owner Willis Lee - 2nd win in 2019) - First trip to playoffs in league's 8th season; best previous finish had been 2nd in 2013
    • Fenway Fenatics - Doerr Division: Georgia Yellow Jackets (owner Willis Lee - 3rd win in 2019) - First division win in the league's 9th season; Had finished 2nd once (2013)
    • Firemen League - Smith Division: House of Leary (owner Brian Haines - 4th win in 2019) - 4th division title - league champ in 2017 and 2012
    • Four Star League - Bradley Division: Exsangui Nation (owner Sherman Wan - 8th win in 2019) - 2-time defending league champ; 4th division win
    • Geek Pride League
      • Dorsey Division: Clark & Addison (owner Mike DeSmedt) - 4th division title, first since 2016
      • Tomlinson Division: Three Dollar Bill (owner Tom McGraw - 3rd win in 2019) - First playoff appearance since 2015
    • Grand Slam League - Ventura Division: Moons Over My Hamate (owner Sherman Wan - 9th win in 2019) - Defending league champ - 3rd straight division win
    • Grunge League - Stone Temple Pilots Division: Plush sung by Percival Edmund (owner JJason Kiernan - 13th win in 2019) - Finished 2nd last season in league's first year
    • Hall of Fame League - Wagner Division: Boar's Nest (owner Tom Twomey - 3rd win in 2019) - 12th division win - back after a 2-year absence; 3 league titles
    • The Kings of Queens - Koosman Division: Kansas Bucks (owner Greg Flees - 2nd win in 2019) - 4th consecutive division win - 9th overall; looking for first league title
    • Marxball - Groucho Division: Sanity Clause & the Seven Elves (owner Sherman Wan - 10th win in 2019) - 3rd straight playoff trip; league champ in 2017
    • Minnie & Paul League
      • Oliva Division: Minoso & Waner (owner Jason Kiernan - 14th win in 2019) - 3rd division win, first since 2016; League champion in 2015
      • Viola Division: Riverdale Robot Refugees (owner David Henning- 15th win in 2019) - 4th division title; League champ in 2017
    • Motor City League
      • Greenberg Division: Mt Pleasant Bomb Squad (owner Jason Kiernan - 15th win in 2019) - Repeat winner, 5th overall; League champ in 2016
      • Gehringer Division: Alcubierre-Obousy Skunkworks (owner Sherman Wan - 11th win in 2019) - 2nd division win - first since 2013
    • Murderers' Row - Big Ed Division: Crumpton Roches (owner Jesse Roche - 3rd win in 2019) - 4-time defending league champion - 7th straight division win
    • Pacific Northwest League
      • Huskies Division: Portland Thinkers (owner Daniel Foley, Jr.) - 3rd title; League champion in 2017
      • Ducks Division: Griffey, Edgar, and The Big Unit Ride Again (owner Jason Kiernan - 16th win in 2019) - 3rd consecutive division title
    • Perfect World League
      • David Cone Division: Oklahoma Black Gold (owner Michael Lehman) - First division championship in the league's 10th year; Finished 2nd 3 times but not since 2014
      • David Wells Division: Adrenaline Mob (owner Brian Haines - 5th win in 2019) - 5th playoff trip - league champion in 2011
    • Phightin' Phils League
      • Roberts Division: Steak Sandwich Fanatics of Philadelphia (owner Jason Kiernan - 17th win in 2019) - 2nd playoff trip - previously won division in 2016
      • Ashburn Division: Wadsworth Whiffers (owner Michael Rudolph - 7th win in 2019) - 2nd division win - also won in 2017
    • Redbirds League - Brock Division: Hello Wisconsin Stoners (owner Michael Lehman - 2nd win in 2019) - First division win in league's 14th season; had finished 2nd only once in 2009
    • Royal Flush League - Quisenberry Division: Runner Runner Royal Flush (owner John Hula - 5th win in 2019) - First title - had finished 2nd in 2015
    • Scooby Doo League - Velma Division: Big City Blue Falcons (owner Mark Currie - 2nd win in 2019) - 3rd consecutive division title, 4th overall
    • Silver Screen League
      • Bad News Bears Division: Venice Beach Old Timers (owner Ken DeGroot - 4th win in 2019) - 2nd division win - first since 2014
      • Bang the Drum Slowly Division: Vegas Big Losers (owner Tom McGraw - 4th win in 2019) - Also making 2nd trip to playoffs and first since 2014
      • Angels in the Outfield Division: Sonic Boom (owner Jamison Reese - 5th win in 2019) - Won division in 2017 also
    • South Siders League - Minoso Division: Melton's Meltdowns (owner Michael Rudolph - 8th win in 2019) - First division crown after 2 consecutive 2nd place finishes
    • Wes Anderson League
      • The Life Aquatic Division: Tinseltown Tomfoolery (owner Tom Twomey - 4th win in 2019) - Inaugural season
      • The Darjeeling Limited Division: Mysterium Tremendum (owner David Henning - 16th win in 2019) - Inaugural season
    • Winners Circle League - Spahn Division: Pur & Kleen Water Company (owner Sherman Wan - 12th win in 2019) - League champ in 2017 - 2nd division win

9/20/19

  • 21 Division Champions from the September 18 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • A League About Nothing - Kramer Division: NYC2ATL Pee Wee Blackbirds (owner Ricardo Alexander - 12th win in 2019) - 3rd straight division crown
    • B Movie Actor League - Bubba Ho-tep Division: Fantasy Island (owner Roland Dupont - 3rd win in 2019) - Also won in 2017
    • Beatleball - Starr Division: Volkswagon Hipsters (owner Jason Kiernan - 7th win in 2019) - 3rd consecutive division win - 8th overall; looking for first league title
    • Blue and Gray League - Sherman Division: Lincoln Logs (owner Andrew Lehman) - Repeat winner - 5th overall; 2012 league champ
    • Bronx Bombers League - Rizzuto Division: Reese's Pieces (owner Jamison Reese - 2nd win in 2019) - Repeat title - 5th overall
    • Deuces Wild League - Biggio Division: Sugarland Cards (owner Michael Quinn - 4th win in 2019) - 5th title - first since 2016
    • Experts League - Airwaves Division: Stateroom Egg Boilers (owner Jason Kiernan - 8th win in 2019) - 8th division win - first since 2016; 2-time league champ
    • Fenway Fenatics - Fisk Division: South City White Rats (owner Justin Juengel) - Repeat winner - 3rd time overall
    • Hall of Fame League - Ruth Division: Vice City Gamblers (owner Jerry King - 4th win in 2019) - 7th division title - first since 2015; League champ in 2006
    • Home of the Brave
      • Mathews Division: Chop This! (owner Sherman Wan - 6th win in 2019) - Repeat winner
      • Nichols Division: Mohawk Valley Iroquois (owner Michael Rudolph - 6th win in 2019) - Repeat winner
    • K Street League
      • Blyleven Division: Italian Stallions (owner Tom McGraw - 2nd win in 2019) - First division win since 2008 - 4th overall; 2008 league champion
      • Seaver Division: Wayne Mad Generals (owner Robert Elias - 5th win in 2019) - 2-time defedning league champ; 4th division win
    • Original Six League
      • Bruins Division: Powerplay Goals (owner Jamison Reese - 3rd win in 2019) - Finished 2nd last season in league's first year
      • Black Hawks Division: Super Mario All Stars!!! Now With Sid the Kid!!! (owner Jason Kiernan - 9th win in 2019) - Repeat winner
    • Shadowball - Chicago American Giants Division: Norfolk Thoroghbreds (owner William Stingle) - Repeat winner - 4th overall; 2011 League champion
    • South Siders League - Walsh Division: South Pole Blizzards (owner Jason Kiernan - 10th win in 2019) - Defending league champion
    • That's the Fact Jack League - Stripes Division: Kingston Don Dadda (owner Ricardo Alexander - 13th win in 2019) - Defending league champ; 3rd straight division win (took about a month longer than last year)
    • ThirtyThirtysomething League Jeff Bagwell Division: Oklahoma Black Gold (owner Phillip Dang) - Inaugural season
    • Tobacco Road League
      • Tar Heels Division: Jordan's Jammers (owner Jason Kiernan - 11th win in 2019) - Inaugural season
      • Demon Deacons Division: Carmel Surfer Boys (owner Andrew Lehman - 2nd win in 2019) - Inaugural season

9/17/19

  • 29 Division Champions from the September 16 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • American Association - Louisville Colonels Division: Arkansas Travelers (owner Michael Quinn - 3rd win in 2019) - 2nd time in the playoffs - last trip was 2015
    • B Movie Actor League - Burn Notice Division: Cyborg Avengers (owner David Henning - 8th win in 2019) - Defending league champ - 3rd straight division win
    • Birdland - Brooks Robinson Division: NYC2ATL Jr. Eagles (owner Ricardo Alexander - 8th win in 2019) - Finished 2nd in 2018, the league's first season
    • Blue and Gray League
      • Grant Division: Bradford Bluecoats (owner Jay Snyder - 4th win in 2019) - Defending league champion, 4th straight division win
      • Lee Division: Atlanta Mighty Mythtakes (owner David Henning - 9th win in 2019) - 5th division win - league champion in 2017 and 2011
    • Broadway League - Rounding Third Division: NYC2ATL Evil Empire (owner Ricardo Alexander - 9th win in 2019) - Defending league champion
    • Bronx Bombers League - Gehrig Division: Standing Stone Subtle Tsunami (owner Jay Snyder - 5th win in 2019) - Defending league champion - 5th straight division win
    • Chevy Chase League
      • Ty Webb Division: Rummerfield Riverhorses (owner Jay Snyder - 6th win in 2019) - 3rd consecutive title, 5th overall; League champ in 2017
      • Clark W. Griswold, Jr. Division: Cool Dudes (owner Roland Dupont - 2nd win in 2019) - Back to playoffs after 2-year absence, 8th title; 2012 league champion
    • Deuces Wild League - Musial Division: Washington Insiders (owner Don Kruse - 2nd win in 2019) - 3rd straight division win, 8th overall; League winner in 2015
    • Firemen League - Franco Division: Medford Madmen (owner Jake Roberts) - First division win in league's 8th season; Best finish had been 2nd in 2017
    • Five Boroughs League - Staten Island Division: Midtown Millionaires (owner David Henning - 10th win in 2019) - Defending league champion - also won division and league in 2016
    • Golden Throat League - Bob Prince Division: Azilum Antoinettes (owner Jay Snyder - 7th win in 2019) - 4th straight division win; league champion in 2017
    • Gone But Not Forgotten League - Brooklyn Dodgers Division: Larry, Pedro, Kenny Hill and the 1994 Expos (owner Jason Kiernan - 5th win in 2019) - Inaugural season
    • Grunge League - Soundgarden Division: Smells Like Teenage Sweat (owner Jamison Reese) - Finished 3rd last year in the league's first season
    • K Street League
      • Sutton Division: Dawns Early Light (owner Ken Stevenson) - 2nd straight title, 4th overall
      • Perry Division: Hawaii Islanders (owner Mark Currie) - 5th division win
    • Murderers' Row - Big Poison Division: Palookaville Pugs (owner Sherman Wan - 5th win in 2019) - Repeat winner, 7th overall; League champion in 2014
    • Original Six League - Red Wings Division: Yzermen Than Me Have Told Me What To Do (owner John Hula - 2nd win in 2019) - Repeat division winner
    • Pacific Northwest League - Beavers Division: Torrance Longshots (owner Ken DeGroot - 3rd win in 2019) - 2016 league champion; 2nd division win
    • Redbirds League
      • Dean Division: Orion's Solar Kings (owner David Henning - 11th win in 2019) - Defending league champion - 5th straight division win
      • Slaughter Division: Middle Age Krusaders (owner Don Kruse - 3rd win in 2019) - 5th division title - League champion in 2017 and 2010
    • Royal Flush League - Otis Division: Medina County Mathematicians (owner Michael Rudolph - 5th win in 2019) - 2nd division win - also on top in 2015
    • Scooby Doo League - Fred Division: Georgia Swamp Monsters (owner Willis Lee) - Repeat title, 3rd overall; league champ in 2016
    • ThirtyThirtysomething League Willie Mays Division: Gant's Galloping Ghosts (owner Jason Kiernan - 6th win in 2019) - Inaugural season
    • Tobacco Road League Wolfpack Division: Cape Fear Blockade Runners (owner Robert Elias - 4th win in 2019) - Inaugural season
    • Triple Crown League - Robinson Division: Dave's Dynamo (owner David Henning - 12th win in 2019) - Defending league champion; 4 previous division wins and 4 league championships
    • Wes Anderson League Rushmore Division: Atlanta Red Eagles (owner Ricardo Alexander - 12th win in 2019) - Inaugural season
    • White Elephant League - Williams Division: NYC2ATL Black Eagles (owner Ricardo Alexander - 11th win in 2019) - Repeat winner

9/15/19

  • Week Twenty-five Transactions Posted - Week Twenty-six deadline is tentatively set for Sunday, September 29, at 1 PM EDT.
  • 21 Division Champions from the September 13 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • A League About Nothing Peterman Division: New York Library Detectives (owner Robert Elias - 3rd win in 2019) - 2-time defending league champion
    • American Association
      • Pittsburgh Alleghenys Division: Area 51 ET's (owner Jerry King - 3rd win in 2019) - First division win - team finished 2nd twice before, including 2018
      • Cincinnati Red Stockings Division: Buckeye Bombers (owner David Henning - 6th win in 2019) - 4th division win - league champion in 2015
    • B Movie Actor League - My Name is Bruce Division: Don't Let Me Down (owner Jason Kiernan - 3rd win in 2019) - First time on top - best previous finish had been 3rd place
    • Beer League - Hops Division: Kingfisher Ale Slammers (owner Tom Twomey) - 9th consecutive division win; Only league championship was 2011
    • Chevy Chase League - Emmit Fitz-Hume Division: Gashouse Gorillas (owner Michael Quinn - 2nd win in 2019) - First division title since 2012 - 5th overall
    • Commissioners League - Giamatti Division: Towanda Teetotalers (owner Jay Snyder - 2nd win in 2019) - 2-time defending league champion - looking for 4th overall
    • Federal League
      • Brooklyn Tip-Tops Division: Wrigley Bleacher Bums (owner Jason Kiernan - 4th win in 2019) - Returns to playoffs for first time since 2015
      • Buffalo Buffeds Division: Provence Renegades (owner Ken DeGroot - 2nd win in 2019) - Best previous finish had been 2nd place (3 times)
    • Fenway Fenatics - Boggs Division: Plymouth Panthers (owner Mark Aisenbrey) - Repeat winner; Has advanced to the finals with previous 4 division wins, but looking for first league championship
    • Grand Slam League - Murray Division: Dushore Dopplegangers (owner Jay Snyder - 3rd win in 2019) - Third consecutive division win
    • Hall of Fame League - Cooperstown Division: Chicxulub Revolution (owner Sherman Wan - 4th win in 2019) - 12th division title in 19 seasons; Defending league champion
    • Home of the Brave - Niekro Division: Shawnee Fighting Eagles (owner David Henning - 7th win in 2019) - Defending league champion
    • The Kings of Queens - Hernandez Division: Heffernan's Henchmen (owner Michael Rudolph - 4th win in 2019) - First division crown; best previous finish in 9 seasons was 2nd in 2012
    • Moneyball League - Scott Hatteberg Division: Jenks Jerks (owner Tom Twomey - 2nd win in 2019) - 3rd time on top - most recent playoff berth was 2016
    • Motor City League - Newhouser Division: Atlanta Wolverines (owner Ricardo Alexander - 6th win in 2019) - 2-time defending league champ; 4th division title
    • Redbirds League - Smith Division: Brazil 2014 Canarinho (owner Leif Jonson - 5th win in 2019) - 5th straight title, 8th oveall - League champion in 2016
    • South Siders League - Fox Division: Wimpy's Hawks (owner Dave Matter - 3rd win in 2019) - First division win - 2 previous 2nd place finishes, including last year
    • Three of a Kind League - Speaker Division: Mt. Eaton Hooters (owner Dave Matter - 4th win in 2019) - 1st win since 2015 - League champion in 2014 & 2015
    • Will Ferrell League - Old School Division: Kingston Bad Bwoys (owner Ricardo Alexander - 7th win in 2019) - Defending league champion
    • Winners Circle League - Alexander Division: Vandalay Architects (owner Don Kruse) - 4th straight title; 5th overall - no league wins yet

9/12/19

  • 21 Division Champions from the September 11 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • A League About Nothing Newman Division: Wild Men (owner Roland Dupont) - First division title
    • Blame Canada League - Stan Division: House of Trudeau (owner Brian Haines - 2nd win in 2019) - Repeat winner, 6th overall; League champ in 2016
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League - Campanella Division: Wisconsin Dawgs (owner Greg Flees) - 4th straight title, 7th overall; League champ in 2012
    • Cleveland Rocks - Boudreau Division: North Coast Wahoos (owner Michael Rudolph - 3rd win in 2019) - 1st division win in league's 7th season; finished 2nd twice
    • Commissioners League - Chandler Division: Budapest Buskers (owner Jon Swanson) - 2nd division win in 11 seasons
    • Experts League - Print Division: Mayan Warriors (owner Robert Elias - 2nd win in 2019) - Defending league champ; 5th division win
    • Firemen League - Wagner Division: Kingston Reggae Boys (owner Ricardo Alexander - 4th win in 2019) - 3rd consecutive title; 6th in 7 years - looking for first league championship
    • Grunge League Hole Division: Kentucky McGraws (owner Tom McGraw) - Finished 3rd, 27 GB in league's first season last year
    • The Kings of Queens - Harrelson Division: Waynedale Golden Bears (owner Dave Matter - 2nd win in 2019) - First division title in the league's 10th season - had finished 2nd 4 times
    • Longball League - Robinson Division: Trinidad Island Vikings (owner Leif Jonson - 3rd win in 2019) - 10th division title - back after losing 101 games in 2018; 3-time league champ
    • Moneyball League - David Justice Division: TINSTAAPP Leifs (owner Leif Jonson - 4th win in 2019) - 3rd division crown; League champ in 2016
    • Pacific Northwest League - Cougars Division: North By Northwest Crop Dusters (owner Danny Zaccaro) - 5th division win, first since 2016; 3-time league champ
    • Perfect World League - Randy Johnson Division: Erie Seawolves (owner Doug Schnack) - 1st division win in the league's 10th season; had finished 2nd only once (2016)
    • Steel City League
      • Wagner Division: House of Lannister (owner Brian Haines - 3rd win in 2019) - 3rd division win in 6 seasons
      • Traynor Division: Hershey Special O.P.S. (owner David Henning - 4th win in 2019) - Only team to win this division in the league's 6 seasons; no league titles yet
    • Superman League - Dean Cain Division: Fusilli Jerries (owner John Hula) - 3rd division win for the franchise
    • ThirtyThirtysomething League Ron Gant Division: Atomic Oxygen (owner Jim Duzyk) - Inaugural season
    • Tobacco Road League Blue Devils Division: Kingston Ganja Smokers (owner Ricardo Alexander - 5th win in 2019) - Inaugural season
    • Triple Crown League - Klein Division: Underwater Flying Submarines (owner Jason Kiernan) - 4th consecutive win, 6th overall; Won league crown in 2016 and 2017
    • Whiff League Wille Stargell Division: Global Stars on 45 (owner David Henning - 5th win in 2019) - Inaugural season
    • White Elephant League - Fingers Division: Who's on First? Abbott or Costello (owner Jason Kiernan - 2nd win in 2019) - Repeat winner

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