Sunday, March 13, 2011

Season 20 Seniority Update

Our rollover into Season 20 resulted in just 1 new owner into Mordecai. Welcome to the world Fervus!

Here is an updated seniority list for the world:

Owner Franchise Seasons
brian2470 Boston (NL East) 20
dyuen Colorado Springs (AL West) 20
jimrome76 Texas (NL South) 20
meech11 Helena (AL West) 20
smoelheim Rochester (AL East) 20
trancefusion Toronto (AL North) 20
mbooker Vancouver (NL West) 19
nosferatu Austin (NL South) 19
Iceman67 Charlotte (AL East) 18
tony23 Tacoma (AL West) 16
wonderin32 Kansas City (AL North) 16
johncfremont St Louis (NL North) 15
dwhit34 Syracuse (AL East) 14
jeclapton Iowa City (NL East) 14
plague Fargo (AL North) 12
mohawkman Atlanta (NL South) 11
rbedwell Dover (AL East) 11
badercubed New York (AL North) 10
jemaurer Philadelphia (NL East) 8
Ahsowhat New Orleans (AL South) 7
CoachRed Richmond (NL South) 7
litigator01 Iowa City (NL North) 7
drknow28 Oakland (AL West) 5
eryanf Pittsburgh (NL North) 3
bfkfraser Salem (NL West) 2
cincysteve Nashville (AL South) 2
dockellis70 San Francisco (NL West) 2
frank_white Albuquerque 2
jamessun Richmond (AL South) 2
msarg Indianapolis (NL East) 2
vhoward Scranton (NL North) 2
Oli35 Florida (AL South) 1

cincysteve Overhauls Nashville Amish Electricians, Wins WS Title!

Congratulations to cincysteve for overcoming incredible odds to win the Mordecai Season 19 World Series! He was a new owner to Mordecai this season, taking over a team that had last made the playoffs 17 seasons earlier, a team that was sub-.500 for the previous 5 seasons, a team that had only cracked .500 4 times in 18 seasons. Everything was working against him... but as soon as he took the team over, he set out on a mission to immediately better the team. 11 trades involving 36 players later, he managed the team to a 91-71 record and won the franchise's first ever divisional championship. But was that good enough? Absolutely not. In the postseason, he faced Fargo, a perennial playoff team (12 appearances in last 14 seasons)... recently resurgent Ottawa (96+ wins in 3 straight seasons)... defending World Series champ Dover... and finally two-time NL Pennant Winner Iowa City.

On top of it all, this was done in a very competitive world, and done without signing a bunch of overpriced free agents to exorbitant contracts, ruining the franchise for several seasons to come.

Congrats on an amazing run, cincysteve!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mordecai Owners: Where We're From

Here is a map showing all known location of HBD owners. If you're missing from the map, please sitemail smoelheim to get added!

View HBD Mordecai Owners in a larger map

Know That Owner: Joe Bader

Okay, let’s get this over with. For starters, my name is Joe Bader, I am 28 and I reside in a suburb of sunny Rochester, NY. Although I have never meet our fearless commish, we do reside closely and surprisingly share some mutual acquaintances. My username, badercubed, stems from the fact that I am the 3rd Joe Bader in my family. For the record; I will not be passing the namesake along. I have a degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Civil Engineering Tech and I am proof they give out diplomas like candy. I have had relative HDB success making playoff teams, but not playoff winning teams. Hopefully Ottawa changes my fortunes. As for sports teams, I follow the Red Sox religiously, the Bills dejectedly and the ‘Cuse enthusiastically. Growing up, I played hockey goalie, lacrosse long-stick and soccer goalie. Sadly, I never made it to the professional ranks, although I did win a couple of intramural championships while competing against other “tough” RIT competition. Like cincysteve, I pretty much stick to golf these days. However, I do play indoor soccer and recently moved from the goal to the field. So, if you find me absent from the league, I probably had a heart attack. I have been married for about a year and a half, and I can honestly say it has been a blast. She has grown used to my obsession and my “fake fantasy baseball” commitment, allowing me to check my lineups and such while on our honeymoon. I work as a project manager/superintendent for a heavy highway and building contractor and I enjoy the flexibility of my work. On the side, I can place and stamp concrete as well as other miscellaneous concrete work. Cash only please.