May 14 2045: The Falcon Faithful Ranked Happiest Fans in Broken Bat - by JohnnyBoi62 on April 26th, 2020
Owner JohnnyBoi would like to give out a sincere and hearty "thank you" to all the Florissant fans, who today were ranked #1 on Broken Bat's fan mood polling system.
"You guys have been nothing short of incredible from the very beginning of this 5 year rebuilding process all the way up through our historic start to 2045. The clubhouse is rockin' game in and game out, and baseball is genuinely fun in this town again! A big part of that is our amazing fan base, The Falcon Faithful. Thank you all!"
The Falcons have led off 2045 with a blistering 28-6 record under new management, and are currently riding a 13 game win streak in league play. 66 year old manager Marcos Ortiz stresses pitching and defense in his approach, and that has led to consistent run suppression and keeping every game within reach of a victory. Obviously, it's paid off so far.
Veteran slugger Aaron Carmona made clinching the top fan mood spot possible with some extra inning heroics against Brookview. Down 3 runs in the bottom of the 10th with the bases juiced and 2 outs, Carmona lifted a high and away fastball over the right field fence for an opposite field walk off grand slam to keep the win streak alive. "I've hit a lot of homers in my time here, but after starting the year on such a cold streak, I'm just glad that my first one of 2045 came at such a clutch time, both in the season and for the fans!"
Nov 04 2044: Falcons Take Highest VI.24 Awards Honors - by JohnnyBoi62 on March 27th, 2020
Owner Johnnyboi would like to congratulate Chris Hopper, Wendell Stewart, and Fabian Pinto for their impressive All League Honors in 2044.
The 32 year old Hopper was also awarded the CY Young, which is even more special as his career is in its twilight years. But who's to say? The man's improved in every major pitching metric since 2041, so don't off any repeat appearances just yet!
Wendell Stewart also took home the League MVP honors. Wendell's career trajectory is a microcosm of the overall Falcon's storyline. He was drafted as a wunderkind in 2036, but was hastily promoted by prior management. This led to years worth of frustrations, and his career was in jeopardy. This came up in a one-on-one post acquisition, so he was sent back to AA to hone his skills. The fact that he ran the table in his second year back in the bigs shows just how important proper player development is.
Lastly Fabian Pinto has been sensational, and deserves his All League honors just as much as the other two. He was a big shot free agent passing through waivers in 2043, and the Falcons sent a delegation to convince him he could fly high with them. He took a chance on a team with potential but no track record, and now seems to have the best of both worlds in ample playing time and now some hardware to show for it!
May 17 2044: Florissant Owner JohnnyBoi Declares "We're Back Baby" - by JohnnyBoi62 on February 10th, 2020
While just barely sliding in as a wild card, the Falcons have now punched their ticket to the elimination round of cup play for the second time in the past 3 seasons.
When considering that along with their slim one game lead on the east side of VI.24 and their ranking as the 10th happiest team in Broken Bat, you could say the franchise rebuilding project that began halfway through 2041 is really starting to flourish.
Owner JohnnyBoi had this statement after today's Cup Clinching Party:
"I'm just so happy that we're making these gains in 2044. Looking back, I really wanted to right the ship right away. Frankly, when you have a team near the bottom of the rankings, that just doesn't normally happen. Even though we made some aggressive moves early on that didn't pan out, it sent a message to the rest of the guys in our program. It turns out we had some really special talent gems hidden in the rough and just needed a better manager and a supporting cast.
When we picked up Cam as manager we thought it would be a short gig for him. But he's really won over the support of the team and the results speak for themselves. He's doing a fine job grooming the young guys and getting us competitive in LL.6. Now, we're hoping he's got some magic left in the tank from his amazing 2041 Cup WIN with Boulder! I know it's a long shot, but we're all going to dare to dream for the time being!"
Aug 19 2042: Pivotal Upcoming Week Will Determine Falcons Flight Plan for 2042 - by JohnnyBoi62 on October 4th, 2019
Even though this year has been a success in many aspects, with 50 games left and still 10 back from seemingly unbeatable Charleston, Florissant is at a crossroads.
Luckily, its next 9 games are against the remaining contenders for the VI.24 East division title. The club should have an answer after that stretch as to whether they need to fight the good fight and keep pressure on Charleston, or shed even more salary and set its sights on 2043.
Sheriff Dan had this to say about his ball club: "Looks like we've already streamlined the team a good deal in 2042, but I guess I could shave some more payroll if I had to. We need some space anyways to give enough at bats to all of these borderline guys the GM keeps shoveling into the clubhouse. Did they buy a team bus yet to shuttle all these rando's around?!? I have to keep one of those annoying little back pocket cards all the pitchers seem to be using these days just so I can keep the names straight when it's time to bark out orders!"
Jul 09 2042: Humberto Florez Can't Catch a Break, back on the Manager Chopping Block - by JohnnyBoi62 on September 23rd, 2019
"What do I gotta do to catch a break?" was Humberto Florez's official comment in regards to the decision handed down to bring in high dollar Dallas native Dan Osbourne as the new Falcons skipper just shy of the all-star break.
Objectively, Florez has a point. He came in mid season to right the ship on Florissant's epic nose dive, finishing the season 15-15. He then got the organization out of Cup Group Play for the first time since 2021, then led them to a 41-34 league record and a respectable +67 run differential.
Team ownership was very candid: "This was a tough decision, as Humberto has really done a great job with the club. Ultimately we needed to get a skipper in who had the potential to stick around and build a core group, which can take years. Even though I know I'll be sued for this, age was getting to be a concern. Plus, Sherriff Dan looks like he'll be able to develop some in house talent for us in the minors, which in this day and age is a must."
El Maestro said he plans on spending a year or two living simply in his hometown of Zapopan, Mexico, unless the right manager spot was opened for him. "You know? I have managed my way to multiple LL6 Division titles, and had another in the bag until I got canned by Oxford with the race all locked up last year. I always wanted a shot at the higher leagues, and just never got my chance."
Falcons ownership added: "To all teams out there, consider this disgruntled old Zapopanian for your club, especially if you're fighting demotion and need a Maestro to swoop in and get some big league results. Plus, we're hoping he lands on his feet and the age discrimination lawsuit can be amicably settled out of court. We really can't afford to shell out much more money, Sherriff Dan isn't cheap you know."