Ducks Set to Open Season Saturday

2011 Ducks Baseball

South Oakland (0-0) will face the Bulldogs (0-1)

Saturday at 8:30am at John Herb Field.

We’re using our September call-ups in May to fill out our lineup while we wait for the college kids to show up.

The Bulldogs are gonna be tough to beat this year and will give the Fightin’s all they can handle in the Norris Division.

They’re my sleeper pick to win it all in a league exactly like ours but without Ducks.

With three games in three days, the Ducks look to get in shape and discover hidden pitching talent before Patrick Division play starts on May 7th with a game against the Pony Express.

We’re returning all our starters from our championship team, and have a couple new guys I haven’t met or seen play.

That’s about as good of a preview as I can offer right now.

Jesse Smith is a beast.




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The Ducks will play a double header vs. the Michigan Militia at Gateway Middle School Saturday at 10am.

These games will determine seeding in the end of season tournament. Finishing ahead of the Militia is important and will allow us to play only A teams in the first two rounds, or potentially the Eagles who are barred from playoff participation due to forfeits [4].

We’re playing for the 5 seed – the top two teams in A and AA will get the 1-4 seeds.

If you are bored at a job that grants you access to the internet, and you want to learn about a really offensive militia group, check out this link to a “Rocky Mountain Militia” video – Terrifying, but includes an incredible she-mullet at the 7:40 mark.

“Militia” indeed.

John and Dan keep shitting the bed with new team names, poor guys.

Anthony DeFilippo will join Jesse Smith as team Captain through the remainder of his contract, which runs through the 2030 season.

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We miss you, Kirk.


gameday nineteen: ducks vs. bulldogs

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Game 19:

South Oakland Ducks of the North Side(13-5)


Pittsburgh Bulldogs (14-3)


Spring View Field

Aside from RBI (9 for 28+ Dogs, to 4 for Ducks) I have better numbers for the Ducks than the over 28 Bulldogs in six more plate appearances. I don’t know what that means, you’d think with the tougher pitching, etc..So it goes.

Don’t forget to change your signs for the game tonight, BJ.

…and bring me my duck, you sons of bitches.

The Bulldogs lost to the Militia Saturday, I can’t imagine they put out the same lineup that beat the HURRICANES! the week before.

I’ve got inside info on the Bulldogs new fight song.

kind of depressing, but you can’t argue with a winner.

A South Oakland victory will put our franchise at 80-80-2 all time.

It would also be our ninth straight on-field W, as the Titans win was a forfeit.

the Ducks’ #9 is retired worn by Rob Swanger who, in three seasons, never played on a winning Ducks team.

Let’s get back to .500, and keep rolling into the battle of Monroeville this weekend.

A win also gets us recap rights on the Bulldogs site. Their blog actually gets read, so that’s huge.

Bad News for the Bulldogs


Gameday 17: Ducks vs. Matadors

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South Oakland Ducks of the North Side(11-5, 4-1)


Etna Matadors (9-8)


Etna Field

The Ducks beat the Matadors 4-3 in extra innings, when Ken Cool drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 8th.

the last time we were supposed to play the ‘Dors, God tried to wipe Etna off the face of the earth with repeated dispersion of lightning¬† bolts and torrential rain, leading to a cancellation and subsequent rescheduling for today.

All of the sudden we have a shit load of games in the next two weeks.

Let’s make it eight straight W’s.

Bad News for the Matadors