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    Default Flurry of deals send Marlboro buzzing about the Townies


    MARLBORO, VERMONT -- Within a four hour span yesterday, Marlboro Townies general manager D.C. Riccardi set the FOBLverse atwitter with deals that pundits are saying making the moribund franchise title contenders.

    The first deal of the day was the acquisition of 39-year old hurler Dallas Constance from Davenport for a future 3rd rounder. The aging veteran is 6-2 with a 2.70 ERA this year and he ought to give the Townies rotation that was beleaguered a bit of relief to put it mildly. Just a few hours later, Riccardi pulled off his biggest deal of the afternoon picking up three hurlers from the Las Vegas Lightning. Kevin Juhl, Sloan O'Toole and Enrique Watson should bolster the worst relief corps in baseball, while giving skipper Cito Jackson some options in terms of who to slot in the rotation as well.

    "This changes the game for us. We liked the guys we had, we just needed a bit more steam to get the engine going further down the road," said Jackson about the bold acquisitions.

    Just as the clubhouse manager was getting the names ready for the new guys to show up, Riccardi called in one more deal to the league office before the close of business. He picked up lights out closer Cristian Palacios in exchange for a future 1st rounder and a prospect. The baseball community howled at the deal, indicating that the team gave up too much for the 27-year old relief ace, but Riccardi defended the move in a press conference this morning.

    "Look, I don't really care what a bunch of armchair bullpen catchers think. These moves were right for us. The people of Vermont welcomed us when no one else wanted us. This team belongs to New England its legacy is there. Since the days of the Bantam Originals, we've lacked success and people are tired of it. I'm tired of it, because I grew up watching this team and I always knew I wanted to be here in this position. I want to right wrongs and I want to make it better."

    The Townies currently sit 7 games out of first place, but just two out of a tie for a wild card spot in Fresca Division. The franchise has just one playoff appearance in history, fourteen years ago. This is the worst of any FOBL team.

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    It wasn't cocky and funny enough, I see.
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    I liked your defense of the trade.

    Nice article, seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Cloud View Post
    It wasn't cocky and funny enough, I see.

    A few "fucks" would make it much funnier.


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    I would've dropped a few more f-bombs, but I thought the front page was family friendly territory. Noted for next time.
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    The folks in Wichita might contest your "worst relief corps in baseball" statement.
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