Creating an Independent Baseball League, NotGraphs Style

Did you know you can search every place name in the U.S.? Here, now you can waste even more time than I did. Presenting: the most pointless list ever. If there are readers who live in any of these places, you are obligated to post in the comments.

I hereby propose a new Independent Baseball League, with teams in the following sabermetrically-friendly locations:

Eastern Division
The Fipsters, of FIPps Crossing, in Columbus, NC
The Winners, of WAR, in McDowell, WV
The Babips, of BIPpus, in Huntington, IN
The Walkers, of WHIPray Basin, in Monroe, FL

Western Division
The Wappers, of WPA Dam, in Muskogee, OK
The Zippers, of ZIPS Cabin, in White Pine, NV
The Ultimate Ratings, of ZONE Creek, in Dillingham, AK
The Powers, of ISOlated Peak, in Boulder, CO

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8 Responses to “Creating an Independent Baseball League, NotGraphs Style”

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  1. Well-Beered Englishman says:

    The league is clean, I searched “roids” and there were no results.

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  2. Well-Beered Englishman says:

    Additionally: two travel teams from the UK challenge the NotGraphs League to exhibition matches. They hail from Batsford and Long Balls Grove.

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  3. steex says:

    The Western Division is going to have a brutal travel schedule. I feel bad for the poor guys on the Ultimate Ratings.

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  4. glassSheets says:

    Blachman Swamp in Barry County, MI is more than a little sad about not getting a team. The fact that it is a swamp must have been ruled too much of a home field advantage.

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  5. EdwardM says:

    I’d like to propose a Northern Division. Travel will be problematic.

    The RBI’s of Come-by-Chance, NL
    The Tommyjohns of Arm-agh!, QC
    The Shaughnessys of Witless Bay, NL
    The Money Balls of Newmarket, ON
    The LOB’s of Penhold, AB
    The Morgans of Mistatim, SK
    The SLuGgers of Balgonie, SK

    Leading Tickles, NL also wants to join the league but I think there should be contest for the naming rights.

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