The Beast of the East begins on the 28th of June!

Beast of the East logoWhat is the Beast of the East?  Its when Beep ball teams from the East coast get together for a multi-city tournament to decide who is the best team on the East Coast.  This year, the host cities are in East Meadow, NY on the 28th of June and Haddonfield, NJ (home of the Pennsylvania Wolfpack) on the 12th of July.  Four teams will face off in each of these sites and the team with the best record when its over will be crowned the Beast of the East.

The winner will be determined by the following rules

  • Team with the best overall record in the 6 games
  • If there is a tie
  • Tie breaker #1: head to head between teams tied
  • Tie breaker #2: Head to head in previous season including the World Series
  • Tie breaker #3: Lowest defensive runs allowed – head to head
  • Tie breaker #4 Lowest defensive runs allowed in entire Beast of the East

One of the missions to this concept is to build beep baseball on the east coast.  We have purposely decided  we will discourage teams inviting players from other cities to play with them because we want to provide opportunity for local players.  This will be the fourth season we have done this format.  The Renegades have won it the first three times

Year Champion Record
2010 Boston Renegades 6-1
2011 Boston Renegades 7-1
2012 Boston Renegades 6-1

In the 2014 season, All the teams have begun play other than the Renegades.  The Long Island Bombers are 3-1, The Wolfpack are 1-1 and the New Jersey Lightning are 1-3.  Boston has done very well in recent years.  Here is their record against opponents life time and since 2010.  Can the Renegade repeat?

Opponent Renegade lifetime record Renegade record since 2010
Long Island 12-11 9-2
Pennsylvania 17-3 8-0
New Jersey 6-2 6-2

Keep your eyes on Facebook on Saturday afternoon as we will be posting live game updates to keep our fans informed.  The game schedule is as follows:

Game 1 at 9:00 AM

New Jersey Lightning vs.

Long Island Bombers

Pennsylvania Wolfpackvs.

Boston Renegades

Game 2 at 11:30 AM

Boston Renegades vs

Long Island Bombers

New Jersey Lightning vs

Pennsylvania Wolfpack

 Game 3 at 2:00 PM

Boston Renegades vs

New Jersey Lightning

Pennsylvania Wolfpack vs

Long Island Bombers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renegades Featured in the Boston Globe

On Sunday, May 25th, The Boston Renegades appeared as a feature article in a 4 page spread within the Globe Magazine.  The article was written by David Wanczyk who the Renegades met in the summer of 2013.  Dave is professor of creative writing and is writing a novel about beep baseball and the Renegades are one of the teams he is featuring in his book that is targeting 2015 to hit the shelves.  To find out more on this book project, check out Dave’s Facebook page

The article features 3rd year player, Joe McCormick and shows you how he has overcome adversity to recently graduate Harvard University.  It also takes a look inside the Renegades World Series in 2013, which Dave was granted all access to the team’s inner workings for his book.

The photo shoot was done by the Boston Globe on a dreary day that threatened rain the whole afternoon.  Joe was like a supermodel with the cameras following his every move for nearly two hours.  The lead picture (shown below) was amazing as the photographer, Dina Rudick was literally in the wet grass and mud looking up at him

The article is entitled “the hardest working man in baseball and can be found here on the Globe’s site.  If you are visually impaired and would rather listen to the article you can hear it here on soundcloud

 

Joe Mac - "the hardest working man in baseball)

Photo by Dina Rudick/Boston Globe