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Hammer Time: The Beercone: A Material Study – Part IV: Beercone Postmortem

In follow up to my previous posts concerning the material nature of the beercone, I am submitting this brief photo-essay concerning the case of a recently decommissioned beercone.

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News: The Tapey Beercone Shop is Open for Business

The Office of the Commissioners of Tapey Beercone is proud to announce the opening of the Official Tapey Beercone Shop!

Whether you’re looking for Beercones or Bats, the Equipment to construct the perfect field, or maybe you just want a sweet Tapey Beercone shirt.

We would love for you to take a look around the shop, and if you have any questions feel free to drop us a line at commish@tapeybeercone.com.

News: Annals Updated after Labor Day Games

Over Labor Day Weekend, a two game series of Tapey Beercone was played on Sun-Scorched New Gordon Field. The games ran the full spectrum of Tapey Beercone play. From the highs of a bases clearing double resulting in a five run inning, to the dismal fact that one game saw three beer spilling fouls charged.
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Photos from The Ranch, Labor Day 2018

During a Labor Day Weekend work trip to The Ranch, two exciting and combative games of Tapey Beercone were held at Sun-Scorched New Gordon Field. The games pitted Team Reverend Coach against Team Dragon Rocket Hammer. These games will likely close the book on games played at the Ranch during Season 5.

Below you can view photos from the album or head directly to the album.

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Commissioner Memo: Reply to Memo Regarding Upcoming Rules Review and Proposals for Rule Changes

To: Co- Commissioner Kelly “The Coach”
From: Co-Commissioner Eric “The Hammer”
CC: Public Commissioner Memos Blug
Reply to Memo Regarding Upcoming Rules Review and Proposals for Rule Changes

Re: List of Potential Rule Change Proposals

In preparation for the proposed rules review during the Oregon Tapey Beercone Invitational, this Commissioner has reviewed the proposed rule changes and offers the following insights. Rule changes not listed below do not include the complete list of all proposals, but are a subset determined by this Commissioner to require further review from the initial proposal.
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Commissioner Memo: Memo Regarding Upcoming Rules Review and Proposals for Rule Changes

To: Co- Commissioner Eric “The Hammer”
From: Co-Commissioner Kelly “The Coach”
CC: Public Commissioner Memos Blug
Memo Regarding Upcoming Rules Review and Proposals for Rule Changes
Re: List of Potential Rule Change Proposals

Per Your request and in preparation for a proposed rules review during the Oregon Tapey Beercone Invitational, listed below are a series of proposed rule chances. These includes a framework to codify the ground rules for base stealing, additional proposed rules to resolve other ground/governing rulings as well as open rules issues from this season, and lastly a number of minor rule changes/clarifications which this Commissioner deems worthy of discussion.
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From The Annals: Barnstorming

Tapey Beercone was created in a fit of intoxicated inspiration among a group of friends know collectively as the Buckos, who now preside as the governing Regents of the Sport. These events took place on one of many “Buckos Trips”, epic excursions taken by our group or a portion of it. And so it would followed, as the Annals of Tapey Beercone unfolded all the games took place on these storied Buckos Trips. And at the same time the sport developed, adding written rules, traditions, and statistics, all taking place on Buckos Trips. But eventually this wasn’t the case, and the question became as to how to handle these games?
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7 for 7: Pitching 101

Pitching 101, How a Rookie Pitcher would Re-Write the Book on Pitching with a Beercone.

Through the first two and a half seasons of Tapey Beercone, just eight persons had ever played the game. Of those eight, a core of six, the Regents minus Ryan, constituted the vast majority of player appearances. Within this tight core of players, the characteristics of play became fairly uniform. Sure, every player had their tendencies, and their unique idiosyncrasies, but on the whole the game would look very similar regardless of who was as bat, and who was on the mound. However, as Season 3 turned over to its second half at the start of 2014, the sport entered a phase of rapid player expansion.

Over the course of just two short months, the player pool would expand from eight, to nineteen! With the growth of the player base would come a divergence in playing style, as no longer were the players all rooted in a common tradition dating back to the Piney Pinecone days. This tail is about one of those players; a pitcher. A pitcher who had his own unique style and delivery, a pitcher who would ride that uniqueness all the way to being named season 3’s Pitcher of the Season.
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Stat Chug: There is No Such Thing as an “Average” Tapey Beercone Batter

Stat Chug: A specially brewed stats based draft.

There is No Such Thing as an “Average” Tapey Beercone Batter: How the uniqueness of the Tapey Beercone player base means no one is average.

Tapey Beercone has been chugging along for nearly 10 years now, and for the majority of that time detailed statistics have been kept on the games that have been played and the players that have played in them. In total, over two thousand individual plate appearances have been logged, and from those a clear and stable image has been deduced as to what average batting looks like in the sport of Tapey Beercone.

    An Average Batter:

  • Has a batting average just north of .600.
  • Reaches base safely about two-thirds of the time
  • Slugs somewhere just south of .800.
  • Drinks at a rate of about seven beers per six inning game.

There’s only one problem: There isn’t a player in the annals of Tapey Beercone that fits this description.
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News: Annals Updated with June Game Log and Stats plus New Field

Early this month an exciting game of Tapey Beercone transpired at New Gordon Field. The game was an exemplary display of great Tapey Beercone play featuring fantastic defensive plays, all around great offensive, and plentiful drinking. Two players reached the 2.0 CHG benchmark, and for the first time at New Gordon Field an Outside the Park Home Run was hit. To top it all, the game also featured the coronation of a new Beerpope!
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