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TVH Billy Idol Title

In 2008 several owners from The Virginia Highlanders (then Virginia Baseball Association) and Re-bell Yell leagues decided to have a seven game title series. Each year the respective league champions would fax off against each other in a best of seven game series. That title series will now be known as the Billy Idol Title Series.

Why Billy Idol Title Series? Two reasons. One, the Re-Bell Yell league (National League) was formed when four owners spun off their teams from another league and held a dispersal draft with six new owners. The four “spin-off” owners did so because of some sketchy activity from another owner. That owner’s last name was Bell. When the dust settled the four “spin-off” owners found numerous emails in their email box with the subject heading, Re-Bell. At that point the logical step to take was to call the fledging league, Re-bell Yell. Though it’s pronounced Rebel Yell. And “Rebel Yell” is a pretty darn good song by Billy Idol.

The second reason why it’s called the Billy Idol Title Series is because there are 5 owners who are in both leagues. At some point in time it’s quite possible where one of these owners will a championship in each of the leagues. At that point he’ll have two teams facing off against each other for the Billy Idol Title. In short, he can say that he’ll be “Dancing with myself.” And that is also a pretty darn good song by Billy Idol.

While these titles may not guarantee the winner any “Flesh for Fantasy” (another pretty darn good song by Bill Idol) it’s still only a fantasy title.

Here are the Billy Idol Title champions

2017

The Virginia Baseball Association – Port St. Lucie Sluggers (Andy Gage)  ReBell Yell – MVP in ’06 (Sumner Steinfeldt)
Billy Idol Title Winner: Port St. Lucie Sluggers (Andy Gage) 4 games to 1

2016

The Virginia Baseball Association – Swingin’ Johnsons (Gray Johnson)   ReBell Yell – There Can Only Be One (Owen Jones)
Billy Idol Title Winner: There Can Only Be One (Owen Jones) 4 games to 3

2015
The Virginia Baseball Association – South Mountain Sluggers (Andy Gage)  ReBell Yell – Bay Bandits (Simon Wilson)
Billy Idol Title Winner: Bay Bandits (Simon Wilson) 4 games to 1

2014
The Virginia Baseball Association – Swingin’ Johnsons (Gray Johnson)  ReBell Yell – The Cuse (John Mortin)
Billy Idol Title Winner: The Cuse (John Mortin) 4 games to 3

2013
The Virginia Baseball Association – All Thumbs (Tom Dumproff)  ReBell Yell – Black Flies – (Rob Fleming)
Billy Idol Title Winner: All Thumbs (Tom Dumproff) 4 games to 3

2012
The Virginia Baseball Association – National Bohs (Kevin Grubb) ReBell Yell – There Can Only Be One (Owen Jones)
Billy Idol Title Winner: There Can Only Be One (Owen Jones) 4 games to 3

2011
The Virginia Baseball Association – Mudcats (Simon Wilson) ReBell Yell – The Cursed and Damned! – Dean Carpenter
Billy Idol Title Winner: The Cursed and Damned! (Dean Carpenter) 4 games to 3

2010
The Virginia Baseball Association – King & his Court (Sumner Steinfeldt)  ReBell Yell – Young, Dumb, & Full of Lincecum (Kevin Byers)
Billy Idol Title Winner: Young, Dumb, & Full of Lincecum (Kevin Byers) 4 games to 3

2009
The Virginia Baseball Association – Dedicated to Nick Adenhart (Andy Gage) ReBell Yell – (dead) Black Flies (Rob Fleming
Billy Idol Title Winner: Dedicated to Nick Adenhart (Andy Gage) 4 games to 1

2008
The Virginia Baseball Association – Swingin’ Johnsons (Gray Johnson) ReBell Yell – (dead) Black Flies (Rob Fleming
Billy Idol Title Winner: Swingin’ Johnsons (Gray Johnson) 4 games to 3