Jay “Udder Guy” Kauflie in The Washington Post!

While taking part in a series of exhibition matches at Gettysburg with the Hog & Hominy Picked 9, our own Jay “Udder Guy” Kauflie caught the eye of Washington Post reporter/photographer Matt McClain. “Udder Guy” featured in several of the pix accompanying an article about the exhibition. Sample pictures are below (copyright Matt McClain / The Washington Post); the full article can be found HERE. Huzzah to our trusty first-sack fixture!


Phoenix Defense Dominant in 6-2 Victory

Huzzah! Your East-Siders were victorious in their final home match of the season, picking up a hard-fought 6-2 victory over the first-place Highland Rim Distillers. Two 1st-inning runs got Phoenix started, and another in the 3rd was enough to seal the affair. After closing things out, highly-respected HR captain “Old Hoss” snapped the below picture of your victorious squad. Hope to see more friendly faces next Sunday in Smyrna!

Phoenix 6, Highland Rim 2

Phoenix 6, Highland Rim 2

Phoenix Hold On for Close Victory at Carnton!

Your own gentlemen of The Phoenix Club of East Nashville took an early lead over the Oak Hill Travellers and made it hold up at sunny Carnton Plantation Sunday. Staked to an early 3-0 advantage, Phoenix used excellent pitching and some outstanding team defense to hold on for a grueling 7-4 victory. The win moves the red-trousered batsmen to 3-4 on the season – Huzzah!

Phoenix Hold On for Hard-Fought Victory in Knoxville!

Your Phoenix of East Nashville travelled to Knoxville to take on the Emmett Machinists in a special double-header day at World’s Fair Park. On a warm day on a fast, bouncy field, Phoenix took a 4-3 lead after the first inning and then held on to squelch a 9th-inning rally by the Machinists, escaping with a 12-10 victory. A tip of the grey caps to our opponents and the good people at the park – Huzzah!

Opening Day Victory!

Your Phoenix of East Nashville made the trip to scenic Carnton Plantation to complete the opening round of games against the Oak Hill Travellers. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, they held on to beat the Travellers by 14-9. Hats off to our fine opponents, and Hip Hip Hooray for the Red and Grey!

Afterwards, the celebration is on at Drifters in East Nashville. Huzzah!

Phoenix Opening Weekend Plans

Remember good people – it’s almost Opening Weekend for your Phoenix Club of East Nashville!

We’ll be out and about on Saturday the 11th with a booth at the East Nashville Beer Fest, so be sure to stop by and say hello if you’re there. We’ll be gladhanding, giving out our limited stack of schedule cards (my, but that’s a good-looking card!), answering any questions you might have about the league or the team, and hopefully just getting to spend some quality time with our neighbors.

And on Sunday the 12th, it’s the big day – our opening game versus the Oak Hill Travelers at Historic Carnton Plantation in Franklin!


Finalized Schedule? Yes, Please!

HUZZAH! Today the finalized 2015 schedule was released by the Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association! Your own gentlemen representatives of East Nashville will open the season April 12th at in Franklin at theCarnton Plantation against the Oak Hill Travellers. You can check out the whole schedule here – and if you enter phoenix in the search bar, you’ll get a handy single-team schedule that looks a lot liiiiiike…

Sunday4/12/201512:00pmPhoenix of East NashvilleOak Hill TravellersCarnton Plantation
Sunday4/19/201512:00pmNashville MaroonsPhoenix of East NashvilleSam Davis Home & Plantation
Saturday5/2/201512:00pmPhoenix of East NashvilleEmmett MachinistsWorld's Fair Park
Sunday5/17/20152:30pmPhoenix of East NashvilleFranklin FarriersCarnton Plantation
Sunday5/31/20152:30pmPhoenix of East NashvilleNashville MaroonsBicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Sunday6/7/20152:30pmStewart's Creek ScoutsPhoenix of East NashvilleSam David Home
12:00pmOak Hill TravellersPhoenix of East NashvilleCarnton Plantation
Saturday7/11/20152:30pmPhoenix of East NashvilleMountain City of Chattanooga6th Cavalry Museum
Sunday8/2/20152:30pmHighland Rim DistillersPhoenix of East NashvilleBicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Sunday8/9/201512:00pmLightfoot Club of ChattanoogaPhoenix of East NashvilleSam Davis Home & Plantation
Saturday8/29/20152:30pmPhoenix of East NashvilleKnoxville HolstonsHistoric Ramsey House