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11/29/2012 7:37 PM (edited)
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World Happy Jack is entering its 25th season. It's a highly competitive world with veteran owners. We prefer to have owners with HBD, MLB or other Dynasty experience, but we've had success with newer owners in the past. HJ is not an "anything-goes" world ... there are win minimums and other rules, designed to ensure fairness and a level playing field among all owners. Trade rape, tanking and other common manipulations make Jack very un-Happy.


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Hardball Dynasty – AL North Franchise Profile -- TAKEN

Franchise has some talent -- including five-time All-Star Edwin Perez. Pitching was poor last season, despite being in a mostly neutral park, so improvement there could propel the team into the playoffs.

 Hardball Dynasty – AL West Franchise Profile -- Available

http://www.whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/FranchiseProfile.aspx?fid=1454

This franchise has had just two owners in the last 20 seasons. It missed the playoffs last season but made them the previous two, one division title and one wild card. It has very good pitching and defense ready to go!

 Hardball Dynasty – NL South Franchise Profile -- Available

http://www.whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/FranchiseProfile.aspx?fid=1462

This team has had back-to-back seasons under 70 wins but its budget is under control. A veteran owner with patience would be the best fit here... it has the eighth overall draft pick this season.



Interested owners:
1. mfahie -- IN
2. superbanker -- IN
3. lcarmona76 -- IN
4. czucco -- IN
5. arcadecowboy -- TK

Franchise relocations in S25:
1. Burlington to New York
2.
3.

(Cities are claimed on a first-come, first-served basis, with some preference given to current owners.)
11/23/2012 5:02 PM (edited)



John Dwight Chesbro (June 5, 1874 – November 6, 1931) was a Major League Baseball pitcher at the turn of the 20th century. He was the last major league pitcher to win 40 games or more in a single season until Ed Walsh did it in 1908. Chesbro was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.

Nicknamed "Happy Jack", Chesbro, a spitballer (spitballs were legal until 1920), broke into the majors in 1899 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He had a 21-10 record with a 2.38 ERA in 1901 and a 28-6 record with a 2.17 ERA in 1902. His 28 wins led the National League.

In 1903 Chesbro moved to the newly formed New York Highlanders (soon to be New York Yankees) and pitched the franchise's first game. He finished the season with a 21-15 record.

In 1904, he had one of the finest years in the history of pitching, winning 41 games. He started 51 games and finished 48 while posting a 1.82 ERA, 239 strikeouts, and 454.7 innings. He nearly led the Highlanders to the 1904 American League pennant over the Boston Americans, but lost the last game of the season when one of his spitballs got away from him in the top of the ninth. Boston scored on the resulting wild pitch, and the Highlanders were shut out in the bottom frame.

His 41 wins are the most ever for a modern-era baseball season. In addition to his 51 starts, he also made 4 relief appearances, getting a decision in 96% of them, for a record of 41-12. Under current playing practices, where teams typically maintain a four- or five-man pitching rotation, his record is virtually unbreakable: the only pitcher since World War II to win 30 or more games in a season was Denny McLain who went 31-6 in 1968.


11/23/2012 5:11 PM (edited)
Happy Jack rules: (revisions to come) 
  • Owners must win at least 54 games each season, or face expulsion.
  • Owners must win at least 120 games over any two seasons, or face expulsion. (tentatively approved 10/2011)
  • Buying and selling of players (via trade) is not acceptable. Cash in trades should be avoided where not necessary to complete the deal (i.e., trade would put one team over their salary cap). Cash should not exceed the salary of the player(s) being traded. (Net salary remaining for the season, not the player's contract value for the season.)
  • Owners are expected to maintain appropriate levels on the minor league rosters, including no consistent use of 0(0) pitchers. (tentatively approved 10/2011)

Note: There are no restrictions on cities/ballparks.
11/23/2012 5:07 PM (edited)
ML AL North (Season 24)
Team Owner W-L PCT GB L10 STRK Home Road  
Pittsburgh PoonJammers ripnsnort * 111-51 .685 - 6-4 L2 59-22 52-29  
Fargo Rock City iain 94-68 .580 17.0 4-6 L3 54-27 40-41  
Scranton Culm Dumps kingcryptic 76-86 .469 35.0 6-4 W3 43-38 33-48  
Hartford Hatters eastonest * 66-96 .407 45.0 5-5 W2 33-48 33-48  
 
 
ML AL East (Season 24)
Team Owner W-L PCT GB L10 STRK Home Road  
Washington D.C. Knuckleheadz jsturgis5866 * 97-65 .599 - 7-3 W4 50-31 47-34  
Baltimore Orioles TheGator * 72-90 .444 25.0 4-6 W1 38-43 34-47  
Pawtucket Evil Monkeys acatala * 61-101 .377 36.0 1-9 L3 28-53 33-48  
New York Bad Guys dudejustice * 59-103 .364 38.0 6-4 L1 29-52 30-51  
 
 
ML AL South (Season 24)
Team Owner W-L PCT GB L10 STRK Home Road  
Richmond Terrible Bulls bbqjason * 91-71 .562 - 6-4 W2 42-39 49-32  
New Orleans Patty O's mdonegan * 82-80 .506 9.0 6-4 L2 37-44 45-36  
El Paso Lassos travisg * 66-96 .407 25.0 3-7 W2 30-51 36-45  
San Juan Psychos AllSox * 65-97 .401 26.0 5-5 L2 33-48 32-49  
 
 
ML AL West (Season 24)
Team Owner W-L PCT GB L10 STRK Home Road  
Arizona Border Patrol jvford * 103-59 .636 - 8-2 L1 49-32 54-27  
Fresno Funky Aussies OzJohnno * 86-76 .531 17.0 5-5 W2 47-34 39-42  
San Francisco Summer of Love themehl 83-79 .512 20.0 5-5 L2 42-39 41-40  
Salt Lake City Onomatopoeia jose can u c * 76-86 .469 27.0 3-7 W1 33-48 43-38  
11/23/2012 5:09 PM (edited)
ML NL North (Season 24)
Team Owner W-L PCT GB L10 STRK Home Road  
Toronto Timber Turtles GuerillaZen1 * 103-59 .636 - 7-3 W2 53-28 50-31  
Helena Handbaskets ksforpedro * 100-62 .617 3.0 4-6 L2 54-27 46-35  
Vancouver Capilanos zlionsfan * 88-74 .543 15.0 7-3 W1 44-37 44-37  
Burlington Titans kramlich * 77-85 .475 26.0 1-9 L1 36-45 41-40  
 
 
ML NL East (Season 24)
Team Owner W-L PCT GB L10 STRK Home Road  
St. Louis Expos ThaReverend * 73-89 .451 - 7-3 L2 37-44 36-45  
Boston Scholars NormanW5 * 71-91 .438 2.0 9-1 W1 32-49 39-42  
Durham Blue Devils a3morey 62-100 .383 11.0 2-8 L1 32-49 30-51  
Norfolk Shipyards acn24 * 53-109 .327 20.0 5-5 W2 29-52 24-57  
 
 
ML NL South (Season 24)
Team Owner W-L PCT GB L10 STRK Home Road  
Charleston Blast Tyrants crabman26 * 100-62 .617 - 6-4 W2 50-31 50-31  
Charlotte Sovereigns mbarnard02 76-86 .469 24.0 7-3 W3 38-43 38-43  
Huntington Hunters bigalric * 73-89 .451 27.0 3-7 L2 35-46 38-43  
Texas Sun Devils sundevil1008 68-94 .420 32.0 4-6 L3 27-54 41-40  
 
 
ML NL West (Season 24)
Team Owner W-L PCT GB L10 STRK Home Road  
Salem Wazungu TXLnghrn * 97-65 .599 - 3-7 L2 49-32 48-33  
Cheyenne Warriors axtell * 89-73 .549 8.0 5-5 W1 43-38 46-35  
Boise Bacchanalia northof49 * 89-73 .549 8.0 4-6 W2 45-36 44-37  
Scottsdale Sluts rugrat * 85-77 .525 12.0 6-4 L1 44-37 41-40  
11/24/2012 6:18 AM (edited)
reserved

link to old thread:

http://www.whatifsports.com/forums/Posts.aspx?TopicID=454534&TopicsTimeframe=180&TopicsPage=16
11/24/2012 12:50 PM
reasonable rules, veteran owners and competitive balance make this league a very good choice
11/24/2012 7:55 PM
OK, finished updating the team profiles earlier... One day I'll figure out why the HTML is turned off when it says it's on.
11/25/2012 4:25 AM
Interested in a team
11/25/2012 11:38 AM
Site-mail on the way..
11/25/2012 7:52 PM
NFL bump...
11/26/2012 11:07 AM
GD friggin' computers... I'll fix the first post when I can get to one that works.

In the meantime, two openings ... if you have questions, post 'em or SM me.
11/26/2012 9:26 PM
If you haven't used it yet, there is a $5 off promo code, good till the end of the month, I believe. Use it here, or somewhere! It's KUNGFUPANDA.
11/27/2012 12:35 PM
I have no idea why all this clipboard/HTML stuff no longer works but here are the franchise links from the first post --

The AL West team:
Hardball Dynasty – Fantasy Baseball Sim Games - Franchise Profile


The NL South team:
 Hardball Dynasty – Fantasy Baseball Sim Games - Franchise Profile
11/27/2012 12:45 PM
The AL West team has a nice CF (although he's currently assigned to 2B), Asdrubal DeJesus ... a slugging corner OF,  Sean Isringhausen ... and an aging but still studly SP, Greg Walters. Some nice pieces.

The NL South team has some decent pitching, I see --   Harry Chavez,  Sammy Quintero and Walt Jones ... and the eighth overall pick!
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