Welcome poppapomp (who joined through the progs classifieds) and specsman (who has joined through the theme leagues classifieds), and cleonjones and mini157 it will be great to be in another league with you guys !
One thing that occurred to me is that in many of the prog leagues I play in where we play in eras I did not witness in my own life, I don't actually know who some of the players even played for - no mental image of them on a team, as we draft individuals out of context. Plus one of the fun things about Strat-o-matic, APL or other board games and now with OOTP which I enjoy a lot is the What If factor of starting your real life team in a certain season and seeing if with trades or intelligent management you can do better. So I wanted a way to do that here and this is what I came up with. (You can always tell when professors are off for a part of the summer - I start teaching again in a few weeks - we have too much time on our hands to come up with crazy ideas like this one).
Anyway we are now halfway there !
By the way, I am leaning toward a 4-division set up so that there would be 4 playoff spots, rather than just two, to add to competitiveness. I hope this won't dissuade anyone from joining. But I think it will make it easier to have somewhat weaker teams historically taken up and make the pennant races more exciting, and I thank clcunc31 for the suggestion. I hope he decides to join as well.
1.italyprof (will choose franchise after 12 owners are in)
2. dh0220 - Detroit Tigers
3.topkat - Cleveland Indians
4.coled - St. Louis Cardinals
5.poppapomp - Brooklyn/ Los Angeles Dodgers
6.cleonjones - New York/San Francisco Giants
7.mini157 - St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles
8.specsman - Cincinnati Reds
9.shawbigred - Chicago Cubs
9 owners in. Only 7 to go and we can start our first season.
Chicago White Sox
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics
Washington Senators (original)/Minnesota Twins