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9/12/2013 5:03 PM
Incredible 3-team battle for the division in a 90M theme league!  Shades of the great NL pennant race of 1908?

Central  W-L  PCT GB MagN  L10  STRK Home Away Live Owner LIVE
2010 Dodger parody o' parity 72-86 0.456 - 5 4-6 W1 35-42 37-44 0-0 parking31  
1908 Tigers + Five 72-86 0.456 - - 8-2 W4 38-43 34-43 0-0 batgems  
SF Browns 22 72-86 0.456 - - 4-6 L1 37-44 35-42 0-0 eliasr  
Scully is Da Man! 64-94 0.405 8 - 3-7 L4 30-47 34-47 0-0 Oomaga  

No!  Merkle's boner is rolling over in its grave!

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9/22/2013 11:31 PM (edited)
Updates from a 90M theme I'm in (0soup4u's Best 90M Team) that just wrapped up Game 162:

1. The three teams in the previous post all finished 74-88; there will be a couple of play-in games.

2. Three other teams in that league -- also NL, but from the other two divisions -- finished in a 3-way tie for the wild card; there will be a couple of play-in games.

3. My pitcher Doc Gooden, who I mentioned had won 23 straight games before finally losing one, got a win in the final game to finish up 26-1.

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9/16/2013 6:42 PM
This has to qualify for a 'believe it or don't': My 95 Wade Boggs (a lefty hitter) who in 302 previous ABs on the season, had a grand total of 1 HR. But in today's PM2 game he hit not only hit THREE HRS, all of them were hit off LEFTIES in Hilltop Park where the HR rating for RF is -3.

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9/22/2013 3:56 AM
Range Rovers Edition

I was looking at the career fielding stats of the 3 single-season progs I'm in, and noticed the following career leaders in plus plays:

Prog #1 (1980-2002): SS Ozzie Smith, 120 plus plays (31 minus)

Prog #2 (1961-1980): 3B Brooks Robinson, 201 plus plays (11 minus)

I thought those were impressive, until I came to:

Prog #3 (1901-1923): CF Max Carey, 303 plus plays (3 minus)

Consider also that

1) Carey's plus plays came in CF, harder to come by than in the corner OF positions
2) Carey has 47 additional plus plays (and 1 minus) in RF/LF, which bumps his totals to 350 plus plays (4 minus)
3) Carey has 5 (nearly full) seasons left, 3 of which are with A+ range

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9/22/2013 12:54 PM
Is it true that plus plays are harder to come by in CF?  Why would that be the case?  I would have thought just the opposite, and a cursory check of the a few leagues I'm active in right now suggest that CFs get many more POs, and slightly more plus plays, than RFs or LFs.
9/22/2013 1:14 PM
As I understand it, it's harder in the sense that you need a higher real life range before you can even start accumulating plus plays in CF.  See this discussion from 2 years ago, wherein I posted about a B- range outfielder of mine racking up a large number of plus plays in RF:

9/22/2013 11:32 PM (edited)
Posted by crazystengel on 9/11/2013 1:36:00 PM (view original):
Youmans can't lose!  In the pm game he took the mound in the 6th in long relief, with his team trailing 6-0.  He closed out the game, and got the win -- his 21st straight -- thanks to a 7-run explosion in the bottom of the 9th! 

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Youmans (like Gooden a couple of posts ago) finished the season 26-1, and on a 25-game win streak:

The rest of the team went 61-74 -- we snuck into the playoffs as the wild card at 87-75.

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9/25/2013 6:33 PM
Playoff update on my two recent 26-1 pitchers:

1. Gooden just pitched a shutout in the PM2 game to win us the World Series in 0soup4u's Best 90M Team Ever league.  Overall in the post-season he went 5-1 with a 3.21 ERA.

2. Youmans?  Look away; it's hideous.  0-1 in two starts with a 7.20 ERA, and the Cinderella team was transformed into a pumpkin in 4 short games.

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10/1/2013 10:14 AM
Another Installment of "Are Forum Jinxes Real?"

Well, are they?  Take a knee, boys, and listen to this tale of woe.  In my 2002 prog, I noticed another owner's Trot Nixon doing
 extremely well -- after 47 games Nixon was hitting .322/.394/.723 with 19 HR and 49 RBI.  I mentioned in the league's message forum that Nixon, who in real life hit.256/.338/./470 with 24 HR, was on pace for 65 HR and 169 RBI.  

Trot's owner did not appreciate me calling attention to his hot player. I thought he was being superstitious and silly; I was wrong, so very wrong.  For as soon as the ink on my forum post dried, poor Trot fell off the edge of the world. In his next 38 games he had 0 HR and a paltry 13 RBI!

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10/1/2013 2:05 PM
In an OL I'm in, I drafted a backup outfielder by the name of Tony Campana (2012) a speedy guy with good SB potential for my team at Dodger Stadium for less than $1.0 mil.  Well in only 110 PAs (halfway through the season), Mr. Compana has not only hit at a respectable level, but he's also stolen 30 bases and has only been caught once!!! Not bad for less than $1.0 mil!!!

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10/3/2013 7:05 PM
Geez, some things never change. Youmans is still being used...I think it's been 3 yrs since I checked in here. Was surprised to see unused teams in my draft center. Oh boy, I can build more mediocre teams...Cards llit up Burnett in game 1...Our Randy Karracker on ESPN 101 called it, said we'd light him up for 7 in 5IP or less!

Can I use the LR strategy? Does Rube Waddell still chase trains and fire engines? Did they really freeze Teddy Ballgame's noggin? Is JosecanUC still around? Blue911? Did he OD on crack with Marion Barry? Where's JohnGPF? Does SFord still outpitch just about anyone here?
10/4/2013 3:04 AM
Doctor!  Great to see you back!  I still want to come out to SL for a Blues-Sharks game, but this season the only times we're in town I can't make it.  Next season, I hope!
10/5/2013 12:00 AM
Believe it or don't? I've got one...

I once had Blackjack McDowell start a TOC Game 7 final, he took a no-hitter into the 10th, got a no decision, we won in 11....Believe it or don't....
10/5/2013 12:37 AM
Posted by DoctorKz on 10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM (view original):
Believe it or don't? I've got one...

I once had Blackjack McDowell start a TOC Game 7 final, he took a no-hitter into the 10th, got a no decision, we won in 11....Believe it or don't....
Dang... The 'Doc' has been away 4 a long time, hasn't he (?)...

Casey Stengel was as baseball-crazy (in RL) as crazystengel,
& he has this thread set-up with a certain crazy etiquette... He
often reprimands (& rightfully so) that the quality be preserved
in each post, by respecting the  Believe it or dont!  aspect...

Typo's are frowned upon...Missing your exclamation point ???

He will spot it... Believe it or don't!
10/11/2013 5:02 PM
I have 1918 Jake Northrop in an Open League that's 146 games in.  In 46.2 innings he's allowed 1 earned run for an ERA of 0.19.  He won't set the Performance History record, because another 18 Northrop once allowed 1 earned run in 61 innings for a 0.15 ERA (mine won't pass 61 innings -- no need to overuse him since I've got a playoff spot almost clinched).  

Still.  Can my Northrop at least get an asterisk mention?  You see, the record-setting Northrop had Safeco as his home park -- while mine was in Coors!

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