welcome back (again) Tum
11/1/2009 8:44 AM
Thank you sir. Glad to see you still hanging around. Are you still in Germany?
11/1/2009 4:44 PM
Quote: Originally Posted By TumH20_Bops on 11/01/2009

I started playing SIM baseball in Feb. 2005, and like a bad penny I keep turning up after several extended periods of being AWOL. I didn't understand the whole normalization thing back then but I made the playoffs with my first team by doing everything the forums told me not to do; I didn't draft enough innings, wore the WW out by dumping all my non-performing pitchers like Early Winn, etc. Hell, I didn't even know you needed a sabre to do mathematics. We had an abacus in the classroom when I was a kid. In junior high you were cheating if you got caught with a calculator.

Ya know what? After 30,000+ games, and 183 teams, I still don't completely understand all this math crap. I hate math! I don't give a fr#*k what X is! Still, I have a winning record and I've won a few championships and 1 TOC.

Here I am again! We'll see how well I can do with this latest update. I know I missed several before. I have some serious health issues and damn near died last December of Acute Renal Failure. Nothing cute about that. I am still dealing with 3 chronic conditions, and for a long time, I just didn't want to play this game. In fact, I really didn't feel like doing anything at all.

Pardon my loquaciousness, but what I'm saying here is you don't have to understand this completely to have fun playing. I personally think that trying to make the game completely realistic in every way is impossible. It's not reality, it's a game! Pedro is NOT pitching to Lou Gehrig, except in the SIM. Have fun with it and If you don't, maybe you should consider finding another hobby.

Nice to be back...again.

Play ball!

For the most part, I do understand the math behind the sim (at least as far as events go) and I think that helps my enjoyment. I don't think one really needs to have deep knowledge of the sim itself to enjoy or be sucessful on WIS.

11/1/2009 5:39 PM
Quote: Originally posted by winnetka1 on 11/01/2009what a refreshing voice, I like this guy and don't even know him.
Don't worry, he's just as fun if you do know him. Nice to see you back Mr. Tumwater!
11/2/2009 1:02 AM
Thanks guys! WWT, are you still hanging your hat around these parts?
11/2/2009 2:50 AM
good pictures
11/7/2009 8:32 PM
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11/24/2009 6:30 PM

Bobby Thomson Alvin Dark

11/24/2009 6:38 PM

Larry Doby Bob Gibson

11/25/2009 3:36 AM

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RP Adams, Mike ... Drafted 11th

OF Ankiel, Rick ... Drafted 22nd

RP Arredondo, Jose ... Drafted 23rd

C Baker, John ... Drafted 24th

RP Bass, Brian ... Drafted 26th ( Suggested Cut )


SP Brackman, Andrew N Y Yankees, 2007 1st Round (30th)

RP Bray, Bill Cincinnati Reds, 2009 IR, 2004 (13th pick overall)

OF Choo, Shin-Soo ... Drafted 12th

SP Cook, Aaron ... Drafted 1st

SS Cora, Alex ... Drafted 14th


OF Crisp, Coco ... Drafted 15th

SP Davis, Doug ... Drafted 2nd

1B Delgado, Carlos ... Drafted 16th

SP Edwards, Justin St. Louis Cardinals - former Sox

SP Egbert, Jack New York Mets - former Sox


3B Encarnacion, Edwin ... Drafted 17th

OF Fernandez-Oliva, Carlos ... Boston Red Sox, Out in 2009

1B Gload, Ross ... Drafted 18th

OF Gonzalez, Carlos ... Drafted 19th

OF Griffey Jr., Ken ... Drafted 20th


2B Grudzielanek, Mark *** Cut by Minnesota in 2009 ***

SS Guzman, Cristian ... Drafted 3rd

SP Hamels, Cole ... Drafted 4th

SP Hernandez, Felix ... Drafted 5th

OF Heyward, Jason Atlanta Braves Top Prospect


SP Hunt, Shooter Minnesota Twins A Top Prospect RHP

RP Janssen, Casey ... Drafted 21st

SP Kennedy, Ian Yankees, recovering from aneurysm

OF Kroeger, Josh White Sox, fair stats in AAA 8/31/1982

1B Lee, Derrek ... Drafted 6th


SP Lincoln, Brad Pirates 2 years from Tommy John

SP Lindsay, Shane Colorado Rockies, AA 1/25/1985

RP Marte, Damaso NY Yankees thru 2012, not qualified for 2009

OF Owens, Jerry Seattle Mariners, AAA strong 2009

OF Patterson, Corey Milwaukee Brewers, AAA strong 2009


OF Pena, Wily Mo New York Mets, AAA mediocre 2009

C Posada, Jorge ... Drafted 7th

C Quintero, Humberto ... Drafted 21st

RP Rhodes, Arthur ... Drafted 24th

OF Salazar, Jeff Pittsburgh Pirates AAA 2009 ( Suggested Cut )


SP Segovia, Zach ( Suggested Cut ) aa aaa in 2009

SS Silverio, Juan ss prospect Chicago White Sox

1B Snyder, Brandon Solid 1B Prospect Baltimore Orioles

1B Thomas, Frank Not active in 2009

2B/3B Uribe, Juan ... Drafted 8th


SP Vargas, Claudio ... Drafted 27th

3B Vitters, Josh Chicago Cubs 3B prospect

RP Vizcaino, Luis ( Suggested Cut )

SP Washburn, Jarrod ... Drafted 9th

RP Wood, Kerry ... Drafted 10th


Stadium U.S. Cellular Field - Drafted

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11/25/2009 3:38 AM

Robin Roberts Jimmy Piersall

11/25/2009 3:39 AM

Originally Posted By mael on 11/07/2009
good pictures

All Forums > MLB General Discussion
Topic: Post your Baseball photographs here!

Quote: Originally Posted By TumH20_Bops on 4/04/2006

I thought it might be interesting to start a thread for users to post baseball related photos they have taken.

If you have some good ones, please post them here.

Please limit your posts to baseball related shots only. Major league, minor league, little league, whatever.

Here's one from opening day to get it started.

Spring Training image of mine. New York Giants shortstop Alvin Dark looks on as second baseman Eddie Stanky poses. [circa '51]

Pushing on the Doors of Life Marked Pull Blog

11/25/2009 3:59 AM

12/18/2009 7:45 PM
Posted by ooooohdoggie on 8/5/2006 5:33:00 PM (view original):

  Photos are quite different in the new forums.
6/24/2010 1:18 AM

    A new member of baseball's Hall of Fame. Ron Santo did not receive 10 per cent of the votes in his initial year of eligibility. Sabremetrics made a huge difference in how one of my early favorites was viewed.




   from Steve's Baseball Photography Site  -


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