$120M Choose Your Own Theme XII (WAITLISTING) Topic

Sometimes, themes out there can be overly restrictive, complicated, or just not interesting. Or sometimes you get an idea for a theme, but you know it would be nearly impossible or simply too boring to fill an entire league around that one theme idea. In this league, you get to avoid all those problems because you're the one choosing your theme, and no one else can use it.

Build a team entirely of guys named Dick, an all-franchise squad, (almost) anything you want. If you want to pick a theme that uses some randomized variables, I'll be happy to do the randomization for you to get started.

League # sitemailed after signing up your theme

$120M Cap
No Waiver Wire
No trades
No clones (unless your theme specifically involves clones)
Injuries on
Standard 24-team schedule
Any stadium
Live OK, not required

Additional rules:

Themes must affect all 25 players on your roster. No offense-only or pitching-only themes.
No stat-based themes will be allowed. So nothing like "All my hitters will hit over .330 and my pitchers will have OAVs under .200". Your team should have an actual theme and not just stat restrictions.

Describe your theme details when signing up so I can verify rosters easily...I'll reserve the right to deny a theme if it offers virtually no restrictions at all (For example: "My team will not have any players named Zeke" is not a reasonable theme).

Please try to choose a team name that somehow identifies your theme.

Feel free to get creative or crazy. Have some fun and good luck to all who play...

Wall of Champions
I - Pfattkatt (Triples Theme)
II - Pfattkatt (Deadball Players Theme)
III - Skunk206 (All names had Mc, O', or -son)
IV - Skunk206 (All players shared a last name with a HOFer from another sport)
V - thurst63 (All hitters had fewer than 10 HR, all pitchers allowed fewer than 10 HR)
VI - josiah31 (All left-handed players)
VII - alleyviper (All players are former MVPs, Cy Youngs, RotYs and Rolaids Relief winners)
VIII - Skunk206 (All players cloned except the 25th man - "Walternates")
IX - uncleal (All players from seasons ending in 8)
X - dweigel (All players played their entire career for one franchise)
XI - Skunk206 (All players from Chicago franchises)
XII - alston (Franchise soup)

TOC Champs
Season IV - Skunk206
2/25/2015 11:48 AM (edited)
Owners and their themes: (bold = team is entered and roster is OK, * = league number sent)

*1. Skunk206 - All players from cities that have hosted a Super Bowl
*2. flakfizer - All players will fit at least one theme used in CYOT XI, and all 24 themes will be represented
*3. teamtimms - All players from 1960-2012
*4. randy_114b - All players are in the Hall of Fame    
*5. alston - Franchise soup
*6. mpitt76 - All players from Southern California, New York CIty, Puerto Rico, Greater Boston (where mpitt has lived)
*7. kriz - All players drafted between 1984-1988
*8. dweigel - All players from American war years: 1898, 1914-1918, 1941-1945, 1950-1953, 1964-1974, 1990-1991, 2003-2012
*9. donfanelli - All players from years ending in 5 or 0
*10. doubletruck - All players will have a last name that starts with either Ma or Pa
*11. ejstockman - All players were once a teammate of Mike Piazza, twisted to any season
*12. corvair - All players are dead
*13. theman3 - All players from theman3's lifetime: 1974-2012
*14. pick1or2 - All pitchers from Babe Ruth's pitching seasons '15-'19 and all hitters from Ruth's hitting years '20-'35
*15. fatboydad54 - All players will have played for both the Yankees and A's during their career
*16. celticus - All players from the Bay Area; Oakland or San Francisco
*17. jjper1 - All players from "heavenly" teams: San Diego, San Francisco, Saint Louis, Los Angeles, or the Angels
*18. euzly - All players will have once played for the Rochester Red Wings 
*19. sjh0825 - All players must have played with Julio Franco (twist). At least 6 from each decade he played.  80s, 90s, 00s
*20. jaybaker67 - Alphabet soup for player last names
*21. hacker7 - All players from the 1800s
*22. dcates - All players are Athletics, White Sox, or Red Sox
*23. salacuse - All black or Latino players
*24. ronblood - All players from St. Louis franchises
1/21/2013 2:03 PM (edited)
As per my usual custom, I'll post my roster below for easy verification.

With the NFL playoffs underway, my theme will be all players from cities that have hosted a Super Bowl

1987 Tony Gwynn - San Diego
1919 Ty Cobb - Detroit
1927 Harry Heilmann - Detroit
1987 Alan Trammell - Detroit
1997 Greg Colbrunn - Atlanta
2006 Joe Mauer - Minneapolis
1996 Chuck Knoblauch - Minneapolis
1949 George Kell - Detroit
2000 Chad Allen - Minneapolis
1985 Sid Bream - Los Angeles
1975 Rod Carew - Minneapolis
1979 Tim Flannery - San Diego
1963 Sandy Koufax - Los Angeles
1994 Greg Maddux - Atlanta
1972 Don Sutton - Los Angeles
2011 Doug Fister - Detroit
1968 Don McMahon - Detroit
1969 Hoyt Wilhelm - Atlanta
2006 Cla Meredith - San Diego
2003 John Smoltz - Atlanta
2010 Rafael Soriano - Tampa
1993 Bryan Harvey - Miami
2011 Mike Adams - San Diego
2003 Tim Spooneybarger - Miami
2012 Fernando Rodney - Tampa
1/6/2013 6:33 PM (edited)
I'm back, and I'd like to do a Choose Your Own Theme League Theme.  I'll use one player who fits the theme of each theme of this leagues 11th (previous) season.  The 25th player will be a 200K player, but who fits also fits one of the themes (ie, one theme will be used twice, but the second player will be 200K). For reference, here's the list of themes, slightly modified to work for this, which I'll update with my roster when I get it finalized:

Skunk, I'll need one random birthday for theme #3, please.

EDIT: Well, I could work on this team for months and not be satisfied, so here's my roster:

1. A player from a Chicago franchise -- 1931 Lu Blue
2. Cup of Coffee - Player twisted from the roster of a game which was one participant's only MLB appearance - 1908 Addie Joss
3. A Player drafted one each from a randomly selected birthday -- 2000 Pedro Valdes
4. A player who shares a last name with at least one other player on the team -- 1971 Vida Blue
5. A player from a Boston franchise -- 2007 Alex Cora
6. A player from a season they played in American Association, Federal League, or Players League -- 1888 Elton Chamberlain
7. A player born in Texas or Tennesee -- 1956 Grady Hatton
8. A player from 1900-1959 -- 1917 Ty Cobb
9. Lords of the Ring-less - A player who never have appeared in a World Series -- 2006 Joe Mauer
10. A player who shares a last name with a US President -- 1912 Joe Jackson
11. A players who is the only one in the WIS database with their last name -- 1952 Willie Ramsdell
12. A player whose last name ends with the letter Z -- 1973 Gonzalo Marquez
13. A player with the letter combo O-N somewhere in their name -- 1987 Tony Gwynn
14. A player named Babe, Rube, Red, or Whitey -- 1947 Whitey Kurowski
15. A player who won multiple MVPs, Cy Youngs, or Rolaids Relief titles -- 1913 Walter Johnson
16. A player from the NY/SF Giants -- 1919 Art Nehf
17. A player from 1952-1956 with the additional restriction that a pitcher will be LH or a hitter L or S -- 1953 Bill Wight
18. A player from franchises with a color in their nickname -- 1968 Don Pavelitch
19. A player who played for the SF Giants at one time, but the season used cannot be one they played for the Giants -- 2006 Joe Nathan
20. Alphabet Soup by last initial-- 1973 Brian Downing
21. A player from every xxx0 or xxx5 year -- 1970 Luis Aparicio
22. A player will have been 2nd round June draft picks -- 2007 Chase Utley
23. Twisted '61-'71 Senators, or Bryce Harper -- 1967 Cisco Carlos
24.  A player who had a 1965 Topps baseball card, twisted to any season -- 1963 Frank Kostro
25. The 25th man: 1914 Guy Cooper (Played for a Boston franchise)
1/8/2013 2:54 PM (edited)
Looking forward to it skunk.  Players from 1960-2012.  Picks up from where I left off!
1/6/2013 7:54 PM
I am relatively new to Theme League restrictions.
I would like to enter a team made up of Hall of Fame players.
1/6/2013 7:58 PM
Flak, here is your random birthday...

Here is your calendar date:

June 29, 2013

It was picked randomly out of 365 possible dates between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.

Timestamp: 2013-01-07 01:04:42 UTC

1/6/2013 8:05 PM
1/6/2013 8:23 PM
Lets try this... 

All My players will have been drafted between 1984 & 1988. 
1/6/2013 9:50 PM
This time I'll try a War Years theme--all players will come from war years in US history:  Spanish-American (1898), World War I (1914-1918), World War II (1941-1945), Korean (1950-1953), Vietman (1964-1974), Gulf (1990-1991), Iraq/Afgan (2003-2012).
1/6/2013 11:20 PM
Skunk, how about each player season will be from a different franchise: 25 players, 25 francshises.
1/7/2013 1:16 AM
In. My theme is "I Like Mike." Piazza should be in the Hall of Fame, even if it sounds like it wont be this year, his first of eligibilty.  My team will be anyone, twisting allowed, who ever played with Piazza.
1/7/2013 5:34 AM (edited)
mine will be all 2012 players OR These Guys Once Played for the Yankees but NOT this YEAR for now  (trying to decide which one to use) Is there a league number ye?t thanks
1/7/2013 12:56 PM (edited)
Theme league number?  I'll go with "Dead On"  All players must be deceased.    Thanks!  Corviar.
1/7/2013 11:56 AM
Count me in.
1/7/2013 3:35 PM
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