Please see the progressive theme league classifieds for a description of the Brand New, just starting out Space Age Progressive League, a 24 team (8 playoff spots) single season Progressive League that will being play in 1946 and which expects to be able to play 80 full seasons of baseball between now and the real world year 2026.
With the help of a few innovations, we will be able to begin play with a full 24 team, 4/4/4 structure with a wildcard team, without damaging the sensation of playing a single season league during time periods when MLB had fewer than 24 teams.
I am open to suggestions and CONSTRUCTIVE and well intended criticisms of how I have designed this league, so please feel free to add any insights for improving it before we start our initial, founding draft.
The great fun of not just playing a progressive league - and if you have not had the experience this should be a good league to join as your first prog, while being challenging and fresh in its approach even for the most jaded of prog veterans - but of being there at the start, of the excitement of building a team from scratch in an initial draft, of picking the city and park your team will play in for the coming years and decades, is something I have enjoyed only once.
That league - Roll the Dice - is a wonderful league, but is also unique in some ways as its players do not exactly move through time in a linear fashion.
So I wanted to start the world anew - with the war over, the best players returning, with fascism defeated, Italians voting to abolish the monarchy and establish a republic in a referendum, the UN founded and not yet a disappointment, with Jackie Robinson arriving in Montreal in the minors and about to join - who knows which team and city in our second season, with the first radar signals beamed to the moon, beginning the space age - with Ted and Stan but even before Willie and Mickey and Henry - and I wanted to provide others who have played in the same, often wonderful leagues for many seasons now, but miss that excitement of a new league start, like opening day with the smell of fresh cut grass on the infield, and also those who keep hearing about progressives from the rest of us, but haven't had the chance to be in on the ground floor of a new one where they won't be the newly arrived, taking over a bashed in team needing to repaired for many seasons, but starting out fresh.
So check it out, join in, sign up, and play ball !
friendly neighborhood italyprof