All Forums > SimLeague Baseball > WIS Championship > Round 2 - $100M Theme ideas
9/11/2013 3:09 PM
I like the ballpark blacklist idea - or perhaps only neutral fields allowed.
9/11/2013 3:42 PM
Maybe, but how many ballparks are left after you removed these 39 ballparks?

Count Ballpark
1 Astrodome (Houston Astros: 1965-1999)
2 Atlanta Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta Braves: 1966-1996)
7 Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals: 1966-2005)
2 Candlestick Park (San Francisco Giants: 1960-1995)
1 Citi Field (New York Mets: 2009-2012)
1 Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia Phillies: 2004-2012)
2 Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland Indians: 1932-1993)
1 Columbia Park (Philadelphia Athletics: 1901-1908)
1 Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers: 2000-2012)
3 Comiskey Park (I) (Chicago White Sox: 1910-1990)
1 Coors Field (Colorado Rockies: 1995-2012)
6 Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers: 1962-2012)
3 Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox: 1912-2012)
1 Forbes Field (Pittsburgh Pirates: 1909-1970)  
1 Griffith Stadium (Washington Senators: 1911-1960)
2 Huntington Ave Baseball Grounds (Boston Red Sox: 1901-1911)
1 Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego Padres: 1980-1996)
1 Jacobs Field (Cleveland Indians: 1994-2012)  
1 Jarry Park (Montreal Expos: 1969-1976)  
3 Kingdome (Seattle Mariners: 1977-1999)
1 League Park (I) (Cleveland Indians: 1901-1909)
8 League Park (II) (Cleveland Indians: 1910-1946)
1 Memorial Stadium (Baltimore Orioles: 1954-1991)
2 Oakland Coliseum (Oakland Athletics: 1968-2000)
2 Petco Park (San Diego Padres: 2004-2012)
7 Polo Grounds (IV) (New York Giants: 1891-1911)
1 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds: 1970-1996)
1 Rogers Centre (Toronto Blue Jays: 2005-2012)
1 Royals Stadium (Kansas City Royals: 1973-1993)
6 Shea Stadium (New York Mets: 1964-2008)
3 Shibe Park (Philadelphia Athletics: 1909-1952)
1 Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Devil Rays: 1998-2007)
5 Turner Field (Atlanta Braves: 1997-2012)
1 Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia Phillies: 1971-2003)
4 West Side Grounds (Chicago Cubs: 1894-1915)
5 Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs: 1926-2012)
2 Yankee Stadium (I) (New York Yankees: 1923-1973)
3 Yankee Stadium (II) (New York Yankees: 1976-2008)
1 Yankee Stadium (III) (New York Yankees: 2009-2012)
9/11/2013 3:44 PM
Maybe neutral fields only then.  I think it fits along the idea of trying new strategies to win.
9/12/2013 11:49 AM
Why not blacklist the ballparks used more than once? There would still be a good number of ballparks left.
9/12/2013 3:07 PM
Why not just make everyone use WhatIfSports Park (says the guy who's ranked right behind TODD in 99th place)?
9/12/2013 4:03 PM
I think blacklisting some $200-300K players is useful too. 1977 Foli is one of the most commonly used players at OL, and I'd certainly use him here. There are a few others that fit that description.

Having said that, I like blacklist leagues. Good way to encourage new ideas.
9/13/2013 3:53 PM
Actually, one other thought about the under $300K. If you required that all such players be from the 1930s or 1960s, it would make a nice pairing with the $60M league, and avoid a lot of the obvious cheap cookies.
9/24/2013 11:03 AM
It's probably a bit late to add more ideas, especially since I like the blacklist, but here's a one rule league that would lead to some different strategies.
  • Team's pitching OAV must be higher than Team's hitting AVG
Using a 100M budget effectively while complying with that could be interesting.
9/24/2013 6:31 PM
wouldn't that just lead to tacking on a bunch of really cheap and prodigiously terrible guys at the end to inflate/deflate the respective statistics?
9/24/2013 11:06 PM
It turns out to be harder to do that than I expected. You spend so much money, and use up so many roster spots, that you would be better off adjusting strategy to start with.
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