Thread: Stage Four

It doesn’t exist. But we keep hoping.

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Howard Lynch LynchMob
Mar 12 '15
Site search isn't a feature we have right now, but it is a good one to put on the list.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 12 '15
Doubt Wars is coming! I'm behind because of lots of other Tout Wars things that are happening, but we'll be playing again.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 12 '15
How come you can't search for the stage four thread?
GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Mar 12 '15

PK, what's going on with doubt wars?

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Mar 12 '15

7th of March:

On this date in 1857 it was wisely decided that a baseball game would be made up of nine innings instead of 21 "aces" or runs.

The National Association of Baseball Players decided this. They were a group of men in New York and Brooklyn baseball clubs playing under what was known as the "Knickerbocker Rules," and they had just gotten together formally for the first time in January.

They had agreed that baseball was "manly and healthful" and should be promoted that way to young men as, they told the paper, an "alternative to billiards … and other unmentionable night amusements." And they had done away with the practice of hitting the runner with a thrown ball to get him out, which caused fistfights.

But they knew that spectators were coming to baseball games, and under the Knickerbocker Rules a game could be over very quickly. So they changed the rules so as not to disappoint the sport's new fans, which might pay money to see them.

http://writersalmanac.org/

James Morgan jem1776
Mar 7 '15

Do Spring Training stats mean anything? Dan Rosenheck says, "Yes!" And has the data, sort of, to show it.

Or does he? I'm not sure we really mean, when we say ST stats don't mean anything, that they mean nothing. It's more like, Nothing useful. But read the article. It seems to me he sets up baseball statistical analysts like straw men, then bats us down because there is the smallest of correlations between a "finely calibrated dose of spring training numbers" and in season performance.

But maybe you disagree.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 7 '15

I just found and watched this ...

ESPN 30 for 30 - Silly Little Game

As a Rotisserie League Baseball player since 1984 (the year the first book came out), this was a 52 minute walk down memory lane!

The one thing I'd add is that I'd played in a "points league" in 1983 ... so when the book came out, it was not "out of the blue", there was already a foundation.  My fondest memory of that first draft in 1983 was when someone picked "Jesse Barfield", and being the NL-only guy that I am, I was stunned that an MLB player existed that I'd never heard of.



Howard Lynch LynchMob
Mar 1 '15

Our Unique League still needs a replacement owner in time for Ides Of March OnLine Auction.

I have fleshed out 24 reasons to consider our League beginning with

  1. Quality of Team Owners trumps quantity of Owners. Deep Player Pool Penetration is rare in a mixed AL and NL League: The Quality of Team Owners trumps the quantity of Owners. No matter what type of league, it only takes a few stragglers to drag it down. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Too many times, however, we add owners so our league has more teams in order to achieve deeper penetration of the player pool. on Auction Day.  Instead, we end up with too many unproven owners. Wouldn't you rather have the player pool penetration of a 24 team league, but with twelve great General Managers instead of 24 GMs where it is more than likely that a few will detract from your league by drafting like your sister, refuse to keep up in-season, and make putrid trades (then add insult to injury by quitting after a single season- one and done)? We'd rather have twelve great owner-managers with double the standard Roto active player rosters, because deeper player pool penetration is paramount. Quality of Team Owners Trumps Quantity.



    Also, I've included the Keeper roster for the available team: it was objectively ranked in our top 5 keeper rosters for 2015.


James Morgan jem1776
Feb 24 '15
The inaugural Patton & Co Mixed 20-team is drafting tonight and it should be a lot of fun. CBS is getting underway today and tomorrow, I believe. The games are starting to commence!
Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Feb 24 '15