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Taking Back the Ballparks - Los Angeles Dodgers
  by SoSH U at work

Another older gem. Even before I made my maiden visit two weeks ago, it was a ballpark I could identify immediately the moment the game was turned on, even absent any Dodger blue or the guy in the Ecuadorian* straw hat who used to stand behind home plate with the JUGS Gun.

The layout, once more ...

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Posted: September 18, 2018 at 09:06 AM
Most Meritorious Player: 1946 Results
  by DL from MN

Congratulations to Ted Williams, the unanimous MMP of 1946!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Ted Williams	105	7	7
Stan Musial	94	7	0
Hal Newhouser	88	7	0
Bob Feller	76	6	0
Hank Greenberg	68	7	0
Johnny Pesky	37	4	0
Dizzy Trout	33	4	0
Howie Pollet	32	4	0
Charlie Keller	32	4	0
Josh Gibson	25	2	0
Johnny ...
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Posted: September 07, 2018 at 04:12 PM
The Final Push
  by Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

24 games to go.  Cubs still have 8 games left on this 23 straight day stretch, but only 2 more real road trips - DC this weekend and and Phoenix in a couple of weeks; the only other road games are today in Milwaukee and 3 at The Cell.  A 3 game lead is far from comfortable, especially after the way ...

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Posted: September 05, 2018 at 10:27 AM
Join Jim’s OOTP League
  by Jim Furtado

About six years ago, I invited people to join my league. My request was successful and a few great people became valuable and fun additions to my Whalehead League. Due to a change in our simulation from Dynasty League Baseball (DLB) to Out of the Park Baseball (OOTP), we have three open teams. 

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Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:22 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Toronto Blue Jays
  by SoSH U at work

We leave the states to visit our friends to the north. Canada’s team began play in the futuristic SkyDome in 1989, though it got its current Rogers Centre name, complete with Canadian spelling, in 2005.

For the record, it was just SkyDome. I’m not sure why that bugs people. We don’t say the ...

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Posted: September 04, 2018 at 10:26 AM
Most Meritorious Player: 1946 Ballot
  by DL from MN

For 1946 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 5 September 2018.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a ...

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Posted: August 28, 2018 at 05:12 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Reds voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

It looks like we’re taking this one to the river. Here are the choices.

If you prefer Riverfront*, which the betting money believes will be the selection, please choose the follow-up you prefer. Some of the stated names in the nominating thread included Riverfront Stadium, Riverfront Park, ...

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Posted: August 23, 2018 at 09:52 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Cincinnati Reds
  by SoSH U at work

Great American Ball Park, home to the Cincinnati Reds, is perhaps the most overly ambitiously named park of the new entries. I’ve been there a few times. It’s nice enough, and the steamshippish structure in centerfield is a sensible fit given the Ohio River and its Tall Stacks sit just beyond ...

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Posted: August 14, 2018 at 11:45 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Twins voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

Once a target of ill-considered contraction, the Twin Cities is now just the home of Target Field. The naming thread produced a slew of potential nominees for a new moniker, though with some support for the existing one.

We’ve narrowed it down to five selections. Choose wisely.

A) Great Northern ...

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Posted: August 02, 2018 at 09:48 AM
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  by Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim
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