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Friday, December 02, 2005

Diamond Mind League using all-time great players disk

Thinking of starting a Diamond-Mind league using the all-time greatest players disk.

I was thinking something like maybe using the DM disk, and the salaries from one of the ESPN or Fox leagues to keep teams from being entirely made up of Hall of Famers, etc..

A couple of other ideas . . .

All games are played head-to-head, no simming (except for vactions, etc.). Maybe play two series a week, probably wouldn’t mean more than 2-3 hours a week in terms of a time commitment, some people spend that much time just tweaking their MP anyway . . .

Also I would want to rate all of the players for injuries, based on their career length . . . something like less than 1620 games “Prone”, more than 2430 games (1.5 * 162, or 15 full seasons) “Iron”, everyone else “normal”. Open to debate on the appropriate numbers. Use translated IP from Prospectus for pitchers, maybe something like under 2500 prone, over 4000 Iron? For relievers come up with something based on career games or full seasons or something.

I think it’s be a lot of fun and the cool thing is, we wouldn’t need a certain number of teams, there are 1700 players on the disk IIRC, so we could set the structure once we know how much interest there is.

Anyway, it’d probably be a lot of fun, I guess just post here or send me an email if you are interested . . .

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 02, 2005 at 07:22 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 02, 2005 at 07:33 AM (#1756304)
Hot topics . . .
   2. Mark Shirk (jsch) Posted: December 03, 2005 at 04:46 PM (#1757978)
Being a grad student I don't really have the time to do such a thing (or I have teh time but can't spend it on DM), maybe when I get a real job...

However, I don't really like the idea of making players injury prone due to the length of their career, I think it would make career guys seem better than they are. It could also be used for evil, like evidence that Jake Beckley should be in the HOM :-)

I would simply use in seasons durability, especially for catchers, since many time peak catcher candidates are that way because they had better in season durability (See Trouppe V. Schang).
   3. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 05, 2005 at 02:49 PM (#1761413)
I think I'm going to pass on this, Joe. Our Kiddo Davis Baseball League for DMB is enough work as it is. :-0
   4. Chris Dial Posted: December 05, 2005 at 03:29 PM (#1761433)
I'm mostly interested in who will get Josh Gibson and how he'll do in the game.
   5. Ankleball Moss Posted: December 05, 2005 at 07:11 PM (#1761774)
Hey Joe

We have a similar league going, the OOSL, (24 teams) using Strat's career historical disk set, plus added negro league players.

We're heading into our 13th season in 2006, it's a lot of fun having players from all eras playing together. We also publish a "Total Baseball" style encyclopedia of stats.

You should check out our league's all time stats and records.

www.thejamootz.com
   6. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 07, 2005 at 04:28 AM (#1764965)
Been busy the last few days, sorry for neglecting this.

Josh Gibson won't be in the league, unless we wait for KJOK's Negro and Japanese league disks.

Jschmeagol - you have to do something or else Frank Chance and Sandy Koufax will be Gods. I think making players with short careers injury prone makes 100% sense in something like this. It's the same thing that the ESPN and Foxsports leagues do.

Besides DMB injuries aren't nearly as 'strong' as real life, I'd guess maybe half the real life games lost to injury are lost in DMB, maybe even less.
   7. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 07, 2005 at 04:30 AM (#1764968)
Ankleball, I checked out the site pretty cool. It looks like you are using players based on single seasons, the DMB disk rates players for their careers . . . but still a cool site.
   8. Ankleball Moss Posted: December 10, 2005 at 02:26 AM (#1770758)
Hey Joe

Actually, those are based on career stats as well.

That is what the players are "rated" for, based on a average of their 10 seasons of AB's/IP's. So what you see on the roster lists is based on their career stats, and that is their "player card".
   9. dmh44 Posted: December 10, 2005 at 09:39 PM (#1771522)
Who created the Negro league ratings for the OOSL?
   10. Ankleball Moss Posted: December 12, 2005 at 11:47 PM (#1774291)
They were created originally by former OOSL commissioner Dirk Knemeyer, who was once in contact with Strat about creating the first Negro League set for Strat gaming.
   11. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: December 13, 2005 at 12:59 AM (#1774448)
Hi HOMers, a bunch of Loungers did a similar league using the all-time great players disk. If you have any questions, ask scotto or pv nasby. Their e-mail addys should be in their profiles. I forget who else was in that league, but there were a few others.
   12. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 21, 2005 at 04:09 AM (#1787546)
Thanks GGC - who knows if we'll ever get it off the ground, only had a few responses.

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