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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Diamond Mind Owners Needed!

Three of our owners have informed us that they want out from our Diamond Mind League. If anyone is interested, please leave a message here or send me an e-mail via my profile.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 14, 2004 at 06:00 PM | 47 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 26, 2004 at 01:49 AM (#937207)
hot topics
   2. WillYoung Posted: October 26, 2004 at 02:43 AM (#937250)
It's a pretty fun league except my team sucks. Wait Til Next Year!
   3. Damon Rutherford Posted: October 26, 2004 at 03:29 AM (#937274)
We're looking for active owners who are most likely going to be around for a long time (we sim approximately three seasons a year and our currently simming the 1925 season). Also, owners need to be able to purchase the DMB season disks (starting with the 1927 disk). If purchased individually, that will be approximately $30 a year. Also, the initial fixed cost of purchasing DMB v9 is required.

Drafts between seasons are somewhat time intensive, requiring following the draft results and selecting one player each day for two weeks. Activity during the simmed season requires updating your MP twice per week between sim periods. The last month of the season is played as two series per week, with head-to-head play encouraged (or home team plays the games).

We prefer new owners who are familiar with at least one of us, but will open our arms for any fanatical, responsible owner who won't drop out in six months.
   4. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 26, 2004 at 03:58 AM (#937293)
What Greg said. :-)
   5. Toby Keith Posted: October 26, 2004 at 04:04 AM (#937299)
(SINGING)
I'M A FORD TRUCK MAN
THAT'S ALL I DRIVE
YOU WON'T LET ME JOIN YOUR LEAGUE
BECAUSE I AM NOT GOOD AT COMMITTMENTS!!!
OH YEAH! I LIKE FORD AND DON'T PLAY DIAMOND MIND!
   6. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: October 27, 2004 at 12:16 AM (#938490)
god, if i had money, i'd so be in.
   7. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 14, 2004 at 05:57 PM (#1019797)
hot topics

Our season will be ending within a couple of weeks. We need four owners now. I created this thread a little too early originally, but now is the right time if you want to become a team owner.
   8. Damon Rutherford Posted: December 14, 2004 at 06:12 PM (#1019843)
If purchased individually, that will be approximately $30 a year.

This is incorrect. Each single disk on its own is $15, so it would be $45 a year. If you buy $100 worth, though, you get 10% off. $200, 20%, $300, 30%, and $400, 40% off. It stops at $400...if it didn't stop, I'd just buy $1000 worth and it would be free!
   9. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: December 14, 2004 at 07:38 PM (#1020070)
Whose homebrew are you using to sim 1925? I created a 1918 season disk for DMB your league can use if there's any interest.
   10. andrew siegel Posted: December 14, 2004 at 07:46 PM (#1020101)
I'm tentatively interested though I may need to decline in the end if I can't get a couple of articles done in the next few weeks. If someone would send me the relevant info, I'll make an informed decision quickly. My email is on the yahoo list.
   11. Freud Posted: December 14, 2004 at 09:12 PM (#1020299)
Do you guys have a website for your league? Of failing that, can you outline the rules and idiosyncracies of your league a bit? How many teams? Do players carry over from year to year?

I may be interested, and own most of the 20's and 30's disks already.
   12. Buddha Posted: December 14, 2004 at 09:25 PM (#1020329)
http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~tamerg/kdbl/

Tamer hasn't updated the standings in a long time. But the team rosters are there.

I forget which teams will be available next year. I know the Braves and Red Sox will for sure.
   13. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 14, 2004 at 09:31 PM (#1020352)
Here you go, Freud:

Kiddo Davis League

Whose homebrew are you using to sim 1925? I created a 1918 season disk for DMB your league can use if there's any interest.

Thanks for the offer, RoughRider, but we started our league during the '25 season. The Deadball Era would have been fun, though.

As for our discs, one of our owners creates them.
   14. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 14, 2004 at 09:34 PM (#1020359)
I forget which teams will be available next year. I know the Braves and Red Sox will for sure.

The Senators and Browns are two more. The Indians most likely will be also available due to an absentee owner problem.
   15. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 14, 2004 at 09:36 PM (#1020366)
I'm tentatively interested though I may need to decline in the end if I can't get a couple of articles done in the next few weeks. If someone would send me the relevant info, I'll make an informed decision quickly. My email is on the yahoo list.

Andrew, the league starts the new season in a few weeks, so we should be able to work something out.

Besides checking out the link above (post #13), I'll send you the Constitution.
   16. Mark Shirk (jsch) Posted: December 14, 2004 at 09:44 PM (#1020376)
When do you have to know by? I am interested but don't know if I can do this yet.
   17. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 14, 2004 at 09:47 PM (#1020380)
When do you have to know by? I am interested but don't know if I can do this yet.

As soon as possible. The new season starts in a few weeks. When do you think you would be able to start, jschmeagol?
   18. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 14, 2004 at 10:10 PM (#1020459)
I have V9, which kicks ass, but I assume we would also need an internet connection, which I lack.
   19. Buddha Posted: December 14, 2004 at 10:23 PM (#1020504)
"I have V9, which kicks ####, but I assume we would also need an internet connection, which I lack."

How do you post here without an internet connection?
   20. andrew siegel Posted: December 14, 2004 at 10:26 PM (#1020515)
John--

I didn't see the rosters anywhere on the site. Are they up?
   21. Buddha Posted: December 14, 2004 at 10:37 PM (#1020550)
Andrew: They're up here:

http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~tamerg/kdbl/
   22. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 14, 2004 at 10:44 PM (#1020574)
How do you post here without an internet connection?

Good question. :-)

BTW, I think we'll be starting the new season after the holidays.
   23. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 14, 2004 at 11:07 PM (#1020638)
How do you post here without an internet connection?

Magic?

I have one at work, but not at home, where my DMB program is.
   24. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 14, 2004 at 11:20 PM (#1020663)
I have one at work, but not at home, where my DMB program is.

Ah, that is a problem.
   25. Damon Rutherford Posted: December 15, 2004 at 03:19 AM (#1021140)
Thanks for the offer, RoughRider, but we started our league during the '25 season.

We started with the 1924 season.

The KDBL Cheat Sheet is the best way to view our teams. Located <a href="http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/kiddodavis/files/Cheat Sheets/
>here</a>. Download ">I have one at work, but not at home, where my DMB program is.</i>

You could download/upload at work, play at home. You just can't play HTH. But not an ideal situation.
   26. Damon Rutherford Posted: December 15, 2004 at 03:21 AM (#1021146)
Damn it. The blank space in the URL messed that up.

Files -> Cheat Sheets -> KDBL Cheatsheet 1925.xls
   27. Damon Rutherford Posted: December 15, 2004 at 03:23 AM (#1021147)
Actually, it's also here:

http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~tamerg/kdbl2/

Note the "2" at the end, different than what Buddha posted above.
   28. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 15, 2004 at 04:09 AM (#1021206)
We started with the 1924 season

Obviously, that's what I meant. I must have thinking about my brilliant third place finish this season (as opposed to my sensational third place finish of '24). :-)
   29. Freud Posted: December 15, 2004 at 04:15 AM (#1021214)
Still can't tell...do rosters carry over from year to year? Or is there partial redrafting?

Freud
   30. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 15, 2004 at 04:24 AM (#1021237)
Still can't tell...do rosters carry over from year to year? Or is there partial redrafting?

We have a draft at the beginning of each season, which consists of new players and free agents (the latter consists of players nobody kept on their 40-man rosters or players that didn't play at least 70% of their real PA or BF). Each team owner decides who they want to keep before the season starts.
   31. Proo Posted: December 15, 2004 at 05:12 AM (#1021346)
John, I don't know if you got my e-mail a while back, but I am interested in participating.
   32. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 15, 2004 at 05:48 AM (#1021410)
John, I don't know if you got my e-mail a while back, but I am interested in participating.

I don't think I got it, John. Send me another e-mail and then I'll forward it to the other owners.
   33. Damon Rutherford Posted: November 09, 2005 at 05:49 PM (#1725071)
We need another owner. Starting the 1929 season soon. So I'm bumping this thread to include it in Hot Topics. If anyone is interested, let Murphy or Dimino know, or e-mail me at gtamer@NOSPAMuiuc.edu, without the NOSPAM.
   34. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 09, 2005 at 06:38 PM (#1725131)
Andrew Siegel is at the top of our waiting list, so it's all yours if you still want it, Andrew.
   35. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 09, 2005 at 06:40 PM (#1725134)
BTW, the Cubs have an excellent farm system, so even though they didn't do too well this season, they will be contending fairly shortly.
   36. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: November 10, 2005 at 12:38 PM (#1726121)
Crap, I just started reading from the begining, and I thought 3 teams quit again, not just Gleeman. I was about to send an email to Greg asking who, etc. LOL.
   37. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: November 10, 2005 at 12:41 PM (#1726122)
As John, if you are planning to join someday, now is the time. The Cubbies are pretty stacked for the better part of the next decade . . .

My Yankees on the other hand are right about where the Philadelphia A's were in September of 1914 or 1932 . . . looking good right now, but about to sell off the whole thing and suck for a decade . . .
   38. andrew siegel Posted: November 10, 2005 at 04:47 PM (#1726304)
I'm not going to be able to join for the usual combination of family and work reasons, so feel free to dig deeper on the list.
   39. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: November 10, 2005 at 04:56 PM (#1726319)
Whoever is managing that deep cubs farm team, might i suggest he hire the pre-neo-natal Dusty Baker to help all those adjust well to the big leagues. I have a feeling this McCarthy guy isn't going to make much of an impression in the Windy City.
   40. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 11, 2005 at 09:51 PM (#1728293)
Andrew, do you still want to be on the list for future consideration?
   41. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 20, 2008 at 05:21 PM (#2695565)
We have an opening in our Diamond Mind league. If anybody is interested in taking over the St. Louis Browns of 1936, please let me know. Our draft will start in a week or two, so we need someone ASAP.

They were in second place for the AL in 1935, FWIW.
   42. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 04, 2008 at 08:38 PM (#2730844)
We have an opening in our Diamond Mind league. If anybody would like to take the pitching-rich New York Yankees of 1936 in the Kiddo Davis Baseball League, please let me know. We have only simmed a couple weeks worth of games, so there's plenty of baseball left!
   43. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 10, 2008 at 12:10 PM (#2737645)
The owner in question (Hall of Merit founder Joe Dimino for those curious :-) has decided to stay on until the end of the season. However, he will definitely be leaving after that, so we still need an owner for the 1937 season and beyond.

Famous names on the Yankee team include Tommy Bridges, Stan Hack, Phil Cavarretta, Johnny Allen, Schoolboy Rowe, Claude Passeau, Eldon Auker, Harry Danning, Johnny Beradino and Frank McCormick

If you're interested but don't know much about Diamond Mind Baseball, I'd be more than happy to discuss it here or via my e-mail address. Thanks!
   44. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 23, 2008 at 08:30 PM (#2792227)
We have another owner leaving us after this season, so that means we have two openings now.

If you're interested, please post something here or e-mail me. You would have a terrific time and the guys are great.

Thanks!

Kiddo Davis Baseball League
   45. Howie Menckel Posted: May 26, 2008 at 09:09 PM (#2794689)
don't much about this thing, but news here:

http://dmbforum.yuku.com/topic/4827/t/FUTURE-OF-DMB-PC-GAME.html
   46. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 01, 2008 at 09:57 PM (#2802417)
The New York Yankee franchise has been taken, though the St. Louis Browns are still up for grabs.
   47. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 23, 2008 at 06:36 PM (#2830031)
We just finished our regular season, so if anybody wants information about the ownerless St. Louis Browns franchise, either post something here or contact me via e-mail (click on my screen name for my e-mail address). Thanks!

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