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OOTP 2020 VIRTUAL ORIOLES SEASON

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38 minutes ago, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

My grandfather went to Terrapin Park/Oriole Park to watch baseball games before it burned down in 1944.

https://deadballbaseball.com/?p=1805

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That's awesome.  That was a big part of Oriole history and largely forgotten.  Huge amounts of history were lost, including much of the NL Orioles trophies and archives, when it burned down.

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42 minutes ago, DrungoHazewood said:

That's awesome.  That was a big part of Oriole history and largely forgotten.  Huge amounts of history were lost, including much of the NL Orioles trophies and archives, when it burned down.

My grandfather talked about how good the minor league Baltimore Orioles were. My grandfather was only good enough to play high school ball, but his school won the city championship his junior or senior year. Better than me, I can't hit curveball so I never got past JV. 

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1 hour ago, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

My grandfather talked about how good the minor league Baltimore Orioles were. My grandfather was only good enough to play high school ball, but his school won the city championship his junior or senior year. Better than me, I can't hit curveball so I never got past JV. 

The 1920s Orioles had the highest winning percentage of any decade of Orioles baseball.

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On 3/24/2020 at 9:11 PM, Tony-OH said:

I did not make that trade either! :D Maybe one day I'll write it all up. It was fun and pretty cool how it worked out.

Hey Tony, in the What-if dept., what about resigning Markakis and Cruz after 2014 to extend the window for real... Did you try that, or take the opposite course and rebuild for real, sooner than 2018? (Thus either way, avoiding that unspeakable alternate timeline that we witnessed in 2016)?

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On 3/30/2020 at 12:59 PM, BRobinsonfan said:

I know Strat-O-Matic had a bigger following - and I even tried Strat-O-Matic at one point - but by then APBA was in my blood... everything else was a poor simulation after that.  :D

Played both, liked APBA better.    I also played a game that used a spinner instead of dice.    Each player had a multi-colored disk that fit over the spinner.    If it was a high average hitter, a larger percentage of the circumference would be whatever color represented a single, etc.    Can’t remember the name but for some reason I associate the game with Lefty O’Doul.

Edit: It was All-Star Baseball:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3157/all-star-baseball

“Designed by former major league player Ethan Allen and introduced in 1941, All-Star Baseball became one of the most popular sports games of all time. The game is essentially a batting simulation of major league baseball, built around a spinner and player disks that are divided into sections in such a manner that a hitter has the probabilty of reproducing his real-life statistics in such important categories as home runs, triples, doubles, singles, walks, and strikeouts. In general, the game follows the basic rules of major league baseball. Teams are created from the player disks supplied with the game (often a mix of current players and all-time greats such as Babe Ruth) and from player disks for other seasons published separately. The team at bats places the appropriate player disk on the spinner, spins, and reads off the resulting number. The game does not attempt to realistically simulate pitching and defense. Thus a hitter's result from a time at bat is not affected by the opposing pitcher or the defensive prowess of the fielder to whom the ball may be hit, although the player in the field on some play outcomes is required to spin a second spinner to determine the advancement of base runners and other certain details. Results of each play are recorded on the field using plastic pegs for the base runners, while runs and outs are tallied on a rotating scoreboard. Cumulative runs scored are tallied on paper score sheets. Strategy discs are included that enable plays like sacrifice flies, stealing bases, bunting, hit and run, etc. The team with the most runs after nine innings (or extra innings, if needed) is the winner.

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On 3/31/2020 at 2:35 AM, now said:

Hey Tony, in the What-if dept., what about resigning Markakis and Cruz after 2014 to extend the window for real... Did you try that, or take the opposite course and rebuild for real, sooner than 2018? (Thus either way, avoiding that unspeakable alternate timeline that we witnessed in 2016)?

In interesting scenario. It also would be interesting to see if they would have resigned Andrew Miller. Maybe I'll run through that when I get a chance.

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6 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

In interesting scenario. It also would be interesting to see if they would have resigned Andrew Miller. Maybe I'll run through that when I get a chance.

Watch Cruz decline like 99% of his peer group did.

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9 hours ago, Moose Milligan said:

Officially addicted to OOTP.  It is crack.

One gripe:  Double plays don't get broken up by slides this often.  It's ridiculous.

One thing I've noticed is that a lot of plays at the plate are skipped, especially if the runner is out. 

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Tony, Are you keeping a stat sheet anywhere we can look.  I was thinking this would not be very interesting since it just used old stats.  We couldn't see if Davis really got better, etc., but I may get hooked.

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