Full Chat Log
ratchan (No team) at 11/12/2019 12:11 AM: Would anyone like to take over as commissioner after this season?
leej (Jumpin' Jax) at 11/2/2019 4:41 PM: 35-35 each of the last 2 seasons, blah
followtheson (Ironmen) at 10/29/2019 3:37 AM: Man my team stinks
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/21/2019 2:31 PM: To win a championship, a team must use every means at their disposal.
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/21/2019 6:46 AM: Congratulations tho...well earned victory
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/21/2019 6:44 AM: Someone must of fed our SP a bad egg in the 7th inning...cause he was cruising until then
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/20/2019 8:02 PM: It wasn't us. We're the good eggs. We won!
Followtheson (Ironmen) at 10/20/2019 6:57 PM: I think our problem was we ate a bad egg.
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/20/2019 5:51 PM: Doesn't matter to us, we'll play em anyplace...and good luck to the Yellow Yolks
ragingsol (Willy Nillys) at 10/20/2019 4:29 PM: It was tails. Onions should like that, since they had a better road record.
BaltimoreChop (Villagers) at 10/20/2019 3:20 PM: Oh. I was misled by the old headline.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/20/2019 2:23 PM: Raginsol tossed a coin... The Onions called heads... And the coin came up... Tails. So the Yellow Yolks will host the tiebreaker. Thank you to the other owners that tossed coin. I used Raginsol's toss because his message arrived first.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/20/2019 2:21 PM: Thanks. Of course I have not won anything yet.
BaltimoreChop (Villagers) at 10/20/2019 10:02 AM: Congrats ratch!
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/20/2019 6:38 AM: He's still wiping the egg of his face lol
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/20/2019 5:54 AM: Yeah. What happened to the overconfident ironmen?
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/19/2019 3:59 PM: What a season! So one game playoff winner takes all between the Onions and the mighty Yolks?
followtheson (Ironmen) at 10/17/2019 6:46 PM: Haha
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/17/2019 2:41 PM: Ironman may enjoy his breakfast, but by the end of the season he will have egg on his face.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/17/2019 2:40 PM: Ouch!
Followtheson (Ironmen) at 10/17/2019 9:05 AM: Ironman is going to have some eggs with onions for breakfast!
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/8/2019 5:40 PM: Exactly! This league is not like most others, but there is still lots of opportunity for owners to use their brains to find a strategy that will help their team succeed.
BaltimoreChop (Villagers) at 10/8/2019 5:13 PM: Agreed. Plus it’s a game. Try to have fun with it. There’s no conspiracy against anyone. Figure out the best way to strategize and go with it!
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/6/2019 7:56 PM: I appreciate the supportive comment, Mr. Raging, and I agree particularly with you last point about the player pool.
ragingsol (Willy Nillys) at 10/6/2019 6:44 PM: I don't think thurmunson grasps or appreciates the amount of work and difficulty involved in running a league, especially one with such quick turnover of draft classes. There really isn't time for any Commish to craft a master scheme to keep certain teams on top. This season has a lot of premium pitching because that era had a lot of premium pitching. That's the whole story, from what I see.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/6/2019 4:33 PM: Is "****ing" a dirty word on PC? If so, I guess I will change that one to "complaining" or "whiniing".
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/6/2019 2:29 PM: I have not paid close attention to the rosters of other teams, but I can say that my team achieved promotion from Division 3 to Division 1 by using high-ranked older 25 year olds. Thurmunson the grouch has a long history of ****ing and then quitting my leagues, so this is nothing new.
thurmunson15 (Talisman) at 10/6/2019 1:37 PM: Afterr looking at the draft class (82 rookies pitchers 85 rank or above), combined with loads of free agent hitters over 90. For 16 teams??? No thanks, no longer interested. Out now, hopefully someone can fill prior to the draft. I used to enjoy your promotion/relegation type leagues. If you plan to get back to running them with realistic pools like you used to, I'd be interested again.
thurmunson15 (Talisman) at 10/6/2019 12:18 PM: I hope tht clears up the confusion. But it's your league. If you want a whole slew of 90-plus rank free agents, that's obviously your prerogative.
thurmunson15 (Talisman) at 10/6/2019 12:13 PM: Since you'd like to continue the conversation...lower division teams typically are looking to build with young players, through the draft (not 23-25 yr old players). Rationale is they would want to be in a position to compete once they get to the top division. Those 23-25, 90 rank clearly have been getting scooped up by the top contending teams...which keeps them at the top.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/6/2019 5:26 AM: I do not see how the current system is any advantage for the teams at the top. Teams out of contention are the ones that normally are the first to be in a position to pick up free agents near the end of the season to prepare for the next year. Of course, this season, which was a bit unusual in that there were not close races, that advantage did not come into play.
thurmunson15 (Talisman) at 10/6/2019 4:32 AM: Not the least bit surprising that owners near the top of the standings would support the status quo, given that it diminshes the impact of the draft. Just figurd I' would bring it up as a point of contention. Clearly not a ground swell of support for this point of view. Good luck to all next season.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/5/2019 4:49 PM: Exactly.
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/5/2019 9:15 AM: Adds an extra wrinkle of strategy
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/5/2019 9:12 AM: It does benefit the teams not going for it...as soon as you team is not in contention you can drop your 25 year old players for younger ones
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/5/2019 9:06 AM: I think the draft was far more stacked in the first few seasons... reason there is so many 24 and 25 year old 90 rank players in the league left over.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/5/2019 8:18 AM: I don't see a problem with the way things are.
thurmunson15 (Talisman) at 10/5/2019 6:19 AM: Since the number of teams has been pared down, how about decreasing the number of years being imported accordingly? There is a very large number of 90 rank players in the free agent pool. So you can just add late in the season, making the draft far less impactful and limiting league turnover (or the ability for lower division teams to have a chance to be promoted). Clearly this is happening often.
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/4/2019 4:05 PM: Oh ok... seen a 21 yr old 92 rank RP get claimed by the ironmen...just don't remember a 90 rank 21 yr old RP leftover from the draft...I could be mistaken tho
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/4/2019 2:48 PM: Players are added in the offseason only, so anybody being picked up now has been in the player pool at least since the beginning of the season.
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/4/2019 10:11 AM: Ummm...can I get some clarification on the imported players? Are they now in the league and up for grabs in waivers? I'm seeing some stud players being claimed in the last few days that I don't remember being in the player pool at the strat of the season
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/3/2019 8:54 PM: Sure... comment when the commish has a great year. I win 3 straight rings and no one says a word lol. Not even a mention on the board about my last championship. It's like 92,93 all over again lol
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/3/2019 8:31 PM: As your teams in the same boat as mine losing its entire starting rotation after the season being left with only a few RPs
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/3/2019 8:26 PM: Ahhhh....looks like you got me this year Yolks. Guess it would be a shame if you didn't at least win once with that roster
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/3/2019 5:07 PM: Dammit, you jinxed me! You did that on purpose!
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/3/2019 4:59 PM: I have no comment at this time.
BaltimoreChop (Villagers) at 10/3/2019 3:14 PM: You’re killin it, commish!
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/2/2019 6:31 AM: Well... halfway thru the season as it's only 70 games . Maybe "it's getting late early" as the great Yogi Berra would say
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/2/2019 5:53 AM: It is still very early.
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 10/2/2019 5:28 AM: Yellow Yolks seem for real this year.... making a legitimate threat to the Onions 4-peat
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 10/1/2019 1:21 PM: Clearly the name change was a mistake.
ragingsol (Willy Nillys) at 10/1/2019 11:17 AM: This is not going according to plan.
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 9/16/2019 11:38 AM: Haha...yeah I was having deja Vu when I was drafting him
Ragingsol (What-A-Pair) at 9/15/2019 10:45 PM: I saw Trekell and had flashbacks. He's a Prince in The Oman Empire.
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 9/15/2019 4:25 PM: I got the great Harry Trekell... remember that name Sol??
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 9/15/2019 4:24 PM: Gonna need to step up the pitching....
Ragingsol (What-A-Pair) at 9/15/2019 3:23 PM: Don't know how the O's offense will recover withot Art T.
Ragingsol (What-A-Pair) at 9/15/2019 3:19 PM: The great Art Twineham knew to retire rather than face Capt. Jim Hearn.
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 9/14/2019 7:36 PM: Statue is in progress
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 9/14/2019 7:35 PM: Art Twineham...now that's someone worthy of a statue. .897 SLG last season! Don't think I've ever seen a SLG that high on PC before. Has anyone else? Easily the best offensive player I've ever had
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 9/14/2019 7:27 PM: A little early to be building Jim Hearn statues isn't it Sol? Maybe after he wins a ring or two and a Cy Young?
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 9/12/2019 2:42 PM: Lol. I had him ranked 1st..thought slim chances getting him since I'm picking last haha. Happy with the RP I got tho
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 9/12/2019 12:38 PM: Must read the Rules page.
Ragingsol (What-A-Pair) at 9/12/2019 10:08 AM: I thought I had 90 games left to get the Hearn statue built, but now the sculpture has to work 24/7 to hammer it out.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 9/12/2019 5:25 AM: Once you took over last season, there was the unmistakeable stench of tanking in the air. Hard to blame you with Hearn draft eligible.
ragingsol (What-A-Pair) at 9/12/2019 3:19 AM: Late last season, I heard Jim Hearn was going to be in the Player Pool, so the wheels went in motion.
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 9/11/2019 3:53 PM: Hey Sol! When did you get here?
ragingsol (What-A-Pair) at 9/10/2019 10:45 PM: Thanks. Looking forward to the draft.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 9/10/2019 9:34 PM: Division 1 plays 70 games. Divisions 2 and 3 play 60.
ragingsol (What-A-Pair) at 9/10/2019 7:05 PM: Does this mean we have a 70 game season?
Followtheson (Ironmen) at 9/6/2019 6:14 AM: lol
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 9/5/2019 8:28 PM: It's early yet...
Mrdeanoman1 (Onions) at 9/5/2019 8:05 PM: I must say...I like my team ;)
Followtheson (Ironmen) at 9/5/2019 7:00 AM: Dang, the Onions are on FIRE out of the gate!!
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 8/31/2019 4:52 PM: Please make sure you have 9 pitchers on your roster by opening day. If I have to add pitchers to your team in order for the sim to run, you will not be getting good ones.
BaltimoreChop (Villagers) at 8/29/2019 3:10 PM: Sweet
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 8/28/2019 11:57 PM: Your Villagers are going up, too. This season only two teams are being promoted from Division 2 to Division 1 in order to balance the divisions.
BaltimoreChop (Villagers) at 8/28/2019 5:05 PM: Congrats Ontario. And to Yaks for promotion. Hope to join you in first division soon.
Followtheson (Ironmen) at 8/23/2019 7:55 AM: WestVirginiaKid hasn't logged on in 3 weeks...probably time to jettison him. :)
Followtheson (Ironmen) at 8/22/2019 4:52 AM: Good luck girls.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 8/20/2019 10:13 PM: For Season 2 only, due to the odd number of teams in Divisions 1 and 2, the schedule is going to be a little strange. Teams in Division 1 will play 60 games with 10 days off built in to the schedule. Teams in Division 2 will play 56 games with 14 days off. Teams in Division 3 will play 70 games with no days off.
BaltimoreChop (Villagers) at 8/16/2019 5:50 PM: New rules sound good. And fair. Thx. If we have fair notice should be easy to comply.
Followtheson (Ironmen) at 8/16/2019 10:22 AM: Thanks guys!
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 8/16/2019 5:50 AM: I have updated the rules and deleted some teams, but I am unable to import new players due to a PC technical problem so the draft, etc. is going to be delayed until that is fixed.
BaltimoreChop (Villagers) at 8/16/2019 5:29 AM: Way to go Iron City!
Kopasetic (Aviators) at 8/16/2019 4:18 AM: Congrats to Iron City!!! The Onions prevail.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 8/15/2019 5:32 PM: Once the championship series is finished, I will update the rules, delete some teams, and get things ready for season 3.
BaltimoreChop (Villagers) at 8/15/2019 7:35 AM: Sounds good, Ratchan. I like the league. Maybe pared down a bit would be good.
followtheson (Ironmen) at 8/14/2019 6:02 AM: Sounds good... let’s hear them!
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 8/13/2019 9:04 PM: Possibly I could simplify this league and continue with a small number of dedicated owners. I have some ideas to keep the absentee types from wasting my time.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 8/13/2019 4:02 PM: The problem is that, since I do have a life outside of PC, I cannot be wasting my time adjusting rosters for absentee owners.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 8/13/2019 4:01 PM: I understand. I have a job and a family, too. I just don't see the point of running a league if people are so uninterested in it. If someone wants to take over as commissioner and keep this league going beyond this season, please let me know.
followtheson (Ironmen) at 8/13/2019 8:26 AM: Yeah I agree it’s very frustrating when people aren’t doing the little things that keep a league fun and competitive but having a little grace isn’t so bad either. :) Most of us have families and jobs that can take over at times.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 8/13/2019 7:23 AM: The ownerless teams are not the only problem. Another is teams with owners that can't be bothered to manager their teams.
JDfrost (Stingers) at 8/13/2019 4:30 AM: ratchan: Can't you just eliminate the owner-less teams and go with smaller divisions?
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 8/11/2019 2:59 PM: I would like to continue this league. I have run three similar leagues in the past and I know how fun this format can be. Unfortunately, it seems that most of the owners in this league are less enthusiastic than I am. When owners cannot find the small amount of time required to adjust lineups, rank a few players for the draft, or set lineups, it is a clear sign of a lack of interest. I do not want to waste my time managing more than half the teams in this league and I cannot see the point of playing in a league with so many non-competing owners. A ring won against a number of ownerless teams and a a bunch of absentee owners does not have much meaning.
MikeSpaz (Xenon) at 8/10/2019 7:40 AM: Gonna call it here guys, not really feeling a half-full league with a commish who’s calling it after this season. Best of luck!
followtheson (Ironmen) at 8/6/2019 7:19 AM: lol
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 8/6/2019 5:31 AM: Round 3 of the draft will take place a few hours later than scheduled due to your commissioner being away from the computer this afternoon.
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 8/6/2019 5:29 AM: They have been known to sizzle threateningly.
followtheson (Ironmen) at 8/6/2019 4:26 AM: Downside is the Yellow Yolks are not very threatening :)
ratchan (Yellow Yolks) at 8/3/2019 11:48 PM: Due to poor attendence in Ypsilanti, my team has decided to relocate to Yakima and, since there are no yellow yaks in Washington, we have selected a new team name.
BaltimoreChop (Villagers) at 8/3/2019 7:34 PM: Congrats aviators!
followtheson (Ironmen) at 8/3/2019 3:41 PM: Congrats Aviators! Well done.
ratchan (Yellow Yaks) at 8/2/2019 11:45 PM: My Yaks are envious.
MikeSpaz (Xenon) at 8/2/2019 9:02 PM: Well then I’ll consider season 1 a success 😜
ratchan (Yellow Yaks) at 8/2/2019 6:16 PM: Division 1 is boring. You can play for a ring in any league. In AA4, the fun is in climbing divisions.
MikeSpaz (Xenon) at 8/2/2019 6:34 AM: Oh didn’t realize I was at minimum two seasons away from competing with this structure.... should’ve have grabbed a higher letter!
MikeSpaz (Xenon) at 7/28/2019 10:01 AM: Thanks dude, quick google search worked out haha
BaltimoreChop (Villagers) at 7/27/2019 7:27 PM: Great logo xenon
Followtheson (Ironmen) at 7/26/2019 10:53 AM: After a hot start, the Ironmen are getting slapped around like the avengers :)
ratchan (Yellow Yaks) at 7/24/2019 3:23 PM: When your roster is full and you make a waiver claim, you must select a player to drop. Apparently, you did not select a player, so the system thought you wanted to drop the player that is at the top of your list (probably based on alphabetial order.) If you want to make a change, I can do that for you.
followtheson (Ironmen) at 7/24/2019 3:01 PM: I just lost an 81 rank SP ...
followtheson (Ironmen) at 7/24/2019 3:00 PM: Why did PC drop a random pitcher because I made a claim on a SS?