Lead Story - 3/21/2020
¡Bienvenidos a La Liga!
Welcome to La Liga Béisbol del Caimán, the inaugural winter league of the ABL. La Liga, or "the LBC" (appropriately based in the other LBC...) is designed to serve at the very least as an entertaining distraction while we wait for Major League Baseball to return, and for the world to safely resume spinning in its normal state. The pool of players is slightly different from what we would have drafted on 3/21 — it includes big leaguers from 1970-2019.
Welcome to the LBC!
This website — which, to be honest, I am still figuring out — lets us draft players and create rosters with the point being to create lineups for head-to-head games, running through a schedule. There's also a mobile version. I think there's availability for as much tinkering as you want, down to in-game changes. I hope there's also the chance to set a lineup and forget it, if you'd rather, just coming back to check the box scores day after day. We will explore this together!
No prizes, no purses, just a chance to dive into a pretty extraordinary player pool and have fun while we're waiting for the real thing, enjoying a little distraction from everything outside.
I set aside teams for each ABL owner, with names to identify whose is whose. Once you've claimed yours, please feel free to go in and make any changes you desire, to home city, team name, logo, etc. There are even park adjustments; I left all those neutral, but what the hell — go ahead and tinker, if you want.
So, it's unfortunate, but our 31st anniversary season of the Alligator Baseball League remains dormant.
The league isn't dead... but long live La Liga! ¡Venceremos!
Muchisimas gracias y saludos cordiales,
Ancianos ride Cone to victory over Scutellums
David Cone was brilliant last night, allowing just 1 hit over 7 innings, leading the Ancianos to a 4-0 win over the Scutellums. | Box
Bagwell powers Dumpster Fires to win over Pimienta Grande
Jeff Bagwell blasted 2 homers, lifting the Dumpster Fires to a 5-3 win over Ybor City. | Box
Lee powers Damas-itos to win over Pingüinos Rojos
Derrek Lee blasted 2 homers, lifting the Damas-itos to a 5-4 win over Long Beach. Walker Buehler struckout 10 Long Beach batters in the contest. | Box
Betts blasts off, leads Palacios to win
Mookie Betts blasted 2 homers, lifting the Palacios to a 6-2 win over Tarpon Springs. | Box
Helton blasts off, leads Palacios to win
Todd Helton blasted 2 homers, lifting the Palacios to a 9-8 win over Tarpon Springs. | Box
WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games
|C. Jones, Pimienta Grande|| ||2 for 19 (.105)|
|J. Reyes, Ancianos|| ||2 for 19 (.105)|
|R. Ventura, Sanitary Sox|| ||0 for 17 (.000)|
|P. Molitor, Dumpster Fire..|| ||2 for 18 (.111)|
|W. Mays, Pingüinos Rojos|| ||4 for 20 (.200)|