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  • #16
    I wonder if maybe it's not worth it to have the ASG in future seasons. I know for me, in 1901 I enjoyed it, but now I don't really care.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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    • #17
      Okay guys - Due to lack of interest and how long the allstar break is taking - I have the lineups set and will play the game today. Regular season will resume tomorrow so any lineup changes need to be in by noon EST tomorrow.


      AL AllStars

      C - Dexter, Pioneers
      1B - Chance, Tigers
      2B - Lajoie, Inmates'
      3B - Wolverton, Express
      SS - Dahlen, Tigers
      LF - Sheckard, Express
      CF - Barrett, Bums
      RF - Burkett, Rams
      DH - Clarke, Tigers

      Bench
      Criger, Bums
      Hartsel, Rams
      Mertes, Bums
      Thomas, Inmates
      Bradley, Pioneers

      Pitchers - (Since there was no consensus on relievers went with 6 starters)

      Donovan, Inmates
      Young, Tigers
      McFarland, Inmates
      Weimer, Express
      Donahue, Express
      Powell, Bums


      NL AllStars

      C - Warner, Angels
      1B - Beckley, Kumquats
      2B - Gleason, Kumquats
      3B - Steinfeldt, Kumquats
      SS - Wagner, Kumquats
      LF - Crawford, Dragons
      CF Seymour, Kumquats
      RF - Donlin, Kumquats
      DH - Sebring, Dragons

      Bench
      Kling, Barons
      Holmes, Angels
      Kelley, Barons
      Beaumont, Sharks
      Tinker, Indians


      Pitchers
      Mathewson, Indians
      Mullin, Kumquats
      Griffith, Dragons
      White, Kumquats
      Menefee, Dragons
      Phillips, Kumquats
      Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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      • #18
        So what we have is the Kumquats/Dragons squad and a couple extra players against the AL All Stars!
        You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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        • #19
          The NL came back from a 4-1 defecit when Joe Tinker tripled home 2 runs in the 7th and came home for the winning run to give the NL a 5-4 win and earn MVP honors.
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          Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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          • #20
            Sorry to see that the Express's Jake Weimer gave up the four run rally. I hope he got it out of his system in the all star game though.
            You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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            • #21
              Rich, my vote would be to NOT have an all star game in the future. I don't feel strongly about it, but I just don't have the time (or perhaps inclination) to do justice to the selection process. I also don't pay much attention to the results. If most are in favor of continuing, great. But, it seems like quite a bit of work for you (and others) for little return.

              What do you think? Should we discuss/vote on it, or just leave things as they are?

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              • #22
                I think a lot of the apathy about the allstar game is due to the disparity in team performance every year so far. Also, I think that owners are still developing team and league identification. As we move along from season to season owners will identify themselves more and more to their own team and their individual league. At least I hope that's he case. I am tryigt to take most of the work out of it for everyone by breaking down the stats by position in order to make for easy research. Filling out a basic allstar ballot really should only take about 15-20 minutes. I know everyone has their lives outside of this, and I don't want this game to become a burdon on you guys, but I also want this league to be as much as I invision it could be - so I will keep on doing the AllStar games, even if it means more work for me. And as usual participation will remain voluntary. Thanks though to the owners who did take the time to fill out ballots.
                Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by rmadachik View Post
                  I think a lot of the apathy about the allstar game is due to the disparity in team performance every year so far. Also, I think that owners are still developing team and league identification. As we move along from season to season owners will identify themselves more and more to their own team and their individual league. At least I hope that's he case. I am tryigt to take most of the work out of it for everyone by breaking down the stats by position in order to make for easy research. Filling out a basic allstar ballot really should only take about 15-20 minutes. I know everyone has their lives outside of this, and I don't want this game to become a burdon on you guys, but I also want this league to be as much as I invision it could be - so I will keep on doing the AllStar games, even if it means more work for me. And as usual participation will remain voluntary. Thanks though to the owners who did take the time to fill out ballots.
                  For me the fact that a game is played makes some sense for selecting a team. And Rich, your posting players by position, makes voting easier. In the CKL I usually vote only as a loyal league soldier. I have minimal interest in the selection, and no initiative to use the time required to figure out who played where. BTW, in either league I have minimal interest in awards. I do not typically vote for anyone on my own team, unless in the rare case where a homer selection is a slam dunk. And a Dust Bunny has rarely held such a lofty position. Rather, as Lew said several years ago, my team's name in the CKL, Dust Bunnies, was appropriate because we were swept so often.

                  Jack
                  Illegitimi Non Carborundum

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                  • #24
                    I identify strongly with my team. But half the time, I don't even remember which teams are in my league
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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                    • #25
                      I find it much quicker and easier to pick the all star team in P2P, because the selection is being made from only six teams. In the AL at least, there was a pretty clear starter at six or seven spots this year, so little problem there. I originally made my picks from the entire organization, then re-read Rich's post and realized I was only supposed to pick from my own league. It took me about 20 minutes to redo the entire ballot, including my comments. For anyone just picking bodies without comments, I would project 10 to 15 minutes. And as Jack points out, it is nice to have the actual game played. It takes much longer to pick the all stars in the CKL, an organization with 16 teams and many positions having two, three or even four viable candidates. I commend Rich for trying to make the league as interesting as possible and particularly for taking the time and effort to play a game.
                      You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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