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This year's auction is at Steve's office on March 23

... and it's an open auction

By a 7-5 vote, we decided to switch to an open-outcry ascending dynamic auction.  No more "around the room"

 

 

 

 

It's our 30th Anniversary!                   

No new logo yet, though

 

The Big Sheet           

Here it is.  Check back for updates.

Our reigning champ   

It took thirty tries, but the Karnold Nowledge won a title.  Congrats, Arnie!

 

LTBNL 2019

Playing fake baseball the right way.  Since 1989.

2019 Season

Thanks to everyone for a great Auction, and especially to Steve for hosting and to Arnie for lunch. 

 

II will have the rosters entered into OnRoto soon.  Here is a link to our post-Auction rosters in PDF.

 

The Reserve Draft will be held on Tuesday night, March 26, at 10 p.m., EDT.  We will just use the GroupMe app this year, and hopefully avoid some of the technical difficulties of years past.  Quags are on the clock!

 

If you have frozen reserve players, please text or email me the pick numbers you wish to forfeit.  if possible, please do this by 7 pm or so on Tuesday night.  We'll permit trades up until 7 pm on Tuesday night also.  The Reserve Draft Grid will be updated soon with the Wonders-DougOuts correction and the most recent trades.

Finances

Thanks again to Steve for his service as League Treasurer.  Below is his 2019 Financial Report.  If your number in the last column on the right is red, you're a winner!  You'll receive a check from the League Treasurer.  If that number is black, please be prepared to pay up at the Auction.  

Constitution

I finally updated the Constitution with the several changes we've made over the last few years.  Just in time to amend it again!  Most of the changes I made were housekeeping cleanups related to our new position requirements (The Davitt Proposal) and the roster size changes that we made when we lost the Astros.  I also changed the minimum IP and AB requirements (10.6 & 10.7) and I re-wrote 16.8 to clarify that when a team claims FAAB compensation for a player traded to the AL, that player is automatically released rather than the team needing to release him.  As always, let me know if you find any errors.

Proposed rule changes

Here are the three proposals that Joe submitted to the League Office for vote prior to this year's Auction.  Proposal No. 1 passed, 7-5.  Proposal No. 2 failed, 8-4, and No. 3 failed, 9-3.  Thanks for voting.

Proposal No. 1: 

Amend Article 4.1 to provide for an “open” or “English” auction, as opposed to our current “around the room” style.  Wikipedia defines an English auction as “an open-outcry ascending dynamic auction,” meaning that any team could call out a bid at any time, presuming the team has enough money to bid and an open appropriate roster spot for the subject player, until the player is sold.  We’d still go around the room to nominate players, of course, but the “IN” and “OUT” signs would be consigned to the dustbin of history.  Teams could jump in and out of the bidding at will. 

 

Proposal No. 2: 

Amend Article 21.1 to provide that the In-Season Salary Cap shall be $350 from Opening Day to May 31, $375 from June 1 to the All Star Break, and then $400 for the rest of the season. 

 

Proposal No. 3: 

Amend Article 6 to expand the Reserve Draft and Reserve Roster from 9 to 10 players.  The extra player would be assigned a salary of $10.  If both this Proposal and Proposal No. 2 pass, then $10 would be added to each of the salary cap numbers in Art. 21.1. 

2018 Post Auction Merv Sheet
Here is a look at our rosters immediately following the 2018 Auction.
2018 Auction Results.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [110.6 KB]

Many thanks to Steve for once again preparing our League Financial Report.  Please be prepared to settle up at the Auction on Saturday.  You can pay your fees via PayPal!  Use the link below.

2017 Results

The Green Monsters held on, surviving a late-season challenge from the QuagMyers, to post their second straight title, and sixth overall.  

2017 Commissioner's Trophy

Congratulations to the Gregory Peckers, who won the 2017 Commissioner's Trophy.  The Trophy is presented each year to the team that has the best post-All Star Break stats but doesn't finish in the top four.  Please feel free to check my work, as these numbers are entered into the spreadsheet by hand.

 

The final standings are below.  You can see the entire worksheet here.  (Click on Sheet 1 to see the whole deal).

Yoo Hoo Ceremonies

Here is the official video of KC's dousing for his 2016 Championship, following the 2017 Auction.

2016

Following the 2016 Draft, the Rick Shaws received their second consecutive dousing, and the chocolate shower was administered by the smallest Monster, K.C.'s son Carson.  It was a sneak attack; it happened so quickly that I don't think I got a video.  I did get some photos, though.  Please take note of the demonic glee on the face of young Carson.

 

2015

Here is Rick getting his first dousing, following his 2014 title.  

2008-2014

Following the 2013 Auction at Steve's office, we did a catch-up dousing for the ceremonies we somehow skipped.

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