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Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations Today, 12:11 AM
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Posted By BirdWatcher
Wiederkehr slapped with 2-game suspension

Looks like one of our budding superstars might be a bit fiery.
(For the record, Wiederkehr falls into the personality class of sparkplug. Not a bad guy, but high energy for sure.)
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Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By BirdWatcher
I'm a big fan of incrementalism when it comes to...

I'm a big fan of incrementalism when it comes to learning OOTP.
In other words, I suggest you let someone other than you (and I mean, the AI/other members of your organization) carry the heavy...
Forum: OOTP 21 - General Discussions Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By BirdWatcher
David Watts- I just want to go on record as...

David Watts- I just want to go on record as saying that while I am generally anti-bomb, the Minnie Minoso bomb sounds like a bomb I could fully support. :D

(Or the Bombo Rivera bomb. Yessiree,...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations Yesterday, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 37,962
Posted By BirdWatcher
Week 19, August 15-21, 1976

Brewers record: 4-3 (week), 79-41, 1st place, MGL (season)

August 15, at Charlotte: 3-8.

The Brewers drop the third of three against the Sting to lose the series. Steve Green (10-7, 2.65) takes...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 02-27-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By BirdWatcher
When a player is ready to return, if it has been...

When a player is ready to return, if it has been a lengthy injury (how you define that can be different for each person, but generally speaking if I have a player out more than a month, I consider...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 02-26-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By BirdWatcher
Not in front of the game right now to offer...

Not in front of the game right now to offer screenshots, but basically before you start play in a game you can go into options and select what parts of in-game management you wish to control...
Forum: OOTP 20 - New to the Game? 02-26-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,613
Posted By BirdWatcher
Well, call it what you want but this generally...

Well, call it what you want but this generally starts with Create Historical League. What happens after that is largely up to the individual.
Forum: OOTP 20 - New to the Game? 02-25-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,613
Posted By BirdWatcher
And that's the great thing about OOTP. Play it...

And that's the great thing about OOTP. Play it the way you like it!
For some of us, it can be fun to let the game engine take over a bit more and watch a scrub (IRL) turn into a HOF'er and have the...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 02-25-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By BirdWatcher
Ah, yes. I hadn't even thought about this as I...

Ah, yes. I hadn't even thought about this as I was focusing on whether a fragile player could, well, stop being so darn fragile.
But yes, I have absolutely had durable players bump up to Iron Man...
Forum: OOTP 20 - New to the Game? 02-24-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By BirdWatcher
I guess my first question would be, in what way...

I guess my first question would be, in what way are they really good players? In other words, if all the players in the league are being compared to one another, how do you know that they would be...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 02-24-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By BirdWatcher
Years ago, when cards and dice Strat-O-Matic was...

Years ago, when cards and dice Strat-O-Matic was my gaming obsession, I created the W.P. Kinsella league, which consisted of about 12 (IIRC) very good to great teams from baseball history playing out...
Forum: OOTP 21 - General Discussions 02-23-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By BirdWatcher
I'd even be happy if there was a date of death...

I'd even be happy if there was a date of death field in the player editor page that could be manually accessed in commissioner mode, even if the game didn't ever initiate former player deaths in...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 02-23-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 37,962
Posted By BirdWatcher
Jesus Hernandez joins 300 HR club!

The Los Angeles Spinners great third baseman, Jesus Hernandez, on his way to the WPK Hall of Fame in Dubuque, Iowa, hit his 300th career homer yesterday.
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This makes him just the...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 02-22-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 37,962
Posted By BirdWatcher
Week 18, August 8-14, 1976

Brewers record: 3-3 (week), 75-38, 1st place, MGL (season).

August 8, versus San Francisco: 1-2.

The Velocity score a pair of runs in the first inning and hold on to make that enough to win...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 02-22-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 37,962
Posted By BirdWatcher
Sting third baseman Villatoro hits for cycle!

Alex Villatoro of the Charlotte Sting is finally getting a chance to start at third base for a full season in the big leagues in 1976 and he is taking full advantage of the opportunity.
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Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 02-22-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 37,962
Posted By BirdWatcher
Yes, on a staff that is perhaps the best in the...

Yes, on a staff that is perhaps the best in the game, Helm just keeps quietly putting up solid seasons. He doesn't have great stamina and he is quite injury prone, but fortunately his injuries always...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 02-22-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 37,962
Posted By BirdWatcher
Week 17, August 1-7, 1976

Brewers record: 6-1 (week), 72-35, 1st place, MGL (season).

August 1-2, versus Phoenix: 12-2, 5-4.

The Brewers win game 2 of 3 against the Speed Devils in Denver in blowout fashion. RodRod...
Forum: General Discussions 02-21-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By BirdWatcher
I may be mistaken but I think the OP is asking...

I may be mistaken but I think the OP is asking for free (well, scanned images of) Strat-O-Matic and/or APBA seasons. (Presumably he already owns OOTP. But I really can't know for sure.)

Given...
Forum: General Discussions 02-21-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,645
Posted By BirdWatcher
Um. Okay. :confused:

Um. Okay. :confused:
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 02-20-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By BirdWatcher
I think you've basically addressed all my points...

I think you've basically addressed all my points as well. :)

My quibble would just be with statements like "but there is definitely a correct and incorrect way to view them", and "but rather sad...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 02-20-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By BirdWatcher
Agree with so much of this, even though I am a...

Agree with so much of this, even though I am a long-time Bill James fan and love the analytical advancements that have been made over the last 30+ years in how we look at the game.
I don't believe...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 02-18-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 23,780
Posted By BirdWatcher
Well, that's all well and good. But I mean,...

Well, that's all well and good.
But I mean, c'mon- Rick Casablanca!
For any classic film buff/Humphrey Bogart fan, it ain't ever going get better than that.
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 02-18-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 23,780
Posted By BirdWatcher
Wait, did you say....Rick....Casablanca! Holy...

Wait, did you say....Rick....Casablanca!
Holy crap, that's fantastic.

Here's looking at you, kid.
Forum: Talk Sports 02-18-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,560
Posted By BirdWatcher
Should be obvious by my moniker and profile pic...

Should be obvious by my moniker and profile pic here who my first favorite baseball player was.

As a Rockies fan who has lived in Denver nearly a quarter of a century, I find myself far more...
Forum: OOTP 20 - New to the Game? 02-18-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By BirdWatcher
Short answers to your questions (though I would...

Short answers to your questions (though I would be happy to elaborate, to the extent I can, if you wish) is yes and yes.

I personally prefer to play out every game for my team in my primary save...
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