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10/18/18

10/17/18

  • Playoffs - Championship Week: Games 2 & 3 posted - See Playoffs for All Leagues
  • Games 4 & 5 coming on Thursday
  • 2018 in Review:
    • Of the 54 league champions in 2016, 32 of them repeated as division winners - 22 are still alive with conference championships and a chance for a repeat league title.  (2017: 25 of 49 league champs in the previous season won their division - 14 repeated as conference champions)
  • Congratulations to owners still alive with multiple conference wins: (see how this compares to 2017)
    • 15 Teams - David Henning (out of 20 division winners)
    • 14 Teams - Jason Kiernan (out of 20) and Sherman Wan (21)
    • 8 Teams - Ricardo Alexander (out of 13)
    • 6 Teams - Robert Elias (out of 9)
    • 5 Teams - Don Kruse (out of 10), Jay Snyder (11), Tom Twomey (8)
    • 4 Teams - Alonda Clifton (out of 5), Andrew Lehman (14), Michael Lehman (12)
    • 3 Teams - Jesse Roche (out of 3),
    • 2 Teams - Mike Cerny (out of 2), Jim Duzyk (2), Michael Horvitz (3), Jerry King (4), Dave Matter (3), Michael Quinn (12), Jamison Reese (6), Michael Rudolph (3)

10/16/18

10/15/18

  • Schedule update for Championship Week:
    • Monday - bracket and schedule setup
    • Tuesday night - Game 1 posted
    • Wednesday - Games 2 & 3
    • Thursday - Games 4 & 5
    • Friday - Games 6 & 7
    • Subject to change

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10/14/18

  • Playoffs: Week 1: Games 6 & 7 posted - See Playoffs for All Leagues
  • Championship Week will probably begin with a game posted on Monday night
  • Don't forget - if you're still in it and you want to change your lineup for the 2nd week of the playoffs, the deadline is tonight at 11:59 PM Eastern.  You can reset your pitching rotation from scratch - you don't have to consider "games of rest" between the 1st and 2nd weeks of the playoffs.

10/13/18

  • Playoffs: Week 1: Games 4 & 5 posted - See Playoffs for All Leagues
  • 2018 in Review:
    • Of 216 division winners from 2017, 101 repeated with division titles this season (83 of 196 repeated in last year)
    • 58 of the division winners from last season finished below .500 in 2018.
    • From the 216 divisions that existed in 2017, 48 division winners in 2018 are franchises that never before won a division title.
    • Of the 54 league champions from 2017, 32 of them repeated as division winners this season. (25 of 49 league winners from 2016 won divisions in 2017).
    • 32 teams went "worst to first" - finishing in 4th place in 2017 and winning a division this year.
    • 18 teams had 100 losses in 2017 - 6 of them won their division this year

10/12/18

  • Playoffs: Week 1: Games 2 & 3 posted - See Playoffs for All Leagues
  • Bottom Feeder quarterfinals are complete - we move on to the semifinals
  • Find quick links to all your teams' playoff pages - including which teams are still active
  • Congratulations to owners with multiple division wins: (see how this compares to 2017)
    • 21 Teams - Sherman Wan
    • 20 Teams - David Henning, Jason Kiernan
    • 14 Teams - Andrew Lehman
    • 13 Teams - Ricardo Alexander
    • 12 Teams - Michael Lehman, Michael Quinn
    • 11 Teams - Jay Snyder
    • 10 Teams - Don Kruse
    • 9 Teams - Robert Elias
    • 8 Teams - Tom Twomey
    • 6 Teams - Jamison Reese
    • 5 Teams - Alonda Clifton
    • 4 Teams - Daniel Foley, Jr., Jerry King
    • 3 Teams - Roland Dupont, Michael Horvitz, Skip Hohensee, John Hula, Michael Gaston, Dave Matter, Jesse Roche, Michael Rudolph, Danny Zaccaro
    • 2 Teams - Craig Burke, Mike Cerny, Ken DeGroot, Jim Duzyk, Greg Flees, Leif Jonson, Jon Swanson

10/11/18

  • Playoffs: Week 1 begins - Game 1 posted
  • Games 2 & 3 coming on Friday
  • Playoff schedules updated to show probable starting pitchers.
  • This season, there were 14 divisional ties. In 2017, 7 divisions ended in ties - how did those teams in last year's tiebreaker games fare this season?
    • Anchorman League - Jennings Division:
      • Winner: Brick Barometers (Tom Twomey) - This year: Won the division by 26 games
      • Loser: Cooperstown Wannabees (David Henning) - This year: 2nd place, 26 GB
    • Batman League - Kilmer Division:
      • Winner: Brinkley CP Bulldogs (Michael Quinn) - This year: Tied with Liverpool again - lost tiebreaker
      • Loser: Liverpool Cavern Clubs (Michael Lehman) - This year: Tied with Brinkley again - won tiebreaker for 1st ever division title
    • Beer League - Hops Division:
      • Winner: Kingfisher Ale Slammers (Tom Twomey) - This year: Won division for 8th straight year - this time by 22 games
      • Loser: Pittsburgh John Harvard's Home Made Root Beer (Chris Bellina) - This year: 4th place, 44 GB
    • Longball League - Killebrew Division:
      • Winner: Gettysburg Bicycle Repairmen (Jon Swanson) - This year: 4th place, 30 GB
      • Loser: Supersonic Hornets (David Henning) - This year: Won the division by 10 games
    • Moneyball League - David Justice Division:
      • Winner: Random Ninjas (Jason Kiernan) - continued on to win league championship - This year: 2nd place, 1 GB
      • Loser: TINSTAAPP Leifs (Leif Jonson) - This year: 4th place, 22 GB
    • South Siders League - Walsh Division:
      • Winner: The Thing From the Junk Drawer (Andrew Lehman) - This year: 2nd place, 23 GB
      • Loser: Bathtub Silly Surfers (Jamison Reese) - This year: 3rd place, 25 GB
    • That's the Fact Jack League - Caddyshack Division:
      • Winner: Spackler Gopher Patrol (Jay Snyder) - This year: Won the division by 23 games
      • Loser: Ty's Ties (Dave Matter) - This year: 3rd place, 24 GB

10/10/18

  • Still working on some setup tasks and some MLB game stat updates/corrections - I don't expect we'll have any playoff game scores posted tonight - but should be all set for Thursday.
  • Playoff schedules are posted.  You can see the your league's playoff brackets from your league's home page - or you can check out the Playoffs for All Leagues page.

10/9/18

  • Week Twenty-six Transactions Posted - Week Twenty-seven deadline is Sunday, October 14, 11:59 PM Eastern
    • Week 27 is for lineups only - no transactions.  You're setting your lineups for the 2nd week of the playoffs
    • You can reset your rotation now between the first and second playoff week without worrying about how many games of rest your starters have from the first playoff week into the second - you start the next series fresh.
  • All the playoff tiebreakers are resolved and listed for home field advantage and playoff seeding.
  • The playoff schedule will probably be posted by Wednesday evening - and we might get our first playoff results then.

10/7/18

  • Currently working through the ties to determine playoff seeding.  All the division tiebreakers are resolved and listed.  Next step is to look through any ties in the seeding of the Gore Cup and Bottom Feeder Open brackets.

10/5/18

  • The final 14 Division Champions from the October 3 tiebreaker games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Batman League - Kilmer Division: Liverpool Cavern Clubs (owner Michael Lehman - 11th win in 2018) - 1st division title in league's 9th season; 5 previous 2nd place finishes - 3 of them missing by 1 game - including 2017
    • Blame Canada League - Kenny Division: Cincinnati Cardinals (owner Michael Horvitz - 2nd win in 2018) - Repeat division winner
    • Born to Run League - Latham Division: Nebraska Grasshoppers (owner Rick Furtak) - 4th place, 11 GB in 2017
    • Fenway Fenatics - Cronin Division: Centauri Cosmic Conundrum (owner David Henning - 19th win in 2018) - Defending league champion; also won league in 2015
    • K Street League - Sutton Division: Dawns Early Light (owner Ken Stevenson) - 3rd division win, but first since 2011
    • Longball League - Mays Division: New Jersey Reign (owner Andrew Lehman - 14th win in 2018) - 4th division win - first since 2014
    • Murderers' Row - Big Puma Division: Walking Dead Pull Hitters (owner Alonda Clifton - 5th win in 2018) - First team other than Guttenberg to win division in league's 9th season; Previously finished 2nd 4 times, but not since 2013
    • Pacific Northwest League - Huskies Division: Snoqualmie Owls (owner Sherman Wan - 20th win in 2018) - 3rd title; conference champ in 2016
    • Reality Bites League
      • Fear Factor Division: Minneapolis Coonhounds (owner Jon Swanson - 2nd win in 2018) - Defending league champ; 4th division win
      • Amazing Race Division: Interlaken Cheese Transport (owner Sherman Wan - 21st win in 2018) - 4th consecutive win, 5th overall; League champ in 2016
    • Steel City League
      • Wagner Division: Willie's Rebels (owner Michael Quinn - 12th win in 2018) - 2nd division title
      • Traynor Division: Hershey Special O.P.S. (owner David Henning - 20th win in 2018) - 5th division win in league's 5 seasons; 2 conference tiles but no league crown yet
    • Superman League
      • George Reeves Division: Hollywood Squares (owner Michael Lehman - 12th win in 2018) - 2nd win - league champ in 2012
      • Dean Cain Division: Cincinnati Sluggers 1 (owner Michael Horvitz - 3rd win in 2018) - 1st division win in league's 7th season; Previous best finish was 3rd (3 times)

10/4/18

10/3/18

  • 14 division ties to break - Results are in for Game 151 (see below):
    • Batman League - Kilmer Division: Liverpool Cavern Clubs (Michael Lehman) at Brinkley CP Bulldogs (Michael Quinn) - Result: Liverpool 6  Brinkley 5 (Extra Innings) - Box
      • Brinkley has won the division 6 times, including last year and was league champ in 2012; Liverpool has never won the division, finishing 2nd 5 times including missing by 1 game to Brinkley in 2017,  2012 and 2011.
      • This is a repeat of 2017 when Liverpool and Brinkley met in Game 151
      • Their season series was tied 9-9; Brinkley gets home field advantage due to a better division record
      • Liverpool won 4 of 6 of their final head to head games in Weeks 23-24
      • Record for the last 10 games: Brinkley 7-3  Liverpool 8-2
    • Blame Canada League - Kenny Division: Banff Snowcaps (Dave Matter) at Cincinnati Cardinals (Michael Horvitz) - Result: Cincinnati 7  Banff 4 - Box
      • Cincinnati won the division in 2017, Banff won in 2016
      • Cincinnati won the season series 10-8
      • Banff swept the final series with Cincinnati in Games 148-150 to force the tie and took 4 of their 6 final meetings in Weeks 24 & 25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Cincinnati 4-6  Banff 5-5
    • Born to Run League - Latham Division: Nebraska Grasshoppers (Rick Furtak) at Ricky Being Ricky (Alonda Clifton) - Result: Nebraska 6  Ricky 1 - Box
      • 2017 was the league's first season; Ricky finished 2nd, by just 1 game, and Nebraska finished 4th, 11 GB
      • Ricky won the season series 12-6
      • Ricky took 2 of 3 against Nebraska in Games 148-150 to force the tie; Ricky won 4 of their last 6 games in Week 24-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Ricky 6-4  Nebraska 5-5
    • Fenway Fenatics - Kilmer Division: Centauri Cosmic Conundrum (David Henning) at Scarlet Sox (Roland Dupont) - Result: Centauri 3  Scarlet 1 - Box
      • Centauri is the defending league champion and also won in 2015; Scarlet has 5 division titles and also has 2 league championships
      • Scarlet won the season series 10-8
      • Scarlet won 2 of 3 vs Centauri in the final 3 games of the season to force the tie; Overall they split their final 6 games in Weeks 24-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Both teams were 7-3
    • K Street League - Sutton Division: Aksarben Bugeaters (Don Kruse) at Dawns Early Light (Ken Stevenson) - Result: Dawns 4  Aksarben 2 - Box 
      • Aksarben has won the division in the last 3 seasons and in 8 of the league's 13 seasons through 2017; Dawns is shooting for division title #3, but hasn't made the playoffs since 2011.  Neither team has a league championship
      • Dawns won the season series 10-8
      • Dawns won 4 of their final 6 games in Weeks 23-24
      • Record for the last 10 games: Dawns 8-2  Aksarben 5-5
    • Longball League - Mays Division: Danny's Wallbangers (Danny Zaccaro) at New Jersey Reign (Andrew Lehman) - Result: New Jersey 5  Danny's 3 - Box
      • New Jersey has 3 division wins with the last one in 2014; However, Danny's has not made the playoffs since 2006 - 2 division titles overall and a league championship in 2005
      • They split the season series 9-9; New Jersey has home field advantage due to a better conference record
      • Danny's won 4 of their final 6 matchups in Weeks 23-24
      • Record for the last 10 games: New Jersey 4-6  Danny's 6-4
    • Murderers' Row - Big Puma Division: Guttenberg Gandolfinis (Tom Twomey) at Walking Dead Pull Hitters (Alonda Clifton) - Result: Walking Dead 6  Guttenberg 2 - Box
      • Guttenberg is the only team to win this division in the league's first 8 seasons, with league titles in 2010 & 2012; Walking Dead finished 2nd 4 times, but not since 2013
      • The teams split their season matchups 9-9.  Walking Dead gets home field with the better division record.
      • Walking Dead won 4 of their final 6 games in Weeks 23-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Walking Dead 8-2  Guttenberg 6-4
    • Pacific Northwest League - Huskies Division: Snoqualmie Owls (Sherman Wan) at Wolf Bait (Roland Dupont) - Result: Snoqualmie 9  Wolf 3 - Box 
      • Wolf won the division in 2013; Snoqualmie won twice: 2014 and 2016
      • Wolf won the season series 13-5
      • Wolf won 4 of 6 in their final head-to-head games in Weeks 23-25
      • Record for the last 10 games: Wolf 8-2  Snoqualmie 4-6
    • Reality Bites League - Fear Factor Division: Nashville Sounders (Jamison Reese) at Minneapolis Coonhounds (Jon Swanson) - Result: Minneapolis 6  Nashville 4 - Box
      • Nashville jumped from 3rd place to tie in the final games - it has 5 division titles and won the league in 2014; Minneapolis is the defending league champ and also won it in 2013
      • Minneapolis won the season series 11-7
      • Nashville swept Games 145-147 vs Minneapolis and took 5 of their final 6 games
      • Record for the last 10 games: Minneapolis 4-6  Nashville 7-3, including a current 6-game winning streak
    • Reality Bites League - Amazing Race Division: Gashouse Gorillas (Rob Behymer) at Interlaken Cheese Transport (Sherman Wan) - Result: Interlaken 4  Gashouse 1 - Box
      • Interlaken has won the last 3 division titles (4 overall) and was league champ in 2016. Gashouse was the league winner in 2007 - the only time it made the playoffs.
      • Interlaken won the season series 12-6
      • Interlaken swept the final 3 games between the 2 teams and took 5 of the last 6
      • Record for the last 10 games: Interlaken 10-0  Gashouse 6-4
    • Steel City League - Wagner Division: House of Lannister (Brian Haines) at Willie's Rebels (Michael Quinn) - Result: Willie's 5  House 3 - Box
      • House is the defending division champ and has 2 overall; Willie's won it in 2015
      • Willie's won the season series 10-8
      • Willie's won 4 of their final 6 meetings in the last 3 weeks of the season
      • Record for the last 10 games: Willie's 6-4  House 3-7
    • Steel City League - Traynor Division: Hershey Special O.P.S. (David Henning) at Patricia Avenue Cardinals (Michael Clancy) - Result: Hershey 5  Patricia Avenue 2 - Box
      • Hershey is the only team to win this division in the league's first four seasons; Patricia Avenue finished 2nd twice
      • Patricia Avenue won the season series 11-7
      • The teams split their final 6 games in the last 3 weeks of the season
      • Record for the last 10 games: Patricia Avenue 5-5  Hershey 4-6, including losing their final 3 games
    • Superman League - George Reeves Division: Bizarro Boys (Dave Matter) at Hollywood Squares (newly renamed - Michael Lehman) - Result: Hollywood 4  Bizarro 3 - Box
      • Hollywood was league champion in its only playoff appearance (2012), while Bizarro has 3 previous division wins, including last year, and won the league in 2014.
      • Hollywood won the season series 12-6
      • Bizarro won the final 2 games of the season against Hollywood to force the tie.  Over the last 2 weeks, Bizarro won 4 of 6 between the team.
      • Record for the last 10 games: Hollywood 5-5  Bizarro 6-4
    • Superman League - Dean Cain Division: Cincinnati Sluggers 1 (Michael Horvitz) at Ames Twisters (Tom Kohl) - Result: Cincinnati 6  Ames 5 - Box 
      • Ames is the defending division champ and also won in 2012.  Cincinnati has never made the playoffs and its best previous finish was 3rd in 3 different seasons.
      • Ames won the season series 10-8
      • Cincinnati won 2 of the 3 final games between the 2 teams in Week 25, but over the last 3 weeks they split 3-3
      • Record for the last 10 games: Ames 3-7  Cincinnati 4-6

10/2/18

  • 49 Division Champions from the October 1 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • A League About Nothing - Peterman Division: New York Library Detectives (owner Robert Elias - 8th win in 2018) - Defending league champion
    • American Association - Cincinnati Red Stockings Division: Kingston Bad Bwoys (owner Alonda Clifton - 2nd win in 2018) - 1st win - finished 2nd place 2015-2017
    • B Movie Actor League - Bubba Ho-tep Division: The Thing From the Glove Compartment (owner Andrew Lehman - 9th win in 2018) - Also won division in 2016
    • Beer League - Malt Division: Canadian Moosehead (owner Michael Gaston) - 5th time to the playoffs but 1st since 2014
    • Birdland
      • Jim Palmer Division: Them Olde Black Crows (owner Jamison Reese - 5th win in 2018) - Inaugural Season
      • Eddie Murray Division: Bluth Frozen Bananas (owner Daniel Foley, Jr. - 4th win in 2018) - Inaugural Season
      • Frank Robinson Division: Edgar's Ravens (owner Alonda Clifton - 3rd win in 2018) - Inaugural Season
    • Blame Canada League
      • Eric Division: Quebec Frenchies (owner Michael Gaston - 2nd win in 2018) - Also won the division in 2012
      • Kyle Division: Aurora Borealis (owner Sherman Wan - 16th win in 2018) - Defending league champion - also won league in 2014
    • Blue and Gray League - Lee Division: General Sherman Marches To the beat of a different Drum (owner Jamison Reese - 6th win in 2018) - 3rd title - first since 2012
    • Bronx Bombers League - DiMaggio Division: Zephyr Cove Zombies (owner Michael Lehman - 9th win in 2018) - 3rd division win - first since 2013
    • Deuces Wild League - Brett Division: Double or Nothing (owner Jason Kiernan - 17th win in 2018) - First division win in the league's 10th season
    • Experts League - Blogs Division: Yari's Autonomics (owner Michael Rudolph - 3rd win in 2018) - Division winner in 2016 as well
    • Federal League - Baltimore Terrapins Division: Longyearbyen Lost Miners (owner Sherman Wan - 17th win in 2018) - 4th division win; League champion in 2012-13
    • Fenway Fenatics - Boggs Division: Plymouth Panthers (owner Mark Aisenbrey) - 4th division title; previous 3 led to conference titles but no league championship yet
    • Firemen League - Smith Division: Mammoth Grizzlies (owner Michael Quinn - 9th win in 2018) - 4th division title - won the conference once in 2016
    • Five Boroughs League
      • Brooklyn Division: California Kicked Ur A$$ (owner Craig Burke - 2nd win in 2018) - 3rd consecutive win - looking for 3rd straight trip to finals and 1st league crown
      • Staten Island Division: Midtown Millionaires (owner David Henning - 18th win in 2018) - League champ in 2016
    • Four Star League - MacArthur Division: Von Ryan's Express (owner Michael Lehman - 10th win in 2018) - First trip to playoffs in league's 9th season; 2 previous 2nd place finishes
    • Geek Pride League - Berners-Lee Division: Dyad Institute Ledas (owner Sherman Wan - 18th win in 2018) - Defending league champion; 4th straight division win
    • Golden Throat League - Bob Prince Division: Azilum Antoinettes (owner Jay Snyder - 9th win in 2018) - Defending league champ; 3rd consecutive division title
    • Grand Slam League - Murray Division: Dushore Dopplegangers (owner Jay Snyder - 10th win in 2018) - Repeat division winner
    • Grunge League
      • Hole Division: Is This Nirvana (owner Andrew Lehman - 11th win in 2018) - Inaugural Season
      • Alice in Chains Division: Honking Seals (owner Jim Duzyk- 2nd win in 2018) - Inaugural Season
    • K Street League
      • Seaver Division: Wayne Mad Generals (owner Robert Elias - 9th win in 2018) - Defending league champion; also won division in 2013
      • Perry Division: D.C. Lobbyists (owner Jon Swanson) - Repeat winner - 6th overall
    • Minnie & Paul League - Carew Division: Old Hickory Longshots (owner Ken DeGroot - 2nd win in 2018) - Won division in 2011-2013 - first trip back since then; League champ 2011
    • Moneyball League
      • Ron Washington Division: Crestone Current (owner Kevin Connors) - 4th division title - won 3 straight in 2014-2016
      • David Justice Division: Fulbright Scholars (owner Andrew Lehman - 10th win in 2018) - Also a division winner in 2013
    • North Siders League
      • Williams Division: Omaha Golden Spikes (owner Don Kruse - 10th win in 2018) - Also finished first in 2014
      • Sandberg Division: North Side Winders (owner Andrew Lehman - 12th win in 2018) - Had never finished higher than 3rd place
      • Jenkins Division: Best Buddies (owner Roland Dupont - 3rd win in 2018) - Also had never previously finished higher than 3rd place
    • Original Six League - Red Wings Division: Yzermen Than Me Have Told Me What To Do (owner John Hula - 3rd win in 2018) - Inaugural season
    • Pacific Northwest League - Cougars Division: Big Mountain Lumberjacks (owner Brent Bridwell) - Highest previous finish had been 2nd place - twice - most recently in 2016
    • Perfect World League - David Cone Division: Arkansas Hogs (owner Michael Quinn - 10th win in 2018) - First trip to playoffs since 2014; 5th overall
    • Scooby Doo League - Velma Division: Big City Blue Falcons (owner Mark Currie) - 2nd straight division win, 3rd overall
    • Shadowball - Memphis Red Sox Division: Bingo Long's Traveling All-Stars (owner Jason Kiernan - 18th win in 2018) - First playoff appearance since 2011, 3rd overall
    • Silver Screen League - Major League Division: Celluloid Heroes (owner Alonda Clifton - 4th win in 2018) - First division win - finished 2nd in 2014 and 2015
    • South Siders League - Minoso Division: Fungible Five (owner Sherman Wan - 19th win in 2018) - First division title
    • Steel City League - Kiner Division: Leyland's Losers (owner Jason Kiernan - 19th win in 2018) - Finished 2nd in 2014 - this is the first division win
    • That's the Fact Jack League - Lost in Translation Division: The Thing Under the Bed (owner Andrew Lehman - 13th win in 2018) - First division win
    • They Might Be Giants - Terry Division: Alcatraz Inmates (owner Michael Quinn - 11th win in 2018) - 2nd trip to playoffs (also won in 2015)
    • Three of a Kind League - Beckley Division: Wyalusing Whiffers (owner Jay Snyder - 11th win in 2018) - 5th consecutive division win - 7th overall; League winner in 2012
    • Triple Crown League - Yastrzemski Division: Little Mack Attack (owner Tom McGraw) - 5th division title
    • White Elephant League
      • Williams Division: NYC2ATL Black Eagles (owner Ricardo Alexander - 12th win in 2018) - Inaugural season
      • Fingers Division: Who's on First? Abbott or Costello (owner Jason Kiernan - 20th win in 2018) - Inaugural season
    • Winners Circle League - Spahn Division: NYC2ATL Taxi Drivers (owner Ricardo Alexander - 13th win in 2018) - First division win; finished 2nd twice, including in 2017 (5 GB)

10/1/18

  • Week 25 concludes...and we're done with the regular season - Games 148-150 posted - See results
    • Oh...but not so fast!  We have 14 divisional ties in 11 different leagues that we need to break.  For those, there must be a Game 151.
    • Look for setup for the tiebreakers on Tuesday - results will come either late Tuesday night or on Wednesday.
    • Don't forget that any lineup changes you want to make for the first week of the playoffs are due on Saturday, Oct 6, at 1 PM Eastern.
    • It takes a bit for me to set up the playoff brackets - I would expect game scores to start next week sometime.
    • Around BWB
  • From earlier: Three games to play and 63 division titles are not yet decided. Here's the final update to the close division races across the BWB universe.

9/30/18

  • 47 Division Champions from the September 29 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • A League About Nothing - Newman Division: My Dinghy Is Bigger Than Your Dinghy (owner Michael Lehman - 7th win in 2018) - Finished 3rd last year in league's first season
    • American Association - Louisville Colonels Division: Brooklyn Grays (owner Sherman Wan - 11th win in 2018) - Defending league champion
    • Anchorman League - Rather Division: Roto Baseball Thunder (owner Skip Hohensee - 2nd win in 2018) - 2nd division win (also won in 2014)
    • B Movie Actor League - Brisco County Jr. Division: South Bay Longshots (owner Ken DeGroot) - Best previous finish was 2nd in 2017
    • Batman League - Clooney Division: Biff, Bam, KKrunk (owner Jason Kiernan - 14th win in 2018) - 4th division win; League champ in 2010
    • Beatleball - McCartney Division: London Groove Armada (owner Sherman Wan - 12th win in 2018) - 8th straight title, 12th overall; 3-time league champ
    • Birdland - Brooks Robinson Division: Little Rock Flash (owner Michael Quinn - 3rd win in 2018) - Inaugural Season
    • Blame Canada League - Stan Division: House of Trudeau (owner Brian Haines) - 5th division win; League champ in 2016
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League - Sutton Division: New New York Mets (owner Daniel Foley, Jr. - 3rd win in 2018) - 97 losses in 2017 and a playoff team in 2018 - first division win since 2011
    • Born to Run League - Raines Division: Gasoline Rainbow (owner Jim Duzyk) - Repeat winner
    • Broadway League
      • Take Me Out Division: Bring Him Home (owner Craig Burke) - Inaugural Season
      • Rounding Third Division: NYC2ATL Evil Empire (owner Ricardo Alexander - 9th win in 2018) - Inaugural Season
      • The Hot Corner Division: Reese's Pieces (owner Jamison Reese - 3rd win in 2018) - Inaugural Season
    • Chevy Chase League - Fletch F. Fletch Division: Bushwood Country Clubbers (owner Alonda Clifton) - First playoff appearance since league championship in 2011
    • Cleveland Rocks
      • Averill Division: Not So Hot In Cleveland (owner Andrew Lehman - 8th win in 2018) - 1st division win - finished 2nd twice in previous seasons
      • Doby Division: Shaky Heights Bombers (owner Jim Meyer) -Defending league champion; 3rd division win
    • Experts League
      • Airwaves Division: Antarctica Penguins (owner Benchwarmer Baseball League Office) - First division win, finished 2nd 5 times
      • Web Division: Fantasy Couch (owner Andrew Eggers) - 4th division win; League champ in 2010
    • Firemen League - Wagner Division: Kingston Reggae Boys (owner Ricardo Alexander - 10th win in 2018) - Repeat winner; 5th overall
    • Four Star League - Bradley Division: Exsangui Nation (owner Sherman Wan - 13th win in 2018) - Defending league champion; 3rd division win
    • Geek Pride League - Zuckerberg Division: Loco Motion (owner Michael Quinn - 4th win in 2018) - 5th straight title, 3rd with this owner; 2 league championships
    • Grand Slam League - Ventura Division: Moons Over My Hamate (owner Sherman Wan - 14th win in 2018) - Repeat winner
    • Grunge League - Soundgarden Division: Evil Empire Storm Troopers (owner Barry White) - Inaugural Season
    • Hall of Fame League - Cobb Division: California Bears (owner Michael Quinn - 5th win in 2018) - 6th division title; League champion in 2004
    • K Street League - Blyleven Division: Alvin Express (owner Michael Quinn - 6th win in 2018) - 7th division title; won the league championship 3 times
    • Marxball - Zeppo Division: Kingston FC (owner Ricardo Alexander - 11th win in 2018) - Lost 110 games in 2018
    • Minnie & Paul League - Viola Division: Battle Creek Cereal Killers (owner Michael Lehman - 8th win in 2018) - 2nd division win - first time since 2014
    • Moneyball League - Scott Hatteberg Division: Freeport Pretzels (owner Jeff Zick) - Repeat title
    • Pacific Northwest League - Ducks Division: Griffey, Edgar, and The Big Unit Ride Again (owner Jason Kiernan - 15th win in 2018) - Repeat winner
    • Phightin' Phils League
      • Alexander Division: Fairborn Flying Angels (owner David Henning - 14th win in 2018) - 2nd straight win, 4th overall; League champ in 2015
      • Roberts Division: Phillie Cream Cheezers (owner Jamison Reese - 4th win in 2018) - Returns to playoffs for first time since 2014
      • Klein Division: Mt. Eaton Fox Squirrels (owner Dave Matter - 3rd win in 2018) - Defending league champion
    • Redbirds League
      • Brock Division: California Quakes (owner Michael Quinn - 7th win in 2018) - First division title - had finished 2nd 5 times
      • Smith Division: Brazil 2014 Canarinho (owner Leif Jonson - 2nd win in 2018) - 4th win in a row - 7th overall; League champ in 2016
      • Slaughter Division: Montara PacSox (owner Sherman Wan - 15th win in 2018) - 5th title, first since 2013; 2 league championships
    • Shadowball - Birmingham Black Barons Division: Tombstone Gun Fighters (owner Robert Elias - 7th win in 2018) - 8th division win - first since 2013; Looking for first league championship
    • South Siders League - Fox Division: Delphi Titans (owner David Henning - 15th win in 2018) - 3rd straight division win; 2016 league champ
    • Superman League
      • Christopher Reeve Division: Jor El Cards (owner Michael Quinn - 8th win in 2017) - 2nd division title - last time was in 2012
      • Brandon Routh Division: Metropolis Ites (owner Jason Kiernan - 16th win in 2018) - 3rd straight division win
    • That's the Fact Jack League - The Life Aquatic Division: Proton Gunslingers (owner David Henning - 16th win in 2018) - 2-time defending league champ
    • Three of a Kind League
      • Wagner Division: Florida Simple Solutions (owner Skip Hohensee - 3rd win in 2018) - Repeat winner, 4th overall; League champ in 2013
      • Speaker Division: Hudson River 3-Eyed Fish (owner Tom Twomey - 8th win in 2018) - 3rd straight title, 8th overall; 2008 league champion
    • Triple Crown League
      • Robinson Division: Dave's Dynamo (owner David Henning - 17th win in 2018) - 4th division win - 3 previous tltles led to league championships
      • Medwick Division: World War Z (owner Danny Zaccaro - 3rd win in 2018) - 3rd straight divison title
    • Will Ferrell League - Talledega Nights Division: Carter Lake Scorpions (owner Don Kruse - 8th win in 2018) - Finished 2nd last season, 17 GB in league's first year
    • Winners Circle League - Matthewson Division: Los Angeles Baconators (owner Jerry King - 4th win in 2018) - 3rd straight division win

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