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  • Week 7 Underway - Games 37-38 posted - See Results
    • Who are we waiting on?  These teams have played the fewest games (through 5/26)
      • 43 games: Bal, CWS
      • 44 games: Col
      • Subtract 5 from the MLB game # to determine how many BWB games can be scored
    • Next expected score update: Friday night or Saturday for Games 39-40
    • Around BWB




  • Rule Change Reminder - For the last several years, all teams received a cash distribution of 1000 at the last transaction dates for May, June, and July.  Starting this year, there is no extra cash doled out until July.

Did You Know? To email an owner, click on his/her name on the team's roster page

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  • Reminder - in order to keep in sync between the BWB weeks and the MLB game numbers, we shift the transaction/lineup deadline day every five weeks.  For Weeks 6-10 we're on Saturdays.  See the full list of deadlines for the season (including times).


  • NEW PAGE!! - Your team's full season schedule and results
  • You can also find a link to this page on the bottom of every week's schedule/results page - see the link "My Team's Schedule" - more links will get added to the page along the way.  (People ask...if you didn't know this, you can also get to the schedule/results page at the bottom of every page on the site - see "Results" in the page footer)



  • It's early for some of the trends to fully be relevant, but here's a page introduced in 2014 that does some comparisons across all 44 leagues - Around BWB


  • FYI - in situations of suspended games, like Friday night's KC-CWS game, we count the game/stats at time of game completion.
  • Also a reminder, I pull game stats the day after a game is played.  As corrections or scoring changes come in, I make those changes.  But once a BWB game is played, there is no going back to take into consideration the corrected stats to fix a completed game.


  • Full payment was due April 12 - there are still some outstanding amounts due - check your status for 2015 and learn more about season and lifetime packages
    • If you do not see "Yes" in the confirmed column, I do not have your payment or indication that it's on the way.  I will start locking transactions for your teams on Wednesday night.
    • After a couple of years of being slack on this, I will hold to the payment deadlines and transaction/roster restrictions as last season some teams fell through the cracks.  Contact me if you have any complications.


  • Cash for games won and division placement works on a 2-week lag.  So the results for Week 1 games will be converted into cash disbursements for Week 3 (etc., etc.).




  • BWB 2015 Schedule Posted.  How to find this on a regular basis?
    • When games are scored - the home page notice will link to the schedule
    • On your league's home page, find the link "This Week's Games"
    • On any page, down in the footer, find the link "Results"



  • Week 1 Transactions posted - Week 2 deadline is Sunday, April 19 at 1 PM Eastern
    • This is the first big influx of new players to the player list
    • To find new players on the free agent list, choose the proper week number that players are first eligible for signing - with this group, you'll find them via "Week 2" (after tonight's posting...they are not there yet)
  • When's the first game?
    • We use batting stats 5 games ahead of our BWB game # in order to queue up enough pitching stats, so a team's MLB game #6 is used for BWB game #1.
    • Weather permitting, Chicago and St. Louis will be the last teams to get to Game 6 - on Monday (thanks to a rainout already) - and that makes Tuesday the earliest we can post a game.
    • Usually it's more time-effective to score 2-3 games at a time, but often doing a single game first helps me clear the cobwebs on how to do this again for the first time since look for a game on Tuesday or Wednesday night. (I also need to fit time in to finish up that's going to have to come first)


  • Don't forget that if you own multiple teams you can see the transaction results for all your leagues one page, along with other helpful links like a listing of all your rosters or a list of all your players on every team.  See Multiteam Tools



  • Again see some Week Zero Reminders - here are some common questions:
    • I use the 2000 everyone gets in your best benefit
      • For teams trying to get below the 5000 maximum cash balance, don't worry - the 2000 doesn't get added to your balance until AFTER checking and possibly reducing your cash
      • For teams who are on the other side of the spectrum - with very little cash left, the 2000 will be figured into any free agent signings, trades, IR fees, etc.
    • The salary rebate for players has gone from 50% to 80% starting this week
    • If you're cutting players and you get a salary rebate - that extra cash WILL be checked against your team's cash balance and the maximum 5000.  If the rebate causes your balance to go over 5000, you'll lose the excess.


  • Deadline Monday 4/6 at 11:59 PM Eastern - Week Zero Reminders - include maximum cash balance of 5000 heading into season, a cash distribution of 2000 to everyone, and you must have a legal roster after this week's transactions!  Setting your first week's lineup is not due until April 12.
  • Scooby Doo League Draft - Phase Two Draft, Part Three complete
    • See the Scooby Doo Draft Index for updates
    • Rosters and finances updated
    • Startup draft is complete!  Your league now enters normal weekly transactions - with a short week ahead..deadline is Monday night

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