Did you get referred to Benchwarmer by a friend or family
member? That might be an easy source of information,
particularly if they've already played the game in past
BWB also has a
that's probably not used much - but you might be able to
convince someone to join you there for some Q&A.
This should probably be your first stop if you haven't
already checked it out. You can visit the
online rules pages for
more information - or
download the pdf version and print/browse at your
convenience. The current pdf file is the 2008 version,
but there are no significant changes in 2009.
Your question might not be unique. Try looking at
our Frequently Asked Questions.
There are some official Benchwarmer Baseball Blogs.
Here you'll find discussions about rules, strategies,
problems on the web sites, and more.
As a member of your league, you have a couple of options
to contact fellow league owners. On the league home
page is a link to send a broadcast message out to the entire
league. If you visit team pages, you'll find a link to
send a message to that team. You might find that those
are options for getting information.
Beyond that, every league has a League Administrator.
These volunteers are experienced Benchwarmer veterans and
they may be able to help you out with strategy, how-tos, and
other various questions you might have.
Send him a message.
Finally (and not necessarily lastly), feel free to
Swanson, the league owner/webmaster. Note:
Currently the league admins are not able to make
post-deadline changes to your transactions or lineups, or
modify or check anything with the functioning of the web
site. For any of those types of questions, ask Jon
directly. If you're hitting error messages on the site
that don't seem right, it helps to copy and paste the
specific message you see and explain what you were trying to
do in your message to him.
Scoring and Strategy Help
Many of the links above (particularly the blogs) will
help you out with suggestions and tips about building your
Benchwarmer Baseball roster and setting your lineup and
starting rotation. In addition, you'll find general
baseball and fantasy baseball information listed on our
Links & Blogs page. It's
not a comprehensive list, but includes useful links and
connections to our fantasy baseball experts participating in
New in 2009, we're also building up a mechanism on the
site to allow you to play with various batting orders and
pitching performances and
view a sample BWB
score. Currently, we're only set up to show
the offensive side, but you can play around with the order
and see how it affects your potential score.
These tips were written in 2001 or 2002 -- some things
are a bit out of date (and there are some rule changes), but
they can provide you some guidance even before we get a
chance to update them: