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10/10/16

10/7/16

10/5/16

  • While BWB takes a few days to set up the 2016 playoff pages/brackets, look for some news and notes here on the home page to recap the completed season.
  • This season, there were 7 divisional ties. In 2015, 5 divisions ended in ties - how did those teams fare this season?
    • Chevy Chase League - Emmit Fitz-Hume Division
      • Winner - NJ MOJO (Michael Gaston) - This year: 2nd place, 17 GB
      • Loser - Quahog Drunken Clams (Don Kruse) - This year: Won the division by 17 games
    • Fenway Fenatics - Fisk Division
      • Winner - The New Hit Squad feat. Aaron Hernandez (Christian Ingram) - This year, now with new team name MacPhail's Phire Sale: 2nd place, 14 GB
      • Loser - Skeleton Crew (Ken Stevenson) - This year: 3rd place, 24 GB
    • Four Star League - MacArthur Division
      • Winner - Tennessee Longshots (Ken DeGroot) - went on to win conference title; This year: 4th place with 112 losses, 55 GB
      • Loser - Men Injecting Men 2 Still Roided Up (Christian Ingram) - This year: Won the division by 19 games
    • Scooby Doo League - Velma Division
      • Winner - Scooby's Doo-Doos (Michael Lehman) - This year under new owner James Harris and renamed as Atchafalaya SkooBeeZ: 2nd place, 9 GB
      • Loser - Harlem Ghostbusters (John Hula) - This year: Won the division by 9 games
    • Triple Crown League - Yastrzemski Division
      • Winner - Little Mack Attack (Tom McGraw) - This year: 4th place, 22 GB
      • Loser - Hornsby Cards (Michael Quinn) - This year: Won the division by 12 games

10/4/16

  • Week 25 Statistics and Players of the Week
  • Our final set of 7 Division Champions from the October 3 tiebreaker games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Batman League - Clooney Division: Gotham City Knights (owner Jon Swanson) - Also won in 2012-2014 - has not yet made it to finals
    • Blame Canada League - Stan Division: South Alabama Jaggurnauts (owner Christian Zaccaro) - 4th consecutive title - won the conference too in the previous seasons, but looking for first league championship
    • Experts League - Print Division: South America Piranhas (owner Sam Campbell) - Repeat division winner
    • Hall of Fame League - Wagner Division: Boar's Nest (owner Tom Twomey - 25th win in 2016) - Defending league champ - also won in 2003 and 2005; 12th division crown in 17 seasons
    • Minnie & Paul League - Oliva Division: Conspiracy Theories (owner Adam Wilson) - Defending league champion
    • Perfect World League - David Wells Division: Millard Quackers (owner Mike Cerny - 3rd win in 2016) - Won the division and conference in 2014
    • South Siders League - Fox Division: Delphi Titans (owner David Henning - 20th win in 2016) - Inaugural Season

10/3/16

  • Seven division ties to break- Results are in!!!
    • Batman League - Clooney Division: Gotham City Knights (Jon Swanson) at Cat Women's Meows (Andrew Lehman) - Result: Gotham City 7  Cat Woman's 4 - Box
      • Gotham City has won the division 3 times (2012-2014); Cat Woman's best finish was 2nd in 2015
      • Cat Woman's won the season series 10-8
      • Quahog won 5 of 6 head to head during the final three weeks.
      • Record for the last 10 games: Cat Woman's 8-2  Gotham City 4-6
    • Blame Canada League - Stan Division: South Alabama Jaggurnauts (Christian Zaccaro) at Ft. Lauderdale Fightin' Blumpkins (Tom Twomey) - Result: South Alabama 6  Ft. Lauderdale 3 - Box
      • South Alabama has won the division/conference the past 3 seasons; Ft. Lauderdale won the division in 2011-12 and the conference in 2012
      • They split their season series 9-9
      • Ft. Lauderdale won 4 of 6 head to head during the final three weeks
      • Record for the last 10 games: Ft. Lauderdale 8-2  South Alabama 3-7
    • Experts League - Print Division: South America Piranhas (Sam Campbell) at Men Injecting Men - Fantasy on Roids (Christian Ingram) - Result: South America 6  Men Injecting Men 4 - Box
      • South America is the defending divsion winner; MIM won in 2013
      • Men Injecting Men won the season series 12-6
      • They split 3-3 in their head to head games during the final three weeks
      • Record for the last 10 games: Men Injecting Men 5-5  South America 4-6
    • Hall of Fame League - Wagner Division: Las Vegas Lounge Lizards (Jon Swanson) at Boar's Nest (Tom Twomey) - Result: Boar's 4  Las Vegas 3 - Box
      • Las Vegas has won the division twice (2013 and 2010); Boar's Nest has 11 titles in the league's 16 seasons and 3 league championships, including 2015
      • Boar's won the season series 11-7
      • They split 3-3 in their head to head games during the final three weeks
      • Record for the last 10 games: Boar's 7-3  Las Vegas 6-4
    • Minnie & Paul League - Oliva Division: Conspiracy Theories (Adam Wilson) at Kansas City Monarchs (Don Kruse) - Result: Conspiracy 6  Kansas City 2 - Box
      • Conspiracy is the defending league champion; Kansas City won the league in 2014 and has 2 additional division titles
      • They split their season series 9-9
      • They split 3-3 in their head to head games during the final three weeks
      • Record for last 10 games: Kansas City 7-3  Conspiracy 5-5
    • Perfect World League - David Wells Division: Millard Quackers (Mike Cerny) at Lasoda's Legends (Tom McGraw) - Result: Millard 6  Lasoda's 5 - Box (Extra Innings)
      • Millard won the division and conference in 2014; Lasoda's won the division/conference in 2010
      • Lasoda's won the season series 10-8
      • They split 3-3 in their head to head games during the final three weeks
      • Record for the last 10 games: Millard 5-5  Lasoda's 2-8
    • South Siders League - Fox Division: Delphi Titans (David Henning) at Wimpy's Hawks (Dave Matter)
      • Wimpy's won the season series 11-7 - Result: Delphi 5  Wimpy's 4 - Box (Extra Innings)
      • They split 3-3 in their head to head games during the final three weeks
      • Record for the last 10 games: Wimpy's 8-2, including a current 8-game winning streak   Delphi 6-4

10/2/16

  • 19 Division Champions from the October 1 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • American Association - Philadelphia Athletics Division: Iowa Caucuses (owner Tom Kohl) - Second straight division title
    • B Movie Actor League
      • Bubba Ho-tep Division: The Thing From the Glove Compartment (owner Andrew Lehman - 3rd win in 2016) - Inaugural season
      • Brisco County Jr. Division: San Francisco Dharmanauts (owner John Hula - 2nd win in 2016) - Inaugural season
    • Fenway Fenatics - Doerr Division: St. Louis Redbirds (owner Michael Quinn - 16th win in 2016) - Repeat division winner, 3rd overall
    • Golden Throat League - Bob Prince Division: Azilum Antionettes (owner Jay Snyder - 7th win in 2016) - Franchise gets first division win in league's 11th season
    • Minnie & Paul League - Viola Division: Riverdale Robot Refugees (owner David Henning - 18th win in 2016) - Repeat title
    • North Siders League - Sandberg Division: Waypoint Spartans (owner David Henning - 19th win in 2016) - Defending league champion
    • Phightin' Phils League
      • Alexander Division: NYC2ATL Blackbirds (owner Ricardo Alexander - 6th win in 2016) - First division title in league's 6th season after 4 straight 2nd-place finishes
      • Klein Division: Backwoods Sasquatch (owner Kevin Connors - 2nd win in 2016) - League champ in 2013; 6th consecutive time up top - only team to ever win this division
    • Redbirds League - Slaughter Division: Middle Age Krusaders (owner Don Kruse - 4th win in 2016) - Repeat division winner, 3rd overall - league champ in 2010
    • Scooby Doo League
      • Fred Division: Georgia Swamp Monsters (owner Willis Lee) - 4th place in 2015 during league's first season
      • Daphne Division: Cincinnati All Stars (owner Michael Horvitz - 5th win in 2016) - Also 4th place in 2015 during league's first season
    • Silver Screen League - Bad News Bears Division: Winterfell Direwolves (owner Sherman Wan - 13th win in 2016) - Defending league champion
    • South Siders League - Walsh Division: Bathtub Silly Surfers (owner Jamison Reese - 4th win in 2016) - Inaugural Season
    • Superman League
      • George Reeves Division: Minnesota Gophers (owner Jerry Stevens) - 13 GB in 2015; 2nd division win
      • Dean Cain Division: Hometown Pizza Boys (owner Tom McGraw - 2nd win in 2016) - Also won in 2014
    • That's the Fact Jack League - Caddyshack Division: Spackler Gopher Patrol (owner Jay Snyder - 8th win in 2016) - Inaugural Season
    • Three of a Kind League - Speaker Division: Hudson River 3-Eyed Fish (owner Tom Twomey - 24th win in 2016) - First trip to playoffs since 2013; 6th division win; League champ in 2008

10/1/16

  • Week 25 Complete (almost) - Games 149-150 posted - See Results
    • We're not quite done - there are 7 divisions with ties that need a Game 151 to decide things
    • Around BWB

9/30/16

9/29/16

  • 20 Division Champions from the September 29 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • American Association - Cincinnati Red Stockings Division: Buckeye Bombers (owner David Henning - 16th win in 2016) - Defending league champion
    • B Movie Actor League - Burn Notice Division: Rough Riders (owner Roland Dupont - 4th win in 2016) - Inaugural season
    • Batman League
      • Kilmer Division: Matterhorn Marauders (owner Dave Matter) - First division title - best finish had been 2nd in 2015 and 2013
      • Bale Division: Kersh & Trouty Go to White Castle (owner Sherman Wan - 11th win in 2016) - Defending league champion - 4th division title
    • Beatleball - Harrison Division:  Margaritaville Parrotheads (owner Tom Twomey - 18th win in 2016) - Defending league champ (and won in 2010) - 5th straight division title; 6th overall
    • Commissioners League
      • Chandler Division: Dharma Initiative (owner Andy Marquis) - First division win in 8th season; hadn't finished as high as 2nd since 2011
      • Giamatti Division: South Park Butters (owner Tom Twomey - 19th win in 2016) - 7th division title - won the league in 2013
    • Deuces Wild League - Musial Division: Sarpy County Omahogs (owner Mike Cerny - 2nd win in 2016) - First title - had finished 2nd only in 2014 and 2011
    • Experts League - Blogs Division: Yari's Autonomics (owner Yuri Belova - 2nd win in 2016) - 1st division win in the league's 8th season; best finish had been 2nd in 2011
    • Golden Throat League
      • Jack Buck Division: Cincinnati Orphans (owner Michael Horvitz - 4th win in 2016) - Repeat division winner
      • Haray Carey Division: Newport News Aliens & Predators (owner Tom Twomey - 20th win in 2016) - 2-time defending league champion - looking for 5th overall; 5th straight division win (8th total)
    • Hall of Fame League - Coooperstown Division: Chicxulub Revolution (owner Sherman Wan - 12th win in 2016) - 9th division title in 16 seasons; League champion in 2008 and 2009
    • K Street League - Perry Division: Hawaii Islanders (owner Mark Currie) - First time in playoffs since 2011 - 4th overall division win
    • Moneyball League - Scott Hatteberg Division: Jenks Jerks (owner Tom Twomey - 21st win in 2016) - 2nd time at the top of division - last time in 2013 won the league too
    • Motor City League
      • Greenberg Division: Mt. Pleasant Bomb Squad (owner Jason Kiernan - 7th win in 2016) - 3rd straight division title
      • Gehringer Division: Troy Jaguars (owner David Henning - 17th win in 2016) - Defending league champ
    • Perfect World League - Kenny Rogers Division: Ehimi Ichiban (owner Tom Twomey - 22nd win in 2016) - Repeat division winner; 6th overall; League champ in 2012
    • Scooby Doo League - Shaggy Division: Del Mar Scrappy Crew (owner Ken DeGroot - 4th win in 2016) - Rebounds from 96 losses in 2015
    • Silver Screen League - Major League Division: Avalon Dryads (owner John Stroba - 2nd win in 2016) - First title; best finish so far had been 3rd in 2014
    • Steel City League - Kiner Division: Hiroshima Peace Frogs (owner Tom Twomey - 23rd win in 2016) - 2nd division crown; League champion in 2014

9/27/16

  • Jose Fernandez has been removed from all rosters.
  • Week 26 lineups - 1st playoff week - deadline extended to Wednesday night, October 5 at midnight Eastern
  • 26 Division Champions from the September 26 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Anchorman League - Chancellor Division: Smelly Pirate Hookers (owner Phillip Dang - 3rd win in 2016) - Finished 4th in both of the league's previous 2 seasons; 22 GB last year
    • Beer League - Water Division: Goose Island 312 Chicago Microbrew (owner Jason Kiernan - 5th win in 2016) - New owner gets team's first division win since 2007 when it won the league
    • Blue and Gray League - Jackson Division: Charleston Cannon Fodder (owner Jerry King - 3rd win in 2016) - 2-time defending league champ; only team to win this division in league's 8 seasons
    • Cleveland Rocks - Harder Division: Toledo Torpedoes (owner Tom Twomey - 16th win in 2016) - 4th division win - only team to win the division in this league
    • Experts League - Airwaves Division: Crumpton Roches (owner Jesse Roche - 5th win in 2016) - Defending league champion; 6th straight division title, 7th overall
    • Firemen League - Wagner Division: Blazing Fastball (owner Michael Lehman - 2nd win in 2016) - First division win in the league's 5th season; best finish had been 2nd in 2013
    • Four Star League - Eisenhower Division: Philadelphia Stars (owner Michael Quinn - 13th win in 2016) - Repeat division winner
    • Hall of Fame League - Cobb Division: California Bears (owner Michael Quinn - 14th win in 2016) - Repeat winner, 5th division title overall; League champ in 2004
    • The Kings of Queens League - Koosman Division: Kansas Bucks (owner Greg Flees - 2nd win in 2016) - 5th division title - looking for first league championship
    • Longball League - Robinson Division: Trinidad Island Vikings (owner Leif Jonson - 6th win in 2016) - 7th straight division title - 9 overall; Won league 3 times (2012-2014)
    • Motor City League - Horton Division: Walking Dead Heads (owner Alonda Clifton) - Repeat win - also won the conference in 2015
    • North Siders League - Jenkins Division: Amsterdam Rhinos (owner Doug Schnack - 3rd win in 2016) - Defending league champion
    • Phightin' Phils League - Ashburn Division: Wheeler's Crooked #s (owner Brian Haines) - League's 6th season - first division win
    • Reality Bites - Amazing Race Division: Interlaken Cheese Transport (owner Sherman Wan - 9th win in 2016) - 5th win in the last 6 seasons; League champ in 2014
    • Royal Flush League
      • Otis Division: Quirk of Fate (owner Sherman Wan - 10th win in 2016) - 2nd place last year in league's first season
      • Quisenberry Division: Hervey Bay Hornets (owner Matt Strawbridge - 3rd win in 2016) - 3rd place last year in league's first season
    • Shadowball League - Pittsburgh Crawfords Division: Jersey City Dirty Bombs (owner Tom Twomey - 17th win in 2016) - 7th division title; Conference champ in 2013
    • Steel City League - Wagner Division: Pittsburgh Pierogies (owner James Harris - 2nd win in 2016) - Team finished 2nd in the league's previous 2 seasons
    • Superman League - Christopher Reeve Division: San Fernando Valley Bears (owner Phillip Dang - 4th win in 2016) - Defending league champion
    • That's the Fact Jack League
      • The Life Aquatic Division: Proton Gunslingers (owner David Henning - 15th win in 2016) - Inaugural Season
      • Lost in Translation Division:  Reese's Pieces Rides Again (owner Jamison Reese - 3rd win in 2016) - Inaugural Season
    • Three of a Kind League - Connor Division: Damien Boys of Summer (owner Michael Quinn - 15th win in 2016) - 4th division win; League champion in 2009
    • Triple Crown League
      • Robinson Division: Kylertown Shoeless Joes (owner Aaron Tiracorda) - 4th title; won the league in 2013
      • Klein Division: Underwater Flying Submarines (owner Jason Kiernan - 6th win in 2016) - 3rd division title
    • Winners Circle League
      • Alexander Division: Vandelay Architects (owner Don Kruse - 3rd win in 2016) - Lost 91 games in 2015; 2nd division title
      • Mathewson Division: Los Angeles Baconators (owner Jerry King - 4th win in 2016) - First division win - best finish had been 3rd in 2015 and 2011

9/25/16

  • With the unfortunate death of Jose Fernandez, by rule he will also be removed immediately from BWB rosters.  This will be effective Week 26, the first week of playoff games.  Within the next day or two, he will no longer appear on those rosters.
  • 15 Division Champions from the September 23 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Anchorman League - Rather Division: Swayze's Cardinals (owner Michael Quinn - 11th win in 2016) - Only team to win the league championship in the league's two previous seasons
    • Chevy Chase League - Ty Webb Division: Horseshoe High Rollers (owner Tom McGraw) - First division title in league's 10th season; best finish previously was 2nd in 2007
    • Cleveland Rocks - Boudreau Division: Paradise Theatre Styx (owner Phillip Dang - 2nd win in 2016) - Repeat winner
    • Commissioners League - Ueberroth Division: Kenesaw Mountaineers (owner Sherman Wan - 8th win in 2016) - 5th title including last year
    • Deuces Wild League - Biggio Division: Sugarland Cards (owner Michael Quinn - 12th win in 2016) - 3rd straight title; 4th overall
    • Experts League - Web Division: Irish Alcohooligans (owner Jerry King - 2nd win in 2016) - 2nd playoff appearance - also won division in 2014
    • Federal League - St. Louis Terriers Division: Atlanta Kool Runnings (owner Ricardo Alexander - 5th win in 2016) - 3rd straight division title; won league championship in 2014
    • Geek Pride League - Dorsey Division: Swingset Erectors (owners Jeff Zick and Kevin Connors; each has a 2016 win individually) - 3rd division crown in the league's 3rd season
    • Hall of Fame League - Ruth Division: Seattle Survivors (owner Leif Jonson - 5th win in 2016) - 4th division title, first since winning the league in 2014
    • K Street League
      • Blyleven Division: Darwin Destroyers (owner Matt Strawbridge - 2nd win in 2016) - Repeat division winner
      • Seaver Division: New Jersey Roid Ragers (owner Tom Twomey - 14th win in 2016) - 5th time in 1st place - first since 2012; League champ in 2012
      • Sutton Division: Aksarben Bugeaters (owner Don Kruse - 2nd win in 2016) - Repeat winner - 7th overall; Also won conference those previous 6 seasons, but still looking for first league title
    • Moneyball League - Ron Washington Division: Crestone Current (owner Kevin Connors) - 3rd consecutive division win - looking for first trip to finals
    • Pacific Northwest League - Beavers Division: Torrance Longshots (owner Ken Degroot - 3rd win in 2016) - 1st division title after 3 straight 2nd-place finishes
    • Winners Circle League - Spahn Division: Uruguay Urusai (owner Tom Twomey - 15th win in 2016) - Back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013; 3rd title

 

9/22/16

  • 25 Division Champions from the September 20 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Beer League - Malt Division: Sam Adams Love Schnack (owner Doug Schnack - 2nd win in 2016) - Defending league champ; 5th division title
    • Blame Canada League
      • Kyle Division: Camptown Racers (owner Jay Snyder - 6th win in 2016) - Defending league champ; 3rd division win
      • Kenny Division: Atchafalaya SwampDawgZ (owner James Harris) - First division win in the league's 6th season; Best finish had been 2nd in 2011-12
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League - Drysdale Division: Oklahoma Gushers (owner Tom Twomey - 10th win in 2016) - Defending league champion; 3rd division win
    • Blue and Gray League - Lee Division: Atlantis Mighty Mythtakes (owner David Henning - 11th win in 2016) - Repeat winner - 3rd overall; League champion in 2011
    • Chevy Chase League
      • Clark W. Griswold, Jr. Division: Bath County Black Sheep (owner Tom Twomey - 11th win in 2016) - This owner's 6th straight division win - 7th straight for the franchise; League champ in 2012
      • Fletch F. Fletch Division: Kamchatka Guardians (owner David Henning - 12th win in 2016) - 3rd title - first since 2013; 14 GB in 2015
    • Cleveland Rocks - Doby Division: Cuyahoga Cardinals (owner Michael Quinn - 9th win in 2016) - Repeat winner
    • Federal League - Baltimore Terrapins Division: Rough Ned's Odor-Eaters (owner Sherman Wan - 5th win in 2016) - 3rd division win, first since consecutive league championships in 2012-13
    • Fenway Fenatics - Boggs Division: Plymouth Panthers (owner Mark Aisenbrey) - Repeat division winner; 3rd overall; Made finals in 2015 & 2012
    • Firemen League - Smith Division: Mammoth Grizzlies (owner Michael Quinn - 10th win in 2016) - 10 games out last season - 3rd division win
    • Five Boroughs League - Brooklyn Division: Brooklyn Bridge Grand Slams (owner Danny Zaccaro - 5th win in 2016) - Inaugural Season
    • Four Star League
      • Bradley Division: NYC2ATL Jr Blackbirds (owner Ricardo Alexander - 3rd win in 2016) - 2-time defending league champ plus another in 2012; 5th consecutive division title
      • Patton Division: Miami County Mercenaries (owner David Henning - 13th win in 2016) - Repeat division win, 4th overall; League champ in 2011
    • Geek Pride League - Tomlinson Division: Loco Motion (owner David Henning - 14th win in 2016) - Sub-.500 in 2015 - returns for 3rd division title
    • The Kings of Queens League - McGraw Division: Woodside Dingos (owner Tom Twomey - 12th win in 2016) - Defending league champion and won in 2011 too; 7 division wins in the league's 7 seasons
    • Longball League - Mays Division: Mudville Nine (owner Rob Behymer) - Repeat division win and 6th overall; Looking for 1st league championship
    • North Siders League - Sutter Division: Mackay Moonshiners (owner Matt Strawbridge) - 21 GB in 2015; Team finished 3rd in each of the league's first 2 seasons
    • Pacific Northwest League - Huskies Division: Snoqualmie Owls (owner Sherman Wan - 6th win in 2016) - Also won division in 2014
    • Perfect World League
      • David Cone Division: Bates Motel Cabana Boys (owner Andrew Lehman - 2nd win in 2016) - Repeat division winner
      • Randy Johnson Division: Malta Falcons (owner Sherman Wan - 7th win in 2016) - Defending league champ; 4th straight division win
    • Reality Bites - Fear Factor Division: Nashville Sounders (owner Jamison Reese - 2nd win in 2016) - 5th win in the last 6 seasons; League champ in 2014
    • Redbirds League - Brock Division: Manalapan Monchichis (owner Tom Twomey - 13th win in 2016) - Returns to playoffs after sub-.500 in 2015, 6th title; League champion in 2014
    • Shadowball League - Memphis Red Sox Division: Kingston Bob Marleys (owner Ricardo Alexander - 4th win in 2016) - 4th trip to the playoffs - League champ in 2013; 85 losses last year
    • That's the Fact Jack League - Stripes Division: Cincinnati Marching Cards (owner Michael Horvitz - 3rd win in 2016) - Inaugural Season

 

9/19/16

  • 23 Division Champions from the September 18 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • American Association - Pittsburgh Alleghenys Division: Tulsa Twominators (owner Tom Twomey - 6th win in 2016) - Finished 3rd in last year's first season of the league
    • Anchorman League - Jennings Division: Brick Barometers (owner Tom Twomey - 7th win in 2016) - Only team to win the league championship in the league's two previous seasons
    • Batman League - Keaton Division: Infinity Island Shadows (owner Robert Elias - 4th win in 2016) - 4th consecutive division win - League champ in 2014 and 2013
    • Beer League - Hops Division: Kingfisher Ale Slammers (owner Tom Twomey - 8th win in 2016) - 7th straight division title - 9 overall; Won league 3 times
    • Blue and Gray League - Grant Division: Bradford Bluecoats (owner Jay Snyder - 5th win in 2016) - Missed by 1 game last year - after 2 straight 2nd-place finishes gets first division win
    • Federal League - Buffalo Buffeds Division: Buffalo Wings over America (owner Michael Lehman) - 5th straight divison title - only advanced to finals in 2013
    • Geek Pride League - Zuckerberg Division: Loco Motion (owner Michael Quinn - 4th win in 2016) - 3rd straight trip to the playoffs - won the league in 2014
    • Grand Slam League - Ventura Division: Stillwater Sluggers (owner Michael Quinn - 5th win in 2016) - Inaugural Season
    • The Kings of Queens League
      • Harrelson Division: Ralston Steelers (owner Mike Cerny) - First trip to playoffs since 2010 when they won the league title
      • Hernandez Division:  Little Neck Cards (owner Michael Quinn - 6th win in 2016) - Repeat champion, 4th overall - won the league in 2013
    • Longball League
      • McGuire Division: Tijuana Trojans (owner Doug Schnack) - Franchise wins first division crown in league's 12th season
      • Killebrew Division:  San Marcos Speed Sloths (owner Tom Twomey - 9th win in 2016) - Defending league champ - 6th division win
    • Murderers' Row
      • Big Poison Division: Palookaville Pugs (owner Sherman Wan - 4th win in 2016) - 7th division title in the league's 7 seasons: League champ in 2010 and 2012
      • Big Donkey Division: France 2016 UEFA Euros 2016 (owner Leif Jonson - 4th win in 2016) - Also won division in 2014
    • Pacific Northwest League - Ducks Division: Seattle Space Cadets (owner David Henning - 9th win in 2016) - After 2 straight 2nd-place finishes gets 1st division win
    • Phightin' Phils League - Roberts Division: Towson Gray Storm (owner Kenn Fritts) - First title; best finish had been 2nd in 2015 and 2012
    • Reality Bites
      • Bachelor Division: Memphis Bighitters (owner Michael Quinn - 7th win in 2016) - 6th straight title; 8th overall; League champ in 2011
      • American Idol Division:  Kingston Jamaicans (owner Ricardo Alexander - 2nd win in 2016) - Defending league champ; 3 straight division wins (7th overall)
    • Redbirds League - Dean Division: Orion's Solar Kings (owner David Henning - 10th win in 2016) - Repeat title - 5th overall
    • Scooby Doo League - Velma Division: Harlem Ghostbusters (owner John Hula) - Missed playoffs by 1 game last year
    • Superman League - Brandon Routh Division: Metropolis Ites (owner Jason Kiernan - 4th win in 2016) - 1st division win in league's 5th season; previous best was 2nd in 2013
    • They Might Be Giants League - Marichal Division: Imperial Point Mio's (owner Anthony Citarella) - Finished 2nd last year and follows up with first division title
    • Triple Crown League - Yastrzemski Division: Hornsby Cards (owner Michael Quinn - 8th win in 2016) - Previously won division in 2013

9/17/16

  • 19 Division Champions from the September 15 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Anchorman League - Reasoner Division: Chicago Mashers (owner Jason Kiernan - 2nd win in 2016) - 1st title; turnaround from 4th place and 91 losses in 2015
    • B Movie Actor League - My Name is Bruce Division: Vatican City Van Dammes (owner Tom Twomey - 3rd win in 2016) - Inaugural season
    • Blame Canada League - Eric Division: North Stars (owner Roland Dupont - 2nd win in 2016) - Missed by 1 game in 2015; 3rd title; League champ in 2011
    • Bronx Bombers League
      • Gehrig Division: Standing Stone Subtle Tsunami (owner Jay Snyder - 4th win in 2016) - Won the division and conference last year
      • Rizzuto Division:  Reese's Pieces (owner Jamison Reese) - 4th place last year - Returns to the playoffs after a 2-year absence
    • Chevy Chase League - Emmit Fitz-Hume Division: Quahog Drunken Clams (owner Don Kruse) - Lost in tiebreaker last year - 4th division win
    • Fenway Fenatics - Cronin Division: Utopia Unibrows (owner Tom Twomey - 4th win in 2016) - 5th division win in 6 seasons - League champ in 2012 and 2014
    • Five Boroughs League - Staten Island Division: Midtown Millionaires (owner David Henning - 6th win in 2016) - Inaugural Season
    • Grand Slam League
      • Ramirez Division: Devil's Den Sharpshooters (owner Robert Elias - 3rd win in 2016) - Inaugural Season
      • Murray Division:  Grannies Salamies and Taters (owner Jason Kiernan - 3rd win in 2016) - Inaugural Season
    • Minnie & Paul League - Carew Division: Fabulous Fakers (owner Roland Dupont - 3rd win in 2016) - First division title - closest finish had been 6 GB in both 2015 and 2014
    • Moneyball League - David Justice Division: TINSTAAPP Leifs (owner Leif Jonson - 4th win in 2016) - Trying for 3rd straight league championship
    • Murderers' Row - Big Puma Division: Guttenberg Gandolfinis (owner Tom Twomey - 5th win in 2016) - 7th division title in the league's 7 seasons: League champ in 2010 and 2012
    • North Siders League - Williams Division: Hunter's Bunters (owner Jeff Zick) - Finished 3rd in both of the league's first 2 seasons
    • Shadowball League - Chicago American Giants Division: Las Vegas Billionaires (owner Jim Sowerby) - 2-time defending league champion (4 overall); 8th division crown
    • Silver Screen League - Angels in the Outfield Division: Oscar's Cast of Legends (owner David Henning - 7th win in 2016) - 3rd division win in the league's 3rd season; 2014 league champ
    • Steel City League - Traynor Division: Hershey Special O.P.S. (owner David Henning - 8th win in 2016) - Only team to win this division in the league's 3 seasons
    • They Might Be Giants League - Terry Division: Des Moines Hawkeyes (owner Tom Kohl) - 2nd division win - last was in 2012
    • Three of a Kind League - Wagner Division: Havana Lounge Lizards (owner Jerry King) - 3rd straight title, 6th overall; League champ in 2011

9/14/16

  • 10 Division Champions from the September 13 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Beatleball - Starr Division:  Underground Cardinals (owner Michael Quinn - 2nd win in 2016) - Repeat winner - 5th overall; League champ in 2013
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League
      • Reese Division: Napa Valley REDS (owner Ken DeGroot - 2nd win in 2016) - 2nd time in 1st place - last time was 2009
      • Sutton Division: South Hills California Elite (owner Michael Quinn - 3rd win in 2016) - First trip to playoffs since 2013; 4th division win
    • Blue and Gray League - Sherman Division: Ft. Snelling Pioneers (owner Andrew Lehman) - League champion in 2012; 3rd division title
    • Bronx Bombers League - DiMaggio Division: Cincinnati Red Stockings 1 (owner Michael Horvitz - 2nd win in 2016) - League champion in 2014
    • Deuces Wild League - Cobb Division: Wet Hens (owner Roland Dupont) - 3rd title - won the league championship the other 2 times in 2013-14
    • Fenway Fenatics - Fisk Division: South City White Rats (owner Justin Juengel) - 1st division title - 4th place in 2015
    • Four Star League - MacArthur Division: Men Injecting Men 2 Still Roided Up (owner Christian Ingram) - 3rd win - first since 2013 when league champion
    • Geek Pride League - Berners-Lee Division: Dyad Institute Ledas (owner Sherman Wan - 3rd win in 2016) - Defending league champ
    • Royal Flush League - Patek Division: Bedrock Sonic Clubs (owner David Henning - 5th win in 2016) - Defending league champion

9/12/16

  • 15 Division Champions from the September 11 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • American Association - Louisville Colonels Division: Throwback All-Stars (owner Jason Kiernan) - Finished 3rd in league's first season in 2015
    • Beatleball
      • Lennon Division: Rome Gladiators (owner Danny Zaccaro - 2nd win in 2016) - Repeat winner - league champ in 2012
      • McCartney Division:  London Groove Armada (owner Sherman Wan) - 6th straight division title; 10th overall - 3 league championships
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League - Campanella Division: Wisconsin Dawgs (owner Greg Flees) - First trip to playoffs since 2013; 4th division win
    • Deuces Wild League - Brett Division: November Nine (owner Danny Zaccaro - 3rd win in 2016) - 4th division win; previous 3 were by only 1 game
    • Federal League - Brooklyn Tip-Tops Division: Sheshequin Shenanigans (owner Jay Snyder - 3rd win in 2016) - 3rd overall title
    • Firemen League - Franco Division: Smoke on the Water (owner Sherman Wan - 2nd win in 2016) - 3-time defending league champion
    • Five Boroughs League - Bronx Division: Riverdale Hipsters (owner Phillip Dang) - Inaugural Season
    • Minnie & Paul League - Blyleven Division: Tonga Tarantula Hawks (owner Tom Twomey - 2nd win in 2016) - 6th divison win in league's 6th season - looking for first trip to finals since 2011
    • Moneyball League - Art Howe Division: Crumpton Roches (owner Jesse Roche - 4th win in 2016) - Trying for 3rd straight league championship
    • Pacific Northwest League - Cougars Division: North By Northwest Crop Dusters (owner Danny Zaccaro - 4th win in 2016) - Only team so far to win league championship in the league's 3 seasons
    • Redbirds League - Smith Division: Brazil 2014 Canarinho (owner Leif Jonson) - Repeat title - 5th overall
    • Royal Flush League - Splittorff Division: Miami Mermaids (owner John Stroba) - 3rd place last year in the league's first season
    • Shadowball League - Birmingham Black Barons Division: Bedrock Water Buffaloes (owner Leif Jonson - 2nd win in 2016) - 2-time defending division and conference champion
    • South Siders League - Faber Division: El Dorado Conquistadores (owner Robert Elias - 2nd win in 2016) - Inaugural Season

9/11/16

9/10/16

  • Three weeks left in the regular season - 18 games - all within your division as you play each team for two more series
  • A reminder of what's coming up of importance in the BWB calendar - See the season schedule for details.
    • Week 24 - THIS WEEK! - deadline Wednesday 9/14 - final week to sign free agents for the 2016 season/post-season
    • Weeks 25 & 26 - Transactions allowed - but only cuts and IR moves
    • Week 26 - first week of playoff lineups set - deadline tentatively set for Saturday, October 10

9/9/16

  • 5 Division Champions from the September 8 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Grand Slam League - McCovey Division: Washington Lobbyists (owner Yuri Belova) - Inaugural Season
    • South Siders League - Minoso Division: Sonoma County Longshots (owner Ken DeGroot) - Inaugural Season
    • Steel City League - Mazeroski Division: Greenbelt Terrapins (owner Robert Elias) - 3rd straight division title
    • They Might Be Giants League - Hubbell Division: Herrickville Haberdashers (owner Jay Snyder - 2nd win in 2016) - Repeat divison winner, 3rd overall; League champ in 2012
    • Triple Crown League - Medwick Division: World War Z (owner Danny Zaccaro) - 1st division win; best finish had been 2nd in 2015 and 2009

9/8/16

  • 8 Division Champions from the September 7 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Bronx Bombers League - Ford Division: Chicago Haymarket Bombers (owner Michael Quinn) - Defending league champ; 4th division title
    • Commissioners League - Frick Division: Midwest Reclamation Project (owner David Henning - 4th win in 2016) - Repeat division winner - won the conference also in 2015
    • Five Boroughs League - Queens Division: NYC2ATL Queens Yankees (owner Ricardo Alexander) - Inaugural Season
    • Motor City League - Newhouser Division: Windsor Wolverines (owner Tom Twomey) - Returns to the playoffs after league titles in 2013 and 2014
    • Murderers' Row - Big Ed Division: Crumpton Roches (owner Jesse Roche - 2nd win in 2016) - 5th division win in 7 seasons; 3-time league champ including 2015
    • Silver Screen League - Bang the Drum Slowly Division: Cincinnati Marvins Songs (owner Michael Horvitz) - First division title - close last year at 4 GB
    • Three of a Kind League - Beckley Division: Wyalusing Whiffers (owner Jay Snyder) - Franchise's 5th division crown - League champ in 2012
    • Winners Circle League - Galvin Division: Crumpton Roches (owner Jesse Roche - 3rd win in 2016) - Only team to win this divison in league's five seasons; Won league title 2012-2014

9/5/16

  • One Division Champion from the September 4 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Beer League - Yeast Division: The Natty Lights (owner Jesse Roche) - 7th straight division title - 9 overall; Won league 3 times
  • A reminder of what's coming up of importance in the BWB calendar - See the season schedule for details.
    • Week 23 - deadline Wednesday 9/7 - "roster expansion" - taxi squad and minor league players can fill in as an extended bench for the final three weeks of the season
    • Week 24 - deadline Wednesday 9/14 - final week to sign free agents for the 2016 season/post-season

9/3/16

  • One Division Champion from the September 1 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Golden Throat League - Ernie Harwell Division: Erebor Dragons (owner David Henning - 3rd win in 2016) - 2nd straight division title and 5th overall; League champ in 2011

8/30/16

8/27/16

  • With Game 120 posted, the regular season is 4/5 compete

8/23/16

  • I almost missed this since it was so early - Our first Division Champion:
    • Cleveland Rocks - Averill Division: Lake Erie Storm (owner David Henning) - 2-time defending league champion

8/19/16

  • Every 5 weeks we shift the deadlines to better match the MLB schedule (we play 6-game weeks, while MLB teams often have 7-game weeks).  So for Weeks 21-25, our deadlines for lineups and transactions are now on WEDNESDAY.

8/17/16

  • TRADE DEADLINE!! - Thursday night is the last chance to make trades this season.  Deadline is extended to midnight Eastern time.

8/6/16

  • With Game 100 we've hit the 2/3 mark of the Regular Season

7/23/16

  • The next transaction/lineup deadline is extended through Friday morning at 7 AM to allow you more time with contracts.
  • Contract extensions for 2017 and beyond are due Friday 7/29 by 7 AM EDT.  See the extension page for information including rules or tips, or just go straight to the contract submission form.

7/22/16

  • All teams have been given their July cash distribution of 1 million Benchwarmer Bucks.

7/18/16

  • We're done for now with games in your division - the next 8 weeks of games are outside the division before we return to divisional matchups for the final 3 weeks of the season.

7/16/16

  • There are no more salary rebates for player releases during the 2016 season
  • Every 5 weeks we shift the deadlines to better match the MLB schedule (we play 6-game weeks, while MLB teams often have 7-game weeks).  So for Weeks 16-20, our deadlines for lineups and transactions are now on THURSDAY.

7/9/16

  • I received a large volume of corrected box scores today (almost 900 files I had to process rather than the expected 41 files from the last 3 days), so I am running behind...
    • Expect Week 14 transaction results on Sunday morning or afternoon.
    • And then the first set of Week 14 game results by Sunday night - Monday night.

7/4/16

  • We've hit the halfway point of the regular season as Game 75 is posted

6/28/16

  • Now that we're past one major season milestone (1st round draft picks added), what's coming up that you should be tracking? - See the season schedule for details.
    • Week 15 - deadline Friday 7/15 - last chance to cut a player this season and get a prorated salary rebate; all cuts after that week are done with no cash back to you
    • Week 16 - deadline Thursday 7/21 - your chance to rearrange your starting rotation without concern for number of days of rest between Weeks 15 & 16 - our "All Star Break"
    • Week 17 - deadline Thursday 7/28 - final week to sign player contract extensions for 2017
    • Week 20 - deadline Thursday 8/18 - trade deadline

6/27/16

  • Need to make up some ground?  The next 3 weeks - 18 games - are all within your division.

6/20/16

  • First round draft picks of 2016 are now in the player list.  You can sign them this week.
    • Slight risk in signing draft picks - if the player does not sign by the MLB deadline (mid-July?), the player is immediately removed from your roster and from BWB.
    • How to find the picks?  On the player selection screen, use the "Other" filter and you'll find an option for "First Round (2016)"

6/12/16

  • Every 5 weeks we shift the deadlines to better match the MLB schedule (we play 6-game weeks, while MLB teams often have 7-game weeks).  So for Weeks 11-15, our deadlines for lineups and transactions are now on FRIDAY.
  • Early warning - the Week 13 transaction/lineup deadline will probably be moved ahead 1 day from Friday, July 1 to Thursday, June 30 as I'll be traveling over that weekend and can't rely that I'll have web access or time to work on processing.

6/10/16

  • When will you see the first round draft picks hit the BWB player list?
    • First round picks will debut in BWB after the Week 11 transactions post
    • So the first week to sign them will be Week 12 - with a Friday, June 24 deadline.  That gives you a couple weeks to figure out who you like.
  • Dan Foley's latest BWB post on From April Till Fall looks at three of his underperforming teams - and realizes they are one-dimensional.

6/6/16

  • We hit the 1/3 point of the regular season with Game 50 posted

5/23/16

5/9/16

  • Every 5 weeks we shift the deadlines to better match the MLB schedule (we play 6-game weeks, while MLB teams often have 7-game weeks).  So for Weeks 6-10, our deadlines for lineups and transactions are now on SATURDAY.

5/5/16

  • We're 3 weeks into the season - time to look at the highs and lows among all the leagues in Around BWB
  • The first 3 weeks of games were all within your division. Now, for the next 8 weeks, you'll play teams outside your division.

4/30/16

  • A Blast from the Past - Benchwarmer Bloggers
    • A few years ago, we had a couple of owners serve as "official" BWB bloggers, and it lasted a couple of seasons.  Well the idea is back.
    • Dan Foley, Jr. has a blog reliving the 2011 baseball season (a Cardinals fan, he's checking into a season when both the big team and their Quad Cities minor league team won championships).  Check it out at From April Till Fall
    • Dan's going to include some posts about BWB - you should check out the first post - an overview of the game and how Dan came to it.
    • If you have a similar interest, whether that's promoting the game, recapping your seasons, providing strategy hints, or something else you'd like to share - contact me and we can set something up.
  • Hey - have you paid your 2016 bill yet?  See your payment statusUnpaid teams will be locked out of transactions beginning next week.

4/22/16

  • Transaction order from here on out is based upon the current standings, it generally will be updated a day or two after a week completes - and the Week 3 picking order is now correct and current.

4/14/16

  • Week 1 Begins - OPENING DAY!- Game 1 posted - See Results

4/12/16

  • The Five Game Gap - if you're new to BWB or just need a reminder, check out the explanation of how MLB games map to BWB games
  • So we need to wait until all teams play MLB game #6 to get to BWB game #1.  If the weather holds, Cleveland plays their game #5 on Tuesday and game #6 on Wednesday - so the earliest we'll get a score for Game 1 will be Thursday night.
  • Deadlines - see the rules page and the season schedule:
    • We shift the deadline day throughout the season to keep the BWB 6-game weeks better aligned with the MLB 7-game weeks.
    • The deadline time is generally set to the time of the first MLB game of the day - however in 2016 we'll try out this approach which will be more consistent for you week-to-week:
      • Deadlines on Saturdays or Sundays will always be at 1 PM Eastern
      • Deadlines on weekdays will always be 7 PM Eastern.
    • For those in the Pacific time zone looking for later deadlines, if I were to set a midnight Pacific deadline time, it would be on the previous day (so our upcoming Week 2 deadline would be Saturday night, not Sunday afternoon).  As is, this gives some additional time for news to break that may affect your decisions, plus in most weeks it allows me to process the transactions on the same day and open up the next week more quickly.

4/10/16

  • 2016 Schedule posted - you can see this in a number of ways:
    • Weekly schedule for your entire league - this is the link I'll post on the home page when we score games, it's also available on your league's home page and in the footer of every web page - the "Results" link.  This page will show the results and links to box scores.
    • Full season schedule for your league - a text representation of each 3-game series for this year.  It's also available as a link on the league home page and on the weekly schedule.  This page will not show game results.
    • Full season schedule for your team - A running record of all your games (or check out another team), including YTD record at each game, a link to the box score, and a look at upcoming pitching matchups (available once I get the Week 1 lineups from everyone).  This is available from a link at the top of the weekly schedule page.

3/31/16

  • 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.
    • 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.

3/30/16

  • Deadline Monday 4/4 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 10.
  • Transaction order is now reset for Week Zero - this same transaction order will be used for Weeks 1 & 2, then we start using win-loss record each week to set the order.

3/27/16

  • That's The Fact Jack League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part Four Complete
    • See the That's The Fact Jack Draft Index for updates
    • Rosters and team finances updated
    • All teams have legal rosters - Startup draft is now complete!  You'll enter into normal weekly transactions as soon as we process the current week of transactions (Sunday night or Monday)

3/25/16

  • We're getting close to the wire for the final touches on your rosters heading into the season.
    • Week -1 transactions are due Sunday night at 7 PM EDT
    • Week Zero transactions are due Monday April 4 (giving you a little extra time to deal with MLB final cuts and DL moves) - teams in returning leagues will lose any cash balance left over 5000 at that time (and then all teams get an extra 2000).  Starting last year there are exceptions to this rule:
      • Any orphan teams acquired by an owner for his/her initial season of BWB are not subject to the maximum cash balance
      • Any orphan teams acquired where the extra 4000 cash is credited on Week -2 or later does not have to quickly reduce (We're currently in Week -1, so pick up an orphan now and your cash is safe)
      • And - any teams currently in orphan status will not be subject to a cut

3/23/16

  • We're not going to draft any more new leagues for 2016.  If you have a leftover bonus team, we'll let you carry it over to use in 2017 if you'd like - or use it to pick up an orphan team for this season.

3/21/16

  • That's The Fact Jack League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part Three Complete

3/19/16

  • Welcome to Benchwarmer Baseball - It's a different form of fantasy baseball as we play individual head-to-head games simulated from daily MLB stats - this isn't a Rotisserie game.
    • This is fantasy baseball 365 days a year.  Teams are continuing preparations to get their teams ready for the regular season - first, they picked up to 28 players to keep on their rosters and now are going through the Redistribution Draft of available free agents - that's an annual draft held with advantages for teams who finished at the bottom last season.
    • Check out the Benchwarmer Baseball Tour for an introduction.
    • We're no longer drafting new leagues in 2016.  But, if you'd like to attempt to turn around a struggling team, these orphan teams are available...pick up an existing team and rebuild it, rather than start from scratch.
      • If you're a first-time owner, you play under the "rookie rate" of $35 for your first team (normal price, $65)
      • Orphan teams are also just $35 - about 1/2 the normal price.
      • If you're interested, your first step is to sign up here.  Then go ahead and pick out a new league or check out the orphan list again.
    • Are you already a BWB team owner and want to add teams?  Check first to see if you have an available bonus team from 2015 or else add new teams here.  Email us if you want an orphan team and we'll set you up.

3/15/16

  • Grand Slam League Draft Phase Two Draft, Part Four complete
    • See the Grand Slam League Draft Index for updates
    • Rosters and team finances updated
    • Startup draft is now complete!  You're now in the normal weekly transactions cycle

3/14/16

  • South Siders League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part Four Complete
    • See the South Siders Draft Index for updates
    • Rosters and team finances updated
    • All teams have legal rosters - Startup draft is now complete!  You'll enter into normal weekly transactions as soon as we process this week on Monday night

3/13/16

  • That's The Fact Jack League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part Two Complete

3/8/16

  • Grand Slam League Draft Phase Two Draft, Part Three complete

3/7/16

  • South Siders League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part Three Complete

3/6/16

  • Five Boroughs League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part Four Complete
    • See the Five Boroughs Index for updates
    • Rosters and team finances updated
    • All teams have legal rosters - Startup draft is now complete!  You'll enter into normal weekly transactions as soon as we process this week on Sunday night or Monday.

3/5/16

  • Reminder - there is a $5 per team discount in effect if you pay for the 2016 season by 7 PM on Sunday - check to see your payment status
  • That's The Fact Jack League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part One Complete

3/3/16

  • Grand Slam League Draft Phase Two Draft, Part Two complete

2/28/16

  • Five Boroughs League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part Three Complete
  • B Movie Actor League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part Three Complete
    • See the B Movie Actor Draft Index for updates
    • Rosters and team finances updated
    • All teams have legal rosters - Startup draft is now complete!  You'll enter into normal weekly transactions as soon as we process this week on Sunday night or Monday.

2/27/16

  • I was trying to push as many payments as possible into the 2016 tax year, so there had been mention that this year instead of an "early payment" discount, there would instead be a targeted discount for payments made in the first few days of January.  I'm finally catching up on modifying the payment info and taking care of this:
    • For single-team payments where the team fee is greater than $20 (not for Season Tickets, Cooperstown Club, or private leagues), there is now a $5 per team discount through next week's transaction deadline: Sunday night, March 6, 7 PM EST
    • Anyone who paid for single teams after January 1 has been refunded $5 per team
    • I should also be caught up now on all PayPal payments (I need to poke through the mail and tally up any checks, so some of those may still be pending).
    • See your payment status for 2016

2/26/16

  • South Siders League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part Two Complete

2/25/16

  • That's the Fact Jack League Draft. Phase One Draft complete
    • See the That's the Fact Jack League Draft Index for updates
    • Rosters and team finances updated and Phase Two is open
    • Deadline for the first submission of the Phase Two draft is Thursday night - Mar 3 at Midnight EST
  • A few additional rule changes for 2016 all in the area of team finances:
    • Starting immediately, the salary rebate for players cut in the preseason increases from 50% to 80% for the entire preseason and not just Week Zero
    • Corrected a mistake in the rules that stated a team would pay no less than 30% of a player's salary when acquiring him as a free agent.  This has always been a minimum of 40% (all signings after Week 15)
    • Whenever an orphan team goes unclaimed and is still in control of the BWB Office on July 1, that team will receive its extra 4 million in cash at that time.

2/24/16

  • Grand Slam League Draft Phase Two Draft, Part One complete

2/23/16

  • Redistribution Draft - Results posted for Rounds 3-5 for all leagues
    • Results from Round 2 also posted on the Transactions page.  Rosters and financial balances are updated
    • That's it for the draft - we're now on to our normal weekly transactions that include free agent signings, cuts, and trades (contract extensions available in March).
    • Weekly deadlines throughout Spring Training will be every Sunday evening at 7 PM EST

2/21/16

  • After this final pass through the Redistribution Draft, next week we'll open up with normal weekly transactions, which will include trades, free agent signings, and cuts

2/19/16

  • Redistribution Draft - modified lists for Rounds 3-5:  Deadline is Sunday night 2/21 at midnight EST.
    • Check all your picks/errors
    • You don't have to make changes - but it's an opportunity to readjust your list and add more players to get you more chances to fill your roster.
    • This is the final adjustment

2/16/16

  • Five Boroughs League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part Two Complete

2/15/16

  • Redistribution Draft - Results posted for Round 2 for all leagues
    • Results from Round 2 also posted on the Transactions page.  Rosters and financial balances are updated
    • Lists reopened for you to adjust Rounds 3-5
      • Deadline - Sunday night, Feb. 21 midnight EST for Rounds 3-5 - this is the final adjustment - we'll run the 3 remaining rounds of the draft at one time.
      • Lists for Rounds 3-5 are set up to remain legal lists - you should not have to touch them if you don't want to do so - and the draft will proceed normally:
        • If during Round 2 processing, we had to move up players from later rounds in order to get you three players, all the remaining picks were moved up in order, so you should be set automatically with someone in Round 3, Pick 1 and beyond.
        • Any players you have left in your list in Rounds 2-5 who have already been selected have been retained so that the list stays intact - but we've marked on the list which players are already gone so that you can replace them.

2/14/16

  • B Movie Actor League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part Two Complete

2/11/16

  • South Siders League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part One Complete
  • Grand Slam League Draft Phase One Draft complete
    • See the Grand Slam League Draft Index for updates
    • Rosters and team finances updated and Phase Two is open
    • Deadline for the first submission of the Phase Two draft is Monday night - Feb 22 at Midnight EST

2/5/16

  • Five Boroughs League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part One Complete

1/31/16

  • B Movie Actor League Draft. Phase Two Draft, Part One Complete

1/30/16

  • Redistribution Draft - Results posted for Round 1 for all leagues
    • Results from Round 1 also posted on the Transactions page.  Rosters and financial balances are updated
    • Lists reopened for you to adjust Rounds 2-5
      • Deadline - Sunday night, Feb. 14 midnight EST for Round 2
      • Since it took me so long to get these up, deadlines for Round 2 and Rounds 3-5 are pushed back a week from the original - see Season Deadlines
      • Lists for Rounds 2-5 are set up to remain legal lists - you should not have to touch them if you don't want to do so - and the draft for Round 2 will proceed normally:
        • If during Round 1 processing, we had to move up players from later rounds in order to get you three players, all the remaining picks were moved up in order, so you should be set automatically with someone in Round 2, Pick 1 and beyond.
        • Any players you have left in your list in Rounds 2-5 who have already been selected have been retained so that the list stays intact - but we've marked on the list which players are already gone so that you can replace them.

1/28/16

  • B Movie Actor League - your phase 2 results will come a couple days after the Redistribution Draft results post
  • South Siders League Draft. Phase One Draft complete
    • See the South Siders League Draft Index
    • Rosters updated and Phase Two is open
    • Deadline for the first submission of the Phase Two draft is Tuesday night - Feb 9 at Midnight EST

1/25/16

  • Redistribution Draft - I'm trying to wrap up choices for orphan teams on Monday night but also have some concerns about several people with no picks yet...current extended deadline is TONIGHT - Monday night 1/25 at midnight EST.
    • Check all your picks/errors
    • Any incomplete picks will be flushed out of the system - you can do your part to save me extra work on your behalf by clearing them yourself from the all my picks page and clicking "Clear incomplete picks"

1/24/16

  • Just on the off chance that someone's affected by the big snow - either without power or stuck or hours of shoveling...I'm going to push back the Redistribution Draft deadline a day and we'll see what happens from there (I won't be able to run it before then anyway) - new time: Monday night 1/25/16 - Midnight EST (11:59:59 PM)....(and I need some extra time to finish off the orphan teams)

1/23/16

  • Reminder that the time for the first submission of the Redistribution Draft is coming to an end.  Deadline is Sunday night 1/24/16 Midnight EST.  (Now on Monday night)

1/18/16

  • Five Boroughs League Draft. Phase One Draft complete!
    • See the Five Boroughs League Draft Index
    • Contested pick resolution - Posted Monday morning: all contested players are placed
    • Rosters now updated with drafted players - finances modified - and the Phase Two draft is now open.
    • Your Phase Two, Part One draft lists are due Sunday night, January 31 at midnight EST
  • Forgot about this - the Transaction Order for the Redistribution Draft is now correct - the playoff teams from last year draft in the final four spots with the league champ last.

1/12/16

  • Shadowball League - the issue with one team's carryover selections has been fixed - carry on with the Redistribution Draft picking.

1/10/16

  • B Movie Actor League - See your league's draft index:
    • Phase One Draft complete!
    • Draft index now shows cash balances (before Phase Two cash) and roster needs heading into Phase Two
    • Rosters now filled and team finances updated - you all got an extra 10000 heading into Phase 2
    • Phase Two, Part One lists are due Monday night, January 25 midnight EST

1/5/16

  • Results of carryover choices posted.  View the Transactions page to see the cuts in your league.
  • The 2016 Redistribution Draft is now open.  You nearly 3 weeks to make your selections (see the link on your team roster).  Deadline is Sunday night 1/24/16 Midnight EST.
  • Reminder of the rule change for 2016 regarding the Redistribution Draft (first posted on 12/15)
    • Slight modification of the Redistribution Draft process, which was changed in 2015.  Rather than post draft results round-by-round and allow adjustments to the rest of the list, which meant five different list submissions/modifications. BWB will post Round 1 and Round 2 separately (with list adjustments in between) and then do Rounds 3-5 in one batch.
  • There's nearly 3 weeks to do your list for Round 1, but you should consider building for all 5 rounds (see season calendar)
    • Then we post the results of only Round 1 only - any drafted players will be removed from the remainder of your lists.
    • You'll have 2 weeks to redo draft lists (if you choose), then we post the results of only Round 2 (again removing drafted players from your rounds 3-5)
    • Then one more week for an optional redo of your draft lists, and we post the results of Rounds 3-5

1/4/16

  • So close - 2 people still need to get legal rosters that were due Sunday night.  Second of two possible extensions - to 8 AM EST Monday morning 11 PM EST Monday night.  Let me know if there are extenuating circumstances and I can push out maybe another hour - however, roster cutdowns have been open almost 8 weeks - since November 11, and we''ll be moving on and making cuts for you tonight if it's not complete.
  • Meanwhile - all rosters are open until 11 PM EST - if anyone else has last-minute changes or reconsiderations.

1/3/16

  • Assuming all goes well - and all teams get to legal status tonight - cuts will be processed/posted Monday night.  Your list for the Redistribution Draft will be due in 3 weeks - on Sunday, January 24.  See the 2016 season calendar.
  • TONIGHT!!! The deadline to cut your rosters down to 28 or fewer players is tonight - Sunday, January 3 at midnight ESTIf you've got multiple teams, you can check the legal status of all your team rosters.  This link is also available on the multiteam tools page.

1/2/16

  • All the "no responses" to coming back have been converted to orphan teams.  This should be the final list of orphans for 2016 if you're looking to use your free bonus team on an orphan.
  • For any orphan requests on Saturday - I'm likely not going to be able to set them up until Saturday night - but you should have at least 24 hours to get the carryover selections finished before Sunday night's deadline (midnight EST).
  • South Siders League is now full...I'll check the calendar and get a final deadline for draft lists posted on Saturday or Sunday
  • I will try to get back to B Movie Actor League draft resolution by Saturday night (but I have my own carrovers to complete plus the orphan teams).
 
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