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Simulation league looking for owners. set a batting order...not a roto lineup.

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    fantasy league that uses the
    computer version of the classic
    APBA baseball board game. We're a bunch of guys who love
    baseball and we generally find that traditional rotisserie leagues are not
    exciting enough, or just aren't challenging enough. We want something more
    mentally stimulating. So we play simulation baseball.

    What is

    Think of our league as rotisserie on steroids. At its
    most basic level, we do the same thing that a roto league does: we draft major
    league baseball players into our rosters and we track their stats throughout the
    current baseball season.
    But there's much more to it: baseball is a thinking
    man's game, particularly for a manager. So we actually play an entire 162-game
    baseball season with our players, using the tried-and-true APBA game system
    that's been an American classic for over 60 years.

    It's a reconstruction
    of the previous year's MLB season, because we use the previous year's stats when
    we play our games. But there is a great deal of improvisation as well: our
    actions as managers control the outcomes. That way, it's not just stats we think
    about. It's everything, from how good a pitcher's move to first is, to how good
    a fielder your shortstop is, to how good your left-fielder's arm is. If it can
    happen in a real baseball game, then it's part of our league experience. From
    double plays to double steals, we not only see it happen, we make it happen.

    The games are all about matching wits. Should you try and steal second in
    the bottom of the 9th when your team is down by a run and your opponent's
    catcher has a cannon of an arm? Should you leave your pitcher in for the 8th
    inning even though he is tiring? Or should you bring in a reliever who can get
    you a much-needed strikeout . . . but has a high walk rating?

    What do I need to

    Just an appreciation of baseball. We'll set you up with the
    game on your computer in about 20 minutes. No matter what machine you use, all
    your team stats will be posted to the league web site. Whether you are an
    experienced APBA player or a roto leaguer wanting to try something different,
    you'll find this league much more challenging than roto leagues.