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FREE
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
it?

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
join?

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.
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