Friday, April 18, 2014

#PackADailyCircus - Current Standings in #OOTP14

Greetings, cardboard collectors and baseball fans! As a special lunchtime (CST) treat, I have the updated standings, box scores, player info, and more posted for your enjoyment!

You can find all the details at

For those anxious to see what things look like, I decided to grab a couple screen shots. We have SL1 standings, SL2 standings and overall current league leaders in key areas:

Thursday, April 17, 2014

#PackADailyCircus - Goin' Clubbin'

I figured since the rage online these days is to post something that is related to a "Throwback Thursday," I'd do one here as well. We're not going too far back this time. Let's step back to 1992. And, let's go clubbin' - Stadium Club-bin', that is.

1992 Stadium Club Series One

Chris Sabo - Reds - Free Agent
Steve Finley - Astros - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Gene Larkin - Twins - Free Agent
Scott Lewis - Angels - Free Agent
Kirt Manwaring - Giants - Arpsmiths (Wahoo!!)
Geno Petralli - Rangers - Free Agent
Trevor Wilson - Giants - Free Agent

Tony Fernandez - Padres - Kazis (Wahoo!!)
Mike Sharperson - Dodgers - Free Agent
Devon White - Blue Jays - Kazis (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Russell - Rangers - Free Agent

Dante Bichette - Brewers - Quarrys (Wahoo!!)
Mark Wohlers - Braves - Free Agent
Jamie Quirk - A's - Free Agent

Wow! Congrats to the Kazis who pulled two cards out of this pack! Also, congratulations to the other managers who snagged cards for their collections - or for trade fodder!

Tomorrow (Friday), I will post up-to-date game results in the OOTP league, so everyone can see how their team is doing.  I am planning to open the draft on Friday evening, but we will just have to see how things go. Sometime this weekend, though, the draft will open up!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

#PackADailyCircus - Queens of Cards

Good evening (or morning or afternoon, depending on where you are in the world and/or what time it is when you read this)!

I am loving the conversations going on in the comments, especially those surrounding team activity in the OOTP league. That has really added a whole new dimension to this giveaway!

Speaking of dimensions, let's take a step into the retro machine and bust open a pack of 2012 Gypsy Queen.

Giovany Soto - Cubs - Free Agent
Scott Rolen - Reds - Wilsons (Wahoo!!)
Trevor Cahill - DBacks - Free Agent

Jemile Weeks - A's - Free Agent
Yadier Molina Mini - Cardinals - Erins (Wahoo!!)
Freddie Freeman Future Stars - Braves - CaptainCanucks (Wahoo!!)

We batted .500 on the Gypsy Queens! Not a bad take. The Erins have snagged a few Molinas already, and I think that is a couple Freemans for the Cap'n! Congratulations, managers.  Man, this week's free agent draft is going to be a toughie!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

#PackADailyCircus - Tis the Season

Hey all!
  I've updated the OOTP14 game: so feel free to see how well (or, in my case how poorly) your team is doing so far.  BTW, managers, if you don't like your team's nickname, let me know and I'll be happy to change it. I went by the name you gave during sign-up or made one up if you didn't provide one. I am not stuck to these, though. I can easily make your team YOUR team!

As a matter of conversation, before I run the simulated games each time, I have the AI set the line-ups, etc. That way, teams with injured players can sub those, pull rotations set by the game, etc. I was told OOTP does a good job of handling the day-to-day stuff. Plus, I figure if I do that for everyone, then no matter what, we can all blame (or praise) the program for our team's performance.

I mentioned the other day that I had gone to Target over the weekend and picked up some 2014 Stickers.  Let's see what one of the packs has to offer:

Chris Archer - Rays - Free Agent
Anthony Rendon - Nationals - Free Agent
Puzzle #312 - Yeah, I have no idea what to do with puzzles like this.
Jhoulys Chacin - Rockies - Quarrys (Wahoo!!)

Ryne Sandberg - Cubs - Pedersejs (Wahoo!!)
Atlanta Braves Mascot - Free Agent
Martin Perez - Rangers - PlayAtThePlates (Wahoo!!)
Fredbird - Cardinals Mascot - Free Agent

First of all, congrats to the managers who pulled players today! Secondly, Mascots are treated just like players. They will be drafted and I will create OOTP players for their manager's team. It will be just like the SUN SUN in the last draft...

Hmm, I just tried to pull SUN SUN's stats and s/he doesn't have a player page. Not sure what happened there. Oh well, hopefully there will be a page eventually. Still not sure how some of this OOTP works.

Monday, April 14, 2014

#PackADailyCircus - Tribecards makes an error

Well, the first draft out of the gate and I have errors already. Yoy.

I mistakenly listed "Doug Fister" as a free agent, when the Ontario Kazis had already drafted him.

As for Fister, sorry Quarrys, I dropped the ball there. Not sure how Fister ended up in the draft. You still got Rex Brothers, fwiw.

Somehow, I managed to leave Kevin Brown off the GCRLs when I ran the games through Tax Day. He's been added and will appear in subsequent games, should the OOTP AI decide to put him in.

I have also run the baseball games through April 15, so I will post those sometime on Tuesday! I know several of you are chomping at the bit wanting to know how your team is doing. As before, I will post the tinyurl to get you to the info once I have it posted! I think I will shoot for a Tuesday/Friday kind of thing. We'll see how that goes!

The Manager/Player list has been updated!

Now, let's get to ripping a pack for tonight!

2010 Topps Update Series

Jaime Garcia - Cardinals - Wilsons (Wahoo!!)
Alex Cora - Mets - Free Agent
Hanley Ramirez - Marlins - Night Owls (Wahoo!!)
Mitch Talbot - Indians (Wahoo!!) - Free Agent
John Jaso - Rays - Free Agent

Marco Scutaro - Red Sox - Free Agent
Milton Bradley - Mariners - Free Agent
Chris Heisey - Reds - Free Agent
Jackie Robinson Vintage Legends - Dodgers - gcrls (Wahoo!!)
David Price Topps Attax - Rays - TSHensons (Wahoo!!)

Wahoo!! We pulled a Triber! And, he is a free agent, so several of us will be trying to snag that player, I know! Congratulations to the managers that, er, managed to grab a player from the pack. We did not have many hits tonight, that's for sure.