Monday, May 10, 2010

Tribe-O-Matic Classics vs. Currents Tourney is OPEN!

QUICK UPDATE: I want to say a BIG "Thank You" to Eli over at OneMorePack for the cards he sent!  I will be posting those as soon as the giveaway is over! Awesomeness!

Register HERE! (closed)

Hello and welcome, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls!  Have we got a hot potato here for you coming up!  Tribecards and Strat-O-Matic are teaming up for a great giveaway contest!  The winner of the tournament receives his or her choice of the Start-O-Matic board game (shown below) or a Strat-O-Matic computer version (Windows only) of the game!  Both games ship with the 2009 season stats ready for play!  Anyone else that joins in the tournament but gets eliminated will be entered into a random drawing for the version of the game not chosen by the winner!  That's right, folks!  The winner chooses first, then one of the eliminated players wins the other!

So, how does the "Classics vs Currents" tournament work?  Well, thanks to the fine folks at Strat-O-Matic, I worked out a deal so that anyone wishing to play in the contest can choose from the 2009 season *or* the 1909 season!  We're talking 100 years of baseball here!

If you wish to participate, follow the "Register HERE (closed)" links found in this post and elsewhere on my site.  Participants are required to provide their name and email address.  Then, type in your TOP THREE team choices.  Please make sure you indicate AL or NL when you make your selections.

Team choices are first-come, first-served, so jump in quick!  And, please only one entry per person/per household, only one winner per person/household.  We want to give everyone a chance to get in on this!  There is no automated way to share who picked what without dilvulging email addresses, so I will contact anyone that manages to pick three teams already selected.  I will also "cross out" teams as they are selected to help make it easier to see what's still open.  The contest is open to United States and Canadian residents only.

My goal is to have at least 32 people sign up.  Once I hit 32 valid registrations (or the registration deadline hits), the tournament will start.  Registration ends Monday, May 10, 2010 at 7:00pm CST.  There will be a fully random drawing for a computer version of the game at a later date.

The entire tournament will be run using the computer version of Strat-O-Matic!  Specific details will be posted once all the spots are filled. (ONLY 2 slots open!)

Here are the teams to choose from:

1909 AL Teams1909 NL Teams
1909 Boston (AL)(adam)
1909 Chicago (AL)(thaner)
1909 Cleveland (AL)
1909 Detroit (AL)(don)
1909 New York (AL)(cam)
1909 Philadelphia (AL)(david)
1909 St. Louis (AL)(brianf)
1909 Washington (AL)
1909 Boston (NL)(capt)
1909 Brooklyn (NL)
1909 Chicago (NL)(andrewh)
1909 Cincinnati (NL)(joec)
1909 New York (NL)(casey)
1909 Phildelphia (NL)
1909 Pittsburgh (NL)(travis)
1909 St. Louis (NL)(rob)

2009 Teams
2009 Arizona
2009 Atlanta(sarah)
2009 Baltimore(kevin)
2009 Boston(davidp)
2009 Chicago (AL)
2009 Chicago (NL)(brianj)
2009 Cincinnati
2009 Cleveland(tim)
2009 Colorado(keithm)
2009 Detroit(rogerl)
2009 Florida(charlesN)
2009 Houston
2009 Kansas City
2009 Los Angeles (AL)(danr)
2009 Los Angeles (NL)(robert)
2009 Milwaukee
2009 Minnesota(andy)
2009 New York (AL)(jack)
2009 New York (NL)(sean)
2009 Oakland
2009 Philadelphia(mark)
2009 Pittsburgh
2009 San Diego
2009 San Francisco(mattr)
2009 Seattle
2009 St. Louis(kevin)
2009 Tampa Bay(mike)
2009 Texas(BrianS)
2009 Toronto
2009 Washington

Register HERE! (closed)

Here is an image of the Strat-O-Matic board game:

Since 1961, Strat-O-Matic has created the most realistic simulation of statistically accurate baseball. Every player is rated by Strat-O-Matic’s unique rating system with statistical precision in each phase of the game – batting, pitching, defense and running.

Strat-O-Matic Baseball is played with the exact same rules as professional baseball. Each major leaguer has his own Strat-O-Matic Player Card based on his overall stats from the 2009 season. The gamer controls every aspect of each play from determining the starting line-up, stealing, hitting and running to replacing the starting pitcher. Instead of a bat and ball, the gamer uses dice, player cards and charts to play the game.

I think that covers it! Good luck!


  1. I'm in. I'd love to get one of those games. I've heard a lot about it but have never actually played strat-o-matic.

    I used to play a game called APBA baseball that looks and sounds similar.

    I almost picked the Yankees but decided I'd rather lose and have to buy my own game than win with them.

  2. You never know man. Your pick could go all the way... Well, *could* is the operative word, right?

  3. Great idea for your contest! I already have the version and I love it. It's the best baseball simulation out there.

  4. Great contest. I've heard of this game, but never really looked into it, let alone play it.