I have finally run the August 3rd draft! Whew, what a doozie! I have to give the "Good Eye! Good Eye!" award tonight to Bo Rosny who tried to draft Mickey Tettleton. Tettleton is a free agent, but I forgot to list him, so he should appear in the next draft.
I also have to give Bo the "Swing and a miss" award for trying to draft several players already taken! Actually, in a weird way, the picks were all from the last draft and appeared to have been part of some cut/paste error.
Okay, first order of business: Get everyone in, er, order - randomly:
After everyone was put in order, I conducted the draft:
How on earth I ended up with Jake Taylor is truly bizarre. Just about everyone had that card listed first! We did manage to have a shut-out, though: the BCs. :-( Man, I hate shut-outs. As you can see, there are a LOT of names to be assigned to players in ootp. Seeing as how it is 10:49pm CST as I write this, it isn't going to happen. RRGGHH. Well, I will still run the game (or try to) and post the current standings WITHOUT the players above. In the meantime, I have to sort through things and get the next draft ready.
That's right! We have a box of 2014 Allen and Ginter Hobby to bust open along with a 2013 MLB Chipz pack! I received several donations to help buy the hobby box and will use the box in my attempt at this year's Gint-A-Cuffs. I've got to make some quick decisions about these cards in terms of the OOTP game.
The Chipz are as follows:
Ryan J Braun - Brewers - Thorzuls (Wahoo!!)
Matt Kemp - Dodgers - Night Owls (Wahoo!!)
Mets Logo Vinyl - Mets - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Johan Santana - Mets - Quarrys (Wahoo!!)
Pedro Alvarez (gold?) - Pirates - BCs (Wahoo!!)
Well, the BCs may have been shut out of the draft, but certainly cashed in on Chipz! Nice one. We managed a Perfect Pack to boot!! That is awesome! Congrats, everyone!