Friday, October 31, 2014

#PackADailyCircus #ootp - World Series Game 1 (FDNYs at Workmans)

Good evening, PAD Circus fans! Welcome to the first game of the inaugural Tribecards PAD Giveaway World Series!!  Tonight, the Florida Workmans host the Dominic FDNYs. The FDNYs came into the playoffs through a wildcard bid, while the Workmans had clinched their chances by the end of the regular season.

These two teams never faced each other during the regular season, so we are talking about an old-school, no interleague play World Series here! This should be a good one. If we're choosing super powers and underdogs, the Florida Workmans are certainly the super power of the two. They went 112-50 in the regular season while the FDNYs not only came in as a last-chance wildcard team, their record finished up at 95-67.

In the playoffs, the Workmans went 3-1, 4-0, and 4-1, essentially blowing each of their competitors out of the water. The FDNYs went 3-1, 4-1, and 4-3 in their rounds, seeming to lose ground the longer they've played.

Since we've had a few nights off, both teams should be well-rested and ready for action!

Let's run this down inning-by-inning!

Top 1: FDNYs fail to get any players across the plate.
Bot 1: Workmans score THREE runs to take the lead 3-0

Top 2: FDNYs get blanked again.
Bot 2: Workmans cannot score, still lead 3-0

Top 3: FDNYs have trouble getting players in action, remain scoreless
Bot 3: Workmans add ONE run, bumping the lead to 4-0

4th Inning: Neither team gets any runs on the board.

5th Inning: See 4th inning - score remains 4-0 Workmans

Top 6: FDNYs just can't find the ball nor the plate this game, still scoreless.
Bot 6: Workmans add TWO more runs, stretching the lead to 6-0.

Top 7: FDNYs continue to struggle; cannot score.
Bot 7: Workmans go on an absolute tear, scoring EIGHT runs. They lead 14-0!

8th Inning: FDNYs stop the bleeding, but cannot do any damage themselves; remain shut out.

Top 9: Workmans blank the FDNYs, and go on to win the game 14-0! Holy smokes!

You can see the game log for Game 1 here:

Congratulations to the Florida Workmans, who now lead the series 1 game to 0. Can the FDNYs find a way to get their groove back? Was it the home crowd? Was it 1st game jitters? We will have to wait and see!

#padcircus - World Series Starts Tonight!

The PAD Circus World Series will start tonight! Sorry for the delay in getting it going, but I will run the first game later this evening and get those results posted for you!

Sure, this basically serves as a teaser, but why not?

As for when things will get mailed out: Once the series is finished and we have our first-ever champs, I will start sorting, etc. I will also have all the cards from last season sorted to mail out as well. I hope to have all that taken care of by Thanksgiving weekend. Once all that is done, I will start mailing out packages! Wahoo!!

So, see you around 11:00pm CST tonight!

Hope everyone had a fun-filled Halloween.

Monday, October 27, 2014

#PackADailyCircus #ootp - Playoffs Resume!! World Series Teams Revealed! WAHOO!!

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! I am back from my conference in Minneapolis and it is time to play some serious catch-up in the OOTP PAD Circus Playoffs!

It's been a while since we last played, so let's do a quick recap of things:

In the Blogger League, Dominic FDNYs and Texas PlayAtThePlates are tied at 2 game each.

In the WordPress League, Florida Workmans hold a 3 game lead over the Ontario Kazis.

In the first game tonight, we will find out who takes over the lead in the BL while crossing our fingers that the Kazis can fight to stay in the championship playoffs.

Let's do the "3-inning rundown!"

The PlayAtThePlates start things off with a 2 run 1st inning. This is met by a single score in the 2nd inning from the FDNYs, and the finish the 3rd inning trailing 2-1.  Over in the other game, neither the Workmans nor the Kazis manage to put any points on the board after three innings.

Taking a cue from Florida and Ontario, the Dominc FDNYs and Texas go scoreless through the 6th inning, leaving the FDNYs a run behind. The 5th inning brings a run for the Workmans and they lead the Kazis 1-0 after six innings.

Texas snags 2 more runs in the 7th inning, and the FDNYs fail to meet the challenge, ending the game with the PlayAtThePlates winning 4-1 and now leading the series 3 games to 2. Meanwhile, the Kazis also add a run in the 7th, tying the game! The Workmans tack one on in the 9th, though and THEY take the lead as the Kazis came to bat in the bottom of the inning. The Kazis faced elimination as they came to the plate, and they just couldn't handle the Workmans,

The Florida Workmans become the first team to advance to the PAD Circus World Series!!  WAHOO!! Congratulations, Workmans!!

Now that the Workmans have advanced, they can sit back and see what happens between Texas and Dominic FDNYs. Let's take a look at game six in the BLCS!

The teams remained scoreless after three innings. PlayAtThePlates score a run in the 4th, but blank out the FDNYs, ending the 6th inning with a 1-run lead.

The PlayAtThePlates add another run in the 7th, but the FDNYs manage to score 4 runs in the 8th inning, taking lead. The PlayAtThePlates fail to bring any players across the plate in the 9th inning, losing the game. FDNYs win 4-2, and they tie the series at 3 games apiece! This one is going all the way to seven games!!

Holy smokes! It all comes down to this one game to see which team will advance and become the second team to ever play in the PAD Circus World Series and be the 1st ever Blogger League champion! These two teams have battled back and forth to get here and now this final matchup will determine it all.

We're going to take this one inning-by-inning, just to make you wiggle in your seats. In the 1st inning, neither team scores as final-game jitters seem to get the best of both teams.

In the 2nd, Texas still can't get a runner across the plate, but the FDNYs score a run, taking the lead 1-0 at the end of two.

Neither team scores in the 3rd or 4th innings, leaving the score 1-0 FDNYs.

In the bottom of the 5th, FDNYs add a run and then repeat the feat again in the bottom of the 6th. Things are not looking good for PlayAtThePlates as they trail 3-0 at the end of 6 innings.

The 7th and 8th innings also prove challenging for both teams. neither team is able to add any points to the scoreboard.

As we go into the 9th, Texas needs 3 runs to tie and 4 runs to take the lead. As it happens, they are unable to get a single player to score. The FDNYs win the game 3-0 and hold PlayAtThePlates to just 3 hits, shutting them out!

Congratulations, Dominc FDNYs!! WAHOO!! You won the BLCS and are advancing to the PAD Circus World Series!!

Ladies and gentlemen, you are witnessing history in the making! The Florida Workmans will take on the Dominic FDNYs in the 1st ever PAD Circus World Series!! That action will start on Tuesday Night (er, real Tuesday, as in October 28, 2014).

Sunday, October 19, 2014

#PackADailyCircus #ootp - Programming Note

I will post today's championship series games a little later, but I wanted to let you know that I will be in Minneapolis this coming week, so the OOTP games will have to wait until I get back.

I may post during the week, depending on what hobby-related stuff I happen across while there.

Thanks for tuning in!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

#PackADailyCircus #ootp - BLCS and WCLS Game 4 Action and a Mascot Trial Update!

Good evening, folks! Welcome to another night of PAD Circus Championship baseball! Last night, the Texas PlayAtThePlates held off the Dominic FDNYs, winning their first game of the BLCS! The FDNYs still lead the series two games to one, however. Will the FDNYs show their dominance or will Texas tie things up in the series? And, how about the Florida Workmans!? They lead the series against the Ontario Kazis three games to none. Will the Kazis fight back or do the Workmans become the first team in Tribecards history to make it to the giveaway World Series!? This could prove to be an exciting night, no matter which way things go.

Let's get into it and see what happens. As has become something of the norm around here, I will break things down according to every 3rd inning. So, without further rambling, here we go!

The Kazis jumped into their game with a 2-run 1st inning start! They then added another run in the 2nd inning. The Workmans finally put a run on the board in the 3rd inning, but trailed 3-1 at the end of three. Meanwhile, Texas put a run in the books during the 2nd inning and then added two more in the 3rd inning while keeping the FDNYs from scoring at all through three innings.

As we look at innings 4 through 6, the Workmans add a run in the 4th and the Kazis answer right back with 3 of their own. The teams went scoreless in the 5th and 6th, so at the end of six innings, the Kazis led 6-2. These guys are not going quietly! In the other game, neither team scored in the 4th or 5th innings, but in the top of the 6th, the FDNYs grab two runs, cutting the Texas lead to one run at they finished up the 6th with Texas having 3 runs and FDNYs with a pair.

The Workmans trail heading into the 7th inning by a score of 6-2. Both teams go scoreless in the 7th inning, but in the bottom of the 8th, the Kazis tack on a whopping 4 more runs to lead the game 10-2 heading into the 9th. As that is going on, Texas adds a run in the 7th and another run in the 8th, increasing their lead to 5-2 as that game headed into the 9th.

In the top of the ninth inning, the Kazis shut down the Workmans, and they fight to see another day of Championship play! Final score: Kazis 10, Workmans 2. The Workmans lead that series 3-1, so we'll see if they can take the WLCS title or if the Kazis can continue fighting to stay alive!  Just as the Kazis kept their opponent from scoring in the ninth, so, too, did Texas. The PlayAtThePlates keep the FDNYs scoreless in the ninth and win the game, tying the series at 2 games each!

In other PAD Circus News, we have an update regarding the fraud scheme cooked up by the Marlins Mascot (in the fictional PAD Circus League. This isn't real, folks!):

Friday, October 17, 2014

#PackADailyCircus #ootp - BLCS/WLCS Championship Rounds, Game 3

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! We've had a couple nights off here in the PAD Circus Championship Series, so hopefully the teams are well-rested and ready for action!

When we left things, the Dominic FDNYs led the Blogger League 2-0 over the Texas PlayAtThePlates. Can Texas hold on and keep the FDNYs from jumping out to a 3-game lead? We'll find out in a moment.

Before we look at results, though, let's talk about the Wordpress League. The Florida Workmans grabbed a 2-game lead over the Ontario Kazis. So, much like Texas in the other series, the Kazis are hoping to put the kibosh on Florida.

So, let's see what happened in each series game, three innings at a time.  In the BLCS, both teams were scoreless at the end of the first, but Texas knocked in a run in the bottom of the 2nd inning. At the end of three, Texas led 1-0.  Meanwhile, in the WLCS, both teams remained scoreless through two innings, but each grabbed a run in the 3rd, resulting in a 1-1 tie after three.

Shifting back to the FDNYs/PlayAtThePlates game, Dominic scores a run in the top of the 5th and Texas answers with a run in the bottom of the sixth, taking lead 2-1 after six innings.  Neither the Workmans nor the Kazis can muster up a run in the next three innings there, so they remain tied at one run apiece when the final out of the 6th inning is called.

The FDNYs cannot get a runner to cross the plate before the outs add up. They lose the game 2-1, though they maintain a 2-1 lead in the series.  In the other game, Florida adds three runs in the 7th inning, leaving Ontario to play catch-up. They can't do it, however, and the Workmans now lead that series 3-0 over the Kazis.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

#PackADailyCircus #ootp - Championship Series Games 1 and 2!

Good evening, folks! Sorry we have been away longer than anticipated, but the good news is we have a DOUBLE-HEADER to kick off the Tribecards PAD Circus Championship Series!

Tonight, we have the Blogger League Championship Series (BLCS) and the Wordpress League Championship Series (WLCS).

Featured in the Blogger League, we have the Texas PlayAtThePlates playing against the Dominic FDNYs in Game One action!

Over in the Wordpess League, we'll watch the Ontario Kazis take on the Florida Workmans.

Remember, we have TWO games tonight.  As always, here is the link to the game logs:

In first game action, the Texas PlayAtThePlates scored THREE RUNS in the 1st inning! Things were looking bad for the FDNYs until the pulled in a run during the bottom of the 3rd. The PlayAtThePlates could not add any more points through the 6th inning, but in the bottom of the 6th, the FDNYs stepped up and knocked in 4 runs to take lead! Going into the 8th, Texas trailed by 2 runs. They managed to score a run in the 8th inning, but that's all they could muster and the FDNYs walk away with Game 1, winning 5-4.

Meanwhile, the Kazis also jumped out early, grabbing a run in the 2nd inning followed by 2 more in the 3rd! The Workmans would remain scoreless until the 5th inning, but they could only score 1 run. Going into the bottom of the 9th, the Workmans trailed 2-3 and things did not look good. But, they managed to knock in 2 runs to tie the game and force Game One into extra innings. Neither team scored in the 10th, and the Kazis ended the 11th still tied with Workmans . In the bottom of the 11th, though, Florida brought a runner home after a crazy balk and an error from the Kazis. the Workmans win it in 11, 4-3!!

After suffering a loss, could Texas tie things up against the Dominic FDNYs, or will the FDNYs jump out to a two-game lead? Let's see what happened... The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the 3rd when FDNYs scored a run. Two innings later, they added another run to the board while the PlayAtThePlates had yet to find home plate. The scored remained 2-0 through 8 innings. In the top of the ninth, Texas grabbed a single run, but could not find a way to tie the game. The FDNYs now lead the series 2 games to 0.

As we moved into the second game of the double-header, the Kazis had to be asking themselves what they could do to keep the Workmans from scoring. Unfortunately, they did not have the answers, giving up 5 runs in the first inning! The Workmans came in ready and fired up from their first game and they never looked back, adding a run in the 3rd, 2 runs in the 4th, and another run in the 5th. As the Kazis came up to bat in the top of the sixth inning, they found themselves trailing 9-0. And, that is where things stood for the rest of the game. Workmans win the game 9-0 and take a 2-game lead in the series.

Who will face each other in the World Series? So far, it looks pretty cut and dry. But, we have a long way to go before we crown the Blogger League and WordPress League champions. Stay tuned for more baseball action in the coming days!

BBA Awards Continued - Misc Chapter

Here are the nominees/choices for the Misc Chapter of the BBA:

Goose Gossage AL (Reliever):
Greg Holland
Dellin Betances
Zach Britton

Goose Gossage NL (Reliever):
Craig Kimbrel
Kenley Jansen
Aroldis Chapman

Walter Johnson AL (Pitcher):
Corey Kluber
Feliz Hernandez
Chris Sale

Walter Johnson NL (Pitcher):
Clayon Kershaw
Adam Wainwright
Johnny Cueto

Stan Musial AL (Player):
Mike Trout
Michael Brantley
Jose Abreu
Jose Altuve
Felix Hernandez
Jose Bautista
Robinson Cano
Victor Martinez
Ian Kinsler
Alex Gordon

Stan Musial NL (Player):
Andrew McCutchen
Giancarlo Stanton
Clayton Kershaw
Yasiel Puig
Anthony Rizzo
Buster Posey
Jordan Zimmermann
Adrian Gonzalez
Matt Kemp

Nelson Cruz

Methodology: These were reported to me either by web address or by direct email. All names submitted were entered into a spreadsheet. I sorted the categories and picked the names that had the most votes. In cases of ties, I chose the player(s) I would have picked from the lists as my vote(s). This mainly came into play for POY since we needed 10 names and many players only had one vote. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

#packadailycircus #ootp - Playoffs: I have seen enough to know I have seen too much...

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! Yes, I borrowed a quote from "League of Their Own" to headline tonight's post. And, you can probably guess just why I picked it. But, if you can't guess just yet, well, stick around for the grand unveiling.

In one game, the winning team shut out the losing team.
In one game, the two teams combined for an 8-run total.
In one game, the winning team took the series and moves on to the next round.
In one game, there were exactly zero errors.
In one game, there were zero home runs.
In one game, there were two home runs.
In one game, the losing team lost the series.

To help build suspense, we'll take a short break:

(image from here)

Yeap, that's right. Did you figure it out? The Texas PlayAtThePlates blanked the Tribecards, coming in to take the game and the series. They will move on to the Blogger League Championship to face the FDNYs in a best-of-seven match-up! Congratulations to both teams for making it to the Blogger League championship!

Over in the Wordpress League, the Thorzuls just couldn't hang on, and they go down to the Kazis 5-3, as the Kazis win the series 4 games to 2. The Kazis will face the Florida Workmans for the championship title! Congrats to these two teams!

Game logs can be found here:

Look before posting... Advice I never gave nor followed #ootp update

Good morning, everyone! As it turns out, because I was a day behind, I did not think to look ahead at the OOTP schedule to see if there WAS a game scheduled for Oct 11. The answer is NO, there wasn't. So, please accept my apologies if you came here last night expecting to see another game result posted (mainly because I had said there would be before checking to see there wasn't a game scheduled).

Yes, yes, I know.. It's  a simulation and I could run the whole thing to the end of the World Series in two clicks if I wanted to. But, where is the fun in that!? No, no, I plan to keep on posting each gameday (or late, or early, or not at all sometimes - it's kind of a crapshoot, really) through the postseason.

I don't if it makes it more fun for those following along or not, but I love seeing how things play out. I actually enjoy making "radio broadcasts" of the games more than I thought I would. The problem with trying to do that is multi-tiered, however. The first issue is that of time and privacy. I have have very little of either to dedicate to it, so that makes it tough. I have recorded two games so far, and during each, we fun little things like the phone ringing or a visitor at the door. Makes for interesting lapses in the recording, even with editing. The other issue is that of size. The file sizes actually aren't bad in the scheme of things. Unfortunately, I have CenturyStinks DSL and we have a paltry 1.5 MB download and 256k upload. So, sending a 50-75 MB file up the pipe is painful at best. We are on the fringe of LTE, so every now and then, I can get a decent signal and use my phone's hotspot to transfer.

I believe I will record each game of the PAD Circus OOTP World Series, however. Just because I think that will be a fun thing to do.

I have mentioned here before, I believe, that once PAD Circus is over and I get everyone's packages put together (not just from this season, but from the previous ones as well), I will be writing a novel based on a fictional league all played out in OOTP. I have the league set up and have looked over the cast of characters. The main story will focus on two brothers who are ten years apart but both end up in the league. The older brother is either in his prime or is coming out of it (hard to say since the league hasn't started) and the other is yet to be drafted (that's actually already in the game). Will they play for the same team? Will they play for bitter rivals? I dunno. I am letting OOTP handle the mechanics. I will be writing the backstory and bringing the brothers, their teammates, managers, families, etc to life. I'm excited to see what happens when a simulation is used as the driving force behind a story. Should be fun!

As far as I know, we DO have an OOTP PAD Circus game scheduled for today, so check back later for the results. Four teams, a pair from each of the sub-leagues, duke it out to see who moves on to the championship round in the Tribecards PackADaily Circus Playoffs!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

#PackADailyCircus #ootp - Playoff Action: Another team moves ahead!

Good morning, PAD Circus fans! The OOTP game is on October 10, so I have a little catching up to do. We'll run the 10th's game now and later this afternoon, I will run the game scheduled for Oct 11.

We've already seen the Workmans secure their place for the next round of playoff action. Which team will move ahead today? I can tell you that one team does move on as the remaining four teams duke it out for the chance to play in the semi-finals!

You can tell things are getting tight because we really didn't have any blowouts in this morning's action. We had a 1-run, a 2-run, and a 3-run win today. The question, though, is which margin led to the winning team moving on to the semi-finals? And, of course, which team was it!?

Let's have a little fun with this, shall we?

In the Tribecards/PlayAtThePlates game, the PlayAtThePlates scored a run in 3rd inning, leading 1-0.
In the NachosGrandes/FDNYs game, the NachosGrandes took a 2-run lead in the 4th.
The Thorzuls grabbed 3 runs in the 1st inning, but the Kazis answered with 3 or their own in the 4th inning.

By the end of the 7th inning, here is what things looked like:
Texas lead Arkansas 2-0
NachosGrandes and FDNYs were tied at 2.
The Thorzuls led the Kazis 7-4.

NONE of the games went into extra innings.

How did things pan out?  Let's take a look... After the break:

The Tribecards fail to score ANY runs, getting blanked by PlayAtThePlates 2-0. This puts Texas ahead of Arkansas, 3 games to 2! The Tribecards are absolutely stunned at their apparent collapse.

The FDNYs score a 9th inning run to take the game and the series away from the NachosGrandes. Congratulations FDNYs! Wow!

The Thorzuls keep the Kazis at bay, winning the game 8-5 and leading the series 3 games to 2.

That means we have one team from each sub league resting up for semi-final action! Who will move on? Who will go home? Will the Tribecards save themselves and tie the series, forcing a Game 7? Will the Kazis step up and keep the Thorzuls from claiming victory?

Stay Tuned later to find out!

Friday, October 10, 2014

#PackADailyCircus #ootp - Playoffs - One team moves ahead!

Good evening, baseball fans! We have quite the variety of happenings around the PAD Circus Playoffs!

First off, we have the Game Logs:

I am not going to jump right into results. Instead, I will present a few scenarios. You get to guess which match-up pertains to which scenario and then you can scroll down to see if you were right. Remember, here are the possible answers: Tribecards/PlayAtThePlates, NachosGrandes/FDNYs, Kazis/Thorzuls, Workmans/Quarrys.

First up, one team scored 18 runs in their game. They took full advantage of the hometown crowd to leverage an incredible victory. The winning team lead the series now, 3-1.

Second, this game went into extra innings in order to pull out a winner. And, the winning team managed to drive in 2 runs to win the game and to take the series!

Third, we see two teams on the board, but only one team grabs 7 runs in order to win the game 7-2, tying the series at 2 games each.

Fourth, the home team could not keep the visitors from outscoring them 6-3. This gives the winning team a 3-1 series lead.

Ready to check your answers?

Ready to check your answers:

BBA - Misc Chapter - Willie Mays Choices

The Misc Chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance presents its choices for the Willie Mays (Rookie of the Year) Award:

AL Rookie Choice: Jose Abreu
Runners Up: Tanaka, Shoemaker

NL Rookie Choice: Billy Hamilton
Runner Up: Jacob deGrom

These results were derived from results of visiting Misc Chapter sites and from a Google Doc that I had created before I understood the process. I took the choices presented, added them up, and the highest number of votes received the nomination. Runner(s) Up are listed for information only. If multiple people are listed, they had an equal number of votes.

BBA - Misc Chapter Ballot - Connie Mack

Good evening, everyone!

Tonight, I present to you the Misc Chapter's ballot for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance Awards.

First up, we have the Connie Mack Manager of the Year Choices:

AL Manager of the Year:

Choice: Buck Showalter
Runner Up: Ned Yost

NL Manager of the Year:

Choice: Bruce Bochy
Runners Up: Clint Hurdle, Matt Williams

These results were derived from results of visiting Misc Chapter sites and from a Google Doc that I had created before I understood the process. I took the choices presented, added them up, and the highest number of votes received the nomination. Runner(s) Up are listed for information only. If multiple people are listed, they had an equal number of votes.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

#PackADailyCircus #ootp Playoffs Round 2, Game 3

Good evening, folks!! Well, as it turned out, there was a day off (Oct 7), so we are all caught up as of this post. Funny how that works out sometimes.

Managers: I have not made any roster changes since the playoffs began. If you would like me to run an AI roster change for you (That is, the computer evaluates your lineup and reassigns roster, batting order, etc) let me know and I'll be happy to accommodate!

In the interest of space and time, here is the link to our postseason folder:

And, here we have the results from Game 3. Looks like things are shaping up to be a few great contests and one blow-out.

The Arkansas Tribecards get blanked by the PlayAtThePlates, as Texas fights to keep a close eye on Round 3. Meanwhile, the FDNYs take a 2-1 lead over the NachosGrandes, scoring 3 runs in the 8th inning to overtake the lead and hold on for the win. The Kazis might have had the idea that they would simply steamroller the Thorzuls, but Wisconsin was having none of that, creaming the Kazis 10-2 to grab game 3 and stay close behind. The potential blowout? That comes by way of Florida as the Workmans have been working over the Quarrys this whole round. They now lead 3 games to none, and the Quarrys will have to win the next game to remain in the playoffs. We could see a complete sweep here, folks!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

#PackADailyCircus #ootp - Round 2, Game 2 PAD Circus Playoffs Results!

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! Thanks for tuning in to see how things turned out in the latest game of the playoffs.

Game logs are here, as usual:

But, today, we're not holding anything back. We are jumping right into the results:

The Tribecards, Kazis, and Workmans each extend their lead to 2-0 in the series. Their opponents will have to kick something into gear soon! Remember, these are best-of-seven games.

The FDNYs turned it on and brought in 7 runs to tie their series with NachosGrandes at 1 each.

Later this evening, we'll have Round 2, Game 3 action for you!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

#PackADailyCircus #ootp - Round 2 of Playoff Action Begins!

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! Tonight, we present the first game of Round 2 action.

Round 2 features these 8 teams, each hoping to move on to the World Series:

FDNYs vs NachosGrandes
PlayAtThePlates vs Tribecards
Quarrys vs Workmans
Thorzuls vs Quarrys

Game Logs:

I can only imagine some of those logs provide a great deal of entertainment and insight, considering the results!  For those, you can scroll downward:

The Tribecards land a monster 7-run 9th inning to take the lead from PlayAtThePlates and win the game! The NachosGrandes make a mockery of the FDNYs, who lose the first game by 10 runs. Ouch. The Thorzuls, coming off their victory over the Dawgbones, must have been partying too hard as the fall to the Kazis 4-3 on a 9th inning run. And the Quarrys get blanked by the Workmans, 6-0!

#PackADailyCircus #ootp - Thorzuls and Dawgbones Duke It Out

Good afternoon, folks! Now that the storms are gone and power has been restored to the Tribecards family abode, we have some serious catching up to do.

Right now, we have the final Round 1 Game of the Tribecards PAD Circus Playoffs, featuring the Wisconsin Thorzuls and the Virginia Dawgbones. This one moves the winner to the next round, as this series is tied at two games each.

The Dawgbones have fought hard to stay in the playoffs, but the Thorzuls are not going to go down without a fight.

If you'd like to read the game log and see what happens, pitch-by-pitch, use the link here:

If you are ready to see what happens, scroll beyond the image and get the news:

Here we go.....

The THORZULS take Game 5 and move on to Round 2, beating the Dawgbones 6-2 in the final game! The Dawgbones grabbed two runs and thought they had it wrapped up. Then, the Thorzuls came back to tie the game. Things remained at a stalemate until the 9th inning when Wisconsin tacked on 4 runs in the top of the inning. Virginia, dazed and confused, could do nothing to recover.

That means the following teams move on to play Round 2:

FDNYs vs NachosGrandes
PlayAtThePlates vs Tribecards
Quarrys vs Workmans
Thorzuls vs Quarrys

Round 2 is a Best-of-Seven series, so good luck to everyone!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Still without power

4:30pm on Saturday, and there is still no power at the Tribecards homestead. Latest word is some time very early Sunday morning.

This reminds me of the ice storm we had back in 2000. Then, though, we were out for a week.

Thanks for dropping by! Stay tuned...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

PackADailyCircus power outage

The entire town of Prescott is without power as I type this. Playoffs will resume after power is restored. Supposedly, that could be Saturday! Yikes 

#PackADailyCircus #ootp - Round 1, Game 4 Results!

Good morning, baseball fans! We've got the results from last night's Game 4 playoffs to give to you. All I will say right now is that it was a wild night of baseball simulation. You'll have to check out the logs and/or read below to get all the details.

Speaking of game logs, here is the link (Remember to sort by Last Modified):

As usual, STOP HERE if you do not want to see the results of the games just yet. You can take a few moments to view the logs and relive the games pitch-by-pitch, one at a time. Or... After the image, check out the results below.

In the Blogger League:
FDNYs take the series. PlayAtThePlates takes the series. NachosGrandes takes their series! That's a wrap for the Blogger league. Moving on, also have the Tribecards. These four teams will face each other in Round 2!

Meanwhile, over in Wordpress:

The CaptainCanucks take the series. The Dawgbones win another, tying the series at 2 games each! The Workmans take down the GCRLs and snap up the series there. So, later, we will have the deciding game between the Dawgbones and the Thorzuls!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

#PackADailyCircus #ootp - Round 1, Game 3 Results!

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! Tonight, I have the results for last night's game (Sept 30) in the Tribecards PackADaily Circus Playoffs.  I will post the results from tonight's game later this evening. I did record myself again, this time, I announced the Dawgbones/Thorzuls game and I will post that sometime on Thursday (I hope).

In the meantime, here is the link to the folder with the game logs (HINT: If you sort by Date Modified, it will pull the most recent to the top for you):

As has become customary, you can stop here and look at the logs before scrolling down to see the screenshots of the results:

Okay, folks! Here we go!!

In Blogger:
The Wilsons grabbed an early lead, but could not hold on as the FDNYs scored 4 runs in the 3rd.

The JoshDs and the Tribecards were tied going into the 9th, but the Tribecards took the game and the 1st Round!

The PlayAtThePlates scored 3 runs in 2 innings and held on to lead the series 2-1 over CaptainCanucks.

The NachosGrandes and Superduperman99s were scoreless through 7, but NachosGrandes put a single point on the board, enough to win the game and move ahead in the series 2-1.

Now, let's look at the Wordpress League:
The GCRLs inched their way through the game. Despite a great effort by the Workmans, GCRLs won the game in the bottom of the 9th to keep alive in that series!

The BoRosnys forgot they were playing today, letting the Kazis run over them completely. The Kazis ended the game with 15 runs, 21 hits, and 1 error. BoRosnys did manage to score 2 runs in the 9th to end the game with 5 runs on 9 hits and 2 errors.

As the Dawgbones and Thorzuls entered the 7th inning, they were tied 3-3. The Dawgbones added a couple more as the Thorzuls tried to save the game and take the series, but they couldn't do it. The Dawgbones keep alive in the series, trailing 2-1.

The Hadsalls scored a run in the 1st, but that was all they could manage. The Quarrys take the game and the series, as the move ahead to Round 2.

So, we have two teams that will sit and wait out the rest of Round 1! Congratulations to Tribecards and Quarrys!!