Though my original goal was to have those done before talking about the upcoming pack-a-day season, I can see that this is one big freakin elephant. So, I will continue to chip away at all the cards that still need sorted and mailed, but I am also ready to look ahead!
I have two main things that need to be accomplished before the start of the new baseball season:
- We need a name for this year's giveaway! We've had "Tribecards from Outer Space" and we've had "Pack-A-Daily Circus." Feel free to chime in on a new name, or if you like one of the previously used ones, we may stick to using one of those from here on out.
- Recruiting and setting up! I will be holding a "closed" invitation period for previous players to get in on this year's action. After that deadline, I will open up the rosters to anyone else that wants to join. As a bonus to those that have played last year, returning managers will be allowed to choose nine (9) players from their last year's roster to be guaranteed additions to this year's roster! So, if a previous manager had Babe Ruth on their roster, s/he could choose Babe Ruth as one of their nine carry-overs. All unclaimed players (and players left undrafted last season, plus any new players this season) will be open for anyone to try and draft.
I will be doing the OOTP game again this year. I had a LOT of fun running a fantasy baseball simulation along side the pack-a-day breaks. That added a whole other dimension to collecting these bit of cardboard we all love so much.
I was hoping to have developed an automatic draft program to help with the drafts, but that got put on the very far back burner and never amounted to anything more than a few rough sketches and a barren access database. Ah, well, maybe one day.
So, stay tuned because things are going to get fast and furious as Opening Day 2015 quickly approaches!
Thanks for reading along.