Sunday, April 19, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - 014 - Late to the party, pal! Draft Picks and Updates

Hello, everyone! Sorry this post is late. Read my previous post about the crazy roster issues and you'll understand why this pack is late. This post will cover a few things: our first draft, our next draft and Saturday's pack.

Let's talk about the draft. First of all, Northampton Therapists and Pedersejs were both skunked. Sorry, guys. I had misspelled Bobby Thomson's name. I fixed that after I ran the draft.

The updated Managers/Players file is: Right Here! Note: There may be FICTIONAL players that have the same name as a real player. For the next few drafts, I will check cards against the list to make sure a card is claimed or a free agent.

Let's talk about the next draft! We will have around 75 names/players to choose from this time! Very cool. (Managers, I will send the list out on Sunday, April 19)

I am instituting a "No Skunk" program starting with this newest draft. I entered every manager's name and randomized it. Managers will be paired off. This week, Erin Rose and ProwlingCats get to debut the program. How does it work?

Erin Rose is GUARANTEED the 1st pick of the 1st round. ProwlingCats are GUARANTEED the 2nd pick of the 1st round. So, as long as ProwlingCats picks more than one player, he will get either his first pick or his second pick. If Erin Rose and ProwlingCats have the same first player, Erin Rose gets the player since her name came out on top. ProwlingCats would then get his second pick (since the first one was eliminated when Erin Rose got it). If, however, they do NOT pick the same player for their first choice, then they both get their first round picks!  Make sense? I hope so. It's 1:30am as I type this, so there is no telling... Need a visual?

Erin Rose - 1st Choice: Yadier Molina, 2nd Choice: Fred Jackson
ProwlingCats - 1st Choice: Tommy Smith, 2nd Choice: Billy Polk

Above, they each get their 1st pick - no skunks!

Erin Rose - 1st Choice: Yadier Molina, 2nd Choice: Fred Jackson
ProwlingCats - 1st Choice: Yadier Molina, 2nd Choice: Billy Polk

Above, Erin gets Yadier, ProwlingCats get Polk - no skunks!

Now, if ProwlingCats ONLY picked Yadier in our example, they would get skunked because they only chose one player with no backup. I can't help ya there. Moral of the story: Pick at least two players on your "no skunk" week!

Here is the list. Managers, don't worry about keeping track. I will do that and let everyone know each week who gets "no skunk." For the record, all other managers will be randomized each week. Only the two managers in "no skunk" will be set in each draft.

WEEK 02 Erin Rose ProwlingCats
WEEK 03 Play at the Plates SuperDuperMen
WEEK 04 SoxFan4Life Jacksonville Jobu
WEEK 05 Eastern Virginia Mutts Kentucky Quarrys
WEEK 06 Jennings64 Ventura County Royals
WEEK 07 GCRLs The Balking Dead
WEEK 08 Maddings New Jersey Hadsalls
WEEK 09 Bo Rosnys Pedersejs
WEEK 10 Enamel Rods Cobb County SuperChickens
WEEK 11 Illinois Jafronius Tribecards
WEEK 12 Joliet Convicts CaptKirk42s
WEEK 13 Dominic FDNY CaptainCanucks
WEEK 14 Northampton Therapists Wilsons
WEEK 15 Stealing Home Nachos Grandes
WEEK 16 Thoughts and Sox RJBreezes
WEEK 17 Arpsmith Kazis
WEEK 18 Idaho Astros Saitama Sushi
WEEK 19 Alec's All Stars Pennsylvania BC's
WEEK 20 BackstopCards Thorzul
WEEK 21 NightOwls TSHensons

Okay, let's bust a pack! 1989 Donruss

Warren Spahn Puzzle 28, 29, 30 - Braves - Pedersejs (Wahoo!!)
Ron Robinson - Reds - Free Agent
Mike Brumley - Padres - Free Agent
Scott Garrelts - Giants - Free Agent
Jose Lind - Pirates - Free Agent
Charlie Puleo - Braves - Free Agent
Les Lancaster - Cubs - Free Agent
Randy Meyers - Mets - Free Agent
Rey Quinones - Mariners - Free Agent
Mike Flanagan - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Greg Gagne - Twins - Free Agent
Fred McGriff Diamond King - Blue Jays - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
David Wells- Blue Jays - Kazis (Wahoo!!)
Tommy Herr - Twins - Free Agent
Kevin Gross MVP - Phillies - Night Owls (Wahoo!!)

Congratulations, managers! I was worried for a while that Pedersejs would be the only manager to pull a card from this pack. Not a bad collection of players, either.


  1. There's fictional players mixed in with our teams? You mean to tell me that "Perwiro Kathirithamby" isn't a real guy? I bet he would be a total stud.

    I was the overall last pick in the randomization, and still managed my #4 and #6 picks this week. Not too shabby...

  2. I think a "Ghislain Blot" is what they use for a Rorschach test.

    "Murman Magalov" sounds like an undersea villian.

    "Vartan Kropovitskaya" was previously a Russian ice-dancing champion.

    And the most obviously-fake one of all....My Starbucks order this morning was for a venti decaf "Saltalamacchia" with two pumps of vanilla syrup.

  3. I've been searching ebay for a "Perwiro Kathirithamby" rookie card! :)