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Mike Mann is the latest to join us, and will field his inaugural team (Unhinged Wahoos) in 2013. Mike has made his 1st round expansion draft selections:
Arrogant Bastards - Justin Masterson
Asian Tsunamis - Carlos Gomez
Birds of Pray - Jon Lester
Devil Dogs - Yonder Alonso
Eliminators - Brett Anderson
Lemonheads - Ricky Weeks
Lymebees - Jesus Montero
Shooting Stars II - Adam Wainwright
Speakers - Asdrubal Cabrera
The Plague - Victor Martinez (unc)
Mike's Round Two selections go as follows:
Arrogant Bastards - Alberto Callaspo
Asian Tsunamis - David Robertson
Birds of Pray - Matt Joyce
Devil Dogs - Matt Garza
Eliminators - Brandon League
Lemonheads - Kelly Johnson
Lymebees - Tim Lincecum
Shooting Stars II - Tyler Clippard
Speakers - CJ Wilson
The Plague - Kyle Kendrick
2013 OOTL Annual League Meeting and Rookie Draft - Sunday, March 3, 12 PM at Flagger Force headquarters.
Brandon welcomes Mike Mann (new OOTL manager) and returning manager, Steve Gaiski.
Presentation to the Shooting Stars II as 2012 OOTL Champions. Congratulations, Kevin!
Thanks to Kevin for hosting today at Flagger Force headquarters.
Barry Shapiro nominates Brandon for Commissioner. Bob Boyd seconds the motion. Unanimous. Rosters to Brandon for approval.
Bob Silks nominates Ed for Vice-President. Brandon seconds the motion. Unanimous.
Craig nominates Bob Boyd for Secretary/Treasurer. Steve seconds the motion. Unanimous. Stats to be sent to Bob this season for compilation.
Barry Shapiro nominates Brian for Alternate #1. Kevin nominates John for Alternate #2. Both unanimous.
League office voting:
Commissioner - Brandon Matlock
Vice-President - Ed Hixson
Secretary/Treasurer - Bob Boyd
Alternate #1 - Brian Williams
Alternate #2 - John Ingiosi
Player of Year voting
Pitcher of Year voting
+ Update to add 1 new IR position. Submitted by Craig. Fails, 5-6.
+ Scheduling - Play 100 game schedule beginning in 2014. Submitted by Barry Shapiro. Passes, 8-3.
+ Roster Size - Allow one non-injury roster move during a 4-game series. Submitted by Craig. Fails, 1-10.
+ Eliminate 4th Starter in a 3-game series - Allow roster to include only three starters. Submitted by Barry Shapiro. Fails, 1-10. Clarification that the 4th starter may be used in relief. Clarification that a starter with additional appearances beyond starts may be used in relief up to the number of appearances if those appearances need not be used as a starter.
+ DH rule update - May use DH in field, requiring pinch-hitting for pitcher each successive time. Forfeit results when no pitcher or hitter remains. Submitted by Barry Shapiro.Fails, 3-8.
+ Bunt-for-a-Hit - Craig submits a complete chart. Any player can bunt-for-a-hit once per game; once again in extra innings. Bases must be empty. 14-2 balls; 13-2 strikes. Infield defense 1-1-4, out; 2-1-3, out; or, 3-1-2 out. submitted by Craig.Passes, 9-2.
+ Pitchers may be used as Pinch-runners; doesn't count as a game or rest. Submitted by Barry Shapiro. Fails, 5-6.
+ Pro-rate Stolen Base Attempts - To take effect for 2014. We will discuss whether 100%, 125% or 150% will be the total. Submitted by Bob Silks.Passes, 7-4.
+ Stolen Base Chart Change - Allow C & D St Numbers to attempt to steal as A & B players. Submitted by Steve. Fails. 3-8.
+ Hitting Handicap Restriction to a Maximum - submitted by Bob Silks. Fails, 1-10.
+ Pickoff Attempts Proposal - Chart for Pitcher's MF = to 1B defense chart. Defense may choose to not attempt pickoff. Submitted by Ed. Passes, 9-2.
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Following a brief intermission, the anticipation for new roster additions turned to reality. Manager Brandon, after dealing David Wright during the off-season, acquired Brett Lawrie to anchor the hot corner for the Eliminators. Enjoy the remainder of our selections plus pre- and Draft Day trades on our Transactions page.
2012 Rule Clarifications
Pitchers cannot bat; batters cannot hit.
In a 3-game series, the 4th starter must have a relief appearance remaining to be used in relief.
If you live in the York-Lancaster-Harrisburg region and are interested in joining OOTL, we invite you to contact us to learn more. If you're a baseball fan, you're in for a lot of fun!