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twikoff
06-18-02, 05:21 PM
Season 4: June 18-30


Previous Thread:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=216032

Premiership (http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~nds12083/standings.php?div=Premiership)
First Division (http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~nds12083/standings.php?div=First%20Division)
Second Division (http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~nds12083/standings.php?div=Second%20Division)
Third Division (http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~nds12083/standings.php?div=Third%20Division)

Sign up and join us! (http://cs.uoregon.edu/~nds12083/signup.php)
League News (http://cs.uoregon.edu/~nds12083/index.html)
Download the game (http://www.smallball.com)
Team Logos (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=216219)

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 05:24 PM
I guess I'm not training my team right or something.

3 games, I haven't scored a run. Granted only 1 game is final.

*sigh* :(

DVD.guy
06-18-02, 05:31 PM
Do we have a deadline for playing game 2?

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 05:33 PM
Okay.. its official.. my team sucks. :(

Final from game #7006.

HockeyTown - 0
Pujols Pajams - 2

Three Day Delay
06-18-02, 05:36 PM
Question- Pro League-

When I clicked on my pro league list, it gave me six options. I selected one.....what about the rest of them? Do I play all of them? How long do I have to play them? I don't quite get it.

twikoff
06-18-02, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by Three Day Delay
Question- Pro League-

When I clicked on my pro league list, it gave me six options. I selected one.....what about the rest of them? Do I play all of them? How long do I have to play them? I don't quite get it.

when you hit pro league.. it will give you a list of all the teams you have to play.. should be 9 teams.. you might have to scroll down

you play them in any order you want.. any time you want.. between now and the end of the season

the other 9 games, will be teams challenging you.. for a total of 18 games

going by past experience.. you need about 3 wins to stay in the junior league.. and 4 wins should make you advance.. so its pretty easy to move on

twikoff
06-18-02, 05:39 PM
btw.. just in case anyone hasnt figured it out
my wife is HTQ

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 05:39 PM
And a final from game #7071.

HockeyTown - 0
Kevin's Contractors - 4.

Guess thats what I get for thinking a bunch of sucessful hockey players could play baseball

*goes to start my last game and sulk in the corner*

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 05:41 PM
Game #7220

Pork Chop Express Vs. HockeyTown

twikoff
06-18-02, 05:44 PM
http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/bamasucks.jpg vs http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/goodfellas.jpg
game #7193

mgfred
06-18-02, 05:46 PM
Since Cryptik is on vacation I'll do the honors:

http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/honoluluslashers.jpg VS http://horrordvdtalk.com/images/horrordvdlogo.gif game #7022

The HorrorDVDTalk.com Express rolls over their third straight victim 2-0!

Now I just have to wait for the Good Fellas to stand in the middle of the tracks! :)

Before today I feared my Division 1 opponents, maybe they should fear me! :rotflmao:

AndyCapps
06-18-02, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by twikoff
btw.. just in case anyone hasnt figured it out
my wife is HTQ

On Day 5 she gets to give me a spanking. :blush:

3-1 for my first day, not too shabby.

Y2K Falcon
06-18-02, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by twikoff
btw.. just in case anyone hasnt figured it out
my wife is HTQ

Yeah.. "your wife" -rolleyes-

:D

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 05:52 PM
Is there a record for worst team in the league?
hehe

Y2K Falcon
06-18-02, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
Guess thats what I get for thinking a bunch of sucessful hockey players could play baseball

Hmmm... 0-3 with a combined score of 28-nil, and you are still above me in the third division rankings! :D (I am initiating 3 games as schizopak will be at work till late, and "AstroZombie65" hasn't initiated)



Which brings up the question. If I am to play someone, instead of having the game end in forfeit, can I initiate it myself? Or do I not want to if I'm not sure if I will win, as a game forfeited would count as a 'win' to me in the team standings? (though the person's rating is '** 2 days ago' with no games played, so I should beat him anyway?)

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 06:06 PM
Well... wonders never cease.

I acutally scored.

3-1 in the top of the 4th. Game #7220.

twikoff
06-18-02, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon

Which brings up the question. If I am to play someone, instead of having the game end in forfeit, can I initiate it myself? Or do I not want to if I'm not sure if I will win, as a game forfeited would count as a 'win' to me in the team standings? (though the person's rating is '** 2 days ago' with no games played, so I should beat him anyway?)

typically.. you dont ever initiate a game against the other team for them, unless they are on vacation or specifically ask you and you agree.. but if you agree, then of course you initiate

mgfred
06-18-02, 06:15 PM
I think with all the problems we've had today there should be a days grace on forfeits?

twikoff
06-18-02, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by mgfred
I think with all the problems we've had today there should be a days grace on forfeits?

yea.. i think its safe to say that forfeits will not be enforced for the first few days this season.. while everything gets caught back up

Y2K Falcon
06-18-02, 06:18 PM
Originally posted by mgfred
I think with all the problems we've had today there should be a days grace on forfeits?

Oh... probably at least that. I'm just saying in general is it that you would hope for your opponent to fail to initiate a game so you get the guaranteed win?

twikoff
06-18-02, 06:18 PM
Originally posted by twikoff
http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/bamasucks.jpg vs http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/goodfellas.jpg
game #7193

final score: BamaSucks! 4 Good Fellas 0

twikoff
06-18-02, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon


Oh... probably at least that. I'm just saying in general is it that you would hope for your opponent to fail to initiate a game so you get the guaranteed win?

all our players are pretty active.. I dont think you have to worry about us having problems with forfeits very often..
we had problems in the first couple seasons.. till we got rid of the dead teams.. but as of now,everyone is active.. if teams decide they dont want to play anymore.. hopefully they will go ahead and put their team on vacation so that their opponents initiate all the games.. and then they can be removed from the league at the end of the season.

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 06:36 PM
Well.. what a day... 0-4 for my boys :(

Final from game #7220

HockeyTown - 2
Pork Chop Express - 3

At least I scored this game.. So it wasn't a total shut-out.

Guess I have lots of training to do before tomorrows games.

Y2K Falcon
06-18-02, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
Well.. what a day... 0-4 for my boys :(

You are back on the top of the standings!!! :)

http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~nds12083/standings.php?div=Third%20Division

Copenhagen
06-18-02, 06:46 PM
Doppelgangers 3 Chambers Hill Heat 1 #7108

Doppelgangers off to a nice 3-0 start in the premiership, I'm off to play a proleague game now. dvddiehard you can initiate our day 2 game whenever it is good for you.

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 06:46 PM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon


You are back on the top of the standings!!! :)

http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~nds12083/standings.php?div=Third%20Division

Woo Hoo!!!!

Most runs scored against so far.

I tell ya.. If I can't have a winning record, I'm gonna shoot for the worst.

So far, I'm dead on!

Mr. M
06-18-02, 07:05 PM
Has anyone else noticed an inordinate number of dropped fly balls today? My outfielders have been terrible, and so have my opponent's outfielders. Maybe it's one of this season's "new features."

On a separate note - Last week we learned that Bada Bing smacks HRs over 500'; todays question for DT owners is what is the farthest you've seen in the throwing cage?

My best tops out at 170'.

twikoff
06-18-02, 07:05 PM
dont know if anyone caught it yet.. but the results in the 3rd division are off

it shows andycapps with 4 games complete.. when he has only played 3

and it shows Pharoh with 3 games complete.. when he has only played 2

Im assuming someone submitted twice

Y2K Falcon
06-18-02, 07:07 PM
06-18-02 03:07 PM

AndyCapps
Moderator

I screwed up. Pharoh's Ballers won 17-0, and I accidentally gave myself the 17. I tried to stop it before it submitted, and entered the score correctly. Now it has us both as having 1-1 records with 17 RS and 17 RA. dancinn's email address is being rejected by my stupid webmail.

From the previous thread: http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=2505969#post2505969

twikoff
06-18-02, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon


From the previous thread: http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=2505969#post2505969

:up:

I just skimmed those posts in the end of that thread.. because most of them were made during my drive home from atlanta

twikoff
06-18-02, 07:41 PM
hmmmm... I just noticed that shizo used my roster naming scheme -ptth-

Alien Redrum
06-18-02, 07:49 PM
Due to his great smallball skills and willingness to spread the knowledge, I have enlisted mgfred, owner of http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/horrordvdtalk.gif, as my smallball advisor.

Any questions for me should go through mgfred.

Thank you.

Owner.

http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/kingshorror.jpg

Pharoh
06-18-02, 08:22 PM
A little late but here is another final.

Game #6988

Pharoh's Ballers vs. Kevins's Contractors
2 to 0

And as for my record, see what happens when we leave things up to a mod. ;)

jk Andy. Actually after I read your post about the mishap it made me pause before I submitted any scores just to be sure I wouldn't mess one up.

Y2K Falcon
06-18-02, 08:22 PM
Hmm... after choosing who I am going to play and hitting search, when it then brings up the little screen for that team showing who they are, rating, last game initiated, etc. for that team, when I hit 'Play' it goes to the 'sending names' screen and after a bit "Query Failed

Service Problem"

Just me right now?

NOTE: First game I have tried to initiate today (just got home)

mgfred
06-18-02, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon
Hmm... after choosing who I am going to play and hitting search, when it then brings up the little screen for that team showing who they are, rating, last game initiated, etc. for that team, when I hit 'Play' it goes to the 'sending names' screen and after a bit "Query Failed

Service Problem"

Just me right now?

NOTE: First game I have tried to initiate today (just got home)

stop and restart smallball

twikoff
06-18-02, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon
Hmm... after choosing who I am going to play and hitting search, when it then brings up the little screen for that team showing who they are, rating, last game initiated, etc. for that team, when I hit 'Play' it goes to the 'sending names' screen and after a bit "Query Failed

Service Problem"

Just me right now?

NOTE: First game I have tried to initiate today (just got home)

did you close down the program and reopen it?

Y2K Falcon
06-18-02, 08:35 PM
After cancelling twice, it seemed to work:

http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/88texasaggies.jpg

Vs.

http://www.ameritech.net/users/dvdtalk/schizo.gif
Champaign Cornpickers (no logo)

Game #7606

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 08:39 PM
Just found out my team is in the middle of another game.

Game #7736. HockeyTown vs. Dudley Boyz... 8-1 Top of the 6th, just guess who is leading. :P

Is this game supposed to be a preview of the whomping I take tomorrow, since I play your team?

where
06-18-02, 08:45 PM
actually, I thought I was supposed to play you today...

I realized about half way through the game that I supposed to play you tomorrow.

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 08:47 PM
Ahh.. heh... no problem.. at least this way I can see where I stand on tomorrow game.

Just gotta remember to train my team before work tomorrow.

where
06-18-02, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
Ahh.. heh... no problem.. at least this way I can see where I stand on tomorrow game.

Just gotta remember to train my team before work tomorrow.

who is the Kirk 'Multby' guy? :p

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 09:20 PM
Umm.. checks spelling.. did I enter it in wrong?

Y2K Falcon
06-18-02, 09:23 PM
http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/88texasaggies.jpg
3

Vs.

http://www.ameritech.net/users/dvdtalk/schizo.gif
Champaign Cornpickers (no logo)
4

Game #7606


Being down 3-1 going into the bottom of the ninth, the Champaign Cornpickers under .200 batters come alive to score 3!

(damn them)

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 09:26 PM
Heh. I guess I did.. now if I could only get into the trainer so that I could correct it.

twikoff
06-18-02, 09:30 PM
yep.. the program and their website is running like crap again
hopefully they finish their testing, and everything runs smooth tomorrow

WhoGirl
06-18-02, 09:43 PM
http://horrordvdtalk.com/images/GoodFellas2.jpgVs.http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/redraiders.gif

#8132

whotony
06-18-02, 10:13 PM
well here i go again. i lose the first game i initiate 1-0 to thunderchickens.
#8042

http://horrordvdtalk.com/images/WhoBeesLogo.jpg vs. http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/hbsurfdogs.jpg
#8241

will i lose 1-0 again.

WhoGirl
06-18-02, 10:23 PM
Originally posted by WhoGirl
http://horrordvdtalk.com/images/GoodFellas2.jpgVs.http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/redraiders.gif

#8132

The Good Fellas take this one 5-0!

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 10:26 PM
Okay.. anyone want to help me out?

What am I doing wrong? I've trained my team a bit using the standard trainer. Then I bought the deluxe trainer and have used that for a couple days.

My team still sucks. Each time I use the deluxe trainer, I look at the report, and each player increases in skills that they practiced.

But I still can't win a game, or even get very many hits or runs.

I need some serious help.

I don't want to be dead last.

*is reminded of the Bad News Bears*
:(

Blake
06-18-02, 10:35 PM
I'm sure it'll take a lot more time Vryce - some of these people have 3 seasons under their belt @ 2 weeks a piece = 40+ days of training we don't have.

I just started today, so you could probably easily beat my team.

Also, on the homepage of the Smallball League page, why aren't Login and Team Info linked?

Y2K Falcon
06-18-02, 10:38 PM
My other game from Day 1

http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/88texasaggies.jpg


Vs.

Cubs Year (no logo)


Game #8347 - just started

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 10:39 PM
The homepage of the dvdtalk league also doesn't have the third division listed, either.

Y2K Falcon
06-18-02, 10:40 PM
Vryce or Blake:

Play Me! Play Me!

I still have 1 more league game to initiate after this one, but feel free to try me out!

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 10:41 PM
Playing you're Aggies now Y2K.

whotony
06-18-02, 10:45 PM
well i just lost to fleeg's t storm 2-1.

i think it's time to change my whole team around. i don't score more then 1 or 2 runs a game.

roster and training changes here i come.

Y2K Falcon
06-18-02, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
Playing you're Aggies now Y2K.
Is your yahoo messenger turned on? I tried sending you a message...

Canis Firebrand
06-18-02, 10:48 PM
Its on now...

whotony
06-18-02, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by whotony
well here i go again. i lose the first game i initiate 1-0 to thunderchickens.
#8042

http://horrordvdtalk.com/images/WhoBeesLogo.jpg vs. http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/hbsurfdogs.jpg
#8241

will i lose 1-0 again.

well the score was 1-0 again. but this time i somhow won the game. wheww!

Y2K Falcon
06-18-02, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by whotony


well the score was 1-0 again. but this time i somhow won the game. wheww!
:up: Congrats on your first win (of the season? of ever?)

WhoGirl
06-18-02, 11:02 PM
http://horrordvdtalk.com/images/GoodFellas2.jpg vs http://horrordvdtalk.com/images/horrordvdlogo.gif

Game #8404
Let's see if the Fellas can derail the HorrorDVDTalk.com Express :)

Three Day Delay
06-18-02, 11:15 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
Okay.. anyone want to help me out?

What am I doing wrong? I've trained my team a bit using the standard trainer. Then I bought the deluxe trainer and have used that for a couple days.

My team still sucks. Each time I use the deluxe trainer, I look at the report, and each player increases in skills that they practiced.

But I still can't win a game, or even get very many hits or runs.

I need some serious help.

I don't want to be dead last.

*is reminded of the Bad News Bears*
:(

Patience, patience, patience.

schizopak
06-18-02, 11:55 PM
I just got back home from work expecting to be 0 and 4 but to my pleasant surprise my little boys are now 2 and 1. Woo hoo! Hey, twikoff, you name your guys after secondary Simpson characters too?

http://www.ameritech.net/users/dvdtalk/schizo.gif

WhoGirl
06-18-02, 11:57 PM
Originally posted by WhoGirl
http://horrordvdtalk.com/images/GoodFellas2.jpg vs http://horrordvdtalk.com/images/horrordvdlogo.gif

Game #8404
Let's see if the Fellas can derail the HorrorDVDTalk.com Express :)

DERAILED!

Good Fellas 3 HorrorDVDTalk.com 1 in the 12th

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by schizopak
I just got back home from work expecting to be 0 and 4 but to my pleasant surprise my little boys are now 2 and 1. Woo hoo!

http://www.ameritech.net/users/dvdtalk/schizo.gif

I let you win... -rolleyes- You'll want to see your half of the ninth! (and see the averages of the batters who did the damage)

:D

schizopak
06-19-02, 12:17 AM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon


I let you win... -rolleyes- You'll want to see your half of the ninth! (and see the averages of the batters who did the damage)

:D

Oh i know my guys can't hit (no real hitting training), but what do you mean "let win". One more thing, why do people rest their players before big games? does their TP levels affect actual game play?

http://www.ameritech.net/users/dvdtalk/schizo.gif

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 12:32 AM
Originally posted by schizopak
Oh i know my guys can't hit (no real hitting training), but what do you mean "let win".

http://www.ameritech.net/users/dvdtalk/schizo.gif

I let you win by sucking real bad... :)

What I was saying is that you have some batters with some experience, but the ones that beat me were 0-6, 0-8, 1-10 batters or something like that... I just thought that ironic as I had done well against your .300 batters all game...

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 12:49 AM
Whew... My first win!

5-0 vs. The Dudley Boyz!

Game 8567




It looks like Camp Blood is the only team in division 3 to not initiate their games...

Unless cwikoff was the one that initiated the game between Porkchop Express and HTQ.

schizopak
06-19-02, 12:52 AM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon


I let you win by sucking real bad... :)

What I was saying is that you have some batters with some experience, but the ones that beat me were 0-6, 0-8, 1-10 batters or something like that... I just thought that ironic as I had done well against your .300 batters all game...

I get it. :D I still haven't watched the game yet. Maybe later tonight. So what does a guy have to do around here to get a logo?

http://www.ameritech.net/users/dvdtalk/schizo.gif

Th0r S1mpson
06-19-02, 01:40 AM
Originally posted by schizopak

One more thing, why do people rest their players before big games? does their TP levels affect actual game play?


Bench players earn TP twice as fast. Resting good players before a big game just allows you to train those players one extra time. I still don't recommend it because you can get caught with your benchies in on occasion, but not only for that reason. I pretty much leave my starters in all the time now. The other players are the ones who need the training any way, not the guys who are already good. Just my opinion of course.

dancinns
06-19-02, 02:04 AM
Originally posted by Blake
Also, on the homepage of the Smallball League page, why aren't Login and Team Info linked?
Because I haven't changed the code for the front page. I have to go into GreyMatter (the blog software) and change the header/footer info.

dancinns
06-19-02, 02:07 AM
Sorry I haven't been around all day so I'll address the league concerns now.

AndyCapp: I got your e-mail earlier and I fixed your scoring error. I just didn't get around to fixing it until about 30 minutes ago.

Enforcement of forfeits will take place at the end of tomorrow. By then you should be done with your day 3 games.

For those who didn't read the ruling the league discussion thread, there will be no start time so you team can be played at any time.

And, I think that's all for now.

dancinns
06-19-02, 02:07 AM
Upset of the day:
Oregon Duques - 7
DarkElf's Destroyer's - 0

Mr. M
06-19-02, 02:35 AM
Originally posted by dancinns
Upset of the day:
Oregon Duques - 7
DarkElf's Destroyer's - 0

How much did you have to pay the ump? :p

dancinns
06-19-02, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by Mr. M


How much did you have to pay the ump? :p
Not too much. ;)

DarkElf
06-19-02, 03:14 AM
Originally posted by dancinns
Upset of the day:
Oregon Duques - 7
DarkElf's Destroyer's - 0
Yeah, nice job! I haven't reviewed the game yet (not much spare time right now), but I'm assuming you jacked a few?

My team's a little weird right now. My best power hitter (#1 in power and very high in skill) has suddenly turned into a singles hitter. A guy who barely had any homers last season has suddenly turned into Barry Bonds. My #1 pitcher is (or at least was) 2nd on my team in homers, despite not being ranking high in power. My #1 pitcher is getting smoked one game, stringing donuts the next. Weird.

Watch out for the rematch! :)

dancinns
06-19-02, 03:25 AM
Originally posted by DarkElf

Yeah, nice job! I haven't reviewed the game yet (not much spare time right now), but I'm assuming you jacked a few?

My team's a little weird right now. My best power hitter (#1 in power and very high in skill) has suddenly turned into a singles hitter. A guy who barely had any homers last season has suddenly turned into Barry Bonds. My #1 pitcher is (or at least was) 2nd on my team in homers, despite not being ranking high in power. My #1 pitcher is getting smoked one game, stringing donuts the next. Weird.

Watch out for the rematch! :)
Just a 3-run jack by someone. I forget who. The other runs were actually driven in....I think.

J-Dubya
06-19-02, 05:28 AM
my Recent games list has become a list with one game on it even though my players show that they've played ten games. I was able to initiate 1 game on tuesday for premiership play but the results aren't on my team page. :confused:

twikoff
06-19-02, 06:39 AM
Originally posted by J-Dubya
my Recent games list has become a list with one game on it even though my players show that they've played ten games. I was able to initiate 1 game on tuesday for premiership play but the results aren't on my team page. :confused:

because monday was a test day, they reset your wins and loses and recent games that were played
but they left your hitting stats from the test day

Lateralus
06-19-02, 06:49 AM
Sooooooo is there an offical time that we start our league games? I'm looking at the league and nobody has initiated a game yet other than Doug. Are we going to wait till 12 EST or am I wrong in assuming that?

twikoff
06-19-02, 06:55 AM
Originally posted by Lateralus
Sooooooo is there an offical time that we start our league games? I'm looking at the league and nobody has initiated a game yet other than Doug. Are we going to wait till 12 EST or am I wrong in assuming that?

Originally posted by dancinns
Sorry I haven't been around all day so I'll address the league concerns now.

AndyCapp: I got your e-mail earlier and I fixed your scoring error. I just didn't get around to fixing it until about 30 minutes ago.

Enforcement of forfeits will take place at the end of tomorrow. By then you should be done with your day 3 games.

For those who didn't read the ruling the league discussion thread, there will be no start time so you team can be played at any time.

And, I think that's all for now.

Lateralus
06-19-02, 07:26 AM
Originally posted by twikoff




Thanks!

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 07:36 AM
Day 3 game

Game #6574

HockeyTown vs. HTQ

Doug Heffernan
06-19-02, 07:38 AM
Wait... I thought we were supposed to start games between 12 noon and 12 midnight est? Is that what danncinns means by no start time? Meaning "no specific start time, but must be played beteween those hours?"

twikoff
06-19-02, 07:40 AM
Originally posted by Doug Heffernan
Wait... I thought we were supposed to start games between 12 noon and 12 midnight est? Is that what danncinns means by no start time? Meaning "no specific start time, but must be played beteween those hours?"

nope.. in the league discussion thread.. the general consensus was to leave things exactly how they have been

games can be played anytime from midnight to midnight est

Doug Heffernan
06-19-02, 09:01 AM
Originally posted by twikoff


nope.. in the league discussion thread.. the general consensus was to leave things exactly how they have been

games can be played anytime from midnight to midnight est

I just want to say I think that sucks.

Three Day Delay
06-19-02, 09:03 AM
Crap! I accidentally played the Monarchs. Sorry about that.

das Monkey
06-19-02, 09:12 AM
I don't know how, but I won two games. My Beer/Nachos/Hookers plan must be paying off. I think these guys are responding to my not training them. I told them, "look, every time you win, that's one more hooker to feed you nachos in bed." Just gotta know how to motivate.

das

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 09:17 AM
Originally posted by das Monkey
I don't know how, but I won two games. My Beer/Nachos/Hookers plan must be paying off. I think these guys are responding to my not training them. I told them, "look, every time you win, that's one more hooker to feed you nachos in bed." Just gotta know how to motivate.

das

Heh.. I may need to follow your program.. My team lost all 4 games yesterday.

Though the game between your team and mine was at least close, and I did score 2 runs to your 3.

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 09:27 AM
*sigh*

Final score from game #6574.

HockeyTown - 0
HTQ - 19

BigDave
06-19-02, 09:31 AM
Well, I finally cracked.

Time to see how my guys do after their first DT session. :D

#6895

http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/fightinaggies.gif vs. http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/horrordvdtalkers.jpg

Pharoh
06-19-02, 09:35 AM
Das,

If you care we have a game on.

Game #6825
Pharoh's Ballers vs. Pork Chop Express

Edited to add final of game.

13 to 0

CharlesC
06-19-02, 09:42 AM
This piece of **** erased my game that I played against Twikoff last night before I got a chance to report the score. So I'm now replaying my day 2 game.

:mad: This season has been a real pain in the ass so far.

IdgIe49
06-19-02, 09:50 AM
surprise surprise, idiotbox Nuclear Fusion is playing me now ...

das Monkey
06-19-02, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by Pharoh
Das,

If you care we have a game on.

Game #6825
Pharoh's Ballers vs. Pork Chop Express

Heh ... it appears <I>you</I> have a game on. My team appears to be elsewhere.

das

BigDave
06-19-02, 10:07 AM
I know the Horror DVD Talkers aren't a great team, but I won 31-0 in 5 innings after my first session of DT. :D I'm curious to have known how I would have done without DT though.

Now I just need to figure out all the cool things in DT.

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 10:11 AM
Originally posted by BigDave
I know the Horror DVD Talkers aren't a great team, but I won 31-0 in 5 innings after my first session of DT. :D I'm curious to have known how I would have done without DT though.

Now I just need to figure out all the cool things in DT.

Okay... now reading that has me angry.

I bought the DT and have used it on at least 4-5 sessions. Of the 5 DVDTalk league games I played, I scored 2 runs, and have been scored on 50-60 times.

How long have you had your team before you used DT?



WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?

Should I make every spend all their training on the same thing. Like every train in hitting all day.

I tried to split it up a little so that my team did some hitting practice, some fielding , and some catching.

I need serious help and am frustrated.

But at least this is all still fun. Y2K and I were joking last night because both our teams seem to be about the same skillwise.

BigDave
06-19-02, 10:15 AM
Originally posted by Vryce
How long have you had your team before you used DT?

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?


You're doing nothing wrong. I've been in the league since it started. I'm a 5* team that's been lacking in training. I just wanted to see how long I could go without using DT.

I started in the Premiership (Season 1) and now I'm in the Second Division (Season 2). I was able to stay in the First Division for two seasons, but I think my little experiment shows that having DT is a major bonus.

Hopefully my guys will turn it around and I'll be moving back up through the divisions.

das Monkey
06-19-02, 10:16 AM
Originally posted by Vryce
I need serious help and am frustrated.

But at least this is all still fun. Y2K and I were joking last night because both our teams seem to be about the same skillwise.

What about me? I just assume my team sucks because they're so new. I've only trained them like twice, and one of those times I just had them stand at their positions while I walked away. :) Is your team only 4-5 sessions old? If so, I would imagine it takes at least a week or so to even get one player up to competitive level, let alone a whole team.

das

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 10:19 AM
Yeah.. I created my team on 6/14.

I figured it would take some time.. but I didn't think that after training them a bunch of times, that I would still not have any scoring power or able to stop runs.

Though I was surprised at my pitchers stats. He pitches 70-77 MPH. In 15 games, he has 266 strikeouts.

I've tried other people at pitching in the trainer, but it seems that most aren't as good. I haven't tried every player at pitcher yet.

Pharoh
06-19-02, 10:21 AM
Originally posted by Vryce


Okay... now reading that has me angry.

I bought the DT and have used it on at least 4-5 sessions. Of the 5 DVDTalk league games I played, I scored 2 runs, and have been scored on 50-60 times.

How long have you had your team before you used DT?



WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?

Should I make every spend all their training on the same thing. Like every train in hitting all day.

I tried to split it up a little so that my team did some hitting practice, some fielding , and some catching.

I need serious help and am frustrated.

But at least this is all still fun. Y2K and I were joking last night because both our teams seem to be about the same skillwise.

First of all remember that you are a brand new team and that scoring and wins will come. Secondly learn from everyone else's mistakes. Do train in one thing at a time. First train to find your pitcher. The point is that there is one particular player who is best suited for pitcher. So train everyone for a couple of days in pitching, then take the top 4 or 5 and continue for a couple of more day. Then the top two until one guy is clearly the best pitcher. Continue training him. SmallBall pros claim that running should be the first non-pitching skill to train in. So take all the non pitchers and run them. Maybe for up to a week? Then train everyone in fielding. Again for about a week. Then perhaps move on to hitting. One skill at a time. This will both maximize their skills and more importantly organize them. It takes time.

Even though the dividends may not be immediate this way, in the long run you will have a very strong team. I did not train this way from the get go, and still have many holes. Hope this helps some.

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 10:23 AM
That definetly sounds like a good plan.

I';ve been training on many things per session.

Since I have written off this season, maybe I'll adopt that training plan and hopefully be more competitive come next season.

IdgIe49
06-19-02, 10:49 AM
Vrycie Pooh, dont be discouraged. I didnt buy the DT from the get go. As you can see from Season 1, I sucked donkey balls. I had a 5-13 record, finishing 8th in the 1st Division (and was only placed in the 1st division by way of who signed up when). Season 2 brought a demotion to the 2nd Division where I ended up 7th with a 7-11 record. I believe way into the 2nd Season I bought the DT. With the reformating of the leagues, I stayed in the 2nd division for Season 3, where I ended up 6th with a 11-8 record. I am not even the best team this Season 4 in the 2nd Division, so I imagine I'll be here for Season 5. Which is fine with me.

My friend, Atlantis Cetaceans, got in to Smallball about 3 weeks after I did. Now look at him. Team #100289, he hits more Homeruns than my team, and is 6*, but yes, I still beat him. :D And he did buy the DT from the very beginning.

I'll tell you, that I dont pay much attention to the way people explain how to train your team. Now that you have the DT, you'll find it a lot easier to train. What I did, is decided WHO *I* wanted to be the pitcher. I also chose a backup from my bench players. My backup pitches way faster, but I still keep my main guy in because I like that fact that he's the one from the very beginning; even though my backup is way better all around. From the beginning, I would only train once a day, but lately since Im bored out of my mind, I usually train again 12 hours later.

I know I still suck, but I accomplished my goal of cheating my way to the junior league. :) That's enough for me for now.

Keep training and you'll eventually get that win. Try playing another one of my friends, he never trains... team # 100301.

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 10:51 AM
Originally posted by Vryce
But at least this is all still fun. Y2K and I were joking last night because both our teams seem to be about the same skillwise.

I don't know if you saw, but I initiated a game last night after midnight and beatcha 2-1! -ptth-

My home connection was hosed this morning, so I didn't get to initiate any games or anything... Oh well, when I get to my girlfriend's tonight, everyone will have full pie!


Mmmmmmm.... full pie....

Also, Vryce, I erased all of my messages related to your questions in the 'league rule/schedule discussion' thread. If you and twikoff did the same, the thread would be more on topic (and the commish would probably be less mad at us :D )

Das: Play me if ya wanna... I want something to happen to my team during the day today! (I can't connect to smallball at work)

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 10:55 AM
There are no posts from me in the league rule discussion thread. I think we had our conversation last night in this thread.

Yeah.. I saw that you played my team again. 2-1 loss. getting a bit better. It will be interesting to see how I do against your team when I play you officially in a day or two.

I trained my team this morning before leaving for work and initiated my game against HTQ.

I'll probably challenge your team again as well as the friend that IdgIe posted.

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by Vryce
There are no posts from me in the league rule discussion thread. I think we had our conversation last night in this thread.

oh shoot... that was schizopak... my bad!

So schizo, please read two messages up! :D

BigDave
06-19-02, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon

... when I get to my girlfriend's tonight, everyone will have full pie!


:lol:rotfl:lol:

Yes, full pie. Mmmmmmmm.

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by BigDave


:lol:rotfl:lol:

Yes, full pie. Mmmmmmmm.

Oh... Carp... I didn't realize the double meaning... :o

DVD.guy
06-19-02, 11:56 AM
<I>Originally posted by BigDave</i>
<B>Well, I finally cracked.

Time to see how my guys do after their first DT session.</b>

So, am I the only one without DT?!?

DVD.guy
06-19-02, 11:59 AM
Initiating Day 2 Game #7297

http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/dvdguys.jpg vs. http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/woodysteem.jpg

What can I say, I'm behind... :(

twikoff
06-19-02, 12:03 PM
damn stupid team
I quit!!

last season.. I ended up tied for first in the first division.. but do to a freak occurence (damn you doppelgangers), I got to stay in first division.. and now my team is going down the drain quick..
I can beat 7 star teams in close games when its not official, but as soon as I start an official game, I end up losing by a run :mad:
at this rate.. Ill be joining the 2nd division next season -eek-
and hell, i dont even want to think about the pro league, with how my guys are playing now.

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 12:05 PM
Heh.. after day 3.. I'm 0-6 with 51 runs scored against, 2 runs scored for.

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by twikoff
damn stupid team
I quit!!

last season.. I ended up tied for first in the first division.. but do to a freak occurence (damn you doppelgangers), I got to stay in first division.. and now my team is going down the drain quick..
I can beat 7 star teams in close games when its not official, but as soon as I start an official game, I end up losing by a run :mad:
at this rate.. Ill be joining the 2nd division next season -eek-
and hell, i dont even want to think about the pro league, with how my guys are playing now.
Are you letting Vryce train your guys??? :D :D

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by twikoff
damn stupid team
I quit!!

last season.. I ended up tied for first in the first division.. but do to a freak occurence (damn you doppelgangers), I got to stay in first division.. and now my team is going down the drain quick..
I can beat 7 star teams in close games when its not official, but as soon as I start an official game, I end up losing by a run :mad:
at this rate.. Ill be joining the 2nd division next season -eek-
and hell, i dont even want to think about the pro league, with how my guys are playing now.

Heh.. you're welcome to join my team. We're all headed down to the bar. Maybe pick up some beer and nachos for das's team on the way. I hear they are running low on supplies.

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon

Are you letting Vryce train your guys??? :D :D

rotfl


I guess I'm the red-headed step-child of the DVDTalk SmallBall league

dancinns
06-19-02, 12:09 PM
Originally posted by twikoff
damn stupid team
I quit!!

last season.. I ended up tied for first in the first division.. but do to a freak occurence (damn you doppelgangers), I got to stay in first division.. and now my team is going down the drain quick..
I can beat 7 star teams in close games when its not official, but as soon as I start an official game, I end up losing by a run :mad:
at this rate.. Ill be joining the 2nd division next season -eek-
and hell, i dont even want to think about the pro league, with how my guys are playing now.
I thought that's what you wanted, to stay in the Second Division where you don't have to play the l33t teams. :)

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 12:17 PM
Is Camp Blood in the third division officially a no-show?? They have not initiated any of the three games they were supposed to through Day 3, and they appear to be not very well trained (Outscored 1-97 in the three games initiated on them. Maybe Vryce should play them just to be sure!)

I just sent an email.

Hi. I was just wondering if you were going to initiate your Small Ball games in the DVDTalk league? The league start was messed up through yesterday afternoon, but we are supposed to complete games through Day 3 by midnight Eastern tonight (Wednesday).

Here's a link to your schedule page:
http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~nds12083/team.php?id=105084

Joe
'88 Texas Aggies manager

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 12:18 PM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon
Is Camp Blood in the third division officially a no-show?? They have not initiated any of the three games they were supposed to through Day 3, and they appear to be not very well trained (Outscored 1-97 in the three games initiated on them. Maybe Vryce should play them just to be sure!)

I just sent an email.



Heh.. I play them tomorrow.... I'm expecting a win, but with my team, I bet I get shut out.. ;)

I'm just surprised that they got a run off HTQ.

twikoff
06-19-02, 12:21 PM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon

Are you letting Vryce train your guys??? :D :D

:lol: rotfl nope, but I dont think anyone could do any worse job then I am right now ;)

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 12:22 PM
Originally posted by twikoff


:lol: rotfl nope, but I dont think anyone could do any worse job then I am right now ;)

Heh.. I've got 12 stanley cup champs that bet they could prove you wrong. ;)

:lol:

twikoff
06-19-02, 12:22 PM
Originally posted by dancinns

I thought that's what you wanted, to stay in the Second Division where you don't have to play the l33t teams. :)

actually.. if I could figure out a way to get down to the 3rd division.. that would be sweet! ;)

although, havent we learned from at least 2 of the last 3 season.. that the overall best team(s) are not in the premiership? ;)

CharlesC
06-19-02, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by DVD.guy
So, am I the only one without DT?!? Nope. I'm also holding out. DT is for girls and Yankees fans. Real men use the standard trainer. ;)

Cheer up Twikky. You beat me 3-2 in the day 2 game. It seems I'm getting more hits off your pitcher than against other teams. Maybe its time to switch him up?

twikoff
06-19-02, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by Vryce


rotfl
I guess I'm the red-headed step-child of the DVDTalk SmallBall league

just be glad we havent designated an entire day to using your team as our whipping boy (yet)

twikoff
06-19-02, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by Vryce


Heh.. you're welcome to join my team. We're all headed down to the bar. Maybe pick up some beer and nachos for das's team on the way. I hear they are running low on supplies.

maybe thats what they need.. beer and nachos
they will probably still lose, but they wont mind it as much!

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by twikoff


just be glad we havent designated an entire day to using your team as our whipping boy (yet)

Hehe.. I'm sure that day will come, when people are on the verge of not making it to the pro league.

Then they will just play my team and get a bunch of easy wins.

rotfl

twikoff
06-19-02, 12:25 PM
Originally posted by Vryce


I'm just surprised that they got a run off HTQ.

:lol: thats my wife's team
she was pretty heartbroken when the carpenters beat her team yesterday rotfl

DVD.guy
06-19-02, 12:27 PM
You know, every start of a new season I notice my guys completely change from the previous season. By this I mean, every season I have to swap positions, orders, etc... (gladly, not my pitcher yet). It gets very frustrating. :grunt:

Like I said, the change seems very obvious at each start of a new season.

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by twikoff


:lol: thats my wife's team
she was pretty heartbroken when the carpenters beat her team yesterday rotfl

Well.. at least she gave my boys a good butt whoopin'.

19-0. Her's and Pharoh's team are the only 2 that I was really blown out of the water. The other 4 games were pretty close.

But her team and pharoh's are like 5 star teams. the others are 3-4 stars, mainly 3, I believe.

twikoff
06-19-02, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by CharlesC
Nope. I'm also holding out. DT is for girls and Yankees fans. Real men use the standard trainer. ;)

Cheer up Twikky. You beat me 3-2 in the day 2 game. It seems I'm getting more hits off your pitcher than against other teams. Maybe its time to switch him up?

funny.. that is my next move
my problem has been losing alot of 1-0 or 2-1 games.. so I didnt want to mess with my pitcher.. and for the past week or two, my backup pitcher has been playing left field.. but I think Im going to spend a couple days letting him train back up and then stick him in there to see how he does.. my backup pitcher throws 107 (pretty good for a left fielder).. and my starter is just in the high 90s (was up to 107 at one point).. but my starter seemed to be a better pitcher, despite throwing slower.. now Im thinking about going back to the speed ;)

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
I'm just surprised that they got a run off HTQ.

Umm... you mean that 19-0 game??? :confused:

I only got punked 11-1 :lol: rotfl

twikoff
06-19-02, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by DVD.guy
You know, every start of a new season I notice my guys completely change from the previous season. By this I mean, every season I have to swap positions, orders, etc... (gladly, not my pitcher yet). It gets very frustrating. :grunt:

Like I said, the change seems very obvious at each start of a new season.

without DT, I can see how that could be extremely frustrating!

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon


Umm... you mean that 19-0 game??? :confused:



No, that Camp Blood scored a run on cwikoff. I didn't score a run on her team at all.
My 2 runs came at the expense of das's team.

DVD.guy
06-19-02, 12:33 PM
<I>Orginally posted by CharlesC</i>
<B>Nope. I'm also holding out. DT is for girls and Yankees fans. Real men use the standard trainer. ;)</B>

:thumbsup:

I've now proceeded to change my sig!

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by Vryce


No, that Camp Blood scored a run on cwikoff. I didn't score a run on her team at all.
My 2 runs came at the expense of das's team.


Aaaaahhh... I though you were gloating at your offensive output vs. Ms. wikoff!

BTW...

you lost 19-0 and I only lost 11-1. You lost to the Dudleys and I beat them 5-0. I'm better than you are... -ptth-

Joe... just wanting someone to challenge him since he can't, even though my 'best pitcher' is on the bench

twikoff
06-19-02, 12:35 PM
do I feel some rivalries forming in the 3rd division??

gotta love rivalries (damn those pirates!)

Metrodub
06-19-02, 12:37 PM
http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/assortedvermin.jpg (2-2)

Vs

http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/marlboromen.jpg (4-1)

game #7589

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 12:38 PM
yeah... Y2K and I have a friendly rivalry going.

I;m trying to train my team to get a bit better for when we play each other officially.

Our teams are faily even matched when playing each other.

But Y2K, I lost to the Dudley's 1-0, so that is an acomplishment. Heh.. they only allowed 1 run.

I'll challenge your team when I get home from work. And proabably twikoff's team as well. So that way he can feel better about his team and witness a team that truly sucks.

rotfl

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
...probably twikoff's team as well. So that he can witness a team that truly sucks.

rotfl

Isn't he already a Hawks fan? :confused:

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 12:53 PM
If you have the right pitcher in place, what kind of increase should you see after 1 DT training session where that pitcher pitches the entire time and starts with a "full pie"?

I have my pitcher, and trained him, he gained a few MPH in speed.

But from judging his stats, it appears he is the right pitcher for the team.

Player Pos Games AB Hits AVG 1B 2B 3B HR RBI SO

Steve Yzerman P 16 75 22 .293 25 4 0 0 6 287

287 strike-outs in 16 games, at least to me, is impressive.

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 12:55 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
287 strike-outs in 16 games, at least to me, is impressive.

Against the likes of my batters 5 times??? Please! :lol: I'm about to name my entire lineup "Mendoza"! :D

BigDave
06-19-02, 12:57 PM
Ok, I'm sure this has been covered during one of the 29 threads, but do other people have problems with DT and XP?

I tried doing a search, but I'm not allowed to search for something under three letters.

I had it going this morning, but now it just seems to freeze before loading DT. The regular Smallball program loads fine though.

Blah!

twikoff
06-19-02, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by Vryce

287 strike-outs in 16 games, at least to me, is impressive.

enjoy it while it lasts
most of our pitchers averaged about 20 strikeouts per game, for the first season or so.. then the next couple seasons it was down to 15 or so.. and now, i would say on average, its probably closer to 13 a game

twikoff
06-19-02, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by BigDave
Ok, I'm sure this has been covered during one of the 29 threads, but do other people have problems with DT and XP?

I tried doing a search, but I'm not allowed to search for something under three letters.

I had it going this morning, but now it just seems to freeze before loading DT. The regular Smallball program loads fine though.

Blah!

been running it fine on xp since the begining
if you cant run it at all.. there are all kinds of troubleshooting tips

if its just right now that your having problems.. its probably their fault.. I have had alot of issues with DT lastnight and today..
closing the program and opening it back up, normally fixes it.. although I did have to reboot earlier today to make it work correctly.

Metrodub
06-19-02, 01:03 PM
Big Dave,

I had the same problem this morning as well, but after the third time of trying to open it up, it worked.

It must be on their end.

BigDave
06-19-02, 01:05 PM
Yeah, I was just now able to connect. :)

das Monkey
06-19-02, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
Heh.. you're welcome to join my team. We're all headed down to the bar. Maybe pick up some beer and nachos for das's team on the way. I hear they are running low on supplies.

The training regimen does not work without the hookers. It's the total package.

das

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 01:15 PM
http://207.188.30.98/small/leagues/top100.shtml

hey.. pretty cool.. the mobile suckies are the 7th best team.

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 01:18 PM
Originally posted by das Monkey


The training regimen does not work without the hookers. It's the total package.

das

Okay... expect a visit from 12 of the 15 Katie's Bunnies girls.

Then you can have the holy trinity... beer, nachos, and hookers.

rotfl

Dr. Dean
06-19-02, 01:19 PM
hehe...okay I have my fastest guy leading off and my pitcher, who is slowest, bats last...well my pitcher gets on then the #1 guy hits a single...slowest on 2nd fastest on 1st...then my #2 batter hits a triple and my #1 guy passes the pitcher before hitting third and beats him home...then the next inning it happens again :)

twikoff
06-19-02, 01:21 PM
Originally posted by das Monkey


The training regimen does not work without the hookers. It's the total package.

das

yea.. thats the same thing for the mobile suckies

but you DONT want to see those hookers!

CharlesC
06-19-02, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Dean
hehe...okay I have my fastest guy leading off and my pitcher, who is slowest, bats last...well my pitcher gets on then the #1 guy hits a single...slowest on 2nd fastest on 1st...then my #2 batter hits a triple and my #1 guy passes the pitcher before hitting third and beats him home...then the next inning it happens again :) :lol:Y'know that little saying that pops up in the trainer that says "Remember to train you pitcher in both running and catching!"?

They're not just pulling your leg y'know.

twikoff
06-19-02, 01:28 PM
everyone whines about their players leading too far off base, so that on easy fly balls.. they get doubled off...

well, as your team gets faster and smarter.. they seem to hold up more..
and that has been hurting me on solid hits to the outfield.. where the left fielder has time to pick up the ball and throw the runner out at third

Prakis
06-19-02, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by twikoff


:lol: thats my wife's team
she was pretty heartbroken when the carpenters beat her team yesterday rotfl


I get no respect... That's the Contractors

But you will all learn my name soon enough :)

Dr. Dean
06-19-02, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by CharlesC
:lol:Y'know that little saying that pops up in the trainer that says "Remember to train you pitcher in both running and catching!"?

They're not just pulling your leg y'know.
They both scored so what do I care? ;)

schizopak
06-19-02, 01:59 PM
http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/cornpickers.jpg (2-1) vs. The Dudley Boyz (1-4) in the 4th inning now. Game # 7831. Looks to be a pitching battle! :D

http://www.ameritech.net/users/dvdtalk/schizo.gif

The Dude
06-19-02, 02:08 PM
Starting up game #7944

http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/pharohballers.jpg vs. Cubs Year (no pic)

Hopefully, I can score at least one on the juggernaut of the 3rd division.

Copenhagen
06-19-02, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by twikoff
damn stupid team
I quit!!

last season.. I ended up tied for first in the first division.. but do to a freak occurence (damn you doppelgangers), I got to stay in first division.. and now my team is going down the drain quick..
I can beat 7 star teams in close games when its not official, but as soon as I start an official game, I end up losing by a run :mad:
at this rate.. Ill be joining the 2nd division next season -eek-
and hell, i dont even want to think about the pro league, with how my guys are playing now.

Where is Keyser with the crying baby pic when you need him :D

Three Day Delay
06-19-02, 02:18 PM
http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/redraiders.gif vs. http://horrordvdtalk.com/images/WhoBeesLogo.jpg

Game #7955

Copenhagen
06-19-02, 02:32 PM
Champions Cup Rematch

Doppelgangers v DarkElf's Destroyers #7983

mgfred
06-19-02, 02:56 PM
http://horrordvdtalk.com/images/horrordvdlogo.gif VS http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/automatons.jpg

Another potential victim stuck on the tracks waiting to be run over by the HorrorDVDTalk.com Express #8064, after losing to the Good Fellas last night I have to take it out on someone!!!

Three Day Delay
06-19-02, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by Three Day Delay
http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/redraiders.gif vs. http://horrordvdtalk.com/images/WhoBeesLogo.jpg

Game #7955

Very tight game. Extra innings. Red Raiders 2, Who-Bees 1.

The Governor
06-19-02, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by twikoff
gotta love rivalries (damn those pirates!)
:) It's friendly for now! :)

The Governor
06-19-02, 03:33 PM
OK....time to see if the Harrisburg Pirates can hang with the big boys! Doppelgangers...game # 8276

dancinns
06-19-02, 04:19 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
http://207.188.30.98/small/leagues/top100.shtml

hey.. pretty cool.. the mobile suckies are the 7th best team.
Funny, I spanked Mobile Suckies earlier this morning. I guess I should be the #7 team ;)

dancinns
06-19-02, 04:23 PM
DarkElf: Thanks for the training tips. My best hitter, Pawel Drozdek, now has 9 HRs through 15 games.

twikoff
06-19-02, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by dancinns

Funny, I spanked Mobile Suckies earlier this morning. I guess I should be the #7 team ;)

:lol: rotfl

you spanked the gay team
and are admitting it!

DVD.guy
06-19-02, 04:39 PM
rotfl

The Governor
06-19-02, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by twikoff


:lol: rotfl

you spanked the gay team
and are admitting it!
He took one (BIG ONE) for the team! rotfl rotfl

mgfred
06-19-02, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by mgfred
http://horrordvdtalk.com/images/horrordvdlogo.gif VS http://riggs.tamu.edu/images/smallball/automatons.jpg

Another potential victim stuck on the tracks waiting to be run over by the HorrorDVDTalk.com Express #8064, after losing to the Good Fellas last night I have to take it out on someone!!!

Another one bites the dust..... HorrorDVDTalk.com 9 Automations 0

shadowhawk2020
06-19-02, 05:03 PM
Hey i beat dark elf 1-0 !!!!! deja vu?




SHadow

shadowhawk2020
06-19-02, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by dancinns
DarkElf: Thanks for the training tips. My best hitter, Pawel Drozdek, now has 9 HRs through 15 games.


what tips? i musta missed it...



Shadow

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by shadowhawk2020



what tips? i musta missed it...



Shadow

I think it involved hookers with nachos. But I might be wrong.

whotony
06-19-02, 05:35 PM
i ve been tryiny to start my game with yaga minor rabid mynochs all day but it always hangs at searching team....contacting.

thias time it says...servive problem. i'll keep trying.

plus my dt keeps frezzing before i get done training.

now it says no session.

ahh! finally.

#8173

now half of the scoreboard is missing. i wish i could get rid of the whole scoreboard.

das Monkey
06-19-02, 05:36 PM
Does this software ever not suck? I've tried to be patient with it, but it never works. I can't access the simple Trainer. All I want to do is tell my players where we're meeting tonight for BNH (Beer/Nachos/Hookers), and I can't even do that.

das

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 05:43 PM
Heh.. playing the Aggies now..

I finally got a training session in.
I had to do it 5 times.. kept losing connection. stupid cable modem.

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
Heh.. playing the Aggies now..

I finally got a training session in.
I had to do it 5 times.. kept losing connection. stupid cable modem.
Hey.. I didn't say you could TRAIN first! If ya win, I'll just have to challenge you back tonight!

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 05:46 PM
hehe... after this game, I'm gonna challenge twikoff's team...

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 05:46 PM
SmallBall 'experts':

On the SmallBall website (not the DVDTalk one) under "Recent Games" when you are looking at your own page (and not getting a 503 error), is the initiating team always the one whose score is listed second?



Also, I was just perusing "Live Games" (not that I can watch them):
Game 8285 6/19/2002 Little Boyz Mobile Suckies

That matchup just made me laugh.

twikoff
06-19-02, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by das Monkey
Does this software ever not suck? I've tried to be patient with it, but it never works. I can't access the simple Trainer. All I want to do is tell my players where we're meeting tonight for BNH (Beer/Nachos/Hookers), and I can't even do that.

das

truthfully

in the past 2 months.. we havent ever really had any problems.. short of a very minor bug here or there.. but nothing that ever caused a problem

these past 3 days, have been the only real problems we have ever had with the software..

what the hell did you do to their servers????

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 05:52 PM
Its all the hookers that the city has to supply to his team.. they are causing a real drain on the place.

rotfl

twikoff
06-19-02, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon
SmallBall 'experts':

On the SmallBall website (not the DVDTalk one) under "Recent Games" when you are looking at your own page (and not getting a 503 error), is the initiating team always the one whose score is listed second?


yep

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by twikoff


truthfully

in the past 2 months.. we havent ever really had any problems.. short of a very minor bug here or there.. but nothing that ever caused a problem

these past 3 days, have been the only real problems we have ever had with the software..

what the hell did you do to their servers????

This always happens when I join something... (whatshotnow, freeride, pointclick, valueamerica, wagerworks, etc.)

Copenhagen
06-19-02, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by Copenhagen
Champions Cup Rematch

Doppelgangers v DarkElf's Destroyers #7983

Great comeback by the Destroyers in the 9th to win 4-3

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 06:40 PM
Heh.. sweet.

Played the Aggies... 4-1 W for my team. :) scored 4 in the 9th.

Game was scoreless up until the 7th.

Now I gotta remember to train in the morning before work and initiating my game. I hope that the team that initiates against me doesn't do so until later in the morning. :D

mgfred
06-19-02, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by Copenhagen


Great comeback by the Destroyers in the 9th to win 4-3

They did that to me, made me think I had a chance, then took it way in the bottom of the 9th.

Think I'll play them for fun again! #8930

Pharoh
06-19-02, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
Heh.. sweet.

Played the Aggies... 4-1 W for my team. :) scored 4 in the 9th.

Game was scoreless up until the 7th.

Now I gotta remember to train in the morning before work and initiating my game. I hope that the team that initiates against me doesn't do so until later in the morning. :D

:thumbsup:

Train them and the wins will come.

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 06:46 PM
:)

Now.. I just challenged twikoff's team. lemme see how I do against them.

I know I will lose.. but hopefully not that bad.
game #8945

mgfred
06-19-02, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
:)

Now.. I just challenged twikoff's team. lemme see how I do against them.

I know I will lose.. but hopefully not that bad.
game #8945

If you new guys are really gluttons for punishment challenge the HorrorDVDTalk.com Express 91851. We'll gladly beat you up a bit.

(Acutally you'll get a look a what you team can do with DT and a solid month of training. My team hit 7 *'s on it's one month aniversary.)

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 06:54 PM
Originally posted by mgfred


If you new guys are really gluttons for punishment challenge the HorrorDVDTalk.com Express 91851. We'll gladly beat you up a bit.

(Acutally you'll get a look a what you team can do with DT and a solid month of training. My team hit 7 *'s on it's one month aniversary.)

Consider yourself challenged.. after Bama Sucks wipes the field with my guys.

:lol:

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
Heh.. sweet.

Played the Aggies... 4-1 W for my team. :) scored 4 in the 9th.

With my 3 benchers in. :D I'll challenge ya back later! I left 3 starters on the bench who I trained this AM. Now they'll be full for training again tonight. I knew, playing cwikoffs team that I'd get punked no matter WHO I had in. So, I'll train one last bit, then kick off my game against AndyCapps team. :D He knows I won't be able to do it till about 9pm.

Then, I'll either be happy and confident and take YOU on, Vryce, or be seeking vengeance for the loss. :D

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 06:56 PM
hehe... bring it on... your Aggies are a bunch of lazy players...

are they following the das training plan?












*loves a good fun rivalry*

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by mgfred


If you new guys are really gluttons for punishment challenge the HorrorDVDTalk.com Express 91851. We'll gladly beat you up a bit.

(Acutally you'll get a look a what you team can do with DT and a solid month of training. My team hit 7 *'s on it's one month aniversary.)

Vryce,

For all your complaining about your current record, that same HorrorDVDTalk team set the record last season for most runs allowed (443, scoring 15 -eek- ) while accumulating a 0-19 mark in Division Two (there was no three). So there's hope for us yet!

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon


Vryce,

For all your complaining about your current record, that same HorrorDVDTalk team set the record last season for most runs allowed (443, scoring 15 -eek- ) while accumulating a 0-19 mark in Division Two (there was no three). So there's hope for us yet!

Woo hoo.. I may get some more runs yet... :)


though they won't count in the standings for the league here.

whotony
06-19-02, 07:00 PM
i started my game with yaga minor rabid mynochs

ahh! finally.

#8173



well i finally get a break. into the top of the 9th tied at 1. somehow his centerfielder drops the ball after my first hitter gets on.
so the first guy scores and the other guy gets all the way to 3rd.

then he scores on a tag play.

and i get to win a game late. first time in a long time too.

Y2K Falcon
06-19-02, 07:02 PM
Originally posted by Vryce


Woo hoo.. I may get some more runs yet... :)


though they won't count in the standings for the league here. No, what I meant was that he turned it around after a couple weeks of training, and so will we!

I did NOT mean that you would score on him!!! :lol: rotfl

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 07:04 PM
ohhh... I see.. sorry.. long day at work....

:lol:

so his team is like our role model then?

do we have to bow and repeat "we're not worthy" over and over?

twikoff
06-19-02, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
:)

Now.. I just challenged twikoff's team. lemme see how I do against them.

I know I will lose.. but hopefully not that bad.
game #8945

:lol: with how my guys are playing.. Ill probably lose this one rotfl

actually.. my pitching is staying pretty sharp.. Im still not giving up many runs.. its just my bats are completely cold :(

mgfred
06-19-02, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by Y2K Falcon


Vryce,

For all your complaining about your current record, that same HorrorDVDTalk team set the record last season for most runs allowed (443, scoring 15 -eek- ) while accumulating a 0-19 mark in Division Two (there was no three). So there's hope for us yet!

Please dont confuse me with my evil twin "Horror DVD Talkers", I finished in 3rd place last season and only allowed like 16 runs, with a 15-5 record.

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 07:34 PM
Nah.. you're doing good twikoff... 6-0 top of the 9th.. it'll be over in seconds..

I'm just surprised I kept your runs under 10

twikoff
06-19-02, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by mgfred


Please dont confuse me with my evil twin "Horror DVD Talkers", I finished in 3rd place last season and only allowed like 16 runs, with a 15-5 record.

you know.. one of you guys really should change your name ;)

mgfred
06-19-02, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by twikoff


you know.. one of you guys really should change your name ;)

Since I own the name HorrorDVDTalk.com I guess he will have to!

Acutally when he gets back they will change to the Deadites. :)

BigDave
06-19-02, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by Vryce
hehe... bring it on... your Aggies are a bunch of lazy players...


Lazy my ass! :D

#9299

Heck, my best pitcher and hitter are even on the bench. :D

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 08:16 PM
well.. getting my butt kicked in #9165... damn horrordvdtalk.com players.. they paid off the ump.. I know it.



rotfl

Canis Firebrand
06-19-02, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by BigDave


Lazy my ass! :D

#9299

Heck, my best pitcher and hitter are even on the bench. :D

No...

not your Aggies..


Y2K's 88 Aggies....

:rolleyes:

Too many Aggies teams in this league... you'd think that Texas was some huge state or something. ;)

twikoff
06-19-02, 08:21 PM
new thread
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=216602

mods, please lock this one

thanks!