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10/24/17

  • Playoffs: Week 1 Begins - Game 1
  • This season, there were 7 divisional ties. In 2016, again 7 divisions ended in ties - how did those teams in last year's tiebreaker games fare this season?
    • Batman League - Clooney Division:
      • Winner: Gotham City Knights (Jon Swanson) - This year: 3rd place, 14 GB
      • Loser: Cat Women's Meows (Andrew Lehman) - This year: Won the division by 8 games
    • Blame Canada League - Stan Division:
      • Winner: South Alabama Jaggurnauts (Christian Zaccaro) - This year: 4th place, 29 GB
      • Loser: Ft. Lauderdale Fightin' Blumpkins (Tom Twomey) - This year: Won the division by 16 games
    • Experts League - Print Division:
      • Winner: South America Piranhas (Sam Campbell) - This year: 4th place, 21 GB
      • Loser: Men Injecting Men - Fantasy on Roids (Christian Ingram) - This year: Won the division by 16 games
    • Hall of Fame League - Wagner Division:
      • Winner: Boar's Nest (Tom Twomey) - This year: 2nd place, 10 GB
      • Loser: Las Vegas Lounge Lizards (Jon Swanson) - This year: 3rd place, 24 GB
    • Minnie & Paul League - Oliva Division:
      • Winner: Conspiracy Theories (Adam Wilson) - This year: With new owner, Jamison Reese, 2nd place, 6 GB
      • Loser: Kansas City Monarchs (Don Kruse) - This year: Won the division by 6 games
    • Perfect World League - David Wells Division:
      • Winner: Millard Quackers (Mike Cerny) - This year: 4th place, 59 GB
      • Loser: Lasoda's Legends (Tom McGraw) - This year: Tied for 2nd, 34 GB
    • South Siders League - Fox Division:
      • Winner: Delphi Titans (David Henning) - This year: Won the division by 9 games
      • Loser: Wimpy's Hawks (Dave Matter) - This year: 4th place, 20 GB
  • Pitching matchups posted on the playoff schedules - Look for the first playoff results late tonight! - you can find the schedule from a link on your league's home page or go to Playoffs for All Leagues and click to your league from there.

10/23/17

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10/16/17

  • The final 7 Division Champions from the October 15 tiebreaker games. (See standings for all leagues):
    • Anchorman League - Jennings Division: Brick Barometers (owner Tom Twomey - 11th win in 2017) - 3-time defending league champion; the only team so far to win this league
    • Batman League - Kilmer Division: Brinkley CP Bulldogs (owner Michael Quinn - 15th win in 2017) - 6th division title; League champion in 2012
    • Beer League - Hops Division: Kingfisher Ale Slammers (owner Tom Twomey - 12th win in 2017) - 7th straight title, 8th overall; League champion in 2011
    • Longball League - Killebrew Division: Gettysburg Bicycle Repairmen (owner Jon Swanson - 4th win in 2017) - Back to the playoffs for the first time since 2007 - 2nd division title
    • Moneyball League - David Justice Division: Random Ninjas (owner Jason Kiernan - 12th win in 2017) - Also won the division in 2014
    • South Siders League - Walsh Division: The Thing From the Junk Drawer (owner Andrew Lehman - 4th win in 2017) - 3rd place in 2016, the league's first season, but just 4 GB
    • That's the Fact Jack League - Caddyshack Division: Spackler Gopher Patrol (owner Jay Snyder - 10th win in 2017) - Repeat winner; Won the conference last year as well in the league's first season
  • Seven division ties to break - Results are in!!
    • Anchorman League - Jennings Division: Cooperstown Wannabees (David Henning) at Brick Barometers (Tom Twomey) - Result: Brick 5  Cooperstown 3 - Box
      • Brick is the 3-time defending league champion - Cooperstown has never won the division and finished 2nd to Brick in all 3 of the league's previous seasons
      • They split their season series 9-9; Brick gets home field due to better division record
      • The teams split their head to head games 3-3 during the final three weeks
      • Record for the last 10 games: Brick 7-3  Cooperstown 5-5
    • Batman League - Kilmer Division: Liverpool Cavern Clubs (Michael Lehman) at Brinkley CP Bulldogs (Michael Quinn) - Result: Brinkley 6  Liverpool 3 - Box
      • Brinkley has won the division 5 times, most recently in 2015 and was league champ in 2012; Liverpool has never won the division, finishing 2nd 4 times including missing by 1 game to Brinkley in both 2012 and 2011.
      • Brinkley won the season series 10-8
      • Liverpool swept games 148-150 to force a tie and took 5 of 6 in their head to head matchups over the final 2 weeks.
      • Record for the last 10 games: Brinkley 3-7  Liverpool 9-1 and on an 8-game winning streak
    • Beer League - Hops Division: Kingfisher Ale Slammers (Tom Twomey) at Pittsburgh John Harvard's Home Made Root Beer (Chris Bellina) - Result: Kingfisher 6  Pittsburgh 5 - Box (Extra Innings)
      • Kingfisher has won the division the last 6 seasons and 7 overall - it won the league championship in 2011; Pittsburgh was the last non-Kingfisher team to win - taking the division in 2010.
      • They split their season series 9-9.  Pittsburgh gets home field on a better division record
      • Kingfisher had a 4-2 edge in their head to head games during the final three weeks
      • Record for the last 10 games: Pittsburgh 5-5  Kingfisher 6-4
    • Longball League - Killebrew Division: Gettysburg Bicycle Repairmen (Jon Swanson) at Supersonic Hornets (David Henning) - Result: Gettysburg 3  Supersonic 1 - Box
      • Gettysburg won the division once - in 2007; Supersonic has 3 division titles, most recently in 2014, and won the league championship in 2008.
      • Supersonic won the season series 10-8
      • Supersonic won 4 of 6 in their head to head games during the final two weeks, including 2 of 3 in Games 148-150 to force the tie
      • Record for the last 10 games: Supersonic 7-3  Gettysburg 5-5
    • Moneyball League - David Justice Division: TINSTAAPP Leifs (Leif Jonson) at Random Ninjas (Jason Kiernan) - Result: Random 4  TINSTAAPP 3 - Box (Extra Innings)
      • TINSTAAPP is the defending league champion and looking for 3rd straight division title; Random won the division in 2014
      • Random won the season series 11-7
      • They split 3-3 in their head to head games during the final three weeks
      • Record for last 10 games: Random 2-8  TINSTAAPP 4-6
    • South Siders League - Walsh Division: The Thing From the Junk Drawer (Andrew Lehman) at Bathtub Silly Surfers (Jamison Reese) - Result: The Thing 5  Bathtub 2 - Box
      • Bathtub won the division last season, the league's first; The Thing was in 3rd place, just 4 GB
      • Bathtub won the season series 10-8
      • They split 3-3 in their head to head games during the final three weeks
      • Record for the last 10 games: Bathtub 6-4  The Thing 7-3
    • That's the Fact Jack League - Caddyshack Division: Spackler Gopher Patrol (Jay Snyder) at Ty's Ties (Dave Matter) - Result: Spackler 6  Ty's 4 - Box
      • Spakler won the division and conference in 2016, the league's first season; Ty's was in 4th place, 59 GB
      • Ty's won the season series 11-7
      • They split 3-3 in their head to head games during the final three weeks
      • Record for the last 10 games: Ty's 5-5  Spackler 6-4

10/15/17

  • 19 Division Champions from the October 14 games (See standings for all leagues):
    • Anchorman League - Chancellor Division: Atlanta Falcons (owner Ricardo Alexander - 10th win in 2017) - 2nd trip to the playoffs - also won in 2014
    • B Movie Actor League - My Name is Bruce Division: Vatican City Van Dammes (owner Tom Twomey - 10th win in 2017) - Won the division and conference in last year's first seaon of the league
    • Blame Canada League - Kenny Division: Cincinnati Cardinals (owner Michael Horvitz - 2nd win in 2017) - Best finsih had been 3rd place (3 times, including 2016)
    • Born to Run League - Latham Division: Only One Crazy Life (owner Tom McGraw - 3rd win in 2017) - Inaugural Season
    • Deuces Wild League - Brett Division: November Nine (owner Danny Zaccaro - 4th win in 2017) - Defending league champion, 5th division win
    • Fenway Fenatics - Boggs Division: Alaskan Wilderness (owner Michael Lehman - 2nd win in 2017) - First title in league's 7th season; Best finish had been 2nd in 2014 and 2012
    • Golden Throat League - Jack Buck Division: Lincoln Salt Dogs (owner Mike Cerny) - 7th division crown, most recently in 2014 - only won the conference in 2010
    • Hall of Fame League - Ruth Division: Seattle Survivors (owner Leif Jonson - 3rd win in 2017) - Defending league champion - also won in 2014; 5th division title
    • K Street League - Blyleven Division: Darwin Destroyers (owner Matt Stawbridge) - Repeat title, 4th overall; League champion in 2013 and 2009
    • The Kings of Queens - Koosman Division: Kansas Bucks (owner Greg Flees - 2nd win in 2017) - Repeat winner, 6th overall; 4 trips to finals but still looking for first championship
    • Minnie & Paul League - Viola Division: Riverdale Robot Refugees (owner David Henning - 23rd win in 2017) - 3rd straight division win
    • Pacific Northwest League - Ducks Division: Po Folks (owner Roland Dupont - 13th win in 2017) - First division win; highest previous finish was 2nd in 2013
    • Perfect World League
      • Kenny Rogers Division: Utopia Unicorns (owner David Henning - 24rd win in 2017) - League champion in 2014 in only other trip to playoffs
      • Randy Johnson Division: Midwest Malingerers (owner Don Kruse - 8th win in 2017) - 3rd division title - first since 2012
    • Redbirds League - Brock Division: Brooklyn Usual Suspects (owner Jerry King - 4th win in 2017) - League champion in 2011 and 2008; 4th division title
    • Superman League - Christopher Reeve Division: Jor El Cards (owner Michael Quinn - 14th win in 2017) - 2nd division title - last time was in 2012
    • They Might Be Giants League - Hubbell Division: Belgium Particle Men (owner Jon Swanson - 3rd win in 2017) - League winner in 2014 in only other trip to playoffs
    • Three of a Kind League - Wagner Division: Florida Simple Solutions (owner Skip Hohensee - 2nd win in 2017) - 3rd division win for the franchise; Won league title in 2013
    • Triple Crown League - Robinson Division: Kylertown Shoeless Joes (owner Aaron Tiracorda) - Repeat winner, 5th overall; League champion in 2013

10/14/17

  • Week 25 complete - Game 150 posted - See Results
    • The regular season is complete! Or is it? We have a few ties to break (more details coming on Sunday):
      • Anchorman League, Jennings Division: Brick-Cooperstown
      • Batman League, Kilmer Division: Brinkley-Liverpool
      • Beer League, Hops Division: Kingfisher-Pittsburgh
      • Longball League, Killebrew Division: Gettysburg-Supersonic
      • Moneyball League, David Jusice Division: Random-TINSTAAPP
      • South Siders League, Walsh Division: Bathtub-The Thing
      • That's the Fack Jack League, Caddyshack Division: Spackler-Ty's
    • Around BWB
  • Coming into the last game of the season, here's an update on the close division races. 26 divisions are still undecided - and we have 7 of them coming down to a head-to-head matchup to either break a tie or force a tie:
    • Batman League, Kilmer Division: Liverpool at Brinkley
    • K Street League, Blyleven Division: Alvin at Darwin
    • Longball League, Killebrew Division: Gettysburg at Supersonic
    • Minnie & Paul League, Viola Division: Minneapolis at Riverdale
    • Pacific Northwest League, Ducks Division: Po at Seattle
    • Perfect World League, Kenny Rogers Division: Utopia at Gambler's
    • Redbirds League, Brock Division: Manaplan at Brooklyn
  • 31 Division Champions from the October 13 games.  25 of those were for non first-year leagues, and 12 of those divisions were won by a team getting its first title. (See standings for all leagues):
    • American Association - Philadelphia Athletics: Iowa Caucuses (owner Tom Kohl - 4th win in 2017) - Defending league champ; 3rd consecutive division title
    • B Movie Actor League
      • Bubba Ho-tep Division: Fantasy Island (owner Roland Dupont - 10th win in 2017) - Finished 4th last year in league's 1st season (16 GB)
      • Brisco County Jr. Division: St. Vincent Prices (owner Alonda Clifton - 3rd win in 2017) - Missed playoffs by 1 game in league's 1st season last year
    • Beer League - Malt Division: Spaten Optimators (owner Tim Kruse - 2nd win in 2017) - Defending league champion - a previous owner also won in 2007
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League - Sutton Division: South Hills California Elite (owner Michael Quinn - 13th win in 2017) - 6th division win, 3rd consecutive; League champ in 2013 and 2009 (due this year to continue 4-year cycle?)
    • Born to Run League - Raines Division: Gasoline Rainbow (owner Jim Duzyk) - Inaugural Season
    • Bronx Bombers League - Rizzuto Division: Rick Kids (owner Roland Dupont - 11th win in 2017) - New owner gets team to first playoff trip; Best finish had been 2nd last year
    • Chevy Chase League
      • Clark W. Griswold, Jr. Division: Orange Juice (owner Roland Dupont - 12th win in 2017) - First division win in the league's 11th season; Had 4 2nd-place finishes
      • Emmit Fitz-Hume Division: East Village Howlers (owner Daniel Foley, Jr. - 2nd win in 2017) - First division win in the league's 11th season (6th with this owner); Best finish had been 2nd in 2010 and 2008
    • Commissioners League - Ueberroth Division: Kenesaw Mountaineers (owner Sherman Wan - 16th win in 2017) - 3rd straight title; 6th overall - hasn't made finals since 2010
    • Deuces Wild League - Biggio Division: Vega$ Chickabooms (owner Daniel Foley, Jr. - 3rd win in 2017) - Back on top for first time since league championship in 2011
    • Experts League - Airwaves Division: Sonoma County Reds (owner Tom Kohl - 5th win in 2017) - Makes playoffs for first time since 2010
    • Federal League - Brooklyn Tip-Tops Division: Sheshequin Shenanigans (owner Jay Snyder - 8th win in 2017) - Defending league winner; 4th division crown
    • Five Boroughs League
      • Brooklyn Division: Brooklyn Bridge Grand Slams (owner Danny Zaccaro - 2nd win in 2017) - Repeat winner - made the finals last year in league's first season
      • Staten Island Division: Yogi Berras (owner Tom McGraw - 2nd win in 2017) - Finished 3rd and 27 GB in league's first season last year
    • Grand Slam League - Murray Division: Dushore Dopplegangers (owner Jay Snyder - 9th win in 2017) - New owner - finished 4th and 27 GB in league's first season last year
    • Home of the Brave - Mathews Division: Spahn and Sain Then Pray for Rain (owner Jason Kiernan - 10th win in 2017) - Inaugural Season
    • K Street League - Sutton Division: Aksarben Bugeaters (owner Don Kruse - 7th win in 2017) - 8th division win, 3rd consecutive; 6 conference titles but looking for first league crown
    • Longball League - Mays Division: Mudville Nine (owner Rob Behymer) - Defending league champ; 7th division title, including 3rd in a row
    • Marxball
      • Chico Division: Fiorello's Hard Boiled Eggs (owner Jason Kiernan - 11th win in 2017) - Inaugural Season
      • Harpo Division: Phenway Phantoms (owner Danny Zaccaro - 3rd win in 2017) - Inaugural Season
    • Murderers' Row - Big Donkey Division: Chicago Public Enemies (owner Jerry King - 3rd win in 2017) - 4th division title; 1st since 2012
    • North Siders League - Sandberg Division: Northern Exposure (owner Jamison Reese - 4th win in 2017) - 1st division win; finished 2nd in 2014 (2 GB)
    • Pacific Northwest League - Huskies Division: New New York Mets (owner Daniel Foley, Jr. - 4th win in 2017) - 2nd time to playoffs
    • Phightin' Phils League - Ashburn Division: Wadsworth Whiffers (owner Michael Rudolph) - New owner gets team their first title after 3 consecutive 2nd-place finishes
    • Reality Bites League
      • Fear Factor Division: Minneapolis Coonhounds (owner Jon Swanson - 2nd win in 2017) - 2013 league champ; 3rd division win
      • Bachelor Division: Cincinnati Pete's Boys (owner Michael Horvitz) - First division win in league's 12th season (6th with this owner); had 4 2nd-place finishes
    • Scooby Doo League - Daphne Division: North DeLisle Rangers (owner Sherman Wan - 17th win in 2017) - Back to playoffs for 2nd time
    • Silver Screen League - Bang the Drum Slowly Division: Marvel Universe (owner Andy Marquis) - First title; had finished 2nd (3 GB) in 2014
    • Will Ferrell League
      • Talledega Nights Division: Kentucky Bluegrass (owner J.C. Freeman - 2nd win in 2017) - Inaugural Season
      • Old School Division: Megacity Masterminds (owner David Henning - 22nd win in 2017) - Inaugural Season

10/13/17

  • Week 25 continues - Games 148-149 posted - See Results
    • The next score update - for the final game of the season - is expected late Saturday or on Sunday
    • Around BWB

10/12/17

  • Week 26 Deadline for lineups (and cuts/IR moves) is now Saturday, Oct. 21 at Noon Eastern - this is for Playoffs, Week 1.
    • The regular season will wrap up this weekend, then I'll need a few days to set up all the playoff brackets.
    • You will have an option to reset the lineups again for Week 27 - the 2nd week of the playoffs.  Deadline TBD.
  • 44 Division Champions from the October 10 games (See standings for all leagues):
    • Anchorman League - Rather Division: Hot Stove (owner Roland Dupont - 7th win in 2017) - First time on top after 2 straight 2nd-place finishes
    • Blame Canada League
      • Eric Division: Frigid Pink Ladies of the Artic Night (owner Jamison Reese - 3rd win in 2017) - New owner repeats and gets team's 4th division win; 2011 league champ
      • Kyle Division: Aurora Borealis (owner Sherman Wan - 12th win in 2017) - Also won in 2014 and finished that off with a league championship
    • Blue and Gray League - Jackson Division: Cache River Cardinals (owner Michael Quinn - 9th win in 2017) - First franchise division title; 4 previous 2nd-place finishes, including last year
    • Born to Run League - Coleman Division: Saratoga Riflemen (owner Robert Elias - 7th win in 2017) - Inaugural Season
    • Bronx Bombers League
      • Gehrig Division: Standing Stone Subtle Tsunami (owner Jay Snyder - 6th win in 2017) - Defending league champion; 3rd straight division title
      • Ford Division: Chicago Haymarket Bombers (owner Michael Quinn - 10th win in 2017) - 3rd straight win, 5th overall; 2015 league champ
    • Cleveland Rocks
      • Averill Division: Lake Erie Storm (owner David Henning - 19th win in 2017) - Going for 4th straight league championship
      • Doby Division: Shaky Heights Bombers (owner Jim Meyer) - 2nd division win (previously in 2013)
    • Commissioners League
      • Chandler Division: Brooklyn Dodgers (owner Jason Kiernan - 8th win in 2017) - New owner gets back to playoffs for first time since 2013; 6th title; League champ 2012 and 2011
      • Giamatti Division: Towanda Teetotalers (owner Jay Snyder - 7th win in 2017) - Also won in 2015 on the way to a league championship
    • Deuces Wild League
      • Musial Division: Washington Insiders (owner Don Kruse - 4th win in 2017) - 6th division title; League champion in 2015
      • Cobb Division: Rock Ridge Raiders (owner Jerry King - 2nd win in 2017) - 2nd win - also went to playoffs in 2015
    • Experts League - Blogs Division: St. Louis Prefectos (owner Daniel Foley, Jr.) - 2nd-year owner grabs 3rd division title for the team; League champ 2011-12
    • Fenway Fenatics - Fisk Division: MacPhail's Phire Sale (owner Christian Ingram - 3rd win in 2017) - 4th division title
    • Golden Throat League
      • Ernie Harwell Division: Vin's Vacationers (owner Jason Kiernan - 9th win in 2017) - New owner takes team back to the playoffs for the first time since 2010
      • Haray Carey Division: Boston Great Society (owner Andrew Lehman - 2nd win in 2017) - First division win since 2011
    • Home of the Brave
      • Maranville Division: California Kicked Your A$$ (owner Craig Burke) - Inaugural Season
      • Nichols Division: Santa Clarita Lost Boys (owner Andrew Lehman - 3rd win in 2017) - Inaugural Season
    • The Kings of Queens
      • McGraw Division: Joker's Diamond Devils (owner David Henning - 20th win in 2017) - Best finish had been 2nd place in 5 seasons, including the last 4
      • Harrelson Division: Dunder Mifflin Sabres (owner Don Kruse - 5th win in 2017) - Back in playoffs after 5 straight 2011-15; League winner in 2014
      • Hernandez Division: Astoria Argyle Sox (owner Sherman Wan - 13th win in 2017) - Only previous division win was in 2014
    • Minnie & Paul League
      • Carew Division: Kingston Posse (owner Ricardo Alexander - 7th win in 2017) - Repeat winner from 2016, new owner this season
      • Blyleven Division: Tonga Tarantula Hawks (owner Tom Twomey - 8th win in 2017) - Defending league champion; 7th division win in league's 7 seasons
    • Moneyball League - Ron Washington Division: Paso Robles Zinfindels (owner Ken DeGroot) - First win after 2 straight 2nd-place finishes
    • Motor City League - Newhouser Division: Atlanta Wolverines (owner Ricardo Alexander - 8th win in 2017) - New owner gets franchise's 2nd division crown
    • Murderers' Row - Big Poison Division: Paducah Thunder (owner Michael Quinn - 11th win in 2017) - First time division winner - finished 2nd in 2016 and 2014
    • North Siders League
      • Jenkins Division: Pick Pockets (owner Roland Dupont - 8th win in 2017) - Also won the division in 2014
      • Sutter Division: Papillion Lumberjacks (owner Tim Kruse) - First time to the playoffs - best finish had been 2nd last year
    • Pacific Northwest League - Cougars Division: Spokane Royals (owner Michael Quinn - 12th win in 2017) - First division win in league's 5th season; finished 2nd in 2015 and 2014
    • Reality Bites League - American Idol Division: Kingston Jamaicans (owner Ricardo Alexander - 9th win in 2017) - 4th straight title, 8th overall; League champion in 2015
    • Redbirds League - Dean Division: Orion's Solar Kings (owner David Henning - 21st win in 2017) - 3rd straight division win, 6th overall: League title in 2015
    • Royal Flush League - Otis Division: Quirk of Fate (owner Sherman Wan - 14th win in 2017) - Repeat division winner
    • Scooby Doo League - Velma Division: Big City Blue Falcons (owner Mark Currie - 2nd win in 2017) - Team also won the division in 2015
    • Shadowball - Pittsburgh Crawfords Division: Jersey City Dirty Bombs (owner Tom Twomey - 9th win in 2017) - Repeat winner; 8th overall but looking for first league title; Benchwarmer Bash champion 2006
    • Silver Screen League - Angels in the Outfield Division: Sonic Boom (owner Roland Dupont - 9th win in 2017) - New owner brings first title; best finish had been 3rd place in the previous 3 seasons
    • Steel City League - Wagner Division: House of Lannister (owner Brian Haines - 2nd win in 2017) - Won the division in 2014 also
    • That's the Fact Jack League - Lost in Translation Division: Please Mr. Postman (owner Alonda Clifton - 2nd win in 2017) - Finished 2nd in league's first season in 2016 - just 3 GB
    • They Might Be Giants League
      • Marichal Division: Outer Banks Hurricanes (owner Sheldon Price) - First division win - best previous finish had been 2nd in 2012
      • Terry Division: Des Moines Hawkeyes (owner Tom Kohl - 3rd win in 2017) - Repeat winner, third overall
    • Triple Crown League - Medwick Division: World War Z (owner Danny Zaccaro) - Repeat division champ
    • Will Ferrell League - Stranger Than Fiction Division: Yet To Be Named Baseball Player Character (owner John Hula - 2nd win in 2017) - Inaugural Season
    • Winners Circle League
      • Alexander Division: Vandalay Architects (owner Don Kruse - 6th win in 2017) - Repeat division winner, 3rd overall
      • Spahn Division: Tosche Station Vaporator Central (owner Sherman Wan - 15th win in 2017) - First division win in 7th season - previously finished 2nd 3 times

10/8/17

  • 40 Division Champions from the October 6 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • A League About Nothing
      • Peterman Division: New York Library Detectives (owner Robert Elias - 3rd win in 2017) - Inaugural Season
      • Newman Division: Jerry's Villain (owner Michael Quinn - 7th win in 2017) - Inaugural Season
    • American Association - Louisville Colonels Division: Brooklyn Grays (owner Sherman Wan - 9th win in 2017) - First title - missed by 1 game in 2015
    • B Movie Actor League - Burn Notice Division: Cyborg Avengers (owner David Henning - 13th win in 2017) - Finished 2nd in league's first season in 2016
    • Batman League - Clooney Division: Cat Woman's Meows (owner Andrew Lehman) - 1st division championshiip after 2 straight 2-place finishes; Lost in 1-game playoff in 2016
    • Beatleball - Starr Division: Volkswagon Hipsters (owner Jason Kiernan - 6th win in 2017) - New owner gets team back to the playoffs for the first time since 2010; 6th division crown
    • Beer League - Water Division: Goose Island 312 Chicago Microbrew (owner Jason Kiernan - 7th win in 2017) - Defending league champion - a previous owner also won in 2007
    • Blue and Gray League - Lee Division: Atlantis Mighty Mythtakes (owner David Henning - 14th win in 2017) - 3rd straight division title, 4th overall; League champ in 2011
    • Born to Run League - Cobb Division: Quad Cities Stealing Home (owner Tom Kohl - 2nd win in 2017) - Inaugural Season
    • Chevy Chase League - Ty Webb Division: Rummerfield Riverhorses (owner Jay Snyder - 4th win in 2017) - 3rd division win - first since 2012
    • Commissioners League - Frick Division: Humpback Camels (owner Roland Dupont - 3rd win in 2017) - 1st division win since 3 straight 2009-11; League champ in 2010 and 2009
    • Experts League - Web Division: Africa Giraffes (owner Jay Snyder - 5th win in 2017) - Back to playoffs for first time since league championship in 2009
    • Federal League - St. Louis Terriers Division: Atlanta Kool Runnings (owner Ricardo Alexander - 5th win in 2017) - 4th consecutive title; League champion in 2015
    • Firemen League - Wagner Division: Kingston Reggae Boys (owner Ricardo Alexander - 6th win in 2017) - 4th division win
    • Five Boroughs League
      • Queens Division: Belle Harbor Cards (owner Michael Quinn - 8th win in 2017) - Finished 4th and 39 GB last season
      • Bronx Division: Manhattan Maulers (owner Roland Dupont - 4th win in 2017) - New owner gets team to playoffs - 2nd place in 2016 but 26 GB
    • Four Star League - Bradley Division: Exsangui Nation (owner Sherman Wan - 10th win in 2017) - First division title since 2011, 2nd overall
    • Geek Pride League - Dorsey Division: Seattle Grunge (owner Phillip Dang) - League champion in 2013 in only previous postseason trip
    • Grand Slam League
      • McCovey Division: Ultimate Taters (owner David Henning - 15th win in 2017) - 2nd place, 16 GB last season
      • Ventura Division: Bombs Away (owner Roland Dupont - 5th win in 2017) - 4th place, 21 GB in the league's first season in 2016
    • K Street League - Seaver Division: Wayne Mad Generals (owner Robert Elias - 4th win in 2017) - 2nd division win in 13 seasons - also won in 2013
    • Marxball - Zeppo Division: Zeppo Zepplins (owner Christian Zaccaro) - Inaugural Season
    • Minnie & Paul League - Oliva Division: Kansas City Monarchs (owner Don Kruse - 2nd win in 2017) - 4th division crown - first since 2014 when league champion
    • Moneyball League - Scott Hatteberg Division: Freeport Pretzels (owner Jeff Zick - 2nd win in 2017) - First title; 2nd place was highest previous finish (2013)
    • Motor City League - Greenberg Division: Bee Em Figleaves (owner Dave Matter - 3rd win in 2017) - 2nd division win - also went to playoffs in 2013
    • Murderers' Row - Big Puma Division: Guttenberg Gandolfinis (owner Tom Twomey - 6th win in 2017) - 8th division title in the league's 8 seasons; League champ in 2012 and 2010
    • Pacific Northwest League - Beavers Division: Oregon Trail (owner Sam Campbell) - 2nd trip to playoffs - also won in 2015
    • Phightin' Phils League - Alexander Division: Fairborn Flying Angels (owner David Henning - 16th win in 2017) - 3rd time on top - league champion in 2015
    • Redbirds League - Slaughter Division: Middle Age Krusaders (owner Don Kruse - 3rd win in 2017) - 3rd straight division win, 4th overall: League champion in 2010
    • Royal Flush League - Patek Division: Bedrock Sonic Clubs (owner David Henning - 17th win in 2017) - 3rd win in league's 3 seasons; League winner in 2015
    • Scooby Doo League
      • Shaggy Division: Galactic White Knights (owner David Henning - 18th win in 2017) - Won league championship in 2015
      • Fred Division: Atlanta Shabby Ranks (owner Robert Hamilton) - New owner gets first division title; 2 GB in 2016
    • Shadowball - Chicago American Giants Division: Las Vegas Billionaires (owner Jim Sowerby) - 6th straight division win, 9th overall; 4-time league champ (2015 most recent)
    • Silver Screen League - Bad News Bears Division: Winterfell Direwolves (owner owner Sherman Wan - 11th win in 2017) - 3rd straight division win; league champion in 2015
    • South Siders League - Faber Division: El Dorado Conquistadors (owner Robert Elias - 5th win in 2017) - Repeat division winner
    • Steel City League - Mazeroski Division: Greenbelt Terrapins (owner Robert Elias - 6th win in 2017) - Only team to win the division in the league's 4 seasons - looking for first trip to finals
    • Superman League - George Reeves Division: Bizarro Boys (owner Kenn Fritts) - New owner gets team back to playoffs after missing by 1 game in 2016; 3rd title - 2015 league champ
    • Three of a Kind League
      • Connor Division: Motor City Gamblers (owner Tom McGraw) - Back to the playoffs for the first time since 2010 - 2nd division title
      • Speaker Division: Hudson River 3-Eyed Fish (owner Tom Twomey - 7th win in 2017) - Repeat winner, 7th overall; League champ in 2008

10/5/17

  • 23 Division Champions from the October 3 games - it was a good day for David Henning: (See standings for all leagues)
    • A League About Nothing - Elaine Division: Nothing from Nothing Leaves Nothing (owner Jamison Reese - 2nd win in 2017) - Inaugural Season
    • American Association - Cincinnati Red Stockings Division: Buckeye Bombers (owner David Henning - 7th win in 2017) - 3rd straight division title; Won the league in 2015
    • Beatleball - McCartney Division: London Groove Armada (owner Sherman Wan - 6th win in 2017) - 7th straight title, 11th overall - 3-time league champion
    • Blue and Gray League - Sherman Division: Savannah Sand Gnats (owner Mark Currie) - 3rd division crown
    • Chevy Chase League - Fletch F. Fletch Division: Kamchatka Guardians (owner David Henning - 8th win in 2017) - Defending league champ; 4th division title
    • Experts League - Print Division: Men Injecting Men - Fantasy on Roids (owner Christian Ingram) - 2nd division win - first since 2013
    • Fenway Fenatics - Cronin Division: Centauri Cosmic Conundrum (owner David Henning - 9th win in 2017) - Defending league champion; 4th division crown (3rd consecutive)
    • Four Star League
      • Patton Division: Miami County Mercenaries (owner David Henning - 10th win in 2017) - 3rd straight title, 5th overall: League champ in 2011
      • MacArthur Division: Men Injecting Men 2 Still Roided Up (owner Christian Ingram - 2nd win in 2017) - Repeat winner, 4th overall; League champ in 2013
    • Geek Pride League - Zuckerberg Division: Loco Motion (owner Michael Quinn - 5th win in 2017) - Defending league champ - 4th straight division win (also league winner in 2014)
    • Hall of Fame League - Wagner Division: Ozzie Smith's Defensive Wizards (owner Jason Kiernan - 5th win in 2017) - New owner brings first division win since 2002
    • Longball League
      • Robinson Division: Jamaica Mistaica (owner Michael Lehman) - First division win since 2007
      • McGuire Division: Nokomis Hyperloop (owner Sherman Wan - 7th win in 2017) - 9th division win, first under this owner; 4 league titles between 2006 and 2010
    • Marxball - Groucho Division: Sanity Clause & the Seven Elves (owner Sherman Wan - 8th win in 2017) - Inaugural Season
    • Perfect World League - David Cone Division: Red Robins (owner Roland Dupont - 2nd win in 2017) - First division win since 2012
    • Redbirds League - Smith Division: Brazil 2014 Canarinho (owner Leif Jonson - 2nd win in 2017) - Defending league champ; 6th division crown
    • Royal Flush League
      • Quisenberry Division: Royal Flush Full House (owner Skip Hohensee) - 2nd division win
      • Splittorff Division: St. Louis Aces (owner Michael Quinn - 6th win in 2017) - Best finish so far had been 2nd place in 2015
    • Shadowball - Memphis Red Sox Division: Kingston Bob Marleys (owner Ricardo Alexander - 4th win in 2017) - Repeat divison winner - 5th overall; League champ in 2013
    • Silver Screen League - Major League Division: Vaughn Wild Things (owner J.C. Freeman) - Best finish had been 2nd place in 2016
    • South Siders League - Fox Division: Delphi Titans (owner David Henning - 11th win in 2017) - Defending league champion
    • They Might Be Giants League - Ott Division: California Dreamin' Team (owner David Henning - 12th win in 2017) - Defending league champion
    • Will Ferrell League - Blades of Glory Division: CO Springs Pirates (owner Chris Dressman) - Inaugural Season

10/3/17

  • 21 Division Champions from the September 14 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • American Association - Pittsburgh Alleghenys Division: Tulsa Twominators (owner Tom Twomey - 3rd win in 2017) - Repeat division winner
    • Batman League - Keaton Division: Infinity Island Shadows (owner Robert Elias) - 5th straight title in 5 years as the owner; League champion in 2014 and 2013
    • Blame Canada League - Stan Division: Ft. Lauderdale Fightin' Blumpkins (owner Tom Twomey - 4th win in 2017) - 3rd division win - first since 2012
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League - Drysdale Division: Oklahoma Gushers (owner Tom Twomey - 5th win in 2017) - Looking for 3rd straight league championship; 4th division title; Bash runner up in 2016
    • Blue and Gray League - Grant Division: Bradford Bluecoats (owner Jay Snyder) - Defending league champion
    • Federal League
      • Baltimore Terrapins Division: Ohio Diamond Prodigies (owner David Henning - 6th win in 2017) - 3rd win - League champion in 2015
      • Buffalo Buffeds Division: Boardwalk Amusements (owner Jamison Reese) - Best previous finish had been 2nd place in 2012
    • Fenway Fenatics - Doerr Division: St. Louis Redbirds (owner Michael Quinn - 3rd win in 2017) - Defending league champion; 4th division crown (3rd consecutive)
    • Firemen League - Franco Division: Smoke on the Water (owner Sherman Wan - 4th win in 2017) - 5th consecutive title; Won the league 2013-2015
    • Geek Pride League - Berners-Lee Division: Dyad Institute Ledas (owner Sherman Wan - 5th win in 2017) - 3rd consecutive win; Took the league championship in 2015
    • Golden Throat League - Bob Prince Division: Azilum Antoinettes (owner Jay Snyder - 2nd win in 2017) - Two titles in two years for this ownership
    • Grand Slam League - Ramirez Division: Devil's Den Sharpshooters (owner Robert Elias - 2nd win in 2017) - 2nd straight division crown
    • Home of the Brave - Niekro Division: Martin's Ferry Knuckleheads (owner Dave Matter - 2nd win in 2017) - Inaugural Season
    • K Street League - Perry Division: D.C. Lobbyists (owner Jon Swanson) - 5th division title; Only trip to the finals has been in 2014
    • Motor City League - Horton Division: Gratiot Cards (owner Michael Quinn - 4th win in 2017) - 3rd title; won the conference in 2014
    • North Siders League - Williams Division: Hunter's Bunters (owner Jeff Zick) - Defending league champion; Repeat winner in the division
    • Shadowball - Birmingham Black Barons Division: Bedrock Water Buffaloes (owner Leif Jonson) - Defending league champion and 4th straight division title
    • South Siders League - Minoso Division: Living Down Wind From the Dump (owner Alonda Clifton) - Rebounded from 3rd place and 29 GB in 2016
    • That's the Fact Jack League - Stripes Division: Kingston Don Dadda (owner Ricardo Alexander - 3rd win in 2017) - Finished 3rd in league's first season in 2016
    • Three of a Kind League - Beckley Division: Wyalusing Whiffers (owner Jay Snyder - 3rd win in 2017) - 6th division win including 4th consecutive; Won the league in 2012
    • Winners Circle League - Galvin Division: Crumpton Roches (owner Jesse Roche - 4th win in 2017) - 6th straight division crown and has 4 league titles including last year

9/14/17

  • I am now out of the country until Sept. 30.
    • Week 25 transactions/lineups are due as scheduled on 9/20, and they'll be processed during the first week of October.
    • We'll pick up with Week 24 games when I return.
    • Playoff lineup deadlines will be set when we get closer to finishing the regular season games.
    • I will not be able to make any website changes/fixes - and will have only limited email access - so there may be no communication again until after 9/30.

9/11/17

  • There was a problem with the box score feed from the games on Sept 1 for the doubleheader between Cleveland and Detroit.  The service accidentally duplicated the box from game 1 and published it as game 2.  A correction came out and my stat collection process found this and fixed the batters' stats.  What I didn't realize is that the pitchers were messed up too.  All the Game 1 pitching performances were duplicated for Game 2.
    • This means that Boyd and Carrasco were added into the stats twice.  In a very few situations, it looks like these duplicates were used in BWB games.  Any remaining duplicates have been deleted.
    • Also, the Game 2 starters - Farmer and Clevenger - were NOT added into the start queue, so those stats might not have been available when needed.  Those stats will get added into the start queue now.
    • However, BWB will not go back and fix any affected games - along with the relief pitchers in play those games, it's almost impossible to go back and find what might be wrong.  I apologize - and there are some mechanisms in place to discover these situations, but this was a unique problem that I wasn't prepared for.  This is covered in rule 6.2 about correcting mistakes.
  • 11 Division Champions from the September 10 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League - Reese Division: Aksarben Krusaders (owner Don Kruse) - Back to playoffs for first time since 2014; 5th division crown
    • Bronx Bombers League - DiMaggio Division: Maris & Mantle (owner Jason Kiernan - 3rd win in 2017) - 2nd division title - also won it in 2015
    • Firemen League - Smith Division: Venice Beach Longshots (owner Brian Haines) - New owner gets team back into playoffs for 3rd division title; League champ in 2012
    • Four Star League - Eisenhower Division: Philadelphia Stars (owner Michael Quinn - 2nd win in 2017) - 3rd straight division win - looking for first trip to the finals
    • Geek Pride League - Tomlinson Division: Phantastic Phenoms (owner David Henning - 4th win in 2017) - Repeat champ - 4th division win in 5 years
    • Hall of Fame League - Cooperstown Division: Chicxulub Revolution (owner Sherman Wan - 2nd win in 2017) - Repeat winner - 10th overall; League champ in 2009 and 2008
    • Moneyball League - Art Howe Division: Crumpton Roches (owner Jesse Roche - 2nd win in 2017) - 5th division crown in league's 5th season; League winner in 2015 & 2014
    • Reality Bites League - Amazing Race Division: Interlaken Cheese Transport (owner Sherman Wan - 3rd win in 2017) - Defending league champion; 3rd straight division title, 4th overall
    • Steel City League - Kiner Division: Atlanta Golden Krust (owner Ricardo Alexander - 2nd win in 2017) - League champion in 2015
    • Superman League - Brandon Routh Division: Metropolis Ites (owner Jason Kiernan - 4th win in 2017) - Defending league champion
    • That's the Fact Jack League - The Life Aquatic Division: Proton Gunslingers (owner David Henning - 5th win in 2017) - Won the league title last year in the league's first season

9/10/17

  • The final 3 weeks of games are all within your division - so plenty of opportunity for many of the division races to tighten up or swap leaders.  18 games to go!
  • Reminder - Week 24 is the FINAL week to sign any free agents for the regular season or playoffs.  Deadline is Wed 9/13.  Week 25 is only for cuts/IR moves.

9/8/17

  • 8 Division Champions from the September 7 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • A League About Nothing - Kramer Division: NYC2ATL Pee Wee Blackbirds (owner Ricardo Alexander) - Inaugural Season
    • Beatleball - Lennon Division: Plastic Ono Memory Elephants (owner John Hula) - New owner this season - 5th division title overall (most recent in 2014); League champ in 2008
    • Cleveland Rocks
      • Boudreau Division: The Flats ! (owner James Doud) - League winner in 2013; 3rd division title
      • Harder Division: Toledo Torpedoes (owner Tom Twomey - 2nd win in 2017) - 5th division win in league's 5 seasons; made finals in last 3 seasons - looking for first championship
    • Firemen League - Eckersley Division: Miami Valley Mystic Revelation (owner David Henning - 3rd win in 2017) - 4th division title - made the league finals in 2015 and 2012
    • Phightin' Phils League - Klein Division: Mt. Eaton Fox Squirrels (owner Dave Matter) - First division title after 3 second-place finishes
    • Superman League - Dean Cain Division: Ames Twisters (owner Tom Kohl) - Second division win - last time was 2012
    • Triple Crown League - Klein Division: Underwater Flying Submarines (owner Jason Kiernan - 2nd win in 2017) - Defending league champion; 4th division crown

9/5/17

  • 3 Division Champions from the September 4 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Hall of Fame League - Cobb Division: Seventh Heaven (owner Roland Dupont) - New owner gets first division title since 2012, 4th overall; League champ in 2007
    • Steel City League - Traynor Division: Hersey Special O.P.S. (owner David Henning - 2nd win in 2017) - 4th title in the league's 4 seasons; Went to finals in 2014
    • Winners Circle League - Matthewson Division: Los Angeles Baconators (owner Jerry King) - Repeat division winner - went to finals last year

9/2/17

  • 7 Division Champions from the September 1 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Batman League - Bale Division: Kersh & Trouty's Excellent Adventure (owner Sherman Wan) - 4th straight division win, 5th overall; League champ in 2015
    • Beatleball - Harrison Division: Margaritaville Parrotheads (owner Tom Twomey) - 6th straight title, 7th overall; League champ in 2015 and 2010
    • Bleed Dodger Blue League - Campanella Division: Wisconsin Dawgs (owner Greg Flees) - Repeat title, 5th overall; League winner in 2012
    • Motor City League - Gehringer Division: Troy Jaguars (owner David Henning) - 3rd consecutive win; League title in 2015
    • Murderers' Row - Big Ed Division: Crumpton Roches (owner Jesse Roche - 2nd win in 2017) - 5th straight division crown; 6th overall; 4-time league winner including the last 2
    • Perfect World League - David Wells Division: Adrenaline Mob (owner Anthony Citarella) - 4th division title; League champ in 2011
    • Triple Crown League - Yastrzemski Division: Hornsby Cards (owner Michael Quinn) - Repeat winner; 3rd overall. Conference champion in 2016

9/1/17

  • A reminder of what's coming up of importance in the BWB calendar - See the season schedule for details.
    • Week 23 - deadline Wednesday 9/6 - "roster expansion" - taxi squad and minor league players can fill in as an extended bench for the final three weeks of the season
    • Week 24 - deadline Wednesday 9/13 - final week to sign free agents for the 2017 season/post-season

8/30/17

  • One Division Champion from the August 27 games: (See standings for all leagues)
    • Anchorman League - Reasoner Division: Chicago Mashers (owner Jason Kiernan) - Repeat winner - also won the conference title last year

8/27/17

  • With the end of Week 20, we're 4/5 of the way through the season

8/24/17

  • About the same time as last year...congratulations to our first Division Champion:
    • Beer League - Yeast Division: The Natty Lights (owner Jesse Roche) - 10th division title - 8th consecutive; 3-time league champ 2012-14

8/12/17

  • TRADE DEADLINE!! - Thursday night is the last chance to make trades this season.

8/19/17

  • Every 5 weeks we shift the deadlines to better match the MLB schedule (we play 6-game weeks, while MLB teams often have 7-game weeks).  So for Weeks 21-25, our deadlines for lineups and transactions are now on WEDNESDAY.

8/17/17

  • Trades are closed for the season

8/3/17

  • With Game #100 we've reached the 2/3 mark of the regular season

7/20/17

  • Team Finances Updated - Bonuses distributed for All Star players
  • Reminder - you can reorder your starting pitching rotation this week without a penalty for games between starts between Week 15 games and Week 16 games.
  • With that, I had a request for a deadline extension - so your Week 16 transactions and lineups are now due FRIDAY at 2 PM Eastern (this is before the first game of the day on Friday - so no difference in games between that and midnight Pacific on Thursday night).

7/16/17

  • Every 5 weeks we shift the deadlines to better match the MLB schedule (we play 6-game weeks, while MLB teams often have 7-game weeks).  So for Weeks 16-20, our deadlines for lineups and transactions are now on THURSDAY.

7/10/17

  • Now that we're past one major season milestone (1st round draft picks added), what's coming up that you should be tracking? - See the season schedule for details.
    • Week 15 - deadline Friday 7/14 - last chance to cut a player this season and get a prorated salary rebate; all cuts after that week are done with no cash back to you
    • Week 16 - deadline Thursday 7/20 - your chance to rearrange your starting rotation without concern for number of days of rest between Weeks 15 & 16 - our "All Star Break"
    • Week 17 - deadline Thursday 7/27 - final week to sign player contract extensions for 2018. See the extension page for information including rules or tips, or just go straight to the contract submission form.
    • Week 20 - deadline Thursday 8/17 - trade deadline

7/4/17

  • We hit the halfway mark of the regular season with Game 75

6/24/17

  • First round draft picks of 2017 are now in the player list.  You can sign them this week.
    • There is a slight risk in signing draft picks - if the player does not sign by the MLB deadline (July 15), the player is immediately removed from your roster and from the BWB player list.
    • How to find the picks?  On the player selection screen, use the "Other" filter and you'll find an option for "First Round (2017)"

6/16/17

  • When will you see the first round draft picks hit the BWB player list?
    • First round picks will debut in BWB after the Week 12 transactions post
    • So the first week to sign them will be Week 13 - with a Friday, June 30 deadline.  That gives you a couple weeks from now to figure out who you like.

6/11/17

  • Every 5 weeks we shift the deadlines to better match the MLB schedule (we play 6-game weeks, while MLB teams often have 7-game weeks).  So for Weeks 11-15, our deadlines for lineups and transactions are now on FRIDAY.

6/8/17

  • We've reached the 1/3 mark of the regular season with Game #50.

5/7/17

  • Every 5 weeks we shift the deadlines to better match the MLB schedule (we play 6-game weeks, while MLB teams often have 7-game weeks).  So for Weeks 6-10, our deadlines for lineups and transactions are now on SATURDAY.

4/25/17

  • A couple of rule changes - one codifying how BWB will run orphan teams at league creation, another one rewards long-term private leagues with reduced rates beginning in 2018.
  • Around BWB is a quick look around all 54 leagues to see which teams and owners are having good and bad seasons.  Probably doesn't mean much this early in the season, but it's worth checking out as the season goes on.

4/20/17

  • From here on out, transaction order is based on standings.  Because of the timing of our game weeks compared to transaction weeks, there's a 1-week lag: the Week 1 standings determine the transaction order for Week 3, etc.  It also takes a lot more time to do early in the season because there are so many ties to break.  Week 3 transaction order is now current.

4/12/17

  • BWB Opening Day!! Week 1 begins - Game 1 posted

4/9/17

4/8/17

  • Welcome to Benchwarmer Baseball - It's a different form of fantasy baseball as we play individual head-to-head games simulated from daily MLB stats - this isn't a Rotisserie game.
    • This is fantasy baseball 365 days a year.  Teams worked throughout the winter and spring to get their rosters into order and are now getting ready to finalize their lineups and rotations to be ready for the first week of the regular season.
    • Check out the Benchwarmer Baseball Tour for an introduction.
    • We don't have any new leagues open anymore for 2017.  But, if you'd like to attempt to turn around a struggling team, this final orphan team is available...pick up an existing team and rebuild it, rather than start from scratch.
      • If you're a first-time owner, you play under the "rookie rate" of $35 for your first team (normal price, $65)
      • Orphan teams are also just $35 - about 1/2 the normal price April special - orphan teams are free!!!
      • If you're interested, your first step is to sign up here.  Then go ahead and pick out a new league or check out the orphan list again.
    • Are you already a BWB team owner and want to add teams?  Check first to see if you have an available bonus team from 2016 or else add new teams here.  Email us if you want an orphan team and we'll set you up.

4/6/17

  • 2017 Schedule posted - you can see this in a number of ways:
    • Weekly schedule for your entire league - this is the link I'll post on the home page when we score games, it's also available on your league's home page and in the footer of every web page - the "Results" link.  This page will show the results and links to box scores.
    • Full season schedule for your league - a text representation of each 3-game series for this year.  It's also available as a link on the league home page and on the weekly schedule.  This page will not show game results.
    • Full season schedule for your team - A running record of all your games (or check out another team), including YTD record at each game, a link to the box score, and a look at upcoming pitching matchups (available once I get the Week 1 lineups from everyone).  This is available from a link at the top of the weekly schedule page.

4/3/17

  • We have some late-drafting leagues - so the Week Zero deadline for transactions is pushed back to Tuesday night, April 4, at 7 PM Eastern.
  • Marxball - Phase Two Draft, Part Two is complete
    • Check out the league draft index
    • Rosters and financial balances updated
    • The startup draft is now complete!  The league enters the normal weekly transaction cycle - with the deadline on Tuesday night.

4/2/17

  • Will Ferrell League - Phase Two Draft, Part Two is complete (updated - round by round results now posted)
    • Check out the league draft index
    • Rosters and financial balances updated
    • The startup draft is now complete!  The league enters the normal weekly transaction cycle - with the deadline on Tuesday night.

3/29/17

  • Born to Run League -  Phase Two Draft, Part Three, complete
    • See Born to Run League Draft Index
    • Rosters loaded and financial balances updated
    • The startup draft is now complete!  The league enters the normal weekly transaction cycle - with the deadline on Tuesday night.

3/28/17

  • There will be no more league startup drafts this season - we're locked in with what we've got.  Broadway League will not run but we can try it again next year as a live draft.
  • Marxball - Phase One Draft is complete

3/23/17

  • We're getting close to the wire for the final touches on your rosters heading into the season.
    • Week -1 transactions are due Sunday night at midnight EDT
    • Week Zero transactions are due Monday April 3 (giving you a little extra time to deal with MLB final cuts and DL moves) - teams in returning leagues will lose any cash balance left over 5000 at that time (and then all teams get an extra 2000).  Starting a couple of years ago, there are exceptions to this rule:
      • Any orphan teams acquired by an owner for his/her initial season of BWB are not subject to the maximum cash balance
      • Any orphan teams acquired where the extra 4000 cash is credited on Week -2 or later does not have to quickly reduce (We're currently in Week -1, so pick up an orphan now and your cash is safe)
      • And - any teams currently in orphan status will not be subject to a cut

3/18/27

  • Born to Run League -  Phase Two Draft, Part One, complete
    • See Born to Run League Draft Index
    • Rosters loaded and financial balances updated
    • The next list for Phase 2 is due Wednesday night, March 22 at midnight EDT

3/11/17

  • A League About Nothing Phase Two Draft, Part Three Complete - See the A League About Nothing Draft Index
    • Rosters loaded, finances updated, and available player list reflects the draft results
    • The startup draft is now complete!  The league enters the normal weekly transaction cycle - however, we'll wait until after Sunday night's deadline.

3/9/27

  • Born to Run League -  Phase One Draft complete

3/5/17

  • Born to Run League -  Phase One Draft underway - posted unique draft picks and a listing of all the contested draft picks
  • A League About Nothing Phase Two Draft, Part Two Complete - See the A League About Nothing Draft Index

3/1/17

  • After some early feedback and some rethought on my part about how I'd like it to run, the live drafts will not be auction format and will instead be snake drafts.
  • See the rules for the live draft - this should answer most questions that have come my way the last 24 hours.

2/28/17

  • We're going to try something new in 2017, or at least try it again - LIVE DRAFTS - Check out the new league schedule for 2 leagues I'm setting up to draft live - there are notes on that page about the format and check your email for more details.

2/27/17

  • Season schedule and deadlines updated with 2017 dates!
  • Made a mistake on calculating percentage of games at each position to determine secondary positions (this has probably happened for a few years) that didn't account correctly when players are at multiple positions in the same game.  This only affected one player this season as it turns out - Jose Ramirez (Cle) now is eligible at 2B.

2/26/17

  • Born To Run League is full
    • Check out the league draft index
    • Phase 1 draft lists are due Saturday night, March 4 at midnight EST

2/25/17

2/20/17

  • Home of the Brave Phase Two Draft, Part Three Complete - See the Home of the Brave Draft Index
    • Rosters loaded, finances updated, and available player list reflects the draft results
    • The startup draft is now complete!  The league enters the normal weekly transaction cycle (transactions will open up after we process the weekly transactions for the rest of BWB that had deadline on Sunday 2/19).

2/17/17

  • A League About Nothing Draft - See the League About Nothing Draft Index
    • The Phase One Draft is complete
    • Rosters are loaded, team cash balances updated
    • The first submission for the Phase 2 Draft is now open - Deadline is Friday night, Feb 24 at midnight EST

2/13/17

  • Redistribution Draft - Rounds 3-5 posted
    • Draft is complete
    • We move on now to regular weekly transactions, including free agent signings, cuts, and trades.
    • Contract extensions begin in March.
    • Off season deadlines are each Sunday at midnight EST - so this week's deadline is Sunday, Feb. 19 at midnight EST.
  • A League About Nothing Draft - Unique picks posted and a listing of how many teams picked players contested by multiple teams.

2/11/17

  • Home of the Brave Phase Two Draft, Part Two Complete

2/6/17

2/3/17

2/2/17

1/31/17

  • Home of the Brave Phase Two, Part One Draft Complete

1/26/17

1/25/17

1/22/17

  • Redistribution Draft Picks - 1-day extension.  Due to some schedule circumstances, I will not be able to process the first round of the Redistribution Draft until at least Tuesday.  I will pass that extra time on to you, and some of you now have an unexpected roster hole with the death of Yordano Ventura.  So, the draft deadline is now Tuesday morning, January 24 at 6 AM Eastern
  • View all of your teams' Redistribution Draft lists - including potential error messages
  • Due to the unfortunate death of Yordano Ventura, he will be removed from the BWB Player List and all team rosters at the time we process the first round of the Redistribution Draft.  Based on Off Season Procedures Rule 12.11, any team that had Ventura on the roster will receive a 100% rebate of his salary.

1/18/17

  • Rule Change - for 2017, rosters will be modified to a 4-man taxi squad instead of 2.
    • Total roster size stays at 40, so minor league slots are reduced from 12 to 10
    • The rules pages should all be changed - it will take a little while to modify all the roster warnings for roster sizes throughout the site.  The warnings for Phase One draft pages should now be current with the new rule.
  • Tonight is the deadline to save $5 per team on your 2017 payment - deadline is midnight EST.  Check your payment status

1/17/17

  • Home of the Brave Phase One Draft Complete - See the Home of the Brave Draft Index
    • Rosters loaded, finances updated, and available player list reflects the draft results
    • We now move on to Phase Two of the draft - See your team rosters for a link to pick players.  The picks for Phase One, Part One are due at midnight EST on Tuesday, January 24

1/16/17

  • Are you a baseball/fantasy baseball writer, blogger, or podcaster?  Or other media-type person with an interest in fantasy baseball?  Among the open orphan teams we have right now are 5 teams in the Experts League - a league set up for experts/media to compete, direct some web traffic in their direction, and maybe eventually get out the word about Benchwarmer Baseball.  Contact us via email for more details
  • Oh - hey - I forgot to reset the transaction order for the draft - it's now correct and ready for the Redistribution Draft - all the league champs draft 16th, runners up draft 15th, and the other two division winners go 13th & 14th.

1/11/17

  • Home of the Brave Draft - See the Home of the Brave Draft Index
    • Unique picks posted and a listing of how many teams picked players contested by multiple teams.
    • Resolution of contested picks begins Thursday night

1/6/17

  • Results of carryover choices posted.  View the Transactions page to see the cuts in your league.
  • The 2017 Redistribution Draft is now open.  You'll have 3 weekends to make your selections (see the link on your team roster).  Deadline is Sunday night 1/22/17 Midnight EST.
  • There's nearly 3 weeks to do your list for Round 1, but you should consider building for all 5 rounds (see season calendar - not yet posted - link will be updated this weekend)
    • Then we post the results of only Round 1 only - any drafted players will be removed from the remainder of your lists.
    • You'll have 2 weeks to redo draft lists (if you choose), then we post the results of only Round 2 (again removing drafted players from your rounds 3-5)
    • Then one more week for an optional redo of your draft lists, and we post the results of Rounds 3-5
  • The season calendar of deadlines is coming soon, but the deadlines for the Redistribution Draft are:
    • Sun 1/22 - First submission - we post results for Round 1
    • Sun 2/5 - Adjust your lists for Rounds 2-5 - we post results for Round 2
    • Sun 2/12 - Adjust your lists for Rounds 3-5 - we post results for the remaining 3 rounds
  • The draft order is not yet updated - check back this weekend

1/4/17

  • Rules Changes for 2017 - Some changes to how the Startup Draft works:
    • 10000 in cash provided at the start of Phase 1 and not in between Phase 1 and Phase 2
    • Tiebreaker auction bids are now in increments of 250 instead of 500
    • Tiebreaker bids now must come out of your starting cash, since there is no longer a "Phase 2 cash distribution"
    • A team that wins a tiebreaker auction bid now only has to pay enough to beat the next-highest bid, not the full amount that was bid.
  • Team Payment - Payment is not due for returning teams until the start of the season.  However, if you pay during the next two weeks - Jan 4 through Jan 18 (deadline midnight EST) - you'll save $5 per team.  Check your payment status
  • Roster Carryover
    • We're down to only 6 owners who don't have their rosters legal for the cut down to 28 players. Reminder - the deadline was extended through TONIGHT at 9 PM  midnight EST
    • If that time is difficult, let me know - but if I don't hear from you today at all and your roster remains unfinished, BWB will make the changes for you (and I really hate to do that!)
    • Check the legal carryover status of all your team rosters.  This link is also available on the multiteam tools page.
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