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Old 10-08-2017, 11:33 AM   #41
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This is going to be the last weekend of my 400+ year old dynasty. It's crashing a lot more now and it's just too old. The machine I'm playing on is a loaner that I'm going to give back in a few weeks and I'd like to go ahead and detangle myself from things now so I don't have to think about it.

It's been a good run. I'm sure I'll eventually create a new story and find new things to talk about. But...a lot of the records in this league are so distant that it's hard to have perspective and while I remember the dudes from 300+ years ago, the stars of the present get obscured mightily because there's just no way for me to measure them against what in many cases are really insane stats that they'll never reach because of changes that have occurred over many centuries.

But I've wanted one last story out of this dynasty before I finish. I thought I had that story, but I didn't and now I'm back one more time to really finished this thing off. But I couldn't decide how I wanted to do it. I've done retrospectives before and those can be fun to dive through the history. But the game won't even let me see the hall of fame anymore because it crashes when you try to look at it. Which makes look at anyone but the most elite retirees hard to do.

I can go through all of the teams and tell you about their former stars, bygone elites that have played many years ago or more recently, but honestly, it's hard to really pin down why someone was great in a fictional league especially without context this late into the storyline.

So what's a guy to do to send his league off well? I wanted to take over a team one last time, get a few memories with a few guys that play for a franchise for a while and see how that goes. I've done that so many times before, though.

Given all I want to do right now is tinker a bit and watch the storylines play out, maybe a fantasy league is the best way to end this story. But a fantasy league is not as fun when you're not competing against anybody over time.
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Old 10-21-2017, 04:14 PM   #42
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I'm going to ditch the DH for a while starting this season. Offense has certainly been picking up the past few years -- I keep things mostly consistent around the league -- but I'd like to root out some of the older players in the league and this will help me do that.

In 2269, Charlotte Monarchs won the 469th Galactic Series title over the Philadelphia Veterans, who were seeking their 2nd title in 3 years.

Game crashes on all sorts of things now and I keep putting off ending the storyline once and for all. Maybe because I have no idea what I want my next story to be after I finish this one.

The usual story here for me, I'm going to take over a newer team and see if I can assemble some kind of history with them. It's the one thing I do better than anything else in this storyline.

The Sacramento Quakes are in their 2nd season, they took over all of the players of the California Seals (who played in Fresno), but have their own history. After two seasons, the Quakes weren't able to get a new stadium as the city originally agreed and they're going to move somewhere else. Ownership decided the team was staying in California no matter what and decided to move to San Bernardino, CA to become the 3rd team in the LA area.

They'll become the San Bernardino A's, because I have a good looking uniform to use for them, which governs half of what I do with this league, tbh.

There's a salary cap now (currently at $140m) which has helped parity considerably across the league and I like how it's mostly working.
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:58 PM   #43
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27 guys have hit 700+ home runs in the 478 seasons of this league.

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Old 10-30-2017, 09:32 PM   #44
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What an epic Galactic Series between Philly and Virginia.


Virginia comes back from down 4 game to 1 in the Series. Game 9 goes to EXTRA INNINGS.

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Old 10-31-2017, 11:48 AM   #45
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I'm going to take over the Las Vegas Aces. Despite over 100 seasons in Vegas (save for a few years in Atlantic City) the team has never won a championship. They only have one retired number over that time despite lots of stars starting their careers (or ending them) in the desert.

I always assumed they'd be able to win one and they never did. I'm going to replace the franchise with an expansion club. (I've stopped doing expansion drafts, the game just breaks my minor leagues when I add clubs via that method.)

The expansion team is headed to the Central Division, but not sure where we're putting a team yet.
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:52 AM   #46
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Mario Correa is a 27-year old free agent. He's a 3 time former MVP at his age and he wants to be the highest paid player of all-time. So far, that honor went to the recently retired Dusty Washburn who signed a 10-year/$470m contract with the San Bernardino A's in 2269. His highest salary was $50m and that's back when only one guy was getting $30m a year.

Salaries have bumped for elite players in recent years (I bumped those averages) but still no one has broken $50m yet, mostly because Washburn turned into hot garbage after he signed that contract.

Here's league salaries by team (At the start of FA) and Top 20 salaries. Salary cap is currently at $200m.



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Old 10-31-2017, 12:57 PM   #47
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Going on that home-runs chart, Frawsen Batrawi had a +30 year career! That's pretty amazing. How old did he retire at?
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:27 AM   #48
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Going on that home-runs chart, Frawsen Batrawi had a +30 year career! That's pretty amazing. How old did he retire at?


For the majority of this storyline, injuries have been off (fast-sim style) and so...guys are able to play a long time. But Batrawi was a major leaguer at 17 and that helped his deal. He retired at 43, but came back for one more season at age 48. So he didn't quite play 30+ years like Joe Peters did (who played into his 50s)

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75 homeruns in his rookie year? Wow! Must've been some 17 year-old!
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:22 PM   #50
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75 homeruns in his rookie year? Wow! Must've been some 17 year-old!
What's wild is, he didn't win the MVP that year somehow. Pretty sure it was an offensive spike year, but yeah..he did lead the league in HR and RBI and yet...it wasn't enough to notch the MVP.

I barely remember that time, but he was really really good (obviously.)
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Rather than intervene in the Mario Correa sweepstakes for the biggest contract in league history, I'm just simming to the pre-season and will let the AI do the whole process without me. I'll be super curious to see where he ends up, ultimately.

Update: It was all smoke, in the end. He didn't get anywhere near $500m, he took a 5 year deal for under $100m and that's with a 2nd year opt out with Milwaukee.


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Old 11-12-2017, 08:58 PM   #52
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So here's the deal, my work laptop is going to be going away soon -- i'm changing jobs -- and so I'm going to let this storyline die when I give it back. Alas, I'm at Season 493 (2293) and I'm about to take over the San Diego Marlins, a team that's only existed for 7 years and move them (shock, I know) because they've only made one playoff appearance since their inception and I think 5 teams in California is clearly proving to be too much.

The team will go elsewhere and we'll play out at least one season with the intention that this is the last year of the franchise, but in reality, I'll probably (try) to play out until Season 500 if I can manage it before the laptop has to be wiped and returned.

Next week, I'll probably spend the Thanksgiving time going through the history books and telling interesting stories about franchises, players, teams and stuff that I just generally remember from playing things out.

But it's finally time to let this one go, it's been a LONG time coming.
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This is the last weekend of this dynasty. Mostly because I'm turning this machine in on Friday and the file is so unstable because of all of the seasons I've run it. We're in 2296 (Season 497) so we'll get to 500 easily.

I'm not quite sure how to end this, exactly. I mean, I've done historical retrospectives before. Maybe I should go through and do more? I'm kind of tired of taking over teams at this point, though I'd be interested to see if I could see sustain one last season with a club but I keep saying that and then it doesn't get very far.

One of the experiments I tried this past off-season (2295) was to sign a bunch of Japanese exports who are top players in that league and putting them onto a big league club to see if they could transform a team and turns out -- as probably expected -- they weren't able to have the impact to put a club into the post-season on their own.

After a hot start, the Oakland Oaks and their 6 Japanese imports are under .500 and probably not going to rally into a post-season spot.

I'll do some searching for storylines from history maybe? I dunno if you stumble into this and have ideas, I'll take them.
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Old 11-25-2017, 03:29 PM   #54
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500 seasons is crazy long! Best Franchise by WL% and total wins? Most wins in a season? Most losses? Hall of Fame size? Anyone hit 450 in a season? What about win 30? ERA under 1.00? Anyone play til they are 50? Just loved following this thread!


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Here's some of the previous dynasties based on this league:

300 Years and Counting...a retrospective dynasty
200+ years of history: Your Chance To Participate (2014-17)
200 Years of Baseball and beyond (2014)
Daylight Fading: A solo fast-sim dynasty (2009)
The ongoing history of the Indiana Racers (2149-beyond) (2016)
Another Expansion Dynasty (2017)

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Going to do my Top 100 players of all-time. Not all of them are all-time greats, but it's just players that I remember and that I really liked over the years.
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Those links will keep me busy ! Thanks!!


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