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Old 04-02-2017, 09:12 PM   #1
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PEBA : the immersive, fictional, writing-friendly league has two openings!

ONE OF OOTP'S MORE IMMERSIVE LEAGUES HAS OPENINGS







PEBA is a dynasty report and online league, all rolled into one!



PEBA, a storied and prolific league, has an opening and we'd love to hear from active GMs who enjoy doing a bit of writing about whatever their heart desires :

- their team

- the league environment


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perhaps a podcast?

- fiction peripherally related to the league

- Hemingway-esque international intrigue with a side of sabrmetric analysis

- ...umm, theology(?)

...or a whole host of random other stuff.

Are you that GM? Do you like to blog or tweet or periscope or [fill in the blank of the newest social media sensation]? Then PEBA is for you. The league's storied writing focus is designed so that all writing preferences - short form, long form, serial, telenovela, Broadway musical - will be welcome and rewarded in the league's unique contribution points system.

GM's can then cash in their points towards a whole list of things : in-game cash, upgrading stadiums.... or just giving your oddball pitcher that perfect nickname!

The 2025 season has just arrived, and the London Underground are looking for a new GM to build towards the future! It is a perfect time to jump in! (see below for more info on the team)

OOTP Version: 17 (will be upgrading to 18 after the current season, in July or so)
Format: Fictional
First Season: 2007
Current Season: 2025
Days Per Sim: 7
Sims Per Week: 2 during the season, 3 in the off-season


Our goal is to create an immersive and highly entertaining fictional baseball environment. We welcome anyone who enjoys contributing to that goal regardless of experience level. If you're an enthusiastic OOTP newbie or a seasoned vet looking for a new group of friendly people to compete against, the PEBA may be the perfect landing spot for you!

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London Underground
Location: London, England
2024 Team Record : 51-111
Home Stadium : Wembley Stadium (baseball capacity: 45,500)
(click above for team report)





London is one of PEBA's original 24 franchises when the league formed in 2007, and they were the first team
based outside of the United States. Interesting Brits in America’s pastime was a noble endeavor that wasn't
always met with success. While luxurious Wembley Stadium filled to capacity for soccer matches and concerts,
the Underground were not initially able to crack the three million mark in attendance. However, in 2016,
the team made waves by hiring a British GM: Nigel Laverick, who up to that point was GM of the Kuwana Steel Dragons in Japan.
He was quick to put his stamp on the team, and their fortunes changed almost immediately. Laverick placed an emphasis
on cultivating England-born talent in an effort to attract the attention of Londoners.

Even more importantly, the franchise’s goal was to fire up European fans with the team's cadre of young pitching talent,
headlined initially by Hiroyuki “Zippo” Nii, who spent a decade with the team, winning over 130 games over that span.
From 2017 to 2023, London qualified for every post-season, and captured the PEBA championship in 2018.
The team’s success finally resonated with locals, and they now enjoy a loyal fan base. London is now consistently
in the Top 10 in attendance. In 2022, GM Laverick announced he would leave the team to
take on a new challenge with another team.
Over the next two seasons, the team had a string of General Managers, and lacked stability in the front office.

Now the league enters the 2025 season, and London’s General Manager position is now available.
Don’t miss your chance to write their next chapter and place your own stamp on the future of this unique trailblazing franchise.

Fun fact: So much clean-up and grounds repair was required after a June 2008 Foo Fighters concert that a three-game home series scheduled to start
two days after the concert had to be relocated to Manchester. Over the years, several Underground home games
have been rescheduled to suit the needs of various sporting and musical events.




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League Origin Story


The year was 2007, and America was starved for its National Pastime. The PED Scandal and greed on all fronts broke the nations trust in Major League Baseball, and an Institution of well over 100 years folded up shop and closed their doors. In came John Rodriguez, Sr and a group of wise business men who brought baseball back to the forefront – eschewing the big city lights and bringing the game back to the people.

It's hard to believe that was nearly 19 years ago.


Since it opened its doors, PEBA has had its share of controversy and tragedy; dynasty and Cinderella. It’s the home to ‘Fireworks’, ‘Tugboat’, ‘El Chupacabra’ and ‘Moon Dog’. It is a shared dynasty of 26 like-minded souls who have crafted an universe – a PEBAverse, like none other – and now you can become part of that legend.


What We're Like


League Structure


Each major league team has 4 minor league affiliates (AAA, AA, full season A, short season A)


Four feeder leagues: 2 college (one international and one US), and 2 high school (again, one international and one US)


4 independent AI leagues.


Playoff Structure


10 teams make the playoffs (3 division winners and 2 wild cards in each league)


Division Winners in each league advance directly to the Division Series.


Wild Card round is best of 5; divisional, league championship, and Rodriguez Cup each best of 7.


The PEBA is a unique participation-based league – we pride ourselves with quality writing that not only covers the game, but takes us out of the dugout and, at times, into the sublime. Two sims a week means we move fast enough to enjoy ourselves, but give you enough breathing space to explore the depths of your team. Nowhere else do you find a GM running his club from a mental hospital, a team broadcaster heading to a foreign land to rekindle his game – only to be hunted for drug smuggling, a team hiring an unknown globetrotting manager with a 'dead ball era' baseball philosophy, or a pair of buddies heading out on the road to visit every ball park – and ending up becoming a real life published book! We use a Contribution Points reward system that allows members to make teams their own – be it through ballpark adjustments, sending players to winter ball to ‘hone their skills’, or simply giving your favorite player a nickname – Just ask Michel ‘Train Arollin’’ Provost about that!


Our goal is to produce an environment that reflects realism. We play with Coaching and Scouting ON. Make personnel decisions that matter and prepare for the "fog of war" when judging prospects! It will be your skill and keen eye for talent that will separate you from the pack. Every GM has to rely on his scout’s opinion and his own gut feeling – everyone has their own opinion about a player – no cookie-cutter ratings here! Do you like to trade? Our bustling trade environment shows that if you can't swing a trade here, you can't swing a trade anywhere!


As part of our participation concept, we conduct our winter meetings and amateur draft live in our unique chat room. Shoot the breeze with your fellow GMs or lay the groundwork for that blockbuster deal.
We have been fortunate to attract a quality group of friendly owners – a stable core group that has been together long enough to create an extremely rewarding environment, and now you can find out why for yourself!


We're always interested in getting to know more like-minded individuals with an interest in joining in our fun and would love to hear from you.

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Website


HTML Reports


PEBA Constitution


Forum


APPLY NOW ! JOIN THE PEBA
Simply fill out the questions in the word document below,
and copy-paste it in an inbox message to me!




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File Type: doc Join the PEBA.doc (83.5 KB, 107 views)
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Old 04-02-2017, 09:13 PM   #2
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A full view of PEBA's teams



Imperial League

Seaboard Division

Arlington Bureaucrats
Canton Longshoremen
Hartford Harpoon
West Virginia Alleghenies

Dixie Division

Florida Featherheads
Kentucky Thoroughbreds
New Orleans Trendsetters
San Antonio Calzones of Laredo

Trans Atlantic Division

Amsterdam Lions
London Underground (GM seat available)
Havana Leones
San Juan Coqui
Scottish Claymores


Sovereign League

Great Lakes Division

Crystal Lake Sandgnats
Duluth Warriors
Fargo Dinosaurs
Kalamazoo Badgers

Desert Hills Division

Aurora Borealis
Bakersfield Bears
Palm Springs Codgers
Reno Zephyrs
Yuma Bulldozers

Rising Sun Division

Neo-Tokyo Akira
Okinawa Shisa
Shin Seiki Evas
Toyama Wind Dancers
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If you are looking for a rock-solid dependable league (running for 11 years real-time) with a great gang of GM's, then this is the place for you!

For those wondering, we will be upgrading after this season to OOTP 18

Come join the fun!
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It is a great league! I am in it right now, super dedicated GMs. I would recommend it to everyone.
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I've been out of the OOTP game for a few years but recently joined the PEBA. It has been a lot of fun so far, and the group of GM's provide a welcoming environment for newcomers. I fully expect to be in this league for a long time, and encourage anyone interested to take a look at these teams.
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I may not be one of our Founding Fathers, but my 7+ RL years certainly make me feel that way. The journey with this amazing group of GMs has been an incredible one! We are a diverse group that come from the shores of the Pacific, across the continent and hops over the pond to England and Eastern Europe. And don't let me forget our friends up north!

Together we've survived the test of time - trauma's and drama's, by being dedicated to the community we've created - one that is not judgmental and is respectful! We are a writing league at our heart that has 'newbies' writing toe-to-toe with the pros who've graced our fine group!

The PEBA has a lengthy, well documented history that looks at drafts, trades, dissections of winners/losers, a GM who is trapped in a looney bin with nothing but his Strat-o-matic cards, and a former-player-turned-announcer who decides he can still play and gets caught in a Mexican drug sting. You want crazy color - better yet, want to create crazy color? Well, you've come to the right place.

The available teams have a rich history to build upon, and Toyama was on the cusp last year - do they have enough to take down their high octane Japanese brethren?

If you like what you've read, drop us a line - we're eager to get to know you and welcome you into the fold. Our 19th season is underway - and it's May, so ample time to jump into those pennant races!!!
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The Toyama Wind Dancers have found their new General Manager!

The GM seat for the London Underground is currently available .. come join us!

To apply, check the end of the first post!
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Still taking applications for the London Underground. Don't miss your chance!

The team is very well-placed for good draft picks, and they have a significant amount of money available to sign players needed to bring this team back to competitiveness.

Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you!
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