2008 Playoff Tree
AL Wildcard Series
Brooklyn (AL Wildcard 85w) at Plaza (AL Wildcard 100w)
NL Wildcard Series
Glen Allen (NL Wildcard 85w) at Fleetwood (NL Wildcard 122w)
Hessville (AL East 75w) at Cook County (AL Central 118w)
AL Wildcard Winner at Santa Barbara (AL West 108w)
[Glen Allen (NL Wildcard 85w) OR Springfield (AL East 93w)] at Bloomington (NL Central 123w)
[Fleetwood (NL Wildcard 122w) OR Springfield (AL East 93w)] at Ocala (NL West 108w)
AL Championship Series
NL Championship Series
BRASSball World Series
September 2008 Newsletter Article Incentive Program:
October 2008 Transactions:
#58: Ocala trades Derek Jeter, OCA 2009 #5 to Santa Barbara for Brian Bannister.
2009 Contract Extensions:
Contract Extensions for players currently on their final year of a free agent contract were due September 25.
… Cook County extends the contract of Chipper Jones (1X1-$5M) for 1 season.
… Santa Barbara extends the contract of Carlos Lee (1X2-$11M) for 2 seasons.
… Hessville extends the contract of Carlos Delgado (1X1-$5M) for 1 season.
Closing 2008 Bank Accounts
… All teams currently have ownership as of October 2008.
… If you intend to not continue with BRASSball next season, please inform me. Thanks.
We have two backup league members. Welcome to the league, John and Justin!
… John Fredriksen: resides in Thousand Oaks, California;
… Justin Lee: resides in Washington, D.C.; firstname.lastname@example.org
2009 Annual Draft Order
1. Chatham 51 111 .315
2. Charm City 52 110 .321
3. Louisville 54 108 .333 tied for 3 / 4
4. Superior 54 108 .333 tied for 3 / 4
5. Port Richey 62 100 .383
6. North Georgia 65 97 .401
7. Malibu 67 95 .414
8. Tinley 69 93 .426 tied for 8 / 9
9. Parkland 69 93 .426 tied for 8 / 9
10. Simi Valley 74 88 .457
11. Texas 75 87 .463
12. Maine 76 86 .469
13. Thousand Oaks 79 83 .488
14. Metropolis 82 80 .506
tbd Hessville 75 87 .463 AL East
tbd Glen Allen 85 77 .525 NL Wildcard
tbd Brooklyn 85 77 .525 AL Wildcard
tbd Springfield 93 69 .574 NL East
tbd Plaza 100 62 .617 AL Wildcard
tbd Santa Barbara 108 54 .667 AL West
tbd Ocala 108 54 .667 NL West
tbd Cook County 116 46 .716 AL Central
tbd Fleetwood 122 40 .753 NL Wildcard
tbd Bloomington 123 39 .759 NL Central
In-Season Standings Incentive Program
The following teams received a cash bonus for the In-Season Standings Incentive Program (Constitution Section XVIII):
Charm City $160,000
Cook County $190,000
Glen Allen $300,000
North Georgia $170,000
Port Richey $300,000
Santa Barbara $300,000
Simi Valley $300,000
Thousand Oaks $300,000
On-Time Mailing Record
The following teams had a perfect On-Time Mailing Record for the entire season, and therefore earned a Bonus Round Draft Pick (Constitution Section XV):
Home/Road Discrepancy Program
The following teams have earned a cash bonus from the Home/Road Discrepancy Program (Constitution Section XVI):
Home/Away games differential = 1.250
The average BRASSball team won 1.250 more games at home than on the road in the 2008 BRASSball season.
Those teams whose home/road discrepancy was lower than this average:
Thousand Oaks (-19 games)
Port Richey (-10 games)
Metropolis (-10 games)
North Georgia (-9 games)
Ocala (-8 games)
Simi Valley (-6 games)
Glen Allen (-3 games)
Santa Barbara (-2 games)
Texas (-1 game)
Charm City (even)
Parkland (+1 game)
The league average = +1.25 games
The smallest discrepancy = -19 games
The range over which awards are given = 20.25
Dividing the award range into fifths = 4.05 per range
The award ranges are therefore: The teams who fall in the award ranges are therefore:
Award Range #1: -19.00 to -14.95 games: Thousand Oaks (-19)
Award Range #2: -14.94 to -10.90 games: none
Award Range #3: -10.89 to -6.85 games: Port Richey (-10 games), Metropolis (-10 games),
North Georgia (-9 games), Ocala (-8 games)
Award Range #4: -6.84 to -2.80 games: Simi Valley (-6), Glen Allen (-3)
Award Range #5: -2.79 to +1.25 games: Santa Barbara (-2), Texas (-1), Charm City (even), Parkland (+1)
Therefore, the bonus awards are:
Thousand Oaks $3,000,000 award range #1
None $2,500,000 award range #2
Port Richey $2,000,000 award range #3
Metropolis $2,000,000 award range #3
North Georgia $2,000,000 award range #3
Ocala $2,000,000 award range #3
Simi Valley $1,500,000 award range #4
Glen Allen $1,500,000 award range #4
Santa Barbara $1,000,000 award range #5
Texas $1,000,000 award range #5
Charm City $1,000,000 award range #5
Parkland $1,000,000 award range #5
The following players were utilized beyond their allowable Player Usage during the regular season (Constitution Section X):
A few members provided special instructions to avoid over usage to their opponents. However, not all opponents adhered to the instructions of the away manager, which caused player over usage. Some league members auto-play their home games ñ so the specific instruction could not have been followed anyway. And in one case, the PC game apparently did not follow the pre-programmed HAL rotation and started the incorrect pitcher. Should those teams be penalized for over usage? I have my opinion. But this will be the decision for this year: All over usage will be fined equivalently based upon the POPS Player Over-usage Penalty System regardless if special instructions were provided by the away team and not followed by the home team. I decided to rule in this fashion because we do not have a Constitution rule that states that a home manager is strictly required to adhere to special instructions from the away manager. This could be a topic that requires a Rule Proposal next season.
I will calculate the exact POPS penalty cash fine at a later date and provide an update to those teams affected.
Late Mailing Fines ñ 2008 Season
The following late mailing fines were accounted for in the Roster file at the time of the infraction. The list below represents a summary for the year.
Charm City ñ Late June results: $1M
Charm City ñ Late September results: $2M and loss of 1st round pick
Cook County ñ Late May results: $1M
Cook County ñ Late September instructions: $2M and loss of 1st round pick
Hessville ñ Late June results: $1M
Maine ñ Late August instructions: $1M
Malibu ñ Late June results: $1M
Metropolis ñ Late September results: $1M
North Georgia ñ Late May results: $1M
Parkland ñ Late September results: $1M
Port Richey ñ Late May instructions: $1M
Superior ñ Late May instructions: $1M
Texas ñ Late May instructions: $1M
Netplay Online Play Instructions
Does anyone have basic Netplay instructions? Typically, all BRASSball Playoff games are played using Netplay. But not everyone is familiar with the process, including how to disable your internet firewall. If anyone can provide a good set of instructions for using Netplay, I will provide that team with a News Article Incentive ($300k) for the person that provides the most thorough instructions. Thanks.
… 2008 BRASSball Playoff LZP File
… 2009 BRASSball Roster Excel File (with updated contract status & free agent listing)
… Award Voting Ballot for League MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year
… Rule Proposal Voting Ballot
… October 25 ñ Contract Signings deadline. MO, Y1, Y2, Y3, A, U and ìAMî contract signings due to the LD.
… October 25 ñ Roster Cuts deadline. Any roster cuts are due to the LD.
… October 25 ñ League Awards Ballot deadline.
… October 25 ñ Rule Changes Ballot deadline.
… November 1 ñ List of restricted and unrestricted free agents distributed by Free Agency Conductor.