Happy Halloween, everybody.
At this point I have one Strat project queued up for each of the four sports, but I’ve really only been rolling games for this one here – 1984 MLB.
For one, I’ve really committed to watching every game of the World Series. I’m not really ready to let go of the 2014 season and there is a long and cold winter ahead of us, so I wanted to savor every last pitch of the year.
Secondly, I haven’t yet laid down any of the “pre-production” for my other projects.
I had gotten started rolling up games for the 2004 NFL season and then got sidetracked by how long it takes to get games done. I play with modified elementary rules and it takes me a good 2 hours to roll a game. It’s a little too long for me, so I’ve been working on a web app that allows me to mimic rolling the game, albeit in less than an hour.
Is it taking a while to code? Hell yes. But good progress is being made and I hope I can start using it within the next month or two here.
My hockey project is an 8-team playoff, all rounds best of 7, using teams from the 2010-11 season: Anaheim, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, NY Rangers, Toronto and Vancouver.
And, lastly, a 6-team, single-elimination tournament using 6 teams from the 2008-09 NBA season: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, LA Lakers, Miami and Orlando.
Kind of excited about each of them and hopefully will start making a dent in each alongside this here MLB project.
This week, another flashback to game 5 of the National League Championship Series.
Sometimes it’s hard to remember that, while always an amazing hitter, Tony Gwynn also used to be fleet of foot.
Here he is, crushing the Chicago Cubs’ hopes and dreams in game 5 of the 1984 NLCS.