Friday, December 05, 2008

SoSG Baseball, Day 5

Yesterday's Results: Both games continued down their parallel paths, with some clutch RISP pitching. Tony showed up and cooly struck out Karina, while Ryan fouled out against Steve. So now some clutch 2-out at-bats are coming up in both games! Here are the updated game boards:

A few notes:

  • Since the subject of missing turns came up, let me say that I'd like to replace players only as a last resort. So as long as you send us something, even just an email saying you can't send in a score, you won't be replaced (though you'll still forfeit that at-bat). I just need to know you're still out there. This is especially true with first-time commenters - not that I intend to give preference to anyone, but regular or even semi-regular commenters I feel more comfortable that even if they miss their turn, they were just temporarily incommunicado and haven't disappeared forever. When I replace a team member, the purpose is not to punish anyone, but rather to try to ensure that a team doesn't have a recurring hole in their lineup.
  • Better yet, let us know ahead of time if you're certain there's a particular day you can't make it, as some of you already have. I will try my best to accommodate, but if I receive too many such requests I may not be able to handle them all. Thus, please only do so if you're certain.
  • FYI we will probably take a pause over the holidays as many people including myself will be traveling.
  • Keep in mind this is all experimental and new to me too; I'm just making it up as I go...

Today's Matchups and Game: Both pitchers from the previous at-bat stay on the mound, with Tony facing Bryan, and Steve facing Julie Hibbard. And this is the game for today. And one more new rule: Since there are no at-bats on weekends, for Friday games (like today) you have until midnight PT on Saturday night to submit your score.

So folks, again please submit a screenshot of your high score (only your first submission will count), include your screenname somewhere in your email, and don't reveal your score to anyone but SoSG. Good luck!

Update: There was a scoring glitch in the addition game, so I changed the post (and extended the deadline) to go back to the whack-a-mole game for today. I've sent the 4 competitors an email. Sorry for the inconvenience and if I've made any of you do math unnecessarily.

10 comments:

Dr. Geek said...

I'll be in California, sans internet access, from December 22 - 28.

No holiday play for me.

Dr. Geek said...

Way to go, Steve!

QuadSevens said...

Let's go Bryan! Knock in that ghost runner on second!

Rancho Ardiendo for life!!!

fanerman said...

Good work Tony! I didn't doubt you for a second!

Eric Karros said...

Ah yes, only in SoSG Baseball can a batter have the opportunity to knock himself in from 2nd.

cigarcow said...

Is this game nine innings? So it should end around 2014? Awesome! I was looking for a reason not to jump off the Santa Monica pier.

Eric Karros said...

Each game is only 1 inning, so hopefully the teams have some offensive (thus, the inflated batting averages)

QuadSevens said...

EK...I had a thought about the fact that we can never load the bases in the game. What about adding in a scoring situation where instead of a hit or an out, the batter reaches by error? Maybe if the batter's score beats the pitcher's score by 2 points it could be a fielding error and all runners only advance one base. You might have already thought of this, but if not, maybe you can consider it for future games. I'm sure we'd all be excited if someone were to hit a grand slam with their excellent drumming skills.

Eric Karros said...

Hey Julie, Steve, Bryan, and Tony, I updated post to indicate that we've switched games for today because of a bug in the original adding game. Going back to whack-a-mole for today. Thanks for pointing out the bug Steve.

Eric Karros said...

Quad - I considered something similar - having a tie equal to a walk, which isn't identical but would allow the bases to load.

But I didn't want to make it too complicated right off the bat. We'll see how the 1st round shakes out, and then maybe for the finals I'll think about adjustments.