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  • Baseball Fan First


    We’re looking for new fantasy baseball team owners for two new start-up leagues with on-line Auctions on February 17th and 24th. After 26 consecutive seasons we came to an obvious conclusion that the people who do the best, the people that stick when they stumble as we all do, and the people who are and have the most fun, well, they all have one thing in common. They love baseball. They came to fantasy baseball as an extension of being a baseball fan first and foremost, not the other way round. We play for honor and glory, so if they’re looking to get rich in a “money” league they should look elsewhere or find a game of Texas Hold ‘Em. We’re not that kind of League.
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  • Are You The Thomas Edison Of Fantasy Baseball?


    Have you subconsciously accepted your home Roto League's status quo? Is every season the same experience and yet you expect 2013 will be different when you’re still participating in the same league or against the usual suspects/team owners as before?
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  • 10,000 Experiments Before Success


    Okay, sure, Edison did try 10,000 different filament materials before he found the right one for the light bulb. His ultimate solution proved to be both wildly effective and cheap. He changed the way people lighted their homes and businesses. Naturally, it won’t take you 10,000 different fantasy leagues to find the right one for you, but Edison had two distinct advantages over the 2013 Baseball Season fantasy players.
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  • Edison's First Advantage


    First, he had his own team of able, experienced assistants who under Edison’s direction did much of the scud work, but your fantasy team is so personal, you can’t put it in the hands of just anybody, let alone pay them to suffer for you through league ups and downs.
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  • Edison's Second Advantage


    Second, Edison’s journey was long, think of those ten thousand unsuccessful experiments, but he never lost sight of his progress or more importantly lack of progress toward his ultimate goal. As all practical inventors need to be, he was a bottom-line kind of guy. Are consistent Roto winners any different?
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  • Edison Is To The Light Bulb as Retro-Roto Is To the Modern Era of Fantasy Baseball


    Are you growing amidst continuity and stability, or shooting ducks in a barrel, then proudly hanging them on your walls?
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  • You're either Actively Moving Forward or Passively Stepping Back


    Take a pro-active step to get out of your rut. Try the Retro Roto experience—an old concept with more than a few new and creative dimensions.
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  • You don't lerarn anything when you win, only when you stumble is a learning experience within your grasp


    Oh, and by the way, years later when Edison was praised for his invention he explained his success by claiming to know more ways not to do one thing than anyone living.
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  • We got the arrows; you get the land.


    Over twenty-six consecutive seasons our Founders have already paid that certain Roto price, getting what they didn’t want. The team owner fee in our leagues is only ten bucks, covering the 3rd party stat service provider. We‘ve re-invented the Fantasy filament. Join a start-up league in February.
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  • Are You All Stetson and No Cattle?


    Pioneers welcome, but new Team Owners should be experienced as well as of a seriously competitive disposition.
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  • How's your pitch recognition?


    It shouldn't take you 10,000 swings to get the pitch you want to hit hard. Can you square up the barrel of your bat?
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  • Start-Up League with Feb 17th on-line Auction Forming Now


    Retro-Roto, Dynasty, Mixed, On-Line Auction, Blitzkrieg, Start-up League
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  • Just Give Me The Quick and Dirty To Start


    Basically, what am I getting into?
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  • Blitzkrieg


    Basically, transactions are one day a week, on Sundays, and 80% of each team’s weekly moves shall be made in a single 15-minute real time window (from 9 to 9:15 p.m.) where priority is based solely on reversed standings from previous day. Commissioner enters everything with stat service; just show up and play.
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  • Blind Vickery FAAB Bidding


    Use Blind Vickery FAAB Bids to make both waiver claims and First Round Free Agent Acquisition on Sundays.
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  • Auction Day


    Auction begins promptly on Sunday, February 17th at 10 a.m.
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  • Auction Player Pool

    Anyone alive on Auction Day is eligible.
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  • How many teams?


    13-team league with no bench.
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  • FEE, PRIZE


    $10 Fee per team. Winner deserves bragging rights.
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  • 598 Active Roster Slots Pumping Stats Every Day For 26-weeks into 12 Scoring Categories


    6 X 6 categories. 46 roster slots per team. This is a General Manager/Team Owner styled League, not one where a Daily Manger sets lineups. If they’re on your team they’re generating stats every day.
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  • Dynasty Freeze Rosters


    Each Team can keep up to 15 players from season to season, including Topper Rights.
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  • Don't Choke on the Bones/Details


    What else makes this League so unique? Don't get too detailed, but don't leave me in the dark on what this entails.
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  • The Blitz Shortly After Sunday Gloamings


    Eight lightning rounds of moves in a 15-minute blitzkrieg burning with boundless blunder, bloody bravado, and brassy brilliance. Show us your Fantasy baseball agility from 9 to 9:15 p.m.
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  • Rounds

    The eight 2-minute rounds begin promptly at 9:00, 9:02, 9:04, 9:06, 9:08, 9:10, 9:12, and 9:14.
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  • Nominations

    No new nominations the last 59 seconds of each 2-minute blitz round
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  • Priority

    Priority is based on reverse order of Saturday’s standings.
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  • Limits

    Limit is one successful winning bid per team per round.
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  • Upstairs and Downstairs; Six out of 13 Winners each season


    Upstairs and Downstairs Under one Zero Sum Roto Roof: After 26-weeks two owners will move upstairs in Roto weight class, while another two move downstairs. Six of our 13 teams will excel each season. Relegation and Promotion within a 2-division format makes our League more fun for the entire season. There will always be exactly 6 teams in Heavy Weights and 7 in Light-Heavy Weights. Ours is a highly competitive League.
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  • Big Al and Sunday- Sunday- Sunday


    Make all your good Roto intentions a reality on Sundays. In a single day turn a week’s worth of your Roto feelings, suspicions, hunches, and theories (often called Roto Fancies by your competitors), well, into victory. The greatest thinker of the 20th century, Big Al, said genius is not having an idea; genius is making an idea a reality.
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  • Blind Vickery Bids


    Both Waiver Claims and First Round Free Agent Acquisitions are made using Blind Vickery FAAB Bids delivered via Private League Message on or before 1 minute after midnight on Saturday night/Sunday morning for Waiver Claims and another bid on or before 7 p.m. on Sundays for First Round Free Agent Acquisitions.
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  • Zero Dollar Bids

    You can make a zero dollar FAAB bid even when you don’t have a single buck left in FAAB, except in August when all zero bids are prohibited.
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  • Winning Bid > $9

    If the winning bid is greater than $9, then the amount deducted from the winner’s FAAB shall be the greater of $1 or the 2nd highest bid, if any, on the same player plus a $1.
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  • Winning Bid < $10

    If the winning bid is less than $10, including zero, then the amount deducted from the winning bidder’s FAAB is the exact amount of his winning bid.
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  • Tie Breaker

    When there are ties for the highest bid, then the player shall be awarded to the team lowest in the standings at the end of Saturday’s games.
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  • August Dog Days Salary Specials For Those Teams Who Continue To Be Active LATE in the Season


    A player’s salary acquired in August by First Round Free Agent Acquisition and Waiver Claim shall be the LOWER of the amount of the winning Blind Vickery FAAB bid or $7. However, the player’s contract status remains the same. a) Zero FAAB bids are not allowed on August Sundays.
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  • Roto-Rule 5 Three/Round Draft on eve of first World Series game.


    The only players not subject to the Draft are Toppers for the next season.
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  • How many players can I protect?

    Each team can protect 25 non-topper players, including those reserved at the end of the preceding season. Players not selected in the 3-Round Draft remain on the original rosters until the Freeze Roster Deadline.
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  • When do I have to list my protected players?

    The protected 25 will be listed by each team on the League Message Board by midnight of the night following the last regular season game.
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  • Draft Process

    The Draft begins at 9 p.m. on the eve of the First World Series Game. Each team has no more than 30 seconds to make their selection in each round. The selections are made in reverse order of the final standings. A team may choose to pass if they decide not to make a selection in any round.
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  • Cost of Doing Business In The Draft

    All players selected will immediately have their salaries increased by $1 and be placed on their new team’s roster. Each selection will cost the new team $5 to be paid to the team that loses the player. All Monies come from the next season’s beginning FAAB balances.
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  • Keep 'Em or Give 'Em Back

    By midnight on the eve of the subsequent Off-Season Trading Party all players that were selected must be put on their team’s freeze roster or given back to the original team. There is no refund of FAAB and the salary remains at the $1 increased amount.
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  • In the post-PED injury endemic era


    Even though all other non-trade moves are limited to one day per week, activating your own Roto team’s reserved player by 9 p.m. any night is effective with the next day’s games.
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  • $20+ DL = REDEMPTION


    If a player is bought for at least $20 in the current season’s Auction AND subsequent to Auction Day is placed on an MLB Disabled List his Roto team may release him before he is activated by his MLB team and redeem a portion of his current salary as an in-season FAAB Bonus.
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  • If You Have A Man-Crush, you can keep a player his entire career, provided every 3rd season you pay him like a free agent in the market place.


    Player contracts are for 2 seasons, PLUS Topper Rights for a third, so you could keep a player you have man-love for his entire career, if and only if you are willing to include his Topper Rights in your limited Freeze Roster and pay one dollar more than the rest of the league on the subsequent Auction Day.
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  • Off-Season Trading Party


    Our single on-line Off-season Trading party on the eve of our Freeze Roster Deadline promotes off-season trading.
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  • Active Roster Slots


    3 x Catchers, 1 x Swing Man (can alternate between any hitter or pitcher), 6 x outfielders, 2 x 1B, 2 x 2B, 2 x 3B, 2 x shortstop, 2 x middle infield, 2 x corner base, and 2 x utility + 22 x pitchers.
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  • FAAB Bonuses


    Show up for On-LIne Trading Party; Second Division Teams earn a weekly FAAB Bonus; Blitz and Blind Vickery Bidding FAAB participation bonuses can be earned in the first half of our season and paid in the 2nd half.
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  • Dump Not, Waste Not Our Pennant Race


    We use a limited, yet effective 2nd half Anti-Dumping Rule.
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  • Play 'em, Trade 'em, or Waive 'em


    Unlimited DL spots, but can't hide players later activated by their MLB team. Remember no bench.
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  • Two Roster Expansion Swing Men


    Roster Expansion always begins with the first transaction Sunday on or after September 1.
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  • Mock Drafts


    Each season within 2 weeks of Auction Day there will be one 40 minute Mock Auctions using our Auction Room to allow owners to either acquaint or reacquaint themselves with the process of our Auction software.
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  • We are'nt a good fit for every fantasy baseball player!


    We’re really not a good fit for everyone…but the fantasy team owners we do seem to work well with, well, they typically tell us they’re...
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    Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:41 pm
    Admin Frustrated that the only opportunity in established Leagues means marrying the worst team for what feels like a life sentence;
  • FRUSTRATED


    Frustrated that the usual opportunity to join an established League means marrying the worst team for what feels like a life sentence
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  • UPSET


    Upset because they’re tired of Ghost Teams in their home leagues quitting by July or by continuous turn-over each and every off-season by the same cellar dwellers
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  • CONCERNED


    Concerned because they want a truly deep Mixed league, but they don’t want all the politic and hassle that is poised to strike at every turn in a 20+ team league
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  • IRRITATED


    Irritated because they want 80% of everyone’s moves made in real time, in a 15-minute each week, so long as it is transparent as hell to everyone, the entire Blitz suitable for a myriad of strategic moments
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  • ANNOYED


    Annoyed that dump trades make a mockery of 2nd half pennant races
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  • IRKED


    Irked because they want the frantic pace of a daily League, but only once a week, because they also enjoy a life, wife/girl friend, or a demanding career that gets in the way of the really important stuff the other six days and nights of the 26 week season
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  • DISAPPOINTED


    Disappointed they’re not in a trading League
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  • ANGERED


    Angered that they hoarded their FAAB $$ for 20 long weeks, only to lose the final player they need to the Alpha trader when he swings a $$ trade with a ghost team at the 11th hour
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  • TROUBLED


    Troubled because they can’t find a League so competitive that it tests everyone’s mettle, thus pushing them harder to succeed
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  • DISCOURAGED


    Discouraged that they want the continuity of a Dynasty League without a great Keeper Roster always single-handedly defeating everything else: strategy and tactics, trading, prospecting, clairvoyance, hard work, resolve, selections in-season, players with career years, even luck (Keepers should be vitally important, just not so important it excludes the other facets of the game.);
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  • EXASPERATED


    Exasperated that their competitors can play keep away, hiding players they don’t use- ones no one else can get at
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  • VEXED


    Vexed because they can’t find a February Auction League and thus steal the march on everyone else right after pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training
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  • Another Start-Up League with a Feb 24th on-line Auction Forming Now


    Only 2 differences from the Retro League forming with Auction on 17th: This one uses OBP, not BA, plus Net Steals instead of Total Stolen Bases.
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