The 1999 rules
1. Rotations for every team for every game must be sent to me by the second
day (either the 16th or the 2nd, depending on the month) of each month.
I will keep track of starts, and rotations for each team. Remember that
your rotation for each month must take into account your rotation for the
previous month (Kevin Brown can't start the last day of April and the
first day of May).
2. Jim Satrape has volunteered to send out V4 rosters for Month 1. You
must use these rosters, and not those created by you. If you use another
set of rosters, all of the league data will be thrown off. You will only
use these rosters for the first month of the season. Do not play any
games for Month 2 with the rosters Jim will sent you.
For each month, I will send complete V4 roster and stat files to each
owner. These will contain full stat reports for all previous months
(league leaders, individual team stats), as well as updated rosters.
Again, you will receive new files once a month, so do not play ahead of
Jim, please make sure that the 2 digit abbreviation for NASA is 'NS'
this season. Joe Sheehan is also a member of the NABL, and they already
use 'NA' as an abbreviation.
Mike Cha, is, I believe, the only owner not using V4. Mike, what I
need from you each month is the play-by-play from each of your home
games, so that I can enter them into the computer game. You obviously
cannot use the rosters that Jim will send out, so you can create your own.
3. By the fifth day of the month, instructions must be sent to all
road opponents (not to me, unless I'm your opponent). You may send
detailed instructions, or HAL instructions.
4. By the last day of the month, all games must be completed. Make sure
that you save results for your own team in a subset file. You must
send boxscores and subset stats (except for Mike) to each road opponent.
Please send results (not stat files, just W-L results) to Joe and me.
You must also send all of your subsets for the month, including your own
team's subsets to me. Please do the following:
A. Create a zip file that contains all subsets from the Month. Please,
if possible, do not send me loose subset files.
B. Mail that zipped file to firstname.lastname@example.org. This address is for
stats only, so please do not send any messages to this address.
C. Keep copies of all subsets for the entire season, in case of computer
D. Mike, please send your PBPs to this address. No one else should send
me PBPs or boxscores of games that do not include my team.
5. Penalty Points. I will very nebulous about this last year, but I will
be firm this year. How you get penalty points:
Late rotation: 1 point per day late
Late instructions: 1 point per day late
Late results: 1 point per day per late series
Player Usage Penalty Points:
Full time players: 5 points for each game over the
Full time starters: 5 points for each start over the limit.
Part-time players: 1 point for every AB or IP over their limit.
(If someone has used a full time player inappropriately (contrary to your
instructions) let me know, and the executive committee will review the
situation and award exemptions where necessary. These penalties are
strict, but there is very little good excuse for overusing full time
players, other than mistaken usage by a road opponent. Plan usage out in
Penalty Point Breakdown:
0-5 points: No penalty
6-10 points: Lose #2 FA pick.
11-13 points: Lose 2000 #6 rookie
14-16 points: Lose #1 FA pick
17-19 points: Lose 2000 #4 rookie
20-22 points: Lose 2000 #3 rookie
23-25 points: Lose 2000 #2 rookie
> 25 points: Executive committee will determine penalty, owner's future
If an owner does not have the specific pick, the executive committee will
determine an appropriate penalty.
6. Lateness. There will be NO lateness this year. If I do not receive
rotations by the end of the fifth day of the month, I will set them for
you. If instructions are not received by the tenth day of the month, I
will send your generic instructions. If results are not received by the
third day of the next month, I (or a duly appointed representative) will
play those games for you using your generics. We cannot fall behind this
year, because one late owner will delay the distribution of the monthly
files, and thus will hold up the whole league.
Let's have a great season guys!