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The league name has changed.

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SABLE is now CNET, Central New England Tabletop Baseball League.  You can find the blog at cnetbaseball.wordpress.com

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Written by Dom

May 30, 2010 at 3:27 pm

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Change to the schedule

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Mark pointed out that there are a ton of games in July. 

Make the following changes to the schedule.

  1. Week 10 is now JUNE N/N/D
  2. Week 15 is now AUGUST N/N/D

Written by Dom

May 30, 2010 at 12:53 am

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Expansion looking more realistic every day -edit

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Two more recruits.

Mark Geller played 1 game on Sunday and was interested in joining right away.

Haz, who played with us in the 80s & 90s, is taking a look at the game again and has shown more interest.

Add those names to Dave, Ken, & Eric.  And we could be at 16 for next year.

Written by Dom

May 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm

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Protested game week 2 NY vs STL

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Earlier this season the New York Yankees protested Game #3 week 2 vs St Louis on the grounds of illegal player movement/illegal roster.

The New York Yankees won the protest and the game was replayed.

Fast Forward to week 8.  It was discovered by the Commissioner that the New York Yankees have had an illegal minimum 25 man roster since the beginning of the season.

New York had 25 men in the majors.  New York had 3 true starters, 2 starter/releivers and 4 relief pitchers.  That equals only 9 pitchers.  Which means that the Yankees had an active roster of 16 Batters/position players.

Due to the use of illegal rosters by NY during week 2 of the season, the protest has been over-ruled and the original result of game 3 is once again in effect.  St Louis won the game by the score 4-3.

St Louis record is now 12-9 after week 8.   New York Yankees record is now 13-8.

Written by Dom

May 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm

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Minnesota Twins Stats through 21 games

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Here are the stats for the MN Twins through 21 games. 

Record: 13-8  1st Place Triple Crown Division

Stats that stand out.

  1. Pitchers have given up 25 Homers in 21 games/189.1 innings!
  2. Minnesota has scored 166 runs.   7.9 R/Game
  3. Minnesota gives up 132 runs.  6.28 R.Game
  4. Carlos Beltran is team MVP
  5. The bullpen recorded  7 wins and 5 Losses
  6. Leo Nunez leads the team with  4 saves!

 

Batting BA HR RBI OBP SLG OPS   AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI W/HP K SB
Beltran 0.384 4 20 0.454 0.628 1.082   86 26 33 7 1 4 20 11 13 5
Castillo 0.368 0 11 0.449 0.426 0.875   68 15 25 4 0 0 11 10 6 5
Figgins 0.286 1 9 0.430 0.381 0.811   63 15 18 3 0 1 9 16 14 1
Franceour 0.412 1 5 0.412 0.706 1.118   17 5 7 2 0 1 5 0 1 0
Gonzalez 0.483 0 9 0.545 0.586 1.132   29 8 14 3 0 0 9 4 3 0
Hunter 0.250 2 10 0.316 0.462 0.777   52 11 13 1 2 2 10 5 10 1
Ichiro 0.349 3 19 0.386 0.542 0.929   83 17 29 1 3 3 19 5 17 2
Markakis 0.370 1 8 0.393 0.519 0.911   54 10 20 3 1 1 8 2 8 1
Martin 0.227 0 4 0.382 0.273 0.655   44 5 10 2 0 0 4 11 11 0
Morneau 0.273 1 2 0.333 0.500 0.833   22 5 6 2 0 1 2 2 3 0
Ramirez 0.500 1 4 0.529 0.750 1.279   16 3 8 1 0 1 4 1 4 0
Rollins 0.278 0 3 0.278 0.333 0.611   18 5 5 1 0 0 3 0 1 0
Sweeney, M 0.436 0 7 0.456 0.527 0.983   55 7 24 5 0 0 7 2 8 0
Teagarden 0.083 0 0 0.185 0.083 0.269   24 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 11 0
Tejada 0.360 0 19 0.367 0.438 0.805   89 9 32 7 0 0 19 1 6 2
Gomez 0.000 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lind 0.000 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Garko 0.500 0 1 0.500 0.500 1.000   4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Sweeney, R 0.000 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pitchers 0.000 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000   4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lee 0.452 2 10 0.452 0.677 1.129   31 9 14 1 0 2 10 0 2 0
Pierre 0.364 0 6 0.378 0.477 0.855   44 12 16 3 1 0 6 1 3 1
Eckstein 0.000 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 0.346 16 147 0.401 0.483 0.885   803 166 278 46 8 16 147 74 121 18
                                   
                                   
                                   
Pitching W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR W/HP K’S AVG      
Beckett 1 0 6.43 2 2 0 14    18    10    10    1    5    13    0.300      
Hamels 1 2 7.36 5 5 0 25 2/3 38    22    21    5    16    17    0.330      
Millwood 1 1 5.93 4 4 0 27 1/3 27    20    18    1    23    17    0.248      
Scherzer 1 0 10.93 3 3 0 14    26    17    17    5    8    16    0.382      
Tejada 1 0 4.55 6 3 0 29 2/3 23    15    15    1    22    30    0.205      
Burnett 1 0 2.45 6 1 0 7 1/3 11    4    2    0    2    6    0.333      
Guerrier 2 1 3.71 8 0 0 17    16    7    7    2    5    9    0.239      
Nunez 2 1 3.14 9 0 3 14 1/3 11    5    5    4    3    13    0.204      
Thornton 1 0 5.87 8 0 0 7 2/3 8    6    5    4    6    9    0.258      
Wuertz 1 2 3.27 9 0 1 11    10    5    4    0    8    14    0.233      
Kazmir 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0.000      
Jackson 0 1 9.49 2 2 0 12 1/3 18    13    13    2    5    5    0.327      
Santana 0 0 6.75 1 1 0 5 1/3 8    6    4    0    1    3    0.333      
Gregg 1 0 4.91 2 0 0 3 2/3 5    2    2    0    1    5    0.313      
                                   
Team Totals 13 8 5.85   21    4    189 1/3 219    132    123    25    105    157    0.278      

Written by Dom

May 16, 2010 at 10:45 pm

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Waiver order for Week 7

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If you are unable to make it on Saturday send your picks to Brian Willard he is doing waivers this week.

Waivers order for Week #7.   Remember 1 win is added to your record for each make up game that needs to be played.  Order determined by winning percentage and ties broke by dice rolls.

#1 Philadelphia (3-12) .200
#2 Florida (4-14) .222
#3 Tampa Bay*(5-13) .277  *wk5 vs OAK
#4 NY Mets (7-8) .467
#5 St Louis (8-7) .533
#6 Oakland** (10-8) .556 *wk4 vs Bos & *wk5 vs TB
#7 San Francisco (9-6) .600
#8 Minnesota (11-7) ….611
#9/#10 Boston* (10-5) .667  *wk4 vs OAK
#9/#10 San Diego (12-6) .667
#11 New York Yankees (13-2) .867

* one win added to for one unplayed game
** two wins added for two unplayed games

Written by Dom

May 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm

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Status of SABLE and plans for the future

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Last week SABLE had one of its members quit.  Though no reason was given, the writing was on the wall already.

Prior to the season the member had an outburst to the league officials.  After discussing the situation with the league Treasurer the penalties which were stated in the rule book were not issued immeditately pending further behavior.

The behavior continued.  And was let go.  It continued even more and finally the Commissioner enacted those suspensions in full.  The member later quit.

Before the season began the league officials discussed the possibility of members quitting once these penalties were enforced.  It happened just as we thought.

The member has already been replaced.  We still have Pete available as caretaker.  We also have Eric to fill in in case another team is vacated this year.

Another league  formed in Western Massachusetts this week.  That league will play Strat-o-matic baseball.  Looking at the logistics of things, it makes sense that SABLE may possibly lose 3 current  members to this newly created league. 

If this happens during the season, the before mentioned contingency plan goes into effect.  If it happens after the season, the Commissioner already has 2 solid commitments to join next season.  There are also another three possibilities of additional members joining next year too.

Starting this week league discussions will begin regarding expansion of at least 4 teams for next season.  This will not be as simple as the one team expansion this year, so a more in depth expansion draft will have to take place.  The league officials will discuss this with members and make a decision by the trade deadline this year.  This will allow managers to have the correct information when making trades for next year.

Only one complete series currently needs to be made up.  That is due to a member quitting.  Pete is in the process of scheduling Schindler for the make up games.  Oakland also has 1 game to make up vs. Tampa Bay and one vs. Boston.   Other than that, all other games have been played.

Isn’t that a nice improvement from last season? I think so.

In July SABLE will be holding a demo day at LAN games.  Tentatively, I’m thinking it will be on July 10th during our AllStar Game.  As of now, Sherwood of the New York Yankees would manage the AL team (TB quit) & Brian Willard of the defending champion SD Padres will be managing the NL team.

During the SABLE home run derby, the league officials will set up a round robin Home Run tournament for those who signed up at LAN Games.  Also, for those interested the 2009 MLB Playoff teams Angels, Red Sox, Yankees, Twins, Cardinals, Dodgers, Phillies, & Rockies will all be available for demonstration games.  League officials will be on hand to run those games and demonstrate to the people how to play the game.

This demoday will be to generate buzz for the game and possibly add another caretaker or two or allow for even greater expansion next year.  Can you say 18 team league 9 AL & 9 NL teams split in 6 divisions?  I can!

Written by Dom

May 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

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