- Week Two
Transaction Results Posted
- Week Three Transactions/Lineups due Tuesday, August 11 at 7 PM EDT
- See the season list of deadlines
- OK, so St. Louis has foiled our plans to be able to start scoring games this weekend. The Cardinals have to play one more game for us to be able to start the BWB season. Stay tuned.
- We do have to keep up with our normal transaction deadlines as the goal is to have you set lineups before most of the actual game performances occur. This will mean we're going to be flying blind a little bit in regards to your team's results by the time you need to set lineups. This season will be different in many ways.
- So prepare for a very short turnaround - I'll process Week 2 transactions on Saturday night and then the next deadline is Tuesday night at 7 PM Eastern. After that we'll be to our standard 6-7 days between deadlines.
- However, I'm going to be away from home a little longer than I thought this afternoon - so I'll pass on that time to you - the Week 2 transaction/lineup deadline is now 5 PM Eastern today.
- You might be asking...when do we start playing
- First, understand the Five Game Gap - if you're new to BWB or just need a reminder, check out the explanation of how MLB games map to BWB games
- So we need to wait until all teams play MLB game #6 to get to BWB game #1
- Based on the current MLB schedule, not accounting for
killer viruses or weather problems, it looks like:
- Miami and Philadelphia will play game #6 on Wednesday
- St. Louis will play game #6 on Friday
- So - if everything goes well, Saturday will be the first chance to score BWB game #1. However, with my time on Saturday evening, I'll be working on the Week 2 transactions. (I will try, but cannot guarantee, that game 1 results will be posted on Sunday)
- Maybe just pretend this year we're back in the old days of Robot Baseball (for those of you who played our predecessor game)...back in the 90s...when game results were mailed out a week or two - or longer! - after you submitted your lineups by mail.
- If there's any kind of announcement about an interruption of the 2020 season by Monday evening, BWB will still process the Week 1 transactions - however, there may be a push back on the deadline.
- This has already been a crazy start to the season - and based on what has already happened, we're going to have to be flexible and sometimes play things by ear. I've attempted to try to line up everything in advance, but things may change.
- Among the changes put in place is that players who opt out throughout the season - not just by Opening Day - will be put on the "Covid list." That and other changes/additions - like the structure of the playoffs and the offseason draft order - are found on the Covid 2020 page.
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