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2548 Postseason

 

Divisional Championship Series
“SLB’s Quarterfinals”

  • AL Enterprise Divisional Championship – In the first ever AL Enterprise Divisional Championship, the Luna Apollos managed to win Game 1, but the Earth Astronauts cruised with three straight wins to clinch the Enterprise title. 
  • AL Endeavour Divisional Championship – In the AL Endeavour Divisional Championship, the Jupiter Kings gave the Pluto Hounds a rude welcome to the Astro League by sweeping them. 
  • CL Sputnik Divisional Championship – In the CL Sputnik Divisional Championship, the no. 2 Kennedy Rockets upset the no. 1 Venus Reign by winning the series in four games. 
  • CL Soyuz Divisional Championship – In the CL Soyuz Divisional Championship, the series went the distance where the no. 2 Pamoja Guardians defeated the no. 1 Neptune Mainers in five games. 

League Championship Series
“SLB’s Semi-Finals”

  • ALCS – The Earth Astronauts sent the home crowd into frenzy by walking it off in Game 5 with a two-run single to clinch the ALCS with a 4-3 victory, defeating the Jupiter Kings. 
  • CLCS – In a series of the divisional runner-ups, the Pamoja Guardians blew a 3-1 series lead to the Kennedy Rockets, who won three straight games to clinch a spot in the Galactic Series. 

Galactic Series

  • Game 1 – The Earth Astronauts started the Galactic Series in style today, downing the visiting Kennedy Rockets at Astrodome V by a score of 4-3 to stake an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. 
  • Game 2 – With starter Rich Gates leading the charge, the Astronauts defeated the Rockets, 3-1, in Game 2 of the Galactic Series today. The right-hander threw 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Astrodome V to help Earth take a 2-0 lead. 
  • Game 3 – The Rockets have closed some of the gap between themselves and the series-leading Astronauts, winning 5-1 at Kennedy Field today.
  • Game 4 – The Earth Astronauts moved to within one game of the Galactic Series title today, beating the Rockets on the road at Kennedy Field by a score of 9-2.
  • Game 5 – The Rockets gave up some late-inning runs to the Astronauts, but hanged on for a 5-4 victory to make it a 3-2 series. 
  • Game 6 – The Rockets and the Astronauts will take the Galactic Series to a decisive 7th game. In a must-win situation today, the Rockets beat the Astronauts 5-3 at Astrodome V to force the series into what will essentially be a one-game playoff.
  • Game 7 – The Astronauts were good enough to get past the Rockets at Astrodome V today and secure the 12th championship in franchise history
    "When you wear Astronauts on your shirt, you're good at something," Earth skipper Kevin Gafford told the press.
    Astronauts first baseman Mark Freeman was named MVP of the series after he went .385 with 2 home runs and 8 RBI.
    "It feels totally incredible," Freeman said. "I could live to 1,000 years old and I'd remember this moment."
    The new champions capped off a great season with a 6-3 victory over the Rockets to win the Galactic Series 4-3.

 

Game-by-Game Results
G1 – Astronauts 4, Rockets 3
G2 – Astronauts 3, Rockets 1
G3 – Rockets 5, Astronauts 1
G4 – Astronauts 9, Rockets 2
G5 – Rockets 5, Astronauts 4
G6 – Rockets 5, Astronauts 3
G7 – Astronauts 6, Rockets 3

 

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Past 10 Galactic Series Winners
2548 – Earth over Kennedy, 4-3
2547 – Pluto over Earth, 4-2 
2546 – Venus S. over Pamoja, 4-2
2545 – Pluto over Mercury, 4-3
2544 – Mercury over Mendez, 4-2
2543 – Pluto over Earth, 4-2
2542 – Mercury over Valles Marineris, 4-1
2541 – Pluto over Ceres, 4-2
2540 – Mendez over Mercury, 4-3
2539 – Luna over Venus R., 4-3
2538 – Pamoja over Ceres, 4-1

 

RR99's Notes: I've been struggling with copying/pasting from word with the correct formatting into these posts. Every time I'd paste it in here, the formatting would either disappear or be all messed up. So every time I post something here, I'd just post it in plain text, then add all the formatting inside here, which can be tedious. If anybody knows how to get around that sort of issue, let me know. Thanks!


Also, I'll give the "divisional playoffs" another 1-2 years of experimenting before deciding if I want to stick with it or go back to the 2 division winners + 2 wild cards format. 

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Astronauts— FINALLY!!!  Hopefully the beginning of another championship dynasty!

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On 12/28/2017 at 10:19 AM, BellaSpurs said:

Is expansion planned anytime soon? Would it be on other planets or the same just different cities?

 

Yes! Expansion is planned, but not for a while. Probably at least 8-10 years in game-time or so. I want to let the 1's, Engineers, Empire, and Falcons to find their footing first. 

 

The next round will likely be a 4-team expansion (just like the last one). I have few super preliminary ideas for that round. The one after that will probably be a 2 or 4 team expansion, depending on how things shake out. 

 

It would be on the same planets/moons, just different cities. I think based on the population sizes, we've already maxed out the number of planets/moons available that could support a team. 

 

EDIT: Holy :censored:, this was a brain fart. I was on the first page of this thread for some reason and saw your post and I thought it was new. MY BAD! :) 

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2549 Season

 

Divisional Quick Recaps

 

AL Enterprise Division: 

  • The Luna Apollos have finally dethroned the Earth Astronauts, winning their first divisional title in 14 years. Todd Keffer pitched to a 6.4 WAR season over 241.2 innings and 2.09 ERA. However, the Astronauts still clinched a postseason berth with 92 wins.  
  • The Venus Sparrows remained in third place while the Ceres Belters finished at .500.
  • The Mercury Mets and the Mars Warriors finished in the same place as last season, in 5th and 6th. 

AL Endeavour Division: 

  • The Jupiter Kings defended their Endeavour title with franchise-record 109 wins, beating their 105 wins from last year. 
  • The Kings renewed rivals Ganymede Giants also cruised into the postseason with 98 wins. The Kings and Giants rivalry, the first two Jovian teams of the league, are a sure bet to write a brand new chapter under the new divisional postseason format. 
  • For the first time since 2538, the Pluto Hounds will miss the postseason. 
  • The Ursula Majors climbed out of the cellar for a fourth place finish. There are rumors that they will be undergoing a minor rebranding in the coming years. 
  • The two Lagrange Islands teams each, Harmony 1’s and Nolan Engineers, unsurprisingly finished at the bottom of the division. 

CL Sputnik Division:

  • The two veteran teams in the Sputnik, the Venus Reign and Kennedy Rockets, both finished 1-2 in the division once again. 
  • The Bradbury Rays fell below .500 again and tied for third place with the PUA Empire. The Empire improved by 17 wins after losing 105 games last year.
  • The Horus Pharaohs stayed consistent with 72 wins compared to their 70 last season. 
  • The Vesta Falcons is quickly becoming a piece of junk as they struggled mightily, setting a new Cosmo League record for fewest wins in a season with just 49 (Venus Sparrows holds the record with just 42 wins in 2502). 

CL Soyuz Division: 

  • The Titan Scorpions return to the postseason for the first time since 2540 while the Neptune Mariners rolled in behind them for second place. 
  • The Io Vulcans were the hard-lucked loser as they finished with 85 wins, good for 4th best record in the SLB. However, they will miss the postseason. 
  • The Pamoja Guardians snapped their postseason streak by dropping to fourth place, while the Mendez Islanders lingered in fifth place.
  • The Callisto Cubs dropped to the bottom. 

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2549 Postseason

 

Divisional Championship Series
“SLB’s Quarterfinals”

  • ENT – Despite winning the Enterprise regular season divisional title, the Earth Astronauts were just too good, sweeping the Luna Apollos in three games. 
  • END – At the moment, the Jupiter Kings hold the crown in the renewed Kings-Giants rivalry, as the Kings swept them.  
  • SPU – History repeated itself, as the no. 2 Kennedy Rockets once again defeated the no. 1 Venus Reign in five games to advance to the CLCS. 
  • SOY – Riding the momentum of a walk-off home run in the 10th inning in Game 1, the Titan Scorpions went on to defeat the Neptune Mariners. 

League Championship Series
“SLB’s Semi-Finals”

  • ALCS – In an intense Game 2, the Jupiter Kings and Earth Astronauts traded runs in the 9th inning, 13th inning, and then the 14th inning where Allen Bohannan walked it off with a solo homer to win it for the Kings. The Kings went on to sweep the Astronauts in four games. 
  • CLCS – Coming off a good series win, the Titan Scorpions weren’t able to keep up with experience Kennedy Rockets, as the Rockets won the series in six games. 

Galactic Series

 

  • Game 1 – The Jupiter Kings started the Galactic Series in style today, downing the visiting Kennedy Rockets at Jupiter Castle by a score of 5-4 to stake an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series.
  • Game 2 – With designated hitter Nick Varney leading the charge, the Jupiter Kings defeated the visiting Kennedy Rockets, 8-4, in Game 2 of the Galactic Series today. Varney was 1 for 3 with a home run and a walk. He drove in 3 runs and scored once at Jupiter Castle to help Jupiter take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series.
  • Game 3 – The Kennedy Rockets have closed some of the gap between themselves and the series-leading Jupiter Kings, winning 6-2 at Kennedy Field today. Rockets first baseman David Mizrahi was named player of the game after he went 1-2 with a double and a walk, while adding 2 RBI and scoring once. The win cuts the deficit facing the Rockets to 2-1 in the best-of-7 Galactic Series.
  • Game 4 – The Kennedy Rockets defeated the Jupiter Kings, 5-2 in Game 4 of the Galactic Series today. Earning player of the game honors was second baseman Chi-ju Mi, who belted 2 home runs. The win moves Kennedy into a 2-2 tie with Jupiter in the series.
  • Game 5 – Game 5 was big. So was Sean Binn. The Jupiter starter rose to the occasion at Kennedy Field today, earning player of the game honors after leading the Kings to a crucial 7-0 victory over the Kennedy Rockets. Binn threw 9 innings of shutout ball as the Kings won on the road to seize a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 Galactic Series. 
  • Game 6 – It was all about winning for the Jupiter Kings -- and win they did. There was nothing fancy in how they went about it, players said, they just prepared mentally and physically and then went out and played baseball. "We did the little things right and we did the big things right," said right fielder Travis Whiting, who was named series MVP. "Now we're the league champions." Jupiter defeated the Kennedy Rockets by a score of 4-2 at Jupiter Castle to take the series 4-2. "Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you make your own luck," said Jupiter manager Natsuo Yamakawa. "We got lucky a few times, but mostly we did the right things by being prepared for each game and playing the game the way it's meant to be played." 

 

Game-by-Game Results
G1 – Kings 5, Rockets 4
G2 – Kings 8, Rockets 4
G3 – Rockets 6, Kings 2
G4 – Rockets 5, Kings 2
G5 – Kings 7, Rockets 0
G6 – Kings 4, Rockets 2

 

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Past 10 Galactic Series Winners
2549 – Jupiter over Kennedy, 4-2
2548 – Earth over Kennedy, 4-3
2547 – Pluto over Earth, 4-2 
2546 – Venus S. over Pamoja, 4-2
2545 – Pluto over Mercury, 4-3
2544 – Mercury over Mendez, 4-2
2543 – Pluto over Earth, 4-2
2542 – Mercury over Valles Marineris, 4-1
2541 – Pluto over Ceres, 4-2
2540 – Mendez over Mercury, 4-3
2539 – Luna over Venus R., 4-3

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1 hour ago, RoughRiders99 said:

 

Yes! Expansion is planned, but not for a while. Probably at least 8-10 years in game-time or so. I want to let the 1's, Engineers, Empire, and Falcons to find their footing first. 

 

The next round will likely be a 4-team expansion (just like the last one). I have few super preliminary ideas for that round. The one after that will probably be a 2 or 4 team expansion, depending on how things shake out. 

 

It would be on the same planets/moons, just different cities. I think based on the population sizes, we've already maxed out the number of planets/moons available that could support a team. 

 

EDIT: Holy :censored:, this was a brain fart. I was on the first page of this thread for some reason and saw your post and I thought it was new. MY BAD! :) 

Lmao

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Let's keep going PUA! We're on the right track with improvements from the first season back. We're on the march - we are the mighty Empire!

#PlayLikeAnEmperor

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Hi everybody! In just two days, it will have been ONE year since I started this thread on the boards. It've been an amazing run. I never thought it would last this long! Luckily, for the one-year anniversary, I thought it was a good time to show everybody the 50-year standings for SLB's entire history. Below is the standings for all 24 teams that ever existed in the SLB. The teams are sorted by wins overall. Naturally, the older teams will be ranked near the top while the newer teams are at the bottom. I copied the standings directly from OOTP and I tried my best to format it for this post. If it's a little messy, my apologizes. Let me know if it's not working then I'll copy/paste a screenshot for you. 

 

Happy Holidays to everybody, and happy SLB anniversary to you too! 

 

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Not sure when the next posts will be coming. It is a busy time of the year after all. Holidays, my engagement, work, etc. 

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Looks like your description is a little off, as you said it's sorted by total wins, but it's actually sorted by Playoffs. Just put this in the nitpicking the details section, because those are some pretty neat stats.

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I don’t think I’ve realized how Ceres has barely been a factor as some expansion teams have more titles and playoffs than them.

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3 hours ago, Dan O'Mac said:

Looks like your description is a little off, as you said it's sorted by total wins, but it's actually sorted by Playoffs. Just put this in the nitpicking the details section, because those are some pretty neat stats.

 

Hmm, yes you are correct. Thanks for pointing that out. My apologizes. I copied the list a week ago or so and I simply forgot with category I sorted it by. 

 

1 hour ago, JG36 said:

I don’t think I’ve realized how Ceres has barely been a factor as some expansion teams have more titles and playoffs than them.

 

Yeah it’s quite interesting to see how successful a team can be in the playoffs. I’d guess that Pluto has the highest rate of success (4 titles in 10 appearances in like 15 years) while the Reign, who seems to choke in the playoffs as they only have 2 titles in 21 tries. 

 

Earth and Mercury are almost clones of each other but Earth is just too powerful in the playoffs. 

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I mean, Earth has made the playoffs 66% of the seasons, and won the title 24% of the time. Winning the title once every four years is pretty damn impressive.

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