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  1. Hey there, sorry this hasn't been updated in more than a month. Wow. Time really does fly! Yes, if I do continue this thread, I absolutely WILL expand to the western part of the state some day. However, there's just too much going on right now in my life that I haven't had the time to work on this project and my Solar League. Sorry guys! i loved doing these things on the forums, but it's just too tough for me to stay on top of it on a regular basis. Plus, the work I put in these projects can be too tedious compared to other things in real life. Don't worry! I'll still be around! I do lurk a few threads here and there.
  2. I'm almost with 100% certainty this is the reason. If MLB players continue to wear their pants down to their ankles with a baggy fit, then the colored pants won't look as good. But if they wear high socks with a little fitter pants, then I see no reason why colored pants can't work in MLB. I mean, the Rays could go with something like this: One of the navy-red teams could go something with this too. After googling some softball uniforms, I saw a few teams with white tops with colored pants (including the Maine team in above pic). Just sharing some pics/thoughts.
  3. Oh so you're basically saying that they never took an actual US flag and ripped them apart to use them for uniforms? They're basically making them from scratch? Hmm. Never thought of it that way.
  4. With MiLB rolling out Spanish=language Copa de la Diversion brands for over 70 of their teams, I thought I'd bring this topic up again and show what the Iowa Cubs are doing with their Demonios de Des Moines branding and their uniforms. I noticed that they had a dark blue jersey AND pants, as seen in their "live video" on Facebook. I have to admit, the dark and colored pants kinda looks good. Based on my above post from January 18, I think I'm starting to come around on colored pants in MLB. I think only certain teams can pull it off, and maybe make these darker colors have a mandatory high socks so they'd look better? If they had "baggy" colored pants then it'd look bad. What do you think? I mean, the Pirates and the A's can pull it off as seen here: I'm thinking teams like the Rockies, Diamondbacks, Rays, Marlins, maybe the Blue Jays, Mariners, and Padres could also pull this kind of look. The newer teams could pull it off.Classical teams like the Yankees or Red Sox or Cubs or Dodgers, probably not so much. I know it's a traditional sport, but I think with the right teams with the right colors and look, they can easily pull it off. If softball players can do it, so can MLB. I'm not saying make them a throwback or whatever. I think there CAN be modern "monochrome" and/or different colored jersey/pants that aren't white or gray looks in MLB. What do you think? Just thought I'd bump up this thread in light of the MiLB's Copa de la Diversion program!
  5. (j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. Source:
  6. Are there any merit to this? If it truly was intentional, then wow, kudos. If not, then a happy accident? What do you think? I think it’s a little of a stretch, but a happy coincidence.
  7. What made you decide to make the Kellogg Cup a single-elimination game? Also: you said the game was on Rainy Lake, which is on the border of Canada and USA. Do the players have to show their passport every time they cross the border, lol. (joke question)
  8. That's not a bad idea. I like that! @Steelman and I have been discussing about this sort of thing, and your method seems easy and quick enough that it could work for me. And I could always put down the years when I expect X and Y players to play to help me keep track. Thanks! Always appreciate your words.
  9. I honestly haven't decided yet. I want to, but I feel like it'd be too much work at points. I'm not doing this thing in OOTP, it's entirely by hand using my own simming generator (because the way I want to expand this league isn't possible in OOTP). I'd rather not make up/mention a player in a post then "forget" about him 2-3 seasons later, and/or have him play too long and have a 40 year career or something like that. However, if you have suggestions on how to track players without using OOTP, I'd appreciate it! Honest mistake. I overlooked it. Thanks for the heads up. I'll be careful next time.
  10. Game 1: There was a lot of late action in Game 1 of the Kinsella Series. After the Tigers got out to an early 4-0 lead in the first inning, the Beavers chipped away and tied the game in the top of the ninth inning with two runs scoring on a wild pitch and a seeing-eye single. In the top of the 10th inning, the Beavers took the lead on a solo homer. However, the Tigers responded with two-run, walk-off double in the bottom of the 10th inning to win the game, 5-4, and take the series lead. Game 2: In game 2, the Beavers ace fired a complete game to shut out the Tigers, 1-0, to tie the series. The lone run of the game was a solo homer in the seventh inning. Game 3: In a winner-takes-all game, Game 3 was a nail-biter until the eighth inning, when the Tigers tied the game at 2-2. However, the Beavers came back with a four-run rally of their own in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Beavers ace, who tossed a shutout yesterday, came in the ninth inning to slam the door to clinch the Kinsella Series with a 6-2 victory. In the Beavers’ second year of existence, they won their first Kinsella Series title.
  11. Kinsella League In this side of the playoff brackets, there weren't any surprises. The only upset came when the #5 Maquoketa Bears defeated the #4 Dubuque Dubs, but even then, that was barely an upset. The #1 Cedar Rapids Beavers, however, are on a torrid streak, as they won by a combined score of 21-6 to easily advance to the Kinsella Series. Central Iowa League With the newfound success from the West Des Moines Tigers, they were able to roll their way through the Central Iowa teams all the way to the Kinsella Series. The Ames Cy's and Boone Baseball seem to have a knack for putting together solid runs in the postseason, as they won their first rounds as the underdogs. The two expansion teams, the Des Moines South and Des Moines Senators, weren't able to do anything due to their inexperience.
  12. The 1925 season has been completed. Kinsella League With a year of experience under their belt, the Beavers were able to win the league regular season title easily. The Dubuque Ball Club shot up the standings from fifth place to second place. The Rabbits struggled a little bit, but still finished strong with third place. The Dubs have been yo-yoing the last few years and ended up in fourth. Maquoketa and Manchester rolled into 5th and 6th, while Dyersville and Cascade tied for seventh and last place. Central Iowa League With two new teams in the league, there were quite a shakeup. Thanks to brand new facilities, new coaching staff, and two hotshot players, the West Des Moines Tigers recorded their first ever winning season with 40 wins and a regular season title as well. The Des Moines Raccoons seem to have a new rivalry with the Des Moines South, as they finished in 2-3 with just one win apart between them. The Des Moines Monks finished with a mediocre season at .500. Ames, Boone, and the new Des Moines Senators all finished with wins in the 20's. The Marshalltown Caps continue their struggles as they've averaged just 11 wins the past three years. There has been talks about folding, but the sense of baseball pride is so strong in the community.
  13. I have a feeling that somehow Harrisburg will get a team over Philly or Pittsburgh because of its central location in relative to the eastern teams.
  14. Due to the rapid expansion in the Kinsella League by adding the two Cedar Rapids teams over the past two years, the Central Iowa League decided to play catch up with them and add two Des Moines teams of their own to the league prior to the 1925 season. With Des Moines being the largest city in the state and the two new high schools opening, the time to expand in the league was ideal for them. Both leagues now have eight teams apiece. The first new team is called the Des Moines Senators, in honor of the Washington Senators wining the World Series in 1924. They borrowed the Washington's W logo and turned it around upside down to make it an M for "Moines" in the logo. Plus, with Des Moines as the capital city of Iowa, the name Senators fit. A second team has been added to the south side of Des Moines, near the new high school that just opened there. Borrowing their color scheme, the team will be maroon and gold and be dubbed Des Moines South. The team couldn't decide on a nickname, but elected to go with community pride as being the "South Side" team in Des Moines. Their main logo is a DSM monogram, which is also the airport code for Des Moines, which also happens to be on the south side of Des Moines as well. The team will play on the schoolyards of the new high school, but not directly on their baseball field per league policy. P.S. The Des Moines airport actually didn't open until the 30's. So when the time comes, it's likely that Des Moines South will change their name to reflect the airport. Des Moines Pilots?
  15. When I started up this league, I originally had them named the Boone Trappers in homage to Daniel Boone, but it just didn't feel right because it wasn't like he actually came through the area. I then went with the Boone Ball Club, but it didn't sit well with me either. Then I went with Boone Baseball and for some reason it just sounds good to me, and it somehow rolls off the tongue. I wouldn't mind using a railroad theme but it can be challenge coming up with a name within that theme that would feel right. I mean, the Trains, Express, Railroaders, etc. all could work but I'm whatever about them. They'll probably eventually get a real name at some point. Just not sure when that will be.