Some of you may remember an idea being pitched here for a LGT fictional baseball sim league during the height of the Indians playoff run last year. Although management changed hands, the idea has developed into the when the Planetary Extreme Baseball Alliance. A number of our members hail from right here at LGT: Voltaire, NickFantana, crackaddictwhit, jonnykilbane, Jackdaw and more.
Now we're looking for one more to fill a recent vacancy. The team in question is the Fargo Dinosaurs. Fargo is currently in rebuilding mode, as their 21-40 record attests to. There's hope, though, particularly in the form of just-named All-Stars Ramón Flores (1B) and Ernest 'Sourface' Conard (RF). Don't recognize those names? That's because PEBA is a fictional sim league. The players are made up, but the stats and scouting are so thorough you'd swear they were real!
There's a lot of young talent on the Dinos - 60% of the roster is 27 or under - and the recent amateur draft has brought a nice new crop of players into the system. Fargo is also lucky to have a fair amount of cash and budget room for next season, giving incoming ownership some flexibility to maneuver.
PEBA is always looking for interested, involved, intelligent owners. We take a lot of pride in building a convincing fictional environment for our league and particularly welcome owners who enjoy contributing to that with their own writing.
This is an Out of the Park Baseball fictional sim league, meaning it's a very different experience from fantasy baseball. We use the OOTP program (which most of our owners have purchased for $20) to simulate games. There is a great deal of depth to team management. Running minor leagues, scouting international leagues, negotiating player contracts - all these elements are part of the game. I'm not kidding when I say it's deep, and managing your team will require a modest commitment of time and effort on your part. I generally advise incoming owners to expect between 45 mins. to an hour of time commitment minimum per week.
If you'd like to get involved with PEBA and are ready for the challenge of making the Dinos a competitor in the Great Lakes division, get in touch with me. I'll promptly respond and help get you started. Even if you're not interested in joining, I welcome everyone at LGT to keep tabs on the PEBA homepage, news reports and forums to keep up with the action!