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RE: SOMersCon NW debuts with a day of baseball, books and burgers
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my first set was the 91 set, and i would hand write copies of the best players from the 85 set, and the HOF A+B sets, onto 3x5 cards, since my dad wouldnt let me use his cards

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One thing nice about the holidays is that it frees up time to do things that might not otherwise get done.

With a little time off, TerryB was able to join stratfan70 and me for some mini-tournament action last week.

We each picked a team from the 1970 Advanced re-release set and played a double-elimination tourney.

I took the Mets, armed with Tom Terrific, Kooz, Tommie Agee, Cleon Jones, Buddy Harrelson, and the rest of the gang.

Stratfan70 chose the Giants, with Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Gaylord Perry, Bobby Bonds, and a fading Juan Marichal.

TerryB selected the Roberto Clemente/Willie Stargell-led Pittsburgh Pirates.

First-ousted was TerryB, whose Bucs were beaten in consecutive matches against the Mets -- 7-2, behind Koosman's four-hitter -- and the Giants -- 4-3, on a dramatic walk-off home run by Willie Mays with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning.

That set up a rematch of the clubs that opened the tourney, New York vs. San Francisco, when Seaver stiffed Perry, 2-1.

Gunning for the tournament win, Jim McAndrew folded in the top of the sixth inning, yielding six runs after New York had taken an 8-1 lead.

With the game tied, 8-8, in the top of the ninth, Ken Henderson homered with one out against Tug McGraw.

McGraw then walked the bases loaded and surrendered a second run on a sac fly by Tito Fuentes, as the Giants stole a 10-8 win at Shea.

That forced a one-off for the title, as both clubs now had one defeat.

In the tournament rules we put together, each team was to use a five-man rotation.  No Seaver-Perry rematch.  Now, the Mets offered Gary Gentry against...Frank Reberger.

Gentry should have had this one well-in-hand, but the Mets stopped hitting.  San Francisco tallied four times in the top of the second inning and rolled to a 4-1 win.

OUCH!  Frank Reberger???

It was a hastily-arranged get-together, at stratfan70's place.  We had some turkey sandwiches, and I brought a tin full of my home-made cookies and some party mix.

All-in-all, it was a great time.  We will be doing this again in the near future, hopefully with the whole SOMersNW gang involved.

I hope to one day soon read about others in the SOMers family getting together.

Y'all can't live that far away from everyone else...I hope.



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Great to hear the NW group took time over the holidays and roll a few games.   I think it is great that you keep getting together around baseball and SOM.



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What a great time I had playing some FTF SOM with Seajaw & TerryB. I had not played FTF in 30 years. Hopefully we can get the rest of the SOMersNW gang together to roll a few games soon.

Reberger was 7-8 5.57 in 1970 and his card was less than medicore at best. So it was a shocker the he won 4-1.

And the cookies that Seajaw brought were second to none. I think from now on all SOMersNW meetings should have cookies baked by Seajaw as refreshments.

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I gained three pounds from those cookies. no  I had fun even though the guys wouldn't let me win a game. I was at a disadvantage because it had been so long since I played C+D. wink I think that made me the away team. In my first game Doc Ellis walked the world. I didn't mind losing the second game since my favorite player (Willie Mays) hit a walk-off homerun against me in the twelfth inning. It was a fun and relaxing time and Rick's place made the perfect hideout.

 



-- Edited by TerryB on Wednesday 4th of January 2012 10:38:17 PM

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Stratfan70 and I managed to get together again this past weekend.

We checked out the various Goodwill and Value Village locations (found nothing), then hit his local Covington Library Book Sale.

We each found one book, then grabbed some Papa Murphy pizzas and headed for his place.

I had always had a desire to do something with the 36-teams set, so he took the '69 Expos and I grabbed the '69 Pilots and we played a best-of-seven series.

What a series it turned out to be.  Down, three games to one, I managed to pull out all the stops for a 4-3 series win, defending the honor of our long-gone A.L. entry.

In between (and with the cards safely out of the way), we baked our pizzas and chowed down.

It sure is great to be able to find fellow gamers within reach for activities like this.  Hopefully, we'll get the full group together for some local events this summer, including a couple of M's games.

I'd like to call everyone's attention to the "Where are we" thread again, in the hopes we can get even more of our members pinned down (not literally...).

Here's a quick look at how the series went:

Game 1:

           1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R   H   E
MON........0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  1.....2   6   1
SEA........0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0.....1   7   2

WP: Stoneman
LP: Brabender


Ron Fairly (argh!) homered twice, backing Bill Stoneman's seven-hit pitching, giving Montreal a 2-1 win in the opening game.

Gene Brabender pitched a fine game, allowing just six hits.  Bender took a two-hit shutout into the seventh.

Game 2:

            1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R   H   E
MON.........0  0  0   2  0  0   0  1  0.....3   6   2
SEA.........1  0  2   0  0  0   1  0  x.....4   5   0

WP: Segui
LP: Robertson


Diego Segui spun a six-hitter and batterymate Jerry McNertney delivered a two-run homer, as Seattle evened the series with a 4-3 win.

Tommy Harper drew three walks, stole two bases and scored a pair of runs.

Despite the win, Mike Hegan took the hat trick for three of Seattle's 11 strikeouts.

Adolfo Phillips doubled, homered and scored twice for Montreal.

Game 3:

             1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R   H   E
SEA..........1  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  4.....6  12   0
MON..........0  2  0   0  0  1   3  1  X.....7   9   1

WP: Waslewski
LP: Gelnar
Sv: McGinn


The Montreal Expos played longball, as they held on to out-power Seattle, 7-6, at Jarry Park.

The Expos got home runs from Mack Jones, Ron Fairly, Rusty Staub and Bobby Wine (!), allowing Gary Waslewski to eke out the win, with shaky relief from Dan McGinn in the ninth.

A valiant comeback effort fell short for the Pilots.  With two outs, Wayne Comer doubled home two runs, setting himself up as the go-ahead run at second, with Mike Hegan perched at third.

But, McGinn regrouped, striking out Jerry McNertney to end the game.

Game 4:

               1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R   H   E
SEA............0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2.....2   5   1
MON............1  0  0   0  0  1   0  1  0.....3   5   0

WP: Renko
LP: Brunet
Sv: McGinn


Steve Renko and Dan McGinn combined on a seven-hitter, and Rusty Staub drove in a pair of runs with a six-inning triple (!) and eighth-inning home run, allowing Montreal to post a 3-2 win.

The Pilots fell to 1-3, despite a ninth-inning rally that saw McGinn retire Jerry McNertney, John Kennedy and Jim Pagliaroni in succession with the tying run in scoring position.

Mike Hegan fanned three times.

Game 5:

               1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R   H   E
SEA............1  0  4   0  2  0   3  1  0....11  12   1
MON............1  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  1.....3   6   0

WP: Brabender
LP: Stoneman


The Seattle Pilots stayed alive with an 11-3 rout of les Expos at Jarry Park.

Mike Hegan singled twice, and hit a two-run homer off Montreal starter Bill Stoneman in the top of the third inning.

Hegan also drew two walks, for a perfect afternoon.  All told, he drove in four runs and scored three times.

Despite the loss, Stoneman, Reed and Mike Wegener combined for 12 strikeouts, with Wayne Comer taking the Golden Sombrero.

Bobby Wine homered in the ninth, his second four-bagger of the series.

Game 6:

               1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R   H   E
MON............0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0.....1   1   0
SEA............0  2  1   0  2  0   0  0  0.....5   7   0

WP: Segui
LP: Robertson


Diego Segui smothered the Montreal offense, allowing just one hit -- Mack Jones' run-scoring single in the sixth inning -- as Seattle topped Montreal, 5-1.

John Kennedy (second inning) and Steve Whitaker (fifth inning) each contributed two-run homers off Montreal starter Rich Robertson.

Game 7:

               1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R   H   E
MON............0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0.....1   6   1
SEA............2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  x.....2   4   0

WP: Gelnar
LP: Waslewski
Sv: O'Donoghue


Mike Hegan's two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning was all John Gelnar and John O'Donoghue needed, as the Pilots clinched the series, four games to three, with their third straight win, 2-1, at Sick's Stadium.

Boy, did we have a blast!  And, boy, there was some weird stuff goin' down!

Tommy Harper, a AA-rated base stealer, was gunned down five times in 11 attempts, despite having a 1-16 chance (or better) each time.  He got nailed three times in a row in Game 3, as I rolled "19's" on each one!

To top that off, Rusty Staub lived a charmed life in right field.  He's a "4," and stratfan70 rolled something like five "5's" on fly(X) chances.

On the old school Basic chart, a "5," is one of only six out chances.  He also copped a "17" on another roll, which is another out on the chart.

Between all the caught stealings on Harper (and being thrown out at the plate on a 1-17 "18" roll), and the RF X-chart outs Staub kept getting, it seemed surreal at times, and became a running joke (at my expense, of course...).

stratfan70 was using Ron Brand behind the plate.  In the old system, Brand received a -1 for his throwing rating, when holding the runner.  Weighed against the possibility of the gb++, he simply stopped holding Harper.  And it still didn't matter!

All-in-all, what a day!  Pizza, root beer, Strat-O-Matic and another new book for the Baseball Library!



-- Edited by seajaw on Monday 5th of March 2012 04:32:16 AM

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Yes, it was a good time. And it is good to use the house die, you get the good rolls. wink

It was a blast to go Basic, it had been awhile since Seajaw or I have played any basic games. 

It is always good to go back to your roots!

 



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stratfan70 wrote:

Yes, it was a good time. And it is good to use the house die, you get the good rolls. wink

It was a blast to go Basic, it had been awhile since Seajaw or I have played any basic games. 

It is always good to go back to your roots!

 


Another thing that was really funny was how many times we had to go back and consult the rule book, concerning the Basic game! 



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seajaw wrote:
stratfan70 wrote:

Yes, it was a good time. And it is good to use the house die, you get the good rolls. wink

It was a blast to go Basic, it had been awhile since Seajaw or I have played any basic games. 

It is always good to go back to your roots!

 


Another thing that was really funny was how many times we had to go back and consult the rule book, concerning the Basic game! 


 You would have thought that, playing the basic game and have to refer back to the rule book. confuse



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i havent played basic since i was probably 13, i wouldnt know those rules anymore either. funny how basic could end up more complicated.

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Thanks to stratfan70 and TerryB, for helping me beat my 2012 winless streak at Safeco Field, this past Wednesday! biggrin

The guys joined me for the wrap of a Rangers/Mariners series, in which the M's held on for a 5-3 win.

I had been 0-5 in my trips to the Safe this year.

Too bad we couldn't get the whole gang together, but we hope to later in the season.

By the way, TerryB -- through his membership at SFF -- was able to set up a chance to meet another local gamer, Cards and Dice Man.  Very cool.



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seajaw wrote:

Thanks to stratfan70 and TerryB, for helping me beat my 2012 winless streak at Safeco Field, this past Wednesday! biggrin

The guys joined me for the wrap of a Rangers/Mariners series, in which the M's held on for a 5-3 win.

I had been 0-5 in my trips to the Safe this year.

Too bad we couldn't get the whole gang together, but we hope to later in the season.

By the way, TerryB -- through his membership at SFF -- was able to set up a chance to meet another local gamer, Cards and Dice Man.  Very cool.


 It was indeed a great time as we watch the game and talked baseball and discuss how we would manage the Mariners.  We also were treated to a grand slam homerun by Alex Liddi.



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I had fun talking baseball and Strat-O-Matic all day. Jeff and I debated how to manage a baseball team and baseball strategy a bit. I think it is safe to say that Jeff's thoughts on the subject could be described as "old school". Always great to share opinions and have great sports discussions with Rick and Jeff. Jeff found a advanced copy of the book "Out of My Legue" for me which I had been wanting to purchase. We even got to watch a good game and see a rare "Grand Slam" homerun. It was nice to meet Bill "Cards and Dice Man" from the SFF.



-- Edited by TerryB on Saturday 26th of May 2012 11:28:39 AM

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Seajaw ... old school?  You're kidding me!  Seajaw???  The guy who does not believe in pitch counts, five man rotations or a bullpen?  The guy who believes "Moneyball" is near criminal and that if you can't bunt you should not be in the major leagues.  That guy -- you think he is old school?  Com'on, Terry.  Get with the 1900's.  biggrinbiggrin



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Tall Tactician wrote:

Seajaw ... old school?  You're kidding me!  Seajaw???  The guy who does not believe in pitch counts, five man rotations or a bullpen?  The guy who believes "Moneyball" is near criminal and that if you can't bunt you should not be in the major leagues.  That guy -- you think he is old school?  Com'on, Terry.  Get with the 1900's.  biggrinbiggrin


 



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