SOMers - Stratomatic Baseball

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Strat and the Holidays
1 2 3  >  Last»  | Page of 3  sorted by


VP of Operations

Status: Offline
Posts: 16152
Date: Jan 6, 2013
Strat and the Holidays
Permalink  
 


Quick, what's something better than Holidays and friends?

Holidays, friends and Strat, of course! biggrin

TerryB and I travelled to stratfan70's house for our second annual Holiday Strat gathering Dec. 28th.

We had turkey sandwiches and sodas, courtesy of sf70, and I brought homemade cookies and party mix.  I love to bake, and I churn out about 30-40 dozen cookies each year for the holidays, 6-7 different varieties, all from scratch.

Lest you think it was all munching, we also worked in plenty of dice-rolling.

rick's place00010002.jpgBefore TerryB arrived, sf70 and I grabbed the '71 Pirates and Orioles for a quick game.  With Roberto Clemente, Bob Robertson and Willie Stargell providing longball support, Steve Blass shackled sf70's O's on nine hits, 15-3.

The game was actually somewhat closer, but Eddie Watt was nailed for seven runs in the top of the ninth, turning it into a blowout.

Blass also received help in the form of some fancy leatherwork from second baseman Dave Cash, who turned a bases-loaded second-inning liner by Elrod Hendricks into a triple play.

rick's place00010003.jpgWhen TerryB arrived, we dug into the 1967 Super-Advanced re-release set and pulled out a few teams.  From those teams, we then drafted our own squads, and played a round-robin tourney, of sorts.

The first game was TerryB @ seajaw, followed by seajaw @ sf70, followed by sf70 @ TerryB, and through a second cycle.  In all, we got six games in.

TerryB had the hot hand throughout, and swept all four games he rolled.  sf70 and I each won one of four, spliting the two games we played against each other.

Let me tell ya, we had some dandy contests.  Here's how they panned out:

Game 1 - TerryB @ seajaw: A one-out error by first baseman Orlando Cepeda helped pave the way for two runs in the top of the eighth, as TerryB posted a 3-1 victory.  Gary Peters outdueled Gaylord Perry for the "W."

rick's place00010004.jpgGame 2 - seajaw @ sf70: Willie Mays doesn't drop many.  But he did with two outs in the top of the 10th inning of this one.  Reggie Smith made him pay, breaking a scoreless tie with a two-run homer.

Don McMahon nearly gave 'em back in the home 10th, though.  Lou Brock homered with two outs, and Tim McCarver's 1-16 chance was hauled in at the base of the wall (die roll 19) to end this 2-1 thriller.

Tommy John tossed nine scoreless frames and picked up the win, while Mike McCormick went the distance for a tough loss.

Game 3 - sf70 @ TerryB: Jim Ray Hart broke the heart of Giants' fan sf70, crushing a three-run walkoff homer in the bottom of the ninth inning.  Hart's blast gave TerryB a stunning, 7-5, come-from-behind victory.

This game also featured some crazy die rolls involving Willie McCovey.  Twice, sf70 rolled the slugging SF first sacker's HR/TR split (1-16 HR/17-20 TR) and came away with three-baggers!  The die rolls were 18 and 17.

The second came leading off the top of the ninth, with a 4-4 score (both were leadoff drives).  Mays followed with a single, giving sf70 what proved to be a short-lived lead.

Game 4 - seajaw @ TerryB: Juan Marichal flummoxed the seajaw nine, tossing a five-hitter for a 4-1 victory.  Again, there was a hard-to-swallow die roll, as catcher Tom Haller came through on a 1-5 split for a two-out bases-loaded single in the first inning.

A two-base throwing error by Joe Foy helped set up a two-run second, and the 3-0 deficit was too much to overcome against the overpowering Dominican Dandy.

Game 5 - sf70 @ seajaw: sf70 rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth to claim a 6-5 victory.

The big story, however, was once again that infamous HR/TR split on Willie McCovey's card.  Yes, for the third time on the day, Mac came up a bag short, this time on a "19" roll.  He also missed out on a Ballpark try (0 chance).

On the other end of the spectrum, Downtown Ollie Brown nailed the four-bagger on a HR 1 Ballpark chance for the seajaw club.  Strange goings-on, indeed.

Game 6 - TerryB @ sf70: In the day's finale, Jim Ray Hart homered again, leading off the second inning, and Roger Maris connected for a three-run shot in the fourth, leading TerryB to his sweep with a 6-4 win.

It was close, 5-3 entering the ninth.  But pinch-hitter Don Buford and Curt Flood led the frame with back-to-back triples, and Julian Javier followed with a single for some welcome insurance.

Throughout the day, we also had our munchies, and it all made for some great Holiday Season fun.

I know I'm already looking forward to doing it again!

25gqi6c.jpg



Attachments
__________________

"No cell, no car, no credit cards, he's sixty-plus and gray...
Just sitting in his basement, with a Strat game underway."



Umpire

Status: Offline
Posts: 9225
Date: Jan 6, 2013
Permalink  
 

Its great you guys can get together and roll some dice!

__________________


Third Base Coach

Status: Offline
Posts: 5563
Date: Jan 6, 2013
Permalink  
 

Nitrous Oxide wrote:

Its great you guys can get together and roll some dice!





+1 .

__________________

Go Bucs !!!

No-hitters- Ray Culp , Freddy Garcia , Phil Ortega , Scott Kazmir , Needle Nose Wright , A.J. Griffin , Carlos Torres , Stan Bahnsen , Mario Soto

Perfect games - Jamie Moyer , J. R. Richard , Sandy Koufax



General Manager

Status: Offline
Posts: 13482
Date: Jan 6, 2013
Permalink  
 

THAT is one motley crew right there!

__________________

"NACSTER'S HISTORICAL REPLAY"

33 REPLAYS IN THE BOOKS!

1876-1883

1896-1900

1906

1916-1917

1921, 1929

1936-1937

1943, 1946

1956-1963

1976

1986

1991

37,117 regular season games through 34 replays!

 

 



VP of Operations

Status: Offline
Posts: 16152
Date: Jan 6, 2013
Permalink  
 

nacster wrote:

THAT is one motley crew right there!


You should see the pics I didn't use...  wink



__________________

"No cell, no car, no credit cards, he's sixty-plus and gray...
Just sitting in his basement, with a Strat game underway."



Manager

Status: Offline
Posts: 9762
Date: Jan 6, 2013
Permalink  
 

We all had great fun especially TerryB going 4-0 against Seajaw and I. Seajaw's cookies were very yummy indeed. And next time I'm breaking out the house "Special " die. wink



-- Edited by stratfan70 on Sunday 6th of January 2013 04:01:33 PM

__________________

I wanted to play more SOM so I retired.

 



Luxury Box Season Ticket Holder

Status: Offline
Posts: 806
Date: Jan 6, 2013
Permalink  
 

The pics prove my long standing belief that Strat is more than just a simulation game. It is bigger than that, friendships forged through a common love! Absolutely awesome!



__________________

I'd wake up at night with the smell of the ball park in my nose, the cool of the grass on my feet...The Thrill of the Grass...Heck, I'd play for free!



Third Base Coach

Status: Offline
Posts: 5563
Date: Jan 6, 2013
Permalink  
 

stratfan70 wrote:

We all had great fun especially TerryB going 4-0 against Seajaw and I. Seajaw's cookies were very yummy indeed. And next time I'm breaking out the house "Special " die. wink



-- Edited by stratfan70 on Sunday 6th of January 2013 04:01:33 PM



I'd count that die as home field advantage .

__________________

Go Bucs !!!

No-hitters- Ray Culp , Freddy Garcia , Phil Ortega , Scott Kazmir , Needle Nose Wright , A.J. Griffin , Carlos Torres , Stan Bahnsen , Mario Soto

Perfect games - Jamie Moyer , J. R. Richard , Sandy Koufax



Third Base Coach

Status: Offline
Posts: 6292
Date: Jan 6, 2013
Permalink  
 

Looked like great fun.  Glad you got to share that time together.  Thanks for sharing it with us.



__________________

Baseball ... this field, this game ... It is part of our past.  It reminds us all of what once was good -- and could be again.



VP of Operations

Status: Offline
Posts: 16152
Date: Jan 7, 2013
Permalink  
 

Tall Tactician wrote:

Looked like great fun.  Glad you got to share that time together.  Thanks for sharing it with us.


We have another gathering set of for this week, and we'll be admitting a new member to the group.

More details as they become available...  



__________________

"No cell, no car, no credit cards, he's sixty-plus and gray...
Just sitting in his basement, with a Strat game underway."



Third Base Coach

Status: Offline
Posts: 6292
Date: Jan 7, 2013
Permalink  
 

Does the new member have to learn the secret handshake, sing the fight song for the Seahawks, and pass a test of Seattle sports questions to join?



__________________

Baseball ... this field, this game ... It is part of our past.  It reminds us all of what once was good -- and could be again.



Manager

Status: Offline
Posts: 9762
Date: Jan 7, 2013
Permalink  
 

Tall Tactician wrote:

Does the new member have to learn the secret handshake, sing the fight song for the Seahawks, and pass a test of Seattle sports questions to join?


 New members have to know the opening day lineup of the Mariners in their inaugural season plus the secret handshake. wink



__________________

I wanted to play more SOM so I retired.

 



VIP Season Ticket Holder

Status: Offline
Posts: 467
Date: Jan 8, 2013
Permalink  
 

stratfan70 wrote:
Tall Tactician wrote:

Does the new member have to learn the secret handshake, sing the fight song for the Seahawks, and pass a test of Seattle sports questions to join?


 New members have to know the opening day lineup of the Mariners in their inaugural season plus the secret handshake. wink


 

You also have to be opinionated about baseball, how it is played and own at least one Negro League set. wink  Oh, and eat cookies in a single bite!



-- Edited by TerryB on Tuesday 8th of January 2013 12:25:13 AM

__________________


VP of Operations

Status: Offline
Posts: 16152
Date: Jan 8, 2013
Permalink  
 

TerryB wrote:
stratfan70 wrote:
Tall Tactician wrote:

Does the new member have to learn the secret handshake, sing the fight song for the Seahawks, and pass a test of Seattle sports questions to join?


 New members have to know the opening day lineup of the Mariners in their inaugural season plus the secret handshake. wink


 

You also have to be opinionated about baseball, how it is played and own at least one Negro League set. wink  Oh, and eat cookies in a single bite!



-- Edited by TerryB on Tuesday 8th of January 2013 12:25:13 AM


Hm-m-m-m-m-m...nobody I know. wink

I always make my cookies last at least two bites. biggrin



__________________

"No cell, no car, no credit cards, he's sixty-plus and gray...
Just sitting in his basement, with a Strat game underway."



First Base Coach

Status: Offline
Posts: 3788
Date: Jan 8, 2013
Permalink  
 

Looks and sounds like a lot of fun! That's what this game is all about, having fun, and if you have good friends to play the games with, so much the better!

__________________
1 2 3  >  Last»  | Page of 3  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard