What do I need to play?
Purchasing any game from the store web site will give you PDF files for the season you purchased (player cards and the season handbook) plus the rule book and odd play booklet.
To actually play the game, you’ll need three 10-sided dice of different colors. (The rule book assumes your dice are colored red, white and green.)
Will you be offering past seasons?
Definitely! I’m a big baseball history nerd. (If you follow me on Goodreads, you’ll see I have a borderline pathological habit going.)
Now that the site is finally up, I’ll be getting to work on some older seasons.
Look for me to jump around so that there are constantly new offerings across all of baseball major eras no matter whether you’re a fan of Ross Barnes, Cap Anson, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Joe Morgan, Rickey Henderson, Barry Bonds or Albert Pujols.
I’ll get them all up here as soon as possible!
Is there a printed version available for purchase?
But that’s something I’ll be considering.
Generally speaking, in order to make things even remotely affordable for printing, you need to have a minimum order.
I didn’t want to go the route of needing to have a minimum number of people pre-commit payment for a season before being able to release it.
I’d much rather just have a bunch of seasons available for the cheaper, print-at-home option that enables you to start rolling games within minutes of posting your payment.
Still, for those who don’t want to print and cut cards themselves, this is something I’ll be looking into. I get the appeal of having a boxed set appear in your mailbox, and I want that option as well.
Do you accept checks?
I’ve had enough feedback from people who don’t want to pay with a credit card that I will probably have to go ahead and set up a PO Box sometime soon.
When that happens, I’ll update this answer and send out messages on social media accounts.
Who is the “pivot man” on double plays?
Ignore some of the modern 4-5-3 double plays that result from shifts and stick to the traditional pivot men.
That means that on a ground ball to the left side of the infield (G5h, G6h), the second baseman will cover.
On a ground ball to the right side (G3h, G4h), the shortstop covers.
With a ground ball to the pitcher (G1h), things get a little trickier.
Usually, with a right-handed batter up, the second baseman cheats closer to the bag. With a left-handed batter up, the shortstop is closer to the bag.
Think of it this way – the defense is going to cheat towards the batter’s pull side. With a right-handed batter up, you need that shortstop in the hole. You can’t afford to shade him toward the middle of the infield.
With that being said, on a G1h, your pivot man is either the second baseman (with a left-handed batter up) or the shortstop (with a right-handed batter up).
Note that that rule also applies to who to credit for the putout when a runner is caught stealing. If there is a CS with a right-handed batter up, the out goes 2-4. With a left-handed batter up, it’s a 2-6.