This replay has not worked out much like the real-life 2001 playoffs did, but that is a part of what makes it exciting. The Moneyball philosophy that the playoffs are “a crap shoot” may or may not be true, but Strat-o-Matic is a dice game and though the results over time will always end up as predicted by probability, any given replay will be, for lack of a better phrase, a crap shoot. Here are the results from the Division Series in each league: NLDS: Houston def. Atlanta (3-0) St Louis def. Arizona (3-1) ALDS: Oakland def. New York (3-2) … Continue reading
These are the projects I’m currently working on, or planning to start within the next month: click on the list to see it at full size As I review this list, it occurs to me that I really want to try some other sports besides baseball and soccer. I would love a great football game. I might give APBA Football a shot. What other games am I missing out on?
The Diamondbacks will not be the 2001 World Champs, not this time at least. In one of the craziest Strat-O-Matic games I’ve ever played, the St. Louis Cardinals have defeated the (in-real-life) 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round of the National League Playoffs. There were 6 lead changes, a total of 36 runs, 31 hits, 13 home runs, 11 pitchers, and a two-out, bottom of the 9th 3-run walk-off home run from Mark McGwire to cap a come from behind win for the Cardinals that decided their Division Series against the Diamondbacks 3 games to 1. as … Continue reading
I was digging through a box of old cd’s and stuff the other day and I found a copy of my Strat-O-Matic Computer version 7.0 with the 2001 roster. The floppy disc was there, too. After asking around for a couple days, I found someone with a USB Floppy Drive I could borrow. Plugged it in, and to my amazement, the disc worked. For the heck of it, I decided to setup a replay of the 2001 Major League Baseball Playoffs. click on the boxscore below to see it at full size My favorite part of the game story in … Continue reading