NEWS

All Baseball Leagues                                                                                                                                      2006 Week 1

 

UPCOMING DEADLINES

Thursday, April 13: Week 2 transactions posted to website and voicemail.

Wednesday, April 19: Deadline for fax or mailed week 3 lineups. 5:00 PM Week 2 results available on website and voicemail.

Friday, April 21, 7 PM: Week 3 transactions posted to website and voicemail.

Thursday, April 27: Deadline for fax or mailed week 4 lineups. 5:00 PM Week 3 results available on website and voicemail.

Monday, May 1, 7 PM: Week 4 transactions posted to website and voicemail.

PHONE INFO

All purpose Number: Voice, Fax and Voicemail

888-833-13451

FAX lineups by noon EDT on deadline day.

WEB SITE:  boxscoresports.com

E-MAIL ADDRESS:  boxscore@bellsouth.net

 

THE CHAT ROOM – MORE THAN DRAFTS

 

Just a reminder that Boxscore Sports has our own chat room, available 24/7 directly from the website. Just click on Chatroom on the home page, located at the bottom of the column where My Stuff appears. The normal use of the room is for drafts. Several of you have used this feature for trade negotiations. It’s much more immediate than swapping e-mails back and forth, and unlike the phone, it’s free! Give it a try and report back to me on your experiences, good or bad.

 

ORPHAN TEAMS

We still have a few orphan teams available in continuing leagues. The Commish is going crazy trying to manage all these teams to keep them competitive. This is also a good way to bring in a new owner to Boxscore and pick up 40 Boxscore Bucks for your trouble. Please see the website for rosters and pricing details. Also remember that if you pick up one of these teams, the price is $20 less than the amount on the website, since it will qualify for the multiple team discount. Click on “AVAILABLE TEAMS” to get the rosters and pricing details.

 

FREE PASS IN WEEK 1
 
Because the teams in continuing leagues had no preseason transaction period to adjust their roster, and newly drafted teams had limited time, no claims will be charged in week 1 for being over the salary cap. Look at this as your amnesty!

 

TRADE ISSUES

 

Once again, owners are having problems with the website trade facility when making “unbalanced” trades (not the same number of players on both sides of the trade) or trades of players on reserve. If you are not careful to make room on your rosters, the trade will go through incorrectly with random players being dropped from your roster to make room. At the current time, there are no edits to check for the validity of these trades. The edits are complex to program, and we think that owners are capable of thinking through these trades.

 

VOICEMAIL SYSTEM

Since over 95% of owners get their information from the website, use of the voicemail system has dramatically decreased. We are now posting transactions and results only for those leagues that have owners with no website access. Only the Earl Weaver National Division will have voicemail postings this season.

 

If this presents a problem for you, please let us know.

 

LINEUP DEADLINES

The deadline for faxing or website entry of transactions and lineups will always be due at noon, EDT on the cutoff day (usually Thursday –see the weekly schedule). Although there may be many cases where there is no afternoon game on the deadline day, and the deadline could be later, it seems to be easier to remember and manage to have a consistent cutoff time, so noon it is!

 

 

 

10TH Inning

“It comes to a point where the writing is on the wall. It looks like graffiti right now.”

Sterling Hitchcock on his retirement.

 

(Thanks to Stu Baron for submitting this quote)

 

 

 

RE-ENTRY DRAFT PROCESS