Yeah, I noticed that Buehrle got used twice in relief
this month by the micromanager. My Micromanager
(Billy Walker) will do that, and I knew that, but I
stll forgot to bench them in April. Doh!
Elliot was right on about how to handle that.
I won't make that mistake again :) At least not this
--- Elliot Sandle <esandle@...
> Hi Kim,
> The best method is when you make your lineups, in
> the Draft program, bench
> your starters in each lineup before you save the
> Hope this helps.
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Kim Hoffmann
> Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2006 5:54 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [outlaws_bb] Smoother League Operation
> Just another question/note.
> I am very new to the micro-manager. When making
> your team line-up, do you
> need to physically bench the starters so that the
> micro-manager does not use
> your starter in relief? I think I was playing
> Brian's team when the manager
> took his starter out, and put Buehrle in. I new
> that Buehrle should not be
> in, but I could not take him out until he pitched to
> one batter. Then I had
> to turn off the micromanager, pull him out and then
> select a reliever for
> him. The next game I then benched all his starters.
> Please let me know the proper way. That is what I
> did on this F-file for my
> team, is that correct - should we be benching the
> starters when we make the
> f-file; or is the micromanager not suppose to
> relieve anyone that does not
> have an "*" (obviously that did not happen with
> Thanks for any help.
> Brian Lebeck <bslebeck@...> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Sorry for a long email, but for those who enjoy
> reading, what the heck.
> Scott sent me an email yesterday that I am
> I've been in another league with Scott for a few
> years, and he's been commish, assist-commish and
> janitor there for a while. He is sympathizing with
> in an email that I have included at the bottom of my
> comments. Some of the content is the same.
> Please don't take the following comments in a
> tone. Just trying to make things smoother running.
> If you have any questions about the following, just
> let me know. I'm usually pretty easy to work with
> (when I have the time). Just remember, there are no
> stupid questions (only stupid people who ask
> Addressing micromanagers...
> 1) we will have less problems with Micromanagers if
> everyone loads all of the micromanagers in their
> system. each month i try to make sure the
> micromanager is included on the c-file for each
> however, if you load the c-file, and you do not have
> that micromanager loaded, he will be dropped from
> team assignment. so if you have the micromangers
> loaded, you won't have to worry too often.
> 2) on the monthly lineup files that you create for
> your team, make sure the manager mode is set to
> and you include your micromanager.
> 3) if you change your micromanager, let the league
> know (kinda like Ed just did). but then everyone
> should make sure he is loaded (the micromanager, not
> Addressing games lost....
> Most months, we have one to two issues related to
> missing games or entire series from files that are
> sent to me. When this happens generally its too
> to the games back. While this may seem painful to
> the game was actually designed to be difficult
> to manipulation of games. This was a design feature
> to reduce selective replays.
> To help avoid issues, remember, that
> 1) if you create an f-file, whatever games you
> to that point will be saved in that f-file and
> be saved again in another file. (so DO NOT overwrite
> that file).
> 2) if you create an f-file with the same name, it
> overwrite the previous f-file, and all games in the
> previous f-file will be lost.
> 3) if you create one f-file only at the end of the
> month, you should be ok.
> 4) if you create f-files only at the end of each
> series you should be ok.
> 5) after creating an f-file, if you want to see what
> games are there, try loading the file back into your
> league manager. when you get to the commissioner
> you can see the games in the list. just cancel
> than loading the games. don't be alarmed if you see
> extra games in the list. it can be a little odd
> looking, but as long as the games that you want to
> send me are there, we'll be ok.
> I'll be out for the weekend. Keep the lineup files
> coming in. Off to Wisconsin to see some athletics
> this weekend. It will be the first time to see one
> my grandkids participating in athletic competition;
> even if it is soccer for 4 year olds. Geez, I am
> getting old. Watching grandkids in sports...yikes.
> Ok, I'll go to Milwakee and catch the Bucks-Pistons
> games too (not sure if that's competition or not :)
> Keep the lineup files coming.
> League Dictator
> Brian - feel free to post this, if you think it
> appropriate... Scott
> Guys - I'm a new guy in this league, but I was
> commissioner in another league for a long time - so
> I'm not just talking our of my a** here. I'm not
> trying to rag on anyone, but just speaking my piece.
> A little attention to detail on the owner's part
> really helps make a commissioner's job a lot easier,
> and makes the league run more smoothly. Things like
> making sure that you have your micromanager selected
> and set to the AUTO status on the screen where you
> your lineups and rotation in league mamager and
> sure your lineups are assigned. It takes one click
> a mouse and an extra 5-10 seconds to proof things
> before creating your default file. And it saves the
> commish from having to answer the same questions
> month about who is managing for what team. The more
> difficult it is to play a series, the more likely
> someone will put it off - and maybe just not play
> Then Brian gets more work simming games.
> Accidents happen, and those can be dealt with. And
> this is a game, and is supposed to be fun. But it is
> even more fun when things get done right, and it
> smoothly. I'm just sayin'...
> Best regards,
> Scott Drone-Silvers
> Gilead (on their way to last-place again)
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