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In honor of actor Andy Garcia and his (unintentionally) hilarious reaction to Sofia (Mary Corleone) Coppola's death scene in "The Godfather, Part III."

Fan fiction again

Posted 04-15-2009 at 09:20 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 03-20-2011 at 02:03 PM by TommyJohn

I wrote in an earlier entry that my mind is swimming with the possiblities of what to write in this blog. My head is crammed full of 30 years worth of imagination that I never wrote down. I don't know why. Laziness, I guess. Plus a feeling that it wasn't good, or I should be doing other things and not whittling my life away with stupid daydreams. Still, I came up with a lot of stuff-I created my own baseball and football teams, along with a bevy of fictional baseball players that I placed on real...
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Posted 04-14-2009 at 10:47 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 04-15-2009 at 09:59 AM by TommyJohn

I more or less use a set lineup for the games:

Rip Radcliff, LF
Mike Kreevich, CF
Dixie Walker, RF
Zeke Bonura, 1B
Luke Appling, SS
Jackie Hayes, 2B
Jimmie Dykes, 3B
Luke Sewell, C

My pitching rotation isn't exactly a bunch of worldbeaters. In order to keep track of the rotation, I am simply using the starters of the real games, as gleaned from retrosheet. So far it has been mostly John Whitehead and Monty Stratton, who was two...
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Posted 04-14-2009 at 10:31 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 04-15-2009 at 10:31 AM by TommyJohn

So far my APBA record with the 1936 White Sox is 6-4. The real-life 1936 squad was 4-6 at the same point, in the midst of an eight-game losing streak that would drop them to 4-9. Still, they would bounce back to finish at 81-70 and see the light of the first division for the first time since the 1920 doomed-by-scandal squad.

The games I have played are fun, despite the fact that they are cards and dice, not real games. Cards and dice don't take into account the human element-brushback...
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more thoughts

Posted 04-14-2009 at 12:07 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

I ordered 1936 and got it in the mail a couple of weeks ago. I printed up the White Sox games from that year. My head was swimming with the possibilities. First off, I would play the games in exact order of the retrosheet list. However, I would introduce interleague play-just to break up the monotony-and also to utilize every team in the set. I will play every team in the NL at least three times except for the Cubs. Why? Because the 1930's was the era of the "City Series" between the White...
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Posted 04-13-2009 at 11:53 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

I have, in my 40th year, discovered the wonders of "APBA" baseball, the kind played with playing cards and rolls of the dice. I had a similar game made by Sports Illustrated from 1970, but never got into APBA. Don't know why, guess I never botherd to look for it.

I had been on whatifsports.com for a while, but grew bored with computer simulations. Not only did it not account for the "human" element of the game, but it was over in two seconds. So I quit going there...
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