Movies – Books

Before every baseball season, there’s a list of movies that I try to watch to psych myself up for Opening Day.

  • The Natural
  • Field of Dreams
  • 42
  • Major League

This season I’m going to try to get through the books that 3 of those movies are based on.

Stay tuned!

How Many is Too Many?

I’ve been giving this a lot of thought lately: how many game systems are too many?

I have a large number of baseball games, yet only play 3 of them with any regularity.  Another two are currently slated for small projects that I started.  And then I have a couple that I’ve never even learned how to play, yet have them sitting on my shelf, alongside the 3 grandaddies: APBA, Strat-O-Matic, and Statis Pro.  I have yet to find a system that I disliked playing.

My simple answer is that there’s never too many, if you have a desire to play them.  Which I do.  I’ll play when I get to play them, which may be later rather than sooner, but there’ll be play time for everything.

Or not.  We’ll just have to see where the future leads for this hobby of mine, among all the others.

Like the other sports games.

And non-sports games.

Stay tuned!


If there’s anything I’m learning from playing this 1917 MLB replay, it’s that the game was played very differently (obviously) back then.

I’ve started play on day two, and in the game I’m currently playing (Senators @ Athletics), I just had the weirdest double play that I’ve ever seen:

Bases loaded, 1 out.  I try a suicide squeeze, resulting in a strikeout and the runner on third getting caught stealing home.

I think this season replay is teaching me how to play this game better, in general.  I’d ignore the solitaire charts in my 1958 replay, and slowly started using them in my 1967 replay, but I’m using them whole hog in the 1917 replay.

Day two results should be posted shortly.

Stay tuned!