Senators @ A’s, top of the 8th, 4-3 A’s, 1 out, pitcher’s spot up, decide to use a pinch hitter.
Who then gets hit by a pitch, right after I mutter, “c’mon, Dorn, take one for the team!”
Almost replayed 2 games that I had already replayed in my 1917 replay.
Good thing I checked the reports folder and found that the two games were played back in May, but I forgot to record the scores in my spreadsheet.
Crisis averted! Onto the next 4 games (with 1227 to go).
I’m gonna try my best to finish this Gooden rookie season replay this weekend.
Truth be told, while I enjoy playing these games in general, I miss playing Ball Park Baseball. And I vowed to not to bounce around game systems unless I finish these smaller projects (less than 40 games).
So after I finish this one, it’s back to 1917 and 1967 for a while, and then I continue the John D’Acquisto rookie season replay.
Whether it’s weekly, daily or whatever, I think I’m back in the table top sports groove, along with the other gaming that I’ve picked up along the way.
Current plans are to finish the home stand with the 1967 Giants (2 vs. Pittsburgh, 4 vs. New York) and then move on to the next full day of games in the 1917 replay (April 14, 8 games).
Along the way there will be some B-17 bomber action.
Yeah, this never has worked for me: setting up a schedule for what to play on any given day.
I had a table that I rolled dice one to try to determine what game I would play on a given night. Didn’t work, never stuck to it, and it was edited many times as I finished a given replay.
I want to try to organize my play between sports games and war games, so maybe I should just alternate my weekly focus from one to the other, because I’ve actually found myself frozen into inaction as I try to decide between the two hobbies. I end up doing neither and spending too much time online or wallowing in my own indecision.
So starting this week, I’ll continue with the war games (Bataan! is my primary focus), and switch to sports next week, just in time for the big racing day of 2017 (Monaco GP/Indy 500/World 600), which happens to fall on my sister’s birthday. Focus will be on baseball and (of course) racing games.
And maybe wrestling.
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.