Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Owner Interview: Geese2128

Los Angeles Blue Crew

WIS Name: geese2128
First Name: Doug
Home State: Ohio
Age: 38


What do you do when you’re not playing HBD or working?: 
Golf, way way to much golf.

Favorite Teams: 
Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals & The Miami Hurricanes.

Choose 4 people you’d like to hang out with for a night (why?): 

Bill Clinton(fairly sure we all know why), Peter Edward Rose(listening to story after story after story), Roger Clemens(childhood sports hero), Adriana Lima(VS Angel).

Funniest or dumbest thing that you have done in last few years: 

This last Saturday. Went to the Ohio State/Penn State game in Columbus but the tickets were still in Cincinnati. Now I owe a HUGE favor as I had to talk a friend into driving up our tickets.

Most Memorable WIS moment: 

Completing my first full season in WIS knowing it could only get better from there...

HBD owner that you respect/fear the most (Why?): 

Mikebr13 in my other league, Majors. Just seems like every single season he is able to make a trade or acquisition that makes his Team substantially better. 

If you could change one thing about Sweet Lou, what would it be?:

More good clean smack talk between Division rivals. First weeks LA Times headline: Los Angeles Blue Crew starts season(8) 7-0 after completing sweeps in Salt Lake & Salem!

If you could change one thing about HBD what would it be?: 

Coach contracts would last longer than 1 year. Worse part of the season is wasting time fighting over minor league coaches. Also, I do not have any brilliant ideas on how but the Draft should & could be so much better.

Season 8 Win Floors

New York Empire must win at least 58 games
Syracuse Spitfire must win at least 58 games

Everyone else must win at least 55 games

Monday, October 28, 2013

New Orleans Voodoo Queens (Preseason Preview)

New Orleans Voodoo Queens 


We flunked out on all of the Free Agents that we went after.. Really no new additions to this team. I will probably have to set very low pitch counts for my starters and take advantage of my solid bullpen. 

Win Prediction: 88 (Division Title)



Projected Line up (vsR)

Projected Line up (vsL)

Projected Rotation
SP1- Davy Field (R)

MOP- Boone Hayes (L)

$10,000,000 + CLUB


2yr x $20M avg (S8- $20M, S9- $20M)
2yr x $20M avg (S8- $20M, S9- $20M)
1yr x $20M avg (S8- $20M)
5yr x $18.3M avg (S8- $21M, S9- $17.1M, S10- $17.1M, S11- $16.1M, S12- $20M)
1yr x $17.7M avg (S8- $17.7M)
1yr x $13.4M avg (S8- $13.4M)
5yr x $11.7M avg (S8- $11.3M, S9- $13.3M, S10- $13.3M, S11- $11M, S12- $9.5M)
5yr x $11.7M avg (S8- $10M, S9- $12M, S10- $12M, S11- $12M, S12- $12M)
3yr x $11.7M avg (S8- $11M, S9- $11M, S10- $13M)
Lon Fleming   
5yr x $11M avg (S8- $11M, S9- $12M, S10- $11M, S11- $11M, S12- $10M)
3yr x $11M avg (S8- $12M, S9- $12M, S10- $9M)
4yr x $10.5 avg (S8- $10.5M, S9- $10.5M, S10- $10.5M, S11- $10.5M)
3yr x 10.5M avg (S8- $12.3M, S9- $11.3M, S10- $8M)
3yr x $10M avg (S8- $10M, S9- $10M, S10- $10M)
2yr x $10M avg (S8- $10M, S9- $10M)
1yr x $10M avg (S8- $10M)

Owner Interview: Letchkins

Chicago Racketeers

WIS Name: Letchkins
First Name: Jason
Home State: California
Age: 32


What do you do when you’re not playing HBD or working?
I started teaching yoga and rock climbing this summer. (It's not really work, it's fun. I'm an Engineer by trade)

Favorite Teams: 

Niners, Red Sox (I lived in Boston for 6 years after college)

Choose 4 people you’d like to hang out with for a night (why?): 

Mike Tyson (He'd be a blast, have fun stories), Jennifer Love Hewitt (simply for eye candy and some random fun karaoke in the middle of the night as she's apparently huge in Japan), Quentin Tarantino (As he's got to be an interesting dude based on every movie he's ever made, I'm a fan) and Michael Jordan (simply because he'd be the asshole comedic relief and is one of the most amazing athletes ever).

Funniest or dumbest thing that you have done in last few years: 

I got really drunk last Halloween and tried to organize a foursome with my fiance and her two best friends. Really fits both.

Most Memorable WIS moment: 

Winning my first and only HBD title a loooong time ago. The Tsunami were a rag tag bunch that just happened to fit the engine before they fixed it. Lots of power and speed and not much else.

HBD owner that you respect/fear the most (Why?): 

I unfortunately don't have any new rivalries yet, but in Ichiro, Heinzkill and I are starting to have one on the field.

If you could change one thing about Sweet Lou, what would it be?: 

More trash talking / involvement. Most of the talking has been mostly just drama thusfar.

If you could change one thing about HBD what would it be?: 

Individual steal settings, I hate my 10 speed, 10 BR guy getting CS all season long when the rest of the squad is fast.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Owner Interview: Porthos

Cheyenne Swizzle Sticks

WIS Name: Porthos
First Name: Jim 
Home State: California
Age: 53
What do you do when you’re not playing HBD or working?: 
Family, reading

Favorite Teams: 

After the strikes I just now follow the sport, and stopped following teams

Choose 4 people you’d like to hang out with for a night (why?): 
U.S. Grant --whiskey drinker, union saver, President
Mark Twain - would be fun to just listen
Howard Cosell -- because before ESPN, there was Howard, and for so many of my early sports memories he was there;
and Hunter S. Thompson, a/k/a Raoul Duke, for sheer lunacy


Funniest or dumbest thing that you have done in last few years: 
No way do I confess that here...

Most Memorable WIS moment: 
Still new at this but based on the TC messages and a mentor signing a projected 93 IFA in Hornsby league was good...

HBD owner that you respect/fear the most (Why?): 
lotta respect for commish Willsauve for doing this blog and update...have not seen this in any other league 


If you could change one thing about Sweet Lou, what would it be?: 
too new to cite anything relevant

If you could change one thing about HBD what would it be?:
Too new to cite anything relevant

Owner Interview: scwoody

 Columbus Aftermath


WIS Name: scwoody
First Name: scott
Home State: Arizona
Age: 31
What do you do when you’re not playing HBD or working?: 
Really enjoy long range shooting, hunting, and hanging with my three boys.
Favorite Teams: All home teams 

Choose 4 people you’d like to hang out with for a night (why?): 

not sure, probably the President so I could tell him to go f*%# himself in person.

Funniest or dumbest thing that you have done in last few years: 

Dumbest thing is relapsing to my WIS addiction.

Most Memorable WIS moment: 

Offered a owner in the beginning of a season my best pitching prospect for a really good leadoff hitter/CF cause that was a major hole with my team. He sends me a nasty message about how Im trying to trade rape him ect. That pitcher throw's a 8 inning shutout to beat him in game 7 of the World Series.

HBD owner that you respect/fear the most (Why?): 

Not sure, I have been away for about 2 years.

If you could change one thing about Sweet Lou, what would it be?: 

Probably the mandatory 10mil for ADV Scouting.

If you could change one thing about HBD what would it be?:
better players in the draft, or diamonds in the ruff actually becoming really good ML prospects.

Owner Interview: Kcden

Atlanta Crackers

WIS Name: kcden
First Name: Kasey
Home State: Washington
Age: 33


What do you do when you’re not playing HBD or working?: 
Watch football, workout at the gym, play basketball... big fan of bars.

Favorite Teams: 

UW Huskies, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Sounders.... Seattle Sonics :(

Choose 4 people you’d like to hang out with for a night (why?): 

Two close friends and, lets say, Maynard James Keenan (He is probably pretty boring, but his outward persona seems interesting) and Russell Wilson (my wife calls him "her 2nd husband")

Funniest or dumbest thing that you have done in last few years: 

Not sure if it was funny to me, but probably was to others: I flew down to Arizona this past week to watch the Hawks and Dawgs... I did not keep myself under control for the Hawks game and I was throwing up on the entire bus-ride to the game (which had us arrive in the second quarter because the driver was retarded), then threw up on the entire bus-ride home from the game, then one last time at about 7:00 in the morning before golf, for good-measure.

Most Memorable WIS moment: 
I suppose my first GD National Chamionship a couple of years ago.

HBD owner that you respect/fear the most (Why?): 
I'm sure there are plenty of them.

If you could change one thing about Sweet Lou, what would it be?: 
I probably wouldn't limit the Prospect budget, but I am interested to see how that rule plays.

If you could change one thing about HBD what would it be?:
I would like for the Amateur Draft to be live, at least for the first 5 to 10 rounds. It doesn't HAVE to happen on one cycle... just run it over a week or two with time-limits for each pick.

Owner Interview: Kevin17

Salt Lake City Mustangs


WIS Name: kevin17
First Name: 
Kevin
Home State: 
Florida

Age: 57



What do you do when you’re not playing HBD or working?: Mess around on the computer with TV as background.
Favorite Teams: 

Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings, Notre Dame
Choose 4 people you’d like to hang out with for a night (why?): 
Jim Leyland, Willie Horton, Kirk Gibson and Al Kaline. Just to drink some beers, smoke cigs and talk baseball.
Funniest or dumbest thing that you have done in last few years: 
Recently, told my employer I might be leaving as I have applied for the Tigers managerial opening. (I was goin' for funny.)
Most Memorable WIS moment: My first amateur free agent draft. 
HBD owner that you respect/fear the most (Why?): chukc in American Baseball Union world. Every year, I know I can only get a wildcard as he will win well over 100 games so the division is out of reach.
If you could change one thing about Sweet Lou, what would it be?: Easy. When I think of Sweet Lou, I picture Lou Whitaker, not Piniella. hehehe
If you could change one thing about HBD what would it be?:Allow coaches to be fired and replaced during the season.
Bonus answer to question not asked: 
I found HBD as a result of playing Fox Fantasy Baseball. They sent me a code to try it for $5. So I did. The rest is history as I'm totally addicted to it. I have 3 teams now and have found that is just about the maximum I can play to give them all enough attention and detail.

Owner Interview: Tacoluss

Detroit Motor City Kittys

WIS Name: tacosluss
First Name: Anthony
Home State: Michigan
Age: 42
What do you do when you’re not playing HBD or working?: 

Soccer referee, rock collecting, raising my 3 kids.

Favorite Teams: 

Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Michigan Wolverines, San Antonio Spurs

Choose 4 people you’d like to hang out with for a night (why?): 

Billy Martin (love to hear the baseball stories plus he would have been very likely to get drunk and make a scene); Igor Larionov (not only was he an amazing hockey player, his nickname was the "professor" because of his vast bank of knowledge. I also would love to hear about the Soviet Red Army teams; Bo Schembechler (I love all things Wolverines and he would have been the foremost authority); Dennis Rodman (he played for the Detroit Pistons and my Spurs! He's ambassador to North Korea!! He married himself!!! Can you imagine spending a few hours with that guy?)

Funniest or dumbest thing that you have done in last few years: 

Got stuck at a landfill dumping my father-in-law's construction trash. Had to get pushed out by the bulldozers. VERY embarrassing!

Most Memorable WIS moment: 

Winning the season 8 WS in Sweet Lou. We had to come up with a few trades to push us into the wild card then finesse our way through the playoffs to the title. 

HBD owner that you respect/fear the most (Why?): 

It would have to be soxfan_9. I only have a .430 win% vs him. He builds a great ML team. He would be the closest I have to an archrival.

If you could change one thing about Sweet Lou, what would it be?: 

Not much. Just hope we have less turnover.

If you could change one thing about HBD what would it be?: 

Ability to trade draft picks or player to be named later. Also would like to see a player's ability based on games played at a position. For example, the Detroit Tigers had Jhonny Peralta at SS for the majority of the season. He is an average to below average SS but in HBD he would be a gold glove lf. As we all saw in the playoffs, he is way below average in left simply from lack of games played.

Owner Interview: greffb1

Las Vegas Whiptails
WIS Name: greffb1
First Name: Brad
Home State: Michigan
Age: 34
What do you do when you’re not playing HBD or working?:

Golf and coach youth football 

Favorite Teams: 

Lions, Wolverines, Tigers, Pistons and Red Wings

Choose 4 people you’d like to hang out with for a night (why?): 
Bill Belichick - to pick his brain
Warren Buffet - cause hes very savvy 
Ashley Green - uh duh
Sara Jean Underwood - Uh Duh AGAIN

Funniest or dumbest thing that you have done in last few years: 
slammed on the brakes in my golf cart and my friend swerved to avoid hit a wall and ripped the front stabilizer arm off the golf cart. the cart could go straight thats it.

Most Memorable WIS moment: 

Winning my first world series with an 89 win team

HBD owner that you respect/fear the most (Why?): 

None

If you could change one thing about Sweet Lou, what would it be?: 

The budget requirements 

If you could change one thing about HBD what would it be? 

I wish we could sign our FA two years out to extensions

Owner Interview: Stonewalter

Pittsburg Panthers



WIS Name: Stonewalter
First Name: Frank
Home State: Washington
Age: 60


What do you do when you’re not playing HBD or working?: 
I am an actor by trade. At night and weekends I am at work performing. When not engaged with that and HBD I am usually learning lines, songs, choregraphy. Also, I love traveling to Europe.

Favorite Teams: 
Seattle Seahawks. I was an original season ticket holder when the tickets were only $6!!!
Hate to admit it...the Seattle Mariners.

Choose 4 people you’d like to hang out with for a night (why?): 
Clint Eastwood
Gene Hackman
Mike Nichols
Robin Williams
I would just like to sit around and talk about the arts. Good stories, good whiskey, and good laughter.

Funniest or dumbest thing that you have done in last few years: 
Anything I do on stage at my age. People think at my age I should be able to do anyting a 20 year old can do.

Most Memorable WIS moment: 
Getting my first team to the WS. I lost, but it felt great. I was almost afriad to log on for fear that I would break the spell.

HBD owner that you respect/fear the most (Why?): 
Sermonauthor. He is very learned, a published author, and old enough where we share some of the same values.

If you could change one thing about Sweet Lou, what would it be?: 
I just started here, it's perfect. So far.

If you could change one thing about HBD what would it be?:
Carry over unused funds from one season to the next. Even if it is half. Sometimes I don't get an IFA all season and there the money sits. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

POWER RANKINGS (SEASON 8 - PRESEASON)

 
Franchise
1Boston
2Kansas City
3Ottawa
4New Britain
5St. Louis
6Louisville
7Las Vegas
8Helena
9Salem
10Atlanta
11Detroit
12Chicago
13New Orleans
14Los Angeles
15Oakland
16Boise
17Pittsburgh
18Nashville
19Norfolk
20Salt Lake City
21Cincinnati
22Mexico City
23Philadelphia
24Charlotte
25Texas
26Scranton
27Tampa Bay
28Columbus
29Florida
30New York
31Syracuse
32Cheyenne

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Owner Interview

Charlotte Stone Crabs
WIS Name: bigsteve12
First Name: Steven
Home State: Florida
Age: 33
What do you do when you’re not playing HBD or working?: 
raise my 14 month old, bowl, golf, take the wife out
Favorite Teams: 
Rays, Tigers
Choose 4 people you’d like to hang out with for a night (why?): 
Justin Verlander, 
Aaron Rodgers, 
Samuel L Jackson, 
Ron Paul
Funniest or dumbest thing that you’ve done in last few years: 
Went to lifeguard recertification class without sunscreen...needless to say the sun wasn't kind to me
Most Memorable WIS moment: 
making my first HBD World Series...I'd like to replace it with my first win though
HBD owner that you respect/fear the most (Why?): 
BastanRedSox..he was one of the reasons I gave this side of Wis a shot...and well he has a good run going in Rickey
If you could change one thing about Sweet Lou, what would it be?: 
dump the world chat instigators that have made people want to leave
If you could change one thing about HBD what would it be?: 
add a sensibility factor...like you wouldn't take a guy out in the 9th who has a perfect game going

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Owner Interview

St. Louis Rounders

WIS Name: Bfan05
First Name: Scott
Home State: CA
Age: 36

What do you do when you’re not playing HBD or working?: 
I enjoy watching and betting on horses, playing some video games and hanging out with my wife.

Favorite Teams: 
Oakland A's, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Blackhawks, and Manchester United

Choose 4 people you’d like to hang out with for a night (why?): 
Mark Cuban because I find him interesting, 
Ruud Van Nistelroy because he is my favorite soccer player of all time, 
Tiger Woods because I am sure he is full of stories
Bill Clinton because I would like to hang out with a former president.

Funniest or dumbest thing that you’ve done in last few years: 
The dumbest thing I have done recently was to get student loans to get my Masters Degree to still be working as a patrol officer :)

Most Memorable WIS moment: 
I am still really new but it would have to be this season in Sweet Lou when in one week I had pitchers throw a no hitter and perfect game.

HBD owner that you respect/fear the most (Why?): 
I am still learning about owners but there have bed two that have been especially helpful to me and that is willsauve and mikes740.

If you could change one thing about Sweet Lou, what would it be?: 
I would like there to be less drama, which it looks like there will be moving forward.

If you could change one thing about HBD what would it be?: 
I would change the budgeting for new teams. I feel it really puts you behind the 8 ball when taking over a new team not being able to set each category how you would like.