Just a few emails I’ve gotten in the past few days from APBA fans:
Mel M writes:
Hi Tom, I rolled a game today for 6/10/67 between the Indians and Athletics where there was only one assist for the A’s. First baseman Ramon Webster had no chances. The lone assist in the game was a second to short force out. There were 16 outfield putouts, 8 strikeouts and 2 infield popups.
I love box score anomalies and this certainly fits the bill. Thanks for passing this on Mel!
Kyle Hubbard writes in with an APBA Hockey question:
What is your suggestion on ties at the end of OT in APBA Hockey? Should i do a shootout and if so….how do I set that up and mods for shot range, etc. Or should I just give each team a point for ending in a tie?
I have the 98-99 season by the way. Thanks.
Now, I don’t follow Hockey too closely so anyone can correct me if I’m wrong. I believe calling it a tie and awarding each team a point would be correct.
Finally, an email from Ed regarding the out of stock APBA baseball game:
I’m looking to getting into APBA baseball. I see the company does not have any of the newer basic game editions in stock. If I were to purchase the 2000 premiere edition would I be able to expand it to the master set rules?
I am having a hard time figuring out the differences in the sets. I saw somewhere that the 2000 All Star game set is more of an introductory game that does not use all the basic game rules. Is the 2000 premiere game more like this one?
I’ve actually gotten a few emails about the out of stock baseball game. I do have a pending interview with APBA CEO John Herson which addresses the out of stock baseball game as well as the announced redesign of the game. That is one answer I’m looking forward to the most.
As to Ed’s question, It’s not too surprising that he confused. A Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) list might be in order and might be helpful for those new to the game to help decide which game is best for them.
As I understand it right now, there are two types of Baseball board games listed on APBA website… the Basic Game (currently out of stock) and the Master Game. APBA is now in the process of redesigning the board games though and really, I don’t know a lot more than that.