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Slight change to the Fantasy Baseball scoreboards

Posted on: April 10, 2009 3:51 pm
 

I thought I'd let you all about a slight change we made to the live scoreboards in Fantasy Baseball last night. Up until last night, the scoreboards would show you every scoring category(assuming it scores live) your league uses. So for instance, if your league used the scoring category 'Hits' and a player went 2-3 with a single, a double and an RBI, it would show 2-3, 2H, 2B, RBI.  And if your league used the scoring category 'Singles (1B)', it would show 2-3, 1B, 2B, RBI. We always got complaints that showing the 'H' or the '1B' was redundant and confusing.  If a player is 2-3 it is already known that he had 2 hits.  And further, if a player is 2-3 and one of those hits is a Double (2B), then it is assumed that the other hit was a single. Basically, we removed 'H' and '1B' from the stat lines so now, the line described above will be displayed in the traditional way of 2-3, 2B, RBI. I hope this doesn't cause any confusion.

Comments

Since: Apr 3, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2009 12:22 am
 

Slight change to the Fantasy Baseball scoreboards

The CBS pitching planner has always been a information overload regarding 2 start pitchers.

And CBS is claiming that this is a problem?  Even though they supported it and encouraged it for years?

They shot themselves in the foot with this crap.




Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: April 11, 2009 11:12 pm
 

Slight change to the Fantasy Baseball scoreboards

Hate to point this out brother, but you completely railed against wrong post. :(

On a positive note, I think that lmiting starts is not a bad idea and most likely doable as a commish option.  The problem is that if you limit starts as you suggested, you'd get a whole other faction that would complain that two start pitchers and H2H are like peanut butter and jelly and by limiting two start pitchers, you ruined the very fabric of what makes H2H baseball great.

The end result is that anytime you change something people have grown accustom to, someone will thing it sucks.  I support Mike's decision to attempt to make the single league scoring system better.  Hats off to you.  With that said I do think there may be room for improvement, and I hope Mike takes your idea into consideration.

-Jeff

 




Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: April 11, 2009 8:13 pm
 

Slight change to the Fantasy Baseball scoreboards

Good change...Now we need you to get some changes on "Player News." I shouldn't have to keep reading the same redundant comments about guys projections now that the season has started.  

 



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