09 May 2014

Play at the Plate and Topps are Giving Away a Box of Bowman

Play at the Plate has recently reached post #2000, and through some sort of connection with a Topps representative they were able to acquire a box of 2014 Bowman straight from the Topps factory to give away. All you have to do to enter is comment on the post linked here. You can earn extra entries, but I'm not going to tell you how here. You at least have to do the work of clicking the link and reading the contest rules. So go and enter the contest.

I've been playing a lot of OOTP 15 lately. I had a good run as the GM of the Houston Astros, scattering four championships throughout my years with them. Then after my last championship my team got old and overpaid, no other teams would trade for them, and I had a run of bad years. Then I got fired.

It took about half a season for the Mets to hire me on. Their roster was awful and although I made improvements to it, the win-loss column didn't right itself fast enough and I got fired again after about half a season.

I had to wait the remainder of that season out, and got picked up as GM of the Yankees, who had just come off a round of bad years. That meant I got a high draft pick, which I used on Billy Hamilton. There was room in the budget, so I was able to put together a very solid team and after a couple of years I felt poised to take the championship. Billy Hamilton perennially leads the league in Stolen Bases and competes for the batting average title, but in the one magical year that really felt like a championship year he went and got suspended for nine games for a brawl on the last day of the regular season. Without our best player, we got punched out in the first round. The core of the team is still solid, though, and there is probably a couple of good years left in which to compete for a title. I didn't know where else to post this write-up, so I tacked it on to the end of this contest promotion post.

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