FanPost

OT (because we need it): Strat-O-Matic

I was going to save this for an off day, but I figure we can all use a distraction from the Cubs right now, especially with a west coast starting time on Monday.

I'm wondering how many of you have ever played Hal Richman's game of Strat-O-Matic.  For those unfamilar, the game has cards based on players' stats from the previous year and is played with dice that determine the outcome of each play.  In theory, if you play enough games, each player should approximately perform the same way that he did in real life the year before.  Of course, "that's why they play the games".

I've been in a little league of 12 for a few years.  We each have a parent club and get rookies (meeting certain qualifications) from that club.  We also have a draft each year and make trades.  Each team must carry at least 16 (out of 35 total) players that at one time or another played for the parent team.  We play 81 games (with 25 man active rosters).  My team is . . . the Mets.  Before fans of the Cubs that have been following since before realignment ask about that -- it was the available team.  Also, what I've found is, I don't make sentimental trades to get Cubs that I would if I had the Cubs.  Much easier to be detached.

At any rate, who else has played or is playing the game?  Any interesting stories?  (As interesting as dice baseball can get...)

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bleed Cubbie Blue

You must be a member of Bleed Cubbie Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleed Cubbie Blue. You should read them.

Join Bleed Cubbie Blue

You must be a member of Bleed Cubbie Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleed Cubbie Blue. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker