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Here's an interesting way to handle fly outs and give unending variety, but it requires the roll of a D20.
I used data from a Hardball Times study to come up with this chart.
This chart is highly recommended if you are a detail-type game player.
This looks great. Can you put on a Fall Classic Baseball card? We can print it out and put on the tabletop when playing.
In fact, I wouldn't even mind it if charts could be on FC baseball cards and I simply went through a small deck of baseball cards to reference them for results or whatever. Neater, and helps keep a smaller overall footprint.
Greg- I think the idea is great in concept. The 2nd-3rd advancement should reflect a lesser chance on fly balls to Left and a greater chance on fly balls to Right, and the chance for advancement on fly balls to center should be greater than fly balls to right. Also, 3rd to home advancement should, in my view anyway, be more akin to: F! 1-18; F 1-16; A 1-14; S 1-10. The chart should allow for short fly outs were there is no advance. Perhaps together with the D20 roll there can be a D6 roll with 1-4 runners may advance and 5-6 all runners must hold. Ira
I tend to agree. Advaincing to third on fly balls to left should be much much harder than on fly balls to center and right, and I agree in that the chances of advancement success should drop more incrementally as the runner speed decreases
It's something I overlooked in my haste. I agree. I will try the "card" look for this chart, and fix the 2nd-3rd on flyout RF.
see attached card for fly outs ... the blank ones are so you can devise your own ratings if you wish.
Assist means assist chances using the OF assist rating.
How do I use this Runner Advance on Fly Outs card? I like the 'card style' by the way! Nice. Not certain how to apply it.
My take is that this card replaces the advancement results on any fly balls to the outfield FAC. It's a good idea but I don't like the fact that all fly balls are being treated the same; i.e, allowing for runners to advance. My underlying concern was that the FACs did not allow, except in a few instances, runners to score from 3rd on a bases loaded fly out. Greg's initial suggestion was to use the play results from the Runners on 2nd & 3rd. I think that may work better. In any event, credit to Greg for his pro-active efforts with this (and all aspects of his fine game). I'm sure the FACs will be re-issued down the road with refinements & enhancements. Ira
This card is used to replace the runners advancement area in the FAC'S? But not to be used to replace the base situation sheets?
If they can be, how do we read the results? Runner advance 1 - 17, out 18 - 20? Or they stay put on 18 -20?