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March 03, 2009   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Drafting, Industry News, Managing, Salary cap, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats

Battle of the Budgets on ESPN, Day 1

Imagine Sports recently worked with ESPN.com to create Battle of the Budgets.  In this simulated draft and head-to-head competition, four top baseball writers -  Steve Phillips of "Baseball Tonight," Buster Olney of ESPN The Magazine, and ESPN.com's Jayson Stark and Rob Neyer -- drafted their own 25-man rosters with a…
August 12, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Diamond Mind, Drafting, Facebook, Managing, Salary cap, Tips

Manage Your Own MLB Team Through 'Total Baseball Manager 2008' on Facebook

Following last week’s post on Diamond Mind Live, I’m going to profile Total Baseball Manager 2008, our fantasy baseball application on Facebook.  We also offer on Facebook Total Baseball Manager Classic which uses historic players, but for this post, I’ll focus on the contemporary version of the game.  TMB 2008…
August 01, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: Batting, CEO Posts, Drafting, Eras, Managing, Player v. Player, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

Sim City: Oscar vs. the Babe, Say Hey Kid and Flying Dutchman

Earlier this week I referenced the recent Negro League conference and Bill James’ comparison of Negro League great Oscar Charleston, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner and Willie Mays.  After reading this, I felt a little comparison was in order.  When comparing the Diamond Mind Online sim stats of Ruth, Mays, Wagner…
July 30, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: Batting, CEO Posts, Drafting, Eras, Industry News, Player v. Player, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats

Negro League Stars Shine On in Diamond Mind Online

The 11th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference just concluded outside of Chicago last weekend.   According to this piece on MLB.com, a few dozen scholars, fans, researchers and former ballplayers attended.  The article got me to thinking about how the great players of the Negro Leagues are largely unknown to…
July 25, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: Batting, CEO Posts, Drafting, Managing, Pitching, Player v. Player

SIM Stats Give A Perspective That's Unreal

One of the key aspects with Diamond Mind Online is distinguishing between players’ real-life career stats, or the simulated stats they’ve accumulated in Diamond Mind Online ® leagues, referred to as “sim stats." I talk to a lot of our game players to help show the benefits of both when…
July 23, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Drafting, Managing, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats

Full of Promise, Some Seasons Just Don't Compute

Let's face it -- we've all been there.  The season begins with such promise (when everyone is 0-0) but the wheels quickly come off the cart.  Suddenly, all eyes point to next year and rare wins become "moral victories." A few months ago, one of our Diamond Mind Online customers…

 

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