Thursday, October 25th, 2007, 4:25pm ET

(Man, time flies)

Hey guess what? I’m finally crawling out from under the crushing weight that was my latest project at work. It’s finally off the ground, and if you’re curious (and you’re a baseball fan), here it is:

1986: Take Two

We (’ll be re-playing the 1986 baseball season, game by game, using the Strat-O-Matic Baseball Online engine, with 26 prominent members of the media/baseball community managing the original rosters through the original schedule, and basically see what happens. Most notably we’ve got Curt Schilling, he of those cursed World-Series-playin’ Red Sox, managing the ’86 Red Sox, and Baba Booey (Gary Dell’Abate of the Howard Stern show) in charge of the Mets. I’m personally managing the Montreal Expos, bringing some MUCH-NEEDED WEBCOMICS STAR POWER to the mix.

Opening Day is Monday, November 5 (right after the real-life World Series ends), after which we’ll have all the action covered all season long, with daily boxscores, stats, etc. as if it were any real season. Right now we’re running actual articles as they appeared in the original Sporting News magazine from 1986, providing totally awesome, and almost always ironically so, blasts from the past.

If you’re at all a baseball fan, check it out and follow along, it’s gonna be a sweet time.

And for everyone else, now that I’ve gotten this off the ground, I’ve finally got some more free time so I’m gonna be sittin’ down for some serious comic-making. New episode early next week!


  1. Army of Darkness

    3RD first post dance….

    Baseball…. I dont know why people love it so much. Its like Golf, snooker or darts- as in, not all that exciting really. But thats just my opinion, if it makes you happy, good for you. Personally, I prefer naked female mud wrestling; now thats a sport….. :wink:

  2. mrgrooism

    This is such a cool, compelling idea, I’ll definitely be following along!

    I’m an avid APBA player but sadly never tried Strat. Just from browsing I see some fundamental differences to the mechanics, but a lot of similarities, especially Big Picture, managing individual players in a real game simulation. VERY COOL!

    The online Strat sounds very cool as well, I may have to give that a try soon!

  3. crespowu

    I was born on 1986

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