My Memory of June 12, 1970

By Mike Chernow | August 7, 2017 | 5 Comments

Before there were Vegas suites and breakfasts for 10….before there was even a hotel called Mandalay Bay, there was me growing up in the Bronx, NY. Well, growing up is a relative term, let’s just say I spent 8 of my first 13 years in Co-Op City, a development of apartment buildings that was built…

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You Must Seed to Succeed

By Chance Russo | July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was given a task to investigate how seeds have fared in the history of the BVL.  So I began my research starting with the 2003 season which was the first season in which six teams were seeded and is as per our current rules.  One of the best features of the BVL is that…

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Fireworks and Sparklers. Duds and Fizzs.

By cbehlmer@wi.rr.com | July 2, 2017 | 2 Comments

  July 6th, 1933. Comiskey Park in Chicago, IL. The first MLB All-Star game takes place during the dark days of The Great Depression. Derived from an idea by Chicago’s newly elected Mayor Edward Kelly to coincide with The World’s Fair which was an event devised to celebrate the city’s centennial while offering optimism and…

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Why is this taking so long? An analysis of rookie draft times

By Tim Born | May 9, 2017 | 7 Comments

Every year we draft, every year we complain about the slow pace, and every year we find someone to blame. But is anyone really at fault for the length of the draft? I’m convinced that I’m one of the fastest drafters in the league, but I don’t have proof of that. But John does, and…

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2017 BVL Rookie Draft predictions: Or one man’s guess at a wide open assortment of rookies

By Mitch Singer | March 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lots to choose from this year if you happen to need a SS or starting pitcher. Not much so if your needs are 3bman or outfield. This one is so wide open I can’t even finalize my own pick, forget about 13. Here goes: 1) Galway – Wayne doesn’t need a SS, having Corey Seager…

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2017 Compensation Draft is Complete

By cbehlmer@wi.rr.com | March 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Comp Draft is complete with the first overall pick of Jonathan Villar going to BVL newcomer Joe and his Manhattan Maulers. Their were 38 picks in all with Jesse Chavez being number 38 and going to Lake County. Here’s the final draft list. Next up is the 2017 Rookie Draft in Vegas where an…

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2017 BVL Compensation

By cbehlmer@wi.rr.com | February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Compensation Submissions are due by Monday at 10PM Eastern. Please email your decisions to both Geza Stringovits and me. Our email addresses are stringoc506 at rogers.com and jrb20 at comcast.net . Please use the most recent “2017 BVL Stats” spreadsheet that I just posted on Facebook. It has detailed tabs for Incoming and Outgoing Players…

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BVL Vegas 2017

By cbehlmer@wi.rr.com | January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

We’re talking baseball, gambling, drinking & eating, comedy, St. Patrick’s Day, NCAA Basketball, and blueberry pancakes. Save Save

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