Addin Name = PSPN Baseball
Addin Description = Game of the Week
Addin Version = v1.0
PureSim 2007 v1.72
Aug. 10, 2008
The concept for this addin was born from a topic started in the Wolverine Studios forum (thank you KG):
PureSim has the pre-season "power rankings", but how about a post-season "odds list", showing the favorites to win the World Series? This would crunch the regular season team stats, and show the odds to win, rather than another power ranking. What do you think of the idea?
Now admittedly, while the "odds making" part never quite worked out (I decided it might be prudent to leave the predictions up to each of you), I did find the concept rather interesting and perhaps useful even for a non-manager like me. I almost never visit individual team stats, rankings, or lineups during the course of a season - I do watch league leaders as the season progresses. However, at Playoff/World Series time, I like to delve deep into team matchups. The problem with going deep into team matchups in PureSim is that I spent an awlful lot of time clicking around in PureSim to get at all that information. I guess I got into such a routine of clicking that I didn't realize how much easier it would be to write an addin that could save me alot of time - until I read KG's post on Wolverine.
My first adaption of this addin I wrote to work for playoff games only. Then I adapted it to work with all games (regular season and post season). I have tested it with league structures of various number of teams, various playoff structures, Interleague games with and without DH, and World Series games with and without DH. However, by nature I am a baseball traditionalist, so I mostly stuck with testing league types like those that have occurred in real life baseball. One of the primary reasons I am releasing this addin now is to get feedback from you guys as to whether this addin will work with the type of league you are using.
The second type of feedback I need from everyone, is whether the information presented from the addin works for you. That is, is there something I should have included that I left out.
Do read the included .txt file in the zip archive. It will spell out what all the addin should do and how it functions. Any questions or comments, please let me know.