Thursday, February 25, 2010

World Baseball Hierarchy

I've never been one for fantasy baseball. I just don't like it, and don't participate in it. One thing I do like, and have participated in, are simulation leagues. They use the stats of real players, albeit in teams that never existed, but it's kind of fun. There are a lot of good games out there for simulations, and many of the mainstream sportswriters and bloggers are participating in them. Some write about them, and some don't. Doesn't matter as long as they are having fun.

One main thing about these simulation leagues is that they use historical teams and recreate past seasons. Nothing wrong with that at all, but someone has found a unique way of doing this:
The World Baseball Hierarchy is a fictional baseball league played using Out of the Park Baseball.
It is a promotion / relegation league featuring nations that were involved in the World Baseball Classic of 2006. Each nation league is made up of two divisions of 4 teams each. Each season, the winner of each nation championship is promoted to the nation league directly above, while the worst team in each division is relegated to one of the two nation leagues the directly below.

Currently there are 88 active teams in 11 nation leagues, with plans to expand further in the future.
Now that's different. And to me, as an international guy, completely fascinating. If you play Out of the Park baseball, they are looking for new players. Drop them an e-mail.

The seasons have been running from 2006 through 2017. Yeah, they're into the future. They have a complete listing of season and career stats, and this is a breakdown of the divisions:

United States
Dominican Republic
South Korea
Puerto Rico

They even have AAA, AA, and A leagues. Check out the site, and join up.

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