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    I've had the itch to start a new league for a while. My favorite brand of league is "independent league with less money than the major league signs all the castoffs" and I was recently reminded of the proposed Continental League which would have started play in 1961 had MLB not expanded into many of their markets. What this league presupposes is, what if they didn't?

    The original plan for the CL was to have teams in Atlanta, Buffalo, DFW, Denver, Houston, MSP, NYC, and Toronto. They were said to have received applications from 10 cities and among the cities lacking teams in either the CL or MLB before the '61 season were Anaheim (61), Oakland (68), Seattle (69), San Diego (69), Montreal (69), Miami (93), Phoenix (98), and Tampa (98). If more than eight people were interested, we could add teams in any of those.

    The CL would allow for free agency but would respect MLB's reserve clause, meaning the only talent available to the league would be unsigned amateurs and released players. In 1965 when MLB institutes the draft, the two leagues could forge an agreement such as the CL teams drafting at the end of each round, building to something more equitable over time. Curt Flood could jump leagues in 1970. Drysdale and Koufax could threaten in '66 but the Dodgers would likely retain them.


    Do we have at least eight people who would be interested in such a league? My desire for this league would be export-and-sim: no complicated rules, no extras like indy player purchases in TCBA, nothing that makes the league a burden for me to run. I'd sim two or three times a week with an OTBL commish-level of commitment, and TCBA would always take precedence. I could just start this as a solo league but I get bored of those before I sim the first game.


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    Didn't we have a CL on this site? Mats ran it. I had Scotland Dallas.
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    I'd probably be in. I've had the itch to join an online league lately, and low-effort sounds good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LivnLegend View Post
    Didn't we have a CL on this site? Mats ran it. I had Scotland Dallas.
    Ah, yes, found it. Mats' league was mostly fictional, with a sprinkling of MLB cast-offs. Didn't make it through two seasons.

    My team name poll. I apparently chose Godfather II.

    I could give it a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollis View Post
    Count me in despite the shot at my personal faith
    Hey, I was once an OTBL comsh too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LivnLegend View Post
    Ah, yes, found it. Mats' league was mostly fictional, with a sprinkling of MLB cast-offs. Didn't make it through two seasons.
    Oh right, I was in that league!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotblack View Post
    I could just start this as a solo league but I get bored of those before I sim the first game.
    There's a difference? :massiverolleyes: :can'tgetfooledagain:

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    I wouldn't even have to make a new subforum!

    I'd play.

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