Monthly Archives: June 2014

Dominate performance by LapStars this week with 3 top 10 finishes.  

Place Team Name Runs Hits Errors Total Bases Points*
1 Lapstars 17 21 1 45 10
2 TacoDagger 16 19 0 37 9
3 Lapstars 14 16 0 35 8
4 GlenB 12 14 0 24 7
5 Creatures 11 15 0 33 6
6 ChrisW 11 14 1 29 5
7 dongtime 11 13 0 27 4
8 Lapstars 10 16 0 31 3
9 ccdindc 10 16 1 26 2
10 ccdindc 10 13 0 25 1

 

Season Standings

We took a page from NASCAR and went to a points system to determine season standings. The winner of each 9 inning weekly game will receive 10 points, 2nd place – 9 points, 3rd place – 8 points and so on with 10th place receiving 1 point. 

Through 4 weeks here are the complete standings;

Place Team Name Points Season Winnings  Runs Hits Total Bases
1 LapStars 34 $50 69 86 181
2 CoreyW 24 $30 43 61 119
3 cow chips 24 $40 43 59 128
4 ChrisW 24 $30 43 53 106
5 JohnL 17 $30 36 40 91
6 maricic412 13 $20 21 28 66
7 Amanda 13 $20 20 27 59
8 Creatures 12 $20 21 30 59
9 Darry38 9 $20 21 28 68
10 TacoDagger 9 $10 16 19 37
11 LN 9 $10 13 13 33
12 GlenB 7 $10 12 14 24
13 ccdindc 6 $40 37 53 112
14 dontime 4 $10 11 13 27
15 Punusher 4 $10 10 11 23
16 AntSquad 3 $10 11 12 30
17 PaulM 3 $10 9 15 32
18 NickK 2 $10 10 17 23
19 paperz 2 $10 8 12 21
20 RandyJ 1 $10 9 13 24

CoreyW pounded out 19 runs early, and it held up all week. LapStars joined them with 2 top 10 finishes. 

Place Team Name Runs Hits Errors Total Bases Weekly Prize
1 CoreyW 19 23 0 47 $10
2 ChrisW 15 20 0 36 $10
3 LapStars 15 17 0 41 $10
4 cow chips 14 17 0 40 $10
5 CoreyW 13 21 1 36 $10
6 LapStars 13 16 0 29 $10
7 JohnL 12 16 1 33 $10
8 AntSquad 11 12 0 30 $10
9 NickK 10 17 0 23 $10
10 Darry38 10 15 0 32 $10

Season Standings

Cow chips hangs on to the season lead with another top 10 this week. They are the only team to finish in the top 10 all 3 weeks. Season standings are based on the number of Top 10 finishes in the weekly 9 inning game. Tiebreakers in order of precedence are Runs, Hits and Total Basesn Standings
Place Team Name Top 10’s Runs Hits Total Bases Season Winnings
1 cow chips 4 43 59 128 $40
2 CoreyW 3 43 61 119 $30
3 JohnL 3 36 40 91 $30
4 ChrisW 2 32 39 77 $20
5 LapStars 2 28 33 70 $20
6 Darry38 2 21 28 68 $20
7 maricic412 2 21 28 66 $20
8 Amanda 2 20 37 59 $20
9 ccdindc 2 2 17 61 $20
10 LN 1 13 0 33 $10


Impressive week from JohnL, he had  two top 10 finishes this week including the high score. In that game, he scored an amazing 10 runs in the 7th inning

Place Team Name Runs Hits Errors Total Bases Weekly Prize
1 JohnL 15 16 0 37 $10
2 maricic412 12 16 1 40 $10
3 CoreyW 11 17 0 36 $10
4 cow chips 10 16 0 31 $10
5 Creatures 10 15 0 26 $10
6 cow chips 9 14 0 33 $10
7 maricic412 9 12 0 26 $10
8 JohnL 9 8 0 21 $10
9 paperz 8 12 0 21 $10
10 ccdindc 8 11 1 31 $10

Season Standings

Cow chips takes over the season lead with 2 “top ten” finishes this week. Season standings are based on the number of Top 10 finishes in the weekly 9 inning game. Tiebreakers in order of precedence are Runs, Hits and Total Bases

Place Team Name Top 10’s Runs Hits Total Bases Season Winnings
1 cow chips 3 29 42 88 $30
2 JohnL 2 24 24 58 $20
3 maricic412 2 21 28 66 $20
4 Amanda 2 20 27 59 $20
5 ccdindc 2 17 24 61 $20
6 ChrisW 1 17 19 41 $10
7 LN 1 13 13 33 $10
8 CoreyW 1 11 17 36 $10
9 Darry38 1 11 13 36 $10
10 Creatures 1 10 15 26 $10

Here are the top 10 scores from this weeks 9 inning challenge. We had 123 games played 25% more than last week. ChrisW scored an impressive 17 runs but Amanda was the only person to put two games in the top 10.  

Just a reminder after runs the tiebreakers are hits and then total bases. All winnings will appear in players accounts once we are live with next update. Please be sure to invite your friends to this weeks games. 

Place Team Name Runs Hits Errors Total Bases Weekly Prize Season Winnings
1 ChrisW 17 19 0 41  $10.00  $10.00
2 LN 13 13 0 33  $10.00  $10.00
3 Darry38 11 13 0 36  $10.00  $10.00
4 Amanda 10 14 0 29  $10.00  $20.00
5 Amanda 10 13 0 30  $10.00  $20.00
6 cow chips 10 12 0 24  $10.00  $10.00
7 Punusher 10 11 0 23  $10.00  $10.00
8 PaulM 9 15 1 32  $10.00  $10.00
9 ccdindc 9 13 1 30  $10.00  $10.00
10 RandyJ 9 13 0 24  $10.00  $10.00

While I was traveling in Thailand and Vietnam more than a decade ago the locals would use the saying “same same but different” all the time. Originally I thought maybe the word “similar” was too difficult to pronounce. Then I realized this saying has its own meaning.

When you create something new people have a tendency to compare it to another thing they are familiar with. Fanamana Baseball is like that. Sometimes it is easier to explain what we are not.

  • We are not a traditional fantasy baseball league. There are great products to run your league out there and our little startup is not going to compete with the likes of Yahoo, ESPN and CBS Sports.
  • We are not a daily fantasy game. While relatively new, there are plenty of options out there to get your daily fantasy fix.  It is big business. If they don’t go the online poker route, I predict it will be a bigger business than traditional fantasy leagues in a few years.
  • We are not a predictive app. If guessing the outcome of every event in a single game for points or rewards is your cup of tea, there are some cool new apps out there. MLB has a licensed app with PrePlay. There is also FanCake  by Kwarter who worked with TBS last playoffs.
  • We are not a social second screen app. Countless choices here. All are fighting a battle Twitter has already won IMHO.

We combine elements of all four of these with one special ingredient they all lack. Fanamana Baseball plays like baseball. You know the game we all know and love.

The frustration of having the bases loaded with no outs and not scoring. The gratification of a come from behind win. The excitement of a walk off home run. These are moments that will happen everyday in Fanamana Baseball.

Remember when Joe Girardi pinch hit Raul Ibanez for Alex Rodriguez in game 2 of the 2012 ALDS. That is what we have the others don’t.

So please play, offer feedback and help us design this new type of fantasy-ish daily-ish predictive-ish game. Call us what you want, my response will be “same same but different.”

Another Month in the books so here are some updated season statistics. There are only 3 players are hitting above .300 this season.  I know we promised this last month but soon these statistics will be available in the App.  Trust us we are working on some cool stuff.

Batting Average (min 100 AB)

1 mikeC .314
2 JohnL .311
3 Randyj .309
4 StevenM .298
5 LisaW .279

Runs per 9 innings (min 7 games)

1 AngelZ 8.14
2 BJ 7.34
3 JohnL 7.33
4 MDBadger 7.11
5 StevenM 7.07

Total Runs

1 cow chips 202
2 ccdindc 116
3 yoyoyoyoyo 107
4 bty88lic 95
5 CoreyW 80