Note: All deadlines are 10 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) or Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) depending upon whether Daylight Savings Time is in effect or not. For example, a Wednesday deadline means "Wednesday --- 10 PM EST, 9 PM CST, 8 PM MST, 7 PM PST."
|Monday||Commissioner sends out a "Commissioner's Default Instructions File" (file name example: C-ycl01d.alp) to each of the franchises for each upcoming series. This file includes roster changes for trades that will be effective for the upcoming series.|
|Wednesday||Each team makes appropriate moves between parent and farm club to 30-man active roster; designates pitching rotation, records at least one vs. RHP and one vs. LHP batting order for use in upcoming series; and saves "Default Franchise File" under the name for the corresponding upcoming series (example: F-***01d.alp [where the team's 3-character abbreviation is substituted for the ***]. Each team e-mails its Default Franchise File to Commissioner by the deadline.|
|Thursday or Friday||Commissioner assembles all of the F-files from each team and sends out a "Commissioner's Play Game File" with a file name like "C-ycl01g.alp." This file incorporates the rotations and batting orders submitted in each team's F-***01d.alp file.|
|Sunday||After loading the "Commissioner's Play Game File," the HOME TEAM managers then play all of the games for that series. They then create their "Franchise Game Result Files" with a name like "F-***01r.alp" and send it to the Commissioner as quickly as possible, but not later than the deadline.|
|Missed Deadlines||If any team's "Franchise Game Result
File" is not received by the Commissioner by the Monday night deadline, the
Commissioner will "sim" the series using the last-submitted "Default Franchise File" for the teams involved in the series.
If any team's "Default Franchise File" is not received by the Commissioner by the Wednesday night deadline, the Commissioner will incorporate the last-submitted "Default Franchise File" in his "Commissioner's Play Game File" for the upcoming series.
|Aliso Antelope||ALI||Lake Erie Legends||LEL|
|Altoona Curve||ALC||Louisiana Lashers||LAL|
|Aston Villa||AST||Marsdon Avenue Mudcats||MAM|
|Aurora Colt 44's||A44||McKenzie River Raiders||MRR|
|Bourbon Street Blues||BSB||Mustang Country Nighthawks||MCN|
|Buffalo Braves||BFB||New Guinea Pigs||NGP|
|Cooperstown Giants||CTG||River City Renegades||RCR|
|Dakota Desperados||DDS||San Antonio Toros||SAT|
|Fog City Sea Dogs||FSD||Schnick Sticks||SCH|
|Imperial Beach Bums||IBB||West Coast Men in Black||MIB|
This page was last updated 12/08/2012 05:51:30 PM by Warren Wool