BBFL 2012

Saturday, February 18 2012 @ 11:16 AM EST

Contributed by: Gwyn

The BBFL is back for the 2012 season.

We have a full compliment of owners for 2012 and dispersal drafts are underway. The next thing is to look at the rules.

Rule Proposal Guidelines

1. One owner proposes a rule change or an addition/adjustment to a current rule.
2. Someone seconds the proposal.
3. The proposal is added to the list. If two or more proposals seem contradictory, I may combine them into a single multiple-choice question at the time of voting (as an example from 2004, we wouldn't have wanted separate proposals on how many teams to relegate). We'll just see how they develop.
4. Before you submit a proposal, please review the constitution to make sure youíre not covering old ground.

Remember, BBFL rules canít contradict Yahoo. For example, in 2005 the BBFL voted to require 100 or more at-bats to qualify for offensive wins (similar to the 25-inning minimum). I later discovered that Yahoo provided no way to implement that rule, so out it went. Rule changes on in-game play (for example, statistical categories) will take effect this year, but structural changes involving ownership will not take effect until 2013. Put another way, no new rule may take effect before Opening Day.

Also, if a proposed rule would create onerous administrative duties for the commissioner, the commissioner reserves the right to complain incessantly until the ruleís proponents give up.

Please us this thread to announce any rule change proposals or suggest any ideas.

Keeper Announcements
Keeper lists must be in to me by end of day on March 9th. I know this is barely only halfway through spring training so you can change your keepers up until March 16th to account for injuries etc. I ask them early as I have to enter them all into yahoo which takes some considerable time. The final deadline is the 16th, to allow everyone a few days prior to the draft to prepare knowing who is and isn't available.

Waiting List
Interested in playing? The Waiting List is currently empty although we don't currently have any teams availble this year, drop me a line at bbfl(at) and you'll be on the list if in-season openings occur this year or for next season.
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