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HEY MEN! It's the 128th Annual WBL Winter Meetings on the ISLE OF MAN!

Discussion in 'OOTP Discussion (Out of the Park Baseball)' started by Mr. Radpants, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Mr. Radpants

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    Come to your senses….come to the Isle of Man!

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    The WBL Winter Meeting Committee would like to invite GM-Owner-Managers men and their family and friends to the 128th annual WBL Winter Meetings on THE ISLE MAN!

    What's on the Isle of Man besides the United Kingdom King's Single A team, the Isle of Man Men? Well, natural beauty of course!

    The beauty of the Isle of Man ranges from rugged coastal cliffs to rolling moorland to wide flat plains and sandy beaches. Explore on foot, on two or four wheels, or on one of our fantastic heritage railways, just do it with a friend GM! You’ll enjoy our Island playground and being in the great outdoors, whatever the weather!

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    Not into nature? No worries, man! Check out the 11th-century seaside fortress ruins of Peel Castle, or the huge medieval castle with many stairs, Castle Rushen!

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    Or take the Steam Railway and enjoy the scenery!

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    A joint collaboration between the Winter Committee Meeting and the WBL Commissioner's Office, the Worldtopia Baseball League and their affiliated parties will gather at the 127th annual meetings for a week filled with seminars and league and organizational meetings.

    For six event-packed days, the host hotel will bring together front office personnel, trade show exhibitors and job seekers, all under one roof. Throughout the week, a number of notable events fill the agenda, including the Baseball Trade Show; the WBL Job Fair, presented by the ULG; the Banquet; the Bob Freitas Business Seminar & Workshop Series; the Awards Luncheon; and the Gala. This year's breakout sessions include:

    Recruitment 101: @Reel and @Mr. Radpants corch visiting NCAA Online League owners on how to recruit new owners to their league.

    #GOATSZN Peace Accords: @doh and @Mr. Radpants present Kang and Norman their GOAT plaques and let bygones be bygones.

    Editing Time! As this Winter Meetings was rushed to the press due to impatient owners, we call upon the @Brick's boss for some post-release cleanup!

    Increasing Workplace Engagement: Experts from the Harvard Business Review visit to motivate league owners to carve out five minutes a day.

    Do Sim Fans Have Rights? This panel discusses GM @doh's price hiking and what it means to the league and sim society as a whole.

    And a live screening of a new film:
    ESPSim Presents 30 for 30: The Last Days of Wolfmad

    In 2044, a young baseball GM named Wolfmad came to Kabul, Afghanistan. Over the next few decades, he became an owner-corching legend. Wolf delivered two national titles to a war-torn country that worships the game, earning a reputation as not just a baseball genius, but a very mad leader who equated hard work and discipline with success. And yet, there was another side to that success. In April 2072, Reel E Weird, a producer for ESPSim, began reporting a story investigating why three GOATs left Wolfmad's program over the prior two years. Nearly two years later, the 30 for 30 film "The Last Days of Wolfmad" is the previously untold behind-the-scenes story of that investigation and all it produced - a chronicle of accusations, denials, and discoveries; riots and death threats; a smoking gun video; and the fall of a corching legend that ragequit over a harmless joke. Directed and narrated by @Reel, it's a tale about success, power, abuse, anger, a disappearance, and ultimately, a search for truth about why he was so mad all the time.
     
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  3. Mr. Radpants

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    Congrats to @NML and his MEN for being the first minor league team to host the Winter Meetings.

    The committee will be doing an audit to see which WBL cities have not hosted. I've got Seoul, Lisbon, Moscow, Amsterdam? Did Buffalo get one?
     
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  4. Travis7401

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    I'm pretty sure Buffalo had one and we got a bunch of Yankee fan fic about GALNET. He was weaving an intriguing story, but then Norma killed him.
     
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  5. Orlando

    Orlando Well-Known Member Utopia Moderator

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    The best part about the winter meetings thread is guessing which typos are intentional.
     
  6. OU11

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    Glad I can take part in the off-season this year
     
  7. Yankee151

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    Buffalo had one, I copy pastaed it onto my team thread because it set the lore for the metropolis

    Anyways, I feel very Manly at this event so great choice

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
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  8. Karl Hungus

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    FA open now?
     
  9. Soonerfan09

    Soonerfan09 Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
     
  10. Yankee151

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    yessir

    Also, file is fine for you guys right? Just making sure since I had to re-install and all that
     
  11. Soonerfan09

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    Yeah, it's fine for me.
     
  12. Mr. Radpants

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    The file isn't fine for me. 5 players that didn't get voted in just got OTTO'd into the Hall? Or did they all get elected? I thought no one was voted it.
     
  13. OU11

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    I also thiought no one was voted it
     
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  14. Mr. Radpants

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    THIS IS AN OUTRAGE
     
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    Sure, post it up
     
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  17. Mr. Radpants

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    Woah, fleece alert
     
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  18. Travis7401

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    Where is @bruin228 when you need him, he would have selected that dum dum with the first overall. He definitely fits the archetype
     
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  19. Orlando

    Orlando Well-Known Member Utopia Moderator

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    Wait, what?
     
  20. Mr. Radpants

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    Exactly what I wrote. Congrats to ur boy.
     

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