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It all started, like so many ideas in the Internet age, with a couple social media posts. “Queens, 2035: CitiField’s dimensions are now 150 feet in all directions. Mets are out-homered, 1,215-1,049, and go 79-83,” tweeted Emma Span, senior baseball editor for Sports Illustrated.
“I believe you CAN do that in @ootpbaseball,” replied Diane Firstman, who runs the blog Value Over Replacement Grit. (“It was mind-blowing in its dedication to details,” she wrote in her review of OOTP 15.)
As Firstman observed, you can do pretty much anything in OOTP, like creating The Clone Baseball League, home to four teams, each with 25 clones of one player: The Adam Dunns, The Dee Gordons, The Bartolo Colons, and The Koji Ueharas. (Read the article; it’s a blast.) And Astros County just announced an eight-team league consisting of nothing but former Astros players. (We hope they all wear those awesome 70s and 80s uniforms that looked like something off the box of an Atari 2600 game cartridge.)
But can you pretend the Mets have lost their minds and begun a project that’s, shall we say, much more ambitious than the one they started a couple weeks ago? Could they even make the playoffs? (Hint, hint: Check out the second sim.)
Let’s find out.