Crypt Keepers: Welcome
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|2012 COED LEAGUE STANDINGS|
|2||A & E||7||4|
|AS OF 11/13/2012|
2011 Co-ed CHAMPIONS!
A&E clinched the season championship on 11/10/11 by beating swat 16-1 and claiming its first championship. Congratulations to all those who played with us this year and making it a successful season.
|COED LEAGUE STANDINGS|
|A & E||12||3|
|AS OF 11/11/11|
We finally beat SWAT!
A milestone was reached as we defeated the league's best team for the first time all season. The players that played that game are the default best players on the team beacuse they did what no one else could do.
Photos are up on the facebook page
photos of the beatdown of swat are on the facebook page? Don't like us on facebook? Then are you will just have to imagine the photos. Want to stop using your imagination? Then look above to find out how to revel in all that is A&E softball.
How important am I to the team?
It is called Vorp, and this is a statistic you wil have to figure out for yourself because I don't quite understand it yet. However, it is the best statistic in baseball/softball to determine how great you are for the team.
The currency of baseball is the out. There is a finite number of outs that a team can make in one game, and it is almost always 27 (or 3 outs/inning * 9 innings/game). A player consumes these outs to create runs, and at the simplest level, runs and outs are the only truly meaningful stats in baseball. Outs are calculated by simply taking at-bats and subtracting hits, then adding in various outs that don't count toward at-bats: sacrifice hits, sacrifice flies, caught stealing, and grounded into double-play. Runs may be estimated by one of many run-approximation methods: Bill James' runs created, Pete Palmer's linear weights, BaseRuns, etc. Baseball Prospectus author Keith Woolner uses Clay Davenport's Equivalent Runs in the calculation of VORP. Armed with runs and outs (for the player and that player's league), one can finally calculate VORP. Critics of VORP take issue with where the formula's arbitrary "replacement level" is set. Many equations and methods exist for finding the replacement level, but most will set the level somewhere around 80% of the league average, in terms of runs per out. There are two exceptions to this, though: catchers, who shoulder a larger defensive responsibility than any other player in the lineup (and are therefore more scarce), have a replacement level at 75% of the league average. At the other end of the defensive spectrum, first basemen and designated hitters must produce at a level above 85% of the average to be considered better than "replacement level," since defense is not a big consideration at either position (it is not a consideration at all for the DH). Therefore, to calculate VORP one must multiply the league's average runs per out by the player's total outs; this provides the number of runs an average player would have produced given that certain number of outs to work with. Now multiply that number (of runs) by .8, or whatever percentage of average the replacement level is designated to be; the result is the number of runs you could expect a "replacement player" to put up with that number of outs. Simply subtract the replacement's runs created from the player's actual runs created, and the result is VORP.
How do I get around the website?
If you want to see when our next game is click on the game link on the top of the homepage. The schedule has been released so you can also click on the Calendar tab on the top left of the website. From here it will open up a calendar view showing all past present and future games, practices and the like. You can also click on the schedules tab on the second from the left middle section of the top of the website. This page will give you the games that gave and will be played. If you click on the individual game it will give you the game stats. If you want weekly roundups, it will now be under the weekly news tab. The rest of the website is pretty self explanatory about pressing a tab and going to that specific part of the site. If you have questions or want to keep updated on the site without actually going to the site, then email firstname.lastname@example.org your email address and he will send out a newsletter keeping you updated on all things Crypt Keepers.
How were the Crypt Keepers formed?
They were formed when five friend's and a brother in law were playing a pickup game amongst themselves at the Bayard Field off of US1 and Bayard Rd. After nearly getting shot with a stray bullet from the local Rooster Bar, Tim Rollins had an epihany and decided to start a softball team for the next season in the Fall of 2006.
Can I be a Crypt Keeper?
If you are extremely good, then yes you can. We are not a great team yet, but we already have enough terrible players on our team, so you have to be good for us to even care enough to know your name. Not very good? Then you must be extremeley wealthy and able to sponsor us. If you can sponsor us, then you can play every inning and play any position you want. Heck, we'll even let you bat twice an inning if you want.
Tuesday, March 22
After much deliberation, it was decided to put weekly roundups in weekly news. This came about because it would be easier to keep everything together instead of having to search for all the information. So now the weekly roundup will be bunched together with the weekly power rankings.
Wednesday, March 30
IMPORTANT! Please read message from the league commissioner
Monday, September 19