April 2014

30th Anniversary Pursue the Pennant and DYNASTY League Baseball Busch Stadium Tour Tournament event August 1-3


Join us at Busch Stadium August 1-3 for the celebration

Join us at Busch Stadium August 1-3 for the celebration

Thank you to all of the great fans of Pursue the Pennant and DYNASTY League Baseball for 30 fantastic fun years of playing!

Some of the history is captured at the DYNASTY League Baseball reviews and feature link where you can find the first review of Pursue the Pennant, New Board Game is a Fan’s Dream by Michael Bauman of the Milwaukee Journal.

We are celebrating 30 years of Pursue the Pennant and DYNASTY League Baseball during the Busch stadium Tour Tournament Express August 1-3 in conjunction with Baseball Prospectus Night at Busch Stadium.

If you have never been on one of the more than 20 Tour Tournament events that have been held you are in for an unforgettable and thrilling experience.  You can read about some of the previous incredible stories to be told from the Pursue the Pennant Tour Tournaments in the Spring 1991 newsletter.  A hurricane at Fenway Park, the lost George Brett folder, the miracle comeback on the Three Rivers express, the young titans battling in the Amtrak cafe car enroute to the Busch Stadium Express are just a few of many stories:

Spring 1991 newsletter page 1

Spring 1991 newsletter page 2

Details of the Busch Stadium Tour Tournament event are on the DYNASTY League Baseball Facebook page.

AT&T Park Express 25th Anniversary Tour Tournament group at the Willie Mays statue.

AT&T Park Express 25th Anniversary Tour Tournament group at the Willie Mays statue.

The Busch Stadium Tour Tournament leads off on Friday, August 1 from Union Station in Chicago with rail connections from Milwaukee (where it all began back in 1984), Detroit, Indianapolis and Toledo where we will board Amtrak’s Texas Eagle long distance train.

Tournament action in the Dome Parlour car on the AT&T Park Express to celebrate the 25th Anniversary.

Tournament action in the Dome Parlour car on the AT&T Park Express to celebrate the 25th Anniversary.

All of you native Cardinals fans in St. Louis we want you to join our group in St. Louis (check the bottom of this post for the St. Louis option)!

If you live in other parts of the country please contact us so we can help you connect into Chicago.

We’ll head to the Dome Observation car and begin our Greatest Team tournament with the DYNASTY League Baseball Board version.

I’ll be on the tour tournament event of course and will be skippering the 1985 Cardinals.  You’ll have your chance to play me with your favorite greatest team as well as all the other fans on the trip which will be some of the top competition.

On Saturday, August 2 we’ll head out to Busch Stadium for a tour.  On your behind-the-scenes ballpark tour of sensational Busch Stadium, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals, you will get to go places only the players and staff go including:

The Dugouts
Broadcast Booth

After the tour, we will attend Baseball Prospectus Night at Busch stadium:

  • Admittance to a private “meet and greet” with special guests and Baseball Prospectus personalities (including Jason ParksHarry Pavlidis, and Joe Hamrahi) 2 hours prior to game time
  • A question and answer session with industry guests and members of the St. Louis Cardinals front office (including Assistant General Manager Mike Girsch)
  • Ticket in section 265 at Busch Stadium to watch the Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers with Baseball Prospectus fans and staff
  • All kids 15 years of age and under receive a Cardinals backpack
  • A $15 coupon to be used toward a new Baseball Prospectus Premium subscription or your next Premium renewal

Game time is 6:15 PM.

Busch Stadium Express Tour Tournament includes:

- Greatest Teams tournament

Team selections are at this MLB.com News Blog:
http://mlblogsdynastyleaguebaseball.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/fenwaydugout096-thumb-400×271-11505911.jpgarchives/2009/04/new_greatest_teams_tournament.html

- Round trip rail fare Chicago to St. Louis

- Two nights Drury Union Station Hotel including hot breakfast just a couple blocks from Busch Stadium.

- Tour of Busch Stadium

- Baseball Prospectus Night (see above for everything included)

- Loge Level ticket to Cardinals vs. Brewers August 2, 2014.

Double occupancy: $398 per person

Triple occupancy: Subtract $46

Single occupancy: Add $179

Milwaukee round trip rail connection: Add $48

Busch Stadium tour and Baseball Prospectus Night only on August 2 for local DYNASTY League Baseball fans in the St. Louis area: $98

Space is very limited and will sell out.

Tournament Team selections on first come basis.

Deadline for reservations is April 28, 2014

Call 561-494-2711 or email orders@designdepot.com

See you in August!

- Mike

Private League Directory: Find a League to Join or Recruit New League Members


You don’t have to spend years trying to work yourself up the organizational ladder to the GM and Managerial seat – just visit the new DYNASTY League Baseball Online Private League Directory by logging in and clicking on the “Leagues” link and next the Private Draft League button.

Private League Directory:
If you would like to look  for a league to join you will see two tabs:

The first tab is “Leagues Looking For Players”.

The second tab is a listing of “All Private Leagues” which also displays the League Home Page for each league.

Private League Directory

Private League Directory

Each league listed has a “Status” (offseason, preseason or inseason) that is updated for each league automatically.

The “League Home Page”  for each league gives you a complete insight into the league.  At the bottom right of the League Home Page is the PAST SEASONS section, which show you the season history of the league.  If you click on one of the PAST SEASONS you can see the complete season, standings, stats and leaders for that season.

Commissioners Recruiting For New League Members – Allow Contact Commissioner Tool:
If you are a Commissioner looking to recruit new league members or acquire new friends for future league openings, you can now go into their Commissioner tools and “Allow Contact” to allow people to contact you about joining your league in the new “Leagues Looking For Players” tab.  When a Commissioner “Allows Contact” for people to join a league they automatically become friends so the Commissioner then has the option to invite them into the league.

Delete Friends Button:
One other new feature that was added was a “Delete” Friend button in addition to the “Block” Friend button.  The Delete button doesn’t permanently block the deleted friend and is a less harsh way to clean up your friends list than the Block button which prevents all future contact.

Edit League News Commissioner Tool:
Also new in the Commissioners tools is “Edit League News” that allows you to include information to both the public and your league members about the league.

 

 

 

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