Ever since the internet became popular, more and more people got addicted with online gaming. Tons of online games scattered in the internet, with varying structure and theme that is sure to catch your interest whatever your gaming preference might be. However, those who are into sports had more fun in a different kind of online game – a fantasy sport popularly known as Baseball manager. But before we jump into what baseball manager game is, let’s get to know first what a fantasy sport is.
What is a Fantasy Sport?
A fantasy sport is a game played online wherein gamers compete with other fantasy owners by organizing a team that is based on real players and their statistical performance. It is also called owner simulation game, or rotisserie. Some fantasy sports you can find in the internet are baseball, soccer, cricket, and golf. According to statistics, more than 32 million people have been playing fantasy sport games in Canada and the US.
What is Baseball Manager?
Baseball manager has been around for almost 22 long years. It is one of the earliest and most recognized baseball fantasy games online. Operated and owned by GameLine, LLC, this game became well-known in the internet because of the positive reviews of players. It’s a very systematic game that will bring thrill and excitement to you throughout the season. Even its own developers, Affinity Sports, Synergenics Inc., and Trout Software, this fantasy sport has been “the most realistic fantasy baseball game online”. This game is developed to increase the awareness of people in the Major League Baseball, and of course, to maintain their interest in the sport. In order to win, players have to keep themselves updated of each of their player’s daily statistics and performance, upcoming pitching rotations, and changes in the actual lineup of players. You have to know if they were injured or benched in the actual game as it will affect your game too.
The Diamond Club
What made this game more fun and popular is the Diamond club. The diamond club is a bulletin board exclusive to those who play baseball manager. In this board, players can post questions and useful information. Other players can also interact with them. But to maintain peace and order, the diamond club has a major rule: abusive or offensive comments are not allowed. So, for almost 22 years, it’s been peaceful for coaches and players, both newbie and veterans. They exchange tips and tactics in winning the game. Special announcements are also posted here to keep members updated of what’s happening. They have separate threads for different leagues, a suggestion thread, polling place, and a bar and grill where they can talk about other things.
Different Games of Baseball Manager
BBM or Baseball Manager is a fantasy sport game that can be played at different levels, making it more fun to play compared with other fantasy sports.
- Ultimate BBM – this is the most challenging of all BBM versions. Those new to BBM are not advised to enter Ultimate BBM, since it has different system that needs expertise of the player. Also, this version allows the top 4 teams in each league to fight in the playoffs, where two winners will compete for the championship.
- Express BBM – this version has less options than Ultimate BBM, however, it has no restrictions regarding left-handed and right-handed matches. Mangers can even choose players from National and American League, or even a combination of both (known as All Universe). About 162 games can be played in the Express league.
- Lightning BBM – Lightning, as its name implies is quick and finishes off fast. You will only get to play 27 games in this league, so it is considered as spring training by many. Those who are new to BBM can try this out since it is free and easier to play than Ultimate BBM. This version can also help them familiarize themselves with the rules and system of this fantasy sport.