An unbelievable regular season has just been completed!
Now the fun starts.
Who will be the Season 2 MOBL World Series Champion?
LINK TO MOBL SEASON 2 PLAYOFF BRACKETS
Here is all the information you need to start playing your playoff matches.
First Round Games are a do or die best of 3.
Second and Third Round Games are a best of 5.
League Championship and MOBL World Series are a best of 7.
We need to play this quickly.
Like super quick.
All first round play in matches should be played in the next 2 days.
Any second round match ups that are set should start immediately.
Get a hold of your opponents ASAP.
Just like the regular season you are to use a 4 or 5 man starting pitching
All rotations start fresh for the playoffs, there is no carry over from the
If you make it to round 2 the rotation does not reboot it continues.
Rotations will be recorded on your team pages.
The same game stats report is to be used for the playoffs
LINK TO GAME STATS REPORT
Unlike the regular season there are 2 team pages 1 each for the American and
LINK TO AMERICAN LEAGUE TEAM PAGES
LINK TO NATIONAL LEAGUE TEAM PAGES
The Team Stats Page has another link also
LINK TO TEAM STATS PAGE
I have what I think is a pretty good plan for Season 3 due to the fact that
San Diego Studios is bringing back a slim downed version of Online Leagues.
Wednesday night at 1000 PM EST I will introduce the method to the group.
There will be leagues using the 40 man rosters and leagues for all you
Diamond Dynasty lovers.
That is it for now get playing men.
I cannot tell you how important it is that we whip through this playoff the
new game comes out for early release in 9 days, full release in 13.
Any questions please ask.
Dear MOBL Team Owner,
SEASON 2 END DATE
Season 2 will officially end Sunday night at 1159 Pacific Standard Time.
I have added 1 additional day till Sunday.
SEASON 3 ONLINE LEAGUES
The new game early release date is March 13th.
Today we are supposed to hear the exact details from San Diego Studios how the
online leagues will work.
Season 3 will be fun and exciting, but I do want to establish one thing going
Some of you have done an outstanding job getting your games played and managing
Some have done alright.
A couple not so good.
Going forward I am not sure what the system will allow us to do with the Online
Leagues but I do know this:
Activity and will be the most important factor going forward.
I have many applications for people to play from our Madden and NHL
No doubt a % of these people will wash out and quit hopefully it is a low %, but
the history of online leagues are that people disappear or quit because they
cant handle losing. Our NHL leagues have grown to 8 leagues now because we
screen and weed out these types.
The same will hold true for the MOBL.
So if your not going to be actively playing your not going to be in the group.
I have watched everyone improve at the game this year, and no doubt there will
be a break in period to figure things out when MLB 20 is released.
SEASON 2 PLAYOFFS
As stated earlier for every game not played you will lose 1/2 game in the
standings, just as we did last season.
That being said you have 4 days to pump out as many games as you can.
For every un-played game played it will decrease your un-played games by 1/2
game in the standings.
I have posted on the standings page enhanced standings as of this morning with
1st round play in matchups.
LINK TO MOBL STANDINGS PAGES WITH ENHANCED STANDINGS
These could change dramatically if you are actively getting games these last 4
days or inactive.
It is very easy to be bounced into the play in brackets a dicey best of 3.
Second round matchups will be a best of 5 up until the World Series which will
be a Best of 7
We have a very short window to get the games played like 3 days per series
People that are AWOL will be disqualified so make sure you have set times to
play and to play the entire series not 1 game then cya later.
The final playoff pairings will be posted Sunday night as soon as they are
posted any play in series may begin.
Ask any questions you may have all I can say is play your asses off these last 4
I want to thank all of you that have taken part in season 2.
I think we have a great core group here going forward and hopefully when San
Diego Studios announces what they are doing with online leagues we will have a
clearer outlook on what we will do next season.
I have over 100 registration form for MLB so I am sure an additional 30 some
people will join our group so we can set up 2 leagues.
As far as this season goes, the season will end Saturday 2-29 night.
Playoffs will begin Sunday.
Like last season any un played game will cost you 1/2 game in the standings
so try to pump as many as you can out this last week.
I will be available as now that hockey is set up I have much ore time for MLB.
We have a great group of guys here and I look forward to the growth we will
have going forward.
The season will officially end on February 22nd at 1159 PST.
That leaves 44 days to get as many games in as you can.
The playoffs will begin immediately the next day on the 23rd.
The MLB 20 release date is March 17th.
The outlook for next season is as follows:
The website is getting a total redesign by our web developer Alex.
All stats entered will automatically update for each team as soon as you enter
There will be 2 leagues next season of Franchise/Versus.
One for above average or elite players, another for casual or average players.
In addition there will be a Diamond Dynasty Group.
I went through all of the forms of people hat have joined our NHL Leagues and
have 117 people that play MLB alone there.
If 40 of those join we will be in good shape.
In addition the Play Station MLB community continues to grow and will always be
a feeder system of new blood to the group.
If San Diego Studios drops the MLB17 servers like they did with the MLB 16
servers when 19 was released we will be off the charts busy for 20.
The outlook is bright for the MOBL.
Most of you were here from the start and I appreciate you being here greatly.
Lets wrap up this season with alot of activity and have a great playoff next
Posted December 12, 2019
We have two new fellows to the group.
Sky and Josh W.
Both are energetic and ready to play.
Everyone needs to start pumping out games, as we are looking at mid February for
a season end.
An exact date will be posted in January.
You need to be very active now as the Xmas, Hanukkah, and Festivius holidays
No longer will a game a week be sufficient.
So lets get in the chat and out of Diamond Dynasty as we want to finish this
We have tested this system out and it works great, but activity in any online
video game league is always the key.
I expect the MLB 17 servers to drop this year as MLB 16 dropped last year.
Of course we are all keeping our fingers crossed The Show adds back in Franchise
online play but the chances of that are slim and none.
So I am looking for an explosion in our group and we will be doing what we did
in NHL, setting players in leagues based on game play ability.
The superstars in one league and the average guys in another.
So lets go now and get playing.
October 26th, 2019
Dear MOBL Team Owners,
Congratulations to Jason The Season 1 MOBL World Series Champions
defeating the powerhouse Yankees and Steve C 4 games to 2.
Season 2 as you all know is underway.
Now that season 1 has been completed its time to turn up the game play and
lets get some games rolling.
Players that have been in the league at the start of the season should be
somewhere around the 20 games mark right now, give or take a few.
If your not, its time to get rolling, and actively look for games.
My goal is to have a deadline of the end of the year for the regular season
then a month of playoffs in January.
MLB 20 is scheduled to be released mid March so that will give everyone a
little off period for a few weeks.
Of course we are all hoping they put the Franchise mode back in for MLB 20
but I think it is very doubtful.
I am hoping to expand things to a Diamond Dynasty League also, in addition to
our current group.
If the MLB 17 servers drop which I have been told should happen I am thinking
we will be able to support 2 leagues.
The MLB 16 servers were dropped when MLB 19 was released, so rumor has it MLB
17 will be gone when MLB 20 is released.
We will see and play it as it happens.
Dear League Owners,
I have moved the draft onward, we await the Cubs Rockies Series with Cubs up
I am going out on a limb that the Cubs will advance, but we will see stranger
things have happened.
In regards to this Nick the Cubs owner has been available pretty much for 2
weeks, as Rob has had some things he is dealing with.
We have gotten to the point of the time it will take me to set up the site with
the schedule for season 2 is way past the time I have available the next week to
do so. That being said I have posted the schedule of the draft for next season.
DRAFT BOARD LINK
Please private message me your picks and I will try to update the server as fast
as I can, in addition make your pick announced in the chatroom.
Thanks guys if any questions please ask.
Dear MOBL Owner,
Not sure what you guys think but most of the games and series have been great.
Some really exciting games and a lot of the series have gone to the max.
As we grow going forward I think things will be much more exciting, remember we
are in still in our infancy, and MLB play starts to ease as Madden, NHL, and the
new FIFA games are released.
I am confident the MOBL will be an established group going forward.
The playoffs are moving. I can only put it as slowly but I am able to put
together a preliminary draft list.
What I am going to do is do what we do in our NHL Leagues.
That being once the final 4 is set the draft will be based on regular season
team record for the final 4 participants.
All other team drafts are based on your team record in the regular season and
when you were eliminated in the playoffs.
So we await the Astros/Yankees series and the Cubs/Rockies series to finish
hopefully by this weekend for the full draft.
For players that had 2 teams last season I used the team they had their worst
record with as a reward for double dipping.
This season once everyone selects a team we will allow others to select a second
team if they wish to do so in the opposite league if they are available.
Here is the current DRAFT
Please private message me on Groupme with your selection as players select
If you have any questions regarding the draft please ask.
DIAMOND DYNASTY TOURNAMENT
We will kick off our DD play with a tournament on October 1st.
If you wish to participate in the first MOBL DD Tournament please reply to this
That's it for now kids.
It was a very good first season and a good learning experience for me for what
works and what doesn't work going forward.
The playoff brackets are posted.
MOBL SEASON 1 PLAYOFF BRACKETS
There was a couple of ties even after using the 1/2 games played deduction for
The tie breaker was head to head, followed by higher win/loss %.
1st round or 2nd round(If Match up is set) playoffs may begin.
All rules are in place from the regular season including pitching rotation.
1st round games are a best of 5 with higher seed home for games 1-2 and 5 if
2nd round games are a best of 7 with higher seed home for games 1-2-5 &7
Please send me a private message on Groupme if you want to play season 2.
Changes will be a shorter schedule, and we will vote if we should change the
settings to Hall of Fame from All Star.
Please message me with your thoughts and comments.
Good luck in the playoffs.
Dear MOBL Owners,
The end of the season for the MOBL is this Sunday night at 1159 EST.
Playoff brackets will begin the next day Monday.
Once again I would like to review a few things and update you to where we are
As stated previously each player that was in the season at the start
of the season must have 50 games played minimum to be playoff eligible with a
1/2 game penalty in the games back column for every game not played at the 68
games played level.
For players added late in the season there will be some adjustments
made to this minimum, based on an individual basis.
So 4 days to get your games in!
Dear MOBL Team Owner,
We are nearing the end of the season for the MOBL.
Once again I would like to review a few things and update you to where we are
The season slated to end on August 7th will be extended through that weekend
to Sunday night the 11th due to a couple of reasons.
My hospitalization has slowed me down a bit and I understand the NHL Beta is
out and people are trying out that game as avid players.
As stated previously each player must have 50 games played minimum to be
playoff eligible with a 1/2 game penalty in the games back column for every game
not played at the 68 games played level.
For players added late in the season there will be some adjustments made to
this minimum, based on an individual basis.
For players here the majority of the season this rule holds true.
The Cleveland owner Walt became unresponsive to requests to communicate and
in keeping with the Leaguesonline Leagues rules, when people do this or go into
what we call Ghost mode, and fail to respond to numerous messages on the play
station and they are on the console, groupme messages, and emails they get
All players who had un-played games with Cleveland got wins for the games.
I have been delayed setting up the Diamond Dynasty Mode as my web guy is on
vacation for another week in Slovakia. Once he returns I will get it set up.
Thats it for now get playing kids 2 weeks from today season ends.
I have come up with the formula for the end of the season playoffs,
The season will end in roughly 30 days on August 7th at 1159 PST.
Minimum of games played to be playoff eligible 50 games.
For every game not played between 50 and 66 you will lose 1/2 game in the
standings per game not played.
I talked this over with Steve and he agrees its fair to all.
I will be looking at each and every player in the league this next week and to
be honest with you all anyone not active will be getting the boot.
If worse comes to worse I will have players double up with teams 1 in each
So this is where we are at.
I am getting ready to set a deadline for
season end next weekend.
Please amp up your activity.
I have many registrations forms on hold from the PS Community.
The goal is to open a second league where we can separate people by ability
to make the games more fun and closer contests.
Once the playoffs are set we can pretty much open up league 2.
PLAYOFF FORMAT REVIEW
I want to review the playoff format so everyone is aware how the playoffs
1- All teams make the playoffs.
2- Top 4 teams in each league get a first round bye.
3-Bottom 8 will square off in a best of 5 playoffs.
Rotations for the winners of the bottom 8 will carry over to their first
round matchups against the top 4.
4-All series from that point on will be a best of 7 and rotations will carry
on from series to series.
Any questions please ask.
WEBSITE UPGRADE AND NEW RATED RANDOMLEAGUE
I am very happy so far with the way the MOBL is going.
Now I want to explain the next steps and time frame with where we are going.
If you are receiving this email you are sill considered a part of our group.
Some of you receiving this email had to abandon your league teams, due to real
life issues, or you were just not ready to play in a competitive league yet ,
and that is understandable to me.
You will be able to play in our new Rated Random League (RRL).
Please read this email so you understand the reasoning for the new Website
Design, and How the RRL works.
NEW WEBSITE DESIGN
What you see now is just the shell of our new MOBL website.
Please point out to me any broken links or pics that are not showing that you
may come across.
The Versus 1vs1 League is now designated name as Franchise League.
The site is built around drop down boxes for each mode of play.
Each main area is listed Franchise, Rated Random, and upcoming Diamond Dynasty
With the exception our Franchise Leagues it will be slow growth as any
recruiting from the community will be held to a minimum the next 2 weeks.
Basically you all understand how our Franchise League works.
All teams make the playoffs. Draft new teams at the end of the season.
The long term plan here is to establish a second group so we can have players
matched by abilities better.
Currently I am looking at establishing a deadline for this current season.
Once the groups NHL regular season ends this Thursday night I will have a good
view and will discuss it with the group.
DIAMOND DYNASTY LEAGUE
I am shooting around July 1 to open this league up where you will be able to pit
your DD team head to head against other MOBL members.
DD is very popular mode of play in MLB. People that play DD will probably join
our Franchise or play RRL also and requires limited amount of work for me so I
look forward to adding it to our 3 type of league play.
This way we will be rounding things out in a model similar to the NHL group.
RATED RANDOM LEAGUE
The MLB RRL wil have the same purpose as our NHL RRL.
#1 It is a league where you are ranked by amount of games played and an
Individual Rating that will change up or down based on your opponents Rating.
Everyone starts at a 1500 rating.
#2 It is a league.
The season is about 1/2 of a regular season so the RRL will continue on for
The schedule is listed with each starting pitcher for each team listed.
When 2 people agree to play a game we always play the next open game on the
The game gets Randomized to determine who is what team, the game takes place and
all thats put into the report is who played and the score.
Every game played will count in the standings for the team you played with.
Every regular season game you could be playing with a different team.
There will be a playoff, using the same format that the real MLB uses.
Once the RRL playoffs begin there will be a draft based of teams.
When a team is drafted the player drafting them will use that team throughout
To qualify to draft a team the following procedure will be used:
3 Division winners from each league and 4 wild card teams equals 10 teams total.
The 6 players with the most games played during the season will select 1 of the
6 division winners for the playoffs.
The 4 wild card teams will come from any other league members outside of the top
6 that qualify from a special play in tournament.
Once the playoffs are complete we will roll into season 2.
#3 Having a MLB RRL will allow us to also have a means of teaching new people to
MLB league play how it is played.
It will also allow us to evaluate people as to which Franchise League they are
placed in based on their game play ability.
In addition, it allows 2 people to play a game and work on their game play
So here is a step by step process of playing a MLB RRL game.
1- Two people agree to play a game.
2-They look on the RRL spreadsheet and see what is the next game to be played
and what the starting pitchers are.
Here is a link to the RRL spreadsheet, you will be receiving an email soon
allowing you access to the spreadsheets.
MLB RRL Spreadsheet
If using your phone (especially Apple Phones) you may need to download the Free
App called Google Sheets.
Once this is done and you need help editing just ask.
All player names on the google sheets is by PSN.
3-Then one of the players will go on the MOBL Random Website and input the
information into the Game Randomizer to determine who is what team.
Rated Random League Game Randomizer
When inputting names here regular names is fine like Player 1 Trev Player 2
After clicking Generate the results will post below the generator.
Paste a screenshot in the room for your opponent to see.
4-BEFORE PLAYING THE GAME PUT THE PLAYERS NAMES IN THE SCHEDULE/REPORT
We do this so the next 2 people will not dupe and play the same game.
5-Once the game is complete the winner should enter the score.
6-Wins and losses for the team you used will be totaled to their standings, your
individual rating will be updated, and your wins, losses, runs for and against.
At the end of the playoffs the MOBL Series Champion will receive a $50 PSN card,
Runner Up a $20 card.
Play as much or as little as you wish.
Playing as a top 6 games played person will get you a spot in the post season
Thats it for now guys I hope you enjoy the new website and RRL, I can answer any
questions you may have.
We have cut the league off now to new members keeping it at 24 for
With that being the case the playoff format is as follows:
Top 4 teams in each league will get a first round bye.
All other teams will play a Best of 5 first round.
All other series after the first round will be a best of 7 using the
2-2-1-1-1 home/away format.
All rotations for the 1st round will be used in association with the
All teams with a first round bye can reset their rotations to start
Its getting better but not quite there yet.
Currently, we have 2 owners each with 2 game Reportts that need to be
I will email both shortly concerning this issue.
I have asked both in private messages if they made a mistake and don't
have the stats we can reverse the information we have and get 90%
The problem I have is its been 4 days now for the one person, and almost
10 for the other with no response from communication.
Fair warning if this is not correctly shortly they will be removed from
As stated earlier, I am taking a hard line on this.
Not having both Reportts (winner and loser) makes posting the pages on
the site more difficult for me.
ReportTS NEED TO BE FILED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE GAME.
If people do not wish to do so then you will not be a part of this
Otherwise I think things are looking good for the MOBL towards the
future when we can get maybe a secondary league and split people up by
ability like we do in NHL.
Speaking of NHL, we are approaching about a month to go in the season
there and this weekend we have told all of the NHL players to make sure
you are available to play as much as possible as some people are behind
our NHL Target for games played.
Once the season is completed there will be a 2 month period of just some
general play in NHL over the summer so MLB will be the top focus.
Until then people playing both leagues are instructed to be actively
playing NHL especially if you are below the target of games played.
That's it for now kids,
As I said earlier some adjustments will be added to any rule changes and
you will be informed of them as soon as they are posted on the website.
Being a member in the MOBL requires you to do a game Reportt after every
This information was sent to everyone prior to the start of the season.
I am taking a firm stance on this and will continue to do so going
Going forward it is mandatory all game Reportts are posted immediately at
the end of the game.
If you forget and close the game Reportt off after filing you may use
your opponents information and file the Reportt reversing hitting and
If you do have a missing game Reportt talk to Trev.
Lastily, if asked for a Reportt and you failure to respond after a
reasonable period of time by filing the Reportt you will be removed from
the chat and/or the league.
Happily we have 22 current members in the group.
Ideally for this first season 24 would be the perfect number and the
league will be closed off to any new members until Season 2.
There is no doubt that we will be adding 2 more people to have an even
12 in each league.
In this scenario the playoff format will then have the top 4 teams
having a first round bye in each league.
I will update this as we go along.
A few words about the MOBL and where we are headed.
The Major Online Basebal League is part of the Leaguesonline.Net Sports
Video Game group.
The LON was started 5 years ago as a place where people could play
sports video games with mature individuals in structured leagues,
We started playing the EA NHL game at that time and have continued
tested out different methods of play.
Our goal has always been to get a larger group of players so we can have
multiple leagues and players are placed in them based on gameplay
Our NHL League now has 6 Versus Leagues, some EASHL play, and Ultimate
League is opening up shortly.
In regards to the MOBL we are at Phase 1.
All of you are good guys who like to play the MLB game.
Just like you I hate the fact that San Diego Studios got rid of the
online franchise mode.
NHL has gotten rid of it also and rumors are out there saying EA may do
the same in Madden.
The focus of these companies is on Ultimate or Diamond Dynasty mode so
that people spend money to but packs to get players.
That being said I think we have a good method of playing in a league
Some tweaks need to be made as far as getting the game closer to
As an example I believe we need to possibly go to Hall Of Fame settings
next season, as All Star seems a bit to easy offensively.
This is something we will look at once the season is completed. We will
monitor the situation, and ask you for your input at seasons end.
Currently we have 21 players in the group and are looking to expand to
24 12 in each league.
If you have friends now is the time to have them join in.
The registration form is on the website just give them the link and to
put your name down as a referral.
In closing, its all about having fun guys.
These early days remind me of when the NHOL started, but we have the
advantage of having a system in place.
We will test some new things like a Rated Random League (RRL) for
baseball also once the Versus 1vs1 League your in is set up.
Any questions please ask.
Season 1 is now officially open for play!
Please look over the Versus League Area on our website:
Everything is there, and if you see something that needs correction
please speak up.
Any error in editing can be corrected.
First of all this is not life or death, its a video game.
People will make mistakes, lets use constructive corrections instead
of taken offense about a misplayed bunt rule violation.
Also remember all teams make the playoffs.
Please consult the Rules
and Setup Page on how to invite friends, and what setting you need
to be at.
You cannot play against anyone in the league unless they are on
your there is no searching for names in MLB like other games.
They must be on your friends list.
Here is the link to the team owners PSNs, please start sending those
friends requests out.
MOBL MEMBERS LIST
I am waiting for 1 more person to sign up to make an even 20.
If additional people want to join I am capping things at a maximum of 24
teams 12 in each league.
If this season progresses well we can add additional players down the
Remember both teams must fill out the game Reportt, winners and losers.
THE GAME ReportT FORM
In order to look over your team schedule just click any team icon listed
on the page.
If you have any questions if I am not around just ask Anyone in the
chatroom to help you out.I should be around by noon Sunday, please
private message me any website errors on your schedule pages or anywhere
We will tweak some rule changes at some point, but a few of us have been
in MLB leagues for quite awhile and alot of these rules are standard in
the majority of MLB leagues.
WELCOME TO THE SHOW TOM!
Lots of new and old friends participated in a successful draft with a
few more people to add we are are looking good !
Please look for an email tonight/or tomorrow regarding Schedule and
IN OTHER NEWS
TREV WELCOMED TOM TO THE MOBL WITH A 5-4 EXHIBITION GAME WIN OF FAVORITE
TEAMS CUBS VS JAYS
RIZZO GOES YARD WITH A 2 RUN SHOT AND THREE RBI FOR
SEASON 1 DRAFT TONIGHT 10 PM EST
The random lottery for Season 1 took place last night and the
results for tonight's draft are at the draft link listed below:
SEASON 1 MOBL DRAFT LINK
If you cannot be in the Groupme MOBL chatroom at 10 EST please reply
to this email with a list of draft picks numbered down to your draft
Please do not have the 7th pick and send me a list of 2
If you are not in the draft room,and do not send in a numbered list
you will be given 15 minutes from the time you are listed as "On the
Clock" for a selection and dropped to the bottom of the list after
the 15 minutes.
Once the draft is completed teams will be assigned to a 10 team
league as we have 20 people.
I will try to keep teams in their respective leagues but if 11 teams
are selected from lets say the National League and 9 from the
American League then the 11th team will be placed in the AL.
All teams will make the playoffs.
The bottom 4 teams in each league will have a first play in round of
a best of 5.
All playoff series after that will be a best of 7.
Please look over the game play rules:
A new game play settings pic will be posted in a few hours with the
change of AllStar settings for Pitching and Hitting.
LINK TO GAME PLAY SETTINGS AND RULES
The rules here are used in the top MLB leagues throughout the world.
We will begin this first season using the All-Star setting for
pitching and hitting with a possible change back to Hall of Fame
Once the draft is concluded I will put together the schedule which
will be 4 games against your opoonents in your league 4x 2 at home 2
away, and 2 games versus opponents in the other league 1 home and 1
Once the schedule is completed I will announce in the chatroom, and
email everyone that the league is open for play.
That is it for now guys, I am sure you wil have questions please ask
on Groupme. I will be around most of the day and night.