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Re: Fast Live Auction

Postby ramble2 » Sat Dec 13, 2003 12:15 am

Peter_Gammons_Replacement wrote:We did a live auction with an AOL IM Chatroom and it worked better than expected.

2 musts: 1) Get people with auction experience -- nothing worse than having newbies ask questions every 2 seconds and complain because they don't understand things 2) Have at least 2 people in charge -- an auctioneer and someone tracking $$.

If you get a bunch of mentally challenged people -- it won't work. As they aren't patient and their immaturity ends up shining through.


Is this a mock or a real auction? If it's a mock, then I don't see any reason to keep out people without auction experience - especially if they are hanging around this board. They'll know enough about fantasy baseball that they'll be okay. Even if it's real, I don't know about keeping out newbies. Okay, I admit it, I'm biased. I'VE never done an auction in all my years of fantasy baseball, and I'd love to give one a try.

I can't do it this weekend, but I'll keep an eye on this thread. I'd like to try out a live mock auction sometime this off-season. If the schedule works out, and there is a spot open, then I may try to join. Otherwise, I'll wait for another mocktion to get started.
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Re: Fast Live Auction

Postby swarmee » Sat Dec 13, 2003 12:29 am

nsulham wrote:Per Moose's request, moving it to 4 p.m. eastern is fine by me if it is with everyone else.


I'm in for the mock auction draft.
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Postby moose » Sat Dec 13, 2003 1:14 am

I thought this was a real league draft?

Not that it matters - I'm in either way.
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Re: Fast Live Auction

Postby bell » Sat Dec 13, 2003 1:17 am

nsulham wrote:Per Moose's request, moving it to 4 p.m. eastern is fine by me if it is with everyone else.

Hmmm....I might have to drop out because I work three hours after start time. I don't want to take the chance of it going longer and screw it up. I'll definitely let you know ahead of time tomorrow.
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Postby Jivedude » Sat Dec 13, 2003 1:26 am

Madison wrote:
BigLebowski wrote:only things I got on the schedule are White Russians and a little Rollin' with Mad.


White Russians are good :-) , but I don't get the Rollin' with Mad part. :-?


Rollin' as in bowling. Evidently you haven't seen The Big Lebowski.
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Postby Madison » Sat Dec 13, 2003 1:51 am

Jivedude wrote:
Madison wrote:
BigLebowski wrote:only things I got on the schedule are White Russians and a little Rollin' with Mad.


White Russians are good :-) , but I don't get the Rollin' with Mad part. :-?


Rollin' as in bowling. Evidently you haven't seen The Big Lebowski.


It went completely over my head. Lol. :-b Probably because today has geared around bowling 100% for me today. Had to tune it out when I got here and think baseball.
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Postby Peter_Gammons_Replacement » Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:51 am

My previous post has nothing to do with your league / mock draft / whatever you guys are assembling here.

I usually don't do mocks unless I have absolutely nothing else to do. Done 2 previous mock drafts (not here) and neither time was their any organization to it and was a complete mess. I figure the next time I'll do a mock, I'll be the one organizing it -- I don't want to waste my time or the time of others.

I'm not in the league / mock draft here. I was mentioning how our league does our live auction.
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Postby moose » Sat Dec 13, 2003 11:28 am

We can start at 3:30 instead of 4. I'm back then.


And we should easily get this doen in two hours anyway. ;-D
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Postby nsulham » Sat Dec 13, 2003 11:36 am

Wow this snowballed quickly :*)

Thought I cleared everything up but just in case I'll go over it again.

Mock draft, not real
5x5, not auction

If we can get 12, no matter who the people, we'll do it.

Again, this is a MOCK, not a real league draft. We'll go non-keeper, 12 team.

C
1B
2B
SS
3B
OF
OF
OF
CI
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Util.

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SP
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SP
SP
RP
RP
P

In order to keep it somewhat speedy we won't draft a bench.
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Postby kentx12 » Sat Dec 13, 2003 12:06 pm

I will be out till this evening so I wont be able to make it. If anyone would be intrested in doing one tonight I would love to participate in it.
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