The Thanos Button
In response to the overwhelming feedback to my blog post about the Thanos Snap, I've added a "Thanos Button" to Baseball Mogul 2020:
Clicking this button randomly disintegrates half of the players in the database. It also eliminates half of everyone on earth, with corresponding adjustments to the population level of each team's fan base.
If you already own Baseball Mogul 2020, you can get access to this button by installing the patch for Version 23.07. If you don't have Baseball Mogul 2020, you can try out this feature in the free version.
6/23/2020 04:26:14 pm
Seems like a really interesting addition! It’s funny, sims don’t ever take into account the unknown or crazy event. This adds a different unique element. I’m a HUGE fan of the mogul games, but I miss them since I am only Mac now. I hope this can find its way to an app or to Steam to be available for Mac download.
6/23/2020 04:29:50 pm
This seems like a really fun idea. I'd love to see more disasters added. What happens to the Dodgers and Angels after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hits? How about global warming for those of us who play well into the 2000s? What if North Korea nuked Seattle? These could range from realistic to silly to totally outlandish, and would be a fun way to inject some variation and craziness so it doesn't feel like the same thing season after season (not that I mind that). No idea how feasible this is, but I think it'd be lots of fun.
6/23/2020 04:46:55 pm
If your going to do a Thanos button why not do a strike button as well.
6/23/2020 04:54:06 pm
That's sucha great idea!!! Or how about family dynamics! Like a player wants to move because a baby or family issues
6/24/2020 08:04:01 pm
A few years ago I had over half the players on my team and anyone I wanted to trade for all wanting to play with Joe Torre. It happened only once that every single player wanted to be with Torre. Maybe I should have tried to trade for him, my luck he would have said he wanted to play with himself too!
Gerald Ottenbreit Jr
6/23/2020 04:56:51 pm
What I would like to see is a feature added to the ability to export your team's stats at the end of the season that 1) includes the relevant stats of players you traded away earlier in the season, and 2) the team totals for all the stats (not just the individual player stats). I have the original Baseball Mogul, as well as Baseball Mogul 2017 and 2018.
6/23/2020 05:21:45 pm
The strike mode would be interesting, but it would be cool to have it as an option that it could occur as a random event. You could even have the economic model of the league change afterwards (salary cap, no arbitration, revenue sharing, etc).
6/23/2020 06:08:04 pm
I have been using the button even before it was added this year! Since I started playing BM a long time ago, I used it to eliminate a single player, Pete Rose, never liked him when he played and hated it when the Expos got him.If you look at his playing record, the last few years he was a player manager and penciled himself into enough games to break the hits record. The last two years the Reds finished 2nd place both times because they had a 30 hr hitter sitting on the bench! I go with Mantle's description of Rose, "If I hit as many singles as he did I"d wear a dress!"
N E Van Anden
6/23/2020 06:22:33 pm
The formerly real top level professional leagues did have a disaster plan (team or teams wiped out) figured out. It basically involved replacing the missing team via an expansion draft with the remaining teams limited to protecting a limited number of contracts plus a limitation on losses. This resurrrected team would pick up the leavings of the missing team.
6/23/2020 09:52:30 pm
In Baseball it's Rule 29.
6/23/2020 09:53:58 pm
▪ (iii) Service. Subject to paragraph (b)(3)(A)(i) above, each Club that is not a Disabled Club shall include in its list of available players for a Restocking Draft at least as many players who have accrued no less than 60 days of Major League service time as of August 31 of the season preceding such Restocking Draft as the Disabled Club lost.
6/23/2020 08:53:01 pm
What’s the point? Why don’t you work on shorter schedules, pitch out button
6/23/2020 08:58:17 pm
Would love to see a rainout and doubleheader mode added.
6/23/2020 09:30:20 pm
And be able to trade players during a double header! The Mets and Expos did that, a player played for the Mets and in between games he walked across to the Expos dressing room for game 2. He had been traded. I wonder if the Mets gave him time to change out of his un iform first! LOL
7/10/2020 03:26:43 pm
I am from Montreal and I didn't check this out before writing But Tim Blackwell was the guy if I remember correctly.
7/11/2020 09:47:26 am
Joel Youngblood, August 4, 1982.
6/24/2020 05:52:54 pm
And now we need an Avengers button to snap them all back into existence 5 years later.
7/21/2020 02:51:37 pm
There is... kind of. You can "Undo Thanos Snap" (replaces the Thanos button after you use it)... but the effects when I tried it were disappointing at best. I tried it with a new game and an expansion team (snap followed by expansion draft... talent really got spread out thin!) Played 5 years, then thought I'd try undoing the snap and seeing what happened. I thought either the players would be returned exactly as they were, with the same team/contracts/etc... or maybe they would all be added as free agents. Either possibility seemed a pretty interesting scenario to play. Instead, they were all returned to their original team (ok so far)... but on draft contracts... and even more obnoxious, all their abilities were wiped. I didn't go through and check every player, but every one I looked at was now rated a 58 (on the 50-100 scale), so the only effect was that everyone had a bunch of terrible players at the bottom of their rosters.
7/2/2020 09:27:47 pm
I replay the seasons over for the Angels. I wish I had the ability to reschedule a game when the real game gets rained out. A real life game can get rained out in June then not rescheduled till September which the roster can be totally different.
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