The Yanks and ‘stros both come off of hard 5-game ALDS series in Game 1 of the ALCS.
The Mets and Reds kick off the 1999 League Championship Series.
The Divergent League 99 postseason rolls on, and we’re into the League Championship Series. A quick reminder on where we stand:
- In the NLDS The New York Mets defeated the Montreal Expos 3-0
- In the NLDS the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in 5 games.
- In the ALDS the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox in 5 games.
- In the ALDS the Houston Astros defeated the Detroit Tigers in 5 games.
That means our NLCS match-up is the Mets .vs. the Reds and our ALCS match-up is the Yankees .vs. the Astros. Our first games broadcast tonight at 3:00pm Pacific, starting with Mets .vs. Reds Game 1 on the Official Divergent League YouTube account.
The Commish is also posting all postseason games from here on out as an audio-only podcast, available wherever you get podcasts.
Today’s game is Mets .vs. Dodgers, taking place on August 6th 2023. The game premiers live on YouTube at 12:00pm Pacific!
Today on the 4th of July 2023 we’re watching the 22nd of July 1999! AL East division rivals Boston and Toronto do battle as the second half of the season begins. Watch on YouTube.
The 1999 Home Run Derby is tonight, July 1st! See who takes home the crown this year in the battle of the bammers. The participants this year are:
- Vladimir Guerrero – Montreal
- Chipper Jones – Toronto
- Ben Greive – Oakland
- Mark McGwire – Detroit
- Manny Ramirez – Cleveland
- Sammy Sosa – Chicago Cubs
- Mike Piazza – New York Mets
- Greg Vaughn – Cincinnati
Watch along on our YouTube channel.
* denotes player-controlled team
Yankees 56-39 *
Red Sox 56-40 *
Blue Jays 55-42 *
Tigers 56-41 *
White Sox 41-55 *
Astros 55-40 *
Mariners 51-47 *
Mets 54-42 *
Expos 47-50 *
Reds 59-37 *
Cubs 43-53 *
Diamondbacks 59-37 *
Dodgers 51-45 *
Giants 50-45 *
Divergent League doesn’t stop at the Player Draft, we also do a second pick for the bottom 20% of teams in the league by win % at the All-Star Break. This year the 3 Hardship Draft teams are:
- Chicago White Sox
- Chicago Cubs
- Montreal Expos
The managers of these teams will be able to pick any player from any non-player controller team to add to their roster, starting immediately after the All-Star Game. It’s going to be an interesting last half of the season!
Our next game broadcast is set for Thursday, June 29th 2023 with the Texas Rangers taking on the Chicago White Sox. Watch along live on YouTube at 12:30pm Pacific time.
This will be the last game shown before 1999 All-Star Weekend, with the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game being broadcast this weekend, followed by the Hardship Draft.
We’re back! The Commish apologizes for the time dilation, there. But the 1999 season marches onward, almost a year after our last broadcast game.
The Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Cincinnati Reds this Tuesday, June 27th at 12:30pm Pacific / 3:30pm Eastern on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/@divergentleague and on RetroStrange TV at https://live.retrostrange.com.
The game will be archived on the YouTube channel if you miss the live broadcast but want to watch later.
Today, Sunday June 19th, Watch along with 2 games from the continuing 1999 season starting at 1:00pm Pacific time. I’ll be in the Discord server chatting and hanging out.
How to watch:
On Twitch at https://extrafuture.com/twitch
On YouTube at https://extrafuture.com/youtube
On RetroStrange TV at http://retrostrange.tv
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