Sad news, former Tout Wars participant and three-time champion Mike Lombardo has passed away. Mike played in National League Tout Wars from 2005-2009, winning the championship in 2005, 2007 and 2008. Mike was known for bucking the trend and spending more on catching and pitching than his competitors, with great success.
Despite leaving the industry over ten years ago, Mike was a welcome guest at the annual Tout Wars party at Foleys in New York City during draft weekend. Many of his friends enjoyed catching up with Mike at the event every March.
The Tout Wars board would like to express our heartfelt condolences to Mike’s family and friends. He will be missed.
First off, no Tout Wars teams won Doubt Wars this year. (You’ll recall that Doubt Wars is the league in which players draft team using TW draft prices + $1 in the preseason, and then see how those teams measure up to real Tout War teams. You can see the stats here.
And here are the standings.
DOUBT MIXED AUCTION
Congratulations to all the winners, who should send firstname.lastname@example.org their snail mail addresses so they can get their prizes, which will include some mags and books and memberships from Rotoman, Pattonandco.com, Mastersball.com, Rotowire.com, BaseballHQ.com and BABSbaseball.com
Industry folks, if you’d like to provide some Doubt Wars prizes, please get in touch with email@example.com.
See you next year for another season of Doubt Wars!
BaseballHQ did a five part series featuring Brent Hershey, Patrick Davitt, and Phil Hertz in the final weeks of their respective (Mixed Auc, AL, NL). Read them here. Part one | two | three | four | five.
Our friends at Baseball HQ are documenting their efforts to capture the title in several Tout Wars leagues. Each Monday and Friday, Patrick Davitt (AL), Phil Hertz (NL) and Brent Hershey (Mixed Auction) will share their thoughts on Baseball HQ. Here’s the link to the inaugural installment: