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This section will be used to pass along information on how the files work and the weekly changing of Commissioner & Franchise Files.  Or just about anything else that can come up throughout the course of the season.


(All Deadlines are Eastern Time)

Monday 8:00 AM — Franchise  Default  (Your Team Lineups & Rotation).  File Due From ALL  Managers
XXX = The Teams Initials.
## = The number of the file for the week.

Friday 10:00 AM – Weekly Commissioner Game Results file Sent to ALL Managers, (Shows results of the week & allows you to set your weekly Default for the following week.
## = The number of the file for the week.

This schedule will continue through out the season.
Note:  Games will be played as follows:

Monday – 1 Game Per Franchise
Tuesday – 2 Games Per Franchise
Wednesday – 1 Game Per Franchise
Thursday – s Games Per Franchise
Friday – 1 Game Per Franchise

You will have from Friday at 10:30 AM to Monday Morning at 8:00 AM to return a new Franchise File Default to the Commissioner Office. 



1 – Save the Commissioner File on your Computer.
2 – Go into League Manager Program.
3 – Click on League Play.
4 – Click Load Commissioner File
Choose the newest c-file, (C-47BG##.ALP)
      ## = The number of the file for the week.

See a message that says it was successful.

REMINDER # 1:  ALWAYS load the Commissioner Game  file BEFORE you set your lineups & rotation for the following week.  You should see Box Scores from the Previous Weeks games.

Please check your teams Status & see if any players are injured.
After you have reviewed your teams weekly Box Scores & Status – you should close League Manager & open Advanced Draft.

While in Advanced Draft – Open up your Franchise & Farm Team (CTRL-F).  At this point you can promote players to your Major League (27 Man Active playing Roster) or you can move players to your Farm Team (Non-Active Roster).

Close Advanced Draft & open League Manager again.  Highlight your team by clicking once on the first un-played game in the League Schedule.   With your team highlighted in blue, from the command line click “Lineups & then for team”.  From here please set your Batting Lineups & Pitching Rotations for the next 7 days.   Once these steps are done, please Create your Franchise File.

To create your F-File:
1 – In League Manager.
2 – Click on League Play.
3 – Click Create Franchise File
Make sure all four boxes to include Rosters, Farm Rosters, Lineups, & Rotations. Select your franchise’s teams so they are in the box to the left. Name your file,  (F-XXXD##.ALP)
     XXX = The Teams Initials.
     ## = The number of the file for the week.

Click OK.
See the message saying you were successful.
4 – Attach the f-file to an E-Mail and send it to the Commissioner.


(1) Rained out games are rained out for the series in which they occur.  No manager does anything to complete the series at that time.
(2) Rained out games will be rescheduled for the visiting team’s next visit to the home park in which the rain out occurred, it will be added as either another game on a rest day, or a 2nd game of a doubleheader.
(3) If no visits to the home park remain that season, the games will be made up on an off day for both teams at a later date during the season.  All games will be made up.
(4) If the teams don’t have any off days left during the season and if there is a chance they would affect the pennant race, please notify the Commissioners Office at once.  These games will be made up on the day(s) immediately following the completion of the season.  If this happens and it effects the pennant race the play-offs will be scheduled starting on the 2nd day after the completion of the regular season (two days off ).


The ONLY roster moves you should make are between your primary roster and your farm team.
If you make a trade between – you MUST NOTIFY the Commissioner Office. 

(1) Team Rosters will become 32+ men effective on or about April 1st of each season.  Playing rosters must be cut on that day by all teams to the following:
(2) Active Roster size will be 27  players during the season  The balance of the players will be on your farm team.
(3) Roster sizes will increase up to 40 players on Sept. 1st of each year in League Manager.
(4) No Un-Carded, Non-Carded Players or Draft Picks are allowed on your active playing roster at any point during the season. NEVER EVER.


(1) Trades must be reported by BOTH managers.  If I don’t get the E-Mail for ANY reason, the trade will not be effective, and will become official when I finally receive confirmation from both managers.
(2) Deadline for trades is (HELP ME OUT HERE)
(3) No trades effective after September 1 in League Manager. No Exceptions(HELP ME OUT HERE)
(4) Trades for draft picks can only be traded for the upcoming season.  No Exceptions, and please see the League Guide for Details on when a Draft Pick can be traded.
(5) Any misuse of the new rules will be dealt with harshly by the loss of draft picks or franchises.


(1) Use the Micro-Manager listed for the team on the MWBL Web Site located at:
(2) Do not use other Micro-Manager available because you don’t have the manager loaded.  Download it now.
(3) Micro-Manager selections listed by name for each team is posted on this site.  MWBL Managers must maintain these managers on their computers for league play.  When a game is started in League Manager, you should make sure the correct manager is selected for your opponent and then that Auto Manager is selected.

One final note.  Please do NOT remove the name of your Micro-Manager on the Select Manager, Rotation and Lineups screen in League Manager.  Also do NOT remove the Auto-Manager selection as checked.  If these are removed, League Manager will default to the top manager in the listing for your team and you may end up with a manager you do not like.  So leave Micro-Manager selection alone.  You can change to Manual when each game loads immediately prior to a game.


There is an Emergency Waiver Claim plan in the 47 if a franchise can’t make limits for this season..  The Emergency Waiver Claim plan is not designed to help anyone, and in fact will penalize those who haven’t prepared.  The plan will include use of emergency players and pitchers to cover injuries during the year.  Sometimes these can be devastating to a team, and the Emergency Waiver Claim plan should prevent any problems.

Is your team prepared?  Your team should have at least 6500 MBF’s for pitchers on your 38 man roster, and if you have at least 1250 PR for each position you are in decent shape. If you have decided to try to squeak by with less, you may be lucky or you may not!  The Emergency Waiver Claim plan will help everyone, but will be easiest on those who have prepared.

For All Managers:  If you do not have active two carded players at each position for each series, you may request the use of an emergency player from those unaffiliated players remaining on the disk.  These emergency pitchers will be any grade 3 pitcher or any 930 PR player at any position for your use during the emergency only.  As soon as your player returns from injury, you will return the emergency player to the pool and regain the use of your player.  Essentially your player goes on the DL for the duration of the injury.  You can NOT keep the player that you select, they will be returned to the pool upon return of your player.

All teams will be automatically allowed three such emergency players during the year.  You can’t use this emergency option unless an injury occurs.  The physical addition of the player to your roster will be done by the Commissioner upon your request, and the Commissioner will return the player to the pool at the conclusion of the injury.

Those teams that have saved enough MBF and enough PR for each position will be allowed additional use of emergency players as needed, though I don’t expect any will be.  Those teams that have not will be assessed a draft choice for the selection of more than 3 emergency players during the season., with the 8th pick being taken first.  The manager will lose that player after the duration of the injury.

Have fun!  Please call the Commissioner Office if you have any questions – or E-mail the Commissioner.