Dodgers’ OOTP 21 simulation season update

Things weren’t going particularly great for the Dodgers’ 2020 season in the Out Of The Park Baseball 21 simulation. Four of the eight regulars were hitting worse than .235 and people (in the comments section) were calling for the firing of virtual me and Dave Roberts.

When I tried to simulate the next series so that Cody could write up the results, they had split a series with the Cardinals, making them 6-7 and everything was awful. Then, when I went to save the results, there was an error. I’ll spare you the gory details, but suffice it to say, I was livid after hours of trying to fix whatever inexplicable thing happened that destroyed my game. Several installs and re-installs didn’t fix things. Luckily, my wife’s capable laptop is running the game. As such, the simulation can resume, but in version 2.0. I have re-simulated everything through yesterday, and things are going much better now!

The Dodgers are now 6-3 on the season. Justin Turner is having an uncharacteristically powerful beginning of the season (1.147 OPS, 4 HR) and the Dodgers haven’t demoted Brusdar Graterol to Triple-A Oklahoma City for whatever reason they previously did.

Anyway, so we’re going to continue the simulation for now. If it craps out again, I don’t have another computer with which to do this, so here’s hoping things go better this time around. Also, I probably wouldn’t have the desire to do it again, honestly.

So, that’s the update. I wish I didn’t have to restart this. I didn’t really care that the Dodgers had gotten off to a slow start. I really didn’t care for the game breaking so much that I can’t even get it to launch on my computer anymore. But these are weird-ass times, and the fact that this didn’t go smoothly is so very me — and the Dodgers.

About Dustin Nosler

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Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.