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How to set up a quick game day thread
« Topic Start: April 05, 2015, 05:40:58 PM »
Nats2Playoffs has a helpful suggestion on how to set up a quick game day thread if there is less than 1/2 hour before the game.  This is not a standard format for all threads.  If there are tips for more elaborate ones, post that here too. But for now, if we get into a situation where we don't have one up and it is late, use this one.

Thanks.

The easiest way to create one this close to first pitch:

1. Go to Mark Zuckerman's excellent Nats Insider:
http://www.natsinsider.com/
2. Click on Read more > on his headlined Game # for this game:
http://www.natsinsider.com/
3. Copy and then paste from the team names down to the last lineup position.  (You can even add the umpires now.) It has broadcast information, time of game both lineups, and weather.
4. You can even right click and copy his photo of the ball field.

To post one earlier, grab the daily lineup from Rotowire:
http://www.rotowire.com/baseball/daily_lineups.htm

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Remember to have 4 days rest between GDT starts, just like the pitchers.

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Re: How to set up a quick game day thread
« Reply #1: May 08, 2015, 05:45:22 PM »
nats2playoffs advises:

You omitted this one, probably because they had the game date in the link in 2014. Baseball Press changed that for 2015, no dates in the link now:

Baseball Press is my favorite lineup source, because they number the lineups 1-9, show R-L, and the position:
http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups

Baseball Press or Rotowire will have the lineups much earlier than Mark Zuckerman's Nats Insider, probably hours earlier.
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Re: How to set up a quick game day thread
« Reply #2: April 05, 2016, 03:15:24 PM »
Migrated for 2016 :thumbs:

nats2playoffs advises:

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The two links with daily lineups still work, and should remain.

Baseball Press is my favorite lineup source, because they number the lineups 1-9, show R-L, and the position played:
http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups

Daily lineups from Rotowire:
http://www.rotowire.com/baseball/daily_lineups.htm

The Nats Insider link now sends people to MASN. Chase Hughes made a similar GDT post for Opening Day 2016, but without as much detail and without the field picture previously provided by 2015 Nats Insider's Mark Zuckerman, now with MASN too.
http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/nationals/