SLPL 2021: The Epic Final Season Rules

Read below to learn the rules of the 2021 SLPL season.

Ownership and Trade Fees
  • Ownership fees are $100, which covers your $20 ownership fees and eight $10 trades. You will earn two free trades if ownership fees are received on or before opening day.
  • You can earn one free trade for each new owner you bring into the league, up to three total.
  • Once you pre-paid and free trades are expended, owners can make an unlimited number of trades at $10 per. Trades go into effect the day after the trade is submitted or payment is received, whichever is later.

How do I become an owner?
1. Submit your roster using this form by the first pitch of Opening Day, April 1, 2021.You will select ten (10) hitters for a hitting roster and five (5) pitchers for a pitching roster.

2. Pay your $100 entry fee. You must pay your entry fee up front. That fee will cover your $20 ownership fee and your first eight $10 trades. Go here to see your payment options.

How do I make a trade?
Use this form.

Trade Rules
On payment of your entry fees, you automatically have eight (8) pre-paid trades to use during the season.
  • You can adjust your roster as often as you need using this trade form until the first pitch of the first game played on April 1, 2021 without expending any trades.
  • A pre-paid trade goes into effect the day after you submit the trade. So, if you submit a trade using this form today, the trade will go into effect tomorrow.
  • If you don't use a pre-paid trade, you lose it. No refunds.
  • Trading ends at 11:59 pm Central time the evening before the final game of the Regular Season, which includes any playoff games to determine Division or Wild Card winners.

Additional Trading
After you have made all eight of your pre-paid trades (plus any free trades earned), you can make an unlimited amount of additional trades at $10 each. Each additional trade will go into effect the day after you have submitted your trade or the day after the SLPL has received payment, whichever is latest.

How do I earn free trades?
You will earn two free trades if you pay your entry fee in full before first pitch on the big Opening Day. You will earn one free trade for each new owner you recruit, up to three maximum. ("New owners" is defined as owners who have not been in the league during any previous SLPL season.)

How do I score points?
Points will be earned or deducted as follows:
  • Hitters earn 1000 points for every home run hit
  • Hitters lose 100 points for every K
  • Pitchers earn 100 points for every K
  • Pitchers lose 500 points for every homer surrendered

What's the Rube Clause and why should I care?
The Rube Clause can be summarized thusly: What Commissioner Rube Furrow says, goes. That means that, despite our best efforts to rule fairly, give payouts justly, and make sure league owners are happy campers, Commissioner Rube Furrow's word is the final word when it comes to any disputes, complaints, statistical anomalies, and payouts.

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