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June 27, 2014

TTO Scoresheet Podcast

Chatting With Brian Dewberry-Jones

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss


This week, we were fortunate enough to get a chance to talk with Brian Dewberry-Jones. If you’ve played Scoresheet for any significant amount of time, you’ve most likely run across Brian, either as a leaguemate, a commissioner, or as the guy who runs the preseason mock draft and end-of-season tournament. And he’s also the person who decides how the orphan teams draft their teams. Brian obviously has years of Scoresheet experience in a whole host of capacities, so we learned a ton. He was also kind enough to write up a few good rules of thumb for running a league, which we are happy to share:

Six Keys to Being a Good Commissioner

1) Start with good owners. This doesn't mean just baseball knowledge but also emotional maturity. Having someone who gets ticked off easily will likely lead to a "situation" later on. My best source for owners has always been referrals followed by recruiting from the scoresheet-talk (where I know many of the potential owners already)

2) Be organized. Make sure that the rules are documented and available. If a problem has a procedure to be handled it will lead to less friction than if it is being handled on the fly. For example, if there is to be a trade veto, set up how it done before the situation arises.

3) Communicate. Listen to your fellow owners. Don't be afraid to admit that you're wrong.

4) Be humble. If you are involved in a dispute, always rule against yourself. A couple of times, I've found it better for the league for me to NOT be commissioner after a sticky situation was resolved.

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