Even with the revolving, pick-up-roster nature the Seamen will still operate within our pitching rotation and batting lineup rules. The Seamen roster functions independently of the other nine teams, so the rotation rule only applies to Seamen games played. Therefore, if a pitcher is unavailable for his team, he may still throw for the Seamen as long as he did not pitch 2+ innings in the previous Seamen game. Likewise, a pitcher may pitch a game for the Seamen and still be available when returning to his team. Sure, it could get a little messy, but this is the fun kind of mess to make! A decision on what to do with the tenth team for the playoffs will be decided as they approach and we see how things play out. If interest and commitment is found in enough outside players, the franchise could end up in their hands full time.
The Seamen will make their debut this Sunday at 6 PM against the Thunder Ducks at the Swamp. There is no uniform requirement while playing for the Seamen, obviously, but the color white, masks, costumes, flair, and various pirate accoutrement are optional, though heartily encouraged!
* Original name was found to be too "in your face".