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LAMANNA’S BASEBALL BULLETIN (LBB), in our 32nd year, is a Strat-O-Matic Baseball newsletter devoted to assisting SOM Baseball managers in evaluating every card in the SOM card set. All of the LBB ratings and LBB player evaluations are published between the end of the baseball season and opening day at the SOM Game Company.

The LBB card projections, for fielding, stealing and card chances, are a must for confident drafting and trading before the cards are available. Then, the New Card Rating issue gives you all the actual rating numbers! Get the information that the other guys in your league aren’t telling you about, because this is their edge for trading and drafting against you!

Feb. 12, 2017:  Two omissions from the Rookie Draft List.  These numbers match up to the rookie list in the LBB Draft Guide which is slightly different from the list posted on this site.

Jan. 24, 2017:  I am sending out the Draft Guide on late Friday night.

If you have a problem where you don’t get your issue: I am sending it as a BCC (blind carbon copy) with multiple attachments via gmail.  Some servers view this as junk, spam, trash and do not let it through at all.  I email all of the issues within 5 minutes of one another.  I set it up as drafts and that way everyone gets the issue at the same time.  If something goes wrong and you do not get the issue.  Contact me at JLamanna16@comcast.net .  Don’t reply to a gmail address.  I may not see it the way that the replys come in from the BCC email.  Usually, when I re-send it one at a time through comcast, it will go through.  The BCC has even more limitations on comcast, which is why I use the gmail.

Jan. 21, 2017:  updated rookie list with the “current” top 100 from the draft guide.  This list is subject to change in the actual draft guide.

Jan. 19, 2017:  I added a link with the pick-off numbers with the good lead.  No password needed.

Jan. 18, 2017:  Last night I learned that there was an omission in my numbers. The pickoff in the good lead was missing for every player. I have new files for pages 1-34 and the hitters list. I will send it with the draft guide or earlier if you email me requesting it. Sorry for the trouble.

Jan. 13, 2017:  The Card Ratings issue was emailed out this morning. I have a correction for page 30.  The home run column for the Tampa pitchers is the same as their POW column.  It’s a copy and paste error on my part.  The correct numbers are in the alphabetical pitcher listing.  I’ll have to re-send the issue but I may wait a few days.  If you are in dire need of the page to print, email me and I’ll send just the one page to you.  Here are the correct numbers for the HR column:


Cal and I were on the same flight to Baltimore last year.  When I went to Camden Yards, I saw Chris Davis hit his 40th!


Don’t try to log into the Word Press software, that’s for me only! The only password protected pages are the links on the left of this home page.

The classy Tom Glavine took the time to pose with me and Terry!