|Summary: Not sure when your team will play its next game? Understanding the sim schedule will help you figure it out!|
1. The sim rate of your league.
2. The point in the season you're at.
3. The load on the server.
All leagues sim at 2, 4, or 8 games per day. Effectively, this means that a league's "calendar" will advance 2, 4, or 8 days for every real-world calendar day. (As a result, the real world calendar day is for the most part meaningless to CSFBL leagues.)
Sims run every three hours. The following chart shows what times leagues sim based on their sim rate.
|Time of Day||Leagues to Sim|
|12:00am eastern||2, 4, 8|
|6:00am eastern||4, 8|
|12:00pm eastern||2, 4, 8|
|6:00pm eastern||4, 8|
After the end of the World Series, all leagues will sim at 8 games per day until the end of the season. The end of the season (often called the "flip") happens on November 2 of your league's calendar.
In the past fifteen years, CSFBL has simulated over 33 million baseball games. Storing all those games, players, teams, statistics, and such results in a massive database (over 250GB). Further, simulating thousands of baseball games every day (the equivalent of about eight Major League seasons every day) takes lots of computing power. Top that off with the demands of the web site
Because of all that going on, from time to time, sims will be skipped. In most circumstances, sims will resume at the next three hour interval. In any case, if the sims fail unexpectedly, people are notified and will try to get things running again as quickly as possible.