Who is in Blue Jays Broadcaster Mike Wilner’s celebrity Isolation League and what hidden multi-season team league format are they using?


“Hey everybody! I started a baseball simulation league with some of your favourite (I hope) baseball reporters, SN personalities and stars of stage and screen! We’re using some of the greatest teams ever that didn’t win the World Series!”

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Mike Wilner (centre) in Blue Jays broadcast booth interviewing Mike Cieslinski 


Isolation League site:
https://www.dynastyleaguebaseball.com/League.aspx?OrgID=117737

Isolation League members:
Mike Wilner Blue Jays Broadcaster Sportsnet Canada, 1985 St. Louis
https://www.mlb.com/bluejays/team/broadcasters

Ennis Esmer Actor, 2001 Oakland  https://blindspot.fandom.com/wiki/Ennis_Esmer

Thomas Moffett Musician, 2001 Seattle  https://www.instagram.com/tommoffett/?hl=en

Jason Rozon Sportsnet 590, 2001 New York (A)   https://twitter.com/rozon590?lang=en

Michael Ferrin MLB Network Sirius XM/Diamondbacks Broadcaster, 2002 Arizona https://www.siriusxm.ca/hosts/mike-ferrin/

Josh Goldberg Sportsnet 590, 2004 St. Louis https://twitter.com/jgoldberg12?lang=en

Joe Siddall Blue Jays Broadcaster Sportsnet, 2006 Detroit https://www.mlb.com/bluejays/team/broadcasters

Eric Smith Raptors Broadcaster Sportsnet, 2010 Philadelphia https://twitter.com/eric__smith?lang=en

Kaitlyn McGrath The Athletic,  2015 Toronto  https://theathletic.com/author/kaitlyn-mcgrath/

Scott MacArthur Sportsnet, 2015 Chicago https://twitter.com/ScottyMacThinks

Paloma Nunez Actress Comedian, 2016 Toronto https://www.palomanunez.com/

Ryan Bondy Broadway Actor, 2017 Los Angeles (N) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2Timj-4A48

Sarah Langs MLB.com  2018 Los Angeles (N) https://twitter.com/SlangsOnSports

Pat Smith Writer/Producer, 2019 Los Angeles (N) https://twitter.com/thepatsmith

Ann Pornel Comedian, 2019 New York (A) http://annpornel.com/

Sandy Jobin-Bevans Comedic and Dramatic Actor, 1962 San Francisco
https://lifewithboys.fandom.com/wiki/Sandy_Jobin-Bevans

Nate Corddry Actor, 1982 Milwaukee https://mindhunter.fandom.com/wiki/Nate_Corddry

Ken Davidoff Columnist New York Post, 1984 Chicago (N)  https://twitter.com/KenDavidoff

Paul Lee Filmaker, 1986 Boston https://www.cfmdc.org/filmmaker/1189

Shi Davidi Columnist Sportsnet, 1988 Oakland https://twitter.com/ShiDavidi

Aaron Abrams Actor/Producer, 1994 Montreal https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1378320/

Scott Carson Sportsnet, 1996 Atlanta https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1378320/

Mike Shaw 1996 Cleveland

Arden Zwelling Sportsnet, 1997 Atlanta https://twitter.com/ArdenZwelling

Nick Dika FanGraphs/Musician, 1997 Seattle  https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/author/nickdika/

Alyson Footer MLB.com, 1998 Houston https://twitter.com/alysonfooter

Dan Shulman Blue Jays Broadcaster Sportsnet/ESPN, 1998 Atlanta  https://www.mlb.com/bluejays/team/broadcasters

Ben Wagner Blue Jays Broadcaster Sportsnet, 1998 Chicago (N)  https://www.mlb.com/bluejays/team/broadcasters

“We wanted to do something to keep some sort of baseball going during the lockdowns, and you can follow along at the Isolation League site here: https://dynastyleaguebaseball.com/Standings.aspx?OrgID=117737…

Again, we’ve picked some of the all-time best teams that never won the World Series. Talk to us about it with:” #IsolationBaseball

Isolation League Hidden Play Format
If you are a veteran player of DYNASTY League Baseball Powered By Pursue the Pennant, you might be wondering how was Mike Wilner able to create a private league with teams from multiple seasons?  The answer is a backdoor way that was brought to my attention by Peter Ingemi the Commissioner of several Private Leagues.

I don’t recommend trying to set up your own Private League with this multi-season team selection format unless you are an experienced Commissioner.  Keep in mind this format is not supported at this time, but is a future project.

So here is the hidden backdoor access:

1) Click on Leagues and select Create Private Draft League button.  The season you select should be the default 2019 season (we have not tested this with any other season).

2) After completing the league set-up, save and advance to the Commissioner Page.  In the bottom right you will see the green header ADD COMPUTER TEAM. Click Add Computer Team button.

Add Computer Team

3) Click the Add Computer Team button (you can add a friend to take over the team later).  You can now use the Year and Team pull down buttons to select ANY team from ANY season in entire DYNASTY League Baseball Powered By Pursue the Pennant season library.

This allows you to create a Private League consisting of teams from different seasons. Now here comes the WARNING after selecting a team and BEFORE clicking the OK button. The WARNING is that you MUST click the Auto-fill check box for EVERY team you select for your league. FAILURE to do so will create an empty roster for the team you forgot to click the Auto-fill check box and you will have to DELETE your league start all over creating a new league. Mike Wilner learned the hard way on his first attempt creating the Isolation League.

4) After adding all your teams and then building your schedule and finalizing your schedule you will have created your League Page which gives you access as Commissioner to each Team Page. Your last step is to click on the Team Settings button for each team and add a year prefix to the Team Name field so that you can identify different Boston teams from different seasons for example.

NOTE: This hidden access even though created in the Private Draft League Play Mode is NOT designed for Draft Leagues.  Again, this is a future project for multi-season players in a Draft League format and it NOT supported at this time.

Twitter accounts of the Isolation League members:
from the baseball world, and #Raptors voice
@Eric__Smith

From the comedy/acting world we have starts like

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