2012 Baseball Products Announcement

Dear Strat-O-Matic Community,

Welcome to 2012! I would like to thank all of you who helped make our 50th Anniversary year such a memorable one. We look forward to many more exciting, fun-filled years of Strat with you.

There are several important announcements I would like to make in regards to the upcoming year.

I am thrilled to announce that Wednesday, January 18th will be the first day to place pre-orders for the new baseball products, and Strat-O-Matic Opening Day will take place on Friday, February 10th. As always, all are welcome to line up outside the Strat-O-Matic warehouse in Glen Head, NY on that day to be the first ones to receive the new baseball products. The door of building #42 will open at 12:00pm. Those who come to pick up their games in-person will be in for a special treat, as they will be the only ones to own the new products for that entire weekend. For those who do not come to pick up their orders in-person on Opening Day, regular shipping and E-Delivery of the new baseball products will begin the following Monday, February 13th on a first come first serve basis. All orders to be picked up on Opening Day must be called in to our office at 516-671-6566, not placed through our website. Orders placed through the website may not be picked up on Opening Day. All Opening Day orders must be placed, finalized and prepaid by credit card by Wednesday, February 8th.
As this will be our first Opening Day with E-Delivery, to clarify, all new Windows games and/or season rosters will be available for pre-order online, though the authorization codes and downloads will not be issued. On February 13th, all of the new Windows products that have been pre-ordered will be unlocked over the course of the day, giving everyone access to the new Windows products on the first day of shipping. Those who show up at Glen Head on February 10th for Opening Day, however, will be able to have their E-Delivery unlocked that day (if they have purchased any new Windows products). The two new seasons this year are 1958, and of course, 2011. Both seasons will be available as board game and Windows products.
To recap, here is a timeline of events leading up to the release of the new baseball products:
Wednesday, January 18th: First day to place pre-orders for all new baseball products.
Wednesday, January 25th: First day to place orders for pick up on Opening Day.
Wednesday, February 8th: Last day to place orders for pick up on Opening Day.
Friday, February 10th: Opening Day at Strat-O-Matic. E-Delivery items will be unlocked for all customers who show up to Glen Head.
Monday, February 13th: Regular shipping and E-Delivery of all new baseball products begins on a first come first serve basis. All E-Delivery items will be unlocked throughout the course of the day.
I would also like to announce that we are renaming our computer products and simplifying the order options. Veteran gamers will note that in some cases we have lowered prices and in other cases raised them. This will be just the second time in the history of the company that we have increased the price of our Windows products. I can assure you that the rebranding of our Windows products and alteration of our price structure was a well thought-out decision that takes cost, market expansion, and numerous other factors into account. One of the changes is that “Upgrade” computer products/pricing will no longer be offered. It is our strong belief that a simplified and uniform list of products, in conjunction with a revised price structure, will help us continue to build on the great momentum we have established from our 50th Anniversary year. While the pricing on some of our Windows products has increased, it is important to keep in mind that with the implementation of E-Delivery, there is no longer a shipping fee for Windows products. As a small token of appreciation for our loyal customers, we are now including the Team Play By Play files with every order, previously a $5.50 option.
As was established towards the end of 2011, all Strat-O-Matic Windows products will continue to be distributed via E-Delivery. For those who would like a CD-ROM of the game as well, a CD can be shipped to you for a $10 surcharge.
Here is the lineup of new baseball products and pricing for 2012:
New Board Game Products

2011 Baseball Cards: $37.75

2011 Baseball Cards & Additional Players: $52.00

1958 Baseball Cards: $39.95

Strat-O-Matic Baseball Current Edition: $48.50

New Windows Products
(formerly known as CD-ROM Baseball)- based on the 2011 season

Strat-O-Matic Baseball 2012: $39.95

Strat-O-Matic Baseball 2012 (Game with Card Image): $57.95

Strat-O-Matic Baseball 2012 (Game with Cards): $58.50

Strat-O-Matic Baseball 2012 (Game with Card Image & Cards): $65.50

1958 Baseball Season Roster: $23.00
(Note: you must own Strat-O-Matic Baseball 2012 to use the 1958 roster)
Please also note that “Upgrade” products will no longer be offered.

If you have any questions about our new products, pricing structure and/or timeline of events, please call our customer service phone line at 1-800-645-3455.
Wishing our customers all the best for our fifty-first year! And that just leaves me with one question… Did You STRAT Today?
Best Wishes,
Hal Richman
Founder & CEO
Strat-O-Matic Media, LLC
PS: Don’t forget to check out the new T-Shirt and bumper sticker on our website during pre-orders!