Monday, April 24, 2006

From little league to Fantasy League

Ok, I'll be frank. I'm not a big baseball fan. Never have been. Probably never will be. When I was a kid, I played because that's what my parents had signed me up for after soccer season ended. Needless to say, I wasn't very good, but every once in a great while I would hit a ball that to this day has not yet fallen to earth. Unfortunately, it was the other 999 out of 1000 at bats that defined my youthful career. Couldn't hit a soft toss with a tenis racket folks.
Season after disappointing season though, my father would continuosly sign me up for little league just because his buddies coached and they needed more warm bodies. Once I was finally allowed to quit, I swore off baseball like a guy with a bad hangover swears off fat chicks. I was done with it untill one day I recived an instant message with a hyperlink.
My old buddy Dan "Danderson" Anderson and some other highschool cohorts needed another warm body. Being that there were no available fat chicks, I agreed to join their fantasy baseball league.
Having no idea what I was doing, or what had transpired in the MLB since 1994 other than a few brief facts about the Red Sox, I plunged into yahoo fantasy baseball with a reckless (red moronic) abandon. Listing my draft order preferances to all and any names that sounded vaguely familiar or baseball-ish. This included most of the Red Sox, plus Roger Clemens, some Yankees, Babe Ruth, Frank Thomas, Josh Becket, those two home run guys and Coco Crisp, who at the time merely had the coolest name in all of baseballdom.
Soon I was addicted, watching stats, rushing to catch a glimpse sports center, constantly checking my scores online and risind as high as second place in my league of eight! untill the all star break where I lost all interest. This year, I am back to square one. I know barely anythign about baseball with the exception of what I overhear from two meatheads in my Econ class.
So, as the manager of the prolific AHSFanball league "EnterTeamName" ers, I am making you all co-Underling managers in my quest to dominate those who actually know what they are doing!

Here is the lineup:

(Det - C)
@LAA 10:05 pm -/- - - - - - -
1B
(NYM - 1B)
@SF 10:15 pm -/- - - - - - -
2B
(TB - 2B,3B)
-/- - - - - - -
3B
(Fla - 3B,OF)
@ChC 7:05 pm -/- - - - - - -
SS
(LAD - 3B,SS)
@Hou 8:05 pm -/- - - - - - -
OF
(Sea - OF)
CWS 10:05 pm -/- - - - - - -
OF
(Col - OF)
@Phi 7:05 pm -/- - - - - - -
OF
(Hou - OF)
LAD 8:05 pm -/- - - - - - -
Util
(NYM - OF)
@SF 10:15 pm -/- - - - - - -
Util
(NYY - 1B)
-/- - - - - - -
BN
(NYY - SS)
-/- - - - - - -
BN
(Bal - C)
-/- - - - - - -
DL
(Cin - OF) DL
@Was 7:05 pm -/- - - - - - -
Pitching
Pos
Pitchers
Edit
Opp
Status
IP
W
SV
K
HLD
ERA
WHIP
SP
(Min - SP)
- - - - - - -
SP
(CWS - SP)
@Sea 10:05 pm - - - - - - -
RP
(Bal - RP)
- - - - - - -
RP
(Atl - RP)
@Mil 8:05 pm - - - - - - -
P
(SD - SP)
Ari 10:05 pm - - - - - - -
P
(Atl - SP)
@Mil 8:05 pm - - - - - - -
P
(Min - SP,RP)
- - - - - - -
BN
(NYY - SP)
- - - - - - -
BN
(ChC - SP,RP) DL
Fla 7:05 pm - - - - - - -
BN
(LAA - SP) DL

3 comments:

Lou said...

Love Yahoo fantasy baseball. Just started it this year.

Drew said...

Wow. You've actually got quite a team there, man.

You and Lou should probably make out over your fantasy teams.

Rick said...

lou-
definately and Insurance Runs league next year.

drew-
done and done