We are a fantasy baseball league whose draft is scheduled for April 23. That's a little late, even for us. But given the spate of players going on the DL...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Team Names, League Thoughts, etc.


Giant Steps                     8.0 6.0 8.0 9.0 5.0 6.0 8.0 7.0 8.5 6.0 71.5
The Spotted Dicks          6.0 5.0 10.0 4.0 9.0 4.0 6.0 9.0 8.5 9.0 70.5
Hot Lunch                      10.0 10.0 9.0 10.0 3.0 9.0 3.0 6.0 4.5 5.0 69.5
Monroeville Zombies 4.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 2.0 10.0 10.0 4.0 10.0 10.0 68.0
Little Chi Chi                7.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 8.0 5.0 7.0 10.0 6.0 7.0 65.0
Lady Mandingo Calling 3.0 8.0 7.0 8.0 6.0 2.0 9.0 3.0 7.0 3.0 56.0
no way out                    1.0 9.0 3.0 7.0 7.0 8.0 2.0 8.0 3.0 2.0 50.0
the corwinators            9.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 10.0 3.0 1.0 5.0 1.0 8.0 42.0
The Aristocrats            5.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 7.0 5.0 1.0 4.5 4.0 40.5
Fiasco                         2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 17.0


Here are last year's standings, which are of interest for several reasons:

1) It was a fine tight race with four teams in contention up to the last several days. My recollection is either Brad or I - and perhaps both of us - could have tied Kevin if certain improbable but not impossible things had happened on the field on the last day. So in that way it was all that a season of fantasy baseball could be.

2) It was good to have Bob back. He is an ornament. His team was also a canary in the mine. As the A's faded, so his team faded. Maybe this year will be a mirror image. He'll take his clutch of shivering A's players home and put them under a warm blanket and feed them with an eyedropper and as their eyes open and their teeth come in, they and his team will rise. One hopes.

3) Mark is a performance artist. Kudos. Someday people will look back at Mark's early drafts as one might on the moment Karen Finley discovered that chocolate melts.

4) Team names are a study unto themselves. I change my team's name often, frequently more than once a year. This is both an attempt to be amusing and an act of superstition. Are Berger and Matt the only teams - other than the newbies - who have stuck with original names? I certainly will be coming up with a new name, a winning name.

5) Only Brad and Chris have accepted invitations to this wonderful blog. Accepting means you can post and news of new posts will be emailed to you. Hurrah.


1 comment:

KB said...

Indeed, I like my name. It may appear to honor the masterful album, only one of a quartet recorded by Mr. Coltrane for Atlantic Records, noted with a pun on the San Francisco ball club. Never discourage appearances, I say. But in fact it is a joyous paean to the Monkees, those sly head-trippers, who sang, "Take a giant step outside your mind." Thank you Carole King and Gerry Goffin.

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