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July 05, 2005

Fantasy Baseball Update

We're a week away from the All-Star break, and i'm sure everybody's wondering how annika's A's are doing in annika's own fantasy baseball league, MLBloggers.

i suck.

Every other owner has been in first at least once. i've set a record for being in last place the most consecutive weeks.

Yep, pretty much all of them.

i drafted poorly. i built my team around Eric Gagné, who went on the DL almost immediately, came back briefly, and is out again. i got no runners except for Podsednik, with his sub-par offensive stats.

But that's only for starters.

i'm in the bottom three in the following stats: runs, home runs, runs batted in, stolen bases, batting average, on base percentage, wins, saves, strikeouts, earned run average and walk+hit ratio.

Yep, pretty much all of them.

i'm even behind Ted, who doesn't even like baseball. i'm way behind gcotharn, and he's never played fantasy baseball before. (In fact, gcotharn is in first place!)

Victor and Matt tried to help me out with some very generous trades, and yet i still suck. While Dawn and The Maximum Leader never make a roster change and they're beating me.

i'm losing to Paul, who apparently gave up his blog so he could devote more time to kicking my ass!

Even a Geek knows more about baseball than i do.

It's hard to believe, but i'm even losing to a bunch of Zombies and Rats.

Yes, as Charlie Brown said: Rats.

Posted by annika, Jul. 5, 2005 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: On The Blogosphere & Sports


The race is not always to the swift, nor the contest to the strong, but that's the way you bet.

Posted by: Casca on Jul. 5, 2005

I'm working hard to meet you at the bottom, though.

Which, if you weren't paying attention, almost sounds naughty.


Posted by: zombyboy on Jul. 5, 2005

fantasy football is even more fun. I am looking forward to Football season. I have a big HD tv and I got NFL total package HDTV from Direct TV. ITs gonna be so sweet.
My wife plans on visiting me in the living room a couple of hours each week.

Posted by: Kyle on Jul. 6, 2005

Accept the grim reality honey. How can you compete against adversaries who drink rat blood, eat nuclear waste, control human thought, breath fire and even regenerate?

Posted by: d-rod on Jul. 6, 2005

You might have noticed that I, too, almost never change my roster. Two children vying for daddy's attention: do I give in or go update my roster? Ehh, fantasy baseball loses out most of the time.

Don't worry about being in last. I have an almost unique ability to come roaring into the back. On the other hand, I'll bring beer when I come, so at least we won't be thirsty in last place.

Posted by: physics geek on Jul. 6, 2005

This is only my second experience with fantasy sports, the first being fantasy hockey a couple of years ago. I have no idea what's going on most of the time.

And it's not that I hate baseball, I hate what baseball has become.

Posted by: Ted on Jul. 7, 2005

Ted, for a while, the traditionalists at Major League Baseball were pondering putting advertisements on the bases.


On the bases.

My guess is that Bud "What Steroids?" Selig got an avalanche of hate mail because the idea died a quick death.

Posted by: Mark on Jul. 8, 2005