Alrighty fellas, it’s getting down to the wire so I’m putting out a public appeal for more players. For the past couple years I’ve been GM for an always entertaining Fantasy Baseball League. It’s mostly comprised of family and friends and, just this year, a couple of my fellow card bloggers. For reasons beyond my control, I’ve had a couple players unfortunately unable to play this year. I can relate, my own life is equally crazy, but I want to keep the league running for those especially dull moments over the summer where there’s nothing to do but watch baseball anyway.
So, here’s my public appeal. I NEED two more players. Actually, I could live with just ONE more player and then create some sort of basement dwelling punching bag team so everyone would at least have a win or two, but two would be optimal.
Here’s the basics of the league:
- ESPN based
- Default, head to head scoring with minor tweaks (added bonus for things like perfect games or grand slams)
- Default ESPN rosters/rankings
- Rosters lock at first game of the day (instead of weekly)
- Full season schedule with playoffs
- No buy-in, fees, dues or cost
- Fun, low-key people who just enjoy baseball, no pressure
If you’re interested in playing in a fun, easy going Fantasy Baseball league, PLEASE let me know ASAP. Our draft is going to be Sunday afternoon. I need to fill at least 1 roster spot by then or I can’t have the draft. With two additional players it’ll bring our league to 8 teams, but if more people are interested, it can be easily expanded to 10 or 12, so don’t feel like there’s only a single spot. We can always get bigger, but I need a minimum to even bother with the draft.
So, Wes (aka: JayBarkerFan) was looking to sell off some old duplicates and base cards he had since he was planning a move in the near future. For a couple bucks and some postage I figured I couldn’t go wrong. I hadn’t traded with Wes before, but I heard nothing but good things and so we exchanged a couple emails. A week later, boom! Mega box on my doorstep.
So, as I’ve been catching up with posts, a huge yellow envelope pile has been accumulating on my desk. Apparently, while I was sick, I was buying things off ebay via my phone. The exciting part is that I was all dopey on NyQuil and Sudafed at the time, so I had no idea what was in these until I started ripping them open. After looking back at my Paypal transactions, I think I did pretty good for being barely awake, lol.
A couple weeks ago I made my first trade with a fellow Red Sox blogger. It was a blast trading some of my duplicates for some of his. Adam from Thoughts and Sox really put together a nice return package for me. I felt really bad after I pulled out all of my dupes only to figure out that he only needed about 20 of them for his checklists. But, 20 cards are still nothing to sneeze at (at least to me), so off they went. A couple days go by and I get a whole pile, probably closer to 100 in return. Adam was very very generous and I will definitely need to be thanking him (via cardboard) in the near future (and as soon as he lets us know his new address!).
As I mentioned (via photograph) in a previous post, my cure-all for sickness calls for the following:
- The Muppets
- Baseball Cards
Normally that plan works quite well. Regardless of it’s outcome this time, buying some cards did make me feel temporarily better last week. It also doesn’t hurt that I severely beats the odds for what should come out of a blaster.