FIRSTLY let me just say that I was not entirely sure we would get this thing up and running again, nor am I entirely sure now, but damned if we shouldn’t give it a shot. I have several reasons why:
1- I need to prevent the BackdoorSliderZ from winning a third championship in a row.
2- Brian has KIDS you monsters, don’t make him do it.
Okay that’s all I have for now BUT, I’m sure there’s more. On to the important league matters, and I’m gonna go bold on this one because it seems to be a concept people are struggling with:
WE NEED TO DECIDE WHO THE FUCK STILL WANTS TO BE IN THIS THING BEFORE WE TRY AND PITCH OTHER STUPID SHIT…..
……Really can’t stress this enough. T’s article below, while I don’t recall all of what it said and don’t feel like re-reading it, was mostly horseshit and is irrelevant at this point in time. Equally irrelevant is people acting like we need to be putting out “feelers” in January as if we are going to be asking people if they want to go on a mission to Mars in April. I would need like two weeks tops advanced notice on said mission and that’s only because I’m a professional. This ain’t that deep.
ERGO, I’m proposing NAY demanding that everyone takes a little time andthinks long and hard about if they want to continue to be in this fantasy baseball league and then makes that clear to me (Omnipotent Blog Deity) whether or not you’re in or out. And I’m proposing nay demanding that happens by 01/20/20 cuz look how pretty that is and also:
SO I need to hear from everyone basically that they’re in by MLK Jr. Day, and once we determine who ain’t we can move forward filling those slots and thennn getting to all the other either necessary or (more likely) unnecessary “fixes” people are proposing.
This league has been kinda sorta mismanaged for I don’t know five years now, just throwing a number out there. I’m more than happy and in fact PREFER to not be “the commissioner” but the reason one exists in leagues is to avoid all the wishy washy bullshit we sometimes allow because everyone’s prone to acting like teenage girls…
AND YET, we can pull it together once again. The league can be a beautiful thing, you don’t have to let it consume you but you can have some fun with it, KIT with the fellas over it, break up the minutiae of all your terrible children’s birthday parties that I get dragged to with it.
But not until you fucks decide if you’re in or out. And I say that largely referencing a few folks that I plan to reach out to directly, because I know there are currently plenty of us in regardless (unless this post full of MLK quotes strangely inspires them to decide otherwise). And Doch is on the list of people I consider to be in and no I’m not implying he’s racist (he’s not at all) and might change his mind due to all of these MLK quotes but it IS kinda funny how life worked out that way, isn’t it?
But yea Doch said he’s in last night and I believe him, and I’ll take the baton and also say “HEY I AM IN GANG.” I am not going to allow it to ruin my life the way some of you act like it ruins yours when BABIP doesn’t break your way in a given week but HEY I’M IN LET’S DO THIS THING. Let The Seans lead you all forward.
ANYWHO, nothing moves forward until we get our full 10 owners sorted out (SHAME we can’t expand to 12 really, Mike and I once talked dreams of 12….
but baby steps) and so I’m giving everyone like two weeks to figure out where they’re at. I’ll inquire with those I think may be out or on the fence but, like, fuck….. we’re all fucking adults here, nobody is going to be begging anyone to stay or indulging hissy fits that shit is embarrassing you should feel embarrassed. Be fucking adults for ONCE in this GODFORSAKEN LEAGUE.
I have a dream that we can. And maybe we can’t, and honestly we probably can’t, and honestly I hope that random Youtube video is right bring on that fucking asteroid 12/21/20 let’s do it……
But UNTIL THEN, let’s have a fantasy baseball league. Let’s not unravel before Shane’s basketball league flatlines, that shit would also be embarrassing.
BACKYARD CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE CONTENT JUST TO MAKE THIS POST NOT ME YELLING AT EVERYBODY THE ENTIRE TIME:
I made a comment in the chat last evening about getting back to “the good old days” where the team with the best roster didn’t win shit, meaning back when Odom/I used to win, and it got me the thinking. Let’s take a look at where everyone’s rosters ended up on the ole player rater and see if the numbers BEAR out. Chances are they should but this shit is H2H so who the fuck knows.
-We’ll be using the 2019 Player Rater and tabulating the # of players each team had with a score over 9.
-I know I know there’s some inherent flaws to the Player Rater system (CGs come to mind) but it’s a good barometer for the league.
-I know I know some players changed hands I don’t give a shit, looking at the current rosters I can see.
-I know I know where the fuck did 9 come from WELL it came from the fact that Doch made Kolten Wong a free agent and he was an 8.85. As always, blame Doch. ON TO THE LEADERBOARD
1 — Ocean Gate Fishing Club (9-8-1): TWELVE players above 9 (from Shane Bieber 19.54 to Michael Brantley 9.14)
2 — Lacey Township BackdoorSliderZ (17-1): TEN players above 9 (from Justin Verlander 20.24 to Zack Greinke 10.56)
3 — RMac’s Periods (10-8): TEN players above 9 (from Christian Yelich 18.06 to Javier Baez 9.33)
4 — Barnegat Banana Slugs (7-10-1): TEN players above 9 (from Trevor Story 15.26 to Yuli Gurriel 9.20 [whom I believe got passed around like a cheap whore])
4 — Rojo’s Renegade Force (7-10-1): EIGHT players above 9 (from Rafael Devers 14.88 to Elvis Andrus 9.27)
6 — Lakehurst Leviathans (6-12): EIGHT players above 9 (from Starling Marte 12.89 to Max Fried 9.38)
7 — Astoria Isotopes (8-10): SIX players above 9 (from Mike Minor 13.53 to DJ LeMahieu 10.44)
8 — Island Beach Bears (8-9-1): SIX players above 9 (from Ketel Marte 15.85 to Max Muncy 9.08)
9 — River City Fightin’ Margs (6-9-3): FOUR players above 9 (from Xander Bogaerts/Bryce Harper 12.57 to Matt Chapman 9.32)
10 — Odom’s Asterisks (7-8-3): THREE players above 9 (from Mallex Smith 11.31 to Jose Ramirez 9.65)
TURNS OUT things were sorta like “the good ole days” in some ways after all. HUH.
(except Doch is in the league now)
(He Must Be Stopped 2020)