Holy crap two posts in one week?!
Quite. It’s real. Baseball has returned as has the Backyard and maybe even this blog? Formal announcements for a few things that you probably already know about.
The Rumors of the Retirement of Mikey T Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
As you’re all very well aware, I have used my wonderful skills of persuasion (how else would I have so many kids if I didn’t, amirite?) and we will see the return of Mikey T to the league after a brief, self-imposed “timeout” of sorts. Not only is he back, but I have secured the Isotopes also be returned to him by the graciousness of “The New Guy” Chris who will “definitely be in the chat” this year. And I have unceremoniously removed my second failed attempt at a brother in the league again and Chris will run that team.
Now that the National League has implemented the DH rule FINALLY, we will do the same. Starting this year, one of our utility spots will be converted into a DH spot. I have also reduced eligibility carry-over to 15 games so more are eligible to be placed there right away, with more quickly following once games get underway.
Killing Off Complete Games
You read that right. Sean CLAIMS to have pitched the idea before but I didn’t exactly have to convince anyone so DID HE?? ANYWAY…this year, it’ll be $20 of “dues” if you will. Half of that will go to Fantrax to pay for the site and half will go 100% to the winner of the Backyard Bracket. If it goes well, we can look into increasing it in 2023 if I have time to address that instead of saving the league AGAIN. The easiest way will be to send it to me since Fantrax wants to charge per transaction, (it’s 50 cents but come on) so I can pay it in one shot. And the prize money will be held via the Fantrax Treasurer that pays out automatically to the winner, so there’s no chance the shit bag commissioner runs off with it. The easiest way would be to Venmo it to me (@monkees19) and I’ll take it from there.
That’s…all for now? Stop making me do stuff and you won’t have to read these. Maybe WEEKLY RECAPS make a return? We. shall…see.