February 27, 2004

Your attention please ... now available the SpoFi Fantasy Baseball League! (ID 157524) I've started sending out e-mails to get people signed in. If you haven't given me your e-mail addy yet, please put it in this link or send it to me at frazer_not_crane AT yahoo DOT com Our draft time is 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 11.

posted by wfrazerjr to navel gazing at 04:40 PM - 72 comments

my e-mail is in my profile

posted by jasonspaceman at 04:54 PM on February 27, 2004

mine's in my profile.

posted by jerseygirl at 05:14 PM on February 27, 2004

jerryp at alienskin.com

posted by NoMich at 05:19 PM on February 27, 2004

jerseygirl X corpse X jasonspaceman X dusted X 86 grum@work X jeffmshaw X bcb2k2 wfrazerjr X mbd1 trox X rocketman X jbou lilnemo X NoMich pivo qbert72 X djacobs dfleming X oliver_crunk X If you have an "X" by your name, you should have an e-mail waiting for you. If not, I could find an e-mail for you in SpoFi. Please e-mail me or post your addy here. Thanks!

posted by wfrazerjr at 05:20 PM on February 27, 2004

NoMich is down ... 14 in, six to go!

posted by wfrazerjr at 05:21 PM on February 27, 2004

jbou89 at yahoo dot com

posted by jbou at 05:39 PM on February 27, 2004

jbou's in!

posted by wfrazerjr at 06:18 PM on February 27, 2004

the 'topes are registered!

posted by jerseygirl at 06:28 PM on February 27, 2004

The Raleigh Z Boys are in. "'topes lose! 'topes lose!"

posted by NoMich at 08:00 PM on February 27, 2004

Three strikes (in Japanese), I'm in.

posted by jeffmshaw at 09:56 AM on February 28, 2004

Broken Arrows are locked and loaded. There is no trash-talk/comments section on the league site? That stinks! The other sports had one. How am I going to tell everyone that they suck? Because you folks know it's true. You do suck. The whole lot of ya! A bunch of suckers who suck.

posted by grum@work at 11:17 AM on February 28, 2004

Not only that grum, but trash talk and bad language can get you booted from the Y! leagues. Don't know if it really happens a lot but it is in the ToS. My e-mail is spence_mk1 At yahoo DOT com. Sent you an e-mail as well on it.

posted by pivo at 12:47 PM on February 28, 2004

grum, you have no idea what the word "suck" means. At least not until you see me sucking. That's right, I'm already out of the playoff hunt. However, I'm still gonna be above you in the standings. (how's that for trash talk? am I getting it right?)

posted by NoMich at 12:50 PM on February 28, 2004

grum try this one: You suck in three very specific ways. So Hard, So Bad, and Wicked Bad.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:56 PM on February 28, 2004

Wicked Bad Now if that isn't a classic Boston crack, I don't know what is! Even though I refuse to play this crap game, I do believe the trash talking will make the threads worth reading. Don't let me down, Grum!

posted by billsaysthis at 01:02 PM on February 28, 2004

its from one of my favorite SNL/weekend update skits wherein Derek Jeter hosted (good episode) and cast member and Red Sox fan Seth Myer did a Point/Counterpoint, "Derek Jeter Sucks; No I don't"

posted by jerseygirl at 01:18 PM on February 28, 2004

That SNL skit was VERY funny. Don't let me down, Grum! Don't worry. If things happen like they have the past two seasons in the hockey pool, I'll be on top by a large margin at some point and the trash talking will begin in earnest. But for now, I'll just stick to old stand-by taunts of:

  • "It sounds like a room full of vacuums in here, what with all the sucking from you guys." (basic)
  • "You guys have sucked so much that you've created a vacuum in this room and I can perform Galileo's gravity experiment in much the same way the Apollo 15 astronauts did on the moon." (advanced)

posted by grum@work at 04:02 PM on February 28, 2004

Oh yeah, bring on that ultranerdy, physics-based taunting. I'm lovin' it!

posted by billsaysthis at 08:02 PM on February 28, 2004

"Yeah, Moe. That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked, but they were the worst bunch of sucks that ever did suck. Sorry, Moe. Gotta go. My damn wiener kids are listening." - H. Simpson

posted by dfleming at 08:30 AM on February 29, 2004

pdx_davidj@yahoo.com i just want to beat jbou.

posted by djacobs at 02:29 PM on February 29, 2004

oh good, you're in. i was wondering if you'd play this year david!

posted by jerseygirl at 05:08 PM on February 29, 2004

I just want to get out of the last rounds of the draft without saying "who?" more than 50 times.

posted by dusted at 09:07 PM on February 29, 2004

wfrazerjr, I haven't received your e-mail yet so I sent one to your address.

posted by jasonspaceman at 05:33 AM on March 01, 2004

I dropped you a line as well. Thanks for setting this up.

posted by mbd1 at 08:02 AM on March 01, 2004

Sorry folks ... even a hermit has to get out of town occasionally (especially when there's a Hold 'Em game within three hours of my house). ;) As far as I can tell, I'm missing only three people 86, bcb2k2 and mbd1. At least, I think those are the only three I haven't e-mailed yet. We have 13 signed up for the league as of right now. Question: We can still adjust roster size up until the day of the draft. Is everyone happy with what we have? C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL Is that the same number we played with last year?

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:44 AM on March 01, 2004

i thought we had 2 DL's last year...

posted by jerseygirl at 08:59 AM on March 01, 2004

Two would be fine with me. Other thoughts?

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:09 PM on March 01, 2004

two DL's is preferred by moi, and yes, we had it last year, jersey. DJacobs, you aren't even a blip on my radar, you are like the Tigers and I'm like the Yankees, you will never beat me!!!! lol

posted by jbou at 01:09 PM on March 01, 2004

2 DL spots: Me likey.

posted by pivo at 01:26 PM on March 01, 2004

The bigger question is: Which of us is is going to do the weekly/bi-weekly updates in the lockerroom? I'm not HTML-skilled enough to produce those pretty looking tables, so I'm passing...

posted by grum@work at 07:29 PM on March 01, 2004

wfrazerjr, have you received my e-mail yet?

posted by jasonspaceman at 09:11 PM on March 01, 2004

Totally sweet!!

posted by rocketman at 08:39 AM on March 02, 2004


posted by djacobs at 08:56 AM on March 02, 2004

dj: at first glance, i saw your team as "Sun Park Superbras" fun stuff.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:20 AM on March 02, 2004

dj: at first glance, i saw your team as "Sun Park Superbras" Anna Nicole's in our league? Kick ass! She is SOOOOO hot! Jason, I sent it yesterday ... still nothing? And are we saying we want two DL spots?

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:30 AM on March 02, 2004

Jason, I just resent it ... hopefully it means we are square.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:32 AM on March 02, 2004

Anna Nicole's in our league? Kick ass! She is SOOOOO hot! time for the derail. Pre Trimspa or Post Trimspa?

posted by jerseygirl at 10:36 AM on March 02, 2004

thanks for the resend wfrazerjr, I just registered.

posted by jasonspaceman at 11:05 AM on March 02, 2004

time for the derail. Pre Trimspa or Post Trimspa? Oh, Lord, whichEVER! I just have always dug her, for some weird reason. Of course, I still pine for Tonya Harding also, so go figure.

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:01 PM on March 02, 2004

haven't heard back from you, wfrazer....I'll send again.

posted by mbd1 at 11:05 AM on March 03, 2004

i think he's trying to tell you something, mbd.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:32 AM on March 03, 2004

I can hardly wait for the draft.

posted by dusted at 02:16 PM on March 05, 2004

Ok, at this point I believe we have 17 people signed up for the league. We're missing 86, bcb2k2 and mbd1, as best I can tell. I think mbd got the invite, but I still have no e-mails for the other two. If I haven't received something from them by Monday evening, I'm going to report a new thread and ask for the first two others wanting in, unless y'all just want to leave it where it stands?

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:27 PM on March 05, 2004

If there's any extra spots, I want in! thatweirdguy2 at yahoo.com

posted by thatweirdguy2 at 12:23 AM on March 06, 2004

I'm in, although I can't make the live draft.

posted by mbd1 at 10:52 AM on March 06, 2004

OK, I have no received word from the other two folks, so as of tomorrow morning, I'll be adding thatweirdguy2 (why is that so much fun to type?) and one other person, if he or she turns up. Also, two DL slots. See you Thursday night!

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:47 PM on March 08, 2004

I spent 10 minutes preparing my top 30 list for the pre-draft rankings. Then I realized that if I want to draft only 5 players, I'll still need to rank about 90 of them. Oy. I hope to be there for the live draft, but the wife likes to watch C.S.I. when it's on (I'd rather tape and zip through the commercials).

posted by grum@work at 04:31 PM on March 08, 2004

uhhhh grum, what does CSI have to do with you drafting?

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:17 PM on March 08, 2004

The show starts at the same time when the draft starts. 6:00pm PST = 9:00pm EST = C.S.I. broadcast time = grum@work might have to watch the show with wife@home.

posted by grum@work at 08:28 AM on March 09, 2004

what a lucky mrs. grum@work she is!

posted by jerseygirl at 08:44 AM on March 09, 2004

ha ha grum! Thanks to this draft, I got out of a feng shui class with my wife. In my place, one of her friends is going with her.

posted by jasonspaceman at 09:05 AM on March 09, 2004

Can't you just make it up by watch a doubleshot of "Law & Order" next week on TNT? Is that about right on the equivalency chart?

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:39 AM on March 09, 2004

Actually, the equation works out to something like 1 missed episode of CSI = 1 Lifetime moving starring Deirdre Hall and 1 episode of "A Wedding Story" on TLC.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:43 AM on March 09, 2004

Oh, God ... THE HORROR! Wait ... I thought you couldn't have a Lifetime movie without Lynda Carter or Meredith Baxter-Birney?

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:13 AM on March 09, 2004

I just tried to pre-rank, and forget it! It would take a year to get pre-rank the first six rounds. Yahoo needs to work on that part of the interface.

posted by dusted at 11:20 AM on March 09, 2004

(Remove "get" from the second sentence.)

posted by dusted at 11:24 AM on March 09, 2004

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE watching C.S.I. with my wife (she has a nursing degree, so she can fill me in on info about the injuries/diseases they talk about). It's part of our weekly rituals. If I miss watching the episode with her (or have her watch it on tape with me later), then my penance will probably be having to rent and watch "Love, Actually" on DVD. shudder To make the pre-draft ranking interface better, they need to make the draft list "drag and drop" as well. As it stands now, I have to click "upupupupupupup" to move a player 7 spots if I want to move him after initially dropping him in the list where I wanted him. Another option would be to have an auto-sort method where I can type a number beside a player and it will automatically sort him into the existing list. When I change the number, it auto-resorts again. It should be able to handle two players with the same rank number (because I listed a bunch of players as a "9", and will sub-rank them later). I also wish I could see an example of the AI being used by the auto-draft program. Will it draft 5 OF before any other position if I list them that way? Or will it try to fill every position first before getting backups at other positions? I listed ARod/Nomar/Tejada/Jeter close together last year (because I wanted a premiere SS early on) and it gave me two of them before filling any other position (meaning I had to trade one or have him sit on the bench the whole year).

posted by grum@work at 11:32 AM on March 09, 2004

They've got ARod as a SS? Pfft.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:47 AM on March 09, 2004

Love, Actually wasn't too bad. If I was forced to watch one romantic comedy, that would be the one I'd choose. Besides, I've had a crush on Keira Knightley since seeing her in Bend It Like Beckham, and this is the first time I've seen Hugh Grant in a movie and not wanted to bitch-slap him.

posted by dusted at 11:59 AM on March 09, 2004

Folks, we still have room for two more!

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:59 AM on March 10, 2004

Step right up, don't be shy! We'll be gentle for a month or so!

posted by jerseygirl at 12:26 PM on March 10, 2004

screw that. ;)

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:02 PM on March 10, 2004

aw heck, impulse purchase crap city needs a baseball franchice sign me up (as per an old post-full expression of interest... if the two/one more thing still holds....) sean at houseofhotsauce dot com

posted by gspm at 04:03 PM on March 10, 2004

(though, uh, i see that the draft is tonight and I'm turning in for the night soonwise being the UK and all so no worries if it doesn't work out. If I get the info in the next 60 to 90min I will sign up and just go with the prerankings since I won't be participating in the live draft)

posted by gspm at 04:05 PM on March 10, 2004

(ok dumbass, the 11th is tomorrow)

posted by gspm at 04:06 PM on March 10, 2004

sleep well gspm. :)

posted by jerseygirl at 08:22 PM on March 10, 2004

G, I have to have an e-mail addy for you to invite you to the league :)

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:03 PM on March 10, 2004

I think this is his email: sean at houseofhotsauce dot com (replacing "at" with "@" and "dot" with ".")

posted by grum@work at 11:59 PM on March 10, 2004

yeah, but also I just scrolled way down the list to read the latest and ignored the email fraze put into the post itself. the sleep was good. it is THE 11TH. TODAY.

posted by gspm at 01:12 AM on March 11, 2004

GSPM is A-OK for league ... room for one more to dance?

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:14 AM on March 11, 2004

I've pre-ranked 238 players. This has taken me WEEKS.

posted by corpse at 12:49 PM on March 11, 2004

Yahoo Be Not Proud Yahoo be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou pre-rank is soe, For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow, Draft not, poore Yahoo, nor yet canst thou draft mee. From hit and runne, which but thy games bee, Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow, And soonest our best hitters with thee doe goe, Rest of their bats, and gloves deliverie. Thou art slave to WHIP, Saves, HRs, and DH men, And dost with steroids, THG, and Andro dwell, And Joe Buck, or Joe Morgan can make us sleepe as well, And better then thy hitting stroake; why swell'st thou then? One short stop past, wee wake eternally, And draft shall be no more; draft, thou shalt die. /bastardized John Donne

posted by dusted at 01:21 PM on March 11, 2004

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