March 19, 2004

REMINDER! Tomorrow at 12:00PM EST is the Sportsline Spofi Fantasy Baseball League Draft. PRE AND POST DRAFT TRASH TALKING INSIDE.

posted by corpse to navel gazing at 10:44 AM - 50 comments

I just randomized the draft order, it is as follows: 1 Depo Dodgers 2 Gunboats 3 springfield isotopes 4 hippo's sour mash 5 Crackhouse Gang 6 86 Team 7 Los Colecos 8 Cardbirds 9 YukonGold Team 10 Rockport Rassafrass 11 Wittgensteins Bunnies 12 yerfatma Team 13 jbou Team 14 Van Gogh's Earache 15 Phoenix Pivovari

posted by corpse at 10:44 AM on March 19, 2004

I have to wake up at noon? It was probably part of the plan, but don't be shocked if I end up taking someone really stupid in an early round.

posted by 86 at 11:05 AM on March 19, 2004

Woot...last pick almost as good as first. Love the two in a row thing.

posted by pivo at 11:38 AM on March 19, 2004

ARGH EARLY DRAFT NUMBER AGAIN! oh fuckity fuck. i'll be wide awake and ready for this. i have to get up early to get my right field roof tickets.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:32 PM on March 19, 2004

I just hope I can get my computer at home up and running by tomorrow noon.

posted by trox at 01:14 PM on March 19, 2004

bleh. what happened to your computer?

posted by jerseygirl at 01:53 PM on March 19, 2004

Y'all are lucky I'm too lazy to enter this pool! But I'll be intrigued to see the results. Is this the "perpetual" league, or single-season-only?

posted by grum@work at 02:14 PM on March 19, 2004

single season as of right now, I don't know what we will do next year, but i'm excited to see how sportsline compares to yahoo during the season. and i'm certainly not drafting wickman this time.

posted by corpse at 02:36 PM on March 19, 2004

First pick again???? Last year's yahoo league and again this year.

posted by jasonspaceman at 09:39 PM on March 19, 2004

ohmygod, i haven't slept, how am i going to draft!!!! when i'm lucid again, my fantasy team is going to be funny.l

posted by corpse at 09:53 AM on March 20, 2004

Woohooo! Got this heap working and will be there with bells on.

posted by trox at 09:55 AM on March 20, 2004

two leagues?

posted by djacobs at 11:17 AM on March 21, 2004

I think I waited too long to pick up a catcher.

posted by dusted at 12:25 PM on March 21, 2004

I have two injured catchers ... want one?

posted by jasonspaceman at 02:16 PM on March 21, 2004

I'm interested. I only have 4 catchers so far.

posted by yerfatma at 07:58 PM on March 21, 2004

Any chance someone will post the draft results to a location that everyone can view?

posted by grum@work at 10:06 PM on March 21, 2004

For reference: Depo Dodgers: jasonspaceman Gunboats: ? springfield isotopes: jerseygirl hippo's sour mash: oliver_crunk Crackhouse Gang: trox 86 Team: 86 Los Colecos: qbert72 Cardbirds: mbd1 YukonGold Team: YukonGold Rockport Rassafrass: wfrazerjr Wittgenstein's Bunnies: corpse Eppin' Outs: yerfatma jbou team: jbou Van Gogh's Earache: dusted Phoenix Pivovari: pivo

Draft Results
Round 1
1Depo DodgersAlex Rodriguez (3B NYY)
2GunboatsAlbert Pujols (OF STL)
3springfield isotopesAlfonso Soriano (2B TEX)
4hippo's sour mashMark Prior (P CHC)
5Crackhouse GangVladimir Guerrero (OF ANA)
686 TeamPedro Martinez (P BOS)
7Los ColecosBret Boone (2B SEA)
8CardbirdsTodd Helton (1B COL)
9YukonGold TeamCarlos Beltran (OF KC)
10Rockport RassafrassBarry Bonds (OF SF)
11Wittgensteins BunniesManny Ramirez (OF BOS)
12Eppin' OutsRoy Halladay (P TOR)
13jbou TeamEric Gagne (P LA)
14Van Gogh's EaracheNomar Garciaparra (SS BOS)
15Phoenix PivovariCarlos Delgado (1B TOR)
Round 2
16Phoenix PivovariGary Sheffield (OF NYY)
17Van Gogh's EaracheCurt Schilling (P BOS)
18jbou TeamKerry Wood (P CHC)
19Eppin' OutsMagglio Ordonez (OF CHW)
20Wittgensteins BunniesBobby Abreu (OF PHI)
21Rockport RassafrassSammy Sosa (OF CHC)
22YukonGold TeamMiguel Tejada (SS BAL)
23CardbirdsTim Hudson (P OAK)
24Los ColecosEric Chavez (3B OAK)
2586 TeamDerek Jeter (SS NYY)
26Crackhouse GangRandy Johnson (P ARI)
27hippo's sour mashJavier Vazquez (P NYY)
28springfield isotopesIchiro Suzuki (OF SEA)
29GunboatsJim Thome (1B PHI)
30Depo DodgersMariano Rivera (P NYY)
Round 3
31Depo DodgersBarry Zito (P OAK)
32GunboatsVernon Wells (OF TOR)
33springfield isotopesScott Rolen (3B STL)
34hippo's sour mashHank Blalock (3B TEX)
35Crackhouse GangGarret Anderson (OF ANA)
3686 TeamBilly Wagner (P PHI)
37Los ColecosMark Mulder (P OAK)
38CardbirdsEdgar Renteria (SS STL)
39YukonGold TeamPreston Wilson (OF COL)
40Rockport RassafrassMike Piazza (C NYM)
41Wittgensteins BunniesJason Giambi (1B NYY)
42Eppin' OutsBrian Giles (OF SD)
43jbou TeamKeith Foulke (P BOS)
44Van Gogh's EaracheAndruw Jones (OF ATL)
45Phoenix PivovariIvan Rodriguez (C DET)
Round 4
46Phoenix PivovariMike Mussina (P NYY)
47Van Gogh's EaracheJuan Pierre (OF FLA)
48jbou TeamJason Schmidt (P SF)
49Eppin' OutsRichie Sexson (1B ARI)
50Wittgensteins BunniesJeff Kent (2B HOU)
51Rockport RassafrassKevin K. Brown (P NYY)
52YukonGold TeamAubrey Huff (OF TB)
53CardbirdsJohn Smoltz (P ATL)
54Los ColecosJorge Posada (C NYY)
5586 TeamJavy Lopez (C BAL)
56Crackhouse GangLance Berkman (OF HOU)
57hippo's sour mashJason Varitek (C BOS)
58springfield isotopesJosh Beckett (P FLA)
59GunboatsChipper Jones (OF ATL)
60Depo DodgersShawn Green (OF LA)
Round 5
61Depo DodgersHideo Nomo (P LA)
62GunboatsBartolo Colon (P ANA)
63springfield isotopesRoy Oswalt (P HOU)
64hippo's sour mashOctavio Dotel (P HOU)
65Crackhouse GangMark Teixeira (1B TEX)
6686 TeamJason Isringhausen (P STL)
67Los ColecosJohan Santana (P MIN)
68CardbirdsMarcus Giles (2B ATL)
69YukonGold TeamDerrek Lee (1B CHC)
70Rockport RassafrassTroy Percival (P ANA)
71Wittgensteins BunniesMike Lowell (3B FLA)
72Eppin' OutsTrevor Hoffman (P SD)
73jbou TeamMatt Morris (P STL)
74Van Gogh's EaracheRocco Baldelli (OF TB)
75Phoenix PivovariLarry Walker (OF COL)
Round 6
76Phoenix PivovariKazuo Matsui (SS NYM)
77Van Gogh's EaracheKevin Millwood (P PHI)
78jbou TeamAndy Pettitte (P HOU)
79Eppin' OutsMorgan Ensberg (3B HOU)
80Wittgensteins BunniesRafael Furcal (SS ATL)
81Rockport RassafrassJeff Bagwell (1B HOU)
82YukonGold TeamTrot Nixon (OF BOS)
83CardbirdsTroy Glaus (3B ANA)
84Los ColecosOrlando Cabrera (SS MON)
8586 TeamRoger Clemens (P HOU)
86Crackhouse GangWade Miller (P HOU)
87hippo's sour mashJose Valentin (SS CHW)
88springfield isotopesEddie Guardado (P SEA)
89GunboatsJose Vidro (2B MON)
90Depo DodgersLuis Castillo (2B FLA)
Round 7
91Depo DodgersMike Sweeney (1B KC)
92GunboatsCarl Crawford (OF TB)
93springfield isotopesJose B. Reyes (SS NYM)
94hippo's sour mashTodd Walker (2B CHC)
95Crackhouse GangAngel M. Berroa (SS KC)
9686 TeamCarlos Lee (OF CHW)
97Los ColecosJoel A. Pineiro (P SEA)
98CardbirdsDerek Lowe (P BOS)
99YukonGold TeamUgueth Urbina (P FLA)
100Rockport RassafrassCarlos Zambrano (P CHC)
101Wittgensteins BunniesBrandon Webb (P ARI)
102Eppin' OutsJason Kendall (C PIT)
103jbou TeamMiguel M. Cabrera (OF FLA)
104Van Gogh's EaracheArmando Benitez (P FLA)
105Phoenix PivovariJim Edmonds (OF STL)
Round 8
106Phoenix PivovariHideki Matsui (OF NYY)
107Van Gogh's EaracheFrank Thomas (1B CHW)
108jbou TeamKen Griffey (OF CIN)
109Eppin' OutsWoody Williams (P STL)
110Wittgensteins BunniesEsteban Loaiza (P CHW)
111Rockport RassafrassRandy Wolf (P PHI)
112YukonGold TeamJamie Moyer (P SEA)
113CardbirdsJay Gibbons (OF BAL)
114Los ColecosCorey Patterson (OF CHC)
11586 TeamMatt Mantei (P ARI)
116Crackhouse GangRobb Nen (P SF)
117hippo's sour mashNick Johnson (1B MON)
118springfield isotopesDavid Ortiz (1B BOS)
119GunboatsFrancisco Cordero (P TEX)
120Depo DodgersDavid Eckstein (SS ANA)
Round 9
121Depo DodgersMike Lieberthal (C PHI)
122GunboatsArthur Rhodes (P OAK)
123springfield isotopesBrett Myers (P PHI)
124hippo's sour mashJake Peavy (P SD)
125Crackhouse GangGreg Maddux (P CHC)
12686 TeamMatt Clement (P CHC)
127Los ColecosVicente Padilla (P PHI)
128CardbirdsTorii Hunter (OF MIN)
129YukonGold TeamRay Durham (2B SF)
130Rockport RassafrassJoe Borowski (P CHC)
131Wittgensteins BunniesJohnny Damon (OF BOS)
132Eppin' OutsMark Buehrle (P CHW)
133jbou TeamScott Podsednik (OF MIL)
134Van Gogh's EaracheAramis Ramirez (3B CHC)
135Phoenix PivovariRuss Ortiz (P ATL)
Round 10
136Phoenix PivovariSidney Ponson (P BAL)
137Van Gogh's EaracheJarrod Washburn (P ANA)
138jbou TeamJose Guillen (OF ANA)
139Eppin' OutsRichard Hidalgo (OF HOU)
140Wittgensteins BunniesMatt LeCroy (C MIN)
141Rockport RassafrassEric Hinske (3B TOR)
142YukonGold TeamFrancisco Rodriguez (P ANA)
143CardbirdsA.J. Pierzynski (C SF)
144Los ColecosKip Wells (P PIT)
14586 TeamCliff Floyd (OF NYM)
146Crackhouse GangBill Mueller (3B BOS)
147hippo's sour mashLuis E. Gonzalez (OF ARI)
148springfield isotopesC.C. Sabathia (P CLE)
149GunboatsDanny Kolb (P MIL)
150Depo DodgersKelvim Escobar (P ANA)
Round 11
151Depo DodgersJacque Jones (OF MIN)
152GunboatsSean Burroughs (3B SD)
153springfield isotopesJorge Julio (P BAL)
154hippo's sour mashAustin Kearns (OF CIN)
155Crackhouse GangPaul Lo Duca (C LA)
15686 TeamKevin Millar (1B BOS)
157Los ColecosShannon Stewart (OF MIN)
158CardbirdsJose Contreras (P NYY)
159YukonGold TeamJoe Nathan (P MIN)
160Rockport RassafrassMichael Young (2B TEX)
161Wittgensteins BunniesRich Harden (P OAK)
162Eppin' OutsJunior Spivey (2B MIL)
163jbou TeamAdam Kennedy (2B ANA)
164Van Gogh's EaracheBraden Looper (P NYM)
165Phoenix PivovariTony Batista (3B MON)
Round 12
166Phoenix PivovariLivan Hernandez (P MON)
167Van Gogh's EaracheRyan Klesko (1B SD)
168jbou TeamCristian Guzman (SS MIN)
169Eppin' OutsJimmy Rollins (SS PHI)
170Wittgensteins BunniesRyan Wagner (P CIN)
171Rockport RassafrassMarlon Byrd (OF PHI)
172YukonGold TeamMike M. MacDougal (P KC)
173CardbirdsTim Wakefield (P BOS)
174Los ColecosPhil Nevin (1B SD)
17586 TeamLaTroy Hawkins (P CHC)
176Crackhouse GangRoberto Alomar (2B ARI)
177hippo's sour mashAl Leiter (P NYM)
178springfield isotopesRafael Palmeiro (U BAL)
179GunboatsDanny Graves (P CIN)
180Depo DodgersFreddy An. Garcia (P SEA)
Round 13
181Depo DodgersJuan Encarnacion (OF LA)
182GunboatsCharles Johnson (C COL)
183springfield isotopesDmitri Young (OF DET)
184hippo's sour mashBilly Koch (P CHW)
185Crackhouse GangDontrelle Willis (P FLA)
18686 TeamCorey Koskie (3B MIN)
187Los ColecosBrad B. Wilkerson (OF MON)
188CardbirdsReggie Sanders (OF STL)
189YukonGold TeamDanys Baez (P TB)
190Rockport RassafrassJeromy Burnitz (OF COL)
191Wittgensteins BunniesCraig A. Wilson (OF PIT)
192Eppin' OutsMilton Bradley (OF CLE)
193jbou TeamRamon Hernandez (C SD)
194Van Gogh's EaracheMark Loretta (2B SD)
195Phoenix PivovariMark Redman (P OAK)
Round 14
196Phoenix PivovariMike Hampton (P ATL)
197Van Gogh's EaracheDavid Riske (P CLE)
198jbou TeamJoe Crede (3B CHW)
199Eppin' OutsJoe Mauer (C MIN)
200Wittgensteins BunniesBen Sheets (P MIL)
201Rockport RassafrassJ.D. Drew (OF ATL)
202YukonGold TeamEdgardo Alfonzo (3B SF)
203CardbirdsBrendan Donnelly (P ANA)
204Los ColecosDamaso Marte (P CHW)
20586 TeamGeoff Jenkins (OF MIL)
206Crackhouse GangJuan A. Gonzalez (OF KC)
207hippo's sour mashPat Burrell (OF PHI)
208springfield isotopesGuillermo Mota (P LA)
209GunboatsRocky Biddle (P MON)
210Depo DodgersAlex Sanchez (OF DET)
Round 15
211Depo DodgersRandy Winn (OF SEA)
212GunboatsShigetoshi Hasegawa (P SEA)
213springfield isotopesBrad Lidge (P HOU)
214hippo's sour mashMike Cameron (OF NYM)
215Crackhouse GangShawn Chacon (P COL)
21686 TeamScott Williamson (P BOS)
217Los ColecosRafael Soriano (P SEA)
218CardbirdsShea Hillenbrand (1B ARI)
219YukonGold TeamChad Cordero (P MON)
220Rockport RassafrassSteve Finley (OF ARI)
221Wittgensteins BunniesOdalis Perez (P LA)
222Eppin' OutsTed Lilly (P TOR)
223jbou TeamPaul Konerko (1B CHW)
224Van Gogh's EaracheBrad Radke (P MIN)
225Phoenix PivovariByung-Hyun Kim (P BOS)
Round 16
226Phoenix PivovariZach Day (P MON)
227Van Gogh's EaracheBobby Crosby (SS OAK)
228jbou TeamAdam Dunn (OF CIN)
229Eppin' OutsDavid Wells (P SD)
230Wittgensteins BunniesAquilino Lopez (P TOR)
231Rockport RassafrassEric Milton (P PHI)
232YukonGold TeamVictor J. Martinez (C CLE)
233CardbirdsBrad Penny (P FLA)
234Los ColecosEdgar Martinez (U SEA)
23586 TeamMiguel Batista (P TOR)
236Crackhouse GangMoises Alou (OF CHC)
237hippo's sour mashAdam Eaton (P SD)
238springfield isotopesDave Roberts (OF LA)
239GunboatsAlex Gonzalez (SS FLA)
240Depo DodgersRobby Hammock (C ARI)
Round 17
241Depo DodgersDesi Relaford (2B KC)
242GunboatsBernie Williams (OF NYY)
243springfield isotopesToby Hall (C TB)
244hippo's sour mashHee Seop Choi (1B FLA)
245Crackhouse GangGil Meche (P SEA)
24686 TeamKyle Lohse (P MIN)
247Los ColecosKenny Lofton (OF NYY)
248CardbirdsLuis Matos (OF BAL)
249YukonGold TeamJeff Conine (1B FLA)
250Rockport RassafrassAlex Cintron (SS ARI)
251Wittgensteins BunniesJerome Williams (P SF)
252Eppin' OutsBob Wickman (P CLE)
253jbou TeamJeff Weaver (P LA)
254Van Gogh's EaracheBenito Santiago (C KC)
255Phoenix PivovariJerry Hairston (2B BAL)
Round 18
256Phoenix PivovariJose Valverde (P ARI)
257Van Gogh's EaracheRamon Ortiz (P ANA)
258jbou TeamErubiel Durazo (1B OAK)
259Eppin' OutsVinny Castilla (3B COL)
260Wittgensteins BunniesJason L. Phillips (1B NYM)
261Rockport RassafrassCarl Everett (OF MON)
262YukonGold TeamOrlando Hudson (2B TOR)
263CardbirdsAdrian Beltre (3B LA)
264Los ColecosPlacido Polanco (2B PHI)
26586 TeamD'Angelo Jimenez (2B CIN)
266Crackhouse GangJohnny Estrada (C ATL)
267hippo's sour mashFernando Vina (2B DET)
268springfield isotopesRaul Ibanez (OF SEA)
269GunboatsSean Casey (1B CIN)
270Depo DodgersKazuhisa Ishii (P LA)
Round 19
271Depo DodgersJohn Lackey (P ANA)
272GunboatsTim Salmon (OF ANA)
273springfield isotopesEdwin Jackson (P LA)
274hippo's sour mashJae Weong W. Seo (P NYM)
275Crackhouse GangDarin Erstad (OF ANA)
27686 TeamLance Carter (P TB)
277Los ColecosSteve Trachsel (P NYM)
278CardbirdsJohn Thomson (P ATL)
279YukonGold TeamEric Munson (3B DET)
280Rockport RassafrassTom Glavine (P NYM)
281Wittgensteins BunniesRich Aurilia (SS SEA)
282Eppin' OutsShingo Takatsu (P CHW)
283jbou TeamTom Gordon (P NYY)
284Van Gogh's EaracheJose Mesa (P PIT)
285Phoenix PivovariJustin Speier (P TOR)
Round 20
286Phoenix PivovariBrian Lawrence (P SD)
287Van Gogh's EaracheJoe Randa (3B KC)
288jbou TeamBrian J. Anderson (P KC)
289Eppin' OutsJay Payton (OF SD)
290Wittgensteins BunniesWes Helms (3B MIL)
291Rockport RassafrassMichael Barrett (C CHC)
292YukonGold TeamJohn Olerud (1B SEA)
293CardbirdsFrank Catalanotto (OF TOR)
294Los ColecosMelvin Mora (OF BAL)
29586 TeamRaul Mondesi (OF PIT)
296Crackhouse GangA.J. Burnett (P FLA)
297hippo's sour mashJosh Phelps (U TOR)
298springfield isotopesDarrell May (P KC)
299GunboatsScott Spiezio (1B SEA)
300Depo DodgersJulio Lugo (SS TB)
Round 21
301Depo DodgersTino Martinez (1B TB)
302GunboatsCarlos Guillen (SS DET)
303springfield isotopesHoracio Ramirez (P ATL)
304hippo's sour mashRheal Cormier (P PHI)
305Crackhouse GangKris Benson (P PIT)
30686 TeamMarquis Grissom (OF SF)
307Los ColecosLuis Ayala (P MON)
308CardbirdsChad Moeller (C MIL)
309YukonGold TeamDoug Mientkiewicz (1B MIN)
310Rockport RassafrassCarl Pavano (P FLA)
311Wittgensteins BunniesLuis Rivas (2B MIN)
312Eppin' OutsJason LaRue (C CIN)
313jbou TeamJose Cruz (OF TB)
314Van Gogh's EaracheGreg Myers (C TOR)
315Phoenix PivovariTim Redding (P HOU)
Round 22
316Phoenix PivovariOscar Villarreal (P ARI)
317Van Gogh's EaracheMatt Herges (P SF)
318jbou TeamJeremy Affeldt (P KC)
319Eppin' OutsRamon A. Castro (C FLA)
320Wittgensteins BunniesKhalil Greene (SS SD)
321Rockport RassafrassJon Garland (P CHW)
322YukonGold TeamBrandon Inge (C DET)
323CardbirdsVictor Zambrano (P TB)
324Los ColecosTony Armas (P MON)
32586 TeamRondell White (OF DET)
326Crackhouse GangJermaine Dye (OF OAK)
327hippo's sour mashCory Lidle (P CIN)
328springfield isotopesCliff Lee (P CLE)
329GunboatsMiguel Olivo (C CHW)
330Depo DodgersTomo Ohka (P MON)

posted by dusted at 12:48 AM on March 22, 2004

Brandon Inge? Luis Rivas? Yuk! And I'm REALLY surprised Affeldt made it that late in the draft. And Jose Cruz Jr. The only pick in the first 5 rounds that I thought might have been a "bad" one is Derek Jeter in round 2. But I'm really stretching to call it a "bad" pick. This should be a competitive league.

posted by grum@work at 07:31 AM on March 22, 2004

Rivas was the best 2b left, and I needed a backup. He gives me speed, if nothing else.

posted by corpse at 08:15 AM on March 22, 2004

corpse: I know that feeling. I had Rivas in another pool last year (and Inge! and R.Santiago!). I always wonder if it wouldn't be better to NOT draft a craptacular backup and just snag one from the waiver wire (with 30 teams and only 15 competitors in the league, there will ALWAYS be someone else available), and use that draft pick to go after a potential breakout player before he, well, breaks out and gets snagged by someone else with a higher waiver number than you.

posted by grum@work at 11:31 AM on March 22, 2004

I tend to play that theory grum (or at least I do when I don't have to let the computer do the picking after the first 10 rounds or so). I can't say it's ever made a difference. I suppose picking better breakout players might help, but the leagues I'm in tend to be aware of kids with potential.

posted by yerfatma at 11:35 AM on March 22, 2004

I tried harder to pick up the players I really wanted, sometimes choosing them a little early to make sure I got them. I got Juan Pierre, Jarrod Washburn and Bobby Crosby, but I missed Troy Percival and Joe Mauer. Does anyone know who Gunboats is?

posted by dusted at 04:31 PM on March 22, 2004

gunboats is a pal of jasonspaceman's, I believe.

posted by corpse at 05:10 PM on March 22, 2004

yea, I work with gunboats. He's part of the law and order force where I work. He's a Yankee fan so be nice.

posted by jasonspaceman at 08:18 PM on March 22, 2004

He's a Yankee fan so be nice A textbook definition of 'mutually exclusive' :)

posted by pivo at 11:04 PM on March 22, 2004

yea, I work with gunboats. If he's into sports enough to be in a roto league, he's a SpoFi kind of guy. Sign him up! We need access to all players for smackdowns and trash talk.

posted by dusted at 11:42 PM on March 22, 2004

Yeah bring him on. hope he's a good Yankee fan like Bern or an Acheson or brown bat ;)

posted by jerseygirl at 05:18 AM on March 23, 2004

What? I'm not a "good" Yankee fan?

posted by jbou at 10:04 AM on March 23, 2004

no, you're not.

posted by goddam at 10:24 AM on March 23, 2004

no, you're not.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:32 AM on March 23, 2004

not you, no.

posted by dfleming at 10:38 AM on March 23, 2004

Absolutely not.

posted by dusted at 10:49 AM on March 23, 2004

anyone got suggestions where i can find good preseason rankings for a pool that only scores HRs and pitching wins?

posted by danostuporstar at 11:11 AM on March 23, 2004

jbou: Yes, you are. In the way that it gives the anti-Yankee fans someone to channel their hate towards. :)

posted by grum@work at 11:15 AM on March 23, 2004

so, thats a no then, eh grum? :)

posted by jerseygirl at 11:41 AM on March 23, 2004

I can't believe you all think I'm not a good Yankee fan, Is it because I have a two posters in my living room that sit under the carved number 1918, one poster is of Babe Ruth in a sox uniform, and the other is Babe in a Yankee uniform? Is it because I have my Bucky fucking Dent bat, poster, and ball on display for all Red Sox fans who enter my home in Massachusetts to see? All because the Sox can't make you proud don't hate on me, fuck it, hate on me, it beats you all being deppressed.

posted by jbou at 11:42 PM on March 23, 2004

I'll refer you to 50 Reasons to Hate the Yankees, rule #7: Yankee fans are impossible to like. More than three decades ago, Roger Angell described them as "overdressed, uncomprehending autumn arrivistes." Today we would describe them as front-running boors. And rule #32: A Yankee fan's contribution to baseball chat rooms is limited to "Red Sox suck" and "1918." Scroll down to 10 Reason to Hate the Yankees, rule #2: Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Brad Pitt to get the girl or for Bill Gates to win the lotto. That's why I propose that those not born in 1 of the 5 New York boroughs must lose their pinstripes or be tossed into the East River with only Chuck Knoblauch to throw them a life preserver. Scroll down to 10 Rules for Being a Yankees Fan, rule #10: The following traits should be avoided at all times: logic, humility, reason, and class. You are the World Champions. You should act like it and point it out at all times. With the unlimited bankroll, the all-star roster, and the tremendous success, "good" Yankee fans manage a little class and refrain from rubbing it in - "bad" Yankee fans don't.

posted by dusted at 12:39 AM on March 24, 2004

Wow! Tough room! No respect for jbou!

posted by jasonspaceman at 05:26 AM on March 24, 2004

Let me just say "Ouch!" for Madonna.

posted by yerfatma at 05:56 AM on March 24, 2004

here's the fatal flaw in your reasoning jbou. all the people who said you aren't a good yankee fan aren't all red sox fans. i am under the impression goddam may even be a yankee fan. I think Bern may have disowned you once too. Ouch? we don't know much about your living room. we just know how you act in spofi. que sera sera. you carved 1918 into your living room wall? ehhh...

posted by jerseygirl at 07:21 AM on March 24, 2004

fuck yeah, i'm a yankee fan. and i try to disassociate myself with the likes of jbou. hell, i grew up in the bobby meacham era. i know what it was like when they sucked every year. i don't take these championships for granted.

posted by goddam at 09:03 AM on March 24, 2004

a good yankee fan doesn't go out of his/her way to root against the red sox first and root for the yankees second....if you need 1918 on a mantle to celebrate being a yankee're not much of one IMHO. back on topic: so who's not happy with their squad? i know i'm not. light hitting outfield and middle infield issues look to plague's bad when you need pat burrel to *really* bounce back...

posted by oliver_crunk at 09:46 AM on March 24, 2004

After reading my comment from last night, I realize that it sounds less tongue-in-cheek than I intended. It's not a personal attack on you, jbou: I just tried to answer your question.

posted by dusted at 10:39 AM on March 24, 2004

Just back from vacation and wow does letting auto-pilot run suck.

posted by YukonGold at 11:07 AM on March 25, 2004

I've had a waiver request in since an hour after the draft. When will they get processed? And YukonGold, I knew you were in trouble when you got Urbina (the out-of-work Japan-bound reliever) between what seemed like 15 outfielders.

posted by dusted at 02:44 PM on March 25, 2004

woah woah woah! I NEVER said I didn't like jbou! I just figured everyone was having fun with jbou and I thought I'd throw in a little joke. I could never hate someone because of the team they cheer for... ...unless they cheered for the Ottawa Senators. Then it's more like pity, than hate. :)

posted by grum@work at 03:08 PM on March 25, 2004

I got Munsoned.

posted by YukonGold at 05:45 PM on March 25, 2004

Well, let's put it this way. There are 10 players taken in the final three rounds that I would have gladly taken over any player auto-drafted for me after Round 6! If I can tell the kids out there anything it'd be: Look both ways before crossing the street. Stay away from cigarettes. and Always finish pre-ranking when you know you're gonna mis a draft. If I can change just one kid's path in life it will at least allow me to rest peacefully. ps. If you have any of those 10 players and want to trade them to me...please do.

posted by YukonGold at 05:51 PM on March 25, 2004

YukonGold: I've got good news and bad news. The good news: Urbina just got a job. The bad news: it's closing for the Tigers.

posted by dusted at 06:00 PM on March 25, 2004

You had to know he would. Like he's gonna turn down a few million dollars to sit at home and wait to be a setup man for pennies come July? Hip Hip Hooray!

posted by YukonGold at 09:07 PM on March 25, 2004

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