- Canadians are so friendly because they must stay close together to keep warm and survive winter’s harsh temperatures.
- I wish I was a sports writer so I could spend my whole day writing dad puns, such as “Power Rangers” (LOL, New York Rangers) and “Blue Crush” (LOL, St. Louis Blues).
- I Mother Earth’s web site and forums have been down for more than a month. When an online community I take part in goes down, a little part of me dies. It may be a part that should die anyway.
- Two weeks ago I had my hair cut in a mullet for a day. My cousin took pictures but I’m too lazy to retrieve them. Just assume that the result involved a: thumb, index finger, pinky finger.
MLB Fantasy 2006
Now that we have the pointless thoughts out of the way, I can relay news that I just completed selections for my Yahoo! Baseball Fantasy League draft. My team follows:
|C||Joe Mauer||Minnesota Twins|
|1B||Carlos Delgado||New York Mets|
|2B||Jorge Cantú||Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|3B||Adrián Beltré||Seattle Mariners|
|SS||Michael Young||Texas Rangers|
|OF||Vernon Wells||Toronto Blue Jays|
|OF||Ken Griffey Jr.||Cincinnati Reds|
|OF||Nick Swisher||Oakland A’s|
|Util||Lyle Overbay||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Util||Felipe López||Cincinnati Reds|
|BN||Kenji Johjima||Seattle Mariners|
|BN||Justin Morneau||Minnesota Twins|
|BN||Wily Mo Peña||Cincinnati Reds|
|BN||Mike Sweeney||Kansas City Royals|
|SP||A.J. Burnett||Toronto Blue Jays|
|SP||Eric Bedard||Baltimore Orioles|
|RP||B.J. Ryan||Toronto Blue Jays|
|RP||Danys Báez||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|P||Ryan Dempster||Chicago Cubs|
|P||Bob Wickman||Cleveland Indians|
|P||Shawn Chacón||New York Yankees|
|BN||Dustin Hermanson||Chicago White Sox|
The draft gives the option of pre-ranking players and having the Yahoo! system automatically choose your selections or you could enter the Java applet live draft and select players one by one with the other participants. Unfortunately, I got to the live draft 30 minutes late and 9 rounds in and many of my pre-rank options were gone so Yahoo had taken the joy of assigning me Alex Rios which was a WTF. I’ve since fixed that glitch, adding Mike Sweeney as a bench player I could swap in if Overbay fails it.
I consider my pitching being weak and my position players have some uncertainty involved. Nick Swisher hit for a poor average in his rookie season, so I’m banking on him improving as a sophomore. Griffey better not get effin’ injured again and Beltré should definitely improve from his relatively disastrous introduction to the American League last year.
Another glaring point are my selections being predominately related to Canada. Many of my selections ended up being current Jays (Wells, Overbay, Burnett, Ryan), former members of the organization (Delgado, Young, Lopez), or were Canadian citizens (Morneau, Bedard, Dempster). Stand on guard or die, motherfuckers.