fantasy baseball draft

Every year for the past four years, I have participated in Fantasy Baseball, but you wouldn’t really know it. I don’t even know it. And last year I won!

However, I think this year may be a little different because we switched from Yahoo to ESPN. Even more importantly, I downloaded the app for my iPhone. And EVEN more importantly than that, I have a good pitching staff this year. (Not quite as good as Joe Blanton and those four guys–as the Little One refers to them–but decent, I think.)

We switched this year from a traditional draft to an auction draft. (And by “we” I mean the Little One decided.) And as The Wrestler said, “this could cause a family to break up.”

My team for 2011:

C Carlos Santana
C Geovany Soto
1B James Loney
2B Blake DeWitt
3B Adrian Beltre
SS Jose Reyes
LF Juan Pierre
CF Andrew McCutchen
RF Jayson Werth
OF Carlos Lee
DH Vladimir Guerrero
SP Clayton Kershaw
SP Roy Halladay
SP Zack Greinke
SP Cole Hamels
SP Chris Carpenter
RP Blake Hawksworth
RP Joakim Soria
RP Huston Street
RP Kenley Jansen
BE Jose Bautista
BE Francisco Liriano
BE Casey McGehee
BE Ted Lilly
BE Adam LaRoche

I think it’s pretty easy to tell where my loyalties lie.

secret clubhouse

I told my little brothers last night that they should appreciate me because I have to work so hard to get into their secret clubhouse.

I stared at them, trying to be serious, detailing the years of things they’ve been involved in together that I’ve had to learn in order to be able to talk to them. And I said…”and think about how much my feelings have been hurt.”

Then, they both doubled over in laughter, and I fell out of their Evil Baseball Chair (their words not mine).

So, we’re doing fantasy baseball together. And I really need to get it together this year because as I was sitting there, they both rattled off the day’s stats for all of their starters on their respective teams.

As the littlest one always tells me: Go big or go home. (And, I guess–get out of the secret clubhouse.)