Valentine’s Day is coming early this year! For a limited time only, get your loved one a fantasy baseball league! That’s right, your hearts go pitter-patter or you’re dead on the inside (my condolences). Since back in June when you abandoned your fantasy baseball team because it was totally sucking and you returned to your cubbyhole of leftover Chinese food and Teddy Grahams, you’ve longed for this day. As Bob Marley sang, this is your redemption song, mon. Or womon, for our four girl readers. It’s time again to join some fantasy baseball leagues. Before you close all of your extraneous porn windows and rush to sign up, let’s explain how these fantasy baseball leagues are going to work. We’re going to have a bunch of leagues and crown a winner from each, then we’re going to crown ONE winner from all of the winners. We will be crowning the winner by taking each team’s points and multiplying it against a ‘league competitiveness factor.’ If you want to see how it worked last year, go here. So we’re going to fill up as many fantasy leagues as we can for the next couple of weeks. Each fantasy baseball league will be a mixed league, 12 team, snake draft, roto, 5×5, 5 OFs, one Middle Infielder, one Corner Infielder, one Utility, 9 pitchers, 20 game eligibility, 180 Games Started max, 1000 IP minimum. The lineup is also known as: C/1B/2B/SS/3B/CI/MI/5 OF/UTIL/9 P/3 BENCH/1 DL. The fantasy leagues will be played in ESPN and they will be free to join.
We’re going to start with twenty-one leagues of 12 and see how we do from there. To join a league… Sorry, again for the people in the back of the room:
TO JOIN A LEAGUE
Click the LINK in the ‘League Link’ column (see below grid) and enter the PASSWORD at ESPN. Emails are there for some leagues, but you shouldn’t need to email anyone.
TO START A LEAGUE
Please create a league in ESPN based on the league rules reference above (note: require a password to avoid non-Razzballers joining) and click here. You will be permissioned shortly so you can add your league info to the Google Doc (the below grid cannot be edited from this page). On that Google Doc, you will need to enter your name, league link, password and please UPDATE the number of openings as your league fills up. That’s it. Oh, and don’t use your bank account password.
THE BIG PRIZE
I know, you can hardly wait. This year’s winner will receive a walk-on part in the next Scorsese movie. That’s if the winner happens to be Robert De Niro. If the winner is not Robert De Niro, then the winner will receive a brand new jacket. Not just any jacket, but a one-of-its-kind jacket (besides last year’s). A jacket that you need to know someone to own. A jacket that gets you in doors that were previously closed. A jacket that non-members are not allowed to own. A jacket for MEMBER’S ONLY! Not only a Member’s Only jacket… I know, the excitement is killing you right now, but try to keep breathing. A Member’s Only jacket that tells the world exactly what club you belong to — a 2013 Razzball Commenter League Champion Member’s Only jacket! (If you click on that picture again and again, it gets bigger then smaller then bigger then smaller then bigger like a Member’s Only jacket strobe light. It’s effintastic!) Wear it to weddings, funerals or into the shower and tell people you are the 2013 Razzball Commenter League Champion. Okay, now sign up…