The inaugural Razzball season has ended and – in a fitting conclusion – the two representatives from this blog finished 1-2 (Contributor Lou Poulas finished last but that’s because he’s too focused on all-stars). The final score: Rudy – 96, Grey – 94
(Quick aside for those who haven’t been following. Based on rules of our own invention, we played a full fantasy season where the goal was to field the worst team possible (click here for the genesis of it). While I had some doubts going into it, I’ve got to say that I had more fun in this league than my expert leagues and my cash league combined. Who knew rooting against players could be so fun?)
The season went down to the last day when Rudy’s team gained an extra point in ABs from tough competitor Aardvark Trading Co (5,238 to 5,220) and Grey lost a point after his crappy pitchers managed to best the staff of Mop Up Duty 772 to 770 Ks. Both teams set records that will be tough to duplicate in future years:
Rudy – 5238 ABs with only 75 HR and 499 RBIs. That translates to about 6 HR and 38 RBI per 403 ABs across the 13 hitting roster slots. Please, blog, may I have some more?
What up, Razzball Nation!
I’ve been away for a couple weeks touring around Italy. I saw the town where the Baldellis have been contracting mitochondrial diseases for centuries, watched as Pete Incaviglia’s cousin used a vicious uppercut to generate topspin for a winning bocce roll, and took part in a old-fashioned Tommy Lasorda pasta crawl (I did NOT need that last plate of penne arrabiata…)
While away, my fantasy teams were left to fare on their own. Please, blog, may I have some more?
We’ve got a three-way pennant race going as we head into the last 1/4 of the season! Our own Grey has seen his 9 point lead evaporate over the past two weeks down to only 1 point against his most bitter rival – his blogger in crime Rudy Gamble. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Razzball is hosting this week’s Fantasy Roundtable. Well, last week’s but I’m tardy in posting it. Scroll to the end for my post. Feel free to add your story in the comments.
THE TOPIC: Which player(s) did you deliberately not draft on any of your teams because you thought they were overrated and your assessment proved correct? Please, blog, may I have some more?
It has been a while since we made some additions to our Razzball Glossary. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions either in the Comments section or in the Forums.
Keep up the suggestions!
Charbonooooo! - A night or a season where your team starts off great but goes completely downhill from there. Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s been a long time since we showed the Razzball Standings – over 6 weeks to be exact (see here for the June 14th standings).
Grey has made it all the way to 1st place and has a 9 point lead on the pack – despite being 200 AB below the prorated AB minimum of 3530 (pro-rated 5200) and having to accept the penalty. Please, blog, may I have some more?
I’ve been remiss of late in posting some of the Fantasy Roundtables so this post is my chance to make amends.
First off, we’ve got the Baseball Geeks who ask:
With Jorge Posada looking like he is out for the season (and now out for the season at the time of this posting), and folks like heavily hyped Victor Martinez and J.R. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Note: Besides providing advice and news on fantasy baseball, we at Razzball created and now sponsor a game where the goal is to manage a team and compile the worst stats. These Historical Spotlights honor those players who would’ve excelled in such a format. Please, blog, may I have some more?
We realize that not everyone can handle a daily commitment to Razzball. So here’s the condensed brilliance from our site over the past week.
Eric Stults – I loved him as Rocky Dennis. Is he some kind of wonderful? Please, blog, may I have some more?
While we at Razzball are content toiling within the modest confines of fantasy baseball blogdom, we occasionally like to flex our journalistic muscles and take on a challenging interview.
Our interview subject is the well-respected director of such films as Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, He Got Game, and Bamboozled as well as a well-known devotee of New York sports. Please, blog, may I have some more?