Hey Grey. Yeah we all get together from across the country every year to draft. We all went to Laguna Beach High School. I'm a couple of years younger than the core group so I got started a bit late. I also took a 10 plus year hiatus when I was too busy for my own good in NYC, so I haven't done all 27 years, probably a little less than half of them. But I only got into it on a deep level two and a half years ago.
Believe it or not, there are two guys who have been in the league for all 27 years and have yet to win! And believe me, they live in shame. We have this massive 4 foot tall trophy with a lacquered kids glove spiked on the top. In the glove is a musty 10 plus year old bottle of Yohoo, our totem. The winner every year gets drenched in Yohoo as reward. The winner also gets his team name engraved on a metal plaque on the trophy and gets to keep the trophy for the whole year. It's obviously a big deal (to us). Most of us have boys, and there is no doubt the next generation will carry the legacy onwards.
There's a true sorcerer type in our league who is going for a unprecedented four-peat. Three-peats were previously unprecedented. The guy has huge karma likely due to having named his team after the mentally disabled sweetheart man-child ball boy for LBHS sports teams who shouts to anyone he greets "Have a Homerun Day!". I suspect he has set up an altar for him. For instance he picked up Aceves, Rodney and Casilla this year before anyone could touch them. That kind of guy. I could go on detailing the crazy good luck he has had ...
I'm in first now by 12 points over him. I have a good shot. Last year I should have won and was in first for 90% of the year. My pitching was devasted tho ... JJ, Hanson, Brett Anderson and others lost to injury. I traded for Ubaldo and Billz, giving away Ian Kennedy (at the midway point). This year tho I am much smarter, thanks in large part to you and the razzball community.
Whoah, I just wrote a novel .... thought you all would like to hear a little history I guess. And maybe inspire some youngsters
12 team auction keeper weekly lineups ($300 cap, $340 in season), 10 taxi, 10 waiver wire, 23 player limit
YEAR #27 of the league (high school freshman at birth) yeah you heard it, one of the oldest in the world for sure
C: AJ (t), Napoli $10
CI: Votto $13, Duda $15, Freese (t), Rizzo (waiver), Lind $7
MI: Zorilla $19, Altuve $2, Hanley $53, Furcal (t)
OF: Braun $55, Beltran $2, Crawford $30, Willingham (t), Revere (waiver), ARios $6, Reddick (t), CQuentin (t)
SP: Kershaw $16, MacDonald (w), Hamels $33, Garza $15, Shark (w), Anibal $6, DHolland $15, Harrison (t), Lynn (w), Haren $30
RP: Putz $20, Frieri (w), R Soriano (w), Street $11,