Fellow RCL’ers, it’s your narrator for the 2014 season, back to bring you into the fold for everything RCL. And also type RCL as many times possible. Needs more RCL if you ask me. Anyhow, mark this day in your calender folks. It is a day which will (probably not) live in infamy. It is a day where we will chase history for the good of all mankind. Are we curing cancer? No. Solving world hunger? I just ate a Kit-Kat, so we might have some more work to do on that front. Are we creating a foundation to rescue stray animals? Ef no! We’re doing something much-much more important (not really). Today, I am making it our personal goal to create at least 75 RCL leagues for the 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season. Are we close? Darn straight we are. Right now, we are at 63 RCL leagues, and I know we can do this. Together. As one. HOLD ME.
Okay, you can stop holding me now. TOO CLOSE BRO. TOO CLOSE. Now, you might ask, why 75? What’s wrong with 79? Or 82? Or 568,412? I dunno, it’s all arbitrary I guess. But 75 just looks better. And, 12 more leagues should be a cinch. And how do we get to this goal, pray tell? Well, you can start by doing what over 50 of your fellow Razzball commentators have done, and that’s be a Commissioner. It’s easy, I swear. And it’s really not that much work. Set up the league, set up the draft, and BAM, you’re done. Well, I mean, maybe send out a draft reminder if you want… but still, anyone can do it. In fact, I’ve done it like eight times. That’s what she said. You know whose also done it multiple times? Besides your mom? Razzball reader and friend Dug Fister. That’s who. He’s leading by example folks, and is now Commissioner x3. That’s three times the awesome. Be like him. Be like Dug Fister. Be three times the awesome.
Plus, don’t you want to be a Razzball friend? I do, but Grey has a restraining order against me. Thank God Rudy has no idea what the legal system is for. I’m watching you do your dark wizardry math stuff from the bush’s. Because Texas has way too many Bush’s. HAHA. Get it?
So, yeah. RCL’s. Be a commissioner. Join a league. BE A HERO.
Here’s how: (With me quoting Grey. Because he quotes himself way too much. Don’t be such a Grey-hog!)
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 seven 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. Unlike previous years, we will be going with TWO DL SLOTS. The only things you need to change from the default is the 180 Games Started and the TWO DL SLOTS. Please be vigilant about having the exact same league rules and setup as everyone else. The lineup is also known as: C/1B/2B/SS/3B/CI/MI/5 OF/UTIL/9 P/3 BENCH/2 DL with 180 Games Started and 1000 IP minimum. The fantasy leagues will be played in ESPN and they will be free to join.
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. Step by step: Hit Create. Then Create ESPN Custom (middle option), Name League, Change to 12 Teams, Restriction Type: None, Open to All Users, Access: change to Private, create Password, leave as Roto and Snake, Make Draft Date and Time, Create. From Default settings all you have to do is change to TWO DL SLOTS and 180 Starts by pitchers. So, you go to ROSTERS and Click “Edit Roster Settings.” There, change to 2 DL Slots and 180 Starts (the counter will change to 20.0 per slot). Then SUBMIT Roster Settings. Finally, Create Your League! (Important Note: Make sure league is viewable to public but requiring a password to avoid non-Razzballers joining.) When that’s finished, 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.