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Day three of my mini-marathon posting, and I have to tip my cap to Grey. I have no idea how he does this six times a week. But I’m not here to talk about me, I’m here to talk about you. The Razzball RCL players who have put in the blood, sweat, and tears it takes to win your league. Speaking of Blood, Sweat, and Tears, here is one that opens with lyrics that many of us can relate to right now. Did anyone else notice the really bad fake tan on that round face with the mic? I’m sure that Costa Rican commenter we have in here saw them live at some point during his more youthful days. Wait! What am I doing? Am I writing this for baby boomers or for their children? Here is one from my boy Talib, talking about struggle trying to come up in the game. He talks about his blood, sweat, and tears too. So it kinda works in a stretch. Now that’s more like it. I’m going to try and up the coverage this week and showcase a few more leagues. As well as go over the top-10 overall, and talk about the Grey vs. Rudy vs. the other 10 guys that don’t stand a chance league.

 

The RCL Top 10

Why the top-10? Because Jay says so and they’re the top-10 teams out of 1,000+? And that’s pretty amazing? I’m Brian Fantana filling in for Ron Burgandy? Simply put, they’re the best of the best of the best, and I think they deserve a little bit recognition. BUT NOT TOO MUCH. Just a taste.

1 The Dynasty Flatpoint High 111.3
2 Goose Snausage Razzball 2014 109.3
3 Big League Wood Smokey’s Humidor 106.2
4 Purple Mays Haze Take On The Jay(Wrong) Cinco! 105.5
5 Militant Vegans Loogy On Your Windshield 104.9
6 Hannibal Montana Take On the Jay (Wrong) 104.7
7 Colicky Fuddruckers GREYco Inc. 104.6
8 Hard Wood on Ball I Dream of RCL 104.2
9 Weird Meat Beef SAGNOF! 104.2
10 Barroom Heroes Au Shizz 103.8


The 2014 Razzball Commenter League Master Standings (Click on it. Seriously. Do it.)

The RCL Round-Up

My first random league is HA! I like that name, sounds like the name for a comedy club (patent pending). With San Pedro Guitarristas currently holding a 2.5 point lead over Cholo Blues. This has the making for some kind of Mexican standoff if Capital Offense can win that runs battle with San Pedro and improve in SB’s and batting average. I like San Pedro’s chances to take it all. At 110 game starts he has 70 left to try and maximize K’s and Wins down the stretch as he has locked up saves with a 147 total. Damn, that’s more saves than MacGyver!

Random League Part 2 is John Olerud’s Helmet. Any mention of Olerud’s helmet takes me back to the first time I heard the story about Ricky Henderson and John Olerud when they played together on the Mets. Here is the story.  Oh how I mis charachters like Ricky. Sorry John Olerud’s Helmet, I forgot to talk about your league. The Evansville Aces is holding a slim 1.5 point advantage over Altuve is Short (Yes he is!). Kemping it Real is also in the mix with a chance for it all if he can steal some more bases, grab some wins and work on his ratios. This one is really Altuve’s to lose, with his impressive offensive stats he just needs to work on his pitching and the title could be his. Best of luck you three.

To close out my random triple play I bring you one of our writers league’s the Beddict the Saintly and Friends League. Looks like we have a two person battle with regular Razzball snarkster Kid A trying to catch the Manwich Men. It looks like both have solid clubs and Kid is going full streamer with his squad and at 338 moves is taking that strategy to the brink. If Manwich can win that head to head stolen base battle with Kid and pass a few more then that could be the difference maker here. Good luck you two.

Bonus Content Via Vin

Before I move onto gratuitous coverage of Grey’s Friends and Family League I wanted to post this great work done by last season’s keeper of the RCL’s, Mr. VinWinsHere is the link that you must click. It’s a really cool look at fantasy kick ass Clayton Kershaw and how he has been valued via the trade market. I feel bad for the player that traded Kershaw for Goldy on July 23rd. Au Shuxxxxxx!

The RCL #1

The RCL #1, which sounds like a RCL made for 2001: Space Odyssey (Grey notified me that RCL #1 isn’t related to a space shuttle, but is meant to be said like The Iron Sheik. RCL #1! RCL #1! RCL #1!), is the Friends & Family league that Grey created so we could all be his fantasy baseball punching bags. Actually, maybe not so much punching bags as mustache combs. Seems more Grey-ish to Jay. I wasn’t invited so I’m not sure if I would be Grey’s punching bag. What I do know is I can say whatever I want because I’m not in there. With that being said I say “Why you dodging me Bro?” 

Regardless, this league stars Jay, Rudy, Tehol the Elder God, Prospector Scott, Paul, the Sing(ing)man, Nick the Podcast Host, and Sky… err, the Blue? We need to find you a better title buddy. But that’s us, that’s the family. Which, I can assure you, I’m already filing paperwork to gain emancipation. The friends are Dalton Del Don from Yahoo, Brad Johnson from FanGraphs, Ryan Carey of Mastersball, and Tim McLeod of RotoRob.

The Standings:

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- Grey and Rudy are still doing battle at the top and as I look at their teams I see a chess battle via the free agent pool for the stretch run. Grey, where are your closers? I think you and Jay should make some deal so you can get some power over there.  Your team’s core looks great bossman, you should be able to beat Rudy, he has kids and you only have an awesome dog.

- Jay’s team doesn’t look too bad, I think you have a chance to make some noise if you have the time to put into it. If you need someone to run this team because you are focused on football then e-mail your login and password.

- C’mon Sky, you can catch Tehol. If you start playing you’ll do better.

I just want to say that this is your post. You are the readers of Razzball and you get a chance to see your RCL teams and leagues. Please use this to sound-off about your own leagues. Talk about trades and home stretch strategies or what happened on TV last night, I like that too. I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy and it kicked ass!

 

From Around The Web

  1. Grey

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    Guardians of the Galaxy? Is that about three nerds hiding an alien in their garage? I need to catch some points in offense and hold my pitching… Easier said than done…Note how I’ve been saying it all year and still no results…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Grey: Guardians of the galaxy is the newest marvel flick about a group of degenerates who stumble their way into saving the galaxy.

      how do you have 75 saves and 1 closer?

      You can stream it up in there, make some moves mustachio!

      • Grey

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        Yeah, making moves is my problem… I only average about 5 moves per day… I traded my closers for other pieces… Rafael Soriano went in Tulo trade…K-Rod went in Longo trade…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: You need to slow down the rosterbation, you probably dropped something you could of used.

          I made a trade last night, got Papi and Hurricane Carter for Fat Adams and Polanco.

          • Grey

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            Sounds like a push on needs

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: he needed runs and loves Adams, just mixing it up. I’m trying to make a run at HR’s. hoping Carter doesn’t have a 31 % K-rate the rest of the year

              • Grey

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                K-rate ain’t gonna change, but he could hit some bombs…

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: he better, this is the FCL where I got to make some noise. Up to 4th but it’s a long way to the top.

  2. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Not in an RCL but wanted to jump in and say I love Kweli, and he’s put on some of the best hip hop shows I’ve ever seen.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: he is pretty kick ass. Very underrated, I have friends who went to the Blackstar tour. I hate myself for not going

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @J-FOH: As you should. I saw the OG Black Star tour in about ’99 at some random park or school gym or some ish in Brooklyn. Still the standard by which I judge hip hop shows. I dumped my girlfriend at the time because she picked a fight with me for choosing to go to that show with my high school friends (who were in from out of state) rather than on some stupid date with her. She was cute and has aged well, but that was the right call for many reasons.

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          @Steve Stevenson: Check that, it was fall ’98, which would’ve been right after the release of the album. Damn, I might be the coolest MFer I know. Going to decide whether to drink out of pride or sadness now, just give me a minute…

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @Steve Stevenson: Kweli needs Mos there to get his best for sure. I’ve seen some pretty subpar performances when he’s rocking by himself. A few years ago (maybe like 10 now!) he did a show out here with Gang Starr and Common. Talib was just meh. Best live hiphop shows I’ve seen were Supernatural (though he’s a different animal), Aceyalone, Aesop Rock, Del and Heiro as long as Del is sober.

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              @ralph lifshitz: Del sober is great. Agreed Talib can be a mixed bag solo, but I’ve seen some dominant solo shows from him, mostly in smaller/local venues (one with Common). One act I was surprised didn’t take off was The Knux. Saw a couple great sets from them a few years ago, then nothing. But I’m also older now and have kids and was in an altered state at the time, so maybe they weren’t that good and/or I’m out of touch.

              While rambling about shows, I also want to give props to C Rayz Walz (from the Def Jux crew), who was incredible when I saw him and put on a freestyling display I don’t think I’ll ever see topped in person.

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                @Steve Stevenson: good stuff, best shows I saw were people under the stairs and the tour with Dialated, Jurrasic and DJ Shadow. Atmosphere was always really solid but hands down best performance was at Streetscene in San Diego back in the day. Black Eyed Peas, pre fergie and fame, played with an LA based funk band instead of a DJ. Best ever, strangely, we both had the same dealer at the same time back in the day.

                • Steve Stevenson says:
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                  @J-FOH: That Dilated/Jurassic tour was the cat’s ass.

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                    @Steve Stevenson: I think that means it was good. Some of the best shows I saw were at record stores. Stacks Vinyl, which was owned by the beat junkies did in-stores all the time. Which is funny because i ended up smoking weed with most these guys at one time or another

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

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                      @J-FOH: I caught People Under The Stairs here in Boston back in 2003 and the show was great. Really creative stuff, they broke out an SP-1200 and another old drum machine (not an MPC) and started making beats on stage.

                      Funny you brought up old Black Eyes Peas actually caught them as the opening act for Talib and Hi-Tek, right when Reflection Eternal dropped back in 2001 at Toad’s in New Haven. They were a great take. Too bad they sold out to the extent they did. Then again I’m not sure anyone but Will was worth a damn.

              • Ralph Lifshitz

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                @Steve Stevenson: @Steve Stevenson: C Rayz was the shit! I loved all the Def Jux stuff actually met my wife at a Can Ox show.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz: Def Jux, I love me some RJD2

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

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                    @J-FOH: Yeah at one point in 2003 they had the best roster of artists in hip hop.

                    Crazy to think of the talent that was in Columbus, Ohio in the late 90’s. RJD2, Copywrite, Blueprint, Camu Tao, and Jakki. One of the great forgotten scenes.

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              @ralph lifshitz: if you got 50 minutes to kill here is a producer battle with will.i.am vs thes one from people under the stairs at te Root Down in LA.

              Peoples’ best album is OST, if you listen it’s like yo’re hanging with them and they are the nicest guys. met them a few times at record stores and shows and always real cool.

              • Ralph Lifshitz

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                @J-FOH: hahaha that’s the tour I saw them on so maybe it was 2002. They opened for Del and Heiro here. They put on this amazing show and a lot of East coast heads had only heard some of their stuff. They just killed it. I actually have some of the newer stuff on some of my playlists and it’s less raw. Still had that West Coast block party vibe. I as a white kid from the East Coast, pictured West Coast BBQ’s in like March to be like that. Just super chill and laid back and everyone is high. Also the women have bigger breasts, blonder hair, and looser morals.

  3. Marco Esquandolas says:
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    7 trades in my RCL this year.

    Is that a record?

    • Grey

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      I think Rudy’s done 7 this year alone

      • Marco Esquandolas says:
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        @Grey:

        Maybe I can squeeze ne more in this week.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Marco Esquandolas: no, but I would like to see people post what the trade totals in their leagues have been after the deadline.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @J-FOH: Trade deadline passed in my league on saturday..there were 42 trades this season in which i was involved in 24 of…HA…i had no idea i made that many trades till i read your post and looked it up…..Nice write up Bro.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: in your RCL?

          Thanks

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @J-FOH: it’s a Yahoo league

            • J-FOH says:
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              @jef with 1 f: I will only be trying to collect data on RCL’s

              • jef with 1 f says:
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                @J-FOH: yea I figured that..I was just throwing it out there

  4. Kid A says:
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    Manwich is good competition. Will be a fun push here at the stretch.

    Complete opposite of how horrible T-hole has been in his own league. All bark and no bite from that little puppy. He should do an end of year disgrace article dedicated to himself.

    Looks like you and I are going to be twirling around for the rest of the season in the FCL. The Snarkster versus Homeless Jeff Bridges – Round 4 – FIGHT!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: It’s more homeless John Goodman if you see the rest of me.

      Should be fun to have something to play for. I hope to crash the top party or at least effect the outcome. Magoo, Steve, Panda, I’m coming for you!

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        @J-FOH: I’m not rolling over for anyone. There is still plenty of time to make a run.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: If Blackmon and Dickerson get it together then you got omething, our teams look sexier than the tops right now, they just need to f***ing produce

          • Big Magoo

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            @J-FOH: I’ve got Chisenhall, Gillaspie, Medica, and Gose goin today – what do you mean “sexier than the tops?” I take offense to that, sir…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Big Magoo: do you demand satisfaction. …Affleck

              • Big Magoo

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                @J-FOH: I’m Batman

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Big Magoo: i see. running around in your underoos again

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          @Kid A: I also feel fortunate that OTS checked out, we have benefited from that too. Jeremy, Prezi and Sky haven’t hurt us either

  5. Chris says:
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    Hello J

    Making a move to win. Would you trade:

    Get: Holliday + Freeman + Round 10
    Give: Edwin + Round 5

    H2H, 12 teams, 3 keepers.
    My keepers would be Freeman, Rizzo and Stanton.

    Thanks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chris: I like it, maybe giving up too much in round value but if you can win now then who cares

  6. Kid A says:
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    Baez dong. And I leapfrogged you. Again.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: I hate you

      • Kid A says:
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        @J-FOH: kiss kiss Bang Bang.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: Ok, you’re alright for a bay areaer

  7. Zar says:
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    Hey jfoh

    I think my RCL only had one trade all season when I traded longo and porcello for grey and Bautista.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Zar: that was a good pull for you but the rest of your league needed to get in the game

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