“I’m squinting real hard, but I can’t see the site design from 2010 anymore? What is the meaning of this?”

That’s you. Welcome to Razzball Version 2.75! We’ve done a little update to the site. Wow-ee-wee-wow!

Two-point-oh is defined by Merriam-Webster, “adjective used postpositively to describe a new and improved version or example of something or someone.” Pretty cool that the little kid from Webster has his own dictionary. Emmanuel Lewis lives forever in our hearts! *googles Emmanuel Lewis* Oh, he’s still alive. That’s surprising. Never the hoo! So, how is this 2.75 and not 2.0? Great question, awkward expositionary question! Because we already did one update, so you were looking at 2.0 all that time! Who knew? Some true heads. Here’s a screenshot of our site from the Way Back Machine. This 1.0 screenshot makes me laugh very loud:

How many of you remember that shizz? Yikes. Can you read the post? The Real World was still on the air! And the guy I worry about them putting in a Real World house, because he’s a drug addict, is now dead. Who could’ve seen that coming? Apparently, a fantasy baseball blogger. Huh, weird. Also, Albert Pujols was ranked number one! I’m dying.

Okay, back to the new website design. The slider on the landing page is amazing. If you drag your mouse over it, you can move it back and forth. Is this. Dot dot dot. Magic? Yes, it is.

We have a new logo. Thanks to our friend and writer, Coolwhip! All of those old Razzball t-shirts became immediate collector’s items. They all just went up in price like the Princess Di beanie baby. Which means, they went up to $3,000.00, then, when no one would buy them for that price, they became priceless. Not as in “priceless” as that term is usually used, but as in they have no price because no one will buy them off of you. Luckily, we have new shirts!

The podcast now sits on the homepage, and you can play it right from there, because we all know how you just leave the site open in the background while you wait for me to answer your keeper questions.

As you see each sport, Fantasy Football, Fantasy Basketball and Fantasy Hockey each have their own landing page now that actually allows you to see recent articles. Crazy, right? A website you can navigate. Eff me, that’s novel!

Now, some of you real smart mothers and you might be thinking, “That screenshot that looks like a Geocities site, was 1.0, and the last iteration was 2.0, but this is 2.75, why not 3.0?” That’s right. We’re not done, but I wanted to take the new site live. Some parts are still janky. Bugs need to be squashed. Might take a couple of days. If you look at the homepage, where the Player Rater sits, that’s still being adjusted. Then, during the season, we’re going to have a few different sections in there, like Top 10 Hitters over the Last 30 Games; a closers depth chart and more (gotta keep some stuff a surprise). Hope you like the direction of the latest design of the site, if not, don’t worry, we’re redesign again in twelve years.

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mikeadamson
mikeadamson
8 days ago

Well I for one am thrilled to be alive in the 21st century. Looks good.

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
8 days ago

Grey!!!

Awesome 2.75, can’t wait for 3.0!!

a. Seriously it’s great. Love the look. One of the keys to longevity that oldest person in the world confided to a reporter who asked is as follows.

‘When change comes (and this guy survived 60 years AFTER he retired) embrace it, accept it and try to adapt. If you don’t you’ll just wrinkle up and die.’

b. Signed up for a new league on fantrax.

8-team, H2H, 5×5 each category, weekly, 13 hit, 9 pitch, 12 bench. Minimum 7IP per week, no max. Cats=HR, R, RBI, AVG, SB plus W, SV, WHIP, ERA, K.

In this set up for the draft, I’m thinking 1 pitcher for every 2 hitters and 1 RP for every 3 SP. What do you think? I have Tatis Jr as #1 overall in this setup (I exported steamer projections for 2022, then added (HR+R+RBI+SB). This was my top 10 for hitters.

Tatis 296
Vladdy 274
Shohei 268
Soto 265
Judge 258
JoRam 255
Trout 248
Harper 248
Alonso 248

For pitchers I added K, W, and SV from the same streamer extrapolation these 10.

Cole 277
Scherzer 264
Ray 263
Bieber 244
Burnes 243
DeGrom 240
Nola 237
Wheeler 234
Woodruff 233

Hader’s down in 110 for pitchers at 140 with Diaz, Chapman and Hendriks at 135, 134, 133.

My two questions.

1. Is my thinking right about the order of hitters>SP>RP in this set up?
2. If you look at ADP versus the points projected, something odd happens.

Hitters, points, ADP (from steamer ’22 projections
Tatis 296 1.9 (nothing new)
Vladdy 274 5.5
Shohei 268 7.8
Soto 265 4.3
Judge 258 37.2
JoRam 255 4.0
Trout 248 14.9
Harper 248 9.9
Alonso 248 54.8

I’ll use this data to help me in the draft planned for March 22 or so.

c. Norm MacDonald quote of the day for January 10, 2022

‘OJ announced this week his new book called I want to tell you. And if successful, OJ will work on a follow-up entitled From football to prison, my 25 years of showering with other men.’

d. Marx Brothers quote of the day for January 10, 2022

‘Oh, why can’t we break away from all this, just you and I, and lodge with my fleas in the hills? I mean flee to my lodge in the hills.’

Groucho,
Monkey business, 1931

Cheers,
Ante

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Ante GALIC
8 days ago

In an 8-team H2H league you can really take advantage of streaming. If you have roughly 13 picks in the top 100 players, I’d be really tempted to go 12 H, 1 SP and fill out my entire lineup minus catcher before drafting pitching.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 days ago

the 2010 page looked fine, notice at the far left you can look at the order of recent pages you might’ve missed, will the finished new version have something along those lines? currently the 3 most recent posts scroll by in the left middle near top page, which isn’t bad if i was even sure that those 3 were for sure the newest 3, and the 4th newest and older were actually listed in some sort of order, which i no longer am sure about. before just now you scrolled down, and it went down by recency (maybe that’s back when this is finished).

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 days ago

player rater and other tools (so far) seem just as easy to find as before, so keep them like that.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 days ago

just refreshed a football page i was already on, THAT is nice the changes (the entire page is used for the article only (no adds jumbling up anything, taking away any space)), just far more space being used for the content rather than noise.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 days ago

biggest thing, there’s no longer a page index button at the bottom, you can hit the “previous posts” button, but that only goes back a little. if say you wanted to read a post from months ago, that would take a long time for no reason but before it was quite easy. could probably just be added back.

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  goodfold2
8 days ago

Looks like if you got “News” at top left you’ll get a drop down, From there you can get to older posts.

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Sweatpants Nation
8 days ago

Or the load more button the bottom. That took me back to September before I got bored.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 days ago

that scroll manually does work quicker on the 3 most recent posts, so that’s nice. saved some seconds there some of the time

packers2018
packers2018
8 days ago

I like the idea of the plus and negative.

The print is to small for my old eyes. Is that something I can fix or have to get used to it>

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  packers2018
8 days ago

You can zoom on your browser to make it default to larger print for you. If you’re using Chrome, click the three dots in the top right corner of browser. Halfway down that dropdown, it’ll say “zoom.” Just hit the plus sign until you like the size.

haleybop3320
haleybop3320
8 days ago

You have 5 post with your pitchers for next year. Top 100 top 80 top 60 top 40 top 20. I click on those then type in the password you left and nothing happens..This applies to Patreon

Last edited 8 days ago by haleybop3320
William Hung
William Hung
8 days ago

One issue I told DT about is that the home page is not displaying all the latest articles, for example on the football page, the Week 18 rankings is not there. I didn’t even know there was an article until I went to the weekly rankings link.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  William Hung
8 days ago

most recent 3 articles show up in the biggest link, left center near top. they’ll scroll by one by one (or apparently can make them move faster cycling them). only change pragmatically that i can see is if you are going back say months that might get into many minutes of “more pages” hitting that numerous times, rather than the more useful pages back (and you can go 10 pages back at a time, making it far faster). and this is me using a quickly loading computer with good internet, i wouldn’t even want to think of the over/under in minutes it would take for say a slower phone in not great internet area to say look up something from june for instance.

bigbear
bigbear
8 days ago

Like the logo, the page is fireball emoji! I like the tile-style layout. And the comments section changes (+/- and comment filters).

But honestly, as long as you and the other writers keep dealing your dope… knowledge, the fiends will line up!

Garrett Sher
Garrett Sher
8 days ago

Love the new layout looks much more friendly. Also been loving the Patreon content. I had a question which i wanted to post in your Abraham toro sleeper post but it looks like comments are closed. Within your post you say ”  For 2022, I’ll give Abraham Toro projections of 69/23/78/.261/10 in 521 ABs with a chance for more”

Obviously there is risk in my question and when trying to predict a ceiling but how much more do you think there is here? do you think 80/30/80/270/10 is possible given how much you like him? only ask ask as trying to understand the ceiling to see if he can be a manny machado light type player or production. Thank You

toolshed
toolshed
8 days ago

Ooh, fancy. The search function pulls up a lot of articles which is great. I did some UI testing on the search and randomly chose manny machado. It worked, but the first three articles that came up showed up on this order: Feb 2019, Dec 12 (fantasy sleeper), sep 2021. It would be nice to see this info in reverse chronological order. I guess I am high maintenance. Not that it is a big deal. I like the design, the functionality and the ease of navigation.

I also see you can add an image in the comments. Not sure if you want option or if it was there before.

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toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
8 days ago

I also noticed my junk email address is showing up. I tried to edit my profile to remove it, but it keeps saying I don’t have access to this page.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
8 days ago

Thanks. Nice pic of your dog. The email probably shows up since I am a roto deluxe subscriber. It was never there before; I would have seen it since I tend to post my thoughts and questions every once in a while. Lol

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
8 days ago

This looks amazing. I’m gonna be like Helen Keller when her parents moved the furniture for a few weeks, but can’t wait to check it all out. Here’s to January Grey!

sammi
sammi
8 days ago

It’s terrible. Nothing like making things a pain in the ass to find, or use. FanTrax, here we come.

Gus
Gus
8 days ago

Go Back. Looks sad

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
8 days ago

Looks great, well done

VinWins
VinWins
8 days ago

Congratulations on the further development of Razzball! I remember how rudimentary the site was in the 80s. I imagine I liked the previous version more, but I don’t remember what it looked like.

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
8 days ago

What’s next 2.8 or straight to 3.0?

zombie
zombie
8 days ago

I’ve pissed my pants. Maybe not so diligent during the off season, but this caught me by surprise! Congratulations to you and Team Razzball, Grey! No fear though, of you copping some elitist attitude with all of this fanciness. Maybe an overcompensation fear that you go full lunatic on us! Well deserved guys and looking forward to 2023 gray mustached version!!!

Play Ball
Play Ball
8 days ago

Grey,

I’m starting a small 7-team Yahoo roto league.

In addition to R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, K, ERA, WHIP, QS, SV+H what categories would you add to make it more interesting?

Will
Will
7 days ago

You need to darken the print font. Difficult to read against the white background.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
4 days ago

Grey!

I absolutely love you and the Razzball team. Nothing has changed. I always have, do, and always will use Razzball as my primary source for everything Fantasy Sports. I appreciate the hard work, but the only reason I’m commenting which I don’t comment PERIOD unless it’s Razzball and other sites and boards where people don’t predominantly troll and make everything a Left Vs Right Political Culture War). I don’t have Social Media Accounts, it’s not my thing. I comment ONLY when it’s positive Ala Razzball (aside from last season when 10 commenters including D*ck Cram It bashing me for jokingly stating I won a trade against a Female in my league, I was making the The Guys and 5 girl readers joke reference as women aren’t known in large groups to do FS but people are too P.C. in 2022 and beyond, I guess everything online gets taken out of context).

Anyhow, where I’m getting at is I’m writing you guys to give you Feedback as you probably want everyone to do. I don’t love the new site. There are some kinks that need to be fixed and the old site (which it seems is the same when you go to actual posts minus the comment section) was PERFECT. I don’t think there was a necessity to redo the site To Be Honest. I guess it will just take some getting used to. That’s just my Feedback. It’s great, but the original Razzball site is better and easier to find your way around. The top slide articles are all over the place and out of order and it’s tough on the eyes. Too much.

Keep up the great work and long live Grey & The Razzball Team!!

Last edited 4 days ago by TarmanGotHim