You might be wondering what’s with the title, and to be honest, I thought it was kinda catchy. Okay, I get it, I have too much time on my hands, and no time isn’t the name of the lotion I use. Love’s 7 and 7 is is one of my favorite precursors of punk rock songs. I have read oral histories on the subject and this song comes up as a big influence. It’s always interesting to see where something we love comes from. Groups like the Seeds, the 13th Floor Elevators, the MC5 and the Blue Magoos all laid down the tunes that influenced a great genre of music. You might be saying to yourself: What the hell does this have to do with the RCL update? Well, it’s me telling you that you need to study this format (and those playing it) at a high level. I’m hoping you try and organize strong leagues among fellow commenters next year that take on the RCL strategies. It’s what I did and I have never had as much fun playing fantasy baseball. This week, I have the usual suspects in here… weekly leaders, top ten, team profile and a new edition, the league ranks. These high index leagues at the bottom of the post are about as punk rock as they come when shattering the glass walls of the fantasy leisure suits. Playing in them is a proverbial mosh pit of action that will leave you with black eyes and bloody knuckles. It’s like dating a Salvadorian girl!

 

Category Leaders for Week 6

After all the solo winners last week we return to the land of plenty, well at least when it comes to dongs and wins. Last is first…in runs this week and the second highest one week total so far this year. The SanPedro is round trippin‘ with the Doubter by putting up 22 dongs. Me, yes ME!, the Hack, is this weeks RBI leader *high fives self* Frequent commenter the Knoche takes the steals gold while Sideburns hit like Donny in the highly competitive Cougs R Us league. The herbivore got the third highest K total on the year with 96 while the Wins group is quite the foursome. It only took 11 saves this week, lowest total on the year, but the Orange Snacks still got it done. Old Navy, this weeks team profile below, take home ERA while Jay’s boy Jimmy WHIPped us all. Well done everyone *high fives self again* you all rocked it for week 6.

RUNS 63 Last Vegas Razzball Soccer Sympathizers
HR 22 SanPedro GuitarristasDoubting Tomas HA!Razzball Snipers
RBI 61 The RCL Hack Razzball RCL Writers League
SB 13 The Great Knoche Lester’s RCL #1
AVG .349 Don Mattingly’s Sideburns Cougs R Us
K 96 Thomaston Herbivore Club Walking On Sunshine
W 9 Team ZSky High FlyersThe Jem ‘HadarStrat O Matic’s CharlieHustlersDo I Make You Razzy Baby!!Razzball Champion’s LeagueSaskatchewan
S 11 Orange Snacks Do I Make You Razzy Baby!!
ERA 0.67 OldNavy – Fantasy Baseball Union
WHIP 0.59 Jimmy Sez Take on Jay #1

The RCL Top 10, Week 7

This is the best around!… For the season… so far. Do you want to be Daniel Larusso? Then you got to beat all the Cobra Kai’s and win the All Valleys RCL Championship. Word around the office is that the grand prize is Sky jumping out of a cake in your living room and doing a strip tease to the the tune of Moment of Truth by Survivor. The table below contains the rank, team name, league name, RCL points, and League Index.

1 Backdoor Sliders Razzball Champion’s League 117.42 107
2 Unpainted Arizona HA! 109.53 104
3 Money Ballers JB’s RCL 108.86 102
4 Nick the Dick FCL 107.75 108
5 RA the Rugged D ickeys King Ralph’s Emporium 105.46 100
6 Astros to Mouth Spiders and Snakes 104.99 99
7 New York Braves Razzballz to the Wallz 104.05 102
8 John Boccabellas The Downward Spiral 104.04 102
9 drunc orks Euro Razzball 103.96 99
10 The Notorious MIG Death by 5 x 5 102.96 103

Razzball Commenter Leagues 2015 MASTER STANDINGS

What a difference a week makes for the backdoor man.  He gains 8.92 points to leapfrog the Unpainted one and take over first place. Nice jump BS! The Moneyballers was ballin’ this past week as they go up 6 spots to 3rd overall with a 5.05 swing. My leaguemate in the FCL, Mr. Dick, holds down the 4th spot for the second week in a row while his other team, RA the Rugged jumps one spot to grab 5th. Dick, what are you on? I’m kidding, but seriously it’s good to see someone has been paying attention. Astros to Mouth returns to the top 10 this week pulling into 6th while last weeks 10th place team and subject of our first team profile takes over 7th. The Boccabella is a top ten newcomer from the downward spiral league at 8th and last weeks 5th placeholder the Drunk stumbles to 9th. Rounding out the top 10 is the Notorious MIG from the solid indexed league death by 5×5. Welcome to the cool kids table all you newcomers and for you repeat guys, keep it up. Respect!

 

Team of the Week, Pitching

Last week, I got slipped a note from Vin about a team that had an amazing 7 day performance. Well it looks like Vin is really into passing notes and just sent me another one. OldNavy from the Fantasy Baseball Union has become our second guest in what may become a team highlight series. Last week the Navy put on a relief pitching clinic where they had 15 relief appearances without giving up a run and getting 17 K’s. On the starting pitching side a combination of Kevin Siegrist, Mike LeakeMax Scherzer, A.J. Burnett, Miguel GonzalezGarrett RichardsJason Hammel, and Aaron Harang resulted in only 6 earned runs over 65.1 innings. That’s amazing and deserves the tip of the cap by this writer. Keep it up Old Navy.

IP H ER BB K W SV ERA WHIP
 80.1 50 6 20 71 7 5 0.67 0.87

League Ranks, Offense

League pride can be a big deal around here among the established RCL leagues. Some of these leagues have been annual celebrations while others have been created to reward the winners. The champions league has been a great thing for the site. I’m not sure when the first one happened but I hope we continue this tradition going forward and next year maybe we can add a few more. This year, that champions league has the second highest index (107) just behind the FCL (108) and ahead of all others on this table. In the past, Vin has provided us with some league ranks that give us a total of all members stats. This week, I’m going to go over the offensive side where the FCL is in the top-two in all five categories while the ECFBL is top-two in four-of-the-five. One category I left off because it wouldn’t fit and made the table look awkward is the AB’s. Here are the ranks in order: FCL (21,742), ECFBL (21,676), Night of the Living Zombinos (21,281), Razzball Champion’s League (21,274), and Cougs R Us (21,207). If you noticed the top two leagues in AB’s are also the highest in counting stats. These f#&[email protected]*ds and obsessive compulsive maniacs churn batty calls like hummingbirds on meth. I should know, I play with them. Anythehoo, this is just a snapshot into what the top leagues are doing. Next week I plan on posting the pitching leaders as I don’t want to give you all my content. If I end up having nothing better to talk I might make you endure human profiles on Jay and Sky.

Rank HITS     RUNS HR RBI SB
1 FCL (5784) FCL (3008) ECFBL (722) ECFBL (2819) FCL (439)
2 ECFBL (5733) ECFBL (2970) FCL (717) FCL (2809) Cougs R Us (430)
3 Razzball Champion’s League (5696) Night of the Living Zombino (2925) Razzball Champion’s League (700) Razzball Champion’s League (2798) ECFBL (423)
4 Night of the Living Zombino (5669) Razzball Champion’s League (2924) Night of the Living Zombino (699) Night of the Living Zombino (2768) Razzball Champion’s League (421)
5 Cougs R Us (5660) Cougs R Us (2923) RCL ‘Perts (696) Cougs R Us (2719) HA! (420)

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  1. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Would you throw Ventura vs Cincy today? Stream o nator seems favorable?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: I wouldn’t, he’s garbage lately and the power bats in Cincy can make it a miserable day for him

  2. Looks like SanPedro had a pretty lucky week…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: HA! I knew it was you

  3. P says:
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    Proto Punk and Love. Great Stuff. Try also the Sonics, anything on the Back From the Grave compilations, or more recently Barrence Whitfield & The Savages.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @P: good call on the Back from the Grave comps. those are outstanding. I’ve already put the Sonics in some posts already and didn’t want to go to that well again. Thanks for the share on Barrence. The Pebbles series is in the same vein as the grave comps as is Nuggets

  4. Principal Blackman says:
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    Great write up, J-FOLove. I’m a big big fan of the Arthur Lee reference. The Pretty Things “Mr. Evasion” is up there for me among the ur-punk. Also SRC, the Nazz, and Pink Fairies are up there.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Principal Blackman: Thanks, I’m a big fan of all those good calls you just shared. All super solid stuff. I love this genre of music, I didn’t want to go too far off the beaten path being unsure of my readers, but damn, you guys are bringing it today.

  5. The Big Yabu says:
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    As the owner, GM, and manager of Backdoor Sliders, let me just say:
    YEEHAW!
    I’m sure it won’t last, but I’m going to enjoy it while it does…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @The Big Yabu: you’re laying a beatdown in a tough league. Keep it up. It’s impressive how big your lead is

  6. Wake Up says:
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    Great call on Rocky…”You’re gonna miss me” may be one of the most underrated/most influential songs of all time?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: thanks for that, what a set of pipes. Not sure if you know but you probably do, there is a whole documentary about him on Netflix

  7. mauledbypandas says:
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    Great update jackie boy, probably the best one yet!

    Backdoor Sliders has been killing us to be sure. will drop a few points probably since he is way over in starts, but so far it has been an impressive display.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @mauledbypandas: Same as Nick in the FCL, I don’t want to burst their bubbles yet, i love the agony of reality when it comes as a surprise.

      I thought it was one of my worst for the update, shows what I know

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @J-FOH: Yeah, Nick doesn’t have amazing K or win numbers for someone with that many starts. it is however just about 1/4th of the way through. There is a lot of baseball to be played.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @mauledbypandas: I try to keep my k per GS ratio high so I can plan my streams down the road accordingly

          • nick the dick says:
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            @mauledbypandas: @J-FOH: Yeah my ks and wins definitely arent over the top for my amount of starts, product of me drafting too much quantity over quality for staters. I am however consciously and intentionally ahead of pace for starts. Won’t be a suprise, but agony sounds about right.

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              @nick the dick: we will pick at you all year, its what we do, just never say the word “luck” in that room

  8. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    nice write up,thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: what are you… drunk?

  9. WM says:
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    WHOA! What are you saying about Salvadorian woman? You dont deserve the pupusas is you cannot handle the woman…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: nice to see you pop in

    • J-FOH says:
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      @WM: hahaha…. they are quite the handful in more ways tHan one. The bloody knuckles come from fighting their brothers and cousins and the black eyes from the sex. Like a great rollercoaster it’s fun to ride but not everyday

  10. Sam says:
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    Just found this site and I’m absolutely in love with it. All of you guys do a fantastic job here. Keep it up.

    With that said, which side of this trade do you prefer? It’s a redraft league.

    Springer and Arenado
    for
    Longo and Anibal

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sam: springer side and it’s not even close

  11. Deny says:
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    who wins this trade

    tulo rodney and kazmir for richards jansen and reyes who i put on my dl

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Deny: Jansen side

  12. Strolg says:
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    If you’re ever in the Philly area, I have Love’s first album on 8 track. Sounds kick ass in the garage where I have the system hooked up. Nice seeing Cougs R Us being represented.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Strolg: that’s friggin awesome, let me know if you ever put it on Ebay. The Cougs has some bite…gggrrrrrr

  13. Mystery Poster says:
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    I am posting under a very elaborate pseudonym so as not to let on to my league mates who
    I am when I ask for advice but I am stoked (and astonished!) to hit the bottom of the top 10! Miggy represent!

    First time ever playing fantasy baseball so think I can lay any success so far at the door of the writers here – thanks all! It perhaps helps that I haven’t previously been a huge baseball fan so come in with literally no idea or hunches! That and B Harper tearing it up the past few weeks.

    I’ll enjoy it while it lasts cos I’m sure that it won’t!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mystery Poster: I didn’t start playing til 2006 and won the first league I ever played in…for money. Just remember to keep your K rate up and keep some fluid spots on your roster to swap goes out. Good luck and I’m glad we all helped you

  14. de nachos says:
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    Second on the pupusas. It’s like everything you love about Spanish food baked in a pancake. And it sounds (is) dirty. What’s a Stras for an OF value? …in the real FBB world, not the FCL world where SP is valued lower than a Monday catcher batty call.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @de nachos: maybe go after a Brantley or Braun first, settle for an Ellsbury or Trumbo

      I love Papusas, I always ask the Salvi’s where to go by me and they all say the same spot that I found 15 years ago. Love that cabbage with a chicharonnes and cheese papusas.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: I’ve got a Salvi place right down the road from me and the papusas and cabbage are my absolute favorite. Burritos the size of your head, best ive ever had. They always give you too much of the cabbage slaw in a big sandwich baggie and I throw that leftover shit on everything

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: burritos at a salvi spot, sounds like a classic Sal-Mex joint

          • nick the dick says:
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            @J-FOH: It’s a bit of a mix but the classic El Salvadorian dishes are the bread and butter

            • J-FOH says:
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              @nick the dick: I love those mix places and don’t even get me started on Nicaraguan salty pork and plantains

              • nick the dick says:
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                @J-FOH: *licks chops*

  15. 740 says:
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    Sup dude. Need help. 10team h2h 5×5

    Who wins in this trade?

    Send Alex Gordon, KC OF
    Send Eric Hosmer, KC 1B
    Send Adrian Beltre, Tex 3B
    Send Shelby Miller, Atl SP
    Send Jon Lester, ChC SP
    Send Matt Kemp, SD OF
    Send Jose Altuve, Hou 2B
    Receive Nolan Arenado, Col 3B
    Receive Adam Jones, Bal OF
    Receive Jacob deGrom, NYM SP
    Receive Ian Kinsler, Det 2B
    Receive Johnny Cueto, Cin SP
    Receive Mookie Betts, Bos OF
    Receive Jose Abreu, CWS 1B

    Thank u

    • J-FOH says:
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      @740: Arenado side

  16. nick the dick says:
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    My Dickies were 7 last week and 5 this week. That’s a 2 spot jump. Worst update ever!!…really tho, enjoyed the rock music, good stuff buddy.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: I know you are but what am I?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: I know I am, you really need to read the message board (its a term of endearment)

          • nick the dick says:
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            @J-FOH: Yes Jack, you know I know this. I read the message board. Us F$#[email protected]%ds are a proud people.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @nick the dick: you are a project thats for sure

  17. nick the dick says:
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    I know it’s been drop Devon time, but him or Neil Walker?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: he’s been a little banged up and Walker has been bad most the year. I’m on the hold him a while longer side

  18. Kid A says:
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    It’s “Salvadoran”.

    How would you like to be called Skunkbeardian?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: Nice catch, I get lazy with my ethnic names.

      I kinda like skunkbeardian, sounds slavic

      How have you been? You’ve been kinda absent lately. Gareth was looking for help with a team name and I could of really used your help.

  19. royce! says:
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    Fun topic today! You ever get into the Yellow Pills series of comps? Predominately power pop from the late 70s to early 80s. Yellow Pills: Prefill is awesome.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: Never heard that. To be honest, I never got some of the labels they threw on that genre. I would listen to it and be like its poppy and different compared to what was going on at the time but it just was what it was. Does that make sense?

      • royce! says:
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        @J-FOH: yeah, it makes sense. I just didn’t have anything I felt was necessary to add to the proto-punk discussion- yall got that covered

  20. The Great Knoche says:
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    Hey Finally made it! And the worst part is I wasn’t able to even see it yesterday. (Had some technical difficulties combined with work)

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