If you’re experiencing a sudden case of dĂ©jĂ vu, you might want to schedule a visit with a neurologist. According to Wikipedia, it could be a symptom of epilepsy. Of course, if you happened to stumble upon the Adrian Beltre article that I wrote almost a year ago to the day, that would probably account for the sense of familiarity that you’re feeling at the moment. Same series, same title. It’s not laziness. I prefer to think of it as being efficient. Yes, that sounds perfectly reasonable. We’ll go with that. But why am I writing about the Rangers third baseman yet again this season? Has his production fallen off of a cliff? Has he found the fountain of youth at age 37? Has he overcome his bizarre head-touching phobia?Please, blog, may I have some more?
My wife and I have a long running joke on whatâ€™s worse, Hot Dog breath or hot dog breath?Â Hot dogs are a requirement for me at the ballpark, but the last time I was there, I gleaned some interesting information about the difference between the jumbo dog and the regular dog.Â That is, there is no difference.Â At least not at my local stadium, named after a terrible beer.Â I asked for the jumbo dog, didnâ€™t have enough cash for it, and asked for the regular.Â They were the same size, except one was in silver and blue foil, the other in silver and red.Â I asked the woman at the counter whatâ€™s the difference? She smiled and said â€śnothing.â€ťÂ I appreciate that kind of candor and told her so; so I took my regular hot dog, covered it in mustard and onions, and enjoyed my favorite food at the ballpark.
Furthermore, the breath you get after eating a hot dog isnâ€™t great.Â On the flip-side, in the middle of summer after taking the dog on a long walk, yields some strong hot dog breath.Â Is there a difference?Â Sure, but not too much.Â So I pop a mint, the dog takes one of those dog improving breath treats, and we move on.Â What did all that have to do with fantasy baseball?Â Uhâ€¦not much, so take the hot dog tip, avoid hot dog breath in all cases, and add Ben Paulsen to your fantasy teams.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Here’s what I said last November about Theo Epstein, “A new GM can toss out the used-up-and-spit-out pieces he inherits, right? Â Itâ€™s like when a new boss comes into a flailing company and all the employees start quaking in their boots that theyâ€™re gonna get fired because theyâ€™re unproductive. Â Please, blog, may I have some more?Please, blog, may I have some more?
Sometimes there’s a game with so much fantasy goodness, a game with so many notable nights for so many fantasy-relevant stars, that it’s almost overwhelming to choose which players to single out. Last night, the Braves came back from 9 runs down to complete their biggest comeback since 1987 and pull within 2 1/2 of the first place Nats, winning the game 11-10. Please, blog, may I have some more?Please, blog, may I have some more?
I donâ€™t use the term â€ścreeperâ€ť as a pejorative in this weekly post (after all, Iâ€™m highlighting players I think will give your teams a boost), but it still kind of feels wrong to put our subject and â€ścreeperâ€ť in the same sentence. Please, blog, may I have some more?Please, blog, may I have some more?
As David Brent’s friend would say, “Only one for the Bum, no harm done.” Â Madison BumgarnerÂ got SF another SHO as he threw a game that made it easy to get behind the Bum and not just for those in The Castro — 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 2 walks and 8 Ks. Â Please, blog, may I have some more?Please, blog, may I have some more?
We all need a little wonder, so let me pose a question to you after this clunky intro.Â Was Matt Cain‘s perfect game the best one game pitching performance in major league history?Â I pose that question to you, young prematurely balding man, not to answer.Â Please, blog, may I have some more?Please, blog, may I have some more?
We have a new leader atop the Master standings! Pig Charmer (Grunge Ball — RCL 16) completed the march to the top that began in 29th place 3 weeks ago. Beardcrabs (The Gaylords — Conshellation Prize) moved up 5 spots while Gobias Industries (Cust Kayin’) gained 11 positions to sit tied in 2nd, 1 back with 107 points. Please, blog, may I have some more?Please, blog, may I have some more?
Bud Norris and Zack Greinke both struck out 12 hitters yesterday.Â One in 6 innings and the latter in 7 innings, if latter means Greinke.Â And when I saw their lines it occurred to me, that my Bud’s gonna be just like Greinke, when he grows up, my Bud’s gonna be just like Greinke.Â Please, blog, may I have some more?Please, blog, may I have some more?
Traditional, smarishional, am I right?
I mean, long gone are the days when your soon-to-be father-in-law would actually pay you (in sheep, no less) to take his wretched daughter off his hands.
Similarly, Razzballers are becoming masters of their own domains and kicking the traditional 5×5 fantasy baseball game to the curb. Please, blog, may I have some more?Please, blog, may I have some more?