Miles From Fenway

Notes from a Fantasy Baseball Virgin
May 12, 2005, 2:51 pm
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For as big a baseball fan as I am, I had never participated in a Fantasy League. I had participated in Fantasy Football, but never Fantasy Baseball.

In previous attempts with the football version I had done fairly well, even winning my league against my guy friends from college last season. So this year I decided I’d try it, I’d take the leap. I’d become a Fantasy Baseballer.

Little did I know the vast differences between the football leagues and the baseball. Football, you could set your lineup once a week. You didn’t REALLY need to check up on it every day. Baseball on the other hand, needs to be coddled, hovered over, and changed frequently. It’s like having a kid!

I started the season relatively well, flipflopping between 3rd and 5th in a 13 person league. It’s taken me a while to get used to the rotisserie style of scoring, but I am starting to get the hang of it, and after being out of 3rd for the last week and finally dropping to 6th last night, I just participated in my first trade.

In desperate need of starting pitching I traded with a fellow “Leper Chat” leaguer (Hey AK!). I received Escobar, Wakefield, and Tsao in return for Guillen and Mesa. I could have gotten hosed, I have absolutely no clue. One of the best parts about this fantasy league thing is that it gets me acquainted with players I otherwise wouldn’t have known. My Sox? I’ve got them down … the rest of the league? I know bits and pieces. I love the game of baseball and will go see a game whenever I can, but I mainly concentrate on the Sox.

So we’ll see how this works. I am pretty excited to have Wakefield on my team! Though if he tanks after this trade, I am blaming it all on myself. Feel free to blame me as well šŸ™‚


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