Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What is fantasy, anyway?

Are there "bad" fantasies?  usually, one thinks of good things when it comes to having fantasies, right?  We dream of winning the lottery, seeing our children graduate, having a mansion on a hilltop, etc.  In sports, we have "fantasy leagues."  These are the places we go to escape reality and create our own teams with players we'd like to have (or that we have to settle for having because we hosed our draft) and live out the dreams of a big time manager.  We hope to win all our games, shuffle players around, make trades and dump non-performers.

And then there is me.  I am in TWO fantasy leagues this season because last season, one humiliation just wasn't enough.  I enjoy putting myself through the heartache and heartbreak of managing (or mismanaging) the players I have.

I am once again in the "Card Blog" League.  Currently, I am 9th out of 10.  Not the worst.  I hadn't really done anything with the team since the draft, so today, on my birthday, I decided to make some moves.  It started with a couple trades, and we'll see where things go from there.

The other league I'm in is the "Card Collectors" league.  I am dead last there.  Again, today, I decided to roll up my sleeves and make some cuts.  Like the two guys I had on my roster that were DL.  I had such high hopes.

Of course, Kinsler is on one of my rosters (cant recall which just now) and he is not only DL, but he is uncuttable.  No dropsies for that guy. Dang it.

Of course, the big question is whether or not the changes will have any effect, and whether or not I will remember to actually use players that are PLAYING.  Like the Tribe in real life, I am off to a slow start.  Maybe I can get something going.

Hey, at least this year, I am not putting ONLY Indians players on my team.  Though, I do have several.  And yes, Choo is on one of my teams, thank goodness!


  1. Actually, you traded Choo to me in the one league you had him in, and I thank you for it. YOu know, that's the one where you are 9th out of 10, and I am 10th.

    Good times.

  2. Happy birthday! I know the feeling of being last in fantasy leagues. That's kind of why I don't do it anymore.

  3. D'OH! I was obviously not paying attention... Anyone want to borrow the hammer to drive nails in the coffin of my fantasy teams?

  4. David...I sent you a trade offer...enjoy!