"What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I"m not just another... one of your plays?
You're the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?"
-Foo Fighters- (The Pretender)
Good afternoon everyone. I apologize for the late post. The sad thing is that this is supposed to be a graduation post, and I will probably still put that up sometime later tonight if I can stay awake that long. After a very busy graduation weekend, I woke up sick yesterday (sore throat, sneezing, very tired, etc...). John gets a shoutout here for taking my shift at work last night. I was supposed to work from 9:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. (plus cleaning), and I ended up SLEEPING from 9:00 p.m. until 1:50 a.m. (and this was after I slept from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.). I also slept yesterday morning preceding everything that I just typed, and I just woke up again about an hour ago (and yes, there will be a quiz)...
I want to separate this from the graduation post because I have A TON of graduates to recognize. Let me begin by saying congratulations to my friends Gabbie and 'Z', who both had weddings this weekend. I played city league softball a hundred years ago with Gabbie here in San Marcos, America (our team won a championship, and we got t-shirts)... :) , and I worked with 'DJ Z', who is also a big Spurs fan, (which is enough to get him in the blog all by itself)... ;) Gabbie married Josh and 'Z' married Jerri Lynn (who still has to change her name on her facebook...), and I want to wish both couples the very best in the future!
The NHL gave me a reprieve from making predictions for the second round until tomorrow, and also threw in a couple of seventh games tonight just to make things interesting... The Rangers are playing at the Capitals, and the Bruins are hosting the Maple Leafs. Since I predicted that the Rangers and Bruins would win these series, expect the Caps and Leafs to win - UGGGHHH, what I meant to say is that I'll stay with New York and Boston...
Browsing through the twitter account before I came here, I found this gem: "Marc Gasol is the NBA Defensive Player of the Year... He was just named to the All-Defensive Second Team. Someone figure this out for me..." -@spencepascuzzi- (via twitter) HOW can you not love the NBA?! :)
Now for the part of our program that our sadists came here for, my weekly fantasy baseball update...
League 1 - (25 entry fee - 1st place 125, 2nd place 25)
1) Neshanic 72.50 (No one can lead from start to finish, right?)
2) DraftDodgers 68.00
3) Pappys Boyz 59.50
9) The View From Bikini Hill 41.00
All three of my fantasy teams have names related to this blog, but this team carries the ACTUAL NAME of the blog, and is in NINTH PLACE! The rosters have 28 active players, and SEVEN of my first 28 are on injured-reserve right now. ALSO, Shane Victorino was injured yesterday (RAN INTO A WALL - ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDING ME?!), and isn't officially on the IR right now. Can you say, "recipe for success?"...
League 2 - (50 entry fee/40 w/discount - 1st place 300, 2nd place 50)
1) Breaking Bats 78.50 (Still showing off...)
2) Loons XXIV 71.50
3) 4troublemakers 64.00
5) The Bikini Hill Bobcats 58.00
With only four players on the IR (and no Victorino) and decent pitching, this team has a lot of hope if the offense can get things figured out. This team is pitching well and easily has my best hitting outfield. Two of my three groups don't want to steal bases at the moment...
League 3 - (50 entry fee/40 w/discount - 1st place 300, 2nd place 50)
1) Nappy Heads 78.50 (Again, STILL showing off...)
2) Mad Men 68.50
3) Pittsburg Crawfords 57.00
4) The Bikini Hill Nine 55.50
4) jonnylove7 55.50
This is an interesting group and an interesting league. Any week that you come here for the update right now, a team could be in third place just as easily as it could be in seventh place (57.00 - 50.50). My pitching is decent (this being the team with the best arms "on paper" - Kershaw, Strasburg, Weaver (DL - SHOCKING!!!), Medlen, etc...). This offense is DEAD LAST in EVERY CATEGORY except for steals, where I'm leading the league (go figure)...This team is 1st, 2nd, 3rd (twice), and 4th in the 5 pitching categories...
I am going to do some research, and I should be back later with a graduation post. Hopefully that post, a couple of NHL and NBA playoff games, and some baseball games will help me out. Have a great day and I'll see you shortly!