Let’s Get It Started

My favorite time of the year is finally here.

As much as I love the real sport of baseball, there’s something about playing in a fantasy baseball league that really gets my juices flowing. Maybe it’s the spirit of competition, as ten team owners vie for the league title. Maybe it’s following every team in baseball, keeping track of “your” players, instead of just the ones on your favorite team. Or maybe it’s the six months of constant trash talking, or working out blockbuster deals with your family members over dinner. Perhaps it’s the chance for regular people to play General Manager, making trades, scouring the waiver wire, looking for the next hot player. For me, it’s all of those things.

So let’s get it started. These are a few questions I have going into the 2009 fantasy season.

  • Is A-Rod still worthy of a top-5 pick, or will the Un-Natural wilt under the extreme pressure of the steroid scandal?
  • Which round do you start looking at Manny Ramirez? If he had been signed a month ago, I would say 2nd or 3rd, but the longer these negotiations drag on, the more uninspired Manny will get. We all know how Manny reacts to being “disrespected.”
  • Will Big Papi rebound from his disappointing 2008 season?
  • Who will be the first pitcher drafted? Johan? Lincecum? CC?
  • Is Dan the #1 Rays Fan too scared to join our league?
  • Will Matt McLaughlin attempt to draft a team entirely of Red Sox and Twins players?
  • Can we finally put to rest the “I could’ve won if I hadn’t lost my password” excuse? (That means you, Boston badboys.)
  • Will anyone trade with Team Yankeehater?
  • Will Dylan attempt to draft Cal Ripken Jr., Ozzie Smith and Robin Yount to add to his stable of shortstops?
  • Can the Love Boat Captains continue her impressive run, or has that ship sailed?
  • Will Dave McLaughlin finally acknowledge that he got lucky in the 2008 finals?
  • Is Dan Mc a closet Yankee fan? With a team name like Fran-comas, I’m starting to wonder.

So it begins, boys and girl. I don’t care which team you play for. I don’t care if you sucker-punched Coco Crisp last year or if you’re dating Madonna. This year I’m pulling out all the stops to grab the title of TheFoulLine.com Fantasy Baseball Champion.

Only three spots in the league remain. Sign up now!!!!

58 Responses to “Let’s Get It Started”

  1. Dave Says:

    I’ve always liked Pena, he’s from my neck of the woods in New England. (Haverhill, Mass) He just seems like a nice guy and a positive leader for those damn Rays.

  2. Dan Says:

    well i like him to, so tell your management thanks for letting him go.

  3. Dan Says:

    how about the Netherlands? what an upset!! please tell me you guys are watching every game of the classic and not just USA? this is great baseball.

  4. Dave Says:

    I’m really enjoying the WBC. What I find really funny is, after the Netherlands beat DR the first time, all the analysts said it was the greatest upset in international baseball history. And if these 2 teams played 20 time, the Dominican Republic would win 19….. Oops, I guess they were wrong!

  5. Dave Says:

    Only 1 more week until the rest of you start battling for second place….

  6. Dan Says:

    its gonna be hilarious when you come in sixth or something.

  7. Dave Says:

    I believe the word you meant to say was “impossible” for me to come in sixth.

    Go Red Sox

  8. BOSTON BADBOYS Says:

    MY FIRST TWO PICKS HAVE RETIRED OR OUT WITH AN INJURY.. A ROD AND CURT SHILLING MY FIRST TO PICKS ouch. I AM GOING AFTER MY FIRST PICK
    KEN GRIFFY ..SR….WE ALL HOPE THE YANKEE HATERS DONT QUIT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SEASON AFTER GETTING HIS FAT ASS KICKED EVERY WEEK.. I HEARD GINGER IS GOING TO MAKE HIM PICK HIS TEAM WITH OUT HER HELP. THIS YEAR.. OH WELL DADDY MAC AND I NEED THE MONEY TO HAVE OUR WHEEL CHAIRS FIXED… GO BOSTON BAD BOYS …. AND BRAVES