Wicked Game, Week 21

With only four short weeks before the playoffs, it is officially crunch time, and if our second thefoulline.com fantasy baseball league has shown us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected.

Did anyone really believe that we would have a McLaughlin-free post season? Or that Nevershortonstops could truly be playoff spoiler? Also, has anyone heard from the Boston Not-So-Badboys lately? Just when we think we have it all figured out, cellar-dweller Dirty Water Dogs comes within 2 points of taking out league-standout Rays Those Cowbells.

The smell of the playoffs is in the air. So what better way to ready ourselves than with a thefoulline.com Power Ranking?

1. Yankeehaters

Best record, most points, team finally hitting its stride. But I’m just stating the obvious. I plan on being in the final four.

2. Rays Those Cowbells

Good teams find a way to win. Even though it wasn’t pretty, RTC still added another one in the win column. These guys are simply too talented for another performance like this. RTC and LBC meet this week, and I’m giving the edge to Rays Those Cowbells.

3. Love Boat Captains

Ho hum, another win against a McLaughlin. The LBCs have stumbled over the past month and have a really tough match-up this week. The East Division and a definite playoff spot are on the line.

4. Sarasota Red Rays

These guys have been lights out against the far superior West Division this year, going 7-3 against them. Unfortunately for him, he is 5-5 against the (L)East division. With games left against LTZ, Yankeehaters, RTC, and LBCs, Sarasota Red Rays has his work cut out for him, but I still like his chances for the postseason.

5. Less than Zero

Really? You lost to NeverShortonStops? I’m still not sure how that happened. The playoff picture is getting a little fuzzy for our Canadian friend, but one thing for sure is that you can never count him oot.

6. Bostonbadboys

Even in the midst of a five-game losing streak, BBB is still in the playoff hunt. He really needs his pitching on track and a lot of luck to advance to the next round.

7. The Tek’s Message

Joe Mauer and Hanley Ramirez have carried this team team all year, and the reemergence of Cliff Lee has helped a lot. But even with a solid lineup and big-name pitchers, it’s too little, too late for The Tek’s Message.

8. Boston Braves

Hey, have you heard? The Boston Braves won the Fantasy title last year… zzzzzz… That’s old news. I was really hoping Dave Mc would challenge for another title, but when you throw out six crappy pitchers, all the starts in the world aren’t going to help. This tactic is played out. I have two more questions, Dave Mc. Who the hell is Bud Norris? And why in the world would you start him? Thanks for finally allowing me to beat you.

9. NeverShortonStops

After Dylan took out LTZ last week, I am officially nervous about facing him. Is there any chance that Dylan forgets to set a legal lineup? Or is playoff spoiler his new motivation? This is going to be a far more interesting week than I had hoped.

10. Dirty Water Dogs

Matt Mc’s team came way too close to knocking off RTC this week, which may have led to RTC having a nervous breakdown. Thanks for taking it easy on him, Matt. I hope you are a contender next year. The league is more fun with you talking smack and making trades.

Good luck to everyone this week… even you, Dave Mc.

13 Responses to “Wicked Game, Week 21”

  1. Boston Braves " Foulline Fantasy Baseball Champion" Says:

    There is one goal for the entire fantasy league and that is to shut Yankeehaters up.. He went 20 weeks without posting anything now that he is in contention for a playoff spot hes talking trash. Once again counting his chickens before they hatch. Where have you been all year ?????????? Why trash talk now a true example of your name YANKEE hater. I wanted to let you know also that MANNY sucks..

  2. Dave Says:

    Nicely said Dave. Although it may be hard to believe, my recent post just happened to coincide with my kids starting school/more free time/having the best record. Unfortunately with all the free time on my hands know, I plan on writing a lot- some at the Boston Braves expense. We do agree on one thing Dave, Manny does suck. Thanks as always for writing, it’s always good stuff.

  3. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Dave Mc

    13 pitcher starts this week? Is that even possible? Good lord.

  4. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    By the way team yankeehater, i feel i should reel you back in a bit as it seems you have overhyped your teams position. You do not have the best record, you are in a 4 way tie for the best record.

  5. Dave Says:

    4 teams have the same record. Only one team has the most points in the league. The power rankings state in pretty clear, Yankeehaters #1.

  6. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Perhaps you are number 1 right now, but im willing to bet you wont end up there.

  7. Dave Says:

    Is this Dave Mclaughlin? It sure sounds like him…I know the competition is fierce, I just like to get the blood boiling and the comments flowing. I’m not used to being in first place, I finally got out of the cellar and am starting to enjoy the penthouse.

  8. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    What fun is fantasy baseball without some trash talking? Just upping the ante a bit thats all.

  9. Dave Says:

    Just wait for football to start. Two sports to simultaneously trash talk. Twice the fun. Go Pats

  10. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I cant wait, counting down the days. September 5th!

  11. Boston Braves " Foulline Fantasy Baseball Champion" Says:

    I will definately not be involved with football, best of luck to you guys on that. Dave I have looked forward to postings all year but It just wasnt there. I’m totally surprised you havent spent more time commenting on DWD that is disappointing. Although I will say he has not put the same effort into his tem as he did last year. I would like to also comment on the Dans RTC and Teks nicely done both of you this year.. Yankeehaters still are going to lose and you can have your Chocolate Cake too.. My prediction is Mannys option year will not be picked up by LA … BBB we are still older and wiser..

  12. Dave Says:

    It’s nice to know that I was missed..lol. It was a busy summer with the kids with no time to write. As for the DWD’s of course he was a major disappointment this season. Especially after his epic run in 2008. I didn’t want to dog him too hard, in hopes that he’ll return to form next year.I figured that he met a girl and was head over heels for her, since he hasn’t been around. Plus, it must be hard to get beat every week. If my team was lousy I might not be as enthusiastic to play fantasy baseball.
    Not that I’ll ever know what that feels like.

  13. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:


    Your posts were missed, seeing the review and trash talking and such is like half the fun.

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