What do Team USA & I have in common?
All we do is win.
The US has their first WBC title
I am in possession of my Fantasy league’s schmexy trophy jacket. 🙂
I’m planning a parade…
I did actually win this jacket &
That’s the point.
Interestingly enough, the league-mate who has been coming for my jacket the hardest (by way of talk) is the Newbie–
A Cards fan, who drafted Yadi.
All I can say is-
The Cards‘ home opener is tomorrow &
They are playing the Cubs &
I have Bryant & Rizzo &
We are going to hit him where it hurts. ❤
What hurts the most
Was being so close
& Watching Thor go away-
What could have been
& That not sleeping on him
Is what I was tryin’ to do 😥
I prepped for days, even made a binder w/ Syndergaard’s New Yorker cover on it…
…Losing my NUMBER ONE BASEBALL VALENTINE was definitely the worst part of the draft for me… To make matters worse, my week 1 matchup is against the Palmballers…
That makes for a Terrible, Horrible, Noah Good Opening Day for the ‘Staches. 😥
But that’s the draft-
We all come thinking we have everything to gain…
One person’s gain is everyone else’s pain
One person’s pain is everyone else’s gain…
As you can see,
We all packed a lot of both into one small karaoke studio in Little Tokyo.
But in the end-
IT DOESN’T EVEN MATTER…
The reality is, we are a shallow league. We all have amazing teams.
I slept on Syndergaard, but I still got 4 of my ‘Top 10′ (Archer, Marte, Bryant, & Machado.) Plus, I picked up Stroman… & got to watch him become WBC MVP after going 6 hitless for Team USA in the final game.
(I’m so glad I got to share that moment with Commissioner Crabtree & his ‘wave’ of solid pitching. 😉 )
Yes– The WAVE is back… The one chick in the league still digs the long ball (you can take the grl outta Camden…) The Palmballers had another quietly strong draft complete w/ some well-timed steals…
SOMEONE had to panic & pick an Athletic no one’s ever heard of & so Ryon Healy became a South Bay Baller in round 22. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Of course- I’ve saved the worst & best for last…
Along with taking Yadi, our Resident Rookie (replacing LameFace McGillicuddy) also took J.D. Martinez, David Price, Ian Desmond, & Carlos Carrasco, ALL of whom are dealing w/ injuries-
That’s the worst.
The best draft, I have to admit, went to the league Selfie King (a man w/ a fashion scarf is someone to fear.)
Commitment clearly isn’t a problem here… &, while I flirted w/ stocking up on base stealers & quality RPs, K-Town actually scored.
So, let the ‘fuck-withery‘ begin!
B/c, in baseball,
That is the real reason why my league & the WBC have meant so much to me.
I know winning isn’t winning without every other player-
That’s why I’m as proud of being our league’s Lady Champ as I am of all of our beloved MLB players who played their hearts out for their countries of origin in the WBC.
I particularly love what Manny had to say about playing for the Dominican Republic (& what his Abuelo had to say about the importance of the bunt.)
A Team Baller,
Your Grl On Base