Morning,It's about 8:30 am EST, and I am immediately regretting that last jager bomb I took at 2 this am!!! Will I ever learn, probably not and that's OK..... hangovers eventually subside.....right??
Be right back......
I'm back........ had to discuss a pending trade with the porcelain pool.
Since we are talking "trades" here, I have some thoughts/issues concerning my league and its traderestrictions. There are NO restrictions... and here lies the problem.....well we do have a trade deadline...but I digress. I am somewhat a "noob" in this whole Fantasy Sports Management (2nd year..FYI: won theleague championship last year 08), but I'd like to think that with a little common sense and homeworkone should have a good chance at doing well as a Fantasy "G.M." That being said....... if the league youare in lacks in the area of "common sense"; winning/or at least doing well can be about as easy as turning downthat last jager bomb from the attractive(and drunk) female who assumes you will be making breakfast for ina few hours.
A little history:I got my first taste(sour) of the "one sided" trade last year, occurring in the middle of July, 2008.It involved a 3 for 3 between two teams in my league (8 team league)J. Cantu - J. Jurrjens - Carlos Gomez FOR A. Petite - Shane Victorino - ALBERT PUJOLSI remember thinking.... Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat
!!Any self respecting G.M. would call this a laughable offense, rejecting this poor excuse for a trade fasterthan you can say "boom goes the dynamite"However, this was not the case....... the trade was accepted......... and I cried foul for exactly 64 sec withouttaking a breathe.
The team who gave PUJOLS away(call him "Team Rainman") for basically "middle of the draft" players, was in his
first yr. as a G.M. Also, the team who received Christmas in July(we will call him "Team Rape") is a co-commisioner of my league and thetwo are best buddies. "Rainman" is a fitting name for this team. Common sense he scores a "0/10"-- Baseball Knowledge he scores a .5/10--the ability to count how many toothpicks are in a mason jar he scores a 10/10. Congratulations!!Basically, he was bent over the proverbial chair and was given a good rogering.
My next reaction should have been to calmly reach for my mouse......move it over to the spot where it says "veto trade"....... and depressed my pointer finger until I heard it click. Not the case.......because that is not an OPTION in my league.
................. um............... got to go and hopefully finish my talk with "porcy" (I named him... WOW I must seek therapy)so................ I will continue this at a later time................... so..................... until then
Posted on: June 3, 2009 9:49 am